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Fast Food and Songwriting 

I’ve noticed a new trend lately in American fast food restaurants. Value Meals are creeping up everywhere! Maybe it’s the recession. Maybe it’s just time. I guess we got tired of super-sizing and now we’ve moved on to anything under a buck. God help us. Lately my life has been so “in the office” that …

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Professional Techniques for Singers and Songwriters 

“Audiences are so visual in their orientation that an artist’s visual connection with an audience has incredible power. Think about it. Your perception of everything around you is influenced by how it looks. So many artists are mistaken by thinking that people are only there to listen and that the music is everything. But they …

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Suiting the Record Label, Keeping the Artist’s Creativity 

Are you a suit or a poet? I’d like to think of myself as a poet when I can be, but a suit when I have to be. Deep down, I want to be a poet, or one of those starving artists so dedicated to the craft of creating material with artistic integrity that I …

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Art vs. Commerce-The Business Of Music 

Years ago, I took my first day-job, selling TVs and stereos. The town was Berkeley, CA and it was a crazy 8-hour day. I remember talking to PhDs there, with a fine assortment of pens in their pockets, drooling over televisions with that I want this so bad look. Of course, all the while they …

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Perfecting Your Live Performance — Vital for Your Singing Career 

Click play to watch this live performance video critique “Why Is Live Performance So Vital?” Everyone wants to be a singer. Everyone wants to be a star. But I’m always surprised when I find out that some of these same people have never sung in public, never been on stage, never performed with a band. …

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More Songwriting Tips and Lessons 

Lesson 6 From The 23 Critical Songwriters Mistakes E-Book This lesson expresses one of the important factors of choosing the right song. It’s not just about having a song as good as a number one hit, it’s about having a song that’s better than the number one hit. Watch the video for this critical songwriting lesson.

Do You Have a Vision for Your Singing Career? 

Think about all the magnificent and amazing things around us; the architecture of all the different buildings, the beautiful landscaping, the variety of fashion in clothes and shoes we wear, our jewelry and accessories, the furniture we sit on, cars we drive, books we read, games we play, all those delicious recipes of foods we …

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Why is Image so Important? 

Taking the time to figure out who you are as an artist, and what kind of lasting impression you want for your fans visually, is just as important as the music you create and perform.  I see many artists spending very little time on their image, which should be part of their overall “package.” If you want to …

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The Artist and the Woodpecker 

I attended college as a returning student at the age of 27. My world had little in common with the 18-20 year old kids that were there to see how much beer they could drink. I really enjoyed learning at that stage of my life. And while I have forgotten much of what I was …

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Essence of Songwriting 

The song is everything. While my A&R and staff songwriter, David Harper and I were shooting a songwriting video segment for our newly launched website, veteran songwriter Jeff Pearson stopped by right in the middle of taping. I was so excited to see my good friend after a couple of years of him leaving Nashville to …

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Step By Step Path to Professional Singer 

I am a professional singer/songwriter in Nashville TN. Like most music industry veterans, the first years of my career were spent on stage, learning to entertain a crowd. And while the music business has taken me an a very long journey, as of 2009, it’s all come full circle and right back to the stage. …

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Your Story Needed for Reality TV Show! 

I was recently in New York City pitching my reality TV show concept to an executive at a major media company. Here is the spectacular view from his 52nd floor penthouse, in downtown NYC: He is flying to Nashville this week to talk further about my show idea. We need some interesting *real* stories from …

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