It’s been awhile since I posted; but I am still here. And for now, I will be staying “here”–home, safe, but still engaged. Like many, I have cleaned out closets, discovered old photos, learned how diverse online ordering options can be, found high-tech friends like DoorDash and Zoom, and discovered new things to watch, cook, … More Still Here!
My first post on here was about the difference between your personal and business social media and the need to keep them separate. Today, I want to stress another negative side on not keeping your social and work posts on different sides of your life. Have you ever been waiting for an answer from a … More Another Round With Social Media
It has been awhile since I posted. Not because I didn’t have anything to say, but I got locked out of the site for awhile plus it’s been a busy time with a variety of consulting work. It’s been exciting and very fulfilling. One of the things I am working on and will be over … More The Big Easy Is Calling
– Hank Knerr As everyone knows in this business of touring performing arts presenting, it’s a busy time of year with three major regional conferences coming up starting next week through early October, then a list of state and smaller region meetings through November. And the finale is,the grandaddy of them all, Association of Performing … More A Busy Season Ahead
Since I retired just a little over a year ago and started consulting as Raising Arts, I have been privileged to work on projects with dozens of artists, managers, and presenters. Tomorrow, on Monday, August 6, 2018, I add Mosby Music Group, LLC. to that proud list. A boutique roster of artists including music and … More A New Client with Mosby Music
What a fantastic set of meetings so far with old and new colleagues from across Pennsylvania. Thanks to all those who attended and hosted and especially for sharing so great ideas. You are all doing impressive and important work and your passion and dedication are infectious. To fill everyone in, as part of my … More Passion Is Personal: Being Part of the Conversation
Every year, we think we have got this mass email thing under control only to find that it has gotten worse. For those in the performing arts presenting field, you know what I mean. For those who are not as familiar with this, let me give a brief explanation. Those who are active in the … More Mass Email Madness Gets Madder
I just found out that I will be stationed at the information booth for a few hours during APAP (Association for Performing Arts Professionals) at the conference in January. I am excited, and it will be a great way to see a bunch of colleagues. It is also a perfect opportunity to prove wrong those … More Making APAP an A+ Experience for Presenters
So, the three major regional conferences—Arts Midwest, Western Arts, and Performing Arts Exchange—are history for 2018. And many of the more local, state, and other smaller regional conferences and block booking meetings are over or just winding down. I was able to spend a few days on Columbus, Ohio, at Arts Midwest, and was, as … More Conference Aftermath: Why Go?
This is not a how-to guide—that’s a book and lesson plan. But rather, this is an overview on the issue of ahh … the dreaded showcase. In my more than 25 years as a presenter, I have seen dozens of showcases that grew to hundreds before my last conference, APAP 2017. For artists, agents, and … More A Presenter’s View on Showcases