ICYMI: NYMM Extended Play 2021

Delve into more than 70 virtual industry talks, workshops, and performances from New York Music Month Extended Play 2021.

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    Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: New York and the Birth of Hip-Hop Jeff Chang

    This panel will talk about hip-hop’s roots and why it continues to be one of New York City’s great contributions to global culture. It will feature stories from the pioneering hip-hop family of DJ Kool Herc and Cindy Campbell, whose August 1973 party is commonly cited as the beginning of the hip-hop movement. And from Davey D and Rob Kenner, who almost half a century later work through hip-hop to advance social change 

    Panelists:

    • Davey D, hip-hop journalist, activist and historian, co-author of “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of Hip-Hop, Young Adult Edition”
    • DJ Kool Herc, “the Father of Hip-Hop”
    • Cindy Campbell, the “Mother of Hip-Hop”
    • Rob Kenner – hip-hop/dancehall journalist and filmmaker, author of “The Marathon Don’t Stop”
    • Moderated by Jeff Chang, co-author of “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of Hip-Hop, Young Adult Edition”

    Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 PM


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    Family MusiQuests: Indian Classical Music Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

    This popular Family Concert Series explores Indian Classical Music. Children will learn about the Bansuri flute, Sitar and Tabla, getting up close and personal with the instruments and how their sounds contribute to Indian musical culture. Join us as we explore how they are played and the type of beautiful music they can make. Hosted by Sameer Gupta, a Brooklyn-based jazz percussionist, tabla player, composer, educator and co-founder of Brooklyn Raga Massive, this event is a fantastic introduction to Indian Classical instruments for music-lovers of all ages, but especially geared toward kids ages 0-7.

    DATE: Saturday, May 1, 2021, 3:00 – 3:45 PM


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    Advertising, Film & TV Music 101 Universal Music Publishing Group

    Have you ever wondered how music is chosen and licensed for commercials, films, TV shows and video games?  Did you know that there is an entire industry dedicated to licensing songs for these opportunities?  This seminar for high school and college students, taught by Tom Eaton, will introduce you to how the industry works, as well as the many different job opportunities available within it.  

    Tom Eaton, Senior VP of Music for Advertising, works to create new opportunities for UMPG’s current roster of writers and to serve as a liaison between the writers, advertising agencies and the publishing group in order to place songs and writers on upcoming advertising campaigns.  During his 22 years with UMPG, Eaton has placed songs in commercials for Apple, Google, Ford, KFC, Nissan, Target, Chrysler and many more well-known global brands.

    Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00


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    Waiting for the World: Black Women Vocalists as Cultural Innovators Candice Hoyes

    Award-winning recording artist Candice Hoyes has been dubbed a modern “artist-cum-activist” for using her coloristic vocalism to explore Black identity, futurity and collective transformation. A TED presenter and a Harvard alum, she is a performer and lecturer at Jazz at Lincoln Center and CUNY. In this session, targeted to high school and college students, Candice will perform songs layered with meaning, and guide participants through reflective conversation on the cultural richness and innovation of jazz through a womanist lens, and how it inspires our vision of both music and social justice. 

    Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 PM


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    Teaching Tin Pan Alley – Then & Now Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project

    Numerous songs like the iconic “Give my Regards to Broadway,” “God Bless America” and “Alexander’s Rag Time Band” were composed and published in Tin Pan Alley on West 28th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue during the boom of the sheet-music business there at the turn of the 20th century. “Teaching Tin Pan Alley: Then and Now” is a multimedia presentation by educator Lesley Doyel for children in grades 2-5 that focusses on and tells the stories of two enduring Tin Pan Alley songs children began learning over a century ago, and are still learning today; Take Me out to the Ball Game and The Sidewalks of New York.

    Date: June 2021


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    Anti Social Women Running Music Panel Anti Social Producers Club

    As part of New York Music Month Extended Play Anti Social Producers Club — the working music producers collective of NYC — hosted a virtual Q&A on June 21, 2021 with a panel of hit female producers and engineers including Ebonie Smith, Rachel Alina, Erin Tonkon, Bryn Bliska and Kiri Stensby with organizational support from ASPC Founder Danny Ross. Students attended from educational programs like Sound Thinking NYC, The Creators Suite, Building Beats, Beats By Girlz, WIMN, She Is The Music, AES and Gender Amplified. The panel shared insights into navigating the modern music industry, gender inequity, engineering and production. Students also had a chance to submit their songs for live feedback from the panel.

