Music Publishing Podcast Episode Archive
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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 together to market and distribute...
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
MPP 059: NewMusicShelf
Garrett Hope of The Portfolio Composer joins Dennis to make a few exciting announcements
MPP 058: Ed Windels on Being a 5-to-9 Composer
Ed Windels returns to talk about the benefits and drawbacks of having a full-time day job in addition to your composing.
MPP 057: Tony Manfredonia on Video Game Music
Composer Tony Manfredonia returns to talk about his bifurcated career of writing concert music and music for video games.
MPP 056: Griffin Candey on Securing Performances Before You Write
Composer Griffin Candey talks about the importance of securing performances of new, large-scale works before you write them.
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
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.
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.
MPP 052: One Year Anniversary Extravaganza
MPP celebrates one year of episodes with reflection on the past year, a look ahead to the coming months, and a drink with return guest Jay Venute.
MPP 051: New Music Gathering, Part 2
Dennis is joined by composers Tony Manfredonia and Ed Windels to share even more reactions to the third New Music Gathering, held in Bowling Green, OH.
MPP 050: New Music Gathering, Part 1
Dennis is joined by soprano Elisabeth Halliday and composer Spencer Arias to talk about their reactions to the third New Music Gathering, held in Bowling Green, OH.
MPP 049: Marc Ostrow on Legal and Legislative Developments
Entertainment lawyer Marc Ostrow returns to MPP to talk about recent legal and legislative developments in copyright and licensing
MPP 048: Martha Mooke on Finding Balance
Composer/violist Martha Mooke talks about improvisation, following your passions, and finding balance.
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.
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.
MPP 045: Reg Unterseher on Curation
Composer Reg Unterseher talks about the benefits of curation, the future of electronic scores, and different forms of distribution and publication.
MPP 044: Darien Shulman on Commercial Music
Darien Shulman talks about different philosophies of music education, writing for commercials, and what it takes to kill your darlings.
MPP 043: Alexandra Gardner on Composer Websites
Composer Alexandra Gardner returns to talk about what should and shouldn’t go into your composer website.
MPP 042: Jason Heath on Working with School Ensembles
Podcaster and bassist Jason Heath talks about working with (and getting commissions from) school ensembles, and ways that composers and performers can leverage podcasting and blogging
MPP 041: Kevin Clark on Kickstarter and the Economics of Art
Composer Kevin Clark talks about making art sustainable, Baumol’s cost disease, and fundraising with Kickstarter.
MPP 040: Jonathan Newman on Strength in Numbers
Composer Jonathan Newman talks about writing for educational ensembles, the history and impact of BCM International, and being “pigeonholed”
MPP 039: Anne Lanzilotti on Collaboration and Commissioning
Anne Lanzilotti talks about collaboration, the joys and challenges of commissioning, and new music advocacy.
MPP 038: David & Matthew Maslanka on Forging Your Own Path
David and Matthew Maslanka talk about taking risks, their unique publishing setup, and the importance of being true to your music and yourself.
MPP 037: Dale Trumbore & Brandon Elliott on Recording Projects
Composer Dale Trumbore and conductor Brandon Elliott talk about the process of recording a full-length choral album together
MPP 036: Joshua Gersen on Youth Symphonies
Conductor Joshua Gersen talks about the role of youth orchestras, the nature of orchestral writing, and the annual NYYS composition competition.
MPP 035: Scott Tegge on Diversified Revenue
Tubist Scott Tegge talks about collaboration, having diversified income, and knowing how to fundraise.
MPP 034: William J. Lackey on Administrative Skills
Composer William J. Lackey talks about transformative teachers, learning administrative skills, and a host of composer opportunities
MPP 033: Frank J. Oteri, Part 2: Audience
Frank J. Oteri talks about reconciling different genres, thinking about audiences and their preconceptions, and amateurism.
MPP 032: Frank J. Oteri, Part 1: Originality
Composer/Composer Advocate Frank Oteri discusses pushing artistic boundaries, the nature of “originality”, and what it means to be an advocate for new music (Part 1 of 2)
MPP 031: Reena Esmail on Gender and Race in Concert Music
Composer Reena Esmail joins Dennis to discuss a range of topics, including being a woman composer and a composer of color.
MPP 030: Stacy Garrop on Overcoming Shyness
Composer Stacy Garrop talks about writing cold emails to ensembles, going freelance full-time, and overcoming shyness
MPP 029: The Midwest Clinic
Dennis is joined by several guests – new and returning – to talk about their experiences at The Midwest Clinic 2016
MPP 028: Scott Winship Analyzes NMUSA Project Grant Proposals
Scott Winship returns to analyze several New Music USA Project Grant applications, and offers more advice on strengthening yours.
