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Composing and Motherhood - A Mothers Day View of Classical Music Composition

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Please read the original article here:  http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/composing-and-motherhood/
COMPOSING AND MOTHERHOOD BY 
ON APRIL 26, 2017 When I started composing, as an 18 year old in 1990, I knew of few women composers. Those I did know of either had their careers curtailed when they had kids (Clara Schumann, Alma Mahler, Ruth Crawford Seeger), or they didn’t have kids (Pauline Oliveros, Meredith Monk, and the few women composers I knew personally). I thought I might want to have kids one day, and it was scary going into a field in which I knew no role models. But I needed to compose, and any possible kids were a long way off. Certainly I encountered occasional sexism as a student and young composer, but mostly I received great encouragement. My way of participating in the new music world was no different from that of my male contemporaries. I studied,[1] I went to music festivals, I lived abroad, I went to artist residencies, and most of all, I went to lots…

Celebrating Women Composers | Ellen Zwilich

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Ellen Zwilich, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Composition, is featured as part of Chamber Music Northwest's celebration of women composers at our 2017 Summer Festival, June 26-July 30. http://cmnw.org/

Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Goose Bumps in the Candy Shop

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Although Ellen Taaffe Zwilich has received more accolades than most living composers—the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Music and the first composer chair at Carnegie Hall as well as the only living composer ever mentioned in a Peanuts® comic strip—she believes that the pinnacle of success is hearing a wonderful performance of one of her compositions. She considers herself primarily "somebody who writes music for people to play" and her greatest joy is interacting with performers. And to this day, she admits to feeling like "a kid in the candy shop" when she's writing music and will only embark on a compositional project if it gives her goose bumps.

Is Alex Jones Dead? - Google Autocomplete - Sabrina Pena Young

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Is Alex Jones Dead? And other Google Autocomplete about Inforwars notorious "performance artist" and founder. Wanted to know what the zeitgeist was thinking about Mr. Jones by asking Google questions. This is a social experiment, a digital performance art piece, if you will.






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Jennifer Higdon, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer

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Jennifer Higdon is one of the most performed living American composers. Her list of commissioners and performing organizations is extensive and includes the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Tokyo String Quartet, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the President’s Own Marine Band, among others. Higdon received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto, with the committee citing her work as a “deeply engaging piece that combines flowing lyricism with dazzling virtuosity.” Her lecture is co-sponsored by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer George Walker - First Black Composer to Win Pulitzer Prize in 1996

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Meet George Walker, the first black composer to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music. He won the prize in 1996. He is interviewed here in 2012, just a couple of months shy of his 90th birthday. He reflects on his long career. His 2 sons, Ian and Gregory are also interviewed. His most famous piece of music, the elegaic early "Lyric for Strings," and a recent work commissioned by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, are featured. Walker has lived in Montclair, New Jersey for many years and taught music at Rutgers University in Newark.

Affordable Music Coaching at Music Xray with Composer Sabrina Pena Young

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Affordable Music Coaching at Music Xray with Composer Sabrina Pena 
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Want to get your #song licensed but don't know if you have the right sound? 
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I will deliver an exclusive FIVE STAR Song Critique.
I have quality checked thousands of tracks in all musical genres and have helped over 150 Artists in all genres including hip hop, #pop, country, #jazz#classicalmusic , world, and film music.
Your Exclusive 5 Star Music Critique includes:
1) Mixing Insight
2) Tips on #Musicality
3) Basic Career coaching
4) Mastering insight
5) Songwriting and lyric help
6) Getting a professional sound
7) Melody help
8) Help with rhythm, beats, and drums
9) Tips for vocals
10) And so much more!
Take advantage of two decades of musical experience. My ears can hear what you need to improve to reach the professional level. Have a tune that you love but never gets high ratings? I will identify key …

Digital Marketing Bootcamp: Especially for Artists and Musicians

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Getting one's work seen or heard is imperative to the success of artists and musicians. For creatives, the Internet offers another dimension of exposure, but you must know how to maximize your reach. 

Panel: 
Lydia Bender 
2008 Music Business graduate; former International Marketing Coordinator, Sony Music
Brandy Price 
Course Director, Music Distribution
Heather Torres 
Department Chair, Entertainment Business Bachelor of Science
Israel Vasquetelle 
Course Director, Music Merchandising and Retail Promotion

Indie Music Marketing Strategies With Bob Baker (Interview)

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Indie Music Marketing Strategies With Bob Baker (Interview)

Ep. 272 State of the Music Business in 2017 with Bruce Houghton from Hyp...

