Sunday, October 11, 2009

On the Bosch Music Industry Weekend: Community building

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The big Bosch Baha'i music event is coming up in a few short weeks. Sign up. Go. Don't miss it. -gw

...the final schedule for Music Industry Weekend at Bosch Baha’i School, 2009!

As in the past, we will kick off things Thursday evening with a massive song circle giving our first arrivals some musical fellowship and a chance to share their favorite work.  We’ll have some group sessions on Friday morning and start our break-out workshops Friday afternoon.  Friday night will be our big “Open Mic” night giving additional participants the chance to show what they can do.  On Saturday we will vote for our 9 favorite acts and they will have only Saturday afternoon to to enlist back-up and rehearse for our public performance Saturday night!  On Sunday we’ll wrap it all up and take a group photo

This year’s workshops will feature some favorites including Vic Salvo’s Compostion Workshops and Alan James famous Performance Workshops.  Alan and I will co-host a workshop for songwriters.  Covering Home Recording Techniques this year is Russ Salton who just self-produced a marvelous CD called “SMILE”.  Russ will share how he did it!   And one other feature that became popular last year, our Front Porch Song Circles, led by Chuck Thrapp of “Surgarpine”, will again give ample opportunity for musical fellowship and camraderie.

And You Do It Yourself and Indie recording artists out there are going to love this!  We have a special business bootcamp for you!  It will be three sequential sessions run by our Music Producer “Tag-Team” of Jarome Matthew and Jon Rezin. These two guys know what they are doing and their “bootcamp” sessions will give you the know-how to successfully promote yourself and your music in this information age. Jarome Matthew is the founder of “Pro Soul Alliance” in Vancouver British Colombia, Canada.  He has produced CDs for artists from many corners of the globe including Elika Mahony, recently traveling to China for productions there with rising stars of China’s popular music scene. Jon Rezin is a producer, engineer, and media consultant in Los Angeles, CA. He has had the opportunity to work on projects for some of your favorite Baha’i artists (Badasht, Talia Safa, Eric Dozier, Childrens Theater) as well as a long list of commercial artists including American Idol, Maroon 5, Avril Lavigne, Silver Sun Pickups, Jay-Z, & Ciara. He runs his production company “Small Room Productions” and a indie record label “Next Movement Records“.  These two guys know how to get the ball rolling if you’re serious about building your fan base. The last session will be one-on-one consultations for your personal plan.

You’ll learn:

- Music Promotion through Community BuildingSuccessful indie artists focus on creating a community and involving that community in the music – We’ll cover the Theory and Strategy and review powerful free tools & how to use them.
- Content and ConnectionThis focuses on making great content regularly (videos as well), connecting with your fans using technology, and concert/touring strategies
- One-on-One time to review marketing plans and offer advice/critiques… this one is only for people seeking to do music as a career. At the end, our goal is to have a web presence set up for you and a modern marketing plan to get your career on track.

Online Registration is Open for Business, so get on there and reserve your spot for this year’s Music Industry Weekend at Bosch Baha’i School  I can’t wait to see you there!

 ///Darrell

 Darrell Elmer Rodgers
Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Humorist  http://darrellsongs.com

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