Seattle Office of Film + Music

August 3, 2010, 11:48 am
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The more famous you become, the less time you have to spend promoting yourself, right? That might not be the case for jazz musicians, who still spend hours of their precious, creative time tending to their social media sites, networking and controlling the business of their careers. In an interesting article for NPR, Tom Cole looks at the careers of Dave Holland, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Nathen Page and Dizzy Gillespie among others, to show that even the most well-known jazzers must devote their time to self-promotion. “Becoming a musician is a choice in itself. Those few lucky enough to achieve financial success can devote their time to their music. The rest have to work at being musicians, composers, booking agents, promoters, web producers, fan mail correspondents — no matter what their age or stature.” Follow the link for the full article.

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