Music Publishing Podcast

I haven’t written a word in the Composer’s Guide to Doing Business in quite a while, and that was kind of bumming me out last Fall. I like writing and talking about business-y and practical things in music, and I find it really fulfilling to put that...

New distributors

figcaption {text-align:center; font-style: italic; margin-bottom:15px} This past year, I’ve been working toward upping my publishing game. (I’ve got a rant about publishing coming up in another post, so be prepared for that.) One of the steps I’ve...

Co-opetition

Co-opetition. I came across this term recently, and it’s a concept that I really like. A portmanteau of cooperation and competition, it rather perfectly sums up my philosophy on working with other composers: yes, we’re in competition to a certain degree...

Art First

The Composer’s Guide has fallen a bit by the wayside over the past year, but it’s been very much in my thoughts of late. I’ve been doing a lot of research into various business and marketing topics as they relate to publishing fiction and nonfiction, and I’ve come...

Audio: 50% funded!

The other day, the Kickstarter campaign reached 50%, so here are several more clips, as promised! “At Any Given Moment” from Modern Love Songs by Chester Biscardi “Under the Silver Moon” from Three Lullabies by Zachary Wadsworth Outtake 1:...

Audio: 33% Funded

Since the Kickstarter campaign reached the 33% milestone, I’m releasing two new snippets of audio from the upcoming album: “An Argument” from Three Poems of Thomas Moore by Darien Shulman “Rockaby, lullaby” from Three Lullabies by Zachary...

Album audio: Round 1

“Here” from Gay Life by David Del Tredici “What a Coincidence” from Modern Love Songs by Chester Biscardi (with outtake) Help support this project’s Kickstarter campaign, through December 17,...

My first album is in the can!

Over the past few months, Marc Peloquin and I have been preparing to go into the studio with our first album together: 60 minutes of art songs by gay American composers. We unwittingly started the project in February when we put together a recital for the Composers...

The Secret Opera put up a YouTube video (audio only, really) of the premiere of the chamber version of Only Air. Check it...