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A Growing Season Hello all. I’m Reagan, one of the summer interns here at Centricity. I’ve never written a blog post before but wanted to share a little of my experience here, so go easy on me. Here goes: Nashville, whether I end up here or not later in life, I will forever remember as [...]

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Earlier this month, I attended the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference in Austin, TX. This event is a conference by day and festival showcase by night, the biggest music industry event of the year. This was my second time attending the event, my first being in 2008. I thought that I would [...]

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Hearing vs. Listening to music

Posted January 17, 2011 by in A&R, 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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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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Thanks for all the twitter post and comments from my last blog. Based your responses, most of you can relate to these next three areas when it comes to discovering new music. Social media sites I think it’s safe to say social media is the #1 up and coming way people are finding about new [...]

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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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