For the first text in English on this blog, I decided to choose five useful sites for young artists who want to make a successful career in the music industry. Some of those links could be a good starting point to get more information on how some of the things work in the music industry. In the next few texts, I will write in more detail about the potential problems and benefits that young and emerging artists face.
- Musical Chairs – the world’s leading online resource for classical music professionals and students. On this website, you can find classical music jobs, courses, competitions, instrument sales & musicians.
- Composer’s Site – one of the best resources for young and emerging composers. Here you can find many up-to-date competitions, grants, and collaboration opportunities, as well as broader resources for professional composition.
- The Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ) – The Composers Association of New Zealand is a non-profit organization of professional and amateur composers, as well as other supportive institutions. On this website, you can find very useful information on commissioning guidelines – both for composers and commissioners, as well as information about prices for music engraving and parts preparation.
- Classical:NEXT -Classical:NEXT is the global networking and exchange hub dedicated exclusively to classical and art music, for all professionals – artists, managers, presenters, orchestras, labels, educators, press, media, publishers, and more. The Classical:NEXT conference offers useful, inspiring, interactive content. Take home practical tips and fertile ideas to apply to your specific situation. Learn about new trends in marketing and audience outreach from within and outside the orchestra scene. Learn about new management strategies and get informed on the classical scene across the world.
- New Music Conference – is the industry event for composers, performers, music publishers, booking agents, label representatives, and others working in the field of new music. New Music Conference brings together a great group of national and international professionals in the new music scene.
Play with a pro – a place where you can learn and teach at the same time. Musical education, just like music itself, should be accessible for everyone: No matter of age, location, race, education, gender, or wealth. The internet is the perfect medium for removing boundaries.
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