Alex Shapiro aligns notes with the hope that at least a few of them will sound good next to each other. Her persistence at this, as well as arts advocacy volunteerism, wildlife photography, & the shameless instigation of insufferable puns on Facebook, has led to a happy life. Her genre-defying acoustic & electroacoustic works are performed and broadcast daily, & can be found on over twenty commercial releases from record labels worldwide.
In Part 1 of this two-part interview Alex Shapiro shares her thoughts on self publishing and consortiums.
Topics discussed in this episode:
- The Composer’s Manifesto
- Self publishing
- Building a distribution model
- Time committed to the business
- Brian Balmages
- Building a deep catalog
- Music education
- Consortium model for commissions
- Composers and Schools in Concert (CSIC)
- Adding “Showing Up” to the steps to being self-published
- Self-discipline and social media
- Austin Kleon’s books
- Websites and videos
- It’s not about you
- Being the most interesting person in the room
Be sure to listen to Part 2 here!
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