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Call me crazy, and maybe it was the heat and humidity of Nashville at Summer NAMM last week, but “marketing" is really pretty simple stuff. Yet so many approaches fail to deliver what the company really needs. So we’re going to find out why that is as we show you some “crazy" yet simple ways to run your marketing programs. We’ll also see who’s winning and losing this week as we pass out the crazy sauce on the next heartfelt episode of May the Best Brand Win on Entertalk Radio.  

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Carly Thomas Smith is a dynamic and versatile singer/actor whose credits include starring on Broadway (RENT, Jersey Boys, We Will Rock You), television and film appearances (Friends, Two and a Half Men, Desperate Housewives), singing with superstars (Taylor Swift, Patti Austin), and fronting orchestras and bands around the world (Sydney Opera House, Columbus Jazz Orchestra).

In the Music Industry, Ms. Thomas Smith is one of the most in-demand female vocalists, with the ability to sing both lead and background vocals across many styles of music. Starting out in the jazz clubs of Minneapolis & New York City, Carly has fronted bands of all kinds, from small jazz ensembles, high-end Corporate Events Bands, to the all-female world music group Angaza. In concert, she performed at the Sydney Opera House in the spring of 2014 as a soloist with “The Music of Queen-A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular” and The Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She has also taken the stage with The Perth Symphony Orchestra and The Richmond Symphony Orchestra. Much to her delight, Carly recently got back to her jazz roots, singing with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra as a Guest Artist for their concert series “A Night at the Movies.”

Her voice can also been heard in many films, most notably the Kevin Hart film Ride Or Die with the song “In Time,” which she also co-wrote. As a background vocalist, she’s shared the stage with a wide range of recording artists, including Country/Pop Superstar Taylor Swift, R&B Legends Patti Austin and Ali Woodsen (The Temptations), Jazz Greats Lee Ritenour and Dave & Don Grusin, and Rock Royalty’s Joe Walsh & Don Felder of The Eagles. Working with some of the best in the business, her television appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, Ellen, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, Dancing With The Stars, The X-Factor UK & US, The Tony Awards, The VMA’s, The EMA’s, The Aria Awards, The American Music Awards, & Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve.

 

Website: carlythomassmith.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-839622027
Twitter: @carly1277 ( https://twitter.com/Carly1277 )
Insta: CarlyThomasSmith

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On this episode we look at pedals around $100 from BOSS, Hotone Audio, Ibanez Guitars, Mooer , and TC Electronic. This is a nice mix of stomp boxes that can form a solid foundation for a good giggable pedal board. Less about boutique unicorns and more about real world utility, we give you some ideas on where to start when building your board. 

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Jay King is a record producer/performer who formed Club Nouveau, an American R&B group in Sacramento, California, subsequent to the breakup of the Timex Social Club. The group's name (French for "New Club") was changed from its original incarnation, Jet Set, to capitalize on the breakup. The group was signed by Warner Bros. Records, on which Club Nouveau released its first three albums. Club Nouveau's version of Bill Withers' song "Lean on Me" won a Grammy award for Best R&B Song in 1987.

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Michael R. Morris has blended his tax law expertise with his passion for music and entertainment, resulting in a practice that is unique. As a former trial lawyer for the IRS and a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law, Michael provides insightful resolutions to his clients’ complicated tax, estate and business transaction issues. In the entertainment industry, Michael has developed a strong reputation of providing valuable and effective business solutions in areas such as copyright and contractual matters. Although Michael’s core competency is within the tax arena and entertainment, he has developed significant expertise covering a wide range of businesses. His diverse client base includes major studio executives, recording artists (including Grammy winners), production companies, film and TV composers, talent agencies, payroll companies, skin healthcare companies, post production houses, software companies, and an award-winning winery.

http://theccc.org/
https://www.aimp.org/
http://www.aes.org
https://www.grammy.com/

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Kiki Ebsen is a dynamic singer, songwriter, musician and artist whose vast musical range combines elements of jazz, pop, classical and rock. Whether singing standards from the Great American Songbook, classic rock covers or her own original compositions, Kiki has a style that is uniquely her own. For over 20 years, Ebsen was heralded as a talented vocalist and gifted keyboard player, supporting Grammy-winning and platinum-selling artists, including Christopher Cross, Al Jarreau, Tracy Chapman, Michael McDonald, and Boz Scaggs.

