Set to kick off 2010 in high gear, Musicians Institute has announced the next in its series of free public seminars on topics of interest to musicians, songwriters, independent artists and music industry professionals.
Held in MI’s main concert hall in downtown Hollywood, these events offer participants a chance to hear and interact with MI’s renowned Music Business faculty and other industry pros.
On Thursday, January 21, MI hosts “Getting Your Music Into Films, TV and Video Games.”
Song placement in visual media is a lucrative source of income for songwriters and artists. A panel of song licensing and music publishing experts will explain the process of music placement and licensing, including how deals are structured, who selects the music and what they look for, and how to get your music heard. The seminar/panel discussion begins at 7 p.m. and will be followed by Q&A.
On Thursday, February 18, MI invites top A&R reps for a panel-discussion-listening session-Q&A event called “A&R: We Hear You!”
A&R reps are the gatekeepers of the music industry. At every major record label, the A&R staff identifies trends, searches out new artists, and evaluates up-and-coming talent. At this unique event, those in attendance are encouraged to submit a one-song CD for expert feedback. The CDs will be selected at random and reviewed by the panel. The event kicks off at 7 p.m.
To attend either event, please RSVP by calling 1-800-255-7529.
Since 1977, Musicians Institute (MI) has trained thousands of graduates for careers in every genre of contemporary music. From the beginning, MI revolutionized music education with hands-on, intensive, performance-based programs taught by working professionals. Today, MI’s unique, innovative approach includes degree and certificate programs for career-minded guitarists, bassists, drummers, vocalists, keyboardists, audio engineers, independent artists, guitar makers, music business professionals and filmmakers.