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The artists’ dilemma

Now the artist is an enterprise

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Reaching the audience (customers) on social media

Publishing so many books for different instruments during the recent weeks, and there are more to come, has made me consider the “how to reach your audience/customer using social media?” question… Continue reading

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Online yet still so much offline

If I was to believe the majority of posts on my LinkedIn and Twitter feeds then online is everything. Full of strategies to use including how to form your tribe, the next ‘new’ approach for more customer interaction, more software … Continue reading

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The mix that means a musician can manage

  This weekend has been spent on the road again as part of the orchestra supporting Andrea Bocelli at concerts in Glasgow and Leeds.  Catching up with the lives of many musicians I have not seen for a few years … Continue reading

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Artist’s Extra

It is all happening in Barnsley this month, Experience Barnsley http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g528795-d4460188-Reviews-Experience_Barnsley_Museum_and_Discovery_Centre-Barnsley_South_Yorkshire_England.html has welcomed the 40,000 visitor since it opened at the end of June this year.  Barnsley College has taken over the management of the University Campus in Barnsley with the … Continue reading

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Recognising opportunities…

and acting on them. How do you spot a need or an opportunity and then make it into a business?  This is enterprise, and sometimes entrepreneurial behaviour, fundamentally it is about recognising what is missing in the market and doing … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life…

of the Head of a University Campus, social entrepreneur, business owner, composer and volunteer at a local sports club.  It was a Thursday and the sun was shining during most of the daylight hours. The morning started with a breakfast … Continue reading

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Blatant Promotion

I have spent time in negotiations, planted the seed of the concept with many people, set up the online social media and signed off the designs for the posters and leaflets. With less than two weeks to go to the … Continue reading

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Ambition, obsession and the danger of addiction

Learning an instrument should be fun from the start, it is also frustrating, nerve-wracking, surprising, full of opportunity… and when the concerts start it becomes infectious, thrilling, nerve-wracking, exhausting, invigorating… the juxtaposition of emotions when there is an audience in … Continue reading

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Compose, record, distribute

April 28th 2003 was the launch date of a new legal service to access digital music.  iTunes was available in the United States of America and the cost per track was just less than a dollar (still the same 10 … Continue reading

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