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Archives for January 2015

Changed Lives: Spotlight on Zach & Rodney

Red Hen Records artists Zach & Rodney have had the most impactful year of their history — two back-to-back Dove award nominations, working with award winning writers, and even having a major country singer featured on their latest album. And just this week, the band found out they’ve been nominated for Breakthrough Artist by Absolutely […]

How to Make a Song Better, with a Good Story

Watching Clay Mills co-write a song with some of our Bootcampers last September in front of an audience was fascinating. It made me think how great it would be if every audience member you have could witness this process — see the original ideas thrown around between writers… writing and re-writing lines… hear that melody […]

Songwriting with Clay Mills Part 4 of 4 Video

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Songwriting with Clay Mills

Here’s the final installment on this great workshop session from hit songwriter Clay Mills! A little recap on the teaching — 3 Key Elements of a Great Song include 1) having a conversation, 2) keeping it real, and 3) living on the edge. And watching this live co-write session will hopefully have you anxious to […]

Martin Luther King Jr., Justice, and You

“That’s not fair,” I said to my mom. “He got more than I did.” How many times have you said it… heard it… thought it? The truth is, you were probably right. It wasn’t fair. But in this world we live in, many things are not fair. Rather than worrying about the smaller portion of […]

Free Download: Income Strategies that Work!

Everyone who comments on this blog gets the FREE ebook, Income Strategies that Work! It’s pretty simple… just 2 things need to be included in your comment. But more about that in a minute. This is the first time I’m writing an article here at Onstage Success. That’s because I just started working for the […]

Songwriting with Clay Mills Part 3 of 4 Video

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Songwriting with Clay Mills

It’s been said that the reason for the 1st sentence in copywriting is to get the reader to read the 2nd sentence. And the reason for the 2nd, is to get them to read the 3rd. The reason for the 3rd is to get them to read the 4th, and so on… We know you’re […]

What Will Happen to You When Big Exposure Comes

A friend of ours, Leanne Regalla, recently wrote a great blog on overnight success. Her “7 Lessons from the Craig Wayne Boyd School of Overnight Creative Success” is right on the money. Which of these 2 things would happen to you if you were suddenly to have that “big opportunity”? What the public perceives as […]

Songwriting with Clay Mills Part 2 of 4 Video

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Songwriting with Clay Mills

Why do you write songs? For the joy it brings? To tell the world something you’re thinking or feeling? To make sense of things? In part 2 of Clay Mills’ workshop session, he reminds us that writing songs can’t just be about telling people how you feel. (Not if you want to be successful at […]

What are You Doing to Build Momentum?

In this new year, we want to help you build momentum in your career. So much of an artist’s career comes back to what you do onstage. Want more bookings? Have a great show. Want to make a bigger impact on your audience with your message? Have a great show. Want a record company or […]

Songwriting with Clay Mills Part 1 of 4 Video

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Songwriting with Clay Mills

Collaborative songwriting may seem completely foreign to you. Perhaps you’ve always written your own songs, treasuring them like children — so doing a co-write feels like co-dating or co-marriage! Or maybe you’ve been wondering how it would work. Just what does a co-writing session look like? This fall at our Tom Jackson Bootcamp, hit songwriter […]