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Archives for October 2011

Your Place in This World of Music

One of life’s mysteries is figuring out our place in this world. And it’s no different in the music industry. Everywhere I travel and teach, it’s the same thing. I see glimpses of originality and talent in the artists who perform for me. But so many artists are frustrated because they haven’t found their place […]

Lauren Alicia Song & Critique Review Video

The song you choose when doing a one song showcase is absolutely critical! Watch this video and learn how difficult it is to make a rock song believable, especially when using a track, and why that is. Also, hear Tom’s thoughts about “thinking onstage.” Backstage Pass VideoBackstage Pass Videos offer a wide variety of great […]

6 Thoughts for Beginning Engineers and Musicians

A few thoughts I’ll pass on to you this week: 1. Try to narrow as much as possible what your goals are. As it’s said, “If you have no target, you’re certain to hit it.” 2. I can’t state enough that the future of recording will be mostly dominated by musician/writer engineers. Those who make […]

Rockabilly Before & After Video

“Yukon’t be serious!” That’s what my husband said when I told him I was asked to go to the Northwestern Territories of Canada recently. Funny guy. Yes, Whitehorse, Yukon to be exact – to work with a number of artists one-on-one. I had the privilege of doing a Live Music Makeover with a singer/songwriter duo, […]

Charity Vance Receives Top Performer Award

Kudos to 18-year-old singer/songwriter Charity Vance for winning a Top Performer spot at our last Tom Jackson Bootcamp! Charity’s award as Top Performer will be a demo song recording session with Grammy award winning producer Mark Heimermann (dc Talk, Michael W. Smith, Jaci Velasquez). In early 2010, this young singer became one of the Top […]

Superstars Like Keith Urban Know This

Keith Urban, in an iTunes Original interview clip, says of his live show, “I feel touched when I see people singing along with the songs and you just see the love, the want and the joy and the fact that they’re so with you in the moment.” Well, that’s easy for Keith Urban to say […]

Charity Vance Song & Critique Review Video

Watch this video to learn how your audience will decide if they like you or not. Also, see Tom Jackson show a songwriter how to “not get in the way” of the lyrics, and hear him talk about appealing to a broader audience to make fans. Backstage Pass VideoBackstage Pass Videos offer a wide variety […]

Tom Jackson in Seattle, WA on 11/12/11

Tom’s classes every year at this event are favorites of many who go! And this year, the band he uses for his Worship Music Makeover will be selected by local Seattle Christian radio listeners… contact CMS for more information. Website

Tom Jackson in Brooklyn Park MN on 11/06/11

Tom will be in Minneapolis to judge Rawkzilla’s Battle of the Bands Grand Finals. So while he’s in the area, on Sunday, November 6, he’ll be doing a 3-hour workshop and Live Music Makeover at Rawkzilla’s request! Special guests at the workshop will include Guy Mahmarian (artist managment, owner of Vision Van Gogh) and St. […]

Tom Jackson Rocks His Birthday!

A big shout out and happy birthday to Tom Jackson today! Check out the video below and watch as Tom shreds the guitar solo in fine fashion on his birthday – Rock Out, Tom! Feel free to wish Tom a happy birthday in the comments below… Website