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Paul Carrack NL Tour Dates Rescheduled

Sad news to announce: my fall tour dates opening for Paul Carrack in the Netherlands have been rescheduled to March 2016. That said I am still coming to Holland  for my headline show at People’s Place in Amsterdam on October 13, as well as the #jvgoesdutch pop up show in Baarn on October 11. These will be my only two performances in Holland in 2015. Please come out Dutchies, I want to piano rock with/for you! Click here for tickets to my show at People’s Place in Amsterdam on October 13 Click here info on my #jvgoesdutch pop up show in Baarn on October 11 Continue Reading

Guest on the Official LinkedIn Podcast

The great Jason Miller asked if he could interview me for the Sophisticated Marketer’s Podcast, the only official LinkedIn podcast. He wanted to get a singer/songwriter’s perspective on marketing yourself online and otherwise. It was a real treat to talk with Jason about my thoughts on content creation and maintaining an authentic connection with an audience (which is what this website is all about). And of course I go on and on about Billy Joel and Neil Diamond. How could I resist. You can listen to the entire podcast here or on iTunes.   Continue Reading

New I Eat Songs Podcast with Ari Hest

This month’s I Eat Songs is a conversation with one of my favorite singer/songwriters, closest friends, and fellow Jewbadour, Ari Hest. We talk about his beginnings, how he signed with Columbia at the tender young age of 22, and how the aftermath of that experience shaped the honest, simple, beautiful music he makes today. We also insult each other a lot. You can listen to all my podcasts by signing up my Bandcamp subscription service. You also get downloads of all my albums, B-sides, and more. Click here to subscribe to my Bandcamp page and listen to the latest podcast Continue Reading

New I Eat Songs Podcast – The Music Publishing Edition

In my latest podcast, rather than discuss the craft of songwriting, I turn the spotlight on the business side. To most people, how songwriters make a living is a mystery. Our earning power is rooted in the monetization of copyright, an industry known as music publishing. Just the world of recorded music has been revolutionized over the past 15 years, so has the world of publishing. I sat down with 2 great music business minds – Eric Beall of Shapiro Bernstein Publishing and freelance writer, musician and songwriting teacher Mike Errico – to discuss the dilemmas (and new found freedoms) songwriters face in the digital age. In our conversation we cover the growing anxiety over Spotify, Apple Music, and other on-demand streaming services, address the possible obsolescence of the modern song form (why are we still writing 3 minute songs for the radio?), and question the nature of copyright and... Continue Reading