    Date: June 21, 2021


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    Making Money with Music Making Money with Music

    Any musician who wants to improve their income and learn to navigate how to build their music business, especially during the pandemic, should sign up before the limited slots run out. In it, you will learn to:

    • Tap 45+ revenue streams for your music business which do NOT require you to play live in-person.
    • Boost your audience and income.
    • Reduce your expenses to take home more $

    The workshop is run by noted music business authors Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan (The Indie Band Survival Guide, Making Money With Music), which Billboard Magazine calls “the ideal mentors for aspiring indie musicians who want to navigate an ever-changing music industry.” 


    Date: Friday, January 29, 2021, 11:30 – 1:00 PM


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    Make It Live! Drom

    Delve into the workings of booking in NYC, the live music capital. Led by Drom talent buyer and educator Mehmet Dede, this online presentation is an essential primer for independent artists and performers who will be introduced to tools, tactics and insider tips on how the independent booking world operates. The presentation will cover an introduction to booking NYC venues, crafting the perfect pitch email and an overview of setting up virtual shows in the age of a pandemic.


    Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 5:00 – 6:15 PM


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    Remote Recording for the Modern Creative Recording Academy New York Chapter

    The ways in which we live and work have transformed over the last year, especially in the music industry. Social distancing has placed new restrictions on travel and studio operations, leading many engineers and producers to completely transform their workflow and explore effective solutions for remote collaboration. A number of digital tools have been discovered by creatives looking to quickly pivot from in-person collaboration to a remote workflow. Nevertheless, there have been a number of technical challenges that have impeded the efficiency and effectiveness of this. 

    During the Remote Recording for the Modern Creative, Audio Engineer and Producer Ebonie Smith will explore the different applications that allow creatives to collaborate remotely and analyze the problems and potential solutions that come with them.


    Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM


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    Digital Strategy: Standout from the Crowd A2IM

    What is digital marketing? How do you connect and engage with your fans online? Do you have strategies in place to grow your audience? Learn the nuts and bolts of digital marketing, so that you too can stand out from the crowd.


    Date: Tuesday February 23, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 PM


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    Distribution Derby A2IM

    Self-releasing, independent artists have many choices when it comes to choosing a distributor. Our Distribution Derby will showcase different distribution models. Learn what distributors do and which one is right for you. This program is part of New York Music Month Extended Play, an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.


    Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 PM


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    Grow It Live! Drom

    A companion to the “Make it Live! A Practical Approach to Getting Gigs in NYC” presentation, this session will go deeper into promoting booked events and building your live audience and community. This presentation will cover marketing concerts, identifying your fanbase and grassroots promotion tools.


    Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021, 1:00 – 2:15 PM


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    Creating Electronic Music with Everyday Sounds Izzi Ramkissoon

    In this introductory hands-on workshop with instructor Izzi Ramkissoon, Electronic Music Program at the College of Staten Island, participants will learn about how to create music using everyday sound in the style of musique concrete.  In the workshop attendees will learn about this history of musique concrete, listen to examples, record sounds using a computer or phone, edit and process sounds using free software (audacity), create a piece of music that can be shared after the workshop.


    Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:30 – 7:30 PM


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    The Art of Podcasting Building Beats

    Everyone has a story to tell.

    Explore the ever-growing medium of podcasting from generating ideas & conducting interviews to marketing & getting sponsored. These 8 workshops will give you the tools and inspiration to create podcasts that captivate and engage. The technical aspect of the workshops will be taught using Soundtrap, a free cloud-based podcasting & audio editing platform, though the concepts and practices taught in these workshops will be applicable no matter which editing platform you choose to use.

    No experience is necessary and all stories welcome.


    Date: January – February, March – April 2021


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    Explore the Beat Building Beats

    Jump into the world of beat-making and digital music production.

    Workshops are open to all, whether you are a curious beginner with limited resources looking to to hone in on foundational skills or a seasoned professional hoping to expand your creative toolbox and find new workflows. Dive into a variety of practices and techniques used to create unique digital productions from ideation to release and performance.

    Each of 8 workshops will inspire you to be innovative with the resources that surround you and challenge you to think outside the box.


