Artist Insider Favorite – 5: Kim Thomas 13.2 | August 8, 2006

This is the fifth in a series of “Favorite Segments from Jonathan Nation” we have, and last for now. These have been in no particular order.

This segment is from our interview Kim Thomas 13.2 – International Traveler.

Short notes from the Executive Producer, Jonathan Nation:

  • Someone in their musical act was organized.
  • Networking comes up.
  • She talks about the journey and her mindset.

In the morning some thoughts and questions will be posted in the comments and we invite you to comment yourself.

Tomorrow, we will begin a new interview.

Artist Insider 13:5 – Kim Thomas – Sucker for Stories | July 25, 2006

Insider: Kim Thomas

Continued education and current projects are the major focus today.

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  • What is your newest book titled?
  • Where could someone purchase your book?
  • What is your website?
  • How do you keep yourself inspired?
  • What was the last good book you read?
  • Do you study anyone in particular?

Tomorrow we have another interview, this time with a photogorpher and graphics artist.

Running time: 11 minutes 46 seconds

Artist Insider 13:4 – Kim Thomas – Crayon | July 24, 2006

Insider: Kim Thomas

Today the emphasis shifts to the writing industry. Kim talks about her experience and even some of the issues with the industry.

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  • When did you say “I love to write!”?
  • What was the feeling of getting a book deal?
  • How early did you get a book agent?
  • What are your agent’s duties?
  • Is it important to have a friendship with your agent, or just a business relationship?
  • Does your agent talk to you about other ways to exploit your book?
  • Does the publisher ask you to do radio interviews and such?

Tomorrow is the last day with Kim Thomas.

Running time: 12 minutes 08 seconds

Artist Insider 13:3 – Kim Thomas – Page One | July 21, 2006

Insider: Kim Thomas

This might have been the hardest segment to edit form this interview, so it is slightly longer then normal. There was just too much great information in it to strip it down anymore, without loosing too much context. This segment is great for potential business professionals, too.

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  • What are some of the mistakes you have seen artist make?
  • Did you have an attorney when negotiating the record deal?
  • When did someone want to use a painting in a different way?
  • Was the Caedmon’s Call deal a spin-off of the City on the Hill project?
  • Were those paintings “work made for hire”?

Monday the emphasis shifts to writing.

Running time: 14 minutes 02 seconds

Artist Insider 13:2 – Kim Thomas – International Traveler | July 20, 2006

Insider: Kim Thomas

This free segment continues to focus on Say-so though many of the ideas can be applied to all arts.

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  • Was it hard work?
  • Did you make a living as a traveling musician?
  • How did you get songs on National TV?
  • One tv gig lead to another, and another?

Tomorrow we have a jam packed segment, just in time for the weekend.

Running time: 10 minutes 29 seconds

Artist Insider 13:1 – Kim Thomas – hpm4pwRnaam | July 19, 2006

Insider: Kim Thomas

This was a very entertaining and informative interview. Today we begin a little over twelve minutes into the interview because this is such a great interview and is relatively long. Kim’s father was in the US military, so they did not stay in one place for very long. Her time in Japan has a large effect on her early work and she began creating art, both music and visual, at an early age. This free segment focuses on her music career.

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  • Where did you perform back with Jim and the friend?
  • When did you start writing your own songs?
  • How did Say-so come about?
  • Did you get into a record agreement?
  • Did you book yourself?
  • Did you enjoy the college circuit?
  • Entertainment and Art have separate definitions?

Tomorrow, Kim shares some of her suggestions for artist and talks about tv gigs.

Running time: 12 minutes 02 seconds

Kim Thomas | July 19, 2006

About: (official bio)
Kim grew up in an artistic family that traveled from place to place on a regular basis. She spent a good bit of time in Japan, which had a major effect on the development of her creative skills. She meet Jim, who is now her husband, when she was a teenager and has been on an amazing ride ever since.For roughly 18 years she traveled with Jim as a singer and songwriter. Most of those years they were the two members of the band Say-so, which included numerous uses on TV shows. Read more