MUSIC TALKS SESSIONS (MTS), the New York City based educational forum focused on musical entrepreneurship and personal development for recording artists has expanded its services to Los Angeles California. Now in its second year, MTS produces two special sessions rounding out what has been a productive 2007 season!
"We are humbled to see West Cost recording artists embrace Music Talks Sessions", said David Knight, founder of Music Talks Sessions.
In the first of the two special sessions, MTS and Onlinegigs.com team up to host its first "Live" Tele-Video presentation session (NY: May 29). Onlinegigs.com founder and CEO, Jay Flanzbaum will remotely demonstrate to the MTS community, the one-of-a-kind features Onlinegigs.com provides.
Onlinegigs Version 4 is a real time Internet-based booking, promotional and management tool. It fully automates the booking and promotional process for bands, booking agents, record companies and music managers. Online Gigs is a comprehensive Artist & Event management solution that is revolutionizing the way gig opportunities are tracked, booked and promoted; from finding the right venue to automatically updating website gigs and tour dates, Myspace page, or contacting fans about upcoming performances right on their cell phones. Onlinegigs offers a powerful answer to artists seeking new nationwide venues, tour management, fan communications, and much more.
Marketing Madness is the grand finale for the 2007 Music Talks Sessions season (NY: Jun 26, LA: Jun 24). It brings twelve marketing professionals together to participate on panels during the New York and Los Angeles June Music Talks Sessions. Each selected panelist brings a specific style of marketing to the session. Marketing styles include grassroots, online marketing/website design, print media, retail and corporate marketing. NY Panelists include Business Week best selling author of "Your Marketing Sucks", Mark Stevens (MSCO); Founder of The ONswitch, Nancy A. Shenker; and Editor-in-chief of The Deli Magazine, Paolo DeGregorio. Panelists in LA include the Editor of All Access Magazine, Debra Stocker; Sales Director of Audiomidi.com, Tony Adams; and owner of Soundstruck.com, Dina Gathe to name a few. The Marketing Madness sessions were created to broaden the spectrum of marketing concepts to artists.
"Marketing continues to be the center of discussion during our monthly Music Talks Sessions. Many recording artists are confused or lack the knowledge and tools on how to run a successful marketing campaign for their music business", says Knight.
Music Talks Sessions is committed to creating and producing educational sessions and to building an interactive community for artists seeking a full-time career in the music and recording industries. Our mission is to cultivate "musical entrepreneurship" and personal development for artists, songwriters, producers and musicians. Music Talks Sessions are FREE. Registration is required. Visit our website www.musicatalkssessions.net to register for these sessions and more.