The Shows

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

MPP 062: Darien Shulman on Composing for Television

Composer Darien Shulman returns to talk about his experience writing for a new television series.

MPP 061: Independent Music Publishers Cooperative

After a Summer hiatus, Dennis returns for a conversation with composers Elizabeth Alexander and J. David Moore, two of the founding members of the Independent Music Publishers Cooperative, a group of eight composer-publishers working...

MPP 060: REBROADCAST David & Matthew Maslanka on Forging Your Own Path

In honor of David Maslanka’s memory, MPP rebroadcasts his January 2017 appearance on Forging Your Own Path

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.

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”

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

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

Partners

The American Composers Forum is committed to supporting composers and developing new markets for their music. Through granting, commissioning, and performance programs, ACF provides composers at all stages of their careers with valuable resources for professional and artistic development. By linking communities with composers and performers, ACF fosters a demand for new music, enriches communities, and helps develop the next generation of composers, musicians, and music patrons.

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