When you think of business as an artistic endeavor, the sky is the limit. From concept to market, we’ll explore creative ways to unleash your imagination and create the career of your dreams.
Your membership will include access to regularly scheduled web group mastermind sessions, where we will share our struggles and successes and inspire each other’s entrepreneurial journey.
The forums are a great place to get the most out of the tutorials and mastermind sessions with opportunities to work on creative assignments to hone your artistic and business goals.
From time to time we will feature special guests to conduct webinars on topics critical to your success. All webinar events are included with membership subscriptions.
In an age where traditional structures are struggling to find relevance, the future belongs to businesses who touch the heart and artists who address the needs of their audiences.
Pianist, entrepreneur and author Hugh Sung has a vision for transforming the arts and inspiring businesses to unlock their artistic potential.
How to use YouTube for video auditions
One of the Mastermind members asked the following question: I’m trying to help a friend find some ways to use YouTube for his youth orchestra auditions He is hoping all the kids in his youth orchestra can record their audition over break and upload it to YouTube privately so he can watch I told him[…]
Winning The Audition – Webinar with Jason Heath
What does it take to win an audition? What are the secrets behind those musicians who have won orchestra jobs and prominent teaching positions? Jason Heath, host of the popular “Contrabass Conversations” podcast, has just written new book, “Winning the Audition”, where he sits down with 27 successful audition winners and finds out what they[…]
Branding for Musicians Webinar with Mark Samples
A lot of musicians struggle to find their artistic core, and communicate it to others. Mark Samples has developed a process for identifying and naming your core brand values so that you can tell a better story, reach more people, and get back to doing what you love: making music. Branding is not just about colors,[…]
“Break Into The Scene” Webinar
Are you a musician struggling to find work? Wondering how to find and meet the right people to get the gigs you really want to play? This Thursday, Oct. 13 9 pm EST I’ll be co-hosting a special webinar with Seth Hanes, author of, “Break Into The Scene”, a new book that gives you all the[…]
Rethinking the Classical Recital
Several years ago, I attended my very first rock concert show featuring Coldplay. As a classical pianist, I’m used to certain audience conventions that have been standard practice at classical recitals: At the entrance to the recital hall, you’re given a paper program listing the names of the songs being performed, their performance order, and[…]
The Publicity Problem
When I was just getting started as a professional pianist, there was no such thing as “career counseling” for musicians or publicity pointers for pianists. Unless you were picked up by some major management, you were pretty much left on your own to figure out how to get your name out there. From what I[…]
Demo Piano Lesson Multi-Cam Video using RecoLive
As promised, here’s a demo video of me using RecoLive with 3 iPads, an old iPhone 4S, and a MacBook Air running RecoLive Capture (Mac OS 10.8 and up only – no Windows PC version yet): A few notes: The AirTurn Manos Mount fits onto any standard microphone stand, and is a nifty way to[…]
A First Look At A Multi-Cam App For iPads & iPhones
After posting my article on creating multi-cam music lesson videos using Wirecast Studio, one of the Mastermind members alerted me to a cool iPad/iPhone app that looks to do something very similar called RecoLive. RecoLive lets you connect up to 4 iPad and/or iPhone cameras and switch between them live with a master tablet or[…]
A Better Way To Create Music Lesson Videos
Several years ago, I created a YouTube video series called “Clair de lune From Scratch” where I set out to teach anyone how to play the piano using this masterpiece by Debussy. It was enormously successful, but a tremendous amount of work to put together. The basic equipment setup looked something like this: What killed[…]
Secrets To Successful Networking
You’re at a social event – a trade show, convention, cocktail party, or even milling around with folks at a concert. Who do you approach? How do you break the ice? What do you say? We all know in principle how important it is to network and connect with other people to grow an audience[…]