Ep 44-James Adler on Knowing the Music Business

Ep 44-James Adler on Knowing the Music Business

James Adler is a pianist who “can create whatever type of music he wants at the keyboard” (Chicago Sun-Times) and a composer who writes “with uncommon imagination” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). His extensive list of compositions includes Memento mori: An AIDS Requiem. Performed worldwide, recorded by AmorArtis Chorale and Orchestra, and published by Alfred Music. As performer and composer, Mr. Adler can be heard on recordings from Albany Records, Capstone, Navona, and Ravello Records.

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In this episode James discusses why it’s important to know and understand the music business as a composer and more!

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Interacting with the audience
  • Community
  • Getting commissions
  • Grants
  • Music business
  • PR
  • Marketing
  • Social media
  • Working with publishers
  • Niching down
  • Marketability
  • Stage presence


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