The Portfolio Composer
About This Show
A weekly interview-based podcast to help composers with the business end of writing music through mindset, marketing, and business skills.
Most Recent Episode
Ep 107-Coaching Short: Price
3 days ago
A coaching short on (not) competing on price. Give the Composer on Fire podcast a Rating and Review! When we market ourselves based on price we turn our music—the service we provide and the commodity we create—into a commodity. Commodities are fungible, which means he enter into a race to the bottom. Instead we should market our music based on the value we add to the music in the connections we make and how we help our audience achieve their goals and desires. Links: Seth Godin (Ep 66) Seth's blog post "Sort by Price" Must Read Episode: Seth Godin's Linchpin (Ep 104 Christopher Tin (Ep 101) Click here to see a list of all the Coaching Short episodes.
Rated 5 out of
This is so helpful
I love this podcast and find the interviews so helpful. The information is valuable not stuff I learned in school. Thanks, Garrett!
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of
Samson Y Hiss
A Room Full of Mentors
She lives in the hills. She's 75, sharp as a pin, and as famous as funnel cake. She's my composition instructor and I love her. My work has shot up the flagpole with her tutelage. But she's spent her career in academia. My career is outside of academia. When it comes to growing my composition business, she's wide-eyed. Enter The Portfolio Composer.
Garrett Hope's interviews with working composers, musicians, authors, and other hobnobbers builds on my music education. It's like going to a support group, but you're in a room full of mentors, and everyone has special insight to share about the business of music composition. And Garrett is the grand orchestrator. Gracefully teasing out all their tricks.
Don't tell Garrett this, but after most episodes I feel like a thief. The support group disperses and I slowly walk out of the room wide-eyed with a bag full of cash. It's that informative and inspired.
Date published: 2016-10-13