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'Reaching Your Dream' Artist Career/Publicity Workshop to Occur in Nashville on July 26
Tenn. (July 2014) -- Artists of all kinds can receive invaluable insights on
the professional steps needed to achieve success by attending the "Reaching Your Dream" workshop from 9
a.m.-6 p.m. July 26 (Saturday) at the Center for Spiritual Living Nashville,
6705 Charlotte Pike in West Nashville.
career and publicity training workshop will be led by country/blues/pop artist Amy Allen and award-winning
publicist/educator/composer/author Chuck Whiting. Attendees will learn how to write and distribute
press releases; develop a one-of-a-kind hook; believe in their talents; plan
creative events; develop stage presence; form a team of experts; develop,
manufacture, market and sell original products; obtain copyrights; and build
and Whiting will lead artists through the career-building and publicity process
step by step with hands-on instructions, examples and feedback. Artist Q&A
spotlights (case studies) will feature insights from Nashville filmmaker/visual
artist Robyn Morshead,
singer/songwriter/musician Sean O'Shea, and author/speaker/edu-tainer/edu-preneur Debbie Watts.
will participate in an artist vision-sharing event called "Arts on the
Row" from 7-9 p.m. Saturday. The
first 15 professionals to sign up for the workshop will enjoy a complimentary
tour and demonstrations at a local media operation on July 25 (Friday). They
also will have the opportunity to receive complimentary writing and editing
critiques during a brainstorming lunch on July 27 (Sunday).
for the "Reaching Your Dream" workshop is $95 (registration by July
20) and $120 (registration after July 20). Participation in the "Arts on
the Row" artist vision-sharing event, media tour, and critiques/Q&A
sessions are included with registration. Meals are not included. Discounts are
available for couples, company-sponsored groups, and non-profit organizations.
Artist scholarships are available.
hear many fellow artists say how overwhelmed they are with the multi-tasking
involved in the career-building process," said Allen, who has collaborated
with Whiting on product development, performances and publicity for her
"Someday Is Today" CD project. "Overcoming self-doubt to believe
in yourself can be a huge struggle. And many artists don't realize how
important it is to establish a professional self-image. It's very important to
develop a one-of-a-kind
persona, top-notch marketing tools, and a great team. We also need to protect
our intellectual property rights in a fast-changing digital world. Achieving
success is a combination of heart and business."
recently landed two Top-15 country hits from her latest album, “Someday Is
Today”. Amy has performed at venues ranging from the White House to the Ryman
Auditorium, opening for stars such as John Conlee, Patty Loveless, and Brooks
& Dunn. She has overcome a major health-related challenge to become
successful in the arts. Learn more about Amy Allen at www.TheAmyAllen.com.
former newspaper reporter, Whiting founded Whiting Publicity and Promotions in
Music City in 1993 to provide exposure for artists and the organizations that
support them. He is the author/co-writer of the book/song “The Littlest Star”,
editor of Music City Arts Update,
and host of the songwriters show “Tunesmithing”. He teaches communication
courses at Middle Tennessee State University and Motlow State Community
College. Learn more about Chuck Whiting at www.WhitingPublicity.com.
goal will be for each musician, author, actor or visual artist to have a
career-changing hook, game plan, or press release in hand by the end of the
weekend," said Whiting, who is completing a new CD of instrumentals and
vocal tunes for release in 2014. "We will be available to provide feedback
during a follow-up brainstorming lunch on Sunday."