The Shows

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

MPP 048: Martha Mooke on Finding Balance

Composer/violist Martha Mooke talks about improvisation, following your passions, and finding balance.
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MPP 047: Brian Coughlin on Embracing Variety

Composer/bassist Brian Coughlin talks about non-linear career paths, meaningful collaborations, being open to a variety of experiences, and learning from your mistakes.
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MPP 046: Robert Paterson on Believing in Yourself and Support Systems

Composer Robert Paterson talks about running composition competitions, believing in yourself, dealing with rejection, and having support systems in place.
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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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