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Music Blogs and News

Keep abreast of current developments in the world of music and arts entrepreneurship with the following links:

Auditions+ Blog: Articles for the professional singer on all aspects of professional development.

Astrid Baumgardner Blog:  Coordinator of Career Strategies and a Lecturer on Careers in Music at the Yale School of Music writes about career strategies for musicians.

The Bulletproof Musician Blog: Dr. Noa Kageyama, psychologist, violinist, and faculty member at Juilliard and the New World Symphony, discusses the best techniques for playing, practicing, and auditioning for success. 

Entrepreneur the Arts: Clarinetist and arts entrepreneur Lisa Canning blogs about creative entrepreneurship. She also runs the IAEOU arts entrepreneurship incubator.

Hypebot: Music, technology and the new music business. This blog follows new music technology, recordings, podcasts and issues in the modern music business, including piracy and copyright issues.

The Musician's Way: Gerald Klickstein, Director of the Music Entrepreneurship & Career Center at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and former artist-faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, writes about all aspects of being a professional musician, including entrepreneurship and career development.

The National Opera Center America: Professional development resources for vocal artists, particularly as it relates to the opera audition process. 

Polyphonic.org: Dubbed the “Orchestra Musician Forum,” polyphonic.org is an initiative from the Institute for Music Leadership at Eastman and features a variety of contributors.

The Savvy Musician: David Cutler, Coordinator of Music Entrepreneurship Studies at Duquesne University and author of the book The Savvy Musician, writes about how to navigate the current music world as an informed, confident artist.

State of the Art - Entrepreneurship in the Arts: Jim Undercofler, Co-Chair and Professor at SUNY Purchase, Artistic Director of the National Orchestral Institute at the University of Maryland, and former Professor of Arts Administration at Drexel University, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Dean of the Eastman School of Music, blogs about how to navigate the world of music business as an emerging entrepreneur. "It's time to stop whining about the current state of chaos, or decline in the arts and culture sector, and strive to find creative pathways to a healthier and stable place," he says.