Check out what we covered at our previous forums below!
Music Monday (MM) is our series of bi-monthly music industry education forums featuring guests from the many facets of the music industry.
Recording Techniques 2
From home to the studio, see the continuation of conversation on recording techniques. Featuring Joey Gurwin of Oranjudio, Keith Hanlon, and Amy Turn Sharp of Secret Studio.
Shot and edited by: Mike Yearling
A conversation on touring with The Orphan The Poet’s Jake Floyd and the band’s Tour Manager, Jesse Barron. Moderated by Columbus based hip-hop artist, Joey Aich.
Shot and edited by: Mike Yearling
Home Recording Techniques
A discussion on home recording techniques featuring Columbus based recording engineers. Joey Gurwin of Oranjudio and Keith Hanlon of Secret Studio discuss their “hot tips” when getting the right sound in your home recording space.
Moderated by co-owner of Secret Studio, Amy Turn-Sharp.
Shot and Edited by: Ethan Nix
Boost Your Social Media Management
Bruce Garfield (CMC Executive Director) talks with Jenna Rosenberg (VP of Digital Marketing Atlantic Records) and Atlantic signed artist Forest Blakk about bolstering your social media presence.
Get Booked. Get Signed.
Randy Malloy (CD92.9 FM) talks with Britton Dove (AEG/Promowest), Ian Baldwin (Bravo Artist), Timothy Eddings (Celebrity Etc.), and Joe Urban (Take This To Heart Records) about how to go about getting booked at venues and signing to a label.
DJ Mr. King (Power 1075/1063) sits down with Juicy J! Internationally recognized rapper/producer behind 36 Mafia and prolific collaborator including works with Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, 2Chainz and Miley Cyrus. Hear Juicy’s story and advice to developing artists.
Sean Anthony (Magic 95.5) sits down with Bruce Garfield, Executive Director of the Columbus Music Commission, and Grammy Winning producer Nile Rodgers.
Power To The Producers
DJ Mr. King (Power 1075/1063) hosts a panel featuring some of the Midwest’s best producers, DJ’s and songwriters, including Columbus’ own J Rawls and Rashad! Repping Detroit, we have producers Helluva and Lando, singer/songwriter Dre Butters and DJ BJ 35-25!
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
Blondie, The Ramones, The Go-Go’s, Madonna, Talking Heads and Digital Distribution have one thing in common…. Richard Gottehrer!
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
Watch Randy Malloy as he moderates a discussion with Columbus music greats Jerry DePizzo (OAR), Evan Westfall (CAAMP), Angela Perley, Henry Morris (Radattack) and Willie Phoenix. They discuss the paths of their careers, music in Columbus and planning for the future of music.
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
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.
This was our inaugural and only live event of 2020. It was an exciting presentation in collaboration with A2IM that featured representatives from Bandcamp, Facebook and Spotify giving direct and actionable advice for local musicians.
Our Executive Director Bruce Garfield sat down with Atlantic Records’ President of A&R Pete Ganbarg and Senior Director of Marketing Zeena Koda to discuss the topic ‘From Signing to Launch.’
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.