Conferences & Workshops

Workshops and panels will explore careers in the music industry, women leaders in the music industry, LGBTQ thought leaders, and more.

  • NY Music Month Conference The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, NY is Music, and the NYU Steinhardt Music Business

    Every June is New York Music Month, the official New York City celebration of the most diverse music scene in the world.  The annual conference presented by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, NY is Music, and the NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program is a key component of the month. 

     

    This year’s theme is Innovation at the Intersection of Music + Nightlife and is aimed to raise awareness and promote a dialogue about the thriving music scene in all five boroughs. 

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  • Interlude+ Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and Offline Projects with The Center, Lot Radio, A/D/O, Splice

    INTERLUDE+ is a free, hands-on music & art workshop series curated by Offline Projects, for and by the LGBTQ+ community – bringing together respected musicians, artists, and industry leaders to inspire a new generation of creatives in nontraditional educational environments.

     

    June 9th: INTERLUDE+ BBQ

    Lot Radio

    The Lot Radio hosts a community cookout with talks and performances by influential local and visiting LGBTQ+ musicians – all streamed live on the Lot’s internet radio.

     

    June 16th: Music and Identity

    The Center

    A celebrated LGBTQ+ artist hosts a discussion on defining personal and creative identity in music within an installation designed to bring the artist’s distinctive character to life.

     

    June 23rd: Production in the Sampling Era

    Recording Studio

    A musical production workshop that dives deep into the world of music creation, hosted by a distinguished LGBTQ+ artist at a world-class recording studio.

     

    June 30th: Music, Motion & New Media with Andrew Thomas Huang

    A/D/O

    Acclaimed director Andrew Thomas Huang explores the boundaries of music, movement, and cinema with an interactive presentation on his projects with Bjork, Kelela, and more – using live VR demonstrations to bring audiences closer to the work.

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  • Divas Behind the Music The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and VH1 Save the Music Foundation

    Divas Behind the Music will offer 150 exceptional high school youth from underserved communities the opportunity to engage directly with and be inspired by women leaders in the music industry, music technology and production companies, and educational partners.  

     

    This invite-only event, produced in partnership between The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and VH1 Save the Music Foundation, seeks to address the persistent information and opportunity gap faced by young people of diverse backgrounds with respect to careers in the music industry.  It also seeks to encourage young women to pursue technical careers and management careers in music.