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The Entrepreneurial Musician, hosted by former Boston Brass member Andrew Hitz, features conversations with the best and brightest entrepreneurs in the music business today.
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Now displaying: July, 2019
Jul 30, 2019

TEM181: Owning your own network and turning an idea into a product- A conversation with Truelinked CEO Sune Hjerrild

Sune Hjerrild is a former professional tenor and the CEO of Truelinked.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • The story behind Sune losing all of his opera contacts in France that led him to realize how vital it is for musicians to own their own network
  • The importance of not having all of your career eggs in one basket
  • The original idea behind TrueLinked and how it has pivoted over time
  • The decision to purchase OperaBase and why that brought so much value to the platform
  • The importance of reaching customers where they are already hanging out
  • The conversation Sune had with an entrepreneur on a short flight that inspired him to get to work on his idea which eventually became Truelinked
  • The "Four Big A's" that Truelinked serves: Arts organizations, artists, agencies and audience
  • Why good agents are still the heart of connectivity in the opera world
  • The "zero error culture" many musicians are raised in and why we have to battle that if we want to be successful entrepreneurs

Links:

Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!

1. Help me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. My next iTunes goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes to help me get there. Thank you!

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Drake Domingue

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

Jul 23, 2019

TEM180: The rule of thirds (TEM Short)

The best advice I've ever received about speaking to an audience.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • The unintended side effects of catering to the people who are only kind of digging your presentation (spoiler: it waters down the message that is resonating with your true fans)

Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!

1. Help me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. My next iTunes goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes to help me get there. Thank you!

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Drake Domingue

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

Jul 17, 2019

TEM179: Discovering your own space and finding collaborators who are deeply commited - A conversation with Eunbi Kim

Eunbi Kim is a pianist, teacher and entrepreneur based in New York City.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • How Angela Beeching changed her life by teaching her how to find her own space within the music business and the world
  • Eunbi's project Murakami Music and all that went into making it a reality
  • The importance of communication and contracts with people you collaborate with (and why the best time to discuss things like exit strategies is when everyone is getting along)
  • Her textbook email asking me about appearing on TEM
  • Bespoken, a music mentoring organization founded by Eunbi and Gina Izzo
  • The dangers of comparing your real self to someone else's social media self
  • The teacher she had in college who was so abusive that she became overcome with crippling self-doubt and how she came through the performance even stronger
  • Why ego-based fear is so damaging to artists
  • The power of affirming your own good intentions

Links:

Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!

1. Help me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. My next iTunes goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes to help me get there. Thank you!

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Drake Domingue

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

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