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Thanks to all those who joined in our 125-person live plus Online crew on May 15.  Enjoy the videos plus our new podcast episodes.
 

May 15 -- Amplify Music in Our LA Conference

  • Thank you to our many partners and volunteers.  Thanks to the UCLA Library, especially Suzy Lee, Matthew Vest, Kathleen Brown, and Jonathan Wilson.  And thanks to our core volunteers that day -- Margaret Johnson, Kim Tarantino, Clare Chan, Peter Petro, and Ariella Yadegaran.
  • Thanks as well to the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs, the LA Nightlife Alliance, and great speakers from the Ford Connectors Council.  
  • Missed the event?  Want to hear key sessions again?  Join us at this link to see slides, videos (posting this coming Monday) from our full day of video recordings, and more.  
     
  • NEW for LA Community Members  -- DCA Event this Thursday 10:30 am -- Please join Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and Department of Cultural Affairs General Manager Danielle Brazell to celebrate the acquisition of the former Clyde Porter Theatre and to learn more about Councilmember Blumenfield’s Canoga Park Cultural Hub initiative.  
    Location: 7242 Owensmouth Street, Canoga Park, CA 91303 (between Sherman Way and Wyandotte Street)
    RSVP: http://blumenfield.lacity.org/celebrate_new_cultural_center

New Podcast Episodes

Summer Music Industry Courses at UCLA

Next Events

  • Stay tuned for future Amplify Music in Our Los Angeles events slated in the late summer and fall in Santa Monica, the San Fernando Valley, and DTLA with hosts from our May 15 event speakers.
  • Information will be in future newsletters, or you can email us at gigi.johnson@ucla.edu with ideas and to volunteer spaces and speakers. 

 


 

Amplifying Music in Our Los Angeles

A Conference Amplifying and Connecting the Music Scenes of Los Angeles
 
How can we support Los Angeles’ music scene(s) and work together to continue to create something robust, diverse, and dynamic
in this changing era?

This day-long conference expanded the conversation of how Los Angeles can grow and connect/collaborate around its diverse music scenes.  If other cities are challenged by gentrification in having vibrant live music scenes, (a) why is Los Angeles seeming to be growing, despite these difficulties, and (b) how can we enhance and amplify this growth?

Over the day, we convened more than 60 speakers with one panel spanning two countries, plus another 60 creators and organizations along a broad series of topics, detailed at this link

Slide Presentations (pdfs)

What does LA Look Like and Why?  

  • Philippe Maman, Strategy and Research, The NOW Institute
    Presentation on research following patterns of legal and not-legal venues across the city’s corridors and neighborhoods.

What are Los Angeles economic trends and trajectories?  

  • Adam J. Fowler, Director of Research, Beacon Economics


Video Sessions:  Follow this link for bios and lists of YouTube videos (posting Monday) and other links to the full day's content.
 

This Conference is the second in a series of events that UCLA Center for Music Innovation is holding with the Future of Music in LA focus across 2019 across LA.  On February 6th, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs held a half-day Symposium as part of its February COMPOSE LA series of events.  With partners that included UCLA’s Center for Music Innovation, they brought together different voices across Los Angeles and music to talk about the future of Music in Los Angeles.
In this week's Innovating Music podcast, Rehan Choudhry joined our podcast to discuss the upcoming second year of Emerge LV -- and to share his journey on how he re-melds social justice and music in this Facebook-embedded era. He walked us down his path through college, Homeland Security, Atlantic City, the Cosmopolitan, and Life is Beautiful. He then shared the challenges and importance of reconnecting social justice and heartfelt artists in this politically laden and fractured time.
 

 

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Please watch for future emails, and check on our adventures via our website (innovation.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu), Facebook, and Twitter. 

Contact us with questions or ideas for programs with your organization. 
 
In last week's Innovating Music podcast, Paul Bradley joined the podcast to talk about his adventures creating the tour management software system, Eventric. He shared how he started in band management and tour operations, along with being a drummer on tour, and created databases on a Compaq computer on Filemaker software. After years of developing databases and sharing them with other tours, he began to sell databases as a system and created Eventric. Paul shares his experiences with data security, possibilities of predictive data, environmental management trends, and other adventures happening in touring complexity for music and other experiential events. He ended with advise on how to enter the touring business for young people passionate about the live event space.
 

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Join us this summer!  You can register starting at this link to Summer Sessions and see the whole listing  at this link to the Summer Registration course list.  

The Center is helping run the Session C "Exploring Music Venues and Great Live Events" and welcomes industry professionals to join the class, which plans to be moving around Los Angeles to a variety of venues.  It is evenings for 6 weeks in Session C, which starts August 5.  (Session A, with most of the classes above, starts June 24.)


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