Singer songwriter Arlene Paculan is all about community. Whether it’s through creating empowering arts events or sharing how artists overcome adversity, she understands the power of connection and shares that talent. We talk about her latest album Home With You and the various events she creates through Let’s Make Good Productions.
We begin by talking about the music scene in Mississauga, Canada, and go on to discuss:
- Her involvement with local arts organizations and their impact on her career
- The genesis of Let’s Make Good Productions
- Striving Artists and the creativity of success
- Questions to support overcoming adversity
- The balance of fans and haters and how to re-frame the hate
- Her preferred ways to promote events
- Bands she’ll cross the (Canadian-U.S.) border for
- Understanding how different people process music
3 Key Points
- Start local. Create the foundation for your fan base in your own community, one person at a time.
- Hold strong to your self-belief. Don’t let the comments of others pull you down.
- Create your own opportunities. Find new places to play. Volunteer. Get out there.
“You have to have a name in your own community first. My mom taught me that. Her career is different to mine, but she was right.” Arlene Paculan on growing your audience
“If we embody the truth of other people, how are we supposed to live our own lives?” Arlene Paculan
Mentioned in this Episode
- Arlene Paculan Website
- Our Lady Peace
- Leave Me Alone (video)
- Let’s Make Good Productions
- Striving Artists on YouTube
- Marilyn Monroe Towers
- Mississauga Music Awards
- Shannon Butcher
- Jill Barber
- Juno Fest
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