Metro Music Source: Music Industry Meetup + Panel on Digital Marketing for Musicians
Event on 2015-05-12 18:00:00
Metro Music Source, the DC area’s premier meetup series for musicians and industry professionals is excited to announce its next event, featuring a panel discussion and informal networking.
The theme for this event will be "Digital Marketing Strategies For Today's Independent Musician". In the face of a declining music industry, musicians must be increasingly self-reliant and business-savvy, adapting the ways they market themselves to fans and others amidst an ever-evolving landscape. A frank and substantive discussion of the tools and techniques needed to be successful in today's market will be facilitated through an impressive group of panelists, including Casey Rae (CEO of the Future of Music Coalition). The discussion will be moderated by Wes Anderson, CEO of the marketing agency e-Team Solutions and lead guitarist of Fiction 20 Down. Other panelists include Justin Pietro of Amplifire Consulting and Geoff Browning, lead singer and guitarist of the DC band B Side Shuffle.
Providing additional input will be Dave Mallen of Innovation Station Music, who co-founded the Metro Music Source in 2009. For over 6 years, the MMS has hosted a variety of networking events, with the goal of bringing focus to the vibrant DC music scene, encouraging support, collaboration, and knowledge sharing amongst music creators and industry professionals. Through its informal mhas brought together local musicians, record label reps, artist managers, publicists, filmmakers, graphic designers, music publishers, producer/engineers, and many others from musician-supporting industries.
6-7:30pm – Networking
7:30-8:30pm – Panel Discussion
8:30-9:00pm – Post-discussion Networking
How do I access the Gibson Guitar Showroom?
The Gibson Guitar Showroom is a private event space run by Gibson near the Verizon Center. Access to the lobby is through an unmarked door. When you arrive, you will need to be let in and escorted up. We will only have someone manning the door until 7pm, so please arrive before then.
Will food or drink be served?
We are inviting beer and food companies to sponsor the event, however nothing is concrete at this time. Please check the invite for updates or email us for more info. We do plan to have food and drinks at a nearby establishment to continue the conversation after the event.
at The Gibson
709 G Street Northwest
Washington, United States