Archive for June, 2011

Branding Yourself: Don’t Be a Cliché

June 24, 2011

“The camera sees everything.” “The camera is unforgiving.” “Fame is fleeting.” “He had his fifteen minutes of fame.” “She’s yesterday’s news.” No doubt, most of us have grown up with, or are at least familiar with, these clichés.  As phrases in the English language, clichés become clichés because nothing new underpins them; there is nothing […]

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Negotiations: A Major Benefit of Working with a Licensing Agency

June 9, 2011

It’s human nature to want to avoid conflict.  However, conflict is not always unavoidable.  Having been fortunate enough, or perhaps hardheaded enough, to have gained success in the performing arts, I came to view contract negotiations as conflict — because, quite frankly, they were.  I fought for every victory; the record label fought back, wanting […]

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