Bruno Mars Super Bowl Halftime Show: Singer Won’t Get Paid | TIME.com

Bruno MarsTime.com announces that Pop superstar Bruno Mars won’t get paid for his performance in the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

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On Super Bowl Sunday, Pop superstar Bruno Mars was on stage in front of an audience likely to top 100 million. But he won’t make a dime for his performance.

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As my speaking coach Kent Julian always teaches me, (and I paraphrase) “If you speak for no money, don’t make it free.”

This is how it looks in the Music Industry in front of a 100 million plus audience.

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Doors to Heaven Unlock

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Matt Mahaffey

Best Musicians - Matt Flavor-Blast MahaffeyThe other night I was able to hang out with one of the best musicians I know.  Enter: Matt Mahaffey.

Matt and I were in a band (along with my brother, Michael) for 10 years or more when we lived in Kingsport.  We played anywhere for anyone who would listen.  Eventually, it lead us to making an album in Nashville and doing dates at Dollywood, Opryland as well as some other larger conventions.

Matt, Michael and I would spend countless nights staying up all night talking music, gear, and dreaming of actually doing music for a living (All 3 of us have succeeded in our dream).

Matt moved to LA and ended up working with many great artists, doing soundtrack for blockbuster movies, and even doing commercial jingles (Expedia….. dot com).

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Thank You Carrie Underwood for The Gift!

Carrie Underwood and Chad Jeffers on Blown Away tour

As you know, I have the privilege of working with some pretty incredible professional musicians at the top of their game.

Artists like Carrie Underwood are not only great talents, but great people as well and I think we can all learn from successful people like her on how to treat those who work for you.

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3 Essential Tips for any Musician (No matter what stage you are on in your musical journey)

many artists, musicians, and songwriters ask me, “What should I be focusing on right now to help my music career?”

4026853544_5cae1dfaf2_zAs I travel the world performing as well as giving seminars in support of my book, “25 Notes for the Successful Musician,” many artists, musicians, and songwriters ask me, “What should I be focusing on right now to help my music career?” Good news – I have 3 tips you can incorporate into your music career today!

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