Month: August 2017

More No More Excuses

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 get the weekly news delivered to your inbox. More No More Excuses Yes, I meant to say that. Building on a recent theme, excuses are just another way to say, “I really don’t accomplish my goals.” Who? Hit songwriter Marty Dodson, for one. I borrowed some of his ideas for the blog and now I’d like to share a few more. Marty says there are generally two kinds...

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Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

I tried to get it done but I just didn’t have the time.  I meant to be there but the traffic was so bad. The dog ate my homework. The sun was in my eyes.  I had a rock in my shoe. Excuses. We’ve all heard them and, if we’re honest, we’ve all used them. What’s Your Excuse? I don’t know why the other people get all the breaks. What excuse will you use today? Come on, if you’re really going to be a songwriter why haven’t you pitched those songs? If you want your artist career to reach...

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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.