at School of Music, UNO 6001 Dodge St., Omaha, 68182 United States
We are the first ever Business of Music course at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
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Yesterday our guest was Karrin Allyson! Karrin talked about her early solo gigs and groups in Omaha, her first recording - a self-produced effort that was re-released by Concord - the beginning of a 13 album relationship with the label. Karrin's talent, hard work and her ability to recognize opportunities have blossomed into a wonderful career and life. Thanks Karrin, we love having you around and are so grateful for all you do to support your alma mater, the UNO School of Music!
Today we celebrated three of our own, Brianna, Nick and Bryce have all gotten jobs in the music business - Congratulations and best of luck! Here's our Business of Music group-selfie, we're a pretty photogenic bunch, aren't we?
Don't miss Grammy Winner Richard King on Thursday 4/28 5:30pm in room 109. Richard will be giving a presentation on "Acoustic Recording In The 21st Century" http://www.rkrecording.com/
$1 and writing credit for "Stairway" - will Page and Plant settle? http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-led-zeppelin-copyright-trial-settlement-offer-20160426-story.html
Our guest yesterday was Anne Nagosky. Anne gave us a great overview of her very successful teaching studio. She went into her approach from pedagogy, policy and business. Her enthusiasm for her students is one of her keys to success. The others: organization, marketing, networking and a compassionate understanding of her students and their families. Oh and Anne has "cut down" to 65 students. Thanks Anne!!
Our guest today was Lynn Lawson, nonprofit financial wizard and grant-writer extraordinaire! Lynn shared her experience and expertise with funding musical projects through private foundations, businesses and individual donors and government funding agencies such as the Nebraska Arts Council. Lynn mentioned sources for funding information like The Omaha Community Foundation https://omahafoundation.org/ and guidestar.com for looking up nonprofit 990 forms. Thanks Lynn!
Our awesome guests this morning were Craig and Mary Bircher! The Birchers shared a wealth of experience and advice about building and maintaining a wedding and event business. Their message: "Be professional and value what you do". I'll post their web and Facebook pages, and also a link to "the Knot" Thanks so much Mary and Craig! http://www.bircherandbirchermusic.com https://www.theknot.com https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=bircher%20and%20bircher%20music
Rana mentioned the League of American Orchestras, the primary organization devoted to the operation, development and advocacy of symphony orchestras in the United States. Here's the web site: www.americanorchestras.org
Many thanks to today's guest, Rana Scarlett Johnson! Rana brings her attorney's mind and artist's soul to everything she does. Her message is "spend time developing yourself, you are a business". She's especially skilled in getting us to describe our skills and goals in ways that will inspire confidence and excitement in our potential clients and employers. Terrific presentation, thanks so much Rana!
And here's the Las Vegas Big Band website -- http://www.goochbigband.com/
Our guest today was Mike Gurciullo. Mike talked about his education and career in music as a lead and jazz trumpet player, leader, singer, front man and even actor! Mikes experiences include work and life in Omaha, Texas, California, Las Vegas and travels throughout the world with the Glenn Miller and Guy Lombardo bands, and with Wayne Newton. His message is work hard, make connections, don't burn bridges .... and give out business cards! We ran out of time for questions, but if you want to know anything from Mike, you can drop him a note on facebook, or come to the Ozone on a Monday and track him down, he's very accessible. Thanks Gooch! https://www.facebook.com/GoochBigBand/?fref=ts
Many thanks to the man with the long title - "Secretary-Treasurer of the Omaha Musicians Association Local 70-558 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada" - drum roll - Dan Cerveny! Dan was our guest last week, I'm finally getting around to posting our thanks. Dan is an active and knowledgeable advocate for the over 350 professional musician members of the Omaha local. Dan talked about the over 100 year history of Local 70-558. Currently the local provides member services such as contract support, web pages for performing groups, and discounted items available to all AFL-CIO members. Visit Omahamusic.com
Don't miss UNO Jazz 1, Jazz Too and MAYJO this Friday, 3/11 8pm at the Omaha Jitterbugs Night Out Dance at the Omaha Eagles Ballroom, 201 S. 24th St. Our own Emily Boganowski and Marcel Daley will be singing with Jazz 1, and Ben, Cameron and Bryce will be playing too - hope see you there! jw https://www.jitterbugs.org/calendar/category/jno/list/ https://www.facebook.com/omahajitterbugs http://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-communication-fine-arts-and-media/music/student-involvement/jazz-bands.php
Our guest today was Walter Riley King. Walter's career as a multi-reed player, music director and arranger for B. B. King (and many other artists) and as an educator is amazing -- and he's still at it, touring South America next month. His message of success is "do your job the best you can and treat people well" came through loud and clear. Thanks Walter, it's great to have you in Omaha!
Many thanks to Dr. Brett Leonard, our guest today. Dr. Leonard focused on his freelance audio consulting business, and had some great advice about business structure, networking and communication. Thanks Dr. Leonard !
Weathervane music is hosting a live stream recording and mix session of brand new Saddle Creek Records artist Big Thief, and producer Luke Temple. It goes live tomorrow March 8, and continues on the 9th. You have to register with the site, well worth it! http://weathervanemusic.org/shakingthrough/big-thief-live
Sound Exchange has a new search portal where artists can check their recordings for royalty registration. https://isrc.soundexchange.com/#!/search
Jennifer Walcutt was our guest on Wednesday. She shared insights about managing the Strauss PAC, things she's learned on the job and how she's continuing her education. Her comments about positioning ourselves to take advantage of opportunities were really valuable - thanks Jennifer!
Our guest on Monday was Tim Dickmeyer, director of the Arts Center at Iowa Western College. Tim is a veteran facilities manager, having worked for the Lied Center, Kimball Hall, the Mid America Center and Omaha Performing Arts. He brings a solid musical background and a passion for presenting emerging artists. Thanks Tim!
Awesome story about Omaha luthier John Hargiss, and his buildings on 40th and Hamilton. John is hosting Business of Music student Kevin Krause for his class practicum project. Thanks John! http://www.omaha.com/go/arts/it-s-time-for-the-old-girl-to-be-open/article_6a45e313-8172-5eb2-b1e2-1edf6fee19d1.html
Don't miss Tuesday's guest lecturer, Jeff Beck from Saddle Creek Records! 2/23, 7:00pm, UNO Strauss PAC Room 105.
Today we had a visit from Dr. Washington Garcia, Director of the UNO School of Music. Dr. Garcia spoke about his life as a music student and how it led him to a career in performing, teaching and administration. His message of service and "putting yourself out there" is inspiring, thanks Dr. Garcia!
Business of Music - Have a look at the parameters for Fair Use as explained in this article from Stanford University; and then its application in a case decided by the Supreme Court involving 2 Live Crew's use of Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman". We'll discuss this next week! Comments? http://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/fair-use/four-factors/#the_nature_of_the_copyrighted_work https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/92-1292.ZS.html
Many thanks to Stacie Haneline for visiting the Business of Music class today. Her passion for chamber music, education and community service is inspiring and infectious!