As a whole, artists have a bad reputation when it comes to self-promotion. Tabloids poke fun at “diva” behavior. People pour over tell-alls that detail over-the-top behavior backstage. And then there’s “that guy,” the one who manages to post 3 times a day on every form of social media, and somehow turns everything from his jog … Read more
You’re far from complacent. You understand that to get ahead you need to make your own opportunities. So what are you supposed to do if you’ve been putting in the effort but not seeing the results? Many of our clients tell us that as the years go by, they refine their dreams—not because their desires … Read more
If you’re like most of the artists and performers we work with, you probably put a lot of pressure on yourself to be perfect. I do, too! In fact, I’m going share a personal story about my recent battle with perfection. Honestly, I’m a little nervous about being this vulnerable but it’s a really important … Read more
I’ve always been really attached to my to-do list. It gives me a sense of order in the midst of chaos. It makes me feel organized. It gives me a feeling of control, of having a plan, and of knowing what to do next. My obsession with scheduling and to-do lists started in eighth grade. I … Read more
I negotiate every single day. I negotiate with venues on behalf of the artists we represent; I negotiate with partners about how our relationship (financial and otherwise) will be structured; I negotiate with the artists we represent about how we will achieve our common goals; I work with prospective clients to negotiate their expectations to … Read more
Jennifer interviews Chad Smith, Vice President of Artistic Planning at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In this interview, he discusses his own path to the performing arts, his vision for the LA Phil, keeping the performing arts relevant in today’s world, and his advice to young artists to take an entrepreneurial approach to their careers.
Jennifer interviews Hilary Hahn, two-time Grammy Award winning violinist. Ms. Hahn discusses her approach to connecting with the audience, her exciting recording projects, and her video interviews with colleagues.
Julia interviews violinist Stefan Jackiw, who is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after violinists worldwide. In this interview, he discusses his musical beginnings and decision to pursue music as a career, his choice to attend Harvard rather than a top conservatory, why music is important to our society, his pre-performance routine, and how we … Read more