MPP 027: Lessons Learned and the Six Month Anniversary with Jay Venute
Dennis and Jay Venute look back on the first six months of the show
MPP 026: Angela Myles Beeching on Time Management
Angela Myles Beeching, author of “Beyond Talent”, talks about time management, setting habits, and learning to talk about your music
MPP 025: Trudy Chan on Showing Up
Trudy Chan of Black Tea Music talks about preparing for conferences, the virtues of patience, and the importance of showing up
MPP 024: Garrett Hope and Masterminding
Garrett Hope of The Portfolio Composer returns to talk about the power of mastermind groups
MPP #23: Emily Bookwalter on Citizenship and Community
Emily Bookwalter talks about marketing, storytelling, musical labels, community, and citizenship.
MPP #22: Kathleen Supove on Forging Your Own Path
Pianist Kathleen Supové talks about virtuosity, tradition, and forging your own path.
MPP #21: Seth Hanes on Breaking into the Scene
Horn player and entrepreneur Seth Hanes talks about effective marketing for musicians, securing new gigs, and his new book “Break into the Scene”.
MPP #20: Marc Peloquin on Recording and Rolling with the Punches
Pianist Marc Peloquin talks about curation, recording, and rolling with the punches in your life and career.
MPP #19: Scott Winship on the New Music USA Project Grants
Download Episode For this week’s episode, I sat down with Scott Winship, the Director of Grantmaking at New Music USA to talk about the organization’s Project Grants, and answer a few listener questions. It was a great conversation with a lot of really great tips for...
MPP #18: Rhymes With Opera on New American Opera
Download Episode Recently declared by Opera News to be a "game changing" company that is redefining American opera, New York City-based Rhymes With Opera started just like most new music ensembles - as a handful of like-minded friends who just wanted to do good work -...
MPP #17: Rose Marshack on Teaching Music Business
Illinois State University professor and indie rocker Rose Marshack talks about teaching music business.
MPP #016: Daniel Gilliam on Classical Radio
Daniel Gilliam, composer and Program Director for WUOL Classical 90.5 talks classical radio and having a day job outside of academia.
MPP #15: Garrett Hope on Marketing and Helping Other Composers
Garrett Hope, composer and host of The Portfolio Composer, talks marketing, thinking like a business owner, and helping other composers
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
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.
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
MPP #11: Kurt Knecht & Jennifer Rosenblatt on MusicSpoke and digital distribution
MusicSpoke co-founders Kurt Knecht & Jennifer Rosenblatt talk digital distribution, piracy, and the future of score sales
MPP #10: Choral music with Dominick DiOrio
Composer/conductor Dominick DiOrio talks about composing for the voice, and submitting new works to conductors and ensembles
MPP #9: Alexandra Gardner on Score Pricing, Websites, and Networking
Composer Alexandra Gardner talks about Score pricing, composers’ websites, and networking with other artists
MPP #8: Social Media and Talking About Music with Rob Deemer
Rob Deemer talks about academia, social media, and the ways we talk and think about concert music
MPP #7: Dale Trumbore on Taking a Methodical Approach to Your Career
Dale Trumbore on being methodical in your career choices, forming commissioning consortia, and using Kickstarter
MPP #6: Engraving and Score Production with Noah Luna
Noah Luna, composer and founder of BCP Music, talks about the importance of high-quality engraving, and how to make your scores look great
MPP #5: Erin Rogers on Publishing and Licensing
Composer/saxophonist Erin Rogers talks about the many paths you can take to publishing your works, as well as the importance of licensing your music.
MPP #4: Copyright and Fair Use with Marc Ostrow
Every artist should have a working knowledge of copyright law – listen to Marc Ostrow explain the basics.
MPP #3: Mental Health and Self-Doubt with Chris Cresswell
A wide-ranging trans-Atlantic talk on mental health, the practical realities of writing for large ensembles, comparing yourself to other composers, and our favorite shows on Netflix.
MPP #2: Jennifer Jolley on Rejection and Collaboration
A great chat with Jenn Jolley on dealing with rejection, being on “the other side” of composition competitions, the realities of running an arts organization, and resource sharing.
MMP #1: The Business Mindset with Alex Shapiro
Composer Alex Shapiro joins Dennis to talk about Life, the Universe, and Everything.
MPP #0: Getting to Know You
Introducing the Music Publishing Podcast and host Dennis Tobenski.
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