Fan Funding: Financing Recordings & Other Artistic Projects

There are quite a few ways to fund recordings and other artistic projects.  Consider the following options: Record label backing. In today’s world, with major labels quickly going the way of the dinosaurs, don’t count on this option unless you’re really famous and have a huge fan base (and are 14 years old). Grants. ...

Does Conservatory Really Prepare for Business Success?

Everything I Know about Business, I Learned at the Conservatory is the title of a recently posted TSM article by Brian Pertl.  In it, he argues that his (enormous) successes as an employee with Microsoft were the result of Conservatory training.  Here are 5 attributes Pertl claims are valuable to the business world and developed in music...

Opportunity for Independent Teachers and Music Professors

Are you or someone you know an independent music teacher or professor doing something extraordinary?  I’m working on a couple of projects now that will feature case studies of these kinds of individuals.              Private Teachers Looking for independent music teachers with: Good business models Income streams other than...

Everything I Know About Business, I Learned at the Conservatory

by Brian Pertl My guess is that the title of this blog caught your attention, because it seems so incredibly unlikely. The world of business and the world of music appear to have very little in common. What on earth could playing a Mozart symphony have to do with leading a budget proposal meeting? Most of us would say, “absolutely nothing at...

Lady Gaga Plays Bassoon

You probably know Lady Gaga for her dance-pop party songs, outrageous costumes, and risqué “shock art” videos.  Of cause you know about her singing, and maybe even piano playing abilities.  But did you realize the Gaga is also a master of the bassoon?  As unlikely as that may seem, we have evidence to prove this point in the video...

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