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"I Don’t Blog," Well Why Not?

In Best Practices, Internet, Music Business, nashville, Ponder this, You HAVE to on March 23, 2012 at 6:00 am

blogBeing new to blogs and blogging I am still learning about all the “ins and outs”. I regularly get into discussions with friends about blogs and you would be surprised at how many people say, “I don’t blog.” They go on to tell me they don’t understand it, don’t know how, and that it scares them.

Not really sure where the fear comes from.  But usually when something is new to a person, the lack of knowledge about the topic tends to leave their conclusions based on hearsay and incorrect information.  Blogs, in their most primitive forms have been around since 1979.  That might seem impossible since the internet was only at its beginnings and wasn’t widely accessible then, but I am getting ahead of myself.  Lets talk about what a blog is. Read the rest of this entry »

Tin Pan South 2011

In creativity, Industry News, Know This, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Business, nashville, NSAI, People that Rock, Performance, Recommended Music Venue, Songwriting, Tin Pan South, Try this, You HAVE to on March 9, 2011 at 5:59 am

Tin Pan South 2011

The mayor of Nashville, Mayor Karl Dean, was one of the first to officially welcome the Tin Pan South Songwriter’s Festival at the preview party on Tuesday, March 8 at the Rutledge (one of the 9 venues to host the festivities this year.) Read the rest of this entry »

Empathy Is The Secret To Networking (ENCORE posting)

In Best Practices, Mission Statement, Music Advocate, Music Business, nashville, Networking, Try this, You HAVE to on July 8, 2010 at 11:06 pm

What would life be like in these shoes?

An interviewer was once giving a lecture on the art of the the Q&A. He shared question strategies, tips and techniques he had carefully collected over the years. The overarching advice he offered to the intently listening crowd was empathy. That’s it – that’s all it takes to be a good interviewer. Interviewers are there to be the brush that asks the questions resulting in a beautiful self-portrait. The moment you take off your shoes and try theirs on for size, you will know what questions to ask that will take the discussion straight to the heart of the matter. Read the rest of this entry »

Even If It Breaks Your Heart

In Hear this, Lyrics, Music, People that Rock, Songwriting, You HAVE to on May 6, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Fear of the unknown, roadblocks, failure, heartbreak or self-doubt… any of those keep you in bondage?  Do you have a passion for something but you seem to be paralyzed more often than you enjoy the sweet aroma of victory and success?  Everyone struggles with this to varying degrees.  Submitting to the struggle leaves your dreams and passions in the dust of yesterday to be haunted by the possibility of tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »

Benefits of Connecting Online

In Best Practices, Hear this, Internet, Music, Music Business, nashville, Networking, Trends, You HAVE to on April 16, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Everyone likes to share

Internet interaction on social media sites like facebook, twitter, and youtube have strong direct marketing roots.  True fans of artists or products become unofficial brand advocates for the people and companies they ascribe to.  The heartbeat of online social media is the need to share (market) an idea, belief, link, song, video, movie, hobby, etc. Read the rest of this entry »

Tin Pan South Tips (pt.2)

In Best Practices, Industry News, Know This, Lyrics, Music, Music Business, nashville, Networking, NSAI, Songwriting, Tin Pan South, You HAVE to on March 26, 2010 at 6:00 am

Have a plan.

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For those of you who have a handle on what Tin Pan South is, we can now discuss how to make the most of your time. Here are a few helpful ideas, reminders, and highlights to consider when mapping out your music listening schedule for next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Tin Pan South TIPS (pt.1)

In Best Practices, Industry News, Know This, Live Music Venue, Music, Music Business, nashville, Networking, NSAI, Songwriting, Tin Pan South, You HAVE to on March 25, 2010 at 10:11 am

Guard your time.

For those of you who have a handle on what Tin Pan South is, we can now discuss how to make the most of your time.  Here are a few helpful ideas, reminders, and highlights to consider when mapping out your music listening schedule for next week.

1. Visit the Tin Pan South website. NSAI does a fantastic job of preparing the songwriter fans and tunesmith hopefuls with their online resources.  The Tin Pan South website has lists of performers, venues, schedules, and highlights.   They have even collected area resources, hotels, and travel tips.  You can also get updates and news on facebook, twitter and myspace. Read the rest of this entry »

Tin Pan What??

In Best Practices, expression, Industry News, Live Music Venue, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Business, nashville, Networking, NSAI, Perspective, Singing, Songwriting, Tin Pan South, Try this, You HAVE to on March 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm

No, Paula Dean is not making her way to Nashville right now for the Annual Southern Baker’s Convention.  March 30 – April 3 is not the time of year professional bums converge on Music City to learn how to “shake the pan” and earn a better living on the streets.  Then the question still remains – tin pan what?

TIN PAN SOUTH, the 18th Annual actually, is organized by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).  According to the Tennessean, Read the rest of this entry »

Curiosity Might Have Killed the Cat, But It Makes a Musician (pt. 2)

In Art, creativity, Curiosity, expression, Life Around Me, Lyrics, mind, Music, Musician, Perspective, Ponder this, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on March 19, 2010 at 6:00 am

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Curiosity leads to problem solving. This need to find, understand, and define life is the main motivation of many scientists. In its development as wonder or admiration, it is generally curiosity that makes a human being want to become an expert in a field of knowledge.   Dr. Ben Dean of the University of Pennsylvania says this, “Curiosity is associated with intelligence and problem-solving ability.  Read the rest of this entry »

Curiosity Might Have Killed the Cat, But It Makes a Musician

In Art, creativity, Curiosity, expression, Life Around Me, Lyrics, mind, Music, Musician, Perspective, Ponder this, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on March 18, 2010 at 10:49 am

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existing.  One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.  It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day.  Never lose a holy curiosity,” Albert Einstein.  This “holy curiosity” might have killed the cat, but it is the very fiber of creative musicians.  Read the rest of this entry »

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