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Visit http://www.MichaelBrandvold.com The Music Biz Weekly Podcast episode 272, this week Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert are joined by Bruce Houghton from Hypebot. Bruce discusses the state of the music business in 2017. Bruce also announces the new Hypebot Music Biz Weekly Podcast relationship.

The Music Biz Weekly Podcast is very excited to announce that the show has joined forces with Hypebot.com. Hypebot is the premiere online destination for music industry news and insights. Hypebot will be presenting the podcast every week. In addition to all of destinations you can already enjoy the podcast, now you will also be able to find The Music Biz Weekly Podcast every week on Hypebot.com.

Bruce Houghton from Hypebot.com added, "Hypebot is very proud to be sponsoring the podcast and making it the official Hypebot podcast. You have done a great job and we are happy to be involved."

Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. www.Hypebot.com

If you like the podcast I ask t…

Musical U Spotlights "Composer Boot Camp 101" with Exclusive Composer Interview Sabrina Pena Young

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Musical U had an interview spotlight for my Composer Boot Camp 101: 50 Exercises for Educators, Students, and Music Professionals. You can read the Interview here: https://www.musical-u.com/learn/make-the-jump-from-musician-to-composer-with-composer-boot-camp-101/

This is an excellent resources for students of all ages (kindergarten to adult learner), music educators, and composers. You can Purchase Composer Boot Camp 101 at Amazon and Amazon Kindle here: https://www.amazon.com/Composer-Boot-Camp-101-Professionals/dp/1530441064
If you are interested in having your students purchase the book for next semester, contact me directly for a special discount code and/or excerpt at spenayoung@gmail.com . 
An excerpt from the Interview:  Getting Your Creative Juices Flowing The jump from musician to composer can be a scary one – how exactly does one begin to write music? According to Sabrina’s philosophy, inspiration is the key to getting started. She has included numerous inspiration exercise…

Ep. 272 State of the Music Business in 2017 with Bruce Houghton from Hyp...

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Visit http://www.MichaelBrandvold.com The Music Biz Weekly Podcast episode 272, this week Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert are joined by Bruce Houghton from Hypebot. Bruce discusses the state of the music business in 2017. Bruce also announces the new Hypebot Music Biz Weekly Podcast relationship.

The Music Biz Weekly Podcast is very excited to announce that the show has joined forces with Hypebot.com. Hypebot is the premiere online destination for music industry news and insights. Hypebot will be presenting the podcast every week. In addition to all of destinations you can already enjoy the podcast, now you will also be able to find The Music Biz Weekly Podcast every week on Hypebot.com.

Bruce Houghton from Hypebot.com added, "Hypebot is very proud to be sponsoring the podcast and making it the official Hypebot podcast. You have done a great job and we are happy to be involved."

Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. www.Hypebot.com

If you like the podcast I ask t…

How indie Artists are marketing and selling music online

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Music artists need to start realizing that they are entertainment networks. As fans gather to listen to your music and follow your journey, your world becomes more of a haven for trusted information. The world of each indie artist becomes a resource of industry and personal related products both physical and digital. Every thing you use becomes a transfers of information in the form of a world wide enforcement that has the possibility to span cultures and multiple demographics. 

Video and live streaming channels become personal entertainment networks each with unique voices heard by millions of different people through the life span of a music artists career. 

As soon as indie artists start to realize the power of their voice through music, they will be able to tap into a larger stream of monetization through their personal and business space. 

How do indie artists truly make money?
Profiles such as band camp and reverbnation have the least amount of layers before the artist sees money.

Yo…

Google Auto Answer on Trump When MOAB Fell on Afghanistan April 13 2017

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Google Auto Answer Results on the Day the MOAB Fell on Afghanistan. Wanted to see what the Zeigeist was thinking today, using Google as my seer. Watch the video, come to your own conclusions. This was a social experiment.

