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Archives for November 2010

Tom Jackson, I Hate You!

“Tom Jackson, I hate you!” Here we go again! My heart drops every time I read an email or comment about what an idiot I am. (Someday I’ll share some of the comments I’ve gotten over the years about what I do!) It can be pretty negative stuff once in a while. So when I […]

Exactly the Same, But Totally Different

They couldn’t have been more different…but they couldn’t have been more alike! A bad show is a bad show. I was watching TV late last night, flipping through the channels. On NPT was a “hip” artist, real earthy, singer/songwriter, doing a live performance. Then I flipped over to GAC and watched a country star’s live […]

Wanna-Be or Wanna-Do?

I’ve been working a lot this past year with young artists – many through the artist development firm, Porter Consulting Group (PCG) here in Nashville.  A lot of these young artists are just getting started in their careers. In some cases they have only performed a song or two at a special event somewhere. Bernard […]

Gloriana Goes Gold With “Wild at Heart”

So glad to hear that our friends Gloriana have just reached gold with their debut single “Wild at Heart” – congratulations! Written by Kay Bentley, Peter Kear and Matt Serletic, “Wild at Heart” was the best selling single from a new country act in 2009 and is off the band’s self-titled debut album which was […]

New Resource for Christian Indie Artists

Congratulations on the launch of the new CCM Indie website! A subsidiary of CCM Magazine and Salem Publishing, CCM Indie is designed to be a one stop resource for independent Christian artists and the creative community that supports them. CCM Indie offers information and contacts on everything from performance skills to business smarts and marketing […]

New Music Seminar Limited Time Savings

As my friend Tom Silverman, executive director of the New Music Seminar says: Honey, they shrunk the record business…Tom just emailed me with some good news and some bad news. Tom JacksonTom is uniquely talented and skilled at transforming an artist’s live show into a magical experience for the audience; helping artists at every level […]

How Do I ‘Giraffe’ the Graph?

We hear it all the time. You’re playing a 2-hour club gig at Roger’s Rock Club. And you’ve seen Turn It Up to 11 (All Roads Lead to the Stage DVD #2) that explains how to put together your show based on a 45-minute set…what do you do now? Amy WolterAs a trained Live Music […]

Be the 5-Star Artist!

One of the “7 Deadly Sins of an Artist” I talk about is “being good.” Doesn’t sound like a bad thing, does it? But trust me, being good…is bad! There are a lot of artists out there that are good. Often, they don’t know they need help – they know they’re good. And when I […]

downhere, Salte, Junkyard Poets Win GMA Awards

Congratulations to some great friends and artists for the awards they received at the GMA Canada 32nd Annual Covenant Awards last week! Canadian band downhere won Group Of The Year, as well as Seasonal Song of the Year, and Seasonal Album of the Year. Rock band Junkyard Poets came away from the event as New […]

The Ah-Hah Moment of Proof

Sometimes you know something is true; but having it proven to be true is encouraging. I just had one of those encouraging, “ah-hah” proofs! And it came from two weeks of craziness. Here’s what two weeks of running around North America looks like: Tom JacksonTom is uniquely talented and skilled at transforming an artist’s live […]