TEM124: Ranaan Meyer of Time For Three on advice for young musicians, seizing opportunities and why you have to dream big (TEM Rewind)
Ranaan Meyer is a bass player and founding member of Time for Three, one of the busiest chamber ensembles in the world.
TEM Rewind is a new format that will appear sporadically throughout 2018. Some of my favorite interviews were in the very early days of TEM, before many of you were following the show.
This conversation with Ranaan is from the very first episode way back in 2015 and is absolute gold.
What You'll Learn:
- Why all it took was one band member who really believed in the band and was willing to bankroll it to get them on the road to success
- How from day one they refused to play background music and never performed for anything less than $1500
- How even as college students Time for Three was very serious and methodical about who they networked with and how
- Why once you get people to take ownership of your product they then do the selling for you
- Why you need to be set up correctly and know the right questions to ask before you potentially waste a lot of time and money showcasing at something like APAP
- The difference between booking yourself through the commercial market versus the presenting arts market
- The three words that Ranaan writes in bold at the top of every To Do list he ever makes
- How a power outage before a Philadelphia Orchestra concert led to Ranaan wowing 5,000 audience members and the entire Philly Orchestra before Time for Three was even a thing
- The importance of dreaming big because it just might happen if you do
- Why it’s imperative to try get to a place in your career where you can delegate some tasks
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Produced by Andrew Hitz