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In the last five years, there have been two movies that were ostensibly about Country Music that centered around an extraordinary song that would theoretically make someone's career if they recorded it or break it if someone else did. I say "ostensibly," because the anyone who's ever spent a week in certain Nashville neighborhoods knows that there are hundreds of great songwriters cranking out great songs of all styles every week - better songs than you'll ever hear on the radio, because the marketing geeks for pop and Country radio filter out the songs that make you think or feel.

What makes the song stand out these days in which anyone can download a thousand songs a day and never run out? Seeing it performed appropriately live. I'm not much of a performer, but I've "brought down the house" with songs that other folks never even considered worth listening to twice.

For me it was an accidental aligning of the planets or something, but according to performance coach Tom Jackson you can structure your concerts in such a way that makes you AND the song memorable. And that gets you invited back and sells CDs. One recent (brief) article by Tom Jackson associate Amy Wolter that stresses this new paradigm for the music industry is called "The One Thing a CD Can Never Contain." (I can think of about a thousand things, but that's besides the point.) Even if you never subscribe to any of Tom's services, attend any of his workshops, or buy any of his merchandise, if articles like this one and the ones we've featured earlier give you encouragement, ideas, or direction, they're worth taking a look.

To see "The One Thing a CD Can Never Contain" click on the following link:
http://www.onstagesuccess.com/2014/11/t ... er-contain


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