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About gretapope

Dr. Greta Pope has enjoyed a three decade career as an in-demand entertainer for corporate events, as well as public and private events of all types. She has performed throughout Europe, the Far East, South America and the Caribbean, as well as in the United States and Canada. Dr. Pope is a published author. Her book is entitled Music, Money & You; Managing the Business. It is used in the Chicago Public Schools and is available at booksellers nationwide. Dr. Pope is President/CEO of Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. since January 1991. The company is in the business of Entertainment Production, Publishing, Recording and Educating. Greta Pope Entertainment products include the shows Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, American Songbook, American Jazz in Paris and International Intourlude. The most recent Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. production is the very popular MOTOWN...Pride of the Motor City! show. For more info visit www.gretapope.com Dr. Greta Pope is the founder of the PrivateMusicStudio.net, where she offers Business Education products for Singers, including Business Courses, Business Consultations, Voice Lessons and Piano Lessons. She also hosts The Business Savvy Singer Podcast. For more information or to join the "tribe" of Business Savvy Singers, visit www.privatemusicstudio.net

Jean-Claude Orfali…The Parisian Maestro

This week Greta sits down with Jean-Claude Orfali…The Parisian Maestro – pianist, composer, and conductor. Jean-Claude Orfali is a collaborative pianist and a composer of vocal music.He began his career in 1984 with a pop rock music band and in … Continue reading

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Meet the Talented Dave Van Dyke

Today we chat with Dave Van Dyke who is a talented singer and performing living in Buchanan, Michigan. Dave explains how he began performing and how he got to where he is today. He also created The Van Dyke Revue … Continue reading

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Meet Frieda Lee

Since her debut at the Chicago’s Fantasy Lounge two decades ago, Frieda has performed at every major showcase for jazz in Chicago’s rich and diverse musical milieu. She is currently in demand to perform with some of the top-notched ensembles … Continue reading

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Music, Money & You…Managing the Business (Holiday Season)

This week Greta Pope reads an excerpt from her book, Music, Money and You… Managing the Business. This book provides stories, examples, and advice for anyone wanting to make it in the music business. This week we’re kicking off Cyber … Continue reading

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Meet Leesah Stiles

Leesah Stiles is a burst of energy on the stage and you can find her giving tribute to Bernadette Peters, Bette Midler with a dash of Patsy Cline. This entertaining, dynamic redhead will knock your socks off with her talent … Continue reading

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Meet Herschel Daniels with Eternal Wolf Music

At an early age, Herschel could tell that music was a part of his soul. It was how he coped with heartache and how he celebrated joy. He played drums in the school band but his parents bought him an … Continue reading

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Meet the fabulous Jim Ferguson!

Jim Ferguson Is a dynamic jazz bassist/vocalist/songwriter. Jim has a magnificent and elegant musical style. What a treat. He has worked with many legendary musicians during his career, including country singer Crystal Gayle, The New Christy Minstrels and many others. … Continue reading

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Patience and Persistence Enjoying the Road to Success

In this, the second season of The Business Savvy Singer Podcast, we’ll continue to visit with professional singers and learn from their journeys, but we will also hear from professionals in areas that support Singers. Everything from recording your next … Continue reading

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We’re Celebrating!

What an amazing year it’s been! We’ve met so many wonderful professional singers and heard about their journeys. What a thrill to have them as part of our community! Check out the commemorative images on social media this week. We’re especially celebrating Michael James … Continue reading

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Music, Money & You; Managing the Business

by Dr. Greta Pope “We arrived at Elmendorf Air Force base in Anchorage, Alaska at 2:00 p.m. on a February afternoon. I was stunned! It was very cold and… it was dark! I’d heard that Alaska was dark for extended … Continue reading

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