    Date: January – February, March – April 2021


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    Michael Mwenso: Hope, Resist & Heal in association with MOME Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere

    Musician, artist and social commentator Michael Mwenso offers his unique and ancestral perspective on Black music and its power to heal us. As an African born queer man growing up in London and New York, Mwenso and an acclaimed journalist dive into a wide range of his own discoveries while shedding light on the Black experience through interludes of his own music.  This live studio recording with Mwenso and the Shakes and commentary will take us on a ride through the continuum and power of Black roots music. 


    Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021


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    Cross Cultural Collaboration: How Blending Cultures Leads to Innovation Recording Academy New York Chapter

    In an era when music has become global and songs are made with rhythms and sounds from different areas of the world, we often hear that some of the biggest songs on the market are the product of a collaboration between creators with different cultural backgrounds. 

    During the Cross-Cultural collaboration master class, students will learn how to use technology to seamlessly combine elements from different cultures into a commercially successful recording through the use of music production software (ProTools, Logic, FL Studio, etc.), loops, samples and much more. Attendees will also learn about the importance of embracing their cultural background through their music creative process to find their own unique sound and cultural integration leads to innovation.


    Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM


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    Steps to Self Release an Album – Interview with Amanda Gookin New York Foundation for the Arts

    New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to present a series of events showcasing new recordings, music videos, and panel discussions with industry professionals to celebrate women-identifying artists and recipients of the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre.

    Cellist Amanda Gookin will walk through the steps to self releasing an album in this written interview on NYFA’s blog, NYFACurrent. Gookin’s new album was funded by NYC Women’s Fund for Media. Music and Theatre

    Gookin is an educator, activist, and musician whose 2020 album “Forward Music Project” has been featured in The New York Times, The LA Times, and I Care If You Listen by the American Composers Forum.

    Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021


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    Avoiding Metadata Disasters: How Independent Creators and Companies Can Win the Data Game Verifi Media

    Even seasoned independent labels and artists can find the world of metadata registration and management tricky at the best of times, and nightmarish at the worst. One mistake can cost an artist thousands of dollars in lost sync license revenue opportunities, or bury their music at the bottom of an algorithmic pile. In addition to this, data standards and registration bodies move quickly — leaving creators feeling left behind and frustrated. Verifi Media has run a series of research projects into deconstructing the myth and mystery of metadata in order to help creators, labels and publishers win the data game and mitigate against disaster. Join Chloe Johnson of Verifi Media and Anya Marina, independent artist and label owner, for a presentation and discussion on metadata best practices using real-life examples and practical steps. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A. 

     Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 PM


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    Immersive Audio Conversation with Emily Lazar, GRAMMY-Winning Mastering Engineer Recording Academy, New York Chapter

    New immersive audio formats including Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 are the new frontier for both creators and consumers alike. They provide a new way to showcase what happens in the studio and allows the listener an incredible opportunity to really sit inside the music. The emotion of the performance, the dynamics, and all of the details of the mix can be heard in a noticeably different way. 

    This panel discussion led by GRAMMY-winning mastering engineer, Emily Lazar, will feature special guests —  5x Grammy-winning artist Jacob Collier, Engineer/Mixer Ben Bloomberg, Multi Grammy-nominated Mix Engineer Steve Genewick, Grammy nominated Mastering and Mix Engineer Chris Allgood, Mix Engineer Nick Rives, and Ceri Thomas and Christine Thomas from Dolby — who will break down the options and possibilities of working both creatively and technically within these exciting new formats. 


    Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM


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    The Art of Music Development with Riggs Morales Atlantic Records

    Atlantic Records’ Senior Vice President of A&R, Rigo “Riggs” Morales (Hamilton, Wiz Khalifa, Eminem) will share his years of knowledge working with artist from their early stages to massive success. From demos, to production to marketing, Riggs will dive into the process and provide a realistic outlook on the music making process as well the key to artist development at any and all stages.

    Date: Thursday, June 1, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM


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    Using Bandcamp’s tools for artists and labels New Music USA

    New Music USA welcomes featured guests Andrew Jervis, Bandcamp’s chief curator and host of Bandcamp Weekly, along with harpist Brandee Younger and co-founder of International Anthem Recording Co. Scottie McNiece to talk about how they use Bandcamp to support their musical lives. 

    Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 PM


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    Master Class on Self Management Recording Academy New York Chapter

    In this master class with Mastering Engineer and studio owner Dave Kutch, you will learn to divide your day into 3 parts:

    1. Hustling (the art of meeting new clients and keeping the ones you have)
    2. Working on your projects
    3. Spending time learning new things to expand on your craft

    Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM


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    Everything You Wanted to Know About Music Publishing, But Were Afraid to Ask Songtrust

    Join veteran music lawyer Karl Fowlkes and Songtrust’s Anna Bond, who will help you understand your rights as a songwriter and music creator, and, most importantly, how you can make sure you’re set up to collect all the royalties you earn. They’ll also be available for your questions about music publishing, new technologies, the global picture, and any other pressing issues you have about rights and royalties.

    Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM


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    Publishing A&R in the Zoom Age Concord Music Publishing

    Concord’s international publishing team discusses working in A&R in the age of Zoom. The team will share their experiences with signing new talent, setting up writing sessions and pitching songs, all from their living rooms. Learn about the pros and cons of connecting through the screen and predictions for the future. Get an international view at the business through the lens of experts working in London, Nashville, New York and LA. Whether you are an aspiring songwriter/producer or music industry peer, you’ll learn from this powerhouse team, connecting the dots to churn out the hits of 2021 and beyond.

    Date: June 11, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM


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    Mixing Remotely Master Class Recording Academy New York Chapter

    Now more than ever with the advancement of remote technology, the dynamic of music creatives has changed. Today, more creatives are working in the confines of their home studios, making virtual collaboration key. 

    During this session, Mix Engineers Ariel Borujow, Duro, and MarioSo DeJesus will discuss mixing remotely.


    Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM


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    RISING TIDES, The International Women’s Day Celebration in association with the Consulate General of Canada Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere

    A music and dance presentation featuring artists from Canada and the USA, celebrating the strength, beauty and power of Women working together to lead us in the present and into the future.


    Date: Monday, March 8, 2021


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    Creating Electronic Music with Everyday Sounds Izzi Ramkissoon

    In this introductory hands-on workshop with instructor Izzi Ramkissoon, Electronic Music Program at the College of Staten Island, participants will learn about how to create music using everyday sound in the style of musique concrete.  In the workshop attendees will learn about this history of musique concrete, listen to examples, record sounds using a computer or phone, edit and process sounds using free software (audacity), create a piece of music that can be shared after the workshop.


    Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:30 – 7:30 PM


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    KAYE – “Conscious Control” Music Video Showcase New York Foundation for the Arts

    New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to present a series of events showcasing new recordings, music videos, and panel discussions with industry professionals to celebrate women-identifying artists and recipients of the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre.

    KAYE (Charlene Kaye) will showcase her new music video for single “Conscious Control” on NYFA’s Instagram. Conscious Control was funded by MOME initiative, NYC Women’s Fund for Media. Music and Theatre. Kaye is a singer-songwriter and former front woman of critically acclaimed group San Fermin, with whom Kaye has played network television and has toured with St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, and alt-J.

    Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021


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    National Poetry Month Celebration NUYORICAN POETS CAFE AND CAPITAL ONE CITY PARKS FOUNDATION SUMMERSTAGE ANYWHERE

    In celebration of National Poetry Month, SummerStage will partner with longtime collaborator Nuyorican Poets Cafe, celebrating poets and their craft in New York City.


    Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021


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    Antiracism & True Allyship Women in Music

    Join us for an anti-racism workshop and roundtable conversation about true allyship in music as we learn about the formation of racist ideologies, how they affect our lives and our industry, and identify ways in which we can create change as individuals, and as a community.

    Featured Speakers:

    Dr. Raygine DiAquoi, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Culture, & Inclusion at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

    Nicole Barsalona, President, Women in Music / Artist Manager

    More speakers to be announced!


    Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 PM


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    “Women Leading the Music Industry” Virtual Panel Discussion New York Foundation for the Arts

    New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to present a series of events showcasing new recordings, music videos, and panel discussions with industry professionals to celebrate women-identifying artists and recipients of the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre.

    Panelists will discuss their career trajectories in the music industry and the roadblocks that they have overcome along the way. The panel will showcase the expertise of Nikisha Bailey, Vice President of A&R Admin + Operations for Artist Partner Group; Christal Jerez, audio engineer; and Marietta Ulacia, Executive Director of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance of New York. 

