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TEM Blog

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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TEM130: Dr. Jeff Nytch on Art and Entrepreneurship Co-Existing, Your Single Most Important Asset as an Artist and His Brand New Book, The Entrepreneurial Muse

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TEM130: Dr. Jeff Nytch on Art and Entrepreneurship Co-Existing, Your Single Most Important Asset as an Artist and His Brand New Book, The Entrepreneurial Muse

Dr. Jeff Nytch is the Director of the Entrepreneurship Center for Music at the University of Colorado Boulder and the author of the brand new book, "The Entrepreneurial Muse: Inspiring Your Career in Classical Music".

What You'll Learn:

  • How Jeff had a curiosity about entrepreneurship from a very early age (including opening a “bank” to loan money to his siblings!)
  • Why no educational endeavor is every wasted and how sometimes two seemingly disparate interests can intersect later in life
  • What he learned from his six years as the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
  • How he was drawn to higher ed when he developed a burning desire to teach college students everything he learned only through experience after leaving school
  • About Jeff’s brand new book, The Entrepreneurial Muse: Inspiring Your Career in Classical Music
  • How he addresses people who claim that entrepreneurship and true art can’t coexist by giving examples of successful artists who are doing both
  • Why your unique artistic voice is your single most valuable asset as an artist
  • Why the question “what else are you passionate about” is so important to being a successful entrepreneur
  • How Jeff coming to a major arts organization with a complete solution in hand to a problem led to a wonderful collaboration (and getting paid!)


Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

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2. Thanks to everyone who helped me get to my goal of 50 ratings on iTunes! I appreciate it very much!

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Andrew Hitz

TEM 66: Ariel Hyatt, Author Of "Crowdstart: The Ultimate Guide to a Powerful & Profitable Crowdfunding Campaign"

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Digital marketing and branding rock star Ariel Hyatt returns to TEM to discuss her brand new book, "Crowdstart: The Ultimate Guide To A Powerful & Profitable Crowdfunding Campaign".

Topics Covered:

  • Trends she has noticed about crowdfunding through her own campaign and helping countless clients with theirs

  • The most common mistake people make when running a crowdfunding campaign

  • Why you have to be so direct when asking people for support

  • The importance of building a crowd before you ever launch your campaign

  • Why you need a compelling name for your campaign and a compelling pitch that tells a story

  • The importance of having a very specific schedule for the duration of your entire campaign


Favorite Quote:

  • "The assumption is everyone saw (your campaign) and nobody wants to donate when the truth is that nobody saw it and everyone wants to donate."

You can help offset the ongoing costs of producing the show by making a small donation at Your support is greatly appreciated!

Produced by Joey Santillo

TEM 25: Jennifer Rosenfeld & Julia Torgovitskaya of iCadenza and Cadenza Artists on Dealing With Fear, the Power of Simply Asking and Incorrect Assumptions Musicians Make About the Music Business

Andrew Hitz

Jennifer and Julia are two of the bright young stars of the next generation of the music business who are wise well beyond their years. Their discussion in this episode of dealing with fear and the incorrect assumptions people make about the music business are must hear.

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