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Last week, as I was feverishly searching for a book I needed to reference, I uncovered an old journal.   Tucked inside was a 10-year-old handwritten note of encouragement from an old friend.   As I sat and re-read those words I was encouraged once again and reminded how the art of the handwritten note has [...]

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Basics of the Business

Posted November 11, 2010 by in Uncategorized

Because it’s so hard for an independent artist to make a living by selling music, it pays to have an understanding of the basics (and then some) of the wild world that is the music business of today. In making my transition from the finance world to the biz over the last few years, I’ve [...]

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Ministry and Money

Posted November 8, 2010 by in Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again – as we wind up 2010 we start to look to 2011 plans. As part of that planning, we are in the midst of budgets. I balance numbers all the time – I actually enjoy doing it. Call me crazy! And I know a lot of artists downright hate [...]

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Work On It

Posted November 2, 2010 by in Uncategorized

The first year that Centricity was in operation, we pulled away from our work for a few days and engaged in what we called a “Work On It”. We’ve continued the practice to this day (in fact, we have one next week) because these times have proven to be some of the best investments we’ve [...]

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The Art of Negotiation

Posted October 22, 2010 by in Uncategorized

Hello All! I feel a little deceitful using this title because it sounds like I’m about to bestow some kind of new knowledge that I’ve figured out over the past months and share it all with you! This is far from the truth as I feel like negotiation is a skill that can be learned [...]

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On The Road

Posted October 14, 2010 by in Uncategorized

Recently every time I turn around I feel like I am packing to go somewhere whether it’s a car ride or flight away, it requires packing, being on the go and often times away from family.  I’ve always admired how our artists do it, being on the road and traveling from place to place a [...]

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What's Your Stew?

Posted October 11, 2010 by in Other, Uncategorized

Last week I was fortunate to get to attend Catalyst, a great leadership conference held in Atlanta. I went with some of the other staff from Centricity and was treated to some challenging insights from church leaders, business leaders/authors, and social justice innovators. The opening session featured   (as it had the two previous times [...]

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Love Wins.

Posted October 8, 2010 by in Uncategorized

As I was brainstorming what I could write about for my first blog entry for Centricity Music, I kept returning to this simple quote from author/speaker Rob Bell, “Love wins.” Such a simple phrase, yet it says so much. No matter the circumstances or the cards you are dealt, love always wins. Love overcomes evil. [...]

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Nashville’s mini version of SXSW was held this week at Belmont University and at various clubs and venues around town. The conference brought in some heavy hitters and some of the most forward thinkers in our industry to speak and debate on what’s next and what’s currently working in our industry. The Bright Light Ahead [...]

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As far as you can see

Posted September 6, 2010 by in Uncategorized

I grew up in a tiny West-Texas town named Andrews. It sprang up around the oil fields in the 20s and 30s. This is a typical road out there… straight as an arrow and almost nothing to obstruct your view. My Dad worked in the oil field most of his adult years, until “retiring” for [...]

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