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SAN DIEGO MUSIC FOUNDATION TO HOST ARTIST DEVELOPMENT SERIES OF WORKSHOPS
The nonprofit San Diego Music Foundation (SDMF) will launch a series of artist development seminars for San Diego musicians. The seminars will take place at The Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Blvd in North Park Each of the seminars will be presented FREE to the San Diego music community, thanks to the generous donations of BMI, AmplifySD.com, and San Diego CityBeat.
The 2007 San Diego Music Foundation Workshop and Panel Schedule is as follows:
Saturday, June 23, 2007 - Music Industry 101: The Basics 1-5pm
Everything you need to know about getting started in the business of music. Panelists will discuss the “how to” for recording a quality demo to developing an effective promo package to building a functional Web site to booking/promoting consistent local gigs and more.
Panelists: Robbie Lloyd (Interscope Records), Dave Brown (VMix), Ben Moore (Big Fish Studios), Tim Pyles (FM 94/9), AJ Croce (Seedling Records) and Len Paul (Soma San Diego)
Saturday, July 21, 2007 - Music Industry 101: Building Your Brand
The second installment in the Music Industry 101 series will delve into building a fanbase through merchandising, marketing/promotion and regional touring. Panelists will discuss booking and promoting shows outside of San Diego, graphic design/artist Web sites, cost-effective production of t-shirts, stickers, posters, flyers/postcards and more.
Panelists: John Pantle (United Talent), Josh Higgins (fluf), Matt Phillips (Silverback management/Slightly Stoopid), Jon Pebsworth (Side One Dummy Records/Buck-O-Nine), Petey-X (Merch Lackey/Rocket from the Crypt), and Tim Mays (The Casbah)
Saturday, August 18, 2007 - Music Industry 101: Label Deals: Be Careful What You Wish For
This collection of top level artists, managers and label executives will address artist concerns and take an up close look at the current label landscape and alternatives to the record label game.
Panelists: Pete Giberga (Epic Records), Pall Jenkins (Blackheart Procession), Eric Howarth (M-Theory Music), Neils Schroeder (Surfdog Records)
Saturday, October 13, 2007 - Music Industry 101: The Media & Your Music
Join a cross section of leading radio, print and electronic media experts in a discussion of traditional vs. new media.
Panelists: Troy Johnson (San Diego CityBeat), Anya Marina (FM 94/9), Mark Balanky (AmplifySD.com), Phil Manning (91X) and Mike Halloran (FM 94/9)
Saturday, November 17, 2007 - Music Industry 101: The Digital Age of Music
The Internet has changed the rules, leveled the playing field and in many ways, brought the record industry to its knees.A panel of new media experts discusses everything that you’ll want and need to know to ride the fast moving digital wave.
Panelists: Mike Badami (8 East Productions), Dave Uesikken (VMix), John Pikus (myspace.com), and Joe Maggini (BMI)