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This is a rare opportunity to work with Beth. She is the former president of the Nashville Songwriters Association International and has written a number of #1 hits for stars like Faith Hill (This Kiss), Willie Nelson (Nothing I Can Do About It Now) along with numerous album releases of her own. Here is a Wikipedia link for Beth and her work - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beth_Nielsen_Chapman
The Hollywood Reporter -- The music industry veteran also helped guide the careers of the Jackson 5, Cheap Trick, Boston and Ted Nugent.... and, Frankie Yankovic.
By Paul Vitello -- Andrew Gold, a pop wunderkind who had barely finished high school when Linda Ronstadt enlisted him to play in her backup band, and who later had a successful recording career of his own with hits like "Lonely Boy" and "Thank You for Being a Friend," died on Friday at his home in Encino, Calif. He was 59.
By Rich Gordon -- If you've clicked on this and expected there to be a miraculous answer at the end that demonstrates how to balance all the factors of a hectic music career, you're in the wrong place. Also, if you think that being a musician is going to be a case of "write a few songs, get a multi-million pound record contract, easy street…", you should also stop reading.
By Vinny Ribas -- It's important to realize that sometimes we get so caught up in the creative side of things that we fail to see the small telltale signs of trouble brewing. Then one day we look up and realize that something is dreadfully wrong. And all too often, the damage has been done and it is difficult if not impossible to undo it. So here is a list of things to watch out for.
By Eliot Van Buskirk -- Due to a confluence of technological and social forces, the hottest thing going right now in digital music is the online listening room, which brings fans together to spin tunes for each other, chat about whatever's playing, rate each others' choices, and discover new music.
By Clyde Smith -- Since Facebook separated its News Feed into Top News and Most Recent, it's become really important to get into the Top News feed which is the default and where you're most likely to be seen. If not, despite all the fans who liked your account or your band's Facebook Page, much of what you do is likely to go unnoticed
By Alyson Holland
Compiled by Mario F. Gonzalez, Esq.
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