Margie Hauser Discusses Her Music Industry Experience.
Margie Hauser walks us through her journey hanging out her shingle as a new artist. And, in the process, she offers some great advice for others just starting out. In addition to discussing how she made the transition from corporate VP to indie musician and Lyricist, Margie also talks about hiring musicians, making connections with people outside of your industry, and other topics that might be helpful.
Margie hauser is a corporate executive and former Geology professor….
Margie hauser: is the author of “The Diva’s Songbook” (2010), “How To Build A Music Career” (2014), and composer of the award-winning score for “Dream Home”. Margie has performed at corporate events and with major symphonies. She has appeared in commercials for McDonald’s, The Weather Channel, Verizon, MetLife and others. Margie was an on-air talent in WGN-AM, CNN Radio and other radio stations. She created the award-winning Christmas special for KitchenAid.
Her music career began when she opened her own recording studio in 2004. She switched from being a corporate executive to full-time music in 2006. She independently released her first CD, “The Diva’s Songbook”, in 2008.
Margie’s songs have been featured in two feature films and numerous TV shows, in such diverse places as Taiwan, Japan, France and the US. Her song “Don’t You Lose Heart” was the theme for Lifetime Television (US) for all of 2011. Margie’s songs have also been used by major corporations and on MTV Canada. Her recording of the poem “Howl” was one of the top RIAA downloads in 2009 according to Billboard Magazine. She has won numerous awards including the International Songwriting Competition, the Academy of New Musical Theatre, ReverbNation and the Global Music Awards. She is a member of BMI and ASCAP.
In 2007 she produced the “New York Songwriters Circle” on Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 129. In 2008, Margie was one of 10 songwriters selected by Billboard Magazine for an advanced writers’ workshop at the Air Studios in London. She performed her original songs with Wynton Marsalis and Paul Desmond in New Orleans in June 2010 at The Elders Project Concert (co-sponsored by Jazz at Lincoln Center). She also appeared on CBS Sunday Morning that same year (2010).