Like any speaker getting ready to deliver a keynote, you've got to know your audience -- and your audience will be mostly men -- period. But men are simply investors with a different gender and at the end of the day, they are motivated by the same things you are: getting good business done.
Melanie Martinez's career got a nice boost a few years back by appearing on The Voice, but ever since, she's carved a niche in the industry and the recent release of her debut album Cry Baby is clearly going to keep her around long after Blake and Adam retire their chair turns for good.
Maybe he thought that successful musicians don't play guitar on benches. Maybe in his mind guests at the Grand Hyatt aren't usually in jeans and a T-shirt. Or maybe, in his mind, guests at the grand Hyatt aren't usually black.
Melanie Martinez released her debut album, Cry Baby, on August 14th, and it's already topping the charts. With the #1 spot on the Alternative Albums Chart and #4 on the iTunes albums chart, no tears shall be shed anytime soon!
Talk about thrilling. In 1956, Alfred Hitchcock made a movie about a Queens jazz musician, an armed robber, and mistaken identity, starring Henry Fonda. It was called The Wrong Man. He also cast the Right Man. My father.
I love an underdog. In fact, I love everything about an underdog. From the wonderful journey of how they got here to how happy they are to just be in the room/arena/stadium with their highly-favored competition.
On Sunday, May 24, Grammy winning pop megastar Gloria Estefan will join an impressive line up of performers for PBS' National Memorial Day concert on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
I have come to realize that outrageous experiences are memorable and highly fulfilling. They are linked with living in the bold zone. The bold zone is that area past the comfort zone where fierceness resides.
Songland will be giving the average American aspiring songwriter a chance to pitch their song to top artists and producers in hopes that it will become an international smash.
I'll continue to wander amongst The Voices. As with all good books of poems, there will always be many places to visit, some of them quite dense and difficult thickets, others -- suddenly, surprisingly -- quite transparent and clear.
Sarah has been known to juggle her career while waiting tables at a popular Nashville venue / eatery, The Family Wash while road managing other artists, acting as a personal assistant, styling video shoots for me and throwing pottery in her spare time. Didn't I tell you she was awesome?
My friends and I were lunching at Ivy at the Shore in Santa Monica, when who comes in but Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale. Not too many people knew about it, but Gwen Stefani was my secret best friend. As in, I knew we were best friends, she just didn't know it. Yet.
Dylan represents the unselected who elect themselves -- the people who are stopped, but unstopped. He's the promise of originality in the face of predetermined sounds and ideas.
I'm pleased to consistently see Alzheimer's appearing on various television shows, hear segments about it on the radio and am happy it's becoming a mainstream topic. I'm beyond proud that Remember Me came into the world at this time of realization.
Hey Jason, looks like things are pretty "scorching" on your new album Christmas on the farm. See what I did there?