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#TBT: Stewart Copeland of The Police — You Only Make Money When You Sweat

Happy #TBT. To celebrate, we’re sharing an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: Stewart Copeland of The Police -- You Only Make Money When You Sweat. Jim spoke with Stewart Copeland, drummer of the legendary rock band The Police, about live entertainment today [2009] versus during the '70s and '80s and about strategies for success whether you’re a rock star or not. Jim: The recent tour (2007-08) was very successful despite the band’s not having been together for a long time. Why was...

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Let’s Hope New Material Stands Up to Old When Monty Python Reunites

Hide Your Dead Parrots! Comedy Troupe Monty Python Set to Reunite After 30 Years for New Stage Show. Like the Police Reunion years back, this is going to be enormously successful. As Stewart Copeland told me a few years ago, keeping the brand "pristine" by not touring is going to mean the demand to see the Monty Python gang onstage will be epic. Write it down, and buy your tickets early if you can. One interesting side note is that they...

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How to Keep Your Product Fresh? Don’t Overuse It

Hell has apparently frozen over again. This will be a successful tour, undoubtedly, because the Eagles have an amazing back catalog and have toured so infrequently. As Stewart Copeland of the Police told me in an interview a couple years ago, the secret to the absurd level of success of the tour by The Police a few years ago came from the fact that the band remained "pristine," and had not toured for years and years, despite the high...

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