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What Music and Football Have in Common

By the mere title of this blog, you are probably trying to figure out what the heck Scott is talking about! Well, there is a story here about an experience my son just went through that could apply to anything in life. However, because it’s my son and I’ve worked in the music business, this […]

Where Is the Contemporary Christian Market Headed?

OK. So by the mere title of my blog, I realize I might just have eliminated or turned some of you off. However, if you got this far, read on…there might just be something here for you. Ya never know! I realize this is only one segment of the folks we reach, but I do […]

So When Do You Need a Manager?

For as long as I have been in artist management, there has been that one looming question every artist asks – “when is the right time for a manager?” I cannot tell you how many phone calls, meetings and emails I’ve had with artista, and the first thing that comes out of their mouth is […]

Simon Says: Time to Leave American Idol

I have to admit, I am a “take it, or leave it” type of guy when it comes to American Idol. There are some seasons I am into it, and there are some seasons I don’t watch it until the finals! I guess you could say I have mixed emotions about the whole phenomenon. Scott […]

What’s Your Music Prediction for 2010?

So, what does 2010 hold for the Music Business? Well, if you are like me, you are probably baffled about what has happened to the Music Biz over the past few years. If we had a crystal ball to look into, it sure would make it a lot easier on all of us. However, since […]

There’s No Crying in Music

One of my favorite movies is “A League of Their Own,” starring Geena Davis and Tom Hanks. Most of you have probably seen this story of the All-American Girls Baseball League back during World War II. There’s a critical point in the movie for Geena Davis’ character when she decides she has had enough and […]

Downloading: Savior or Satan?

OK, so when I say downloading, what comes to mind? Which side of the fence are you on? For every person who reads this, there will be that many opinions. I was having a conversation with some business associates this past week about the whole downloading thing. As we talked, my comment was “it is […]

Taylor Swift, U2, Keith Urban: How Did They Get There?

Ok…so I have to admit, I don’t know personally how these particular artists got their start. However, if I were a betting man, I would say they got out there and gigged! That’s right, they went out and played their music! It is amazing to me that Scott McReynoldsPresident and co-founder of Vertical Entertainment, a […]

Getting Started: 3 Questions Every Artist Must Answer

This is the first blog I am writing for OnStage Success with the crew from Tom Jackson Productions. Tom has asked me to be a part of his artist development team, and I’m excited to start helping all of you as you travel down the career road of music. First of all, I am grateful […]