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Described as ‘Sax supremo’ by The Voice Newspaper, Millicent is a multi-award winning British saxophonist and Endorser for Harry Hartmann Fiberreeds. Millicent sits on the Executive Committee of the Musicians Union.

She is passionate about seeing more women in music and founded 'Time For My Music' a online membership group for women to network, be empowered about achieving their music goals. Millicent has gained recognition among artistes and is featured on many Stages including British TV, international and national Radio stations.

Millicent’s Podcast ‘Success Beyond The Score’ is to help musicians, singers, rappers and spoken word artistes find their way in the music industry and build a career in music. Her weekly episodes discuss do's, don'ts, give tips and insights.

Success Beyond The Score Millicent Stephenson

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Get your FREE copy of Millicent's ground breaking tips 'Ten Reason Why They Will Pay You Before Gig Day' https://www.successbeyondthescore.com/getpaidbeforegigday

Described as ‘Sax supremo’ by The Voice Newspaper, Millicent is a multi-award winning British saxophonist and Endorser for Harry Hartmann Fiberreeds. Millicent sits on the Executive Committee of the Musicians Union.

She is passionate about seeing more women in music and founded 'Time For My Music' a online membership group for women to network, be empowered about achieving their music goals. Millicent has gained recognition among artistes and is featured on many Stages including British TV, international and national Radio stations.

Millicent’s Podcast ‘Success Beyond The Score’ is to help musicians, singers, rappers and spoken word artistes find their way in the music industry and build a career in music. Her weekly episodes discuss do's, don'ts, give tips and insights.

    The 7 stages of the gigging musician - S3 Ep1

    The 7 stages of the gigging musician - S3 Ep1

    The 7 Stages of a gigging musician, according to Millicent Stephenson. I believe that • Every musician (singer, instrumentalist, rapper, singer-songwriter, etc) should be paid their worth • Every musician should apply business principles to their music for it to grow to the level they want it to • Every musician (irrespective of age) can have their own fanbase because the world is big enough. But it is not the case for everyone, it may not be the case for you. Perhaps you feel stuck; you've tried but can't move forward, maybe you're thinking of giving up. Perhaps you are just getting started but you are unclear about what you need to do next, the stages of your music business. In this episode I present the 7 stages of the gigging musician, to help you consider where you are and where to go next. These stages are based on my music journey and observations of gigging musicians.

    • 25 min
    The absolute BEST takeaways from my Guest list!

    The absolute BEST takeaways from my Guest list!

    I’m so thrilled to have interviewed 6 exceptional west midlands musicians. They work full time in the industry and are making waves where they are. Today I’m going to share the absolute best takeaways from my Guest list. That’s not to say that everything else in their interview was not important, in fact there was good stuff from beginning to end but these things really stood out for me. Somethings I learnt, somethings were re-enforced.

    0:00 Introduction

    2:46 About Tony Bean and what caught my attention.

    3:40 Lesson: You don’t know where you will end up but you know where you are starting. Networking is key, treat everybody right. Be yourself. Help others when you can.

    9:56 About Louise Dengate and what made sense to me.

    10:35 Lesson: Dealing with my headspace, my stage nerves, imposter syndrome. Projecting my critical thoughts and dealing with my mental space to be successful on stage.

    15:30 About Abigail and what resonated

    16:15 Lesson: Backstage and front stage are very different. Balancing life’s challenges and delivering the perceived glamour of our work.

    19:10 Memorising music.

    22:47 About Anna Brooks and needs must

    23:57 Lesson: Multi-tasking and balancing childcare and music. Other ways to work in music. Getting another job outside of music temporarily.

    30:30 Anti-sociable working hours and the needs of our family. Planning family time. Time for yourself.

    35:09 About Dan Whitehouse and what you have to do

    35:41 Lesson – developing my inner artiste helps to clear your mind and get in touch with your music. Why I gave up journaling and how I got back into it. The reasons for journaling and engaging with the page.

    39:35 About Ruby Turner and looking after you

    41:28 Lesson: Be down to earth. You are still you. ‘Celine Dion reacts calmly to fan storming stage’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoO2LpfcVVI

    41:32 Health challenges and how to cope with them at your Gigs and teaching. Handling the menopause or other health challenges. Time to retire from music.

    43:31 Disclaimer: At time of this recording, according to the NHS, men do not have the menopause, but experience symptoms related to other concerns https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/male-menopause/ Other research might suggest otherwise).

    47:32 conclusion and free gifts www.successbeyondthescore.com/freegifts ’10 reasons why they will pay you before gig day’. ’25 secrets of the successful gigging musician, singer, rapper and spoken word artiste’ 48:45 End

    • 48 min
    3 essential music career tips you can do now to make it in the industry and build a full-time career

    3 essential music career tips you can do now to make it in the industry and build a full-time career

    ‘10 Reasons Why They Will Pay You Before Gig Day!’ https://www.successbeyondthescore.com/getpaidbeforegigday

    Hello, everybody, I am Millicent Stephenson and I want to start this episode wishing you the best of the best for this new year 2022! I hope you had the opportunity to celebrate the holidays, rest and get ready to smash all your goals.Actually, today's theme is perfect to start the year: from each of my guests, we are going to hear at least three essential tips, things you can do now to help you make it in the music industry. It condenses all the other advice and experience we have enjoyed through all the season, which is great and so useful, isn't it?Please be aware of the fact these interviews happened during different moments of the pandemic, so  these conversations took place over Zoom, which means you might hear a difference in sound quality between the intro and the recordings.Let's find out what Anna Brooks, Tony Bean, Louise Dengate, Dan Whitehouse, Abigail Kelly and Ruby Turner MBE think is needed for success.

