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Very interesting article for songwriters on TuneCore blog… by George Howard & Jeff Price. Not sure if every statistic here is carved in stone, but what I got out of reading this is ‘spot on’ in that most songwriters (and we talk to a lot of you out there in the USA), simply do not […]

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  I hope, by now, you have been as enthralled as I am by TED video talks, free, online. I mentioned these several times on my blog, over the years. TED is Technology – Entertainment – Design. Here is a current 18-minute talk by Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural […]

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When I saw this in ZenHabits … it rang such a loud bell for me … as I believe it will for you too. It reminds me of that wonderful Simon & Garfunkel lyric, “Slow down, you move too fast, got to make the morning last!” Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Dave […]

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Here is an interview that my good buddy, Carla DeSantis-Black, did with me in 2010, and I couldn’t recall if I posted it … so here it is… because she asked me questions that no one else has, about Goosing Your Muse! http://carladesantisblack.com/2011/07/15/jo-ann-braheny-ourstage-2010/ You’ll want to read more about Carla too … a ball of […]

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John Braheny and I are going to be teaching again (different classes) at the FREE annual Career Camp… Date:  Saturday, July 16, 2011 Time:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Place:  College of the Canyons, Valencia, California (just North of Los Angeles) I will present “Career Path Patterns” — (or  How a Corporate Ladder Isn’t the […]

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A seminar with John & JoAnn Braheny Creativity, Songcraft & Marketing Saturday, June 11, 2011      10 a.m. to 5 p.m. First Alternative Co-op Meeting Room 1007 SE 3rd St., Corvallis, OR 97333 (behind South Store Coop/ next to Purple Moon Espresso) Admission: $65 for members of PSA / WCS / NSAI / PFS / Artichoke […]

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Writing to you today from one of our favorite cities … Vancouver, British Columbia! John and I are still on our Northwestern Tour… starting in Los Angeles, then going to Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, to do two “songwriters salons” … Those are (our invention) 7-10pm evenings of songwriters bringing some yummy goodies to […]

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Posted March 31, 2011. Just a quick schedule … as some of you are asking … and this is not ALL in concrete, so bear with us as we firm up the dates. April 15, 16, 17, 2011 — Las Brisas Songwriters Retreat (Murietta, California) April 28, 29, 30, 2011 – ASCAP Expo – Los […]

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Posted March 31, 2011 – Our very favorite teaching environment is songwriting retreats. About our retreats, songwriters say: (1) When we’re sequestered from our ‘regular routine,’ our mental and emotional senses are heightened. (2) We explore new ground, new info, new approaches to doing things, in a place where it’s OK to fail. (3) We […]

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Thanks for coming to Dallas & doing the creativity workshop! Most interesting & useful.
Bree Barton Dallas, Texas, songwriter/singer
Loved what you said about sending the Inner Critic out of the room while we're brainstorming.
L. Feinholz L.A. Business Coach
Always so great to have you & John Braheny come back each year to the Arizona Songwriters Gathering. Your experience is invaluable.
Jon Iger, Pres. Arizona Songwriters Assn., Phoenix
I found your Career Path Patterns presentation to be incredibly liberating. What an enlightening perspective.
Carla DeSantis, Austin, TX
Thank you for encouraging me. I wasn't sure I could really be a painter and a songwriter too.
Loretta McNair, Long Beach, CA