How does one sustain a career in music?
I’ve always enjoyed the arts and performance. As a kid I used to have a pretend radio show with my sister and good friend, and we would use our Yamaha keyboard to make the music and record it on an old Fisher-Price cassette toy. My sister and I would make pretend film trailers and ads. We loved making mix tapes or recording from the TV, especially if we could record the score from a film. We would listen to it over and over in the car.
This blog started as a way to keep up with my love for the arts, writing, and producing content. After I’d started profiling musicians, I decided on a focus for this project. I’d been laid off, and career paths were constantly on my mind. I merged music with careers for one goal: profiling people who work with music and sound professionally. I decided that the project would end once I interviewed a favorite film composer.
This is the final list from this project.
From local musicians making international waves, to notable drummers and composers. I’m so very thankful to everyone who was a part of this, and the many busy musicians who took time out of their day to be part of this. This isn’t the end of my musician interviews, but as for this particular project…it’s a wrap!
Here is the final list of profiles (the finale is split into two).
Boston band branches out (Gentlemen Hall)
Jazz Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington (for the list, but published for Tom Tom Magazine)
Katherine Quittner, Temp Score Composer and Music Editor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dracula, City of Angels, Harry Potter)
Mix engineer (Andrew Dawson: Kanye West, Beyonce)
Update! This article was meant for another site, but alas, the assignment was not meant to be. However, I thought readers may find it helpful to the subject of careers in music:
Thanks for reading, and feedback is always welcome!