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Why I Don’t Use Slides When I Speak

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This past week, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak at the 2017 International Trumpet Guild on the topic of entrepreneurship as it pertains to musicians. I applied last summer, was accepted, and the day finally arrived this past Wednesday. It was actually my first time talking in front of people on the…

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A Word About the Podcast Intro

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MusicPreneur Intro Recently, someone asked for some feedback on their podcast intro in a Facebook group for podcaster’s of which I’m a member. His was 45 seconds long, and was basically 3 different variations of a 15 second intro. I asked him if it was 3 different versions, and was he asking which one I liked…

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How to Be an Entrepreneur While Working for Someone Else

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Half Steps to Success

It’s kind of common knowledge that musicians need to hold down some sort of “real job” in order to make ends meet. Many think the sensible thing is to work as a college professor teaching music, so they spend 10 years pursuing a DMA, racking up 6-figure debts in the process, to do so. Others…

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3 Cheers for the IP Police!

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This past week, the buzz on the Internet was a two hour “Breaking Bad” movie. It was created completely independently of the show’s creators and producers. Two super fans in France spent 2 years splicing, dicing and editing the entire show into a movie that tells the story of the show. It’s not a synopsis,…

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Why the MusicPreneur Business Will Fail

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In my interview with John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire, I tried a little reverse tactic with my questioning. I told him that I wanted this MusicPreneur business to fail and asked for guidance on how to go about ensuring it would not succeed. It was so successful in the interview, I decided to…

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How to BEE a MusicPreneur

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Thanks for visiting my little blog. I trust that you are here because you’re looking for something more than an entertaining read. This isn’t to say that I don’t want my writing to be entertaining. It’s just that the reason both of us are here – me writing and you reading – is because we want…

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What Makes a Great Podcast Interview? It’s All in How You FRAME It.

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I listen to a lot of podcasts. There are some that I listen to over and over; others I’ll listen to once and never again. The ones I listen to once, I rarely listen to the entire thing. And by rarely, I mean never. I’ve noticed some common traits in the ones that I like and…

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Trust the Process

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When I was a young trumpet player, I was in love with Wynton Marsalis. He was, and is, a master musician. Easily one of the best ever. I would listen to his albums, especially the classical ones, and was in awe of his playing. It was so fast, yet you could make out every single note.…

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Expand Your Comfort Zone

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You never know how a podcast is going to affect your career. This past week, it affected it in a very real and practical way. I interviewed a fellow by the name of Paul Baron for the Trumpet Dynamics podcast on Monday. During the interview, he was describing the differences between a lead and second trumpet…

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Whether You Think You Can, Or You Think You Can’t, Either Way You’re Right

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I’m the proud father of a fabulous 2 year old. I won’t share his name, but I’ll tell you his first initial is G. G loves to laugh, he loves to play. He just loves being alive and it’s amazing to watch him absorb and comprehend his surroundings little by little, day by day. It’s…

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