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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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TEM174: Sam Pilafian on producing

Andrew Hitz

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TEM174: Sam Pilafian on producing

Sam Pilafian was a legendary producer, entrepreneur, performer and pedagogue.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • The app Sam recommended to get my ears totally ready for the session

  • The number one job of any producer (it's not what you might think)

  • Why a producer has to be "the continuity expert"

  • How to organize a take sheet to make things easier when the edits are done

  • The many entrepreneurial lessons I learned from Sam's approach to producing

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Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!

1. Help me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. My next iTunes goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes to help me get there. Thank you!

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

Produced by Drake Domingue

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

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

TEM173: Spotted Online featuring Brodie Welch, Seth Godin and Sam Pilafian

Andrew Hitz

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TEM173: Spotted Online featuring Brodie Welch, Seth Godin and Sam Pilafian

Spotted Online features thought-provoking articles, podcast episodes and YouTube clips pertaining to all aspects of being a successful musical entrepreneur.

On today's episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician I talk about:

Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!

1. Help me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. My next iTunes goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes to help me get there. Thank you!

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

Produced by Drake Domingue

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

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

TEM172: Don't wait until it is too late (TEM Short)

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TEM172: Don't wait until it is too late (TEM Short)

After losing my mentor, Sam Pilafian, last week, a plea to all of us to not put things off until a tomorrow that may never come.

Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!

1. Help me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. My next iTunes goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes to help me get there. Thank you!

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

Produced by Drake Domingue

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

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

TEM 52: Sam Pilafian of Boston Brass on the legacy of Prince, Developing your voice on stage and becoming an "overnight success" after 20 years of work (Part 2)

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Here is Part 2 of my incredible conversation with Sam Pilafian of Boston Brass.

Topics Covered:

  • Sam's thoughts on the passing of Prince and the hilarious story of when Empire Brass ran into him while waiting for an elevator
  • How Prince was able to surround himself with the best musicians in the business
  • How preparing to become the first brass quintet to ever win the Naumberg chamber competition helped to shape empire brass
  • The importance of developing your voice (either as a group or an individual) on stage
  • How winning the 1976 Naumberg Chamber Music Award led to a contract with Columbia Artist Management, which in turn led to some of the members quitting gigs like the Boston Symphony to go all in
  • How good the powers that be at Columbia Artist Management were at "creating careers" and how they helped to steer the Empire Brass brand and sound
  • The connection that's made with an audience when every member of a chamber group is individually developed and the audience gets to know them
  • How some groups become "overnight successes" after 20 years of work
  • How great a group plays live after they make a recording
  • How valuable having string playing coaches was for the group
  • How they modeled their sound after the Borodin Quartet
  • How a banjo player he played with over a decade earlier in Your Father's Mustache led to him playing on Pink Floyd's The Wall
  • How the Empire Brass Seminar at Tanglewood enabled them to network with the next generation of great brass players
  • The importance of developing your own repertoire
  • How Empire Brass became so popular in Japan
  • How he has found himself in a number of "second careers" like developing The Breathing Gym and producing
  • The brand new Boston Brass album, Reminiscing, which was inspired by the late, great Rolf Smedvig

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Favorite Quote:

  • "If you work that hard, you can come up with (Pink Floyd's The Wall). That was good math. I needed to see that. No corner-cutting. No gifts. These guys did it uphill the whole freaking way until they were happy with it. And no settling."
  • "We used to have a saying that 'every night's Yankees Stadium.' We'd be in Devils Lake, North Dakota having a big fight about how something should release after the concert. That was always a good sign to tell you the truth."

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

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Produced by Austin Boyer of FredBrass

Show Notes for Episode 33: "TEM Short: Act Like You Belong"

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As Sam Pilafian shared in Episode 32, you have to act like you belong no matter who you are talking to in the music business.

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You can help offset the ongoing costs of producing the show by making a small donation at http://www.pedalnotemedia.com/support-the-entrepreneurial-musician. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

TEM 32: Sam Pilafian of Boston Brass on Founding a World-Renowned Chamber Group, What Makes Someone Hirable and How Luck Seems to Be Self-Generated

Andrew Hitz

As one person who heard this episode with Sam Pilafian said to me "People just don't have careers like this any more. It doesn't even seem real all the things he's done." Anyone who has played with the Metropolitan Opera, Lionel Hampton and Pink Floyd has some lessons the rest of us can learn from. The entrepreneurial path of Sam Pilafian is incredible. Someone will write a book about this man someday. 

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