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Join us Thursday for the Amplify Music on the West Side event . . . if you are in Los Angeles . . . and see our panelist updates below. 

Check out links and a discount code for three other music industry events in September and October in LA.  

And we're glad to share last week's podcast with Hazel Savage from Musiio on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and opportunities in music.  

Last but not least, if you know of a great PhD grad with a mix of musicology and music industry in their research and veins, we are hiring an Assistant Professor with an application deadline of October 1.  Follow this link for more information on this position.  

September 19 -- Sign up for Amplify Music on the West Side

Conference Session Discount Codes - Sept. 17, Oct. 28/29, and Oct. 31

  • 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 to learn more and register. 
  • Oct 31:  It is the time of the year for House of Blues Music Forward Foundation's All Access Fests around the US. If you know of a potential musician, ages 16-22, especially from underserved communities, please steer them to the marvleous annual event.  And check out this link if you would like to volunteer at this event in LA, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando, or Chicago.    

New Innovating Music Podcasts Guests

Enjoy our newest Innovating Music podcast episodes: Please donate to support the center -- it thrives from relationships and from support from community members like you. 
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Thurs., Sept. 19, 2019

7-9 pm (check in begins at 6:15 pm)

Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA
(310) 458-8600

Tickets: Free and SHAREABLE at Eventbrite or at the Facebook Event Page.  Space permitting, we also will accept guests at the door.

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

  • 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

Questions?  Please email

Enjoy our recent Innovating Music podcast episode:

Episode: Artificial Intelligence + Messy Music Data
Guest: Hazel Savage, CEO and Co-Founder, Musiio

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.

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