Reality singing competitions are great opportunities for songwriters. After all, whoever wins is going to need an album's worth of material. But I h...
Randy Jackson: What I look for in artists is instinct. Artists have great instincts, they don't know everything to do right, but most decisions they make are really good musical decisions with arrangements and everything.
A conversation with Barry Manilow.
Is it truly only about the voice? Are you pursuing this for the love of music or for the love of someday having a Bugatti sitting in your driveway?
In a very fun and off-the-cuff interview, I met with funny man, Jeff Mauro, host of "The Sandwich King" and "The Kitchen," and Phillip Phillips whose platinum album, "The World from the Side of the Moon" sold 9 Million copies after he won the 11th season of American Idol.
The contestants will probably once again take a back seat, awkwardly watching the continuation of the Adam-Blake bromance while awaiting meaningful feedback (which may or may not even come) that could help steer them toward a career as a famous singer. Which, don't forget, is supposed to be the premise of this whole thing.
The Beatles are often credited as the greatest rock band of all time. Their following is huge now, but if you look at their beginnings you'll discover something else about the Beatles. They are great content marketers.
As a contributor to AARP and host of The Best of Everything series on the AARP YouTube channel, I was invited to participate in the Ideas@50+ event recently in San Diego. Here are a few kernels of wisdom from some of the biggest names at the event.
Clay Aiken was in San Francisco fundraising for his run for North Carolina's 2nd Congressional district. Here are 10 things I learned about him: ...
Two summers ago, I visited the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Rihanna's dress was on display, which is sort of like putting Joe Namath's jersey on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame. It doesn't really belong.
My week started out on Sunday with a hundred mile drive from Monterey, California to San Francisco to participate in the AIDS Walk.
In 1986, Chris Daughtry was seven-years-old when John Rzeznik and Robby Takac were releasing their first album as the Goo Goo Dolls; yet here he and his band were, co-headlining with the Goo Goo Dolls on a warm summer's night at Los Angeles' Griffith Park's outdoor venue, Nederlander's Greek Theatre.
There's music playing when Marc Gross opens the door. Cara Samantha, his wife, is sitting on the sofa. She's not singing, merely speaking softly, but her sultry voice relegates the famous one on the CD to deep background.
Being a parent is hard enough. Becoming a parent while navigating your way through the entertainment business is super hard. Having both parents as artists, well that can be damn near impossible... OR it can be the most rewarding and fulfilling journey for the entire family.
Carrie Underwood is a role model for all small town dreamers. Before her big performance at last night's Samsung #Hope4Children event, she dropped...
Through the stories of the contestants we begin to understand their personalities. We learn what motivated them to try out, and we witness their insecurities and triumphs.