John Bartus

MARATHONER JOHN BARTUS GETS REAL ABOUT THE MUSIC BIZ

Back in the old days of the Music Business, artists routinely got screwed out of major chunks of the cash their music generated. First, the record label that signed...

LABOR DAY: RECOGNIZING AMERICAN WORKERS SINCE 1894

Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, and it came about in response to one of the most dismal chapters in the saga of the American worker. From History.com:...

NASHVILLE: EXPONENTIAL GROWTH & OPPORTUNITIES IN MUSIC CITY

I just got back from a week and a day in Music City, USA — Nashville, Tennessee! Every time I go there, I’m able to (ever so briefly) tap...

OPINION: JUST GET THE DAMN SHOT

All 50 states are now reporting COVID-19 surges as the super-contagious delta variant runs rampant — primarily among the unvaccinated. I could go on and on … but my...

UNDERSTAFFED & UNDERPAID: RELIEVE THE STRESS WITH COMPASSION, UNDERSTANDING, AND PATIENCE

After a somewhat stressful drive out of the Keys to Fort Lauderdale International Airport last Saturday, it would have been very easy to go off on the people working...

EVENTS ARE BACK! CHECK OUT THE BBQ, BREWS & BANDS

My friend and luthier Dean Nickless (he builds amazing acoustic guitars and takes great care of my herd) recently shared a pertinent bit of wisdom with me. He told...