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The Entrepreneurial Musician with Andrew Hitz

The Entrepreneurial Musician, hosted by former Boston Brass member Andrew Hitz, features interviews with the best and brightest entrepreneurs in the music business today.
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Nov 1, 2015

Max and Scott McKee own and operate a music education empire which includes the American Band College, the Western International Band Clinic, and Bandworld Magazine.

Show notes for Episode 21 including all links discussed in the episode can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

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Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

Oct 26, 2015

Here is my reaction to my interview from Episode 14 with Canadian jazz pianist, composer and entrepreneur Ron Davis. Ron mentioned the dangers of being fungible in today's music business. If you are simply selling skills that many people can do at or nearly at your level, prepare for the race to the bottom in terms of compensation.

The key is to market yourself rather than simply your skills, just as Ron has.

Links:

Episode 14: Ron Davis

Books Referenced:

Linchpin by Seth Godin

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout

 

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

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Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

Oct 20, 2015

TEM 19: Ron Davis, Canadian Jazz Pianist on the Dangers of Being Fungible, Why Sales Is Such a Huge Part of What Musicians Do and How He Is the Prototypical Example of a Portfolio Musician

Ron Davis is one of the preeminent jazz musicians in Canada who is known for his innovative collaborations and forward thinking. He is a performer, writer, arranger and teacher who has taken a fascinating route to get to where he is today.

He began his professional career by becoming a lawyer. He then got his PhD in French and became an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Then incredibly, after 10 years of not playing a note, picked music back up and became one of the most successful jazz musicians in all of Canada.

Show notes for this episode including links to all books and websites mentioned can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

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Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

Oct 13, 2015

Here are some thoughts about my interview with former Boston Brass and current Pedal Note Media partner Lance LaDuke in Episode 17.

Show notes for this episode including links to all books and websites mentioned can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

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Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

Oct 5, 2015

Andrew sits down with The Brass Junkies co-host and longtime friend Lance LaDuke who discusses how his entrepreneurial endeavors have led him to a career in consulting, performance, media, and academia.

 

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

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

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Produced by Austin Boyer of FredBrass

Sep 29, 2015

This TEM Short features some thoughts about my interview with Mike Nickens from Episode 15.

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

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

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Produced by Austin Boyer of FredBrass

 

Sep 22, 2015

Mike Nickens, aka “Doc Nix”, is a tenured professor at George Mason University as leader of the university’s pep band, the “Green Machine”. Nickens talks about how networking, branding, and systemized goal setting have advanced his career.

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

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

 

Sep 16, 2015

In this week’s episode I reflect on my interview with Alan Baylock from Episode 11. Alan emphasized not shying away from opportunities because you might not feel ready or qualified. But in reality, that is not something for you to decide. Let THEM tell you no.

 

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

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

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Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

Sep 8, 2015

Alan Baylock has had a wildly successful career as a composer, arranger, educator and bandleader. He is approaching his twentieth year as the chief arranger of the Airmen of Note before he takes over as the newly appointed leader of The One O'Clock Lab Band at North Texas.

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

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

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Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

 

Sep 1, 2015

This TEM Short features thoughts about my conversation with composer Jim Stephenson in Episode 11.

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

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

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Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

 

Aug 25, 2015

Jim Stephenson is a full-time composer and arranger based out of Chicago.

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

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

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Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

Aug 11, 2015

Jonathan Kuuskoski is the Director of Entrepreneurship and Community Programs at the University of Missouri and is one of the brightest people I have ever spoken.

Show notes for all episodes including links to all books and websites discussed can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

 

Jul 28, 2015

David Vining is a renowned teacher and performer in addition to being the founder of publishing company Mountain Peak Music.

Show notes for all episodes including links to all books and websites discussed can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

 

Jul 21, 2015

The Entrepreneurial Musician is now posting weekly!

I will still be posting an interview every other week but the following week will now feature a very short episode with me discussing one of the topics the previous guest touched on.

For this week's episode, I am reflecting on Jeff Conner's comments on networking from Episode 7. Many musicians are good are networking but not a lot of them are great at networking so this is an opportunity for any of us to get a leg up on the competition.

Links:

Episode 7 Featuring Jeff Conner of Boston Brass

Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

Jul 14, 2015

Jeff Conner has performed in over 30 countries on 4 continents with his brass quintet, Boston Brass. Jeff talks about how they went from a college group playing small gigs around the Boston area to an internationally touring, full time ensemble.

Show notes for all episodes including links to all books and websites discussed can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

 

Jun 30, 2015

Brian Pertl is the Dean of the Lawrence Conservatory of Music and a former ethnomusicologist for Microsoft. He is the perfect meld of artist and businessman which makes him a very forward-thinking dean.

Show notes for all episodes including links to all books and websites discussed can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

 

Jun 16, 2015

Jeff Nelsen is the founder of Fearless Performance, former horn player for the Canadian Brass, and Professor of Horn at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.

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

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help:

https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

 

Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

 

Jun 2, 2015

Dr. Tim talks about his career as a college band director, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. He shares what he feels is the secret to all success and his energy and genuine enthusiasm are incredible.

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

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

 

May 21, 2015

Alarm Will Sound's Gavin Chuck and Michael Clayville discuss all aspects of the group's cutting edge programming and business model.

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

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

May 5, 2015

Patrick Sheridan is a conductor, world renowned tuba player and the entrepreneur behind products like The Breathing Gym and The Brass Gym.

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

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

Apr 20, 2015

Ranaan Meyer is the bass player for Time For Three, a teacher, and the founder of the Time For Three Foundation.

What You'll Learn:

  • How Time for Three started almost by accident and how the got (more like created) their big break
  • The business model Time for Three uses that continues to see them thrive
  • What's next for the group
  • The advice Ranaan has for young musicians trying to make a name for themselves in the business today
  • The importance of having a strong support network (Ranaan leans on his heavily)
  • The three words that are written in block leaders daily at the top of his To-Do list
  • How he and his colleague Zach DePue took advantage of a power outage while playing with the Philadelphia Orchestra and proceeded to wow the crowd, amaze the rest of the orchestra and how it helped propel them to stardom
  • The nonprofit he runs and his other entrepreneurial ventures he runs including two bass camps and his career as a soloist

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

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

 

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