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Archives for June 2009

James Bryan

Cheers to James Bryan for launching Sing Across the World, a global music project, in partnership with World Vision. Now in its second year, the Sing Across the World project connects Ontario high school music students with youth from World Vision projects around the world, and inspires them to create music together. This year, James […]

You’ve Got the Look (we hope)

Lots of artists defend their show, saying “It’s all about the music,” or “people just come to hear our songs.” In other words, if we’re serious about coming to their concerts, we shouldn’t care what they do or how they look. Wrong. Whether the artist likes it or not, the audience has expectations when going […]

Lori Anna Reid

Congratulations to Lori Anna Reid (singer for Daniel Lanois) on a successful concert event with her own band earlier this month! Lori Anna did a benefit concert in Toronto to help raise money for feeding the city’s homeless. When Tom Jackson visited with her by phone following the musical event, Lori Anna said she was […]

Taylor Swift Video of the Year

Kudos to Taylor Swift on winning video of the year and female video of the year for Love Story at the CMT Music Awards, and on her great closing performance at the awards show with British rock band Def Leppard! Tom JacksonTom is uniquely talented and skilled at transforming an artist’s live show into a […]


Congratulations, Gloriana! This four-member vocal group featuring brothers Tom and Mike Gossin along with Rachel Reinert and Cheyenne Kimball, were given the privilege of performing at last night’s CMT Music Awards show. But not only that, it seems they’ve learned about making fans, because they received the fan-voted Nationwide Insurance On Your Side® Award! Tom […]

Emblem Music Group

Congratulations to Emblem Music Group, led by Matt and Dean Serletic, on their new multi-year global partnership with Warner Brothers Records! Record producer/songwriter, Matt Serletic has earned numerous awards for his work with Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas, Collective Soul, and others. He has produced such landmark records as Carlos Santana’s “Smooth,” which sold more than […]

Intensive Workshop A Success

It was definitely intense, and “a good time was had by all.” It’s been a week since my Nashville Intensive Workshop, and I still can’t get over how great it was! Although she’s attended my seminars and had me work one-on-one with her before, World Artist Mary-Kathryn felt this workshop was “a huge value because […]

Taylor Swift

Congratulations to Taylor Swift on her “up close and personal” interview with Dateline and her sold-out tour! “Dateline: On Tour With Taylor Swift” aired last week, and included private home videos, behind the scenes at her rehearsals, and backstage on the opening night of her Fearless tour. This 19-year-old singing sensation sold more albums last […]

Francesca Battistelli

Continuing her string of recognition and awards, five Dove award nominee Francesca Battistelli was recently named Artist Most Likely to Break Out in 2009 by CCMMagazine.com readers in the annual Readers Choice Award. Tom Jackson and Amy Wolter, who have both worked with Francesca, send out heartfelt congratulations to this rising talent! With two chart-topping […]

Bono Has It – So Can You

Ask yourself this, how do you learn a new song? Do you just wing it? Of course not! First you learn with your head – you learn the words to the song, the melody, the chords – you just try to get it into your head. Maybe you have the music in front of you […]