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The Secret to Making Money with Your Music


This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Empowered Artist Movement

Here’s another video from our friend Bob Baker. In terms of the “why” of doing music, Tom always says it’s the Music, Message, Me, and Money. In this video, Bob describes his version of they “why” — and why it’s important to recognize those reasons when you start asking people to pay for the privilege […]

How to Find Your Voice and Signature Style as an Artist


This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Empowered Artist Movement

Empowered? Bob Baker is tired of creative people being treated as 2nd-class citizens (even by themselves), when the truth is, “we are the ones who create the culture, innovation, & new ideas humanity needs now more than ever.” We agree… and Bob has given us permission to share some of his encouraging & helpful videos… […]

Songwriter’s Block: What Do Berklee & James Linderman Say?


Not long ago, we received an email from a songwriter in response to the question of getting over “songwriter’s block.” But not just any songwriter… this particular songwriter is James Linderman, who lives and works at theharmonyhouse, a music lesson, songwriting and recording pre-production facility in Newmarket, Ontario. He teaches guitar, piano and theory as […]

Does Style Matter? — Special Offer from paNASH Style

Lori Bumgarner of paNASH Style

Does it matter what you look like on the stage? I’m guessing most of you agree with me that it does! If you are anything like me, you care what you wear when you’re standing in front of any audience, big or small. After all, Tom says 55% of communication is visual — so your […]

Building Depth & Building a Career: Keith Andrew Grim

Keith Andrew Grim

Keith Andrew Grim, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter from Dallastown, Pennsylvania, has been making a strong & steady growth in his concerts and his career. For the last 24 years, Keith has played at churches and community events, giving his audiences a mix of acoustic guitar & vocals influenced by folk/pop, classic rock, country, and classical […]

Spotlight on Anna Morgan Michel: Heart Full of Songs!

Anna Morgan Michel

Anna Morgan Michel is a girl with a guitar, a powerful voice, and a heart full of songs! She started singing at age two, by age six was writing her own songs, and now just 13 years old, Anna Morgan has already built a reputation as a singer and songwriter with a versatile style that […]

Seth Glier: Doing “The Next Right Thing”

Seth Glier

When singer/songwriter/pianist/guitarist/Grammy® nominee Seth Glier steps up to the mic, he wants his audience to do more than hear songs… he wants to help them experience a life change. For Seth, seeking to do “The Next Right Thing” has more to do with a way of life than a mere album or song title. Seth […]

Make a Connection, Share Your Life: Rev K in the Spotlight

Rev K

Rev K, singer/songwriter from Wetaskiwin Alberta, plays a mixture of folk, country, and blues. A solo act, he plays guitars, harmonica, and sings with a style of his own. His love is to share his music with others. But in sharing his music, he’s actually sharing pieces of his own life. In his own words, […]

Time to Shine: Dawn King Inspires

Dawn King

When it comes right down to it, Dawn King‘s life is a love story. Her tale is one filled with a love for life, a love for family and friends, and a type of love that is sadly missing in many people’s lives: self-love. But one of the most meaningful aspects of this love story […]

Sydney Mae: From Bootcamp to Talent Show Winner

Amy Wolter with artist Sydney Mae

A big congratulations to 12- year-old singer/songwriter Sydney Mae from Alberta Canada, winner of the Ponoka Stampede 2013 Talent Show! With 12 artists vying for top position, Sydney knew she needed to bring her best to the stage. Musically she had a great song (“Mama’s Broken Heart”), an incredible voice that belies her age (Sydney […]