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Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2012 by segarini

I’ve been around this music thing a loooong time. Three quarters of my life in fact. I started in bands when I was 17, I started my own label when I was 22 and have had a roller coaster ride of sweet success and monumental failures. But in all that time I never lost sight of being professional in every aspect of promoting my career. There was always attention paid to improving production, songwriting, musicianship and, especially, presentation (WEA Records once offered me a job to put press kits together for them after one of mine wound up on an exec’s desk). The public visage of my image and that of my music projects was toiled over, debated and deliberately calculated. Not all of it worked (see Crime Exhibit #1 above), but all of it was done with the aid of like minded people who had similar goals of putting our best face foreword.

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