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The Composer's Guide to Doing Business

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CGDB 018: Strategic Partners

3/24/2017
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Dennis talks about the value of strategic partnerships, and the importance of evaluating them honestly.

Duration: 00:12:18


CGDB 017: Think Like a Business Owner

3/3/2017
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Dennis talks about approaching your music like a business in the beginning of a short series on "Thinking Like a Business Owner"

Duration: 00:08:23


CGDB 016: Redundancy on Your Website

2/28/2017
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Dennis talks about the importance of serving the different audiences you'll encounter on your website by offering the same information in several places across the site.

Duration: 00:04:20


CGDB 015: DVD Extras

2/22/2017
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Dennis talks about an easy way to engage your audience a little more, and give them deeper insight into your creative process

Duration: 00:08:33


CGDB 014: Getting Your House in Order

2/17/2017
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Dennis talks about how to handle overwhelm and information overload when presented with all of the things you "should" be doing for your career.

Duration: 00:09:53


CGDB 013: Question: Orchestrating Ian's Music

2/12/2017
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Dennis answers a question about giving others permission to arrange your music.

Duration: 00:15:02


CGDB 012: Customers Who Viewed This Also Viewed

2/10/2017
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Dennis talks about a simple way that composers can support one another, and make concert presenters' lives a little easier in the process.

Duration: 00:07:50


CGDB 011: Making Appointments with Yourself

2/3/2017
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Dennis offers a quick tip on how to keep from being overwhelmed by admin tasks.

Duration: 00:04:56


CGDB 010: Looking Pro in a Crowded Market

2/2/2017
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Dennis muses on the need to look professional in an increasingly crowded market.

Duration: 00:09:13


CGDB 009: Receiving Advice

1/27/2017
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Sometimes advice is more about the person giving it than the person on the receiving end, so Dennis offers his own advice on how self-awareness can help you spot this and mine it for nuggets of wisdom.

Duration: 00:15:21


CGDB 008: Tactics vs. Strategies

1/25/2017
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Dennis talks about some of the differences between short-term and long-term thinking in your career.

Duration: 00:17:34


CGDB 007: Know Your Why

1/20/2017
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Dennis talks about the importance of knowing precisely why you're making all of your practical and business decisions, and how you shouldn't follow the advice or examples of others blindly.

Duration: 00:10:16


CGDB 006: Heinlein's Rules of Writing

1/19/2017
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In a 1947 essay, sci-fi writer Robert A. Heinlein wrote this famous list of his "Business habits", which have been leading writers through their careers ever since. Dennis thinks that they're worth your consideration. Link: Dean Wesley Smith on Heinlein's Rules

Duration: 00:10:16


CGBD 004: Setting Up Your Web Domain

1/11/2017
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Having designed musicians' websites for a decade, Dennis has encountered a lot of anxiety from his clients when it comes to registering their domain name. Today he tries to make the process a little less fraught for those of you who haven't taken that step yet.

Duration: 00:15:48


CGDB 003: Question: Poor Man's Copyright

1/6/2017
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Dennis answers a question about how to go about getting a "Poor Man's Copyright", and explains why you shouldn't do it.

Duration: 00:10:09


CGDB 002: Luck

1/4/2017
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Dennis doesn't believe in luck, and thinks you shouldn't either.

Duration: 00:09:55


CGDB 001: Self-Publishing and Direct Connection

1/4/2017
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Although self-publishing isn't for everyone, and comes with a lot of hard work, it also offers some rewarding opportunities to connect directly with performers and audiences.

Duration: 00:04:53


CGDB 000: First Things First

1/4/2017
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Welcome to The Composer's Guide to Doing Business! Meet Dennis, and get to know a little bit about what the show is about.

Duration: 00:02:43