Sept. 17:Tech and Music at General Assembly at 7 pm in DTLA. -- Free ticket at this link for an evening with speakers from So Far Sounds, Vezt music blockchain, and CrossBorder Works.
Oct. 28/29: Music Tectonics in Los Angeles -- Get a $75 discount off of a $350 ticket with the code gigi75 and enjoy a two-day, cross-industry meeting place for thinkers, investors, labels, managers, publishers, tech companies, and startups. Speakers include Mark Mulligan, Cherie Hu, Dani Deahl, and Arabian Prince, along with innovators and music biz veterans from across the music tech spectrum. Sessions cover A.I., blockchain, new music-related copyright legislation, the latest music marketing tools, innovative listening experiences, new approaches to licensing, the future of live streaming, and more. Visit MusicTectonics.com/conference to learn more and register.
Join a discussion of the past, present, and future of live music, music education, the music industry, and the creative economy in West LA. Share ideas with artists, organizers, taste makers, educators, business people, fans, and others who help music thrive in our neighborhoods.
We will have a kickoff speaker and two community panels exploring these topics for the evening:
Grassroots community music
Co-creating in community through organizations and education -- playing and teaching music
Local audience programming, marketing, community, and relationships
Music as social practice in our communities
Hosts: Santa Monica Public Library, City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs,and Center for Music Innovation at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Introductions: Jeff Schwartz, Santa Monica Public Library and Gigi Johnson, UCLA
Challenges and Opportunities of the West Side: Shannon Daut, City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Manager
Panel: Communities of Creators and Creating on the West Side
Moderator: Jeff Schwartz, Santa Monica Public Library
Koko Peterson, McCabes, Producer/Concert Coordinator
Crystal Starr, Little Voices, President/Recording Artist
Deborah How, Westside Music Conservatory, Exec. Director/Owner
Patrick Scott, Jacaranda Music, Artistic and Exec. Director
Phillip Ong, Vicente Chamber Orchestra, Artistic Committee Member (NEW!)
Josephine Moerschel, Elemental Strings, Executive and Artistic Director (NEW!)
Panel: Creating, Communicating, and Marketing to/with West Side Audiences and Beyond
Moderator: Dr. Gigi Johnson, Center for Music Innovation, UCLA Herb Alpert School Panelists:
Jason Kramer, KCRW (Broadcaster/DJ), Music Advisor & Supervisor, Instructor (Music Marketing)
Andrew Wells, Music Producer
Michele Riggi, AWAL, Assoc. Director of Label Management
Jen Maxcy, Skirball Cultural Center, Assoc. Director of Programming (NEW!)
Charles Andrews, Santa Monica Daily Press, Columnist (NEW!)
Background: This event continues a series of events on Amplify Music in LA exploring how we can create better environments for music and musicians in the greater Los Angeles County area. Earlier events in Feb. and May expanded the conversation around public policy, social change, organizational support, and other issues -- maps, audio, and video can be found via musicinla.org.
Hazel Savage and her co-founder Aron Pettersson have built Musiio in Singapore to bring artificial intelligence to the messy large data sets of the music industry. She shares her own past in retail and streaming music in the UK and Australia, then shares how and why they formed Musiio. It already has a unique and distinctive role in tagging mass music data sets. She shares how that is different than generative artificial intelligence and how AI is a broader definition than machine learning and algorithms. She'll share opportunities across Asia and especially China, and will share thoughts on couple of other leading companies bringing new tech solutions to music.