Wednesday October 26 2011, Music and Entertainment Industry professionals were invited to attend The Music Business Network’s 3rd Annual Post-CMJ Networking Event. After the craziness of CMJ, individuals who are currently working in the music industry, musicians, and all students of the music and entertainment industries came out to chill, drink, and meet a host of excellent individuals who make up the future of the music industry.
**Check out our Event Information & Pics page to view more photos from the event.**
Here’s Some Feedback We’ve Received from Attendees:
“I wanted to email you and say thank you for having that wonderful event at the Blue Owl. Made some great connections and met some talented people. Who knew some many talented folks in one space. Keep doing your thing and looking forward to the next one.” – Brooklyn Ink Songs
“Thank you for hosting the networking event at The Blue Owl last Wednesday – I wish I could have stayed longer. The crowd was quite the interesting amalgamation of young entertainment professionals – I look forward to attending events in the future.” - An Attendee from The Harry Fox Agency
Wednesday October 26 2011, Music and Entertainment Industry professionals are invited to attend The Music Business Network’s 3rd Annual Post-CMJ Networking Event
After the craziness of CMJ, come chill, drink, and meet the individuals who make up the future of the music industry.
This event is open to those individuals who are currently working in the music industry, musicians, and all students of the music and entertainment i…ndustries. Come along to meet a host of excellent people working in the music industry.
** YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND THIS EVENT **
PLEASE NOTE: There is a $5 Cover if you do not RSVP by 10/20/11
If you would like more information about The Network or would like to RSVP for the event please email: TheMusicBusinessNetwork@gmail.com
SPREAD THE WORD to your friends and colleagues in the music industry and Don’t forget to bring your business cards!!!!
For More Info About the Venue Please Visit:
Bud Light & Corona – $5
Well Drinks, House Cocktails, House Red Wine, House White Wine – $6
Hello Music’s first CMJ Showcase is this Wednesday, October 20th. For those unfamiliar, they’re an L.A.-based startup that focuses on providing synch placements, radio rotation, recording time, and other opportunities for new and developing bands. Every piece of music that gets uploaded to their website is screened and evaluated by an experienced A&R team, with a full feedback report given to the artists themselves. They have 6 excellent bands playing on Wednesday, go network, drink, and enjoy some great live music.
Date: Wednesday, October 20th
Time: Doors at 7:30pm
- Ben Talmi (of Art Decade)
- New Look
- Gamble & Burke
- The Bamboo Kids
Check out these artists ahead of time on Hello Music’s official CMJ playlist – stream or download their songs here: http://tinyurl.com/HelloMusicCMJ
Throw on your mirror shades and bust out your squeaky old rollerblades because THE POOL PARTIES are back! We love you! We missed you. Really though we’re so glad we waited to announce and weren’t included in that L Magazine guide to blowing it all summer. Was that not the worst?
The phones have been ringing off the hook all year… “when are you guys announcing?!” Hey, right now. It was tough holding out, but really what is the difference? This is going to be a fun summer, right? We would like to thank our supporters, partners, and most of all our staff for working so hard to make this year happen right! Free should always be for fun.
On this site you will find links to all of the crap that tells you what we’re doing.
The first show July 11th was… DEER HOOF & XIU XIU PERFORMING JOY DIVISION’S UNKNOWN PLEASURES, WHY?, FANG ISLAND, & PICTUREPLANE! But you already knew that, right?
This week we have a few bands you may have heard of… Cap’n Jazz, Lightning Bolt, No Age, and our neighborhood friends The Death Set! Get there early!!! Johnny Sierra promised an epic performance, and for Death Set that could mean anything. Thanks for making our Sundays awesome!
About The Pool Parties
In 2006, The Pool Parties became the first concert series to take place in the then abandoned McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, drawing capacity crowds of over 7,000 every Sunday. The series grew and grew over the following years, in notoriety and scope, until it had to be relocated in 2009 to its current 10,000 capacity home on the Williamsburg Waterfront.
This year, The Pool Parties celebrates its 5th year anniversary, having transformed from a local Sunday ritual into an internationally acclaimed summer phenomenon that over 500,000 patrons have traveled across the globe to experience first hand. We invite you to join us in celebrating 5 years of awesome talent, amazing crowds, and COMPLETELY FREE shows, with an anniversary lineup that is sure to blow everyone away!
About Jelly NY
JELLY supports projects and campaigns of the highest artistic quality that resonate across the lines.
Jelly is a full-service creative, marketing, events and promotions company. We build national campaigns and experiences through unique lifestyle, entertainment, fashion and nightlife programs.
