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Mastering the business of composition through mindset, marketing, and business skills.

The Portfolio Composer Garrett Hope presents The Portfolio Composer

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Mastering the business of composition through mindset, marketing, and business skills.

    Glory St. Germain on Why You ARE a Business

    Glory St. Germain on Why You ARE a Business

    Glory St. Germain is the founder and CEO of Ultimate Music Theory, a TEDx Speaker, an international bestselling author with over fifty books, a host of global music teachers summits, and an expert coach & creator of the UMTC Elite Educator Program. Her passion for teaching excellence sets a new standard of achievement in music theory education. Through her online courses, memberships, and trainings she helps teachers elevate their income, impact their teaching, and grow their expert music teaching business.
     
    This episode is sponsored by Dorico by Steinberg, the future of scoring. Visit www.steinberg.net/tpc for a free 30-day trial version.


     
    Piano teacher, entrepreneur, and founder of Ultimate Music Theory Glory St. Germain joins Garrett Hope and Dr. Heidi Kay Begay to discuss the Ultimate Music Business Summit and why you ARE a business.
    Websites:
    ultimatemusictheory.com  
    Help composers find the podcast by giving The Portfolio Composer a review on iTunes!
     
    This episode was edited by Studio184.

    • 36 min
    Chris Alvarado on Making Music is Running a Business Part 2

    Chris Alvarado on Making Music is Running a Business Part 2

    Luthier, singer-songwriter, and business owner Chris Alvarado makes finely-crafted boutique guitars in the Florida panhandle. After serving in the military, Chris became one of the most in-demand performers along Florida's Emerald Coast. He now runs Driftwood Guitars full-time and creates regular content for YouTube.
     
    This episode is sponsored by Dorico by Steinberg, the future of scoring. Visit www.steinberg.net/tpc for a free 30-day trial version.


     
    Luthier, singer-songwriter, guitarist, and business owner Chris Alvarado discusses how making art is running a business, how to raise your rates, and how to be successful as an artist and with money. This is part two of two.
    Topics discussed in these episodes:
    Chris' portfolio Diversifying your income stream Don't just rely on the one thing YouTube & content creation The mental roadblock The holistic approach Garrett's Venn diagram Making art is still running a business Being successful & famous Why go to Berklee? Selling out Money & success Knowing you can figure it out is a skill to develop Forming your business Raising your rates Surround yourself with business owners Just do it YouTube Websites:
    www.driftwoodguitars.com Driftwood Guitars YouTube Channel  
    Help composers find the podcast by giving The Portfolio Composer a review on iTunes!
     
    This episode was edited by Studio184.

    • 43 min
    Chris Alvarado on Making Music is Running a Business Part 1

    Chris Alvarado on Making Music is Running a Business Part 1

    Luthier, singer-songwriter, and business owner Chris Alvarado makes finely-crafted boutique guitars in the Florida panhandle. After serving in the military, Chris became one of the most in-demand performers along Florida's Emerald Coast. He now runs Driftwood Guitars full time and creates regular content for YouTube.
     
    This episode is sponsored by Dorico by Steinberg, the future of scoring. Visit www.steinberg.net/tpc for a free 30-day trial version.


     
    Luthier, singer-songwriter, guitarist, and business owner Chris Alvarado discusses how making art is running a business, how to raise your rates, and how to be successful as an artist and with money. This is part one of two.
    Topics discussed in these episodes:
    Chris' portfolio Diversifying your income stream Don't just rely on the one thing YouTube & content creation The mental roadblock The holistic approach Garrett's Venn diagram Making art is still running a business Being successful & famous Why go to Berklee? Selling out Money & success Knowing you can figure it out is a skill to develop Forming your business Raising your rates Surround yourself with business owners Just do it YouTube Websites:
    www.driftwoodguitars.com Driftwood Guitars YouTube Channel  
    Help composers find the podcast by giving The Portfolio Composer a review on iTunes!
     
