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Expert Chat Replay: Bands, Fans & the Future of the Music Industry

This week, Jim sat down with veteran music agent Wayne Forte (Founder and President, Entourage Talent Associates, Ltd.) to talk about his work with Tedeschi Trucks Band. When the band couldn’t do their beloved annual live show, he helped them set up live broadcasts of last year’s show recordings to bring fans together and support the band and crew with ticket sales, merchandise sales, and donations. The resulting experience was amazing for all involved — interacting with fans in chat and seeing them …

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Join Our Expert Chat on Oct. 28: Bands, Fans & The Future of the Music Industry

For our next Expert Chat, Jim McCarthy is talking to music agent Wayne Forte (Founder and President, Entourage Talent Associates, Ltd.). You probably know many of the bands he represents, including Joan Armatrading, Joe Satriani, Procol Harum, Ikebe Shakedown, and Tedeschi Trucks Band (to name just a few). In fact, it’s usually at this time of year that Wayne’s overseeing the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s residency at the Beacon Theatre. With the COVID-19 shutdown, the band’s plans have changed. Wayne’s vision for …

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Live Chat — Creating Successful Online Events With Jeremy Wein & Jay Nash

You’re invited to a 30-minute deep dive with the experts on creating successful online events. Jim McCarthy will be joined by theater producer and director Jeremy Wein and musician Jay Nash on Wednesday, April 22 at 4:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Pacific.  Jeremy is the cofounder of Play-PerView, which streams live theatrical and original content, and the founder of the New York City Podcast Festival. He’s also produced live performances including Kevin McDonald: ALIVE, Neva, and the 2011 Broadway revival of Godspell.  Jay …

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Live Chat — Raising Donations in a Crisis on April 8

Please join us this Wednesday, April 8, at 4pm EDT/1pm PDT for a live chat with Karen Brooks Hopkins and our CEO Jim McCarthy. Karen Brooks Hopkins, Brooklyn Academy of Music President Emerita, has more than 30 years of experience in fundraising and is the author of Successful Fundraising for Arts & Cultural Organizations. She served as President of the Brooklyn Academy of Music from 1999 until her retirement in 2015 and was an employee of the institution since 1979. Hopkins served as the chair …

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PODCAST: Klaus Derendorf Talks Finding Success in Changing Times

Finding Success in Changing Times With Klaus Derendorf Having talent does not always equal success. Plenty of people have all the talent in the world, but will never make it big. So how do you find that balance between focusing on your creative talent and devoting time to the business and relationship skills you need to succeed?  This week’s guest has the answer. Klaus Derendorf is Chief Business Development Officer at VerifiR, a cloud-based marketing, sales, and authentification platform. VerifiR …

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What Does It Mean When an Orchestra Closes?

Last week, Anne Midgette reported for the Washington Post that the Maryland-based National Philharmonic “had run out of money and would close.” Midgette shares the reactions she received from Post readers, plus her thoughts about orchestra closures and the current state of the classical-music world: “People get very agitated about orchestra closures. It signals, to some, the decline of society and all they hold dear. … You know what kind of news doesn’t interest people? News about orchestras doing well. …

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Music & Fire Before the Fireworks

Happy 4th of July! We’ll see you Monday, and in the meantime, check out Wesley Whatley’s TEDxBroadway talk from 2016. TEDxBroadway will be returning to the New World Stages on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. As you know, we sell out every year and quickly, so we encourage you to get your tickets now! Read More: Fresh Idea Friday: David Yazbek Fresh Idea Friday: Freestyle Love Supreme Fresh Idea Friday: Lindsey Croop Subscribe to the Selling Out mailing list. Get our best articles straight in …

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Listen to This Art on the Wall

Today, according to Pollstar, Pitchfork is launching the inaugural edition of Midwinter, a three-day music event, at the Art Institute of Chicago. The artists, including Deerhunter, Kamasi Washington, Laurie Anderson, Perfume Genius and Oneohtrix Point Never, will perform throughout the museum. Some of the artists have “designed ‘soundscapes,’ unique music inspired by specific pieces in the Art Institute’s collection,” reports Pollstar. For instance, classical composer Nico Muhly’s piece “takes inspiration from two Claude Monet paintings in the museum’s ‘iconic’ Impressionist gallery, …

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When Lil Wayne Sets Supply and Demand

When Lil Wayne recently announced his I Ain’t Sh*t Without You Tour, he left out a few details — including where the shows would take place, reported TicketNews. Lil Wayne left this decision up to his fans. Instead of choosing what cities to visit, Lil Wayne planned to let his fans vote for their city, and he would perform in the four cities with the most votes. When the votes came in this week, Houston, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Chicago scored …

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#MondayMotivation: Sometimes the Most Obvious Thing Is the Most Important Thing

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Programming Decisions Should Be Reconsidered Every Couple Centuries. A lot of discussions occur about how to save classical music institutions, but I think the one that is so obvious that it almost avoids being discussed at all is content. This article makes the point that there are a handful of “Great Men,” as the author calls them, whose music …

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