Category Archives: Business/Marketing

Event Entertainment: The Challenge of New & Original

The event business is teaching me a great deal about the ability to bring high-quality entertainment to a diverse cross-section of companies, associations, and organizations. One key theme I have learned about and heard repeatedly from event planning professionals, is the … Continue reading

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Doing The Prep Work

In the business world we all realize how important it is to execute and deliver for a big day, whether it’s a show, meeting, procedure, or any other important event. And while that target day is a pinnacle of importance,  it’s the advance work we do in … Continue reading

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The “Why” Behind Building Songwriter City

After more than 20 years working at various companies in the music business, I have been getting asked the question in recent months, “Why did you decide to launch Songwriter City?” It sounds like an innocuous question, but it’s also profound. … Continue reading

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Bringing Local Back

We are changing banks again.  We left the mammoth Bank of America to a smaller regional bank about a year ago.  Seeing the writing on the wall regarding fees and charges with the regional establishment, we made the move to … Continue reading

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Rigid Mission

Have you ever worked for a company or been involved in a venture that was resistant to change, expanded services, or innovative ways of doing business? Met with resistance because of an overtly intense focus on their mission? I’m a … Continue reading

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Remember Customer Service?

Have you ever had customer service so good and people working that were so nice that it kind of freaked you out? Almost to the point that you wondered what was going on? I had that experience recently at Firehouse … Continue reading

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Revealing Speak at Billboard Country Music Summit

The Billboard Country Music Summit was held in downtown Nashville on June 7th and 8th.  It was a gathering of all segments of the music industry to discuss, debate and pontificate about current issues within the music business and ideas … Continue reading

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