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MUSIC SECRETS EXCLUSIVE: Is Being an Indie Musician Right for You?

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MUSIC SECRETS EXCLUSIVE: Is Being an Indie Musician Right for You?An indie musician or music composer today needs to learn these three must-read tips regarding technology, media, and music marketing to make it in the ever changing music industry. Top tips from a music professional. 

Media technology has enabled industrialized nations and nations that have made significant recent technological advances to develop new and innovative ways of expressing music. Musicians use everything from video games to the internet to apps to interactive multimedia works to bring music and the arts to a higher level of interactive experience and artistry.

Rock Band and Reverbnation
For example, the popular video game Rock Band allows indie bands to submit music for the online video game store through a music distributor called Reverbnation. An independent musician can have their music played on the video game console along with Metallica, the Beatles, and Green Day! Video games are changing music in ma…

Creation Oratorio - Highlights Reel - Sabrina Pena Young

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Creation Electronic is a sonic exploration of creation and procreation within the contextual folds of sound synthesis. Creation Electronic explores the solely sonic tale of the creation of the world and its eventual demise focusing on the unique juxtaposition of ambient and the african music diaspora.



Originally created for and performed by the Millikin University Women's Choir and Millikin University Percussion ensemble for the multimedia oratorio Creation.

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PERFORM CREATION Download FREE Scores/Click Tracks:

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Purchase the instrumental soundtrack and support more great classical music: http://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/album/creation-electronic



Composed by Sabrina Pena Young, award-winning composer of Libertaria: The Virtual Opera. Young's works have been performed in Europa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Her works have been called "groundbreaking", "marvelously abstract" and …

Success in Music During the Digital Age

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Success in Music During the Digital AgeHow can a musician achieve success during the Digital Age? Can we all be the next Lady Gaga or Bieber? What does it take to make it in the 21 century? 
In the last several years, you might have noticed that some big name "oldies" bands have hit the road again. Why? Because they can make more money on concert tickets and music merch. Some bands need this to survive (or to at least keep up with their mega mansions and lifestyles), but I think that the majority of musicians that are going to make it today will have to be content with less lavish lifestyles and fame. Sure, we will always have the Lady Gaga and the Bieber making their way through the music scene, but there will be thousands of other musicians balancing a "day job" with their love of music.

I think that part of the digital revolution is the new definition of "success". Does a successful musician have to have a limo, three mansions, and a dozen or so hot road…

Composer Secrets: Robert Voisey Uses Crowdsourcing for 60x60 New Music P...

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Composer Robert Voisey uses crowdsourcing to create innovative new works with the Vox Novus 60x60 Project.



Vox Novus: http://www.60x60.com/



Sabrina Pena Young

sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com



WATCH THE FULL VERSION:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JJ9b3CYsqs

Crowdsourced Opera? Machinima Musicals? Telematic Performances? The 21st Century composer explores new technology to create innovative works in this EXCITING short documentary by futurist filmmaker and award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young.



Works of Pauline Oliveros, Alex Shapiro, Robert Voisey and 60x60, Lee Scott's The Village Opera, Opera by You, Eric Whitacre, and More.



OFFICIAL COMPOSER WEBSITE: http://sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com/



ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: https://www.scribd.com/doc/262447249/Music-Documentary-The-Opera-Heard-Round-the-World-Internet-Collaboration-and-the-21st-Century-Composer-Documentary-TRANSCRIPT



WATCH LIBERTARIA: The Virtual Opera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB5SItVSliw



Futurist Music An…

Composer Secrets: Social Media, Eric Whitacre, Machinima, and Oliveros

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Innovative Composer of today use social media, crowdsourcing, video chat, Second Life, and more to create new exciting works. Learn about the works of Pauline Oliveros, Eric Whitacre, Alex Shapiro, Matt Pittsinger, Lee Scott, and more.



Sabrina Pena Young

sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com



WATCH THE FULL VERSION:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JJ9b3CYsqs

Crowdsourced Opera? Machinima Musicals? Telematic Performances? The 21st Century composer explores new technology to create innovative works in this EXCITING short documentary by futurist filmmaker and award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young.



Works of Pauline Oliveros, Alex Shapiro, Robert Voisey and 60x60, Lee Scott's The Village Opera, Opera by You, Eric Whitacre, and More.



OFFICIAL COMPOSER WEBSITE: http://sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com/



ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: https://www.scribd.com/doc/262447249/Music-Documentary-The-Opera-Heard-Round-the-World-Internet-Collaboration-and-the-21st-Century-Composer-Documentary-TRANSCRIPT



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IAWM Women Composers, Performers, and Conductors in Music - Classical, W...

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Women Composers, Performers, Conductors in Classical Music, Electroacoustic Music, World Music, and more. The International Alliane for Women in Music - Playing a Vital Role in the 21st CenturyThe IAWM is proud of its historical contributions towards the progress for women in music and continues to press for equality for performers, composers, researchers, and educators. http://iawm.org

Composer Secrets: Lee Scott, Social Media, and the Video Game Opera The ...

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JOIN THE VILLAGE! 

http://www.thevillageopera.com/about.html



The Village reveals the comings and goings of a virtual world that exists in parallel to our own. Events are described from the perspective of 7 fantastical characters through music and animation in a series of five weekly episodes 

You too can reside in the village. We invite you to create a 'villager' and be part of the opera's digital chorus. Villagers react to story events and respond to character activity by posting short text comments. You may assign your villager a name and a personality (e.g. 'a trickster' or 'a samaritan') to help shape their identity. All contributions by the digital chorus will appear in the opera, serving to enrich the story and steer its evolution. Go to the How to Interact page for more details


Like The Village Facebook page for updates on when new episodes are available, and visit Twitter@VillageResident for a live feed from the main characters and selected posts from t…

The Music of Pain: On Inspiration for the Artist/Composer

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The Music of Pain: On Inspiration for the Artist/ComposerBeethoven's madness brought on by a combination of personal failure in the rearing of his young nephew and his early hearing loss. Mozart's inability to accept adulthood and the loss of his childhood fame leading to his ruin. Depression destroying the lives of composers like Mussorgsky and Robert Schumann, and others. Yet, their music lives on, and the music of countless other composers and artists who have transformed tragedy, loss, depression, sadness, failure into masterpieces.


Is tragedy a necessary component of great art?

Can one be an artist, a creative individual, without having experienced great loss? If life is all a bed of roses, how can the artist truly delve into the deepest throes of darkness, of the soul, in their art? This does not mean that the artist needs to delve into depression or substance abuse. In fact, productivity often comes to a standstill when the creative person does allow themselves to get los…