Leaders in the music industry talk about their success and experiences. Moderated by Mark Bryan. Topics and guest info listed at artsmgmt.cofc.edu.
The College of Charleston’s music speaker series IN THE MIX wraps up another successful semester with a look at how music is released across today’s diverse musical landscape.
Dropping New Music: The Anatomy of a Successful Release will take place on Monday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. Guest panelists Josh Bloom and Mike Gomez will join host Mark Bryan to review all that goes into releasing music into the world, from a major label record to a self-released single.
Bloom is the founder of New York-based music marketing company Fanatic Promotion, which for 20 years has connectED listeners with songs from artists like My Morning Jacket, the Avett Brothers, Miranda July, Sufjan Stevens, Portugal. The Man, and Sleater-Kinney. Gomez is the general manager of Monostereo, an independent music distribution boutique which has served as a “one stop shop for music production, distribution and record label services” since 1974.
IN THE MIX sessions are held at the Simons Center for the Arts, Recital Hall, 54 Saint Philip St. and are presented by the Arts Management Program in the College’s School of the Arts. All sessions are free and open to both students and the public.
Since 2014, IN THE MIX has explored timely and engaging topics impacting the musical landscape on both a local and national level, all while exposing audience members to industry insiders with real world experience and insight. Recent sessions have examined songwriting compensation, the music streaming business model, and the emergent Charleston music scene, while former guest speakers include Darius Rucker, Cary Ann Hearst, and Jeff McClusky. A full list of previous and upcoming sessions can be found here.
The College’s Arts Management major offers students who are musicians or interested in music management the opportunity to pursue a music industry concentration, with courses like Introduction to the Music Industry, Legal Aspects of the Entertainment Industry, Music in the Marketplace, History of the Recording Industry, and more. For information visit artsmgmt.cofc.edu or call (843) 953-6301.