Check out what we covered at our last events in the videos below!
Def Jam Records
The Columbus Music Commission partnered with Urban One’s Power 107.5/106.3 for an all Def Jam Evening! The event included a keynote message by the label’s Senior Vice President and Ohio native Natina Nimene, who has been an influential figure in hip-hop culture for more than 15 years.
Joining Ms. Nimene are Def Jam’s SVP, Digital Commerce/Streaming Strategy Marcus Grant; SVP, Brand Partnerships Jeff Burroughs; and SVP, A&R Tuo Clark.
Music Renaissance Man
He wrote and produced some of the hit songs like Hang on Sloopy and I Want Candy, helped popularize New Wave music and established The Orchard which is the world’s biggest digital music distributor.
See Richard speak with our Columbus Music Community and give his insights and advice on succeeding in the music industry and life during pandemic.
Careers Start Here!
3 Rising Stars Navigating Careers in Music
Moderator Amber Knicole (Mojo Flo) guides a thoughtful discussion featuring Danielle Middleton (A&R Manager, Sony/ATV Music), Keithen ‘Bassman’ Foster (Producer, Composer, Bassist for H.E.R.) and Cristina Chavez (Artist and Producer Manager).
- What motivated them to pursue a career in music and the path of their careers -Navigating their early days as a young person of color
- Race and the music business
- Advice about advancing your career as an artist or in the business of music
- The current state and future of the music
The Twenty One Pilots Story
Music Monday #9: The Twenty One Pilots Story! Featuring band member Tyler Joseph, longtime managers Chris Woltman and Brad Gibson along with Peter Ganbarg, President of A&R at Atlantic. Moderated by Tom Krouse, Donatos’ CEO and Music Commission Board Director.
BMI and SoundExchange
Music Columbus Executive Director Bruce Garfield sits down with Timothy Pattison (BMI) and Linda Bloss-Baum (SoundExchange) to discuss the different ways musicians can use to collect on their recordings and performances.