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December 16, 2020

When I first got home from Nashville, I was overwhelmed by my to-do list: copyrights, CCLI, ASCAP, DistroKid, Spotify, YouTube, and on and on it goes.

Enter Jennie. I hired her to be my publicist to walk me through all these confusing steps. She has worked with Randy Travis in the past and now she is representing little old me. How did this happen?

Jennie emailed me yesterday that a podcast was “greatly moved” by my story. I don’t even know what a podcast is, but I have a feeling I’m going to find out.

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.