MPP8: Social Media and Talking about Music with Rob Deemer

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After having never met Rob Deemer before in person, I had TWO conversations with him in less than a week for the podcast! Conversation No. 1 was marred by some unexpected audio issues, so we re-recorded less than a week later, and that's what you're getting this week.

During Convo No. 2, we talked about:

  • How side projects can boost your career

  • Being able to talk about your music

  • Labels as specifiers & Labels as marketing

  • Drawing parallels between concert music and other fields

  • The ways we talk about “new music”

  • Music as an Experience

  • Program notes

  • Social media as a serious form of professional communication

  • Interacting with musicians when you (or they) live outside of a major metropolitan area

  • Teaching inexperienced artists how to interact on social media

  • Forming deeper relationships online

  • Building community in different ways

  • Relating public professional interactions to professional didactic experiences

  • Operating as a professional online

  • Being human and approachable online

  • Teaching teachers to compose

  • Teaching entrepreneurship and business skills

  • The history of self publishing & the history of teaching music in universities

  • Career trajectories

  • Short term gains vs. long term sacrifices in publishing

  • Making educated and thoughtful business decisions

  • Balancing your time between admin tasks and writing


Since we covered such vastly different material in each conversation (of course with not-insignificant overlap), we've decided to offer our first conversation as "bonus content" for this week's episode, if you don't mind listening to "the sexiest voice in classical music" through a slight haze of static. Download it HERE.

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