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GRAMMY U Music Industry Summit
Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
Registration is now closed. If you would still like to attend, register at 9 a.m. at Ex'pression College at the event. Registration is only open to college students. Full-time students can attend as GRAMMY U Members, a membership to The Recording Academy for only $25 through June of 2011. Part-time students can attend for $25, payable by cash or check to The Recording Academy.
Music Industry Summit Schedule
9 a.m. REGISTRATION OPENS
Take part in demos with Monster Cable and Reason/Propellerhead.
10-11 a.m. KEYNOTE WITH DAVID COLLINS, LUCASARTS
11-12:30 p.m. WORKSHOP ONE (SELECT ONE TO ATTEND)
BOOKING & MANAGEMENT: What’s the Career Path?
careers in booking and management, both working for indie bands as a contractor
and for booking and management companies coordinating artists with booking
agents and music managers in the Bay Area. Presenters: Justin Little (Zeitgeist Management), Jackson Haring (High Road Touring), Joe Barham (The Stone Foxes), and Katie Ross (Red Devil Lounge, Tough Love Artist Management). Moderated by Michael Winger (President, San Francisco Chapter of The Recording Academy).
DISTRIBUTION: Get your music purchased
behind-the-scenes, cheapest ways to effectively get your music manufactured and
purchased after the CDs and tracks are back from the mastering engineer.
Learn how to approach a career in this field as well! Presenters: Jan D'Alessandro (TopSpin Media), Tom Murphy (Music Technology), Greg Mateo (INgrooves), Jillian Putnam-Smith (IODA), Moderated by Mitch Koulouris (Gigatone)
BAND AND SONGWRITING COLLABORATION: Copyright, publishing, and agreements to set you on the right path
and connection is at the base of creating great music. But having legal documents
can make bands and collaborators function long-term vs. breaking-up over who
wrote the hook. Have the discussions upfront! Learn the issues to consider from
copyright and publishing to structuring collaboration agreements and pursuing a
trademark for your band. Presenters: Edward R. Hearn (Attorney), Sean O'Malley (ASCAP)
CAREERS IN VIDEO GAMES
the skills needed as a composer and sound arts creator for this field. You will
learn about the work experience/skills needed for independent contractors, and
the different experiences/goals in how to work your way into being on the staff
for a video game company. Presenters: Safar Bake (Independent Composer), David Collins (LucasArts), and Camden Stoddard (Recent Graduate working in Game Audio). Moderated by Gregory J. Gordon (Pyramind).
MAKING A LIVING AS A PRODUCER: Start on the right path
wrap cables, set up mics, and mark cue sheets, but what you LOVE to do is build
the overall sound of a record for and with a band. But how do you make a living
at it when you are starting out? Learn from young producers best practices in
building clientele without a reel, working on your network, and how start on
the right path. Presenters: Count aka Mikael Eldridge (Producer).
Enrique Gonzalez Müller (Producer/Engineer), Gerry Basserman (Reason/Propellerhead)
PERFORMANCE SKILLS WORKSHOP: "The Science of Switching On"
to take your singing/playing to level 11, through focusing on nuances and
foundational elements of a successful performance and connection with the
audience. Presenter: Steven Memel (LA-Based Performance Coach)
12:30-2 p.m. CAREER FAIR & LUNCH
Music companies will be onsite to discuss summer job opportunities and internships – so bring your resume and business cards to kick start your career! You can also use this as an opportunity to learn about companies in the Bay Area – and the services available to you as music professionals. Sample of companies include TopSpin Media, Polyvinyl Records, Temple Nightclub, Gigatone Entertainment, Music in the Schools Today, The Rights Workshop, CaughtInTheCarousel.com, and Bay Area Producers Conference.
Lunch will be available for purchase onsite.
2-3:30 p.m. WORKSHOP TWO (SELECT ONE TO ATTEND)
MAKING A LIVING AS AN ENGINEER: Best Practices
folks who are making a living as sound engineers – from right out of school to
remaining fresh and busy in the industry. What are the best decisions they
made, the best contacts, and how they are making a living? Presenters:
Enrique Gonzalez Müller(GRAMMY-Winning Producer/Engineer), Judy Kirschner (GRAMMY-winning Engineer), Brad Dollar (Engineer), Sam Pura (Engineer). Moderated by Stephen Hart (Engineer)
PERFORMANCE SKILLS WORKSHOP: The Science of Switching On
Learn how to take your singing/playing to level 11, through focusing on nuances and foundational elements of a successful performance and connection with the audience. Presenter: Steven Memel (LA-Based Performance Coach)
RUNNING YOUR OWN MUSIC BUSINESS: Entrepreneurship and Business 101
fundamentals of setting up a successful business will set you on the right
course for your career. Whether you will be an independent contractor or are
going to invent the next MySpace, learn from the best in dos and don’ts of the
Edward R. Hearn (Attorney),
Mitch Koulouris (Gigatone)
MUSIC SUPERVISION AND MUSIC LICENSING
You are a
tastemaker… and obsessed with films. How do you get into this world of marrying
music to motion picture? Learn from music supervisors about the career path and
how to get in on it from the get go. Learn about music licensing in the
process, and artists – learn how to prepare yourself for submissions. Presenters: Jenna Levy (The Rights Workshop), Chris Austria (IDC Licensing)
GET A JOB: SELF-MARKETING & INDUSTRY EXPECTATIONS
Get the basics on business communications and industry expectations that will take your resume from the trash can to an in-person interview. Find out what employers look for and how you can make the best impression on paper, on the phone, via social networks, email, other media, and of course, in person. Learn etiquette and tips on "effortless networking" and how to be best prepared so you won't miss out on future opportunities! Bring your resume and cover letter for one-on-one reviews. Presenters: Shiloh Hobel, Emmerine Reynon (Ex'pression College).
PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING: Standards for your Digital Archives
industry standard in naming all of the tracks and metadata in your electronic
archives to keep you and your clients’ music relevant for years to come. Learn
how to properly finalize your tracks for a mastering engineer. Presenter: Michael
Romanowski (P&E Wing Chair, San Francisco)
BIG FISH IN SMALL POND: Self-promotion in 2010
The new DIY
has more and more to do with your ability to self-promote. Whether you are an
engineer, a drummer, or an artist, learn tips on how to best use social media
in a professional setting for your next steps. Presenters: Michael Winger (Artist - Super Adventure Club), Corey Denis (Not Shocking). Moderated by Count aka Mikael Eldridge (Producer).
3:30 p.m. 1-1s WITH THE PROS
Speed network with GRAMMY Board
Members, Guest speakers, and companies to learn about potential next steps you
might take. Bring your demos and business cards!
4:30 p.m. EXCLUSIVE CONCERT WITH MARTIN LUTHER
p.m. RAFFLE OF GREAT PRIZES! EVENT CLOSURE
All event attendees will be automatically registered for the raffle. Must be present to win prizes, including Roland/Edirol R-09-HR!
6 p.m. AFTER PARTY – COLLEGE BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Visit www.collegebattleofthebands.com/west for details
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