iCadenza's Creative Careers podcast features interviews with musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, and other creative professionals, exploring issues of what it means to create for a living, the challenges of managing you own time, and the opportunities that come from driving the direction of your career. For career advice, free resources, and job postings in arts administration, entertainment, and other creative industries, visit www.icadenza.com!
Creative Thinking with Susan de Weger
Today's guest, Susan de Weger, is an internationally renowned change agent in music education and is on a mission to revitalize music training to better prepare music students for careers in the 21st century.
Currently the Associate Lecturer in Music Entrepreneurship at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, she helps students identify their strengths, define personal success, and prepare for their next step.
In this conversation, we talk about
Why student creativity isn't always valued by schools and teachers (but should be) How and why to test your assumptions about what success means to you Why it's important to hire faculty from diverse backgrounds What she learned after failing her final degree recital And how creative thinking can map across all kinds of disciplines
Becoming The CEO Of Your Career With Bob Lord
Bob Lord is a producer, composer, bassist, and CEO of PARMA Recordings with more than 150 credits as a producer, executive producer, performer, label manager, and composer to his name. He also co-founded the award-winning touring and experimental rock trio Dreadnaught in 1996.
Tune in to this episode as we dig deep into the business side of the recording industry.
We talk about:
Why it’s so important to build positive relationships with the people you work with
Tips for starting a successful recording project
How he started PARMA Recordings and how they educate artists to not get taken advantage of
Why staying in control of your own career is so important
How to determine if you’re ready to be the artistic director of your own career
How to improve your mindset about money
Finding Your Own Path with Denise Tryon
Denise Tryon is the Horn Professor of Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and, until last year, was fourth horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra (2009-2017).
What lead her away from performing fulltime in a coveted orchestra position? Tune in to find out!
You'll also learn:
How she fell in love with playing low horn even while others looked down on her decision What it means to take control of your life (and why doing so can make a huge difference in auditions) How she started "Audition Mode" with Karl Pituch to help musicians be more successful when taking auditions How she's able to teach horn players all over the world without needing to leave her home, and Why she took an octopus to be her personal logo! Learn more at www.denisetryon.com
Get Your Rate Right with Singer-Songwriter Michelle Lewis
Michelle Lewis is an American singer-songwriter who has written songs for everything from award-winning kids shows to Cher, including the worldwide #1 single “Wings” by the British girl group Little Mix.
In this episode we discuss: How she landed the hit show Doc McStuffins; how streaming has changed things for songwriters; why she founded Songwriters of North America (and why they sued the Department of Justice); and tips for protecting yourself from getting taken advantage of as an artist.
Making Money Making Music with James Newcomb
Do you ever feel like your career path zigzags more than it should, or that you aren’t even entirely sure where it’s leading you? If so, that’s okay—and you definitely aren’t alone! In this episode, I’m joined by James Newcomb, host of the MusicPreneur Podcast and founder of MusicPreneur.com. James shares valuable insights into how he accepts the zigzag nature of his path—and how that approach has positively impacted his business.
Thriving with a Portfolio Career with Composer Garrett Hope
Garrett Hope does it all. He’s a composer, a career coach, the owner of a piano tuning company, a guest speaker, an educator, and host of The Portfolio Composer podcast.
In this episode, Garrett tells us what it’s really like working in academia and how to find the right audience for YOUR music.
We also discuss:
The importance of self-promotion and branding to create a thriving career Ways we can get our music into the hands of the right people (and how to find those people) Why developing a portfolio career is so important and tips on managing it What he’s learned from interviewing more than 150 successful musicians on his podcast (iCadenza was featured in episodes 74 and 161 if you want to check them out!) Garrett has taught composition, music theory, music technology, and ear training as adjunct faculty at several institutions, but after completing his DMA Garrett taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Pennsylvania. Returning to Lincoln after teaching in PA has allowed Garrett to focus on composing new music for film, dance, choir, and band; coach and mentor composers building careers in composition; teach as adjunct at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln; and to teach guitar, bass, composition, theory, and piano at Harris Academy of the Arts. He loves working with dancers, artists, scientists, film makers, and music teachers.
More at http://theportfoliocomposer.com/