Archive for November, 2012

Music Festival Workshop Notes

November 28, 2012

Thank you Santa Cruz Music Community for coming out to our panel on Monday. My excitement and energy for working in the music community was inspired anew.

As promised I have attached my festival spreadsheet to date as well as my personal notes. I tried to mostly include festivals that already have 2013 dates but there are plenty more to add. Send me any updates/additions and I will keep it current. A current downloadable PDF will live here – http://www.santacruzrehearsalstudios.com/promotion.php along with other resources referred to in my panel notes.

Please feel free to share this information in any way, shape or form, as long as you don’t make money off the info without giving me a (large) cut.

If you have additional resources to add to my section (favored web designers, graphic artists, photographers, etc.) pass them on. If you or your band is not represented here http://www.santacruzrehearsalstudios.com/sc-bands.php (or is misrepresented) please forward that along as well.

Again many thanks for everything, especially the generous donations to help us cover the room rental cost.

Plotting the next meet-up now.. stay tuned for January.

Monday, November 26

November 21, 2012

The Art of the Application: Applying to National and Regional Music Festivals

November 15, 2012

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Art of the Application: Applying to National and Regional Music Festivals

Monday, November 26 – 6-9 p.m.
Santa Cruz Institute Of Contemporary Art @ The Tannery
1050 River Street #127
RSVP on Facebook

Open to all local musicians or those that love them. Cash donations will be accepted to help cover the room cost but nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. We will also accept unopened candy and booze.

I have never met a musicians didn’t want to play the ever elusive festival. Let’s pool our knowledge, and make everyone smarter on all aspects of the process – from packaging yourself beforehand to promoting yourself once you get on the bill. We’ll share some stories, you can ask some questions and if you give me your email address I will share my spreadsheet with all the festivals and deadlines I have compiled. Questions – email jenn@santacruzrehearsalstudios.com

Panel:

Robert Cray, Peter Rowan and Flaco Jiminez were among the very first artists Tom Miller brought to Santa Cruz back in 1979, when he began his 10-year stint booking OT Price’s Music Hall. He later booked Henfling’s, before moving on to his present gig booking Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Felton.

Graduate of Berklee College of Music’s Artist Management program, Dan Sheehan started VEG Presents (Vibes Entertainment Group) in 2011. He is the co-producer of the California Roots Festival as well as manager to local artists including THRIVE, Matt Masih & The Messengers and The Whiskey Avengers.

Jeff Sloan two time Grammy Award winning artist and engineer has made his home in Northern California after escaping Oklahoma in 1987. After working on the road for many years now serves the entire bay area music scene with his live sound engineer, production, stage managing and back line technical skills. He is planning on dying a starving artist!

Andy Zenczak is a freelance producer/recording engineer and owner of Gadgetbox Recording Studios. Over the past twelve years he has worked with over 300 bands and songwriters, mixed over 1000 songs for commercial release and is on a constant crusade to help local artists get the viability and exposure they deserve from their music.

Moderator:

Jennifer Gallacher has worked in the music industry for the past ten years as the director of marketing and promotions at Dancing Cat Records and most recently as the owner of Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios and manager of local band Wooster. In addition she is the publicist for Club Fox in Redwood City.

A Very Vinyl Christmas: A Collection of the Finest Holiday Vinyl

November 12, 2012

First Friday December 7
Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios
118 Coral Street
Hot Chocolate and Gingerbread Vinyl Cookie Reception: 6-9 p.m.
Dedicated to Streetlight Music who provided the bulk of our temporary collection.

The LP cover has always been considered a form of art and the “holiday” LP cover is a special gem to be uncovered and admired during the holiday season.