Possible topics to think about and discuss

  • Getting Started
  • Creating a Career Plan
  • The Power of Knowing
  • Teamwork gets results
  • Assessing your strengths and knowing your weaknesses
  • Objectivity with songs and decisions
  • Cost Breakdowns - Budgeting your money
  • Taking Risks
  • Bringing art and commerce together
  • Patience for success
  • Full authority - self-management
  • Negotiating
  • Competing to win
  • Danger, Failure ahead - staying motivated
  • Breaking the Bonds - Independence
  • The Long Haul
  • Personal awareness and Growth - The Religious experience
  • Songwriting within the Rules
  • Getting started again and again
  • Realistic Goals
  • Your topic



Possible questions to ask in our consultation

  • How do I write a commercial song?
  • How do I know if he is a good manager?
  • How much do I pay a manager?
  • What does a business manager do?
  • What is the difference between a business manager and an accountant?
  • Are all members of the band equal?
  • How do I protect my songs?
  • What is collaboration and does this work in songwriting?
  • How do I prepare for the studio?
  • Do I need a producer or should I produce myself?
  • What does a producer earn?
  • Do I need a budget just to make demos?
  • How do we get ready for the road?
  • How do we deal with wives who want to manage the band?
  • How do I get smarter about bargaining a recording contract?
  • Should I sign with a major label?
  • How do I start my own record company?
  • Is this a good contract?
  • How do I change my sound?
  • How will I survive the #1 record?




  • What is wrong with my demo?
  • Should I manage myself?
  • How do I pick the best songs for my first record? How much money can I really make?
  • Will I ever break even?
  • What happens when a member leaves the band?
  • How do we break up the band and stay friends?
  • How do we protect our band name?
  • Are my songs commercial?
  • How do I raise money to make a record?
  • What should my website do?
  • How do I get a song on the radio?
  • What hotels are safe on the road?
  • Will I ever get to retire?
  • How do I invest when I make some money?
  • What was it like working with Frank Zappa?
  • How did the Turtles make it?
  • How did you get your name?
  • Who is Flo & Eddie?
  • Did you really smoke pot in the White House?
  • Your question

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