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The Entrepreneurial Musician Blog by Andrew Hitz featuring articles on being an entrepreneur in the music business. Show notes for The Entrepreneurial Musician Podcast.

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Show Notes for Episode 14: Let Them Tell You No

Andrew Hitz

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The Entrepreneurial Musician is now posting weekly! 

I will still be posting an interview every other week but the following week will now feature a very short episode with me discussing one of the topics the previous guest touched on. 

In this week’s episode, I am reflecting on my interview with Alan Baylock from Episode 13. Alan emphasized not shying away from opportunities because you might not feel ready or qualified but in reality, that is not something for you to decide. “Let THEM tell you no.”


TEM13: Alan Baylock of The One O'Clock Lab Band

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Alan Baylock has had a wildly successful career as a composer, arranger, educator and bandleader. He is approaching his twentieth year as the chief arranger of the Airmen of Note before he takes over as the newly appointed leader of The One O'Clock Lab Band at North Texas.

Alan talks about how his attempts to become the next Maynard Ferguson and writing salsa charts turned into teaching gigs at both of the colleges he attended while simultaneously working with the nation's best jazz ensembles.

Topics Covered:

  • Life as a composer, educator and arranger
  • Forming his own big band
  • Keys to auditioning and interviewing well
  • How musicians should price themselves for different services
  • The music publication process