Ep. 42: Texas Fiddler Directs The Texas Music Office

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As Director of the Texas Music Office, Brendon Anthony sets the agenda for business development, helping music industry professionals navigate their entry into the Texas market, as well as moving their businesses to Texas (including corporations, start-ups, and everything in between). Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott in 2015, Brendon provides the link between the Office of the Governor's Economic Development & Tourism...

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The Highs & Lows Of My Dad's Music Career


The Highs & Lows Of My Dad's Music Career

by Jéan Gabriel, a professional musician and writer for numusician.com.

"This is a personal story dedicated to the hardest working musician I know.
I hope this story inspires you too!"


Some of my earliest memories are smashing pots and pans with wooden spoons in our family lounge while my dad rehearsed with his band, I absolutely loved growing up surrounded by musicians. As a kid, I just thought it was normal. I thought being a...

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Ep. 41: UNT Music Entrepreneurship Q&A

 

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Spenser answers questions submitted by The University of North Texas Music Entrepreneurship students.

Questions answered:

  • How do you save up funds?
  • What advice can you give to young musicians to track finances?
    • Tips on how to create a financial plan?
  • What financial mistakes did you make as a young musician and how did you learn from them?
  • What do you find are the top issues that musicians are facing currently in terms of...
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That One Time I Surrendered My Music Career To (Hopefully) Love Music Again

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
– Bob Dylan

Our relationship with music is just that... a relationship. All musical relationships are unique to the parties involved. Some get married and make albums. Some get divorced and split the royalties. Some just want to have fun and listen to records.

The first 28 years of my life were mostly dedicated towards building a music career,...

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Ep. 39: World-Class Composer Fills His Plate With Pragmatism

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Richard DeRosa received a Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Composition in 2015 for his big band composition “Neil”. He is a tenured full professor and Director of Jazz Composition and Arranging at the University of North Texas. 

Mr. DeRosa’s most recent project was Joey Alexander with Strings where he served as conductor and arranger. The concerts premiered at Jazz at Lincoln Center in October 2018.

Since...

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Ep. 35: NY Actress Derails The Starving Artist Stigma

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Melissa Robinette was born into the circus and spent her early days traveling on the road. Immeidately after high school she left her small town in Northern San Diego with her first union card and sailed around the world performing on cruise ships. In 2002 MelRob came to New York city, booked her first audition and never looked back!

Currently Melissa lives on an organic farm in Astoria, Queens, New York with her husband, 2 recue...

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Ep. 34: Australian Composer Achieves Lofty Goals & Raises Big Money

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Toshi Clinch is a renowned Australian arranger, performer and educator currently located in Melbourne, Australia. His works have been performed globally in Europe, America, Asia and Australia by artists such as the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Big Band, Dick Oatts, Danilo Perez, James Morrison, various X Factor and Australian Idol finalists, West End vocalists, and many other ensembles. In 2016 Clinch graduated with a degree...

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Ep. 32: LA Guitarist Takes Calculated Risks While Touring The World

 

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Sean Hurwitz is a multi-talented musician, producer and song writer. Originally from Israel where he started as a session guitarist and sound engineer, he worked with all the top artists. This inspired him to reach for even greater heights in the international music scene.

Sean is passionate, energetic and generous of spirit as a guitarist, bassist, producer and writer. He is ever the consummate professional whose trademark...

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Ep. 30: Songwriter Finds Confidence & Abundance Mindset

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Jordan Coffing is a well established vocalist and songwriter in the DFW metroplex, her style is evocative and captivating, playfully finessing even the most sophisticated melodies, all the while displaying a tone that is lush and compelling.

Coffing attended the world renowned High School For the Performing and Visual arts in Houston TX and holds a degree in Vocal Jazz Performance from the internationally acclaimed University of...

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Ep. 29: Chicago Musicians Uncover 300+ Income Sources

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Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan are musicians, authors, journalists, public speakers, instructors, and consultants. Their recently released book, Making Money With Music (Macmillan), shows musicians how to tap over 100+ revenue streams, grow their fan base, and thrive in today's music environment. They also wrote the The Indie Band Survival Guide (1st & 2nd Editions, Macmillan), The DIY Musician (Random House), are columnists at...

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7 Habits of Thriving Musicians

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