There are many ways in which you can help support Contrabass Conversations. Here are some ways you can contribute to the mission of this project.
Financial Ways to Help
Each and every donation helps to keep this small organization running. The time and financial resources needed to produce this weekly content are significant, and any contribution is extremely helpful.
Here’s what you get when you donate:
- You get lifetime access to the complete Contrabass Conversations archives. These archives include all episodes alphabetically organized by guest plus an index organizing all episodes by topic, ensemble, and school.
- I add you to my “insiders” list and share exclusive content like beta releases of new projects and advance copies of my books.
- Anyone who donates $50 or more gets a signed copy of my book Winning the Audition!
I am currently accepting new advertisers for the podcast. Opportunities exist for both large and small services, companies, and organizations to advertise, and I have creative ideas about how to use the podcasting medium get the word out about your product, service, or organization.
My current and former advertisers include D’Addario, Upton Bass, The String Emporium, and Discover Double Bass. I have also done advertisements for colleges and universities, music festivals, and other smaller organizations. Send me an email and we can discuss options.
I recently released my book Winning the Audition, and it hit #1 on Amazon for auditioning almost immediately. You can also pick up a copy of my previous book Road Warrior Without an Expense Account. If you donate $20 or more to the podcast, I’ll send you a signed copy of Winning the Audition!
I’ve been presenting clinics on all sorts of topics for years. You can check out a list of some of the clinics that I’ve done perviously. I have spoken at events about bass, podcasting, blogging, education, apps, pedagogy, entrepreneurship, electronic dance music, and many other topics.
Several of my former presentations have been published on the podcast, including:
Send me an email and we can discuss options. I’m open to all sorts of creative ideas!
Non-Financial Ways to Help
I can definitely use help transcribing interviews! Several listeners have contributed transcripts in the past, and I’m hugely appreciative of this. If you’d like to do this, Send me an email and let me know who you’d like to transcribe. I’ll post it on the website and give you credit!
Many listeners have contributed guest interviews over the years. I love this. This is a community podcast, and having members of the greater double bass community do their own interviews is awesome. If you have an idea for someone that you’d like to interview, Send me an email and we can talk details.
Reviews on iTunes and Amazon help with discoverability and getting the word out about Contrabass Conversations. This is a great way to help out. Here are links to places that you can review stuff that we’ve done. Feel free to review any or all (!) of them:
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