Music entrepreneurship courses are beginning to pop up in more colleges and universities. But with that also comes some important questions, such as what is music entrepreneurship and why does it matter?

In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, Assistant Professor of Arts Management and Entrepreneurship at Baldwin Wallace University and owner of Murphy Music Press Publishing Sean brings some much-needed insight to these important questions.

Podcast Highlights:

  • 00:14 – Introduction
  • 00:28 – What is the definition of music entrepreneurship?
  • 02:13 – What sort of qualities would you be looking for in a music entrepreneur?
  • 03:21 – People skills
  • 05:26 – Why is music entrepreneurship important?
  • 08:21 – Choosing yourself
  • 09:46 – Why are you passionate about music entrepreneurship?
  • 12:46 – Why hasn’t music publishing adapted to the needs of composers?
  • 16:07 – How did you end up at Baldwin Wallace University?
  • 17:59 – What is it like to live in Ohio?
  • 19:27 – Employment and music entrepreneurship?
  • 24:24 – What kinds of freelancing opportunities are available today?
  • 29:06 – How do musicians make money today?
  • 35:29 – What are some of the biggest challenges you’ve encountered as an entrepreneur?
  • 38:57 – What are some of the biggest victories you’ve experienced as an entrepreneur?
  • 42:08 – Are there any books that have inspired and helped you on your journey?
  • 43:52 – Is there anything else I should have asked?


Coming soon.

David Andrew Wiebe

Founder & CEO at The Music Entrepreneur HQ
David Andrew Wiebe has built an extensive career in songwriting, live performance, recording, session playing, production work, investing, and music instruction. In addition to helping musicians unlock their full potential, he also continues to maintain a performance schedule with Long Jon Lev and Adrenalize. If you'd like to be notified whenever the blog is updated, click here to subscribe.
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