The Shows

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

MPP #14: Marc Ostrow on 100% Licensing

Entertainment/copyright lawyer Marc Ostrow returns to MPP to untangle the Department of Justice’s ruling on 100% Licensing, and to answer a few questions about Fair Use principles

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MPP #13: Megan Ihnen on New American Art Song

Mezzo-soprano and new music advocate Megan Ihnen talks about building community, being generous, and writing for the voice.

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MPP #12: Thomas Deneuville on Social Networking and Email Marketing

Thomas Deneuville, founder of online new music magazine I Care If You Listen, chats with Dennis about social media strategies and the importance of having a solid email list

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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.

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