Jelly is located in the heart of arguably the cultural epicenter of the country: Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We live and work here because our community thrives here and like our community, we pride ourselves on original thinking and ideas.
In 2006, Jelly created the groundbreaking FREE Pool Parties concert series in what was once the largest functioning swimming pool in North America, the McCarren Park Pool. Working to create a unique atmosphere and a weekly hangout for the Williamsburg crowd, the Pool Parties quickly grew to become the biggest summer event series to hit NYC in decades, with over 8,000 people attending every week and press coming from every outlet. The series grew over the following years, in notoriety and scope, until it had to be moved in 2009 to its current 10,000 capacity home on the Williamsburg Waterfront.
From there, Jelly went on to curate heralded events at SXSW, Coachella, the CMJ Music Festival, Pop Montreal and Noise Pop, as well as influential concert series’ and shows in unique spaces (such as a functioning Masonic temple and under the Highline tracks). Once people began catching on to Jelly’s unique ability to bring in the best and brightest in both talent and audiences, the company was tapped to create marketing campaigns and events for some of the most well-known and respected brands to date.
Through the many platforms that Jelly has created and the audiences, both locally and nationally, that they have entertained, Jelly’s name has become synonymous with great programming.
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Time: 7:30 PM
Location: The Canal Room
Cover: $12- RSVP Required
Event Type: Networking Event/ EP Release Party (Private preview of Casey Desmond’s “Heart Shaped Faces” EP)
About The Event: Casey Desmond is a noted singer/songwriter and film/tv composer whos credits include dozens of songwriting awards, composing for Harpo productions, tv shows, movies,commercials, & film libraries.She was also chosen as a 2010 NMS Artist to Watch, is currently co-writing with Robert Ellis Orrall (Ke$ha,Taylor Swift, Lindsay Lohan) and is currently composing a commercial for the World Bank Tiger Initiative as well as providing Branding Modeling for DieselU’s upcoming ad campaign this Fall, and for Sonicbids.com
July 28th marks the release of her brand-new single, “Rendevous” as well as the launch of her new website.
The night will feature a live visual set by Steve Grise and a DJ-set by DJ Brendan Fallis (RKM Management– Avenue, Tenjune, etc.) whose remix of Casey’s new single will also be released that night. Opening support will be an introduction to singer Jillian Kelleher.
To RSVP, please email: RSVP@soundmuseumrecords.com.
For more information or to request an EP sampler for review, please email: email@example.com
Artist Bios & Information
Casey Desmond is the SonicBids marketing/branding model. The daughter of two musicians & raised in a recording studio, its no surprise that Casey Desmond shares her bedroom with many vintage synths & keyboards, guitars and recording gear, and converted her living room into a practice space for her band. Home is where the music plays any time of night or day. Writing and recording with multi gold and platinum producer Anthony J Resta (Elton John,Collective Soul, Shawn Mullins, Duran Duran), Grammy winner Will Ackerman & bassist Tony Levin, her music has collectively garnered her over 2 dozen songwriting awards & prizes, film & tv placements, composition work with a major tv network and music library as well as 2 tracks on a compilation with Amy Winehouse & Duffy.
Drawing from her education in illustration and fashion design, she incorporates the style and dramatic flair of rock’s electro-pop icons like David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Cyndi Lauper, & Blondie & contemporaries Bat for Lashes and LaRoux into her newest music,stage show, and even her hand made stage attire.
Casey has shared the stage with David Cook, Johny Lange, Ed Kowaszyk (from Live), The Motels, Luka Rossi, Kate Voegel & performed at dozens of colleges & venues all over the country as well as CMJ, NXNE, Sundance Film Festival, Virgin College Mega Tour, South Park, London Calling, MMS, MPMF, Head of the Charles Regatta, NACA, COCA, DBMC, Chickfest, Collegefest, Intl. Folk Alliance, NAMM, & DFEST.
* Selected a 2010 New Music Seminar Artist to Watch.
