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Crushing Classical

Crushing Classical podcast is an ongoing series of provocative interviews with musicians who are pioneering a new path in the classical music genre. I dig into musician's lives who have made an often risky move towards forging a unique path and creating a different kind of music career for themselves. This is particularly challenging in a field where the conventional approach is seeking employment in an orchestra. Join me and learn how others are redefining a thriving classical music career.
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Now displaying: September, 2017

Crushing Classical: Redefining A Thriving Music Career

Sep 28, 2017

What you'll hear:

  • A simple and practical method for furthering a particular point of view you have as a classical musician...without ruining your reputation in the process

  • The real reason why selfies and instrument practice videos aren’t pulling an audience in your direction...and what you should be publishing instead
  • What your audience is TRULY interested in when they find you for the first time (and every day thereafter)

 

  • A straightforward method for establishing what kinds of content to post on social media (everyone is asking us about this)

...and much more

 

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Sep 24, 2017

What you'll hear:

- The critical shift you have to make in your mind to begin building an audience...and why it matters even if you have a symphony job right now

- The surefire solution for generating both ideas and content that works for ANYONE who wasn't blessed with the creativity gene (some of us simply aren't...Eileen included)

- Why asking all your friends to like and follow your artist/band/business social media accounts is among the worst ideas you've ever had

- Two totally unorthodox (yet truthful) characterizations of Instagram and Facebook as promotion platforms that are sure to shift how you relate to them (and promote on them) moving forward

- The #1 reason why you struggle to come up with new ideas for promoting yourself and your work and how to solve it TODAY

...and much more

 

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Sep 21, 2017

What you'll hear:

- The biggest consequence of having classical music's main role models come from the top 5 orchestras...and the effect it's having on your career

 

- Why "do what you love and it will never feel like work" is a myth...and how it applies to classical musicians

 

- The deep rooted conversation that begins with "I'm not a REAL musician unless..." and how to begin dismantling your one dimensional view and approach

 

- How to stop waiting by the phone for your career to call (hint: it's not gonna) and begin moving in a direction that excites you

 

...and much more

 

Mentioned on the podcast:

Project 440:

http://project440.org/

All City Orchestra program in Philadelphia:

http://allcityphiladelphia.org/

Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival

http://www.pikesfallschambermusicfestival.com/

Inscape New Music Ensemble

http://www.inscape.org/

Yo-Yo Ma: Art For Life's Sake:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJSoEewfvYM

Thank you to Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. For high quality sheet music at affordable prices, look no further than https://www.ficksmusic.com/

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Sep 17, 2017

What you'll hear:

- The #1 thing preventing you from being SEEN by your intended audience

- Where and how to start if you don't know what you want to create

- The very first step to "standing out"

- Where "what's next for you" is ACTUALLY found

...and much more

 

Thank you to Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. Order now and use the code CRUSH to get 10% off your order

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Sep 10, 2017

 What you'll hear:

- Why this is the last 100 day challenge either one of us will be doing (and what we're doing instead)

- The clarity we got by Day 12 that had us both discontinue our public figure pages (and what happened as a result)

- How repeated misses and failures over this period of time helped us embrace the act of making mistakes (rather than avoiding them entirely)

- The unexpected and unplanned surprises that were a direct result of simply being *consistent* for 100 days

...and much more

 

Thank you to Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. Get 10% off your order now, use the discount code CRUSH

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Sep 7, 2017

What you'll hear:

- How speaking his mind led to a gig following and observing Georg Solti around Europe

- The real world impact of striving for perfection (and what the real goal should be)

- How to determine who the "best" people are for YOU personally to stay connected with to help build your career

- Why you should be observing "the greats" in your field (and the surprising career side benefits)

 

...and much more

 

Thank you to Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. Use the code CRUSH to receive 10% off your order.

Mentioned in the interview:

About David's orchestra:

https://youtu.be/GrX2fP_qjlc

Nicolas Harnoncourt videos:

Mozart, with LangLang:
http://www.dw.com/en/mission-mozart-lang-lang-nikolaus-harnoncourt/av-18183984
 
Beethoven:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Mrk62TyI4
 
Haydn:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf86daFyk9g

 

Sep 3, 2017

What you'll hear today:

- The difference between "having" debt and "being in" debt (one of these two actually BENEFITS you)

- Why paying off your home quickly is one of the worst things you can do (this will turn your head upside down)

- The 4 rules of the financial institutions that are actually RULING your financial life (and how to take back control of it)

- How to begin applying the same principles banks use (that makes them rich) to your own financial life so you can benefit the same way they do

...and much more

For more information and to work with Mike Beausay, you can email him at Mike@beausayfinancial.com 

 

If you're not signed up yet and you know you want a UNIQUE classical music career by your own design, sign up for our upcoming 7 Day Challenge! It's FREE to join and it starts TUESDAY September 5th!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/crushingclassicalstartingline/

Thank you to Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical.

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