New Guit-A-Grip Post and Podcast
Some music business material went up on the Guit-A-Grip site. Did you know that 35 years after her last performance, that Kate Bush’s recent return to the stage was SO successful that it drove EIGHT of her albums into the top 40 charts? You can read about that (and how you might be able to use that information here).
Developing Your Business Plan
(From the Guit-A-Grip site)
“This summer I had the opportunity to get involved with the BuckMoon Arts Festival which was held at Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown, NY. One of the ideas I had was to create workshops for artists in the area who were looking for ways to monetize their income. The workshop idea was replaced with a panel discussion with the purpose of utilizing some of the artists and professionals we had access to. This made for some great discussions and interactions throughout the day.
This podcast is from the “Developing Your Business Plan” panel with panelists Mike Dimin, Yvonne Lieblein and Mark Swain. The event description was “The business of art – Setting up your business, creating a business plan and building your team.” but it went into a lot of different areas. If you’re interested in developing your art as a business, you might be interested to listen to hear how these people are already doing it!”
More Things KoriSoron Soft Launch
KoriSoron (my duo acoustic international instrumental project with Farzad Golpayegani) has a twitter feed, and a ReverbNation page and a YouTube page.
We DO have more shows coming up as a direct result of this one:
- Friday, September 12th 2014 – Moon and River Cafe, 115 S. Ferry St. Schenectady, NY – KoriSoron plays 2 sets of international instrumental music at 8PM and 9PM. While most of our music is composed there’s a lot of improvisation in the set as well so
- Thursday, September 18th 2014 – Proctor’s GE Theatre, Schenectady, NY Festival Cinema Invisible‘s kick off event for their 2014-2015 Invisible Film series is going to be fantastic night! A $10 ticket gets you into a screening of a rarely seen film from Iran, “Common Plight”, a Q & A with the film’s producer Mahmood Karimi-Kakak Persian style tea and delicious sweets from Schenectady’s own Persian Bite restaurant, and a performance from KoriSoron! Full information about the event is here. Tickets can be purchased online here.
- Thursday, September 25th 2014 – Bombers Burrito Bar, 2 King Street Troy, NY as part of the CUR518 local music showcase series. We play with Groovestick and Dylan Storm and the whole night runs from 8-11!
- Saturday, November 1st 2014 – Fundraiser for Amsterdam Public Library in Amsterdam, NY. Three sets of music!!!! No information on the library website yet but the library link is here.
And more shows coming up in October and November while we prep for a new recording.
Also more details as they become available, but Farzad and I are going to be composing and performing the score for a new theatrical work called Child Soldier this fall at Sienna College called. More details as that emerges.
As always thanks for reading!