Resources For Musicians

Creatives make NYC vibrant. To ensure artists can continue to  live, work, and play here, NYMM features tailor-made free programs for the city’s music-making community.

  • Free Rehearsal Space for Musicians Spaceworks

    Musicians rehearse for free at Spaceworks this June! Join Spaceworks to start reserving free rehearsal space at their 20 studios in Williamsburg, Park Slope, and Long Island CIty this June. This promotion is available to all NYC-based music makers for up to 10 free rehearsal hours per participant.

     

    Date: Every day of New York Music (June 2018)

     

    Location:

    Long Island City – 33-02 Skillman Avenue, LIC, Queens

    Williamsburgh Library – 240 Division Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn

    Brooklyn Conservatory of Music – 58 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn

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  • Make it Live: A Practical Approach to Getting Gigs in NYC and Touring the United States Musicians Union Local 802

    The live music market in New York City and the United States offer a wide range of opportunities for concerts and tours for a variety of musicians. This highly informative session aims to provide participants with practical knowledge of how touring works, the networks that exist, how to access them, and many other insider tips. The session will highlight key subjects such as booking strategies, showcasing, pitching to presenters, raising funds for tours, visas & taxes, and utilizing social media and analytics. Musicians, managers, promoters, venue operators, and others will learn the building blocks to booking dates, key lessons pre-, during, & post-tour and how a variety of acts have reached vast new audiences across the city and country.

     

    The Workshop is presented by Mehmet Dede, Director of Programming at Drom, a 300-person capacity club in downtown Manhattan, and co-founder and curator of the NY Gypsy Festival, now in its 13th year. He is Assistant Professor of Music Industry at the University of Hartford and Adjunct Professor in the Music Business Department of the Steinhardt School of Music at NYU.  

     

    Event Info:

    Musicians Union, Local 802

    5:30 pm, Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

    322 W 48th St, New York

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  • How to Make Money with Music Carnegie Hall

    It’s easier than ever to record, distribute, and market your own music today, but what about actually making money? Long-time industry professionals, Electronic Musician Magazine columnists, and authors Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan will take you step-by-step through proven techniques for establishing steady revenue streams in today’s music business.

    Drawing on their combined experience of over 38 years in the industry, Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan, authors of The Indie Band Survival Guide, will teach you how to maximize the money you make from your music and minimize the money you spend promoting it. They’ll teach you about getting digital distribution, making money from merchandise, licensing your music for commercials, movies, and TV, crowdfunding, getting grants, and more.

     

    Event Info:

    Carnegie Hall, Weill Music Room

    6pm, Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

    154 W 57th St, New York, NY

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  • How to Make Money with Music: DIGITAL EDITION Carnegie Hall

    Today’s digital music world has changed how musicians build a fanbase as well as how they get royalties paid out. Long-time industry professionals, Electronic Musician Magazine columnists, and authors Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan take musicians step-by-step through proven techniques for establishing steady revenue streams in today’s music business. This session covers where musicians should register their music to get all of the royalties they are owed, improve their chances of getting their music licensed by TV & Movies, plan their releases, and the new tools to promote music and get discovered.

     

    Event Info:

    Carnegie Hall, Weill Music Room

    6pm, Friday, June 29th, 2018

    154 W 57th St, New York, NY

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  • Power Station at BerkleeNYC Workshops Power Station at BerkleeNYC

    Power Station At BerkleeNYC is delighted to offer two FREE workshops for Music Month, along with deep discounts on others throughout June.

     

    Intro To Sync And Music Licensing (June 16th) is a primer for attendees to the legal and creative aspects of licensing their music for film, television and advertising. 

     

    Creating A Band Agreement (June 26th) is a Music Business Workshop designed to inform all musicians of the best practices for navigating the legal side of the industry right from the beginning of their career.

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