Tag Archives: Music and Enterprise

Unexpected Circus

During a clear out of dusty boxes to make space for more recent paperwork I came across my first account book (a thin volume with income and expenditure entries covering July 1979 to June 1980). Starting out in many freelance … 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 Future for Music

This week I have had many conversations with music colleagues from throughout the country about the approach that music education could take to enable it to grow to become part of a national cultural revitalisation.  The discussions ranged between: the … 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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Compose, Perform, Publish

Thirty-two years ago I manufactured and published (when I look at the state of what I produced I’m not sure I would use that description now) my first books: Little Suite and Ten Xylophone Solos for solo percussion with piano … 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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Accidents and Discoveries

Another accidental discovery this week, Welcome to Spring, a work I recorded with colleagues from the Max Jaffa Orchestra in the early 1980s, now rescued from a deteriorating cassette tape, solo part re-recorded and posted to SoundCloud (http://soundcloud.com/music-54-4/).  The process … 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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