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Sound Advice: The Art of Composing a Career in Music

May 26, 2016
  • Type: Panel
  • Category Genre: Education
  • Ongoing: No
  • Venue Name: Musicians Institute Concert Hall
  • Contact: Barbara Leung
  • Venue Address: 1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90028

Musicians Institute, Make Music LA, The Alliance For Women Composers, Balanced Breakfast, EnterTalk Radio Present:

Sound Advice: The Art of Composing a Career in Music

In an ever-changing industry, music creators and professionals have to be creative not only in the way they approach their craft, but in the way they build their careers. How does one end up playing for Miles Davis, arrange for American Idol, become an Emmy-nominated composer, write songs with Babyface, produce for Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson, secure notable trailer spots, start a successful music non-profit, sing with iconic band members?

Experienced panelists will share their personal stories in overcoming the challenges of the industry, discuss the debate of art versus commerce, offer practical advice on the skills they had to learn and acquire to maintain financial stability and excel in their passions.

Guest panelists include John Beasley (Grammy-nominated artist, pianist for Miles Davis, arranger for American Idol), Miriam Cutler (Emmy-nominated composer, 100+ tv/film credits, Co-Founder for The Alliance For Women Composers), Jorge Corante (multi-platinum producer for Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson, Robin Thicke, K-Ci & JoJo), Casey 'Schpilkas' Dunmore (trailer composer 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'Hercules', 'Transformers'), Brendan McCreary (singer Battlestar Galatica, songwriter Syfy's DEFIANCE, frontman Oingo Boingo Dance Party), and Andreea Magdalina (Co-Founder non-profit SheSaid.So)