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.

Give the Composer on Fire podcast a Rating and Review!Ep 61-Alex Shapiro Pt 2 on Being in Control of Your Career

In Part 2 of this two-part interview Alex Shapiro discusses how and why composers should be in control of their careers.

Listen to Part 1 of this interview here.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Abundance and scarcity mindsets
  • What you focus on grows
  • Taking risks
  • Creating your opportunities
  • Being in control of your career
  • Competition amongst composers
  • Money
  • Seth Godin and his blog
  • Kevin Kelly and his blog
  • Kevin Kelly’s 1,000 True Fans
  • Amateur vs Pro
  • Mindset on charging for art
  • Getting paid
  • Pricing ourselves
  • Forming consortiums
  • Different ways to offer ourselves for commissions
  • Building a database & list
  • One thing you can do today


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