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  • Unique ideas to add to the show

    Singers - This is a little out there, but I had a musician on the cruise ship telling me about a band in Hawaii whose singer has a cheap Trac Phone that he uses when he performs so his audience can te...
  • Pay to Play?

    Singers - let's hope that pay-to-play policies stop, but it seems it has reached a "Super Bowl" level. Read this article. The NFL has, apparently, decided that business as usual wasn't good enough w...
  • The right lyrics

    Singers - Are you singing the right lyrics to songs? Having played behind hundreds of singers, I often hear incorrect lyrics so make sure you get it right. And don't plan on getting correct lyrics on ...
  • Contact information

    Singers, bands and songwriters - here's a quick and easy one today. Make sure your contact information is on every piece of promotional material you have. Songwriters, in addition to contact info, mak...
  • Like it or not....

    Singers - like it or not, to be successful you have to be a salesman. Today, let's discuss booking yourself - and in the early stages of your career you are usually the booking agent or sales person. ...
  • Three hours before you sing...

    Singers - Three hours before you sing here are a few things you should do - try this and see if it impacts your performance: 1. Avoid food and drinks containing caffeine - they dehydrate your vocal c...
  • Creating value in the market

    Singers - If you follow my posts, you have heard me talk about "creating value in the market". What does that mean? It means that you are worth X amount of dollars to a talent buyer. How do you do tha...
  • "What can I do to be more successful?"

    Singers - People ask me all the time -"What can I do to be more successful?" Here are some tips for doing the business of music: 1. When you wake up have something interesting to say on social media....
  • The business required by your career?

    Singers - Do you hate the thought of having to do the business required by your career? You know - booking, publicity, contracts, travel arrangements, taxes, etc. Well, I can tell you that these thing...
  • Keep doing it your way

    Singers and musicians - Whether you sing and play for fun or whether you work your butt off everyday to be as good as you can be, don't be discouraged and don't let others discourage you. And...keep d...