Entrepreneurship and the Artist-Revolutionary

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The term “arts entrepreneurship” seems to have flummoxed the music profession, with half believing it’s a merger of B-school and conservatory practices and the rest decrying “l’art pour l’art.” While at first glance, the artist and the entrepreneur may seem worlds apart, in fact they are remarkably similar.

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A Conversation with Decoda

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Along with a busy calendar of performances from Abu Dhabi to Iceland, Decoda also manages to find time to develop innovative projects that impact those at the margins of society – performing in schools, homeless shelters and also prisons.

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A Guide to Financing Your Artistic Vision

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You decided pretty early on in your conservatory days that a typical classical music career wasn’t for you. Now your string-fusion ensemble, festival or great new music gadget is starting to explode! You want to take it to the next level, but you are up against the same issue every entrepreneur or innovator faces: funding.

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What Critics Want

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“Criticism has been around since the first caveman howled at the moon, and his friend said, ‘You know, I don’t think you howl so good,’” the great pianist Abbey Simon once told me.

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