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8 Smart Marketing Steps You Can Take at Live Shows (in 5 Minutes or Less)

Marketing Strategy

This is an excerpt from Bob Baker’s new book, The Five-Minute Music Marketer: 151 Easy Music Promotion Activities That Take 5 Minutes or Less. As much as I love the Internet and all the potential it holds to connect with fans, nothing beats a live show. When it comes to making lasting connections with fans, […]

What Does Tom Jackson Know and Why Do I Need His Help?

Tom Jackson teaching at CMW

I got an email from a friend the other day. She sent me a link to an online review of country star Sam Hunt’s live show. She said, “I kept thinking ‘he needs to meet Tom’ the whole time I was reading this article!” At the risk of sounding arrogant, my friend knows that what I […]

Stage Presents: Loving Your Audience


When Valentine’s Day, or birthdays, or Mother’s Day roll around, you remind yourself how important certain people are to you. You want to express your feelings through a gift or a card. Or maybe you call that person. Or even better, you get with them and hold their hand or hug them. But at the […]

The Grammys: Taking us to Church, to Hell, & to School

Dude we rock!

The craziness, the cool, and the cringe that is known as The Grammy Awards, was all of that Sunday night. A mix of new and old school, rookies and veterans on that enormous and nerve-wracking stage, shouting everything from, ‘Here I am…like my first hit?’ to ‘Don’t forget me – I made some great music […]

How to Play Like a Team


If you watched last Sunday’s Super Bowl, you may be a football fan, a Katy Perry fan, or a “particularly-expensive-commercial” fan. I’m a football fan. My team didn’t get to the championships this year — (it’ll happen again soon, Chargers!) — but I still enjoy a good game, no matter who is playing. This football […]

Romantic Punk and More: Spotlight on France de Griessen

France de Griessen

Singer-songwriter France de Griessen is a multidisciplinary artist. Her most recent album, Saint Sebastien, intricately combines indie-rock, romantic punk, blues and folk. Toronto’s Bruce LaBruce (filmmaker, writer, photographer) calls it “a lyrical, mellifluous album full of songs of joy and sadness.” Her life experiences and influences have created one of the most unique artist friends […]

Tips on FInding Moments

Band Perry rehearsal

“So, how do we target in on which parts of our songs should be made into moments?” It’s a question most everybody asks as they get into the process we teach. A lot of artists simply take the recorded versions of their songs and then (at the most) start trying figure out where and when […]

Changed Lives: Spotlight on Zach & Rodney

Zach and Rodney

Red Hen Records artists Zach & Rodney have had the most impactful year of their history — two back-to-back Dove award nominations, working with award winning writers, and even having a major country singer featured on their latest album. And just this week, the band found out they’ve been nominated for Breakthrough Artist by Absolutely […]

Martin Luther King Jr., Justice, and You

Injustice anywhere

“That’s not fair,” I said to my mom. “He got more than I did.” How many times have you said it… heard it… thought it? The truth is, you were probably right. It wasn’t fair. But in this world we live in, many things are not fair. Rather than worrying about the smaller portion of […]

Free Download: Income Strategies that Work!


Everyone who comments on this blog gets the FREE ebook, Income Strategies that Work! It’s pretty simple… just 2 things need to be included in your comment. But more about that in a minute. This is the first time I’m writing an article here at Onstage Success. That’s because I just started working for the […]