On Friday June 25, Iâ€™ll be delivering the keynote address for the Soul Music by the Bay Conference. This is the first year for this event and it looks to be a really nice line up of panelists and performances by some talented and experienced music professionals.
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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
I will be a panelist at the West Coast Songwriters conference on Sept 12 at Foothills College in Los Altos Hills, CA.
I’ll be speaking on the “New Directions in the Music Industry”Â panel with Derek Sivers (founder of CD Baby), Morty Wiggins (Formerly of Bill Graham Presents among other things), Jocelyn Kane (head of SF entertainment commission and Motogirl Productions) and Michael Aczon (SF entertainment attorney)
Judging by the lineup, it should be a really interesting panel and the conference features lots of great songwriters and workshops to get feedback on songs from publishers and licensing folks. Worth checking out at www.westcoastsongwriters.org