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Save the Dates and Two Podcast Episodes

Welcome back from the holidays.  We have several "Save the Dates" to share plus two new episodes from our "Innovating Music" podcast.
  • Save the Date -- Wed., Feb. 6 -- Future of Music in LA Symposium with the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs, The Broad, and Bootleg Theater -- Free -- Registration link to follow shortly.  This event is part of our ongoing 2019 event series on the Future of Music in LA
  • Register -- Fri., Feb. 8 -- UCLA Anderson PULSE Conference, focusing on technology and media
  • Save the Date -- April 11 -- Future of Music and Tech in LA @ UCLA.  We will be following up with speaking, showcasing, and sponsoring opportunities, so stay tuned. 
  • New Podcast Episode -- "Creating TV with Acoustic Heart," with Guest Siddhartha Khosla, Singer/Songwriter/Producer for Film and TV from "This Is Us," "Marvel's Runaways," and more
  • New Podcast Episode -- "DJs as Curators in this Streaming Era," with Guest Stephen White, CEO, Dubset Media
If you would like to speak or be part of these or other upcoming events, or suggest future guests for the podcast, please email us at this link.  


Future of Music in LA - Symposium

SAVE THE DATE -- Free Registrations Available Shortly

Hosts: Produced by the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs, The Broad, Bootleg Theater, and the Center for Music Innovation at UCLA Alpert

Location:  Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Time: 12 noon – 6 pm

Date:  Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Cost: Free for Registered Attendees (tickets available soon)


Los Angeles continues to change as a music community -- in a wide variety of ways.  We would enjoy your joining us on February 6 as we look to convene the questions on how we can have even more robust music ecosystems that connect our different music communities.  

This event is the first of series of events that UCLA Center for Music Innovation is holding with this Future of Music in LA focus across 2019 across LA, so we welcome you to be involved in those programs as well.  Mark your calendars for April 11 for Music and Tech in LA @UCLA.

This symposium also is the launch event for a multi-event series of programs: COMPOSE LA.  The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) will launch Compose LA 2019 as its inaugural platform to showcase LA's leading contemporary composers, innovative music artists, dynamic thought-leaders, and engaging music spaces.  Compose LA 2019 is a collaboration between DCA's Performing Arts Division and the following partners: American Composers Forum of Los Angeles, the University of California Humanities Research Institute at UC Irvine, and the Center for Music Innovation at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. 

Speakers will be announced shortly. 


Planned Schedule:

  • 12 noon – 1 pm - Networking Hour

    • Special Presentation – The Future City 

  • 1:00 - 1:15 pm – Welcomes and Introduction of the Symposium

  • 1:15 - 2:00 pm – Provocations: Re-contextualized History of New Music in LA

  • 2:00 - 2:55 pm – COMPOSE LA Roundtable: Candid Conversation about Composition and Music Making in Los Angeles

  • 3:00 - 3:55 pm – LA Nighttime Economies— New Models in Music Programming and Festivals

  • 4:00 – 4:55 pm  - LA is NOW: Music Cities and  LA’s Nighttime Economies

  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm – Space Control: Conversation with LA’s Incubator Spaces about Surviving in LA


Siddhartha Khosla, an award-winning film and television composer, and singer/songwriter/producer, joined us to talk about how he uses traditional musical instruments and distributed production to be producing music for several shows and films at the same time.  
Guest: Stephen White, CEO, Dubset, shared the challenges of building a platform to help DJs distribute their curated work, and how his prior endeavors connected to this time in the streaming music business.

The UCLA Anderson PULSE Entertainment, Sports & Technology Conference

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 @ UCLA Anderson


Now in its tenth year, The UCLA Anderson PULSE Entertainment, Sports & Technology conference brings together leading executives to share insights and perspective on the current trends, opportunities and challenges impacting the entertainment, sports, technology industries. This year's theme will be the Age of Personalization: we will explore the shift from the age of convenience (mobile, digital, wireless, streaming, etc.) to the age of personalization (subscription services & unbundling, social media, hypertargeting). In an environment where consumers curate their own entertainment experiences, and increasingly rely on search, recommendation engines and e-commerce platforms when selecting products and services, how do consumers discover new entertainment experiences and brands? And, how do content creators and brands engage consumers and deliver the experiences they crave?

Please watch for future emails, and check on our adventures via our website (, Facebook, and Twitter. 

Contact us with questions or ideas for programs with your organization. 

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