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Archives for February 2014

Olympic Stage, Your Stage – Part 6

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Olympic Stage, Your Stage

Any great team has a game plan, knows their role, and plays together well! That was evident as our neighbor to the north, Canada, won the gold in both men and women’s hockey at the Olympics. Team sports, like hockey, is a lot like being in a band – it’s not difficult for me to […]

The Roles in a Band

Every band is unique and is made up of different personalities and talents. But there are still roles within every band that must be put into practice. The end result — where each member of the band understands and develops his or her role — will mean the band connects even more with the audience. […]

Olympic Stage, Your Stage – Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Olympic Stage, Your Stage

USA Olympic athlete Erin Hamlin won a bronze medal in the luge. In an interview afterward, I saw her point out the mistakes she made as well as the things she did correctly. I could easily see what she was talking about because she was showing us the video of her run. Olympic athletes are […]

Olympic Stage, Your Stage – Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Olympic Stage, Your Stage

So far, in the #OlympicStageSeries I’ve been posting this week, we’ve looked at Preparation, Technique, and Spontaneity. I’m guessing you noticed the first 2 – it’s obvious an athlete (and a performer) needs to have prepared and mastered their technique. You may have seen the spontaneity aspect for Olympians and recognized the correlation for the […]

Olympic Stage, Your Stage – Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Olympic Stage, Your Stage

It’s amazing how many concepts you can learn about being onstage by watching the Winter Olympics in Sochi! Today’s tip comes from American Sage Kotsenburg, gold medal winner in men’s slopestyle snowboarding. He used the stage he was on to be spontaneous with what he was doing, and it paid off big time. Spontaneity: In […]

Claudia Norris Song & Critique Review Video

Most artists don’t give the audience time to hear and digest the lyric & emotion of their songs. When you’re playing live, you’ve got to take time to help your listeners connect with what you’re trying to say. In this Bootcamp video, you’ll see our Live Music Producers help a singer songwriter set up her song […]

Olympic Stage, Your Stage – Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Olympic Stage, Your Stage

You may have noticed my special posts to Facebook this week — the #OlympicStageSeries. Watching the Olympics this past week, I couldn’t help notice how many concepts these great athletes are using that we should be using, too! Olympians are on one of the biggest “stages” in the world, and paying attention to what they […]

Olympic Stage, Your Stage – Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Olympic Stage, Your Stage

Pay close attention to how the Olympics could have an impact on your own success in music. Many of the concepts that the athletes use on the Olympic stage will translate into concepts you should use for your own stage! Each day this week, I’ll highlight a lesson we can learn from the Olympians and […]

Did you hear? It’s the “Music As Your Business Summit!”

Did you hear about this yet? I am excited to be an expert in a FREE online summit, Music As Your Business Summit. This Summit will explore how you can make a living from your music, build your business & create the income you desire. I wanted you to be the first to find out […]

Be the Voice Behind the Voice

Manager Mike Smith is not only a good friend of Tom Jackson’s – he’s the guy who understands the Catch 22 of needing a manager to succeed, but also needing to succeed before you can find a good manager! With over 30 years of experience in the music industry, Mike knows the statistics about artists […]