On Monday, Sep 27, The Recording Academy SF Chapter (of which Iâ€™m the President) and the California Music and Culture Association (CMAC) put on the San Francisco Supervisor Candidate Forum, a political discussion focused on issues related to music and nightlife in the city.
The SF Chapterâ€™s advocacy committee put in many hours of hard work along with our friends at CMAC and Barbary Coast Consulting to pull off an event that drew over 200 people to Yoshiâ€™s SF on a monday night.
Bevan Dufty, current district 8 supervisor and mayor hopeful gave an entertaining keynote and we were also fortunate to hear performances from Brad Hughes and Sean Hayes. The event was moderated by Priya David Clemens of KTVU.
Iâ€™m proud to have been a sponsor of this first-of-its-kind event and hope to help produce more of these types of events in the future.
Make sure to vote on Nov 2!
Iâ€™ll be moderating a panel this thursday at Pyramind in San Francisco where we will be discussing the California ABCâ€™s efforts to shut down music venues in San Francisco and elsewhere in the state. It should be a lively discussion with representatives from the clubs, the SF entertainment commission, political candidates and local media. Itâ€™s a free event if you RSVP, so please do so here: http://pyramind.com/community/calendar/view/39/85.html
This wednesday, I’m going to be speaking at CHOPS in Santa Rosa as part of a panel on the music industry presented by the Recording Academy. Fellow panelists include Stephen Hart, Shiloh Hobel, George Merrill, Larry Batiste and Trish Robbins, who will be moderating. We will be discussing the current and future state of the music industry. It should be a fun and informative night so come on out and get your learning on.
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This week, I was inducted into the Board of Governors for the San Francisco chapter of the Recording Academy.
Although the Academy is mostly known for the Grammy Awards, much of the Academy’s focus is on advocacy for musicians and writers, preservation of historic recordings and community outreach for musicians in need among other things. To learn more about the Academy and all that they do for musicians and the community at large, check out Grammy.com.
Thanks to everyone who voted for me. I”m looking forward to serving the music community of San Francisco