    This episode was edited by Studio184.

    • 46 min
    Heidi Kay Begay on Being Your Own Boss

    Heidi Kay Begay on Being Your Own Boss

    Dr. Heidi Kay Begay is a self-employed flutist, educator, podcaster, and non-profit organizer. She is the creator of the Flute 360 podcast, which delivers educational content, to the modern-day flutist, through various platforms. Since 2018, the podcast has produced over 200 episodes, received over 75,000 downloads from 70 countries, and has obtained several corporate sponsorships.
     
    This episode is sponsored by Dorico by Steinberg, the future of scoring. Visit www.steinberg.net/tpc for a free 30-day trial version.


     
    Flutist, podcaster, and serial entrepreneur Dr. Heidi Kay Begay discusses what it takes to be your own boss.
    Topics discussed in this episode
    Scare the squirrel Flute 360 Ep 126 Being vulnerable The Pivoting Musician How to put your audience first Do deep dives Serving your audience through a vehicle Heidi's portfolio Sponsorships Websites:
    heidikaybegay.com  
    Help composers find the podcast by giving The Portfolio Composer a review on iTunes!
     
    This episode was edited by Studio184.

    • 52 min
    Jeffrey Neavor on Building a Financial Plan

    Jeffrey Neavor on Building a Financial Plan

    Jeffrey Neavor works as a financial advisor after 22 years as a music educator. Jeff has focused on planning for music educators, composers, and freelance creators. Jeff's bands won 14 straight Illinois State Marching Championships, performed at multiple state conventions and festivals, were Presidential Inaugural Parade performers, had numerous BOA Super Regional Finals and Grand National Semifinals placements, performed at National Concert Festival, and received the 2017 Sudler Shield Award.
     
    This episode is sponsored by Dorico by Steinberg, the future of scoring. Visit www.steinberg.net/tpc for a free 30-day trial version.


     
    Band Director turned Financial Advisor Jeffrey Neavor discusses why AND how to build your financial plan.
    Topics discussed in this episode
    Music education Being a band director Transitioning to financial services DFY vs DWY Building a financial plan Risk management/protecting income Life insurance Long-term care insurance Liability, auto, home, disability insurance 6–12 month emergency account Setting up a business account & pay yourself from it Investing Building a team Websites:
    jeffreypneavor.mn.com Email:
    jeffrey.p.neavor@nm.com Help composers find the podcast by giving The Portfolio Composer a review on iTunes!
     
    This episode was edited by Studio184.

    • 42 min
    Joseph Sowa on The Career Success Spell Book

    Joseph Sowa on The Career Success Spell Book

    Joseph Sowa draws from diverse influences to create music of detailed textures and vivid colors. His works have been played and commissioned by groups like PRISM Quartet, Hub New Music & the Genesis Chamber Singers and in sacred and educational settings. He is on the executive board of the Music Creators Academy, which teaches creative music making to middle and high schoolers across North America. He is founder of the Wizarding School for Composers and the Career Success Spell Book. He coaches composers to achieve their artistic and financial goals by helping them own their voice.
      This episode is sponsored by Dorico by Steinberg, the future of scoring. Visit www.steinberg.net/tpc for a free 30-day trial version.



     
    Composer Joseph Sowa returns to The Portfolio Composer to discuss The Career Success Spell Book, collaboration, humility, and un-learning the competitive mindset.
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    The Wizarding School for Composers Joseph's first films core Collaborating on a film project Bringing collaboration into the concert world It's about service Jesus as Ideal Artist Humility The Career Success Spell Book Un-learning the competitive mindset 5 myths The need to have Mozart-level technique & skill Music should speak for itself We have to be picked Hustling involves spamming people You're not trying to appeal to everyone Websites:
    josephsowa.com/tpcspellbook Help composers find the podcast by giving The Portfolio Composer a review on iTunes!
     
    This episode was edited by Studio184.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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78 Ratings

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