Hugh Sung on problem solving, making music relevant, and why you need accountability

hugh-sungHugh Sung’s first entrepreneurial endeavor was selling lightbulbs door-to-door for his Cub Scouts group and by the time he was in his late teens, he was earning up to $70,000 per year (not a typo) teaching piano lessons.

Since beginning at the Curtis Institute of Music at the age of 13, Hugh has gone on to build an incredible career as a pianist, entrepreneur, and now the host of the A Musical Life podcast.

In this episode, Hugh and I talk about:

  • the value of creating your own solutions to problems
  • lessons learned from founding AirTurn
  • communicating the value of music to people with no background in music
  • the role of community and connecting with like-minded musicians to grow your career

This list doesn’t even scratch the surface of the conversation, but it’s a place to start.

Before you check out the episode, I hope you’ll take a moment to check out Hugh’s new group, A Musical Life Mastermind.

This mastermind is a community of musicians who are all trying to better their careers.

After talking with Hugh, I immediately signed up for the group and was blown away by the community of people in the forums and live calls.

The mastermind members interact directly with each other and Hugh to get help on anything related to their careers.

If you’ve ever struggled to find like-minded musicians that can offer feedback, assistance, or just another set of eyes on what you’ve been working on then I highly recommend you give the A Musical Life Mastermind a try.

***Disclaimer – this is an affiliate link, so if you join from here, I’ll get a small “bounty” for sending a new member to the group***

OK, without further ado, check out my interview with Hugh Sung below and be sure to check out the links from discussed at the bottom of the page.

Resources discussed in this interview:

A Musical Life podcast

A Musical Life Mastermind

Hugh’s book – From Paper to Pixels – Your Guide to the Digital Sheet Music Revolution

Hugh on Artistworks


Hugh on Sean Perrin’s Clarineat podcast

Hugh on Andrew Hitz’s The Entrepreneurial Musician podcast 

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