Tuesday, November 06, 2012

GMA Canada Week - Day #3

Today was awesome. I'm going to need to take a good half day this week just to review my notes and figure out how to apply them all.

We had another full day of GMA workshops, focusing on promoting and touring your music. Again, the guest speakers were knowledgable and generous. The Q&A sessions could have gone on for hours and hours.

The artists in the room wanted to know about the obviously important stuff:

  • how do I book gigs?
  • what are good social networking tools?
  • do I need a publicist?

But what was wonderful were the powerful, personal, necessary questions that people also asked:

  • how do we deal with growing older in an industry that values youth?
  • how do we cope with the tension between family life and being on the road?
  • how do we handle issues of insecurity and self-sabatoge?

The answers were insightful and authentic. So often, Christian leaders feel the need to be so slick and perfect. There was none of that today, and it was completely refreshing.

Hanging with new friends, 
including Juno award-winning singer-songwriter, Greg Sczebel.

I'm posting some photos tonight on our Facebook page. 
Come take a look! 

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