    #musiccareer #3essentialtips #musicindustry

    • 48 min
    True stories – the impact of the corona virus pandemic on independent, DIY and Signed musicians

    True stories – the impact of the corona virus pandemic on independent, DIY and Signed musicians

    ‘10 Reasons Why They Will Pay You Before Gig Day!’ https://www.successbeyondthescore.com/getpaidbeforegigday

    I am happy to bring you another episode of ‘Success Beyond The Score’ podcast where you can learn how to build your music career from the best in the field.

    At the time of this recording, we are so close to the end of the year, I wanted to look back at some reflections about the critical event that marked 2020 and 2021: the coronavirus pandemic.

    It was a devastating blow for humankind at all levels that is still taking a toll to this day, yet it was also a moment of crisis that allowed us to think differently about what we were doing and what we really wanted.

    How did it affect the music industry? Specifically, how did it impact musicians? Today you will hear true stories - the impact of the corona virus pandemic on independent, DIY, and signed musicians.

    Let's then listen to Anna Brooks, Tony Bean, Louise Dengate, Dan Whitehouse, Abigail Kelly and Ruby Turner MBE, while they tell us about their hardships, opportunities, the good and the bad.

    Please be aware of the fact these interviews happened during different moments of the pandemic, so the outlook of the guests might vary. Also, all of these conversations took place over Zoom, which means you might hear a difference in sound quality between the intro and the recordings.

    0.00 Introduction

    02:18 Anna Brooks – International touring saxophonist, recording artiste, arranger and director. http://annabrooks.rocks/

    10:23 Tony Bean - CEO and founder of 5AM Records. International Artiste Developer, Songwriter and Record Producer

    13:25 Louise Dengate Choir director, vocal coach and agency director, https://louisedengate.wixsite.com/home

    16:01 Dan Whitehouse – acclaimed composer and songwriter currently signed with Reveal Records. www.dan-whitehouse.com https://www.dan-whitehouse.com/

    20:45 Abigail Kelly - an award winning international operatic soprano & Ambassador for the National Touring Opera. https://www.abigailkellysoprano.com/

    28:28 Ruby Turner Ruby Turner MBE -singer-songwriter, US R&B number 1 chart hit and actress http://www.rubyturner.com/

    40:22 Conclusion

    40:53 Ten Reason Why They Will Pay You Before Gig Day

    #coronavirusmusician #truestories #musicindustry

    • 41 min
    What can you learn from your music career highs and lows?

    What can you learn from your music career highs and lows?

    ‘10 Reasons Why They Will Pay You Before Gig Day!’ 

    This time, I are going a bit more personal with my guests. I am asking them about their career highs; also their lows - what have they realised truly matters after decades of experiences? What have they learned from difficult times? So come along and hear from:


    Dan Whitehouse – acclaimed composer and songwriter currently signed with Reveal Records. www.dan-whitehouse.com
    4 year old Harry sings ‘Somebody Love You’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZDk1Edsg08
    Anna Brooks – international touring saxophonist, recording artiste, arranger and director. http://annabrooks.rocks/
    Abigail Kelly - an award winning international operatic soprano & Ambassador for the National Touring Opera. https://www.abigailkellysoprano.com/
    Louise Dengate Choir director, vocal coach and agency director, https://louisedengate.wixsite.com/home
    Tony Bean - CEO and founder of 5AM Records. International Artiste Developer, Songwriter and Record Producer

    By the way, these interviews were recorded through Zoom due to COVID-19 pandemic so you might notice a slight change of audio quality between the introduction and the interviews but the show content is still A+!

    • 29 min
    The Real Truth About The Music Business - Record Labels, Contracts, Finance, Networking & Education

    The Real Truth About The Music Business - Record Labels, Contracts, Finance, Networking & Education

    ‘10 Reasons Why They Will Pay You Before Gig Day!’ https://www.successbeyondthescore.com/getpaidbeforegigday I am happy to have you back for another episode of Success Beyond The Score. This time, we are going straight to the main topic of the whole podcast: the business side of music. Just before I kick off, I want to let you know I have a new gift just for you. It’s called ‘10 Reasons Why They Will Pay You Before Gig Day!’ If you have tried to get paid in advance and it’s not worked then check out this list of 10 things your customers consider before they pay you in advance, it will help you to understand what you should put in place to make it possible for you get paid before you hit the stage! The link is https://www.successbeyondthescore.com/getpaidbeforegigday Now back to the main topic of today’s episode. the business side of music. It is an essential part of the journey to becoming a professional musician that intimidates many emerging artists, but it doesn't have to be that way! Let my brilliant guests tell you all about it; we are going to talk about record labels, contracts, finances, networking, training and education, from their experience and without keeping any secrets. We have a full house today as well, so let's welcome Ruby Turner, Dan Whitehouse, Anna Brooks, Abigail Kelly, Louise Dengate, and Tony Bean. This interview was recorded through Zoom due to COVID-19 lockdown still easing, so you might perceive a slight change of audio quality between the introduction and the show. But don't worry because the content is stella! 0.00 Introduction 02.46 Ruby Turner MBE -singer-songwriter, US R&B number 1 chart hit and actress. http://www.rubyturner.com/ 15.45 Dan Whitehouse – acclaimed composer and songwriter currently signed with Reveal Records. www.dan-whitehouse.com 24.10 Anna Brooks – international touring saxophonist, recording artiste, arranger and director. http://annabrooks.rocks/ 30.43 Abigail Kelly - an award winning international operatic soprano & Ambassador for the National Touring Opera. https://www.abigailkellysoprano.com/ 36.19 Louise Dengate - music agency director, choir director & vocal coach https://www.crystalproductions.uk/ 41.27 Tony Bean - CEO and founder of 5AM Records. International Artiste Developer, Songwriter and Record Producer 50.18 Wrap up

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