    Date: Monday, March 8, 2021


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    Creative Strategies for Making Electronic Music Izzi Ramkissoon

    This discussion will review modern approaches to electronic music creation with panelist Ebonie Smith, Margaret Schedel, Cristian Amigo, and moderator Izzi Ramkissoon.  The panelist will discuss the latest music technology trends and how innovation in the field of technology has influenced their creative process.  Each artist will review different strategies for working on electronic music compositions, musical theater, and the interactive musical performances.


    Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 6:30 – 7:30 PM


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    Music And Film: Who Gets To Score For Film And Why Are So Many Talented Voices Omitted From The Soundtracks Of Our Times? New Music USA

    In 2019, 94% of scores for the top 250 box office films were written by men. There are no official stats about race and ethnicity. Get advice and perspectives from composers and filmmakers about what we can do to reduce barriers and increase opportunities for the many composers yet to be included in one of the world’s most popular art forms. 

    Confirmed panelists:  Composer & artist Tamar-Kali and composer, artist and educator Nico Muhly.


    Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021,  5:00 – 6:00 PM


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    The Power of Non-Commercial Radio and Community: From The Inside Out FairPlay

    This panel will provide an introduction to the inner workings and the importance of non-commercial radio with a focus on what NYC’s independent music community, and specifically non-commercial radio stations are doing to fight for racial and social justice on air and beyond.  The conversation is inspired by a newly formed nonprofit group called FairPlay made up of radio stations, DJs, record labels, music industry professionals and activists all over the US that have been meeting weekly to discuss strategies for combating racism and amplifying BIPOC voices and stories. We’ll be joined by local flagship non-commercial radio stations to talk about the ways they’ve evolved to serve their communities, as well as by key organizations working to encourage diversity through structural change. We’ll discuss everyone’s current initiatives and share ideas on how to encourage diversity from within in order to truly serve your audience.


    Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 PM


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    Interlude+ Offline Projects

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

    1. Disco Discourse: An in-depth conversation with the iconic Studio 54 tracing their influence on queer nightlife, and their transformation into a music label.
    2. New Identities of the New Era: Two rising queer artists come together to discuss the evolution of identity & artistry in a new era of music and culture.
    3. Sound Of Design: Crossover musicians / designers discuss how music & design converge in the transmedia age.

    Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021. 3:00 – 6:00 PM


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    Amplifying Voices: Who’s Composing Orchestral Music Today And How Can We Make It More Inclusive? New Music USA

    Hear from composers and representatives of the orchestral world about how we can support and promote symphonic music which better reflects the diverse communities of NYC. What are the barriers for composers and what can the leaders of major institutions do to transform the current and future landscape?

    Confirmed speakers: Composer Jessie Montgomery with more to be announced soon.


    Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 PM


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    Avoiding Metadata Disasters: How Independent Creators and Companies Can Win the Data Game Verifi Media

    Even seasoned independent labels and artists can find the world of metadata registration and management tricky at the best of times, and nightmarish at the worst. One mistake can cost an artist thousands of dollars in lost sync license revenue opportunities, or bury their music at the bottom of an algorithmic pile. In addition to this, data standards and registration bodies move quickly — leaving creators feeling left behind and frustrated. Verifi Media has run a series of research projects into deconstructing the myth and mystery of metadata in order to help creators, labels and publishers win the data game and mitigate against disaster. Join Chloe Johnson of Verifi Media and Anya Marina, independent artist and label owner, for a presentation and discussion on metadata best practices using real-life examples and practical steps. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A. 

     Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 PM


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    Music By the Book Bronx Music Heritage Center

    Bronx Music Heritage Center Artistic Directors Bobby Sanabria and Elena Martinez interview authors of recent books with topics covering all things musical. The authors will take questions from viewers during the program.

    Puerto Rican composer Prof. Rafael Aponte Ledee, considered one of the most important contemporary classical composers of our times, will discuss his book, El Ombligo de la Plena.  This interview will be conducted in Spanish.

    Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 8:00 PM


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    Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: New York and the Birth of Hip-Hop Jeff Chang

    This panel will talk about hip-hop’s roots and why it continues to be one of New York City’s great contributions to global culture. It will feature stories from the pioneering hip-hop family of DJ Kool Herc and Cindy Campbell, whose August 1973 party is commonly cited as the beginning of the hip-hop movement. And from Davey D and Rob Kenner, who almost half a century later work through hip-hop to advance social change 

    Panelists:

    • Davey D, hip-hop journalist, activist and historian, co-author of “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of Hip-Hop, Young Adult Edition”
    • DJ Kool Herc, “the Father of Hip-Hop”
    • Cindy Campbell, the “Mother of Hip-Hop”
    • Rob Kenner – hip-hop/dancehall journalist and filmmaker, author of “The Marathon Don’t Stop”
    • Moderated by Jeff Chang, co-author of “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of Hip-Hop, Young Adult Edition”

    Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 PM


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    Club 300 Unplugged: Andy Suzuki & The Method 300 Entertainment

    Club 300: Unplugged, created by music executive and music- industry visionary, Kevin Liles, is a LIVE-music series created during the pandemic and dedicated to independent artists. These special NY Music Month Extended Play episodes were recorded at the legendary SMASH STUDIOS in Midtown Manhattan. Episode one features NYC-based, multi-cultural pop/rock band, Andy Suzuki & The Method. The band developed an incredible sound that blends Rock, Folk, and Pop sensibilities with African and Urban rhythms, reflecting the diversity of the city they call home.

    Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 8:00 PM


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    Club 300 Unplugged: Andy Suzuki & The Method, Bonus Takes 300 Entertainment

    Club 300: Unplugged, created by music executive and music- industry visionary, Kevin Liles, is a LIVE-music series created during the pandemic and dedicated to independent artists. These special NY Music Month Extended Play episodes were recorded at the legendary SMASH STUDIOS in Midtown Manhattan. A bonus episode features a deeper dive with NYC-based, multicultural pop/rock band, Andy Suzuki & The Method. The band developed an incredible sound that blends Rock, Folk, and Pop sensibilities with African and Urban rhythms, reflecting the diversity of the city they call home.


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    Club 300 Unplugged: Night Coast 300 Entertainment

    Club 300: Unplugged, created by music executive and music- industry visionary, Kevin Liles, is a LIVE-music series created during the pandemic and dedicated to independent artists. These special NY Music Month Extended Play episodes were recorded at the legendary SMASH STUDIOS in Midtown Manhattan. Episode two features Night Coast, a Queens-based, independent, Alternative/Rock band with members hailing from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the US. The band embodies a sound that is reflective of their multi-cultural upbringing in a global city.

    Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021, 8:00 PM


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    Club 300 Unplugged: Lonr. 300 Entertainment

    Club 300: Unplugged, created by music executive and music- industry visionary, Kevin Liles, is a LIVE-music series created during the pandemic and dedicated to independent artists. These special NY Music Month Extended Play episodes were recorded at the legendary SMASH STUDIOS in Midtown Manhattan. Episode three features Lonr., a 23-year-old Grammy Award-winning songwriter, rapper, singer who resides in Brooklyn NY. He wrote and collaborated with international, R&B star H.E.R, and made appearances on BET, MTV, Revolt, etc. For his special Club 300 Unplugged performance he was backed by Rock/Alternative band Night Coast.

    Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021


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    NYC Women’s Fund May Playlist: NY Music Month Extended Play 2021 NY Foundation for the Arts

    An introspective and activist-driven playlist with jazz, soul, and experimental influences centering women identifying singer songwriters. Featuring tracks from NYC Women’s Fund music recipients: Candice Hoyes, Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Julia Kwamya, and Lucy Yeghiazaryan. 

    Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021


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    Haitian Flag Day feat. Gabel and Nancy St Leger Dance Company Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere

    In celebration of Haitian Flag Day, SummerStage is partnering with the Rhythm Foundation and New York Music Month Extended Play to livestream a concert featuring popular Haitian kompa group Gabel and Nancy St Leger Dance Company, directly from the newly renovated North Beach Bandshell in South Florida. The event will include a limited in-person audience and follow all the proper safety guidelines and protocols. 

    Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 8:00 – 9:15 PM


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    Club 300 Unplugged: KAS 300 Entertainment

    Club 300: Unplugged, created by music executive and music- industry visionary, Kevin Liles, is a LIVE-music series created during the pandemic and dedicated to independent artists. These special NY Music Month Extended Play episodes were recorded at the legendary SMASH STUDIOS in Midtown Manhattan. NYC is the birthplace of Hip Hop and the next episode will feature Hip Hop with a live band. We captured a line-up of emerging voices from across NYC provides a glimpse into what NYC sounds like. This episode highlights Brooklyn-based lyricist, KAS.

    Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 8:00 PM


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    Club 300 Unplugged: Michael from the East 300 Entertainment

    Club 300: Unplugged, created by music executive and music- industry visionary, Kevin Liles, is a LIVE-music series created during the pandemic and dedicated to independent artists. These special NY Music Month Extended Play episodes were recorded at the legendary SMASH STUDIOS in Midtown Manhattan. NYC is the birthplace of Hip Hop and the next episode will feature Hip Hop with a live band. We captured a line-up of emerging voices from across NYC provides a glimpse into what NYC sounds like. This episode highlights Harlem-based singer/songwriter, Michael from the East.

    Date: Thursday, June 3rd, 2021, 8:00 PM


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    Club 300 Unplugged: She Real 300 Entertainment

    Club 300: Unplugged, created by music executive and music- industry visionary, Kevin Liles, is a LIVE-music series created during the pandemic and dedicated to independent artists. These special NY Music Month Extended Play episodes were recorded at the legendary SMASH STUDIOS in Midtown Manhattan. NYC is the birthplace of Hip Hop and the next episode will feature Hip Hop with a live band. We captured a line-up of emerging voices from across NYC provides a glimpse into what NYC sounds like. This episode highlights Dynamic, Harlem-based rapper, She Real.

    Date: Thursday, June 10th, 2021, 8:00 PM


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    Adi Meyerson – “I Want to Sing My Heart Out in Praise of Life” Livestream NY Foundation for the Arts

    Composed by NYC Women’s Fund recipient, Adi Meyerson, “I Want to Sing My Heart Out in Praise of Life” is a suite inspired by the story and artwork of Yayoi Kusama.

    Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 11:00 AM


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  • Reimagining Opera as Film During the Pandemic Boosey & Hawkes

    When the pandemic hit, music creators and producers had to figure out new, visually compelling ways to present opera and other stage works in the digital space. Join us for a conversation about turning operas into full-fledged film productions with film sets, soundtrack recording sessions, and directors. Genre-bending composers David T. Little (Soldier Songs) and Angelica Negron (The Island We Made), and visionary opera producers Sarah Williams (Opera Philadelphia) and Beth Morrison (Beth Morrison Projects) will discuss re-envisioning the production process, as well as the creative possibilities that open up when you turn traditional performance into film.

    Date: Tuesday May 4, 2021 2:00 – 3:00 PM


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    The Future of the Digital Music Industry Warner Music and NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program

    Oana Ruxandra, EVP, Business Development and Chief Digital Officer at Warner Music Group (WMG) will chat with NYU Music Business professor Larry Miller about innovation and the continued digital transformation of the music industry. The session will explore how innovative technologies create exciting new opportunities for recorded music, including fitness, virtual concerts, virtual/augmented reality and social networks, as well as some of the challenges these new technologies create for artists and labels.

    Date: Monday, May 10, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 PM


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  • Music and VR
    The Future of VR & Music Music Industry City

    Join this unique conversation which will be live-streamed, and also held in virtual reality. You will learn about the latest technologies, integrations, and the future of VR & Music from artists, DJs, tech experts, world builders, and musicians already creating immersive and engaging experiences – and how to incorporate them into your career.

    Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 8:00 PM


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    New Rules: Reinventing The Reach Of Radio Co-sign

    Radio has long worked hand in hand with the world of activism. Since its inception this medium has been well known for having a hyper-local connection with the community, and for their ability to respond to and share news with the public whether through words or music. That trend has continued over the years, but as the medium has grown we’ve also seen DJs and radio personalities create truly innovative roles for themselves off the mic to help their communities build and grow. Our panelists will discuss what’s changed in the way radio engages with their audiences, and what the roles and responsibilities as programmers, DJs and music industry professionals look like today.


    Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 PM


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  • Bronx Music heritage center music by the book nymmep event series
    Music By the Book Bronx Music Heritage Center

    Bronx Music Heritage Center Artistic Directors Bobby Sanabria and Elena Martinez interview authors of recent books with topics covering all things musical. The authors will take questions from viewers during the program.

    Musician and educator Ben Lapidus, will discuss the Latin music scene in NYC with his latest book, New York and the International Sound of Music.

    Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 8:00 PM


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  • The Future of the Creator Economy is 3D- Immersive Worlds, Collectables and $$$ NFT3D.ME

    The Creator Economy will soon be in immersive 3D interactive worlds that also include real-world engagement and real-time, direct to creator payments. 

