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James Mowdy

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In this episode, I interview James Mowdy (@JamesJetsOften), a brand consultant and creative analytic who helps opera singers build their own brands in the 21st century. James not only helps professional creatives learn storytelling and social media skills to build awareness, but he runs Operatawk, a live-streaming Q&A show about opera on Periscope. If you'd like to learn more about how to build your brand as an artist, this episode's for you!

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