Currently Browsing: Projects

Home Recording Studio Success

This is a guest post from Barry Gardner the chief engineer who operates SafeandSound online mastering based in London in the UK. The home studio can be incredibly sophisticated these days, very much capable of recording, mixing and even self finalizing your tracks to a high standard in the comfort of your own tailored musical space. If you are...

The New Recording Paradigm

On May 31st 2012, a music conference focused on the future of the recording industry will take place in Maastricht, Netherlands. In preparation for this event, they interviewed a variety of musicians, bands, and thought leaders. To view all the responses, click here. Below are my thoughts about this quickly and ever evolving business. First of...

2011 Best Reads from the Savvy Musician

Successful artists, leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators have the most interesting ideas. Not just because they’re somehow magically smarter or more creative. Part of the formula is that these individuals are voracious readers, impacted dramatically by the perspectives of thought leaders. They’re also experts at synthesizing...

Re-Imagining the Orchestra

You may be aware that the New World Symphony is America’s leading training orchestra, boasting top rate talent. And you may have heard about their breathtaking new hall in Miami Beach. But did you know that members of this group are daring to re-imagine the business model of orchestras from the bottom up? The fact that many American orchestras...

Classical Music: Too Elitist or Not Enough?

I spend a good deal of time dreaming up bold and unconventional success solutions for the arts. While these proposals typically receive serious consideration from some corners, there are others who emotionally shoot them down immediately without any rational thought whatsoever. It seems the closer someone is to a position, the more threatening a...

What Professional Orchestras Should Learn From YouTube

These days, when symphony orchestras make national news, the topic is usually not a happy one.  Yet one group has received a very different kind of coverage: the YouTube Symphony Orchestra (YTSO).  Culminating in a performance at Australia’s Sydney Opera House on March 20, 2011, this experiment has generated unprecedented buzz and...

What Does It Take to get Support for the Arts?

Does it ever seem like your impassioned pleas to secure support for an arts organization are falling upon deaf ears?  This tongue-in-cheek video, created by the vocal group Octarium, demonstrates how difficult this conversation can sometimes feel.             Share and...

Take Control of your Artistic Mission

by Daniel Wood Whether your artistic business is a sole proprietorship, a partnership, or a not-for-profit corporation, you need focus to make things happen.  You need to know why you are doing the things that you are doing, otherwise you may steer way off course and not get anywhere. At the same time, you need to be adaptable to the market and...

Audience Engagement Strategy – New Music, New Presentation!!!

Conventional wisdom argues that audiences only like the familiar.  They’re only interested in concert experiences where they can hear the music they already know and love.  This mindset is certainly embraced by most booking agents, presenters, and orchestra programmers. My experience indicates otherwise.  People seem to love the new. ...

Should I Start a Nonprofit?

by Daniel Wood First off, I have to confess that I’m not a lawyer.  I was the jury foreman once, but don’t think that counts.  So please don’t take my advice and quote me in a court of law.  They would probably laugh anyway.  However, I did start a not-for-profit performing arts corporation in California and have acted as its executive...

« Previous Entries

Powered by Wordpress | Designed by I Design Blogs