Sign up for our Amplify Music on the West Side event . . . if you are in Los Angeles . . . and enjoy our list of panelists below.
We also have discount codes to share for two other music industry events in September in LA.
And we're glad to share this week's podcast with Don Pitts and Peter Schwarz from Sound Music Cities, talking about musicians' stories of their lives and communities in Austin, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC.
Sept. 12: Music Finance Forum -- $100 off by Sept. 5 with the discount code "INNOVATE." Gigi Johnson, our Executive Director, is speaking at Winston Baker’s Music Finance Forum at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles. This event will bring together debt and equity financiers, strategic and operational executives, and seasoned deal-makers in the music sector. Through the conference, participants will explore and gain insight into new revenue streams, merger and acquisition strategies and innovative business models. The speakers will include financiers and advisors from 23 Capital, MaC Venture Capital, Shamrock Capital, Shot Tower Capital, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Vine Alternative Investments and more. Link:www.MusicFinanceForum.com.
Student volunteers are needed as well -- please email email@example.com for information.
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.
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
Panelists and speakers include:
Welcome and Overview: Shannon Daut, Cultural Affairs Manager, City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs
Koko Peterson, McCabes, Event Producer/Concert Coordinator
Jason Kramer, KCRW
Rob Bailis, The Broad Stage, Artistic and Executive Director
Crystal Starr, Little Voices, Exec. Director
Jeff Schwartz, Santa Monica Library, Soundwaves Concert Series
Deborah How, The Conservatory of Performing Arts, Exec. Director and Owner
Jen Maxcy, Skirball Cultural Center, Associate Director of Programming
Gigi Johnson, UCLA Center for Music Innovation, Exec. Director
Patrick Scott, Jacaranda Music, Artistic & Executive Director
Zain Khan, Vincente Chamber Orchestra, Music Director
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.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org as we are still adding additional perspectives to the panels.
Don and Peter shared their experience performing music ecosystem audits for four cities. The 2015 Austin Music Census and their continuing studies of Charlotte, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC are more than doing a venue count. They gather the personal, qualitative stories of local life as an artist and musician in a community. They also began to take a look at what really then happens post-study with a community, including what happens with local community groups. Folks can end up swimming in different directions. They are beginning to have enough information to look across cities to compare and contrast the lives of artists. And in some cases, they have gathered up to 12 different ways that a single musician makes a living through music in this live and digitally connected age. They have great insights to share about how local makes a tremendous difference in what the superpowers are for a city. They also share how some smaller organizations and some smaller cities are making a difference and how it's more than the city -- it also is the ecosystem of the region.