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By: Barbara Routen

House concerts are definitely a mainstay on the live music scene now, and we've talked about them with a number of performer guests on "Now Hear This Entertainment."  So, this week we present a guest blog on that topic from someone who addresses it both from the hosting and performing standpoint.

By: Gregg Gascon

Two months ago we featured a guest blog centered around the question, “Why does the listener care?”  Now a look from a different angle is presented, focusing specifically on the musical aspect of holding your listener’s attention, as opposed to the lyrics.  The contributor this time is singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Gregg Gascon, who also teaches several different instruments.

By: Jerry Jean

New York City-based songwriter, producer, and musician Jerry Jean was the guest on Episode 181 of our weekly show.  Among other topics he talked during that interview about the choice to put out his latest release on vinyl.  Today he provides a guest blog, taking us through that process.

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

Ask sign on building wallWhen I tell people about some of the guests that I have interviewed on “Now Hear This Entertainment,” their reaction is always, “Wow!”  Immediately behind that is usually the question, “How are you getting that caliber of talent to be on your show?”

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

ChecklistI have often been heard telling a potential or even existing client that just stepping out of the house to go perform one show already has five benefits:
1.    No matter how long you’ve been performing, it’s still always good practice (practice makes perfect, right?)
2.    An opportunity to get more/new photos and video
3.    You never know who might be there

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

StopwatchThis past Saturday night before the hockey game in Tampa, the Lightning – as part of their 25th anniversary season – celebrated the Stanley Cup-winning team from the 2004 Finals.  There was a pre-game ceremony, with players from that championship team brought back and even the coach, despite the fact that he is now leading the team who was the opponent two nights ago.  Pomp and circumstance was the order of

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

Musician laying in back seat of car with feet upEverybody wants to know the secret.  The question is always, ‘What is the key to getting the opportunities?’  There is a widely held belief that there is one something that will unlock the door to all of the successes that you dream of.  Naturally, the response always is, ‘Wouldn’t we all be doing it if it only took

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

Know The Rules written on blackboardI always enjoy going to songwriters festivals for a number of reasons.  It’s great to get out and see familiar faces, including those that I can’t see regularly due to the various locales that the participants travel from.  I also enjoy going from venue to venue to see and hear the performances day in and day out during the event.  And, among other aspec

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

Jumping over gap in mountainsIn a blog I wrote on here a year-and-a-half ago, I referred to my four Ps approach: patient, polite, professional, yet persistent.  That’s a constant in terms of the way I operate.  It’s not something you apply now and then, in certain situations, and/or when you feel like it.

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

Songwriters festival logoI returned home late last night from the 9th Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival.  My travel of late has been quite extensive, although this was a driving trip.  Never was the mode o

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