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MWM 30: Making resolutions and why they may hold you back

MWM 30: Making resolutions and why they may hold you back

January 18, 2022

Katie starts 2022 looking at why we make resolutions and why we shouldn’t overstress ourselves in striving to attain our goals.

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5.2:  Building a career in music and why diversity matters with Samir Savant

5.2:  Building a career in music and why diversity matters with Samir Savant

January 14, 2022

Samir Savant, the new Chief Executive at St George’s, Bristol, on why a portfolio career in music is increasingly the model today, his work promoting diversity in classical music, and why he is optimistic about the future of the industry.

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5.1: Why we need women in leadership roles

5.1: Why we need women in leadership roles

January 7, 2022

We start Season 5 ( and 2022) in conversation with three ground breaking women from the music industry on why everyone benefits from diversity in leadership:

Naomi Pohl, Deputy General Secretary of the Musicians Union, now campaigning to become its first female General Secretary;

Olga FitzRoy, Executive Director of the Music Producers Guild and founder of Parental Pay Equality; and

Nadia Khan: Founder of Women in CTRL, campaigner for diversity, equity, gender parity and representation.

You can find information about Naomi, Olga and Nadia at

https://completemusicupdate.com/article/naomi-pohl-to-run-for-general-secretary-of-the-musicians-union/

http://www.olgafitzroy.com/

https://www.womeninctrl.com/

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4.13: Christmas special 2021 - An evening at the Ivors

4.13: Christmas special 2021 - An evening at the Ivors

December 17, 2021

Recorded live at the 2021 Ivor Novello Awards for Composers on Wednesday 8 December, our last episode for 2021 brings you a wonderful selection of interviews with some of this year’s inspirational winners.

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MWM 29: Concert going with the next generation – a parent’s perspective

MWM 29: Concert going with the next generation – a parent’s perspective

December 7, 2021

Katie reflects on the experience of taking her 5 year-old son to his first "grown-up" concert and shares her tips on how to make a musical outing with your child as positive and stress-free as possible.

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4.12: Top tips for job applications in the arts

4.12: Top tips for job applications in the arts

December 3, 2021

As the arts are opening up again, the team at Polyphony Arts share their dos and don’ts for how to make your job application stand out from the rest.

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MWM 28: When Musicians Have Wealth and Influence

MWM 28: When Musicians Have Wealth and Influence

November 30, 2021

While Bezos and Branson are putting their millions into flying themselves into space, Dolly Parton is using her fortune to send children free books through her Imagination Library. Katie looks at why it’s ok to make money in music, but also at how high-earning artists can use their financial power in positive ways.

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4.11: I Can See Hope From Here

4.11: I Can See Hope From Here

November 26, 2021

Singer Eleanor McCain’s latest album offers hope after the difficult weeks and months of the Covid pandemic in a celebration of Canadian music featuring seven symphony orchestras from across the country.

You can find information about Eleanor and her music here: https://www.eleanormccain.ca/

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MWM 27: “Of course we value your work, but…”

MWM 27: “Of course we value your work, but…”

November 24, 2021

When everything before the “but” is bullshit.

This week Katie and composer Ella Jarman-Pinto discuss negotiating from a position of respect on both sides, and offer their top tips on how to value your work and the work of others in those tricky professional conversations.

You can find out more about Ella and her work at : https://www.ellajarmanpinto.com/

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4.10: “From The Red House” – giving music of a sense of place.

4.10: “From The Red House” – giving music of a sense of place.

November 18, 2021

Lucy Walker, Head of Public Engagement at Britten-Pears Arts and the voice behind their podcast - From The Red House - unpacks why The Maltings at Snape and the Red House offer a sense of place that is crucial to fully understanding Benjamin Britten’s work and his musical legacy.

You can find out more about Lucy’s work for Britten Pears Arts and her dedicated podcast “From The Red House” at: https://brittenpearsarts.org/

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