Artist Insider 16:2 – Sherry Paige – That | August 25, 2006

Insider: Sherry Paige

This segment has two parts, the first is about the Nashville Number System and determining prices for work, the second is about the process of self discovery.

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  • What is the Nashville Number System?
  • Has it caught on for other places?
  • What is the compensation like for background singers?
  • What was the next step after session work?

Tomorrow another free segment will be released with the topic shifing to voice over work and dubbing.

Running time: 12 minutes 06 seconds

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Artist Insider 16:1 – Sherry Paige – Double Major | August 24, 2006

Insider: Sherry Paige

The Insider of this week is Sherry Paige who succeeded in many different areas from those we have already featured. This segment covers some early development then quickly moves into the world of music television, before there was MTV.

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  • Did you go to College in Middle Tennessee?
  • What did you major in?
  • Have you always enjoyed the arts?
  • You were writing scripts?
  • What was your early music training?
  • What were you involved with in College?
  • You were an art missionary to the sorority?
  • What is a sound-alike?
  • How did you make those connections?
  • How were you paid for sound alikes?
  • What did those sessions lead to?
  • What television work did you do?

Tomorrow the Nashville Number System, background singing, and session work.

Running time: 11 minutes 26 seconds

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Sherry Paige | August 24, 2006

About:
Sherry started out creating art early on with writing and music. She graduated from Vanderbilt with a double major in Political Science and Theater & Music. She has had success doing sound-alikes, vocal work on TV, background singer, writer for both theater and television.

Artist Insider 14:1 – Jeremy Cowart – Punched | July 26, 2006

Insider: Jeremy Cowart

Jeremy is mostly known for the great pictures he captures of bands, within the music industry. Today we begin with how be first expressed creative talents and his progression to being a web designer.

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  • Where are you from & how did you get started?
  • What drew you into the art world?
  • Are you musically inclined?
  • What was your mindset early on, career wise?
  • How is the inspiration for creation different with different medians of art?
  • Self motivation in important?
  • What were the steps to moving from corporate to your own company?
  • What did you learn when you started your company? Did you have a mentor?
  • Where did you find clients?

Tomorrow we hear about the transition to photography and lessons learned.

Running time: 10 minutes 57 seconds

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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

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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

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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

Artist Insider 10.5: Laura Clapp – Personal Happiness and Bunnies | June 20, 2006

Insider: Laura Clapp

This free segment focuses more on the future and some aspects of taking a song from creation to being on a CD.

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  • What is the future for Laura Clapp?
  • How would someone get intouch with you to book you?
  • How do you get onto the college circute?
  • Any website suggestions?
  • Have you ever google’d yourself?
  • How did your publishing deal with ParMusic work out?
  • Do you have an advance with them?
  • Do you work with the artists about setting up demos?
  • Who pays for the demo costs?
  • When is your next gig in Nashville?

Tomorrow we will start a new interview with a record producer.

Running time: 11 minutes 41 seconds

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Artist Insider 10.4: Laura Clapp – Taking Responsibility | June 19, 2006

Insider: Laura Clapp

Welcome back, we hope you honored your Father yesterday. This segments Laura shares who she works with, why, and a little about networking.

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  • Do you want to tell us anything about your next album?
  • What do you say to people who don’t have a network?
  • When you start an album, what do you start with?
  • How important is local radio play?
  • Who do you work with as an artist?
  • How is booking yourself?
  • Do you have to learn to deal with rejection?
  • How do you find venues?
  • Do you have a standard agreement you send out?

Tomorrow is about the future, demos and gigs in Nashville.

Running time: 12 minutes 04 seconds

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Artist Insider 10.3: Laura Clapp – Acoustic | June 16, 2006

Insider: Laura Clapp

Today moves more into talk about the workings of the established music industry and finding endorsement deals.

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  • Gear talk – How did you get a endorsement from Alvarez?
  • Any suggestions for getting endorsements?
  • What do you do with ParMusic?
  • What’s a song pluger?
  • So, you go to people and play the song?
  • How do you find opportunities?
  • What happens if a person wants to use a song?
  • What is the typical timeframe from a song being on-hold to being cut?
  • On hold does not garrote it will be on an album, correct?
  • Do you send out mechanical licenses with ParMusic?
  • Please talk a little about your CDs
  • That first CD was just with friends at Berklee?

The free segment for Monday focused on getting airplay; both on the airwaves and live.

Running time: 11 minutes 04 seconds

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