It's Only Gonna Get Better From Here!

At Better From Here Music we believe as long as human beings keep loving, learning, living and growing, the music never stops and we want YOU to sing along!

Better From Here Music is a record label, music production studio, music publishing company and network based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Created by singer, songwriter, producer, artist Larkn (Kristen Mercado) out of her passion for songwriting and music, BFHM specializes in areas such as artist development, career guidance, artist coaching, songwriting and production. We provide resources to up-and-coming musicians and artists in a number of areas that help artists, musicians, producers and songwriters build long-lasting, meaningful careers in the music business. 

To get in touch, please contact Kristen at

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Great Music Starts With Great Songs

At Better From Here Music, we believe that great music begins with a great song, so it is a part of our mission to support songwriters. Songwriting is technically music and lyrics, but songwriters (and music fans) know that it is so much more than that. Great songs play a vital role in culture and in the lives of people, and they are also therapeutic to the artists making them. Sharing through lyrics is learning and healing. New, inspired music is refreshing so at Better From Here Music our goal is to have a far and penetrating reach. In past decades, great songs used to play a bigger role in modern society and Better From Here Music would like to cultivate resources to bring this important element of  connectivity back to people's everyday lives. For more information about songwriting or Better From Here Music services in the area of songwriting, please see the songwriters' page.



BFHM Production is Exceptional

Music production is the polish that goes on a song (or package it comes in). It requires creativity and problem-solving. Great producers have great ears. At Better From Here Music, we strive to create and support the creation of music that is the best of its kind. We consider trends, sounds, musical genres, style, creativity, art, technical principles like the frequency and stereo spectrum when striving for excellence in our services. We also have a pre-post-production philosophy when it comes to making music (read more about this in on record label tid-bits page) and believe in teaching and investing in artists and their careers.

For a quote, please email Kristen at with the details of your project. 


How to Make đź’° đź’°đź’°With Music? 

The way music is consumed and monetized has morphed drastically over the past two decades, however the way that people appreciate music is the same. Our ears, brains and biology just hasn't changed that much. While it used to be that people primarily listened to music over the radio, there are now so many avenues for musicians to be heard. There's almost no better time than right now to be a professional music creator, so get excited! If you write or make music, but meed help in getting in your ideas together or just want more information or guidance, visit the services page for a list of examples of services that might interest you or browse other website pages such as events or songwriters to learn more.  


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