Category Archives: Music and Enterprise

Present and past, new and old, now and then.

How to celebrate 37 years, and counting, of composing and publishing music? This is the question I have been pondering for a number of weeks and then everything became clear as I was editing some new compositions. The idea is … Continue reading

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Divide and communicate

Considering the what, how and why of all these activities is a necessity for a more productive and organised business. Continue reading

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The Xylophone, Max Jaffa and three years late

Today I have completed and published a new collection of xylophone solos, over 31 years since the first one, with a CD of accompaniments rather than a piano book. My original compilation – Ten Xylophone Solos was an edited collection … Continue reading

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12 hours to go or !@ ˙ø¨®ß †ø ©ø

In 12 hours, or at 7am Greenwich Mean Time (8am British Summer Time) the crowd funding experiment with Indiegogo will have elapsed. If you still want to contribute but have just been putting it off until the right time; now … Continue reading

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The ups and downs of…

Freshers’ week welcome meetings, Experience Barnsley Engagement Trust Board, Bishop’s breakfast, cultural festival proposal writing, an official opening event and a visit to an art studio were some of the entries in my diary for this last week.  What came … Continue reading

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Art, Enterprise and a little money goes a long way

Spring has finally reached us and with it comes all the natural changes.  I went to watch the first match in the local cricket season on Saturday, sun shining and so many people to catch up with after a long … Continue reading

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The Musician, Enterprise and the Entrepreneur

In the last few blogs I have digressed from the subject of composition onto a music education soapbox.  An occupational hazard suffered by many composers, having opinions and concerns with the industry they are part of to the detriment of … Continue reading

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