Long-serving board member Liz Buchanan from the Children’s Music Network is this week’s guest on “Make Kindie Happen: The Kids & Family Music Career Podcast.” We talk about the benefits of belonging to CMN and the very hands-on approach of the upcoming CMN conference scheduled for September 19-21 in Leesburg, VA.
In this episode, kindie music mainstay Suzi Shelton talks about this wonderful convenience she offers families located near and far: a live, online concert performance right in their own kitchens. Plus she gives kids a thrill she remembers from her favorite childhood TV show…
So you wanna be a rock-n-roll star – or a kids’ music star? Here are 3 things to consider as you embark on your new journey of making music for kids and families. Or things to help you measure how far you’ve come and remember what you made it through, or to re-orient you to the bumps in the road we still face no matter how long we’re at this.
- Know your reason why you’re aspiring to the kids’ music profession. Your reason why is what will keep you moving forward when outside circumstances slow you down.
- Does identifying your music with a label like ‘kindie’ expand your opportunities or restrict your artistic choices? Here’s my take.
- Prepare for the adversity ahead. Yes, playing at the corner bar in your past life was hard; don’t expect kids’ music to be an easy way out. You now have a new set of challenges.
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