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Archives for October 2010

It Changed My Life

My time at the New Music Seminar in New York City was interesting to say the least! There was some tension onstage between me and Kelly Cutrone (fashion publicist and founder of People’s Revolution). Most of her talk was about publicity, promotion, publicity, and promotion. Then she talked about her book (“If You Have to […]

Sensitive Thick Skin

How thick is your skin? As a performer, sometimes it needs to be pretty thick. We just finished two of our Nashville events: an Intensive workshop (6 artists maximum, entirely hands-on), and our Bootcamp (60-80 artists, lots of teaching from me and other experts, watching some hands-on examples, and more). At the end of each […]

Change Your Mindset; Rearrange Your Priorities!

A band I’ve worked with gave me a call a couple weeks ago to ask for help. They didn’t have a lot of time or a lot of money, so hiring me again for a day or even a half-day wasn’t going to work. But they had a pretty big upcoming show, and they knew […]

The Feeling of Being Misunderstood

Sometimes I feel like I live in a rehearsal studio. There are two main Nashville venues where I work regularly. One is Soundcheck. The other is S.I.R., which has studios in LA, New York, Nashville…everywhere. They rent gear for tours, and they rent out rehearsal spaces for people to get ready for those tours. I […]