Singer-songwriter. Promoting director. Tour manager. Colin Bracewell ’23 wears these hats and extra although double majoring in promoting at the U of M’s Carlson College of Management and vocal overall performance at the College of Liberal Arts.
The blend of organization and the arts has served him properly amid his budding indie-pop profession. Bracewell says he splits his time among music and Excel sheets.
“So a great deal of the music business is organization,” says Bracewell. “Everything’s about staying organized and checking your emails and scheduling. I went on a Midwest tour this previous summer season, which was truly cool, and I booked it all myself.”
That tour incorporated a sold-out quit at Initially Avenue’s famed 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, a feat he calls a single of his proudest music moments. His current track “Making Me Crazy” is also on rotation on the Minnesota Public Radio station The Present.
“It’s the tiny wins, you know? And I’m grateful for all of them,” Bracewell says.
Bracewell credits connections produced in his Carlson College classes in assisting him navigate his path in the Midwest music scene. When figuring out how to market his music, he says promoting senior lecturer Allison Murn supplied him with crucial guidance on how to create assets to greater market place himself to radio stations.
“[Murn shared] tiny issues and tricks that I just had no notion about,” says Bracewell. “So a great deal of that applies to other industries as properly. It was truly cool to just be like, ‘Oh, I could essentially apply these tools with one thing that I am truly passionate about.’”
Even though balancing coursework, practice sessions, and concerts can often make a hectic schedule, Bracewell relishes staying involved on campus and in the regional music scene. His suggestions? Just go for it.
“It’s just truly cool how if you set your thoughts to it, you can do it,” he says. “It requires time and it can often be a actual discomfort to do, but if you truly want to do it, you can.”
Following earning a scholarship from Reside Nation this year, he’s focusing on writing new music to place out an album or EP more than the summer season and on finishing his research subsequent fall.
This story was adapted from the Carlson College of Management.

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