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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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Crushing Classical: Redefining A Thriving Music Career

Feb 26, 2021

What you’ll hear

  • How to think like an entrepreneur and still be community-centered
  • The way to use networking and connections to build the career and business you want
  • The illusive ingredient of self-awareness - how to get it and how to use it to create a life you want
  • A unique way to add personality to recording projects (I’m surprised no one does this already!)
  • And so much more!

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Feb 11, 2021

This episode is going to KNOCK your socks off. This is REAL TALK about pricing and getting paid. Super valuable advice for every working musician, seriously a must-hear. Brian delivers massive value… I can’t wait for you to hear it!

  • The #1 thing you should make sure happens when it comes to getting paid, whether it’s a gig or students
  • How to simultaneously raise your prices AND make it a no-brainer for the one who’s paying for the lessons
  • A strategy for offering different packages (whether it’s lessons or a performing gig) to get you the most money possible
  • Powerful advice if you play wedding gigs or gigs like it - you have to hear this!
  • And SO much more

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Jan 28, 2021

Combining trumpet with... electronics? This is exactly what today's guest is doing in her career, crushing it as a recording artist, performer, course creator and teacher. What you'll hear from Sarah Belle Reid on today's episode:

- How saying YES and doing things out of your comfort zone can change the trajectory of your career

- How she went from technology newbie to mastering a whole new language

- The journey from orchestral excerpts to being a creator with her instrument

- An identity evolution: how she adjusted to the perceived expectations of the classical music community and her own peers as well as her own beliefs about what was ok to do as a "real" trumpet player - this one is HUGE

- And so much more!

You're going to LOVE this conversation with a musician who's redefining what being a musician means for herself. So powerful!

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Jan 7, 2021

What you'll hear:

  • The choice you have: what you can do about waiting for things to go “back to normal” as an artist
  • The difference between being an “interpreter” and a “content creator” in music
  • The definition of Cultural Capital - how that works financially and through your impact on the world
  • What if you’re not *yet* a creator? We discuss this important question
  • How saying YES before your ready pays off
  • The blocks most musicians have from their training and how these musicians have worked through them

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To learn more about Neil and Margarett's group Echo Collective, check them out on social media, their website and on Spotify and at Bandcamp:

https://www.echocollective.be/

https://www.instagram.com/echocollectivemusic/

https://www.facebook.com/echocollectivemusic 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0vA5v6tBmGdzhupEeUDK9S?si=ma07l0EzSo-HKcDZ5ogmbA  

Bandcamp: https://echo-collective.bandcamp.com/ 

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