I'm a composer, producer, theater artist, internet media person, and podcaster. I also consult and speak on strategy and marketing for technology and the arts.

By day I'm the product manager at New Music USA, building a new platform for awarding and promoting awesome new music projects.

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We launched.

We launched.

You can now create a project page at New Music USA in order to apply for funding! It’s easier than a normal grant process – just paste in your marketing materials, link to some media, and make a profile. And if we fund you, we publish your project page and both you and New Music...
Sketching Summer's Twilight

Sketching Summer’s Twilight

Sketching Summer’s Twilight 7:30 PM – Saturday, May 4, 2013 Art House Productions Hamilton Square, 1 McWilliams Place Jersey City, NJ RSVP on Facebook (if you like) Development Reading Time! It’s time for another development reading of Summer’s Twilight! I’ve made a lot of changes since our last reading. Oberon and Puck have much more...
No Experiences No. 2

No Experiences No. 2

This is a film of a setting of a poem inspired by a tweet by a robot. I love the internet. Jason Buckwalter and Kimberly Christie are thoroughly charming, and John Belkot did a great job directing this little film. Victoria Nece did the title sequence and color treatment that makes the ‘train platform’ complete....
Ruckus NYC Totally Rocked

Ruckus NYC Totally Rocked

We’re coming up on two weeks since Ruckus NYC. After recovering from a computer failure, we can begin work on the conference videos and concert footage. Also in that time we’ve been paying artists and speakers $50 each. With almost three dozen people involved, we’re very proud to be able to pay even this amount....
Ten Tickets Away

Ten Tickets Away

This is a re-post from my recent Kickstarter Backer update. It’s getting exciting folks, Ruckus NYC is only four short days away! Dear Backers, Thank you again for being part of Ruckus NYC. We’re working very, very hard this week to make sure that Saturday is amazing. As of now, we’re just about ten tickets...
Amanda Palmer paying with love

Amanda Palmer paying with love

Late Update: Amanda Palmer is now paying all her musicians. Good for her. I’m very glad she’s doing it, but I also think the level of outrage was way out of proportion with the situation. The controversy over this has basically been dealt with. The Kickstarter million is in fact gone, the amount needed to...
Why Ruckus NYC?

Why Ruckus NYC?

I’ve been saying it a lot recently: Ruckus NYC is a one-day conference and concert about art and the internet, happening on September 29th at Cooper Union. It’s going to be awesome. But something else has been bubbling up in my head, about why we’re doing this, and why it’s important. Neil Gaiman was right...
RUCKUS NYC is live on Kickstarter!

RUCKUS NYC is live on Kickstarter!

Which means that yes, I am asking you for money. It’s been about a year and a half, but finally, instead of writing about Kickstarter I am once again using Kickstarter. RUCKUS NYC means a lot to me, and I hope you’ll want to be a part of it. It’s the next step in work...
Kickstarter Revenue & RUCKUS NYC

Kickstarter Revenue & RUCKUS NYC

In a lot of ways, Kickstarter is supposed to free you from revenue projections. Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen tells the story of wanting to see if there was enough interest in an event before committing the money and effort to hosting it – that experience was part of what inspired him to create Kickstarter. The...
Musicians and Restaurants

Musicians and Restaurants

I just saw this video linked in a blog post by James Buckhouse, the man behind #TeamClassical. Peter Gregson has a great message about what classical music can learn from restaurants. It’s worth listening to the whole talk and hearing him flesh out the ideas, but basically he’s saying that restaurants understand that they need...
Why Don't I Have a Non-Profit?

Why Don’t I Have a Non-Profit?

I’m an entrepreneurial young person in the arts in New York City. I produce events large and small, have experience and expertise in the management of a non-profit, particularly in grantwriting, and all the other skills necessary to create and lead that kind of an organization. I have a core group of collaborators that could...
How to Plan Your Kickstarter - part 3

How to Plan Your Kickstarter – part 3

And here we are in part 3. I hope you’ve got a solid budget for your project, a strong reward structure, and are looking forward to tackling that hypothetical list of backers in the third section of the spreadsheet. And in case you need it, the .xls version. Now we come to the most important...