* Voted on of the top 10 artists of 2010 at indie-music.com
Currently writing with:
- Robert Ellis Orrall (ke$ha,Taylor Swift,Martina McBride),
- Gary Lucas (Jeff Buckley,Paul Simon),
- Christophe Eagleton, and remixing with:
- Mike Rizzo (Akon, Britney)
- Mark Lewis (mixology, Paul Oakenfold)
“Casey Desmond is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist destined to be a household name.” –Wildy’s World blog
“Though accomplished on guitar and keys, it’s her voice that is pushing her into female rock history.” –Skope Magazine
“Desmond’s rock chops, social awareness and amazingly versatile voice keep you listening”.-Performing Songwriter Magazine
* Finalist 2005, 2008 & 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest
* 2nd Place Winner- Pop- Indie International songwriters competition 2009
* Honorable Mention- NYSC 2009, JLSC
* Semi Finalist ISC 2008
* Finalist & Semi Finalist 100% Music Contest 2008
* Winner (Pop) ISSA contest 2008
* Winner Star Music Award-Best Pop Song 2008
* Winner $10,000 Grand Prize : Vision4Music
* Winner of Broadjam/Daisy Rock Guitar Endorsement
* Winner Oct 07 Broadjam Rock songwriting contest
* Winner Next Big Hit song contest 3/07
* Winner 2006 Rock Star Energy Drink & Effen Vodka – Be an Effen Rock Star competition
* Video prize Digifest Intl video competition – Italy.
* Winner 2006 Los Angeles Music Award- Female Singer/Songwriter Electronica category
* Winner -Songwriters Universe Sept 06
* 2006 Immie Awards Winner – Indie song of the year
* Finalist- 2006 UK Songwriters competition-Rock
* Semi Finalist – 2006 UK Songwriters competition -Pop
* Semi-Finalist – Williamsburg Songwriter Competition
* First prize winner – April 2006 VH1 Song of the Year
* Finalist in the 2005 John Lennon songwriting contest
* 2 time Semi finalist in the NE Ind Music World Series
* 2 time honorable mention winner Billboard songwriting contest
* Prize winner- the Singer/Songwriter awards
* Prize winner – International Acoustic Music Awards
* Vocalist of the Month (7/05) for Singeruniverse.com
* Song of the Year awards suggested artist
* 2005 N.E. Regional winner –Global Battle of the Bands
* Nominee Hollywood Music Awards 2008
* Nominated for Best Local Female Vocalist Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll (4/08)
* Nominee for Best Local Female Vocalist Boston Music Award 2007 (10/07)
* Featured artist in 2007 Music Edition of Improper Bostonian
* Track on the Sept CMJ NMM compilation
* Finalist in the 92.5 fm The River’s Rising Stars winning local commercial airplay
* JimDunlop.com (strings and picks) October 21/ 07 Band of the Week
* Nominee for Los Angeles Music Award 2007
* July 07 Artist feature on intl booking site vip-booking.com
* June 07 Performingsongwriter.com’s Top 12 DIY download artists,
* May 07 Featured Artist on XMRadio & www.radarreport.com
* April 07 Featured Artist on www.alternativeaddiction.com & onlinerock.com
* Feb 07Best New Artist at womenrising.com
* Jan 07 Featured Artist Indie Matters magazine,
* Jan 07 Artist Spotlight in Campus Activities Magazine,
* Voted one of Nexbighit.com’s best of 2006
2008 – Chilly Allston EP
2007 – No Disguise
2005 – Casey Desmond (Self-titled)
Jillian Marie Kelleher
Poised. Perplexed. Passionate. If these three words were a song, Jillian Marie Kelleher would sing them. In the meantime, she’s busy breaking her way onto the music scene with a classic and powerful pop/soul sound, sophisticated lyrics and an emotional performance that lures you in and smacks you awake.
A self-pronounced a-cappella nerd and one-time musical theater major, Jillian has dabbled in performing her entire life. From hosting a talk-show for MSNBC to touring frat parties in a southern rock band, Jillian gets her thrills from connecting with an audience and being a renaissance woman. In fact, she was recently flown to Klon, Germany to perform as a rapper with Def Jam and 4MM Games at Europe’s largest video-gaming convention “Gamescom”– a true testament to her multi-faceted approach.
When she’s not on stage, Jillian is the CEO/Founder of Connector Entertainment Group a full-service agency that specializes in optimizing opportunity for various lifestyle & entertainment brands. She plans to release her first single “Girl Like Me” in Fall, 2010
DJ Brendan Fallis
Management Company: RKM Talent
Management Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Little Bit of Info About The Event’s Host: Sound Museum Music
Info You Need to Know About The Show:
Location: IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB
Performance Dates: JUNE 3rd AND 4th
Performance Times: Shows at 8PM AND 10PM
Venue Website: http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com
*Eldar Djangirov (piano)
*Armando Gola (bass)
*Ludwig Afonso (drums)
*Marcus Strickland (sax)
Check Out Eldar Online:
When Eldar was signed to Sony Classical at the age of 17, the young pianist from Kansas City was already well known for his prodigious pyrotechnics and precocious knowledge of the bebop tradition. Along the way, he’s had the good fortune to meet and/or work with the masters including Dr. Billy Taylor, Marian McPartland, Dave Brubeck, Michael Brecker, Wynton Marsalis, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, etc. Through these opportunities and other wonderful musical experiences, Eldar continues to explore new frontiers through composing and performing, enabling him to ultimately to realize his own musical vision.
