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3 Painstakingly EASY Tips for Musicians

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1)Make Music: All the saturation and marketing in the world won't matter if you do not have
a professional sounding product. Notice that I did not say a high quality music product. A mediocre song that is mixed and mastered by a professional will go leaps and bounds over a well written song with a crappy demo recording. That's the truth, so deal with it and get a professional sounding product.

2) Get Technological: Set up websites, Twitter, FB, MySpace, and any place that doesn't charge you to sell albums, merchandise, and concert tickets. There are literally dozens, if not hundreds, of sites where you can set up your music. Does that mean that you will rake in profits? No, but this will help create a buzz for your music, and gives your fans easy access to your music. I also recommend CD Baby. You cannot beat the low price you get for what you get. Spend about $15 to set up a single on iTunes, Amazon, and dozens of other sites, plus your own webpage and FB app.

3) Market you…

Composer Secrets: Sabrina Pena Young on Machinima and Opera

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Innovative Composer Sabrina Pena Young explains how she used Moviestorm Machinima software to create her groundbreaking opera Libertaria: The Virtual Opera.



Sabrina Pena Young

sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com



WATCH THE FULL VERSION:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JJ9b3CYsqs

Crowdsourced Opera? Machinima Musicals? Telematic Performances? The 21st Century composer explores new technology to create innovative works in this EXCITING short documentary by futurist filmmaker and award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young.



Works of Pauline Oliveros, Alex Shapiro, Robert Voisey and 60x60, Lee Scott's The Village Opera, Opera by You, Eric Whitacre, and More.



OFFICIAL COMPOSER WEBSITE: http://sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com/



ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: https://www.scribd.com/doc/262447249/Music-Documentary-The-Opera-Heard-Round-the-World-Internet-Collaboration-and-the-21st-Century-Composer-Documentary-TRANSCRIPT



WATCH LIBERTARIA: The Virtual Opera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB5SItVSliw



Libertaria: Preproduction Clips - Sabrina Pena Young

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Academic Insider: 3 Secret Tips on How to Pass Your Online Class

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Academic Insider: 3 Secret Tips on How to Pass Your Online ClassPassing Your Online Class is Easier Than You Think! Learn three simple secrets to passing your online class and you can graduate at the top of your class! 

Passing your online classroom may seem impossible as you balance work, family and schoolwork. As an educator in higher education for over a decade and an online instructor who regularly teaches hundreds of students a year, I have seen what separates students who pass classes from those that do not, and it won't be the answers that you think. Passing your online class is less about who had the highest SAT score in high school, who has the highest IQ or who writes the best five paragraph essay. Follow these simple secrets and you will be heads and shoulders above your classmates!

The Key to Online Success is Time Management

Believe it or not, I have seen more students fail a class because of poor time management than because of any other reason. Students mistaken…

The Village Opera NEEDS YOU! VOTE TODAY! Save the VILLAGE! Video Game Opera

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The Village Opera NEEDS YOU TODAY! Vote for the leader that will save the village from evil lurking Underground.



http://www.thevillageopera.com/about.html



Check out FREE MUSIC, watch cool videos, CREATE your own CHARACTER, and INTERACT with TWITTER and FACEBOOK!



VIDEO GAME OPERA



Credits

Libretto  Lee Scott

Visual Design  Lee Scott & Ben Jeffs

Animation  Lee Scott

Character illustration  Bao Anh Le

Web Development  Lee Scott



Composers

Hecaceres - Sam Sturtivant

Soter - Phil Zammit

Harill - Lee Scott

Aletheia - Lee Scott

Roso - Sabrina Pena Young

Snout - Weiwei Jin

Harmony - Lee Scott & Adreambeam



Vocalists

Narration- Serena Dunlop

Hecaceres- Catrin Young

Soter - Dave Gunner

Harill - Keith Anthony

Aletheia - Emmy Willow

Roso - Jim Lavender

Snout - Chloe Gardiner

Harmony - Adreambeam

Additional - Serena Dunlop



Vocal lines by Lee Scott

With very special thanks to Andrew Hugill, Joseph Hyde, Katharine Reeve, Mimi Thebo, Kate Pullinger, Hongji Yang, The Scott Family, Nare Gabrielya…

The Failure of Superwoman: A Young Composer's Confession

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The Failure of Superwoman: A Young Composer's Confession (Originally Published 2010)
In this poignant confession, an overworked mother shares her daily struggles of work and family while giving a seed of hope to working mothers the world over. 

My friends call me Superwoman. 

Singlehandedly I juggle work, music, and motherhood, and still manage to get a healthy dinner on the table before my husband comes home at night. You can find me lecturing on Baroque Music and Beethoven at the local university, composing electronic music for my opera until the late hours of the night, teaching my baby girl proper fingering on the piano, and trying to find ways to buy organic vegetables while cutting my grocery budget by another ten percent.

I appreciate the empowerment my mother's generation gave to Generations X and Y. We grew up believing that we could have it all. Despite all of the bad publicity for being "slackers", we believed that a woman could perfectly balance work, her dr…