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Archives for November 2012

How to Leave a Trail of “Breadcrumbs” in Your Songs

I’m going to share with you a technique to use in your songwriting that I’ve never seen in any songwriting book. This songwriting tip is so powerful that it can place a listener behind bars, locking them into your song until the very end. I’m going to show it to you right here in this […]

Developing Themes & Characters: Themes

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Developing Themes & Characters

I’ve said it over and over… the rehearsal hall is my world! Sometimes that means working (like I did last week) with a young artist who is just beginning to think about a music career. And sometimes it means working (like I’m doing this week) with a Grammy-nominated, Dove award-winning, #1 hit-making group that’s been around […]

Tom Jackson Featured in New Digital Magazine

Newly launched digital magazine, Music Industry Pulse, will regularly feature articles by Live Music Producer Tom Jackson and his team. You can order the monthly publication in the iTunes Store here… Music Industry Pulse will offer a wide variety of articles and interviews about the many facets of the music industry. Alexy Guerer, developer of […]

Holiday Music Marketing from Bob Baker

On our Facebook Fan Page, many of you indicated your music business slows down over the holidays… but there’s no reason your income has to slow down, too! Our friend and marketing guru, Bob Baker, has just released a great “Holiday Music Marketing” course you can get for the incredibly low price of $27 (for […]

Play for Something Real

We all need reality checks at times. That’s one of the reasons I like working with charities and non-profit organizations. It gives me perspective in life. You see, sometimes I find myself whining about my steak being overcooked, having to wait in line at airport security, or having to get up early for a morning […]

Victoria Griffith Song & Critique Review Video – Part 2 of 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Victoria Griffith Song & Critique Review

Part of rehearsal is finding the cool parts in your song and making more of them for the live audience. Even the “moments master” Tom Jackson (as he says) “makes it up as he goes!” So watch and learn how you can do this in your own rehearsals. Also, pay close attention to the trade-off […]

Victoria Griffith Song & Critique Review Video – Part 1 of 2

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Victoria Griffith Song & Critique Review

A song can be excellently written with a great message – but if you don’t take the time to work on how to present the song live, you will really only have a small part of your audience emotionally connecting with you. In this video, our Bootcamp industry panel help singer Victoria Griffith start thinking […]

What Kind of Vision do YOU Have?

It might be a record producer or a manager that calls us and asks for some help for one of their artists. Or sometimes it’s a friend who refers an artist to us for some work on their show. But the phone calls and emails typically have the same request: “the show is really good, […]

Camille N Haley Song & Critique Review Video

Sometimes it’s as simple as bringing more personality to the stage. In a duo like this group, each person has a distinct persona that the audience wants to know. And no matter how good the song, when you bring it live, there are always tweaks that can be made to the arrangement that will help […]

Want to Know What an Artist Manager Does?

You may already have met my good friend, Mike Smith. He’s been on our Bootcamp showcase industry panel numerous times! But whether you’ve met Mike or not, I recommend you get to know him better through some videos he has available on his website. Mike has been in artist management for over 30 years, working […]