uil-met-brilHilde Spille is giving lectures since 2012. Sometimes it’s an intimate, open career clinic for 15 students, sometimes a masterclass for 150 students. Hilde gave lectures at a.o.:

  • Conservatory of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • HAN (Hogeschool Arnhem Nijmegen) in Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • Herman Brood Academy in Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • New Arts College in Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • TAMK (University of applies Sciences) in Tampere, Finland

The subjects run from very concrete information about the music business, to various subjects that touch the mental health of musicians. Here a list of subjects that Hilde is experienced in:

a) Passion and burn-out: While research from positive psychology shows that positivism and passion is the basis for creativity and business, the passion of musicians often leads to self exploitation and burn-out. How does it work, and how can you use that same passion to protect you from burn-out?

b) #MeToo in the music business: The music business is a very male dominated business. Sex and drugs play a relevant role in rock ‘n’ roll. How does that effect women in the music business? How can we empower women?

c) 5 Different stages in the career of an artist: What are the challenges at each stage? What are the opportunities? What are the needs of an artist at each stage?

d) Introduction to the international live music business in Europe: What is the role of managers, agents and promoters? Who are the important players in Europe?

e) What is the role of international showcase conferences compared to venues and festivals for musicians? What are the most important events? When does it fit in the career of a musician? What are the developments on that front?

f) Introduction to international networking for managers and artists: How can you deal with cultural differences? How does reciprocity work? How do you design your network?

g) Introduction to ‘Empowerment Tools For Musicians’: How can engagement, purpose, energy, networking and positivism maintain the mental health of artists and managers? How do the 5 tools enhance each other?g)

Each lesson takes 60-120 minutes.  Please contact me for more information about the guest lectures and for available dates.