Friday, July 21, 2006 

Stage Managers -Tips on Maintaining Control

Spring and fall or prime festival times and everyone is chomping at the bit to get on a stage at the most attended and popular ones. Even the small town ones have no trouble finding musicians to play. And it goes without saying; there are more musicians than festivals to go around. Developing a positive alliance with stage managers is critical to your success. In an industry where being an insensitive jerk is second nature most of the time…nothing is more appreciated than professionalism with kindness attached.

Annette Warner

See the rest of this article in the August update!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 

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Rock on,
Madalyn Sklar
~providing one-on-one indie music consulting & coaching~

Wednesday, July 05, 2006 

Being polite goes such a long way in this business

It's interesting to me that some people are just downright rude. No matter what, just rude. Why is that? In this business, rudeness will not get you anywhere. Being friendly at all times is such a plus. When people are nice to you, typically you are nice back. I always say that people like to help people they like. It's so true!

And remember, when typing emails it's really easily to come off as rude even if you are smiling as you type.

Rock on,
Madalyn Sklar
~providing one-on-one indie music consulting & coaching~



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