Fledgling artist and fresh Republic signing Tassia is flanked by writer/producers Lauren Christy (r) and Heidi Rojas. In addition to working closely with Tassia to craft her material and recordings, Christy and Rojas have been instrumental in teaching her about the music industry. Just this week, for example, the promising young talent has learned about contract provisions, performance royalties and how to turn your head away discreetly while a HITS editor is eating in order to avoid being scarred for life by the sight.