Monthly Archives: September 2014

30 Years After — Part 12: Strategy, It’s All About Strategy

The beginning of 2005 was just as dismal as the last week of 2004. The Indian Ocean tsunami continued to dominate the news. Traditionally, and well it should be, when there is an historical event with global impact, the entertainment … Continue reading

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Head’s Up Nashville – A Game Changer Is Just Around The Bend

Every working class musician owes a debt of gratitude to Adam Gold and D. Patrick Rodgers for writing Club Land (Nashville Scene Sept. 18-24). They are among a small percentage of journalists who are telling the story just as it … Continue reading

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30 Years After — Part 11: No. Guarantees.

And so it went. Things in music do not always go as they should for anyone. Even with the best intentions, practices, discipline — circumstances, like boulders, tumble down the mountain you just climbed. No matter how cool the past … Continue reading

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30 Years After — Part 10: Do The Math and All The Homework Before the Test

The summer of 2003, post-Grammy was not as “solid” as I’d thought in terms of new projects. Publicists are usually one of, if not, the last professionals called onto a project. The translation here is very, very few artists plan … Continue reading

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30 Years After: Part 9 — A Huge Lesson

After the fury of the Grammy win — and of course, I mean that it the best way possible, one of the first things I left the house to do was check local music stores to see how many copies … Continue reading

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30 Years After — Part 8: Music’s Highest Honor

So the business of PR was a welcome transition into what was my sixteenth year working in music. Having done promo for big arena shows; a very-well known composer and comedy writer; as well as booking was very helpful in … Continue reading

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30 Years After: Part 7 — The Gift

30 Years After – Part 7: The Gift Life has a way of interrupting our best intentions. Sorry for the lapse in time since the last post. Life is unavoidable –ya know? Where I left off, PR was becoming the … Continue reading

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