Alex Shapiro, Composer and Jim Kendrick, Attorney & Publisher
Friday, February 6, 2015, 1pm - 4pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA
Being a composer is one thing. Creating a viable, income-producing career is quite another. ASCAP presents a series of workshops to educate composers about building a successful career.
This FREE workshop is for Concert Music composers at any stage in their career, but is relevant to music creators in all genres. Topics range from business practices to technology and promotion. At the very core of it all, composition, creativity, and the need for artists to possess an inherent sense of self worth, will be addressed throughout.
The many paths to a composer's income
Understanding your biggest asset: the nuts and bolts of the six rights of copyright
How performing rights organizations work
Technical and business details about publishing, self-publishing, distribution and recording; the tools and knowledge neeed for a successful business
Marketing and promotion using the internet: how to create a compelling online presence
Best practices for working with your professional colleagues: conductors, musicians, librettists, librarians and patrons
Efficient rehearsal and recording techniques: get the most and the best in the least time
Working as a composer/performer or a composer/conductor
Community involvement, conferences, and composer service organizations
Open to the public.