Month: August 2017

Badass Bulldozers Profiles: Clint and Tate Richardson

Clint and Tate Richardson are badass bulldozers and you can quote me on that!  Let me explain. Several weeks ago I wrote a post about disruption in the entertainment industry and suggested that there are two camps: badasses (bulldozers) and buildings (the status quo). The first camp are those artists who choose to move forward and the second are those who continue to try the same tired old routes and end up with the same results (I seem to remember that being a definition of insanity.) Alyssa Jacey is definitely in the former group and so are Clint and...

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Celebrate Good Times, Come On

Breaking into the music business isn’t easy. Duh! And establishing a sustainable business model within the music business is difficult. Double Duh! But every now and then, you just have to Celebrate. Huh? Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not suggesting you forget your goals or your plan but I am suggesting that every now and then it’s wise to stop and smell the roses. Take stock of where you are and where you started. As a part of the plan I share with all of my clients, I suggest that in the process of reviewing accomplishments or benchmarks monthly...

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Ya Gotta Do What Ya Gotta Do

This article originally appeared in my FREE weekly newsletter but I wanted to share it again here. Don’t receive my newsletter? Sign up here (the blue box on the right) and get the weekly news delivered to your inbox. Do It When I was VP of Publishing for Barbara Orbison’s Still Working Music, we had the chance to pitch some songs to Rodney Crowell for his wife, Claudia Church’s new album. Barbara had me put together a package of about twenty cassette tapes of songs for consideration for the project. The package was going to be to be couriered...

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Badass Bulldozer Profiles: Alyssa Jacey

Alyssa Jacey is a badass bulldozer. Let me explain. Several weeks ago I wrote a post about disruption in the entertainment industry and suggested that there are two camps: badasses (bulldozers) and buildings. The first camp are those artists who choose to move forward and the second are those who continue to try the same tired old routes and end up with the same results (I seem to remember that being a definition of insanity.) Alyssa is definitely in the former group. Badass She is bold. Alyssa moved from sunny San Diego to freezing Nashville in January 2012 and...

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What Time Is It!?!

This article about time originally appeared in my weekly newsletter but I wanted to share it again here. Don’t receive my newsletter? Sign up here (the blue box on the right) and get the weekly news delivered to your inbox.   Hickory Time is money, time is tight, time is of the essence. Blah, blah, blah. I could go on but I just don’t have the time. This article about excuses originally appeared in my weekly newsletter but I wanted to share it again here. Don’t receive my newsletter? Sign up here (the blue box on the right) and...

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Stop Whining – Start Winning

Here’s the topic: Stop whining and start winning. Whining takes a lot of energy. So does winning. Don’t get emotional. Talk amongst yourselves.  In fact, it takes the same amount of energy whining or winning. In his newsletter, The Lefsetz Letter , Bob Lefsetz addresses this topic in a similar manner which I am going to co-opt for this post. Want Some Cheese With That Whine? Whiners think they know everything. Winners are always learning. Whiners blame everyone else for their lack of success.  Winners blame no one and focus on moving forward. Whiners are worried about what others...

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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.

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