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Contentment

Posted November 18, 2010 by in A&R, Booking, Management, Songwriting

The grass is always greener on the other side isn’t it? Whether it’s a job, a house, a car, a lifestyle, a career move, a bigger song, a greater platform, … the desire to obtain what we don’t have is extremely alluring. And as we all know, … when we acquire something, somehow it’s still [...]

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Hearing vs. Listening to music

Posted September 24, 2010 by in A&R, Radio, Songwriting

What does it mean to listen to music, … or a particular song? I mean, … we all listen to music  at some level in some setting. Whether it’s drowned out in the background of our our work, in the car with screaming kids, or cranked up in our headphones for a momentary departure, we [...]

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Over the past years it’s been said that music companies don’t develop artists anymore. That record labels don’t have the time, energy or money to invest into something that one day could be great. Some would argue that with the state of our industry still in flux, somehow the art of ‘development’ has been lost, [...]

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Not a typical day at the office for me today as I’m sitting on an airplane returning home from Dallas and the funeral of my dear brother in law. Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy but it’s especially difficult when it comes as a surprise to everyone. To say that our family [...]

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Merry Christmas!

Posted May 20, 2010 by in A&R, Songwriting

It’s been a crazy couple of months for me as I’ve been overseeing the Bethlehem Skyline Christmas project. It’s one thing to work on an artists record but another altogether when it’s a compilation of 9 different artists. And how do you make Christmas record that hasn’t been made before anyway? I mean, … aside [...]

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Online Presence: Since part 1 of this blog, I’ve often wondered if one topic outweighs the other? Does great music trump everything else? Some would say absolutely. (If you have great music everything else will fall into place.) Or, if you make average music but are touring extensively isn’t that enough? If you’re making a [...]

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Touring: So you just came out of the studio with a new project you’re really excited about. You spent months writing and recording, the packaging is complete and your first shipment of 1,000 CD’s just arrived at your door. I know for most artists this is a huge moment in your career. You spent good [...]

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THE MUSIC: Seems like now more than ever there are more and more ways to get excited about an artist : good voice, cool vibe, great web presence, innovator of new technology partnered with some type of online gimmick, great live performance, great merch … and the list goes on. As important as some of [...]

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Guy Zabka's Favorite of 2009

Posted January 7, 2010 by in A&R

In order to celebrate the launch of a brand new year we have asked our staff to reflect on 2009 a little prior to tackling 2010. So we asked them to answer a few simple questions: 5 Favorite Songs of 2009 4 Favorite Albums of 2009 3 Favorite Movies of 2009 2 Favorite TV Shows [...]

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