Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Marketing For Musicians


You probably heard about me regarding mandolin or fiddle lessons, or possibly Mandolin New England.  In addition, I have been providing marketing and advertising services for musicians, bands, music teachers, and ensembles since 1998.  Contact me to get more information about the service.  We'll set up an online meeting and go from there.  

Some of my clients include 
  • Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music - Web Design
  • Emily's Violins - Sourcing, setting up supply chain
  • Mandolin New England, Inc. - establishing 501c3, researching and developing music for rehearsals and concerts, coordinating with musicians and others
  • Ogi Sushi Catering - Facebook page and group
  • Celticado - web design, recordings uploaded to Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play, and developing social networks.
  • Tilray Investment Group - Facebook group
  • Western MA Musical Instruments & Equipment - Facebook page and group
  • The Mandolin Quartet - Facebook group
  • The Classical Mandolin Society - Facebook group
  • Eastman Mandolins - Facebook group
  • Mandolin Players - Facebook group
  • The Octave Mandolin Guild - Facebook group & page

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Jobs Post AI

I enjoyed Sam Altman's piece on AI.

I've been thinking a lot about what jobs there will be for humans once AI takes all the rote/routine ones. Here are some thoughts:
1. Tasks that are surprising or unusual. I have to admit, I stole the concept of this from Andrew Yang, but I love it! It makes total sense. AI can only succeed at routine things that require repetition, but it takes a human to handle surprise!
2. Social Jobs. These are jobs that make people feel things. Medicine is one (nursing!), teachers, musicians, therapists, people whose goal is to make us feel something!
3. Rare or scarce jobs that require rare skills. I can think of a few that are still needed! Blacksmith is a rare job that is still needed, farrier is related to that (anything to do with care of animals really).

Les Poules huppées

CRESTED HENS, THE (Les Poules huppées). French, Bourrée à 3 temps (3/8 time). E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). Composed in 1983 by French...