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Is It Worth the Investment?

Today’s the day of the month that I usually do my monthly paperwork where I record all my income and expenses from the previous month. My business expenses are very different from the business expenses of my clients’. Below is just a snapshot of what a recording artist’s expenses include for just one album project. But there is one item on this list that, once the money is invested into it, it typically carries over into all future projects and other areas
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Red Meat Does Clash With Red Carpet, Just So You Know

“You can’t wait until that morning [of the awards show] to decide what you’re going to wear. You should put it on. Get in front of a camera. Tape it. Look at it back. See what it looks like on camera. Have some photographs taken. In other words, don’t just put it on because those images will be there forever!” Robert Deaton, co-owner, Deaton Flanigen Productions – CMA Industry InSite, June 2010…
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Picture Perfect

Recently I was in NY to speak to several performers including musicians, songwriters, and others on the importance of image in advancing their careers. In this session I covered a variety of ways to improve their image, including determining the right look that says what they want it to say, making their written and online marketing materials stand out, presenting themselves in the media, and…
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Billboard Country Music Summit: Advice from Music Industry Leaders on Artist Imaging

A little over a year ago I attended the first-annual Billboard Country Music Summit here in Nashville, hosted by Billboard Magazine. During the event, there was much discussion about current trends and issues in the music industry such as monetization of recorded music, usage of new media, and more (my favorite title for one of the sessions was “Not Your Granddaddy’s Record Label: Will the Last…
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Uniquely Influenced

When it comes to doing interviews with the media, one of the most commonly asked questions is “Who are your musical influences?” This question is also asked in talent competitions, various auditions, and many label meetings. When I judge talent competitions or do mock media interviews with my clients, there is one thing I personally am looking for when I ask this question. I want to see how…
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