Best known today as a popular solo singer and ensemble vocalist, Kiki performs regularly in three productions she created. There’s "To Dad with Love: A Tribute to Buddy Ebsen", a multimedia jazz/cabaret homage to her father; "An Evening with Kiki Ebsen", focusing on her original songs and uniquely styled covers and standards; and, "Kiki Ebsen’s Joni Mitchell Project", a collection of top Los Angeles musicians including Grant Geissman, Terry Wollman, Matt Starr, and Steven Lawrence, performing a wide variety of songs penned by the iconic Joni Mitchell.

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In the movie Jurassic Park, Jeff Goldblum’s character Dr. Ian Malcolm makes a miraculous observation when he says “your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could (make dinosaurs) that they didn’t stop to think if they should.” Ahhh the difference between can and should is important when making dinosaurs — and it’s equally important in marketing and communications. We’re going to go deep into the jungle of “Jurassic Park Logic" and test out some popular marketing torture mechanisms to see whether they are really worth the risk. We’ll also see who’s winning and losing this week in the ultimate fight for business survival so join me behind the park gates on the next awe-inspiring episode of May the Best Brand Win on Entertalk Radio.

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Artie Butler was discovered by the legendary team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
He has been involved in every phase of the music industry. Awarded over fifty gold
and platinum records, multi-Emmy and Grammy nominations, his credits are literally
too numerous to mention.
A small sampling of his associations includes:
Records

"Solitary Man" & "Cherry Cherry" & “Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon” - Neil Diamond
"Copacabana" & "Even Now" & "Can't Smile Without You" - Barry Manilow
"Feelin' Al-Right" - Joe Cocker
"I Know I'll Never Love This Way Again" - Dionne Warwick
"Laughter In The Rain" - Neil Sedaka
"Neither One Of Us Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye" - Gladys Knight & The Pips
“Sally Go ‘Round The Roses” - The Jaynets
"The Boy From New York City" - The Ad-Libs
“The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” – Vicki Lawrence
“You And Me Against The World” – Helen Reddy

Movies- "What's Up Doc?" - Barbra Streisand - Warner Bros.
"For Petes Sake" - Barbra Streisand - Columbia
"The Rescuers" - Animated Feature - Walt Disney

Theater- “The People In The Picturee” - Roundabout Theater - Original Broadway Premier
Co-composed score with Mike Stoller Book & Lyrics – Iris Rainer Dart

Artie has worked with the best of the best - Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong, Neil Sedaka, B.B. King, Neil Diamond, Joe Cocker, Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Dionne Warwick, Bernadette Peters, Helen Reddy, Mac Davis, Bobby Darin, Dinah Washington, Andy Williams, Liza Minelli, Joe Williams, Johnny Mathis, The Coasters, The Drifters, Ben E King etc.
His song "Here's To Life" recorded by Shirley Horn and Barbra Streisand was nominated for two Grammy awards in 1992, is rapidly becoming a part of the new American Songbook. He is a three time Emmy nominee, including a nomination for his outstanding work on the CBS mini-series "SINATRA" based on the life of Frank Sinatra.
His arrangement and featured piano work on Joe Cocker’s hit record "Feelin' Alright" remains a true classic in American pop music and rock & roll. His songs have been sung by Barbra Streisand, The Rolling Stones, Dionne Warwick, Barry Manilow, Shirley Horn, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Peggy Lee and others.
He’s also known for his wonderful sense of humor. Artie Butler started in the famous Brill Building and made some of the most significant contributions to that fabled and historic era.

http://artiebutler.com/

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Seasoned percussionist Munyungo Jackson possesses an ever-increasing collection of instruments with which to execute his craft. In his over 50 years of playing, he has performed with Greats such as Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Karen Briggs, Kenny Loggins, the Zawinal Syndicate, George Howard, Ronnie Laws, The Temptations, Four Tops, The Supremes, and dozens of others, including numerous ethnic music and dance troupes. Munyungo was born in Los Angeles, California and is the nephew of the legendary jazz, pop, and blues singer, Capital Records Nellie Lutcher. In addition to his concerts, tours and recording work, Munyungo is one of the Co-Producers of the Watts Towers Day Of The Drum Festival, which brings together master drummers from all over the world to present their expertise, and the Watts Towers Jazz Festival, which presents Great Jazz musicians performing music from many different musical genres.
Munyungo is currently working with Stevie Wonder, Lao Tizer, Naseer Shamma, and the Miles Electric Band which will be performing in Japan in April at the Billboard Live!
<a href="http://www.munyungo.com/main.html" target="_blank">www.munyungo.com</a>

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