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Behind The Notes is a music interview podcast presented by Musicnotes, the leading online publisher of sheet music. Conversations with professionals throughout the music industry. We speak with educators, composers, editors, performers, and business professionals to provide insight to the world of sheet music.
7 Episodes
In this episode, we explore the ups and downs of being a private music teacher, the advantages of the new Musicnotes Digital Music Books, and our free song of the month, Mozart Piano Sonata no. 11, I. Andante Grazioso.Musicnotes Behind the Notes Podcast full episode:Spotify: Podcasts: Music:♪ Stay connected with us: The Notes: The official Musicnotes podcast. Conversations with professionals throughout the music industry featuring insight from composers, performers, educators, editors, and more! Join us for an inside look at the individuals who fuel the world of sheet music.#podcast #behindthenotes #behindthenotespodcast #musicnotes #musicnotesbehindthenotes #musicnotesbehindthenotespodcast
Often compared with Franz Liszt, pianist and composer Jarrod Radnich has captured the top position on YouTube for solo piano performance, is considered “the most popular pianist in the world” and ranked #1 for instrumental artists globally by ReverbNation, has been featured at the Emmy Awards and on NBC’s Today Show, and-with over half-a-billion video viewers worldwide-has been heralded as “the force that is making piano cool again”.  He is an international bestselling author of instrumental music arrangements and became Musicnotes’ first Signature Artist in 2013. On this episode, Jarrod tells stories of his incredible success as a musician, provides insight and advice for players, composers, and anyone interested in how to become a musician. He also discusses his upcoming arrangements of many 21st century classics for new and experienced musicians alike.
On this episode of Behind the Notes, Jillian and Lucas discuss the intricate process of publishing sheet music on our site.  The discussion provides insight into the complex mechanisms used to take the sheet music from the artist’s hands to our website.  We explore the editing process, copyright research and application, and even talk about MUSE, our in-house notation software.
Garrett Breeze is a Nashville-based composer best known for his catalog of more than 1,500 choral arrangements of popular music, including more than 1,000 written for competitive show choir. He has worn many hats during his career as a freelance orchestrator and music preparer including work on 11 large-format films, Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir, video games such as World of Warcraft and Overwatch, and artists such as Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jordan Smith, Kristin Chenoweth, Michael W. Smith, Santino Fontana, Sutton Foster, and Tauren Wells.  His original production music has been used in commercial spots on all the major television networks and in shows such as Access Hollywood, Judge Judy, Lego Masters, and NOVA. In 2022 he ventured into podcasting with his show Selling Sheet Music, which quickly became a leading voice in the publishing industry. Garrett holds a bachelor’s degree in Media Music from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in Commercial Composition and Arranging from Belmont University.  Visit for more information or to book Garrett for a commission or other event.
Introducing our Co-Host, Jillian Shively!Jillian works for Musicnotes as our Content and Production Assistant. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Music Composition and Film Scoring, and a certification in Music Technology and Production. Born and raised in Colorado, Jillian has been performing and writing music since elementary school. She has received three DownBeat awards for vocal Jazz performance and has earned opportunities to perform with several notable musicians, including Sarah Brightman (of Phantom of the Opera) and Larry Braggs (of Tower of Power). Now having moved to Nashville, she continues to pursue her passions of teaching, composing, and performing music!
Ashley Miller has been the band and general music teacher at Lancaster Middle School for 13 years. She has a booming program in her rural school - and loves teaching middle school. We discuss the experiences of a music educator in rural areas, Solo and Ensemble across the U.S., and explore the opportunities available to anyone who wants to pursue a career in music education.
President Kathleen Marsh tells the story of Musicnotes from the origin until today. For the past 25 years, President Marsh has been the driving force behind the tremendous catalogue Musicnotes has to offer and made sure the artists and publishers were included in the process. There is even some discussion about Olympic dressage!
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