Brooklyn born and bred artist Tamar-kali is a second-generation musician with roots in the coastal Sea Islands of South Carolina. As a performing and recording artist, she has defied boundaries to craft her own [...]
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There is more than one way to build a career as a composer—and that’s a beautiful thing. Yet there are some best practices and principles that show up consistently in the lives of successful [...]
This post contains affiliate links. Music supervisor Liz Lawson has helped shape the sound of over a dozen features and multiple seasons of both scripted and unscripted television. She recently wrapped CHRIS PAUL’S CHAPTER 3, [...]
This post contains affiliate links. Conductor Jordan Randall Smith is the Music Director of chamber orchestra Symphony Number One and Music Director of the Govans Chorale. Join The Portfolio Composer community and support the creation [...]
This post contains affiliate links. The question I get asked the most as host of The Portfolio Composer is if grad school is worth it. In an attempt to answer this question I've put [...]
This post contains affiliate links. Composer. Blogger. Professor Person. Probably best known for her composer FAIL blog "Why Compose When You Can Blog?" where she posts her rejection letters online, Jennifer Jolley actually does write [...]
This week marks the third anniversary of the podcast! To celebrate I've gone through the 10 most popular episodes of 2017 and pulled out a short highlight from each one. Episode popularity was calculated [...]
In my last post I argued how composers are in the business of producing and monetizing assets. To remind you, an asset is an item, physical or digital, that has an exchange value. They [...]
This post contains affiliate links. Michael Katz, specializes in helping independent professionals get more and better clients by positioning themselves as Likeable Experts. Since launching Blue Penguin in 2000, Michael has been quoted in The [...]
This post contains affiliate links. I've been putting a lot of thought into what the business of composing actually is. Composing music means, among other things, to create art, add value, tell stories, serve [...]