    On this panel, we will talk about how brands, artists, musicians, athletes and influencers are using next-generation tools for 3D creation. We will showcase photogrammetry, volumetric capture, ambient audio and virtual production that historically has been used by large media companies and are now accessible by individual creators. And of course, we will talk about NFT’s.  

    Join us for a fun and lively conversation with industry experts Eric Schwertzel, Bill Craig and special guests.  

    Date: Thursday, June 2, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 PM


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    HADESTOWN: the blurring and creative interplay between theater and live music Concord Theatricals

    The Tony Award-winning musical HADESTOWN celebrates the best of American folk and New Orleans-inspired jazz. Listen as these Broadway artists discuss their roots in the music world, creating music for theater, and the blurring and creative interplay between theater and live music. Panel will include Todd Sickafoose, the Tony-winning co-orchestrator and two of the women in the band: Marika Hughes (cello) and Dana Lyn (violin). Imogen Lloyd Webber will be the moderator.

    Date:  June 8, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 PM


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    The Makings of a Reopening The Shed

    What does it take to reopen New York City’s newest arts center on the heels of a pandemic? Located in Hudson Yards, the Shed was not even a year old when it was forced to close due to Covid-19. The organization would celebrate its second anniversary by welcoming back New Yorkers with a five-performance series, An Audience With, which was a celebration of the irreplaceable, communal experience of an audience with live music and comedy. Join members of the Shed’s production team as they reflect on how they made it happen.

    Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021,  5:00 – 6:00 PM


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    Renee Goust Album Release Interview NY Foundation for the Arts

    Renee Goust joins NYFA’s Program Officer Anna Wang in conversation as they talk about the creative process of Goust’s new album, Resister.

    Resister, funded by the The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre, combines Mexican and American folk traditions with queer forward lyrics to express personal and political empowerment. Performed and engineered by a team of women and queer identifying artists, Renee and Anna discuss the creative process of the creating album and reflect on the challenges and successes along the way. Resister was released on May 29.

    Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 11:00 AM


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  • Bronx Music heritage center music by the book nymmep event series
    Music By the Book Bronx Music Heritage Center

    Bronx Music Heritage Center Artistic Directors Bobby Sanabria and Elena Martinez interview authors of recent books with topics covering all things musical. The authors will take questions from viewers during the program.

    Prof. Ivor Miller will discuss his new book, The Sacred Language of the Abakua, and discuss the references to rumba and other forms of Afro Cuban music.

    Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 8:00 PM


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    300 Sparta Master Class: featuring Kevin Liles 300 Entertainment

    This master class will enable aspiring artists to gain insight into the modern-day music industry from Billboard’s 2020 Executive of the Year, Kevin Liles. Kevin Liles, Music Mogul, and Entrepreneur will cover the 101 of the music business journey. Kevin Liles will retrace his professional journey. He will discuss his successes, failures, and reasons he is stronger and grateful for them.

    1. Entrepreneurship in the music industry: taking control of one’s own business
    2. Music is more than a product, it’s medicine
    3. Marketing & Promo, building your own musical brand and connecting to your audience

    Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021


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  • Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project
    Harlem’s Black & Jewish Music Culture, from Tin Pan Alley to America’s Songbook Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project

    New York’s Tin Pan Alley on West 28th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue was the birthplace of American Popular Music due to the many sheet music publishers based there in the late 19th and early 20th century.  On Tin Pan Alley, African American artists lived, interacted, and worked in Harlem with Jewish talents and theatrical producers who resided and worked there too in what was then the second largest Jewish community in New York.  Drawing from his research and extensive collection of sheet music and theater memorabilia, John Reddick’s talk weaves together this Black & Jewish collaboration that crafted the American songbook evolving from relationships rooted in Harlem and Tin Pan Alley.

    Date: June 2021


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  • petra and wolfie the move a modern brooklyn adaptation of prokofievs peter and the wolf brooklyn conservatory of music
    Petra & Wolfie Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

    The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra under the direction of Dorothy Savitch presents Petra & Wolfie: A modern Brooklyn adaption of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf! Join us online for our zany family concert, with new live footage and highlights from last year’s beloved show. Featuring the Conservatory’s 65-member orchestra, the hilarious Lorinne Lampert and Francis Heaney, and a fantastic live Q&A with orchestra members. Ages 3-10.

    Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021, 3:00 – 3:45 PM


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