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Social Entrepreneurship

In today’s world, music’s greatest power may be social – unifying community in good times and bad or when controversial ideas are less risky when sung. Therefore it’s no surprise that one of the most interesting trends in the industry today is the rise of social entrepreneurship. We are witnessing the rise of groups and organizations, led by the Twitter generation, whose guide is not the tenuous classical music industry but their own social conscience.

This month, Diane Haithman looks at this sea change and highlights music entrepreneurs with a social bent. We also follow one artist’s unique journey from pre-professional violinist to rocker to social entrepreneur: Anna Bulbrook tells us her story and serves as this month’s POP curator.

Our interviews include a studio sit-down with the chamber group Project Trio and the latest 21CM Book Club – a Q&A with Jennifer Rosenfeld and Julia Torgovitskaya authors of the comprehensive book Awakening Your Business Brain: An iCadenza Guide to Launching Your Music Career.

We want to hear your stories of social entrepreneurship in music. Write us at

Elizabeth Hinckley


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