Entries by James Moore

Artists as Entrepreneurs

There was a time when all a musician had to worry about was playing their horn. At that time, their focus was on creating the best music they possibly could. Someone else would record, edit, market, sell, and publish their work. This was a good deal that most musicians were fine with, usually because it […]

Interview with Tessa Ellis

James Moore: You’re currently a student at the Curtis Institute. What is it like attending such a small conservatory? Tessa Ellis: I transferred twice before entering Curtis, so I feel I have a unique perspective on the environment at Curtis. It’s by far the smallest school I’ve attended, and for the most part that’s a […]

Interview with Stacy Simpson

James Moore: As many might know you are first auxiliary trumpet with the Louisville Orchestra and are the lead trumpet player for the Derby Dinner Playhouse, a somewhat stark contrast. How did you come to hold both of these positions? Do you ever find it difficult to “switch gears” when it comes to altering your […]

Interview with Linda Landis

James Moore: Like most musicians you started playing at a very young age. Why did you choose to play the trombone, and where did your passion for music begin? Linda Landis: I started playing trombone in the fifth grade. When I was in fourth grade, we had a high school girl who helped out with […]

Interview with Monster Oil

I first heard of Monster Oils, a burgeoning new company, a few months ago. Being a professional trumpet player (aka. Nerd) I quickly bought up several bottles of the stuff in various viscosities. I instantly loved the product and can recommend this company to any brass player! I got ahold of one of the co-founders […]

Black History Month 2014

Our core efforts revolve around empowering people who create high-quality work. We believe that in order to continue producing perspective-changing work, the music industry must break through all barriers and become an industry of self-determination and high individual standards.

Interview: Bugles Artist Craig Tweddell

I first met Craig Tweddell, a burgeoning young trumpet player, in a coffeehouse in Morehead, KY, just across the state from his native Louisville, KY, while I was still in college. We (us founders) were hosting a small hang before heading to the National Trumpet Competition where Craig (and Eric) would be competing in the […]

On Businesses and Rebranding

These days startups are all the rage. And why shouldn’t they be? Some say owning one is the modern equivalent of becoming a rock star. You know the image: A bright kid with an idea puts in a little hard work, and then walks away with a million bucks. It’s a sexy product to sell, […]

How to Set Up and Maintain a Private Lesson Studio

It is a goal of many musicians to have their own private lesson studio. The problem is, they have no clue where to start. Please, let me lend a hand. The first step you need in order to establish your own private lesson studio is to make contact with potential students.  Make contact with potential […]