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The Biz

by J. Michael Dolan Just finished reading Peter Gubers book “Tell To Win” for the second time. It’s that good. Reminded me why  I love the entertainment biz so much, probably because I’ve never worked in any other industry in

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A Golden Oldie… Art is NOT “in the eye of the beholder” like some would say. Rather art is the heart and soul of the artist, living at risk. It’s the blisters on the fingertips of the guitarist, the steady

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Living With Ants

I once asked Steven Stills, what’s the best advice he could give fledgling musicians? He said, “Don’t quit your day job.” Wise words back in the day. However, given that the current “tech revolution” has put career control and unlimited income

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Unseen Unsold

The Internet provides us with an opportunity to do it all ourselves. However, there’s a downside: unless you’re an expert, whole-brained “multi-tasker,” you run the risk of completing production on your record, book, painting, script, video or big project, then

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