Helping the Music Industry Cope – Billboard Magazine Article

September 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Band Therapy

Billboard Magazine’s Hannah Karp interviewed me for a very cool music industry piece in the publication’s News section, “From The Desk Of”.  This article appeared on Billboard.com  and as a two page spread in Billboard Magazine’s September 2-15, 2017 issue. The article explores how I have successfully combined two very different careers.  Drawing upon nearly […]

Band Dynamics – 14 Rules for Being a Good Bandmate

February 7, 2015 by  
Filed under Band Dynamics, Music, Musician, Singer

A band is simultaneously a friendship, a collaborative partnership and a business. Although it might be less personal and intimate than a romantic relationship, it is quite possibly more complicated. That’s because there are usually more than two people involved, and everyone has an opinion. We are artists after all, so being sensitive and having […]

Lady Antebellum on Group Therapy: ‘Any Band Needs It’

October 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Band Dynamics, Musician, Singer

Disclosure from Jodi Milstein: Although I have not worked with Lady Antebellum, I would like to share this interview from extra where members of Lady Antebellum discuss how their band benefited from Group Therapy.  Working with bands on group dynamics is my specialty.  If your band or a band you work can benefit from better […]

Band Dynamics with Wayne Kramer from the MC5

March 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Addiction, Band Dynamics, Music, Musician

Detroit native Wayne Kramer was a founding member and guitarist of the revolutionary band the MC5, which came from the same Detroit music scene that produced The Stooges, KISS, and Ted Nugent. With co-guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, Kramer’s aggressive, noisy style on the band’s 1969 debut, Kick Out The Jams, became a landmark in the evolution […]

Band Dynamics – Coping with Addiction

February 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Addiction, Band Dynamics

Albert Hammond Jr: “I was hardcore junkie” The guitarist is known for being in rock band The Strokes, but has also released two records on his own. His last offering ¿Cómo Te Llama? hit stores in 2008, but memories of it are mixed for Albert. He was taking drugs at the time it was recorded […]