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Speaking
(except for lecturing at University of Westminster, Berklee College of Music Valencia & iversity [online university])
Panel Discussion 'Artist As A Startup', BIME Pro (Bilbao, Spain), October 2015
Darker T. 'How Do Musicians Make Money In The Digital World?', Middlesex University Concerts & Colloquia (London, UK), October 2015
Darker T. 'Deconstructing & Predicting in the UK Music', Westminster University of London (Commercial Music class), October 2015
Darker T. 'Emerging Business Models for Artists', GEMB Berklee (Valencia, Spain), October 2015
Darker T. 'Music Business Models and Case Studies', Middlesex University Summer School (London, UK), July 2015
Darker T. 'Embracing Entrepreneurship: New Music Business Models' Video + Presentation, Midem 2015 (Cannes, FR), June 2015
Darker T. 'How You Can Structure A Business Around Your Art, Skills & Services', SAE Institute (Liverpool, UK), May 2015
Darker T. 'Why Every Artist Is A Startup', Digital Shoreditch (London, UK), May 2015
Darker T. Goldsmiths University (London, UK), March 2015
Darker T. 'What it takes to be a Music Entrepreneur', The Art of Making Money #2, Southwark Arts Forum (London, UK), February 2015
Darker T. 'How You Can Structure A Business Around Your Art, Skills & Services', SAE Institute (London, UK), February 2015
Darker T. ReRouteMusic (Milton Keynes, UK), November 2014
Panel Discussion 'The Artist As An Entrepreneur', ReThink Music (Berlin, DE), October 2014
Darker T. SAE Alumni Annual Convention (Berlin, DE), October 2014
Darker T. Creative Lab Summit (Manchester, UK), October 2014
Darker T. 'Deconstructing, Predicting', Westminster University of London (Media, Arts & Design Faculty), October 2014
Darker T. 'The Modern Music Industry', Berklee Valencia Campus, September 2014
Darker T. 'Every Musician Is A Startup', Seminar at SAE Barcelona, June 2014
Darker T. 'A Musician As A Startup', Seminar at SAE Athens, May 2014
Coyle C. & Darker T. 'On Building An Audience & Personalisation', Berklee 'Online Music Marketing' Course, May 2014
Darker T. 'Every Musician Is A Startup', Westminster University of London (Media, Arts & Design Faculty), March 2014
Darker T. 'The Rise Of The Musicpreneur', Midem 2014, February 2014
Coyle C. & Darker T. 'You're Not Building A Band, You're Building A Brand', Berklee 'Online Music Marketing' Course, July 2013
Contributions
Dubber A. 'Music in the Digital Age: Making Sense of the Commerce & Culture of Popular Music', greek translation, 2013
Featured & Mentioned
Letang S. '5 Lessons Tommy Darker The Musicpreneur Can Teach Musicians', Music Industry How To, December 2014
Whittle S. '25 Tips From Music Marketing Experts For An Indie Release', Solveig Whittle, August 2014
Dean K. 'Smart Decisions: What Artists Need to Know', ASCAP Daily Brief, May 2014
Shaw Z. 'Tommy Darker: Rise of the Musicpreneur (Midem 2014)', SongHack, February 2014
Dean K. 'Why Do Musicians Always Feel Disappointed About Their Career?', ASCAP Daily Brief, January 2014
Apanov A. 'DIY In Music', WORD! Berlin Music Week, September 2013
Palladini A. 'La personalizzazione salverà il futuro del Music Business?', TEDx Bologna, July 2013
Most Popular Essays (Downloadable on Patreon.com)
'Music Business Models | 101, Design', 17,000 words
'Why musicians can’t thrive in the modern ecosystem.', 11,500 words
'Why do musicians always feel disappointed about their career?', 2,000 words
'The Rise Of The Musicpreneur', 6,600 words
'My Realistic Promotion Plan', 8,800 words
Interviews
M. Serwa 'Musicpreneurship, Personal Branding & Giving', The Michael Serwa Show
A. Spencer 'Tommy Darker’s Morning Routine', Morning ROAR
Shaw Z. 'Tommy Darker’s “Musicpreneur” Movement', SongHack
Pandora's Living Room 'Tommy Darker Live on KtoK Radio', London
Kahn C. 'Tommy Darker ~ Musicpreneur', Amused Now
Mort A. 'An Interview with Tommy Darker', Inspiring, Reluctant & Creative Difference Makers #006
Podcasts
Papadimitriou P., Hernandez I. 'The Musicpreneur (Discussing the future of music) ', The Digital Loop podcast S02E15, May 2014
Apanov A. '6 Reasons Musicians Feel Disappointed About Their Career', WeSpin Recipes podcast #01, January 2014
Jackson S. 'How To Be A Musicpreneur', Work Hard Rock Harder podcast #46, January 2014
Popular guest articles
(guest-posting not a current priority - if you want to re-publish one of my articles, please get in touch)
Darker, T. '5 Startup Concepts To Help You Prepare For The Musicpreneur Era', Hypebot, October 2015
Darker, T. 'Smart Decisions: What Artists Need To Know', Digital Music News, May 2014
Darker, T. 'An Evolution Unfolding – How To Prepare For The Musicpreneur Era', Midem Blog, January 2014
Darker, T. 'Why do musicians always feel disappointed about their career?', Reposted on Music Think Tank from Medium.com, January 2014
Darker, T. 'Between Art and Business: A Musician As A Startup', Hypebot, November 2013
Darker, T. 'Musician. Stop networking! Today. Start learning instead.', Reposted on MicControl from Medium.com, October 2013
Darker, T. 'My 9-Month Marketing Plan', Dotted Music, July 2013
Darker, T. 'My Promotional Plan (Case Study)', Dotted Music, July 2013
Darker, T. 'My Realistic Promotion Plan (A Replicable 3-Axis Plan)', Dotted Music, June 2013
Darker, T. 'The Rise of the Musicpreneur (Part 3/3)', Music Think Tank, May 2013
Darker, T. 'The Rise of the Musicpreneur (Part 2/3)', Music Think Tank, April 2013
Darker, T. 'The Rise of the Musicpreneur (Part 1/3)', Music Think Tank, March 2013
Darker, T. 'Premiumization 101 For Musicians', Music Think Tank, February 2013