193: Talking the Business of Music and UMBS‪!‬ Expand Online

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In this week’s episode, I have three amazing guests with me (all at once) to discuss something really special happening in January -- UMBS, The Ultimate Music Business Summit!

Find more info here: Ultimate Music Business Summit

Topics we discuss:


Their experiences with:

All things that go into being a small business owner -- learning everything that goes into entrepreneurship, marketing, etc. Thinking “business-ly”
The mindset of applying business concepts to what we do as music teachers.
Finding value in our skill sets, pivoting, and knowing what you can offer your tribe
Shining a light on your products, services and offerings.
Charting their own journeys, but not having to do it alone!


The upcoming Ultimate Music Business Summit! This is the second one they’re hosting, and they’re planning to make it even better than last year, and more valuable for people, especially people like YOU who are building your businesses, teaching music, and working to serve your students really well and then ultimately to make more money doing that.
The major benefit and takeaways from attending the summit:

Taking control of your own opportunities
Scaling your offerings and serving your audience in new and innovative ways.
Networking and collaborating and stepping out of your comfort zone and interacting for inspiration.
How can you use those connections to gain new opportunities.
The business mindset and thinking of yourself as a business (i.e. money mindset)


The business space of music -- how we can learn from each other no matter where you are in the process or what your niche is.
How musicians want to see other musicians succeed.
Learning from others and applying it to your own business when you have an open and eager mindset to learn.

We're not in a place where we have to stay still, especially with everything online!

To learn more about the summit and see the list of presenters, head on over to Ultimate Music Business Summit and if you give enter your email address right now, they will send you the five steps that's necessary to make money in music.

And our guests today graciously offered for you to shoot them an email and tell them what questions you have or what problems you're encountering in your business so that they can build this thing even better for you!



Arthur: portlandcomposer.com for the composing site, firespike.com for the web development site, and on social media @arthurbreur

Garrett: garretthope.com and theportfoliocomposer.com for the podcast.

Heidi: heidikaybegay.com and on social media @heidikaybegay



Today’s guests:

Dr. Heidi Kay Begay is a self-employed flutist, educator, podcaster, and non-profit organizer. Heidi is the creator and host of the Flute 360 podcast, which delivers educational content (to the modern-day flutist) through various platforms. Since 2018, the podcast has produced over 170 episodes, received over 56,000 downloads from 70 countries, and has obtained numerous corporate sponsorships. Heidi’s mission is to help musicians reach new heights so they can feel empowered, confident, and have a life they love on and off the stage! Please visit https://heidikaybegay.com for more information!

Arthur Breur (he/him) composes personalized, melodic music for live performance, for everything from solo instrument or voice, to full orchestra, concert band, and other large ensembles.

His compositional style was shaped by three primary influences growing up: a strong church choir program, the great classic film scores of the 1970s, and children’s television programs like Sesame Street and The Muppets.

Arthur is the Composer in Residence for the Tualatin Valley Symphony and the Tualatin Valley Community Band, and uses his role not just for his own music, but to promote the creation and performance of new music by other composers.

Over the more than 35 years he has been composing, he h

In this week’s episode, I have three amazing guests with me (all at once) to discuss something really special happening in January -- UMBS, The Ultimate Music Business Summit!

Find more info here: Ultimate Music Business Summit

Topics we discuss:


Their experiences with:

All things that go into being a small business owner -- learning everything that goes into entrepreneurship, marketing, etc. Thinking “business-ly”
The mindset of applying business concepts to what we do as music teachers.
Finding value in our skill sets, pivoting, and knowing what you can offer your tribe
Shining a light on your products, services and offerings.
Charting their own journeys, but not having to do it alone!


The upcoming Ultimate Music Business Summit! This is the second one they’re hosting, and they’re planning to make it even better than last year, and more valuable for people, especially people like YOU who are building your businesses, teaching music, and working to serve your students really well and then ultimately to make more money doing that.
The major benefit and takeaways from attending the summit:

Taking control of your own opportunities
Scaling your offerings and serving your audience in new and innovative ways.
Networking and collaborating and stepping out of your comfort zone and interacting for inspiration.
How can you use those connections to gain new opportunities.
The business mindset and thinking of yourself as a business (i.e. money mindset)


The business space of music -- how we can learn from each other no matter where you are in the process or what your niche is.
How musicians want to see other musicians succeed.
Learning from others and applying it to your own business when you have an open and eager mindset to learn.

We're not in a place where we have to stay still, especially with everything online!

To learn more about the summit and see the list of presenters, head on over to Ultimate Music Business Summit and if you give enter your email address right now, they will send you the five steps that's necessary to make money in music.

And our guests today graciously offered for you to shoot them an email and tell them what questions you have or what problems you're encountering in your business so that they can build this thing even better for you!



Arthur: portlandcomposer.com for the composing site, firespike.com for the web development site, and on social media @arthurbreur

Garrett: garretthope.com and theportfoliocomposer.com for the podcast.

Heidi: heidikaybegay.com and on social media @heidikaybegay



Today’s guests:

Dr. Heidi Kay Begay is a self-employed flutist, educator, podcaster, and non-profit organizer. Heidi is the creator and host of the Flute 360 podcast, which delivers educational content (to the modern-day flutist) through various platforms. Since 2018, the podcast has produced over 170 episodes, received over 56,000 downloads from 70 countries, and has obtained numerous corporate sponsorships. Heidi’s mission is to help musicians reach new heights so they can feel empowered, confident, and have a life they love on and off the stage! Please visit https://heidikaybegay.com for more information!

Arthur Breur (he/him) composes personalized, melodic music for live performance, for everything from solo instrument or voice, to full orchestra, concert band, and other large ensembles.

His compositional style was shaped by three primary influences growing up: a strong church choir program, the great classic film scores of the 1970s, and children’s television programs like Sesame Street and The Muppets.

Arthur is the Composer in Residence for the Tualatin Valley Symphony and the Tualatin Valley Community Band, and uses his role not just for his own music, but to promote the creation and performance of new music by other composers.

Over the more than 35 years he has been composing, he h

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