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Archives for April 2013

Making It a Great Experience: My Job and Yours!

I’ve got some exciting news… but first I want you to do this: Imagine yourself walking into an event; you don’t know where you are assigned to sit, you are way under dressed, the smell of rotting garbage lingers in the air, there is background music playing while the band is doing sound check (and […]

The Divorcees Music Makeover Part 2 of 4 Video

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series The Divorcees Music Makeover

Don’t let your song take over your authority onstage! The audience came to see you, and they expect you to be in charge. In this recorded rehearsal/makeover with The Divorcees, you’ll see many of Tom’s concepts put into action to make subtle, yet massive, changes to the way the song connects with their audience. You’ll […]

Conversation with 3 Facebook Winners: Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Conversation with 3 Facebook Winners

A few weeks ago we had a Facebook contest for a free 1-hour conference call with me… a chance to say anything, ask anything you wanted! Now, I’m not sure the prize of talking to me is all that great. But I was glad to pick 3 winners and have a conversation with them. We […]

You Need to Play by the Rules

One of my favorite pastimes is playing board games with my wife and neighbors. A glass of wine and some fun competition makes a relaxing, leisurely evening for me! But those games wouldn’t be much fun if we didn’t play by the rules. It’s playing within the rules that challenges us to compete for the […]

The Divorcees Music Makeover Part 1 of 4 Video

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series The Divorcees Music Makeover

Take a great band with great songs and turn their live show into something great as well – that’s Tom Jackson’s job. But in this case, he wants the audience (that’s YOU!) to get even more out of the rehearsal than the band. In this video segment, hear the basics Tom teaches: why audiences come […]

The Spotlight’s on Merry Ellen Kirk: More Than a Songwriter

A young explorer at heart, Merry Ellen Kirk challenges the stigma of the formulaic love song, daring her audience to consider the world in a new light. More than a songwriter, transcending the gift of a poet, and using her exquisitely enchanting voice, her lyrics and melodies stretch hearts and imaginations to the point of […]

Tom Jackson in Australia on 3 Wise Monkeys Tour

See, Hear, and Speak No Evil: a 3-day masterclass program featuring international music industry gurus Tom Jackson (live performance), Ralph Murphy (songwriting), and Ariel Hyatt (promotion). Participants develop their craft through direct access to these music industry experts in a traveling workshop program. Attend all 3 sessions over 3 days for $120, or pay $50 […]

Sari & Daniel Flage Song & Critique Review Video

Shows like The Voice, The X Factor, American Idol, and others have it right when the judges emphasize the song choice… comments like “this one is wrong for your voice” or “this just isn’t your style” are heard over and over again. So this brother and sister duo at a Tom Jackson Bootcamp learn a […]

Videotape Your Performance: A Common Answer

“Videotape your performance.” A very common answer that isn’t necessarily the best advice. So what’s the question? I’ve been on music industry panels many times, in the US and Canada, at conferences and colleges, with well-known major players and the not so well-known. Invariably, the question arises from one of the artists in the audience, […]

Tom Jackson Teams Up with Kids Alive to Make a Difference

Tom Jackson has a passion for helping kids in need – so does Kids Alive International. So it only makes sense that the two would work together to find artists willing to join them in speaking out on behalf of children around the world! At Tom Jackson Productions, we put artists and organizations together to […]