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One of the things that makes booking gigs overwhelming to some people is that there are a LOT of variables. That means there’s a lot to learn, a lot to “handle,” and a lot of points in the process where something can potentially go wrong. That’s why, for teaching purposes, I like to use real-world.. read more →

“Um…I’m not touring. So, I don’t have anything to say.” “You want me to send one HOW often?! What on earth would I write about?!” “I’m not an artist. So, I don’t need a newsletter. Right?” Whenever I start talking to my clients or students about sending a newsletter, I typically get one of two reactions:.. read more →

Have you ever wondered why it seems that some musicians have it easy and some seem to struggle? Maybe you’ve even felt a little miffed because you’ve been working at this music thing for a while now and you don’t understand why you’re not doing better. You’ve watched others pass you by – getting better.. read more →

One of the biggest frustrations that I hear from musicians, singer-songwriters, and other musicpreneurs is that there just isn’t enough time to do everything they need to do. In fact, many of my private coaching clients tell me that they’re overwhelmed—even paralyzed—by all of the non-music tasks required to maintain a successful and profitable music.. read more →

30 Jan 2017
January 30, 2017

Creating Pivotal Moments

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I remember getting the phone call from my good friend Sally Fingerett, one of the founding members of The Four Bitchin’ Babes. It was 1999 and I was sitting at my desk looking out my front window as I talked to her. The Babes were coming to Tennessee and they needed someone to fill in.. read more →

Each year, throngs of upcoming and established artists, songwriters, producers, composers, and musicians attend music conventions and conferences all over the U.S.  These events can be an important part of your music career. They provide you with excellent networking, showcasing, and critique opportunities and they often educate you on current music industry topics and trends… read more →

Over the last few months, I’ve had several conversations with different clients that went something like this: CLIENT:  I tried contacting them [i.e. a publisher / venue / manager / music supervisor / other industry VIP], and I NEVER heard back from them! Not ONE word! ME:  How did you contact them? CLIENT:  I emailed.. read more →

In the last few weeks, I’ve spoken to some frustrated musicians. Each one is a singer/songwriter who is very talented. They’ve released CDs, played at prestigious festivals, received awards – and yet? They’re still having trouble getting gigs. What gives?! I mean, at some point it’s supposed to get easier, right? Well, yes. And no… read more →