Tagged: networking

Soundcloud 101

Here’s a great post from SCOREcast Online on the benefits of the Soundcloud online audio platform. I’ve been using Soundcloud for a couple of years and I still learned plenty. Whether you’re interested in using Soundcloud to get more work, track your online listeners or network and collaborate with other composers, the article is full of great tips. Author Oliver Sadie shares his own Soundcloud story and offers ideas from other users on how to maximize your presence, get more comments and likes, and even attract the attention of potential clients.

As Sadie says, “SoundCloud is a versatile and effective platform for composers and sound content creators of all kinds. It is arguably the next big thing in online audio….”

As a bonus, if you own Ableton Live 8 you’re entitled to a free Soundcloud Pro account for five months!

The Art of Music L.A.

Diego Stocco, one of the presenters at Sound=Music.

First, apologies for not posting in a while. I’ve got a symphonic debut at Benaroya Hall (Seattle’s version of Lincoln Center) on March 18th, and I’ve been incredibly busy proofreading the score and editing parts. But it’s generated a lot of post ideas, so there’s some good stuff coming down the pike.

I just heard about an awesome-looking series of events called The Art of Music that take place a few times a year at the Bleicher Gallery in Santa Monica. The next installment of this educational and networking event, entitled Sound=Music, focuses on composers whose work blurs the boundaries between sound design and music. Special guest Diego Stocco, famous for making instruments out of trees and flaming pianos, will lead a “master class” on sonic innovation. And at precisely 7:14, composer Nat Evans, known for his mesmerizing and evocative soundscapes, will perform a poetic accompaniment to the Santa Monica sunset.

The event will also feature excellent networking opportunities, an open bar, a raffle (allegedly with prizes you actually want), and some great giveaways. The event is limited to 150 attendees and usually sells out, so reserve your ticket now.