Highlights from CMA's First Tuesday Sessions are archived below. Videos from the current season are generally posted within two weeks of their original airing.
In this video, recorded at our May 2016 First Tuesday Session, William Brittelle, of New Amsterdam Records, offers advice to independent musicians on releasing records and navigating the music business.
William Brittelle is a Brooklyn-based composer, presenter, and producer of electro-acoustic music. His compositions have been the subject of features in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Time Out NY, and NPR’s All Things Considered, and have been presented across the U.S. and internationally. He co-artistic directs New Amsterdam Records and New Amsterdam Presents, a vital Brooklyn-based record label and presenting organization.
In this video, recorded at our March 2016 First Tuesday Session, composer Martin Bresnick shares hard-won wisdom on keeping fee negotiations fair and amicable, responding to commissioning requests, setting pay scales, and more. READ MORE
A session for emerging artists and ensembles on the essential materials needed to transition successfully into the professional world. READ MORE
Considering fiscal sponsorship? New York-based attorney, musician, and not-for-profit board member Diana J. Basso walks you through the important factors to consider. READ MORE
A well-crafted video raises the visibility of all your music activities—whether performance, teaching, or outreach. Learn how to be your own art director and/or to work with a cinematographer to create captivating visual media. READ MORE
Donna Walker-Kuhne—of NJPAC and Walker Communications Group—introduces ten essential techniques for building long-lasting relationships within your community. READ MORE
Bassoonist and ICE-core member Rebekah Heller discusses what it takes to run a successful ensemble in today’s performing arts environment, and how artistry and organizational savvy can—and should—coexist in a career. READ MORE
Learn how to choose an online-fundraising platform, set a financial goal, build a supportive community of potential donors, and make a compelling case for your project. READ MORE