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Archives for June 2012

Don’t Lose Your Cool

There is something so important to an artist’s career, I’ve dedicated an entire Section to it in Tom Jackson’s Live Music Method Book: spend your time, energy, and money on the things that will make a difference in your career. And working for the “big record deal” is not one of the big things to […]

Tom Jackson at Camp Electric on 07/23/12

Tom Jackson heads to Cedarville Ohio to work hands-on with a band this year at Camp Electric, teaching camp attendees how to break through fear onstage and build live show “moments.” Camp Electric packages the necessary tools and resources to help each individual/band in their development to attain to the highest level of musicianship. Tom […]

Borrowed Blue Music Makeover Part 2 of 5 Video

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Borrowed Blue Music Makeover

Your songs need to be rehearsed the right way: a combination of what you’re doing musically as well as visually. In this 2nd part of a Live Music Makeover, watch Tom and his associates continue to develop the band’s intro through the use of concepts such as “first word, first step,” and the correct angle […]

How I Use Tom’s Live Music Method for a Long Solo Show: Mixing It Up (Part 2)

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series How I Use Tom's Method for a Long Solo Show

In my last post, I talked about some ways I have successfully applied Tom’s Graph to long solo shows. Today I’ll continue with some ideas for variety and changing the pressure. Please add your own, let’s get a nice list started! I talked about short breaks as an important part of structuring a long show. […]

Kiss’ Gene Simmons visits Africa through ChildFund International

Gene Simmons, star of “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” and leader of the rock band KISS, recently traveled to Zambia to meet several of the more than 140 children he sponsors through ChildFund International. The visit became the premise for an episode of the TV series that airs June 25 on A&E. Plot synopsis: Gene thinks […]

Tom Jackson at Orangehaus Music Business Camp 7/20/12

Tom Jackson will again be at the Orangehaus Music Business Camp this year, bringing his expertise on the live show to attendees. Tom’s sessions will include Live Music Methods classes as well as a Live Music Makeover to show students the concepts in action. Anderson University hosts this camp every summer to help high school […]

Little Things, Big Difference

How often have we heard about most anything successful, that it’s the little things that make a difference? That cool swirly design on top of your latte, the extra mints on your hotel pillow, or that cool goodie bag you got at the seminar you attended, all add an extra appeal. When I was asked by […]

All Because I Wanted Their Picture

I remember the feeling. Too amazing for words really. Our band was invited to play in Sao Paulo, Brazil at a huge festival. The driver threaded his way from our hotel past scores of buses that lined the streets for miles leading up to and around the soccer stadium. People had come from all across […]

My Book is Finally Finished! Pre-Order Now!

After 2 years of work – planning, designing, outlining, dictating, transcribing, proofing, editing, rewriting, proofing some more, editing some more – “the Book” is finally finished! Fanfare! [audio:http://www.onstagesuccess.com/wp-content/uploads/Fanfare-Tom-Jackson-Productions.mp3] It’s off to the printer, and barring any floods, tornadoes, or earthquakes, we’ll be ready to send them out to artists and industry in the next 5 […]

Marketing Plan Tactics For Independent Musicians – Part 1 of 3: New Album Preparations

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Marketing Plan Tactics For Independent Musicians

I’m very happy to introduce Chris Hacker, who plays an integral part of team Cyber PR® by creating highly-detailed and incredibly well thought-out marketing plans for independent musicians. This first entry into his 3-part series will give you a breakdown of the 5 critical factors that go into the initial planning and preparations of effectively […]