I’m excited to announce a brand new interview with Hugh Sung of the “A Musical Life” podcast. Hugh is a fantastic and engaging host who seems to know exactly how–and when!–to ask all the right questions.
A Musical Life has been downloaded over a quarter of a million times in its first 6 months alone, and has featured such esteemed guests as Yo Yo Ma and Anthony McGill.
So I guess I’m in good company, you could say, and I feel incredibly honored to and privileged to have been included as a guest!
Join me in conversation with Hugh as we discuss my new album Dreamsongs, the Clarineat podcast, working as a freelance musician, and more.
Sean Perrin, Host of the “Clarineat” Podcast
Sean Perrin is a clarinetist, entrepreneur, and the host of “Clarineat”, a popular podcast show dedicated to all things related to the clarinet. Sean’s debut CD, “Dreamsongs”, hit the top of the Canadian Jazz charts when it was released, and features a unique mix of arrangements of Chick Corea and Phillip Glass songs performed on clarinet, marimba and vibraphone.
If you’re a musician thinking about recording a CD, you’ll find this interview with Sean really informative. He managed to get his project funded through a series of grants, scholarships, and a Kickstarter campaign that raised 127% of its goal. His podcast, “Clarineat”, features interviews with some of the leading clarinet players, teachers, manufacturers, and thought leaders affecting the clarinet world.
- Sean’s musical upbringing
- Getting started with freelancing
- Dreaming of recording a CD
- Sean’s new album “Dreamsongs”
- Funding Dreamsongs
- Grant writing tips and thoughts
- Improvisational jazz scholarship
- Crowd-funding on Kickstarter
- The Clarineat Podcast
- How did you pick such a “neat” name for the podcast?
- The origins of the Clarineat podcast
- Reaching out to guests
- Got side-tracked: plastic reeds vs. cane reeds
- Personal benefits of podcasting
- Challenges of podcasting
- The Clarineat store
- Setting goals and adding value