Garrett Breeze

Garrett Featured on “Behind the Notes” Podcast

I had the privelage of sitting down with my friends at Musicnotes, Lucas Koehler and Jillian Shively for an interview on the offical Musicnotes podcast “Behind the Notes” for a conversation about my career arranging for show choirs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtofJ01zWK4

Guest Post on Digital Music News

On the front page of Digital Music News today with a write-up on How to Publish Sheet Music. Check it out, then follow the Selling Sheet Music podcast.

Garrett Featured on “Moveable Do” Podcast

It was an honor to appear on an episode of the “Moveable Do” podcast talking about my background as a composer and sharing insights into three of my works.  Check out the episode below and follow the show to hear interviews from many more composers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVRROLTcEbI

Is Sheet Music Worth More Than a Cheeseburger?

I had kind of a random thought the other day. I was in my car, it was the end of the year, and I was thinking a lot about my publishing business and how things had gone and what I wanted to do in the coming year. And I was sitting there in the drive-through […]

100 Ways to Market, Advertise, and Promote Sheet Music

This list is taken from Episode 5 of the podcast Selling Sheet Music. NUMBER 1. Create a webpage that will serve as the main hub for all your music. NUMBER 2.  Make a thorough product page for each title you’re selling. NUMBER 3. Research the key words for your niche to optimize product descriptions and […]

Learn How to Write SEO Like Mozart

There is a ton of information written about how Google ranks content and keywords and metadata.  The thing to remember is it’s kind of like music theory. Bear with me for a second.  We look back and we study Mozart and we say, “Oh, THIS is what he was doing.”  And that’s how we view the […]

The Composers’ Guide to Finding Your Niche

The music business is kind of funny because your clients will expect you to be able to anything and everything for them, but they won’t trust you to do anything for them unless you’ve proven yourself in a specific area first.  It’s almost the opposite of med school.  In med school you start general and […]

Bad Habits That Weaken Your Choral Writing

For better or worse most arranging is done on a computer, which means that composers rely increasingly on how things sound on playback.  While there’s nothing wrong with this approach (it’s what I do), the computer has a way of making certain things sound better in playback than they will in real life.  When I […]

Finding Your “Golden Brick”: How to Push Boundaries with Success

One of my mentors in college, Ron Simpson, taught a lesson that has since informed my composing and arranging every day. He described what he called the “Golden Brick Rule”, and it concerned how to break convention and try creative things without going too far.  Read more at Productions Magazine.