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What is StarTag*?

Startag* is an online music platform that serves as your life DJ.  We change the way people get help with facing life's challenges by providing them the right music at the right time.   

Our music processes your situation & helps you change your mindset in a  convenient, discreet and affordable manner so you move forward.

Who will help me?

Our LifeDJs have all changed their lives through music.  You will be matched with a board certified music therapist that understands your situation, your goals and your music preferences. 

Our team includes music therapists, psychologists, life coaches, neuroscientists & musicians to find the song that sets you free.

Is this right for me?

Startag* may be right for you if you're looking to improve the quality of your life & love music. Whenever there is anything that interferes with your happiness, we may be able to help. 

Music speeds up recovery and provides consistent emotional support so you can make healthy decisions for your life. 

How do you differ from streaming?

Our music helps psychologically.  The playlists on the platforms are genre based, hit based & mood based however they are not geared towards your life.  You have  to find the right song.

We eliminate the search.

Is StarTag* a substitute for therapy?

Please note, we are not a substitute for therapy.  We know you're dealing with tough issues.  Therapy may be once a week. We're here for you before and after therapy.

We are here to give you an extra level of care.

Who is this not for?

If you are in a life threatening situation 

Call  911  for an emergency or: 

+1 (800) 273-8255: National Suicide Prevention 

+1 (800) 799-7233: National Domestic Violence 

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How much does it cost?

 The cost of our program varies.  Please contact us for further details.   

I signed up, now what?

Great!  You will receive a welcome e-mail & a link to set up an initial assessment within 24 hours.  We're looking forward to meeting you!

How do I get the music?

Our music will be delivered via email and app.  Once you tell us what service you use (Spotify etc.), we'll tailor it for your platform.

How do I communicate with my music therapist?

You can use different ways at different times as you wish, based on your needs & availability: 

  • Exchanging messages 
  • Chatting live
  • Speaking over the phone 
  • Video conferencing 

How do the live sessions work?

We'll chat over Zoom based on our schedules.  We'll discuss what's going on, progress over the last week, obstacles you're now facing, how the music is helping, review your listening habits & anything else you would like to discuss.  

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What if I don't like the music?

We set up your musical profile during the initial assessment and fine tune as we work together.  If something is not working, let us know & we'll tweak the suggestions to get you music you like.   We understand how important this is.  

Can music really help?

Yes, we use music as a tool.   Music is one of the most powerful neurobiological tools we have to change our mood, mindset, and behavior.  The trick is finding the right song that resonates for you.  

When should I listen?

We believe in active listening to have the music make a profound change in your life.  When  you are walking, taking a break, commuting to work are all great times.  Our playlists are short and action oriented so all you need is 15 minutes.

How often should I listen?

We recommend at least twice a day.  We would love for you to be familiar enough with the songs to be able to sing the chorus.  

If you find a song you love, Great.  Feel free to put it on repeat.  Make sure to tell us about them so we can find more of them for you.

How does music affect my brain?

 One of the ways music affects mood is by stimulating the formation of certain brain chemicals.  Listening to music increases the neurotransmitter dopamine.  Dopamine is the brain’s “motivation molecule” and an integral part of the pleasure-reward system.  Interestingly, you can further increase dopamine by listening to a playlist that’s being shuffled.

What type of music?

We'll hand pick songs for you based on your musical preferences.  We'll keep it to 3-4 genres.  You'll get a mix of music you already love and new songs that you'll probably love.