The Musician's Struggle in Today's Rapidly Changing Music Industry
Composer, arranger and big-band leader Maria Schneider was the first artist to ever win a Grammy for an album not yet available in stores by releasing it on the website ArtistShare.net that connects fans to artists. The album, Concert in the Garden, was sold exclusively on MariaSchneider.com, a move unprecedented at the time.
With this experience, Schneider has developed a more artist-friendly, innovative and profitable approach to publishing her music.
She will talk about her career trajectory and discuss musicianship as a livelihood in today’s rapidly changing industry and with evolving copyright laws.