At age 22, Eldar has reached a whole new level of maturity in his new trio recording entitled Virtue, which is scheduled for release on August 25. His fourth album on Sony Masterworks, Virtue affirms his position at the forefront of contemporary jazz and is a fitting follow-up to his 2008 Grammy-nominated album, re-imagination. Partnered by bassist Armando Gola and drummer Ludwig Afonso, Virtue features stunning original compositions by Eldar and demonstrates the continued development of his writing. Eldar also welcomes guest appearances by trumpeter Nicholas Payton and saxophonists Joshua Redman and Felipe Lamoglia.
Virtue balances exhilarating youthful energy with a new found sophistication and depth of reflection that mirrors his personal and creative growth. “I’m so proud of this album, more so than any I’ve done so far,” he insists. “In many ways, you could think of it as a soundtrack to my direct experiences since I’ve moved to New York City.”
It’s been three years since he relocated from Los Angeles and began processing the stimuli that his new home provided. The result is Virtue, which is at the same time adventurous and accessible. Its individual tracks combine to create an impression as complex as an urban skyline. Eldar and his group build on this idea by challenging each other through interactions as alive as the rush of humanity through city streets.
Eldar came to the U.S. from Kyrgyzstan in the former Soviet Union when he was ten. His first performance here was at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. He quickly then moved up the ranks and was featured on the NPR Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz show at the age of twelve. He then released two albums independently, Eldar [D&D] in 2001, which was followed by the release of his second disc, Handprints, in 2003. In 2004, Eldar signed with Sony Classical and recorded his third album, which is also self-titled featuring the great bassist, John Patitucci, and Michael Brecker on tenor sax. He followed up with the critically acclaimed Live at the Blue Note featuring Roy Hargrove and Chris Botti in 2006. One year later, his eagerly anticipated recording, re-imagination, displayed Eldar incorporating new influences resulting in his first Grammy nomination and rave reviews. The New York Times stated, “A blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm and prowess that was all the more impressive for seeming so casual…an ebullient impressionist.” Dr. Billy Taylor said, “Eldar Djangirov’s playing shows brilliancy, complexity, and discipline… he’s serious about his music, he’s thoughtful about what he does.” Perhaps Jazz Times summed it up best: “Maybe he made a pact with Lucifer to be the greatest pianist ever…”
Eldar has appeared at many festivals including IAJE, Lionel Hampton, Jakarta, SXSW and CMJ and has toured throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has performed at venues ranging from the Hollywood Bowl to Carnegie Hall and has played at the most notable jazz venues in the world including Blue Note (NY, Japan, Italy), the Vanguard, Dizzy’s, Yoshi’s, Jazz Alley, etc. Eldar has been seen on national TV including the 2000 and 2008 Grammy Awards, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, CBS Saturday Early Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
2008 was a banner year for Eldar including a Grammy Nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. 2009 has Eldar touring around the world including upcoming debuts at North Sea, Pori and Vienna Jazz Festivals, the Jazz Standard and Highline Ballroom in NYC, and concerts with Dave Brubeck, McCoy Tyner and the NHK Orchestra among others. Eldar attended the University of Southern California and currently lives in New York City.
Thank you all for coming out to White Rabbit for the Pre-SXSW 2010 Networking Event on Tuesday March 9th! Hope you all had a great time and made some great contacts!!
The Music Business Network hosted a digital networking event (from 12/30/09-1/30/10). If you would like view what everyone had to say please go to the following link: tinyurl.com/musicbiznetworkfans
Thank you all for coming out to the CMJ Networking Event at Leela Lounge on 10/20/09. We hope you all had a fantastic time and enjoyed the Beat Boxing Stylings of J. Stone and a few of the extremely talented hip hop lyricists in The Network.
Past Events Have Been Held At:
The Parlour, Boucarou Lounge, Fat Cat Jazz Club, High Bar, White Rabbit, and Leela Lounge
Information Regarding Future Events:
The Music Business Network will be hosting events on a quarterly basis from now on, whereas networking events previously were based around the NYU Academic Calendar.