Archive for April 2011

FOCUS FORWARD

Sunday, April 24, 2011: FOCUS FORWARD Have you seen runners who look behind them and over their shoulders for the other runners in the race?  Sometimes that extra time and that distraction costs them the race. One can be in the race and focus on where the other runners are OR one can be in…

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THE FIRST SONG

Sunday, April 17, 2011: THE FIRST SONG What does it take to engage your audience when you hit the stage?  What would you choose as your first song of an 18 – 24 song set list. The song titles above are the first songs from the set lists of: Manhattan Transfer, The Monkees, Queen, Leonard Cohen,…

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THE NEW MUSIC MANAGER

Sunday, April 10, 2011: THE NEW MUSIC MANAGER What do the best music managers do to help artists succeed in the new business of music.  Neil MacGonigill talked about the new music manager in Turntable Creative on Saturday. An excellent manager has to be able to recognize talent.  So many managers missed on Justin Beiber…

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CANADIAN TO THE CORPS (sic)

Sunday, April 3, 2011:  Canadian to the Corps (sic) A friend and I quietly watched from the wings of the Jubilee Auditorium stage as he and his drummer Gary Craig and violinist Jenny Scheinman sound checked through a set list.  He is a Canadian icon – singer/songwriter, brilliant guitarist and 13 time Juno Award recipient.…

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