Month: March 2017

What’s In Your Wallet? – Ideas? Inspiration?

Samuel L. Jackson is one of my favorite actors and when he delivers the line, “What’s in YOUR wallet?” it makes me smile. I’m not sure if it’s the look in his eye or the sound of his voice in the Capital One advertisements but it certainly gets my attention.  And it reminds me of journaling.  Say what?!?  Yeah, you know – ideas and inspiration. Okay, maybe it just reminds me of this. Here’s the idea. Every songwriter I know has notes and random ideas scribbled on napkins, scraps of paper or receipts stuffed in their wallet or purse....

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Song Plugging | Asking the Right Questions

Huh? What? These are not really the questions to which I’m referring. I’m talking about asking the right questions at the right time. Asking the right questions will get you where you want to go (kind of like asking directions, right guys?). It’s even biblical.  Check out Luke 11:9-10. Or this. Really? In my experience as a music publisher and song plugger, I have learned that being GOOD requires knowing the kind of songs artists are seeking and when. It is my job to gather the necessary information and make it part of my plan.  Bottom line: if you...

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Chris Keaton

Chris is a Nashville-based entertainment industry executive, award winning music publisher, artist management consultant and a 2016 Inductee in the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.