Our yearly panel includes Anna Bulbrook, Michelle Zauner, Portia Sabin, and Issy Kelly.
Anna Bulbrook is a musician and the founder of GIRLSCHOOL. As a musician she was a member of The Airborne Toxic Event and recording violinist for artists including Vampire Weekend, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Beyoncé. She founded GIRLSCHOOL in 2016. It is a collective of musicians, advocates, and music industry veterans focused on empowering the femme-identified.
For more information visit: http://girlschoolla.com/about
Michelle Zauner is a Eugene native that creates indie pop music underneath her alias, Japanese Breakfast. She has released two studio albums: Psychopomp (2016) and Soft Sounds From Another Planet (2017).
Take a listen: https://michellezauner.bandcamp.com
Portia Sabin is the president of the independent record label Kill Rock Stars and mastermind behind the podcast “The Future of What” that delves into anything and everything about the music industry including contracts, technology, and social media.
Check out Kill Rock Stars: https://www.killrockstars.com
Issy Kelly is one of the founders of Torque Events and has been putting on EDM events throughout California with her company since 2018.
Read more about was Issy has to say: https://www.youredm.com/2018/03/06/edm-interview-torque-events-founders-ahead-debut-metropolis-event-weekend/
Join us and hear from Harvard alum Cherie Hu. Hu is an award-winning freelance journalist whose writings focus on music, media, technology, and entertainment; Hu's writings have been featured in Billboard, Forbes, Variety, Rolling Stone, and Columbia Journalism Review. Hu's experience stretches across product marketing, data analysis, and artist development with Ticketmaster and Interscope Records.
Director of Marketing at Barsuk Records, Grand McCallum is coming to speak. Barsuk Records is an independent record label based out of Seattle and is home to artists like Ra Ra Riot, Phantogram, and Death Cab for Cutie.
For more information about Barsuk: https://www.barsuk.com/home
Come hear from James Book, the VP of Marketing at Eugene’s Ninkasi Brewing Company and how he applies music management strategies to the brewery world with Ninkasi Studios, the recording studio built right into the Eugene brewing company.
For more information and their latest releases: https://ww2.ninkasibrewing.com/about/ninkasi-studios/?ageVerified=defaultValue
Come hang with us at the Lorax for a night of live music and fundraising! The event is all ages with a suggested $5 to $10 donation at the door. The doors will open at 7 and the show will start at 8. The bands performing are as listed:
The Graduating Class (8pm-8:45pm)
The Dimly Lit (9pm-9:45pm)
The Critical Shakes (10pm-10:45pm)
The Shifts (11pm-11:45pm)
Do you want to build a better understanding of effective communicating? Do you want to learn the power of networking? If so, then don't miss this incredible workshop!
Join us as the confidence guru himself, Derek Brandow, shares his knowledge in this interactive workshop.
Come learn from a fellow music business professional (and student) who knows how confusing starting off your career can be!
Allison Del Fium, our club President will be talking about how to build publicity for your music, branding, resume-building, etc.
Join us as Sky Guasco shares his wide range of music industry knowledge!
Sky is the co-founder of Freedom Thought Collective in which he serves as a booking agent and manager.
From Sky: "Music has always been a part of my life. As a child I remember records spinning in the house with the sounds of Prince, Led Zeppelin, Garth Brooks, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and many many more. Growing up in the 90’s I turned to a mix of gangster rap, grunge rock and country. I started playing music when I was in middle school and started writing around the same time. After moving to Eugene from The Bay Area in California, I joined bands Simplistic and Sol Seed eventually touring nationally and gaining a love for the music scene as a whole. In addition to taking over the management and booking for both Simplistic and Sol Seed for a decade, I decided to reach out to my peers and lend a hand where I could. Myself and Michael Lennon (front man of Sol Seed) started Freedom Thought Production in 2014. We’ve recently changed the name to Freedom Thought Collective in 2018. FTC’s goal is to work with like minded and goal driven artists striving to achieve the dream of touring musician. From tour booking to band management, I live for music. "
Blossom is an artist making big moves in the PNW music scene and we are excited to have her share her experiences and wisdom.
"Upon moving to Portland, [Blossom] has developed the identity of a unique songstress. