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Episode 129 | Subscription Business Models: Michael Wall, Sound For Movement

Michael Wall, one of the most innovative and impactful composers and educators in the world of contemporary music and dance, joins Martheya to talk about Subscription Based Models. They discuss nontraditional paths for careers in dance, music for dance, and gated content . (43:47)


[0:15] Martheya says welcome back


[0:44] Topic: Subscription Based Business Models

  • [1:00] Martheya asks: “Can you briefly introduce yourself and Sound For Movement?”

  • [3:20] Martheya asks: “Can you talk about why you chose that (Subscription Based) Model?”

  • [11:10] Martheya asks: “Do you work with contractors? What does that look like for you?”

[13:44] Topic: Gated Content

  • [13:44] Martheya asks: “Can you talk about the different levels of membership available on your new site?”

  • [17:30] Martheya asks: “What gave you the idea to offer resources in this way?”

  • [21:07] Martheya asks: “Can you talk about the music for dance course? What do you get from the course?”

  • [25:21] Martheya asks: “For those who might want to offer a course in a subscription based model. Where would you recommend they start?”

Questions from kNOwBOX dance Archive

  • [28:50] Martheya asks: “Do you think social media is influencing the dance world? If so, how does it influence your work?”

  • [32:00] Martheya asks: “How do you say NO to the BOX?”

[36:01] Martheya asks:

1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?

[36:58] Martheya asks:

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • Things as I see them by David Grenke

[38:40] Martheya asks:

3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?

  • Yes

[38:50] Martheya asks:

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Instagram

Recommended Resources:

Connect with Michael Wall and Sound For Movement

Michael Wall has established a reputation as one of the most innovative and impactful composers and educators in the world of contemporary music and dance. He currently writes over 200 new commissions each year for leading dance organizations and sync projects including Flockworks, Pilobolus, Charles Anderson, Seattle Dance Collective, and the Grammy-nominated album "Spirit Song" by his mentor Kenny Barron.

“Myself Through You” - Collaboration with Madison Olandt


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