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Dayna Steele "Rock to the Top"

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 Dayna Steele "Rock To The Top"


DAYNA STEELE INTERVIEW

   

For two decades, Dayna Steele ruled the airwaves of Houston’s premier rock radio station, earning the moniker “”First Lady of Radio.” Recently, she wrote a book called “Rock to the Top” which describes what she learned about success from the world’s greatest rock stars. In this exclusive interview with The Composers Corner, Steele talks about her adventures and escapades during that time, and shares her insights about music and business. 

Part 1
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How to tell if your “passion” is a “realistic” goal.
 

Part 2
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How passion may evolve over time.
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The difference between confidence, ego, and arrogance.
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Nurturing relationships in the music business.
 

Part 3
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The importance of “Networking” with Tips on how to do it.
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The “personal touch” and why it matters.
 

Part 4
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How to find a balance between creativity and business… and still have a life.

Part 5
- TCC’s “Pop Questions”

 

Samm Brown's "For the Record"

Award-winning songwriter and producer, Samm Brown hosts the only radio talk show that focuses exclusively on the entertainment and music industries. Now, in its 12th season, Samm Brown’s “For The Record” is more than just talk.

Samm invited The Composers Corner to explore “New Business Models in the Music Industry” and “The New A&R.” TCC’s Jeanie Cunningham and Bernard Baur, along with former A&R rep, Ritch Esra are guests.

Part 1
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General Overview: What it takes to have a career in the music business.
 

Part 2
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What artists need to do to get a record deal.
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Why talent, songs, and a great show are not enough anymore.
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The challenges that artists face today.
 
Part 3
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How difficult it is for artists to be creative and business minded.
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Why artists should not expect anyone to make them, break them or save them.  
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Tips on how artists can utilize their fan base.
 
Part 4
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What’s with A&R and labels, today?
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Changes at record labels and publishing companies.
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The pros and cons of “360 Deals.”

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The importance of developing industry relationships.

 

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