The Shows

Nuts and bolts conversations on the business and practical aspects of being a concert musician in the 21st century

MPP 055: ADJ*ective New Music

The c-founders of ADJ•ective New Music talk about the benefits and challenges of forming a composer collective

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MPP 054: Commissioning with Megan Ihnen and Alex Shapiro

Mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen and composer Alex Shapiro return to MPP to talk about the ins and outs of commissioning new music from the perspective of the composer and the commissioner.

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MPP 053: Garrett Schumann and Live Streaming Events

Composer Garrett Schumann talks about building a local music scene, investing in yourself, and the nuts and bolts of economical live streaming.

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Dennis answers questions, offers quick tips, and talks shop to help composers and performers who want to make a living off of their hard work.

CGDB 018: Strategic Partners

Dennis talks about the value of strategic partnerships, and the importance of evaluating them honestly.

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CGDB 017: Think Like a Business Owner

Dennis talks about approaching your music like a business in the beginning of a short series on “Thinking Like a Business Owner”

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CGDB 016: Redundancy on Your Website

Dennis talks about the importance of serving the different audiences you’ll encounter on your website by offering the same information in several places across the site

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Your Host

 

Dennis Tobenski is a composer of acoustic new music, an active vocalist, and an advocate for living composers and their works. His deep and at times bizarre fascination with the intersections of art and commerce has led him to start a small record label, and to write extensively about the business of being a musician in the 21st century.

Learn more about Dennis and his music at DennisTobenski.com

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