When Troy Fairclough and his sister-in-law decided to stage a one-woman show about jazz legend Billie Holiday, there were challenges to face, along with a tight budget. He recalled the process.
Working as a freelance musician allows you to play the music you want, with the people you want, when you want. You can structure your days and take on as much work that suits you.
After discovering the recorder at school, Arun Ghosh became a jazz clarinettist, theatre composer, and music teacher. He spoke about his career, and the challenge of earning a living from several jobs.
Choir leader, Lottie Greenhow, shares how modern Rock Choir has changed the traditional idea of a choir. She shares 5 ways to enhance your own singing
Rob Lloyd's journey into technical management started with him doing "bottom of the pile" work in theatre, but evolved into roles with much greater responsibility as he rapidly gained new skills. He eventually sidestepped into the music industry. Read more about his career.
Rhiannon Jones is a graphic designer working for Warner Music Group. She spoke about how a 3 month internship led to a permanent job in the music industry.
Performing artist Carol Leeming mentors young vocalist Mellow Baku. They spoke to Creative Choices about how the mentoring relationship benefits both of them.
Thinking about applying for a job or work experience in the arts? Cynthia Fordham, Personnel Manager of English National Opera, spoke about the skills and qualities required.
Since he was a teenager, Marcus Davey has enjoyed 'putting on concerts, making things happen.' This passion has led him to become Arts Manager for Dartington Hall Trust and Chief Executive of the Roundhouse.
Britannia Morton is Director of Visitor Services and Estates at Sadler's Wells. The department manages front-of-house, maintenance, security, health and safety, events and catering.
Paul Alborough performs as Professor Elemental, a steampunk and 'chap hop' performer. He describes leaving full-time work to pursue his creative career, with advice for performers on developing a niche.
Who are the different people that make a signed act work? This is an overview of the various roles that work with music artists – understand what they do and where you can fit in.
Staying at the same organisation for a long period of time can result in your skills stagnating. Suzanne Rolt told Creative Choices how she ensures continuing professional development as director of St George's music venue.
Simon Lovelace, founder of technical crew training company Crewclass, has seven tips for finding backstage technical work.
Belleruche is a band that performs 'Turntable Soul' music. Comprised of Kathrin DeBoer, Ricky Fabulous and DJ Modest, they have several albums with independent label Tru Thoughts.
Richard Thomas co-wrote ‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’, 'Shoes' and 'Anna Nicole'. Despite death threats and a high-profile blasphemy case, he is passionate about his creative career.
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