Make the Jump from Musician to Composer with Composer Boot Camp 101

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Make the Jump from Musician to Composer with Composer Boot Camp 101

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With over 15 years’ experience of writing music under her belt, Sabrina Peña Young has composed classical and commercial music, worked on film soundtracks, and even created a groundbreaking virtual opera of her own, called Libertaria. Now, wanting to help others try their hand at composing, Sabrina has created Composer Boot Camp 101, a resource containing all the basics you need to know for modern composing. Musical U had the opportunity to talk to Sabrina about her inspiration for the workbook, her advice for beginner composers, and the secret to getting your creative juices flowing.

Science Fiction Animation - Enigma

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How to Write Film Music in 5 Easy Steps

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How to write film music in five simple steps for any composer. Thanks for checking out this video! Subscribe for more great content!


How to Make Sci FI Spaceship Animation Machinima Starfield - Sabrina Pen...

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Making a #scifi #spaceship scene in #Moviestorm #Animation #machinima

Making a living with music in a digital world

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"This is the complete video of my presentation at MIDEM 2012 (Midem Academy), courtesy of http://www.midem.com/ and http://blog.midem.com/ touching on topics such as the future of music in a digital, social and networked society, the need for a public music license, why mobile is first, using social media to promote yourself, branding 2.0, the principles of inter-connected ecosystem of music, and much more. You can download the PDF with my slides here: http://gerd.fm/yC4qa2 Video is under copyright from Midem (ask them;) Slides are provided under creative commons attribution non-commercial license by Gerd Leonhard"

Add Lighting and Smoke FX Moviestorm Animation Software - Sabrina...

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Adding in lighting and smoking effects in Moviestorm Animation software. This is for my animated short Murder Zone. The characters are meant to be futuristic and a bit strange and the set is dystopian. I am using the color palette from 2001: A Space Odyssey as a guide. You can watch Murder Zone Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hrfsvXfeIw



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Jim DeCicco explains music licensing

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Jim DeCicco explains music licensing

Social Media Music Marketing Made Easy

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If you’re like most self-promoting musicians, you’re a little overwhelmed and confused about how to use social media to attract fans, promote your events, and sell more music.

Maybe Very Confused!

If that’s the case, you’re not alone. Everyone feels the pressure. The good news is ... help is on the way!

“Social Media Music Marketing Made Easy”

Whether you’re just getting your feet wet with online marketing or you’re a seasoned digital pro, I know you’ll benefit from this.

Here’s what you’ll get with this two-part teleclass series:

Part 1) Finding Your Digital Music Sweet Spot

On this call I give you some solid ways to deal with the overwhelm. But most important, I walk you through my four-step process to determine the best sites and strategy for you.

Of all the gurus out there, I don’t know anyone teaching this specific technique to identify what your online priorities should be. When I teach this at live workshops, people always say, “Wow, I never thought of it that way.”

After this first les…

Marketing Blueprint (Internet Music Marketing Strategy Guide!)

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MAJOR LABEL ARTIST REVEALS SECRET STRATEGY FOR SELLING MUSIC ONLINE! "FREE VIDEO Shows You My Simple Strategy for Selling Thousands of Albums Online..." And NO - It Doesn't Require Any Expensive Radio Play, Video Play, Touring, Or Press! The simple reality is that there are far better ways to approach selling music online than what 99% of bands, musicians, even the record labels, are doing to sell albums. But for the most part these tactics are well guarded secrets by the small minority of marketers that have been keeping these strategies (and the profit they generate) to themselves... Until now! Here's How I've Used the Internet to Sell Thousands of Album's Online... This FREE Training Video explains the exact strategy I use to build a fan base and sell music on the internet!

Berklee Online Course Overview | International Music Marketing: Developi...

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Learn more about International Music Marketing at Berklee Online: http://bit.ly/1Ked6xV International Music Marketing is designed for artists who want to manage their own careers internationally, and managers and aspiring managers who want to develop their clients’ careers internationally while improving their own business skills. This course introduces the strategies and new structures emerging in the global music industry. It will teach you not only how to manage your music internationally, but also how to profit from your efforts. In the past, the easiest way to develop a music career abroad was to sign a licensing or publishing deal with an overseas representative, major or indie, and have them handle your international business affairs. Now, musicians and managers can release, market, publish, tour, and export music on their own but it requires time, expertise, and strategy. In this course, you will learn that there is more to the music industry than the U.S., U.K., and Japan, an…

Get your music placed in film and TV

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