Music Publishing Podcast Episode Archive
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Composer Darien Shulman returns to talk about his experience writing for a new television series.
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...
In honor of David Maslanka’s memory, MPP rebroadcasts his January 2017 appearance on Forging Your Own Path
Garrett Hope of The Portfolio Composer joins Dennis to make a few exciting announcements
Ed Windels returns to talk about the benefits and drawbacks of having a full-time day job in addition to your composing.
Composer Tony Manfredonia returns to talk about his bifurcated career of writing concert music and music for video games.
Composer Griffin Candey talks about the importance of securing performances of new, large-scale works before you write them.
The c-founders of ADJ•ective New Music talk about the benefits and challenges of forming a composer collective
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.
Composer Garrett Schumann talks about building a local music scene, investing in yourself, and the nuts and bolts of economical live streaming.
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.
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.
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.
Entertainment lawyer Marc Ostrow returns to MPP to talk about recent legal and legislative developments in copyright and licensing
Composer/violist Martha Mooke talks about improvisation, following your passions, and finding balance.
Composer/bassist Brian Coughlin talks about non-linear career paths, meaningful collaborations, being open to a variety of experiences, and learning from your mistakes.
Composer Robert Paterson talks about running composition competitions, believing in yourself, dealing with rejection, and having support systems in place.
Composer Reg Unterseher talks about the benefits of curation, the future of electronic scores, and different forms of distribution and publication.
Darien Shulman talks about different philosophies of music education, writing for commercials, and what it takes to kill your darlings.
Composer Alexandra Gardner returns to talk about what should and shouldn’t go into your composer website.
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
Composer Kevin Clark talks about making art sustainable, Baumol’s cost disease, and fundraising with Kickstarter.
Composer Jonathan Newman talks about writing for educational ensembles, the history and impact of BCM International, and being “pigeonholed”
Anne Lanzilotti talks about collaboration, the joys and challenges of commissioning, and new music advocacy.
David and Matthew Maslanka talk about taking risks, their unique publishing setup, and the importance of being true to your music and yourself.
Composer Dale Trumbore and conductor Brandon Elliott talk about the process of recording a full-length choral album together
Conductor Joshua Gersen talks about the role of youth orchestras, the nature of orchestral writing, and the annual NYYS composition competition.
Tubist Scott Tegge talks about collaboration, having diversified income, and knowing how to fundraise.
Composer William J. Lackey talks about transformative teachers, learning administrative skills, and a host of composer opportunities
Frank J. Oteri talks about reconciling different genres, thinking about audiences and their preconceptions, and amateurism.
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)
Composer Reena Esmail joins Dennis to discuss a range of topics, including being a woman composer and a composer of color.
Composer Stacy Garrop talks about writing cold emails to ensembles, going freelance full-time, and overcoming shyness
Dennis is joined by several guests – new and returning – to talk about their experiences at The Midwest Clinic 2016
Scott Winship returns to analyze several New Music USA Project Grant applications, and offers more advice on strengthening yours.
Dennis and Jay Venute look back on the first six months of the show
Angela Myles Beeching, author of “Beyond Talent”, talks about time management, setting habits, and learning to talk about your music
Trudy Chan of Black Tea Music talks about preparing for conferences, the virtues of patience, and the importance of showing up
Garrett Hope of The Portfolio Composer returns to talk about the power of mastermind groups
Emily Bookwalter talks about marketing, storytelling, musical labels, community, and citizenship.
Pianist Kathleen Supové talks about virtuosity, tradition, and forging your own path.
Horn player and entrepreneur Seth Hanes talks about effective marketing for musicians, securing new gigs, and his new book “Break into the Scene”.
Pianist Marc Peloquin talks about curation, recording, and rolling with the punches in your life and career.
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...
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Illinois State University professor and indie rocker Rose Marshack talks about teaching music business.
Daniel Gilliam, composer and Program Director for WUOL Classical 90.5 talks classical radio and having a day job outside of academia.
Garrett Hope, composer and host of The Portfolio Composer, talks marketing, thinking like a business owner, and helping other composers
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
Mezzo-soprano and new music advocate Megan Ihnen talks about building community, being generous, and writing for the voice.
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
MusicSpoke co-founders Kurt Knecht & Jennifer Rosenblatt talk digital distribution, piracy, and the future of score sales
Composer/conductor Dominick DiOrio talks about composing for the voice, and submitting new works to conductors and ensembles
Composer Alexandra Gardner talks about Score pricing, composers’ websites, and networking with other artists
Rob Deemer talks about academia, social media, and the ways we talk and think about concert music
Dale Trumbore on being methodical in your career choices, forming commissioning consortia, and using Kickstarter
Noah Luna, composer and founder of BCP Music, talks about the importance of high-quality engraving, and how to make your scores look great
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.
Every artist should have a working knowledge of copyright law – listen to Marc Ostrow explain the basics.
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.
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.
Composer Alex Shapiro joins Dennis to talk about Life, the Universe, and Everything.
Introducing the Music Publishing Podcast and host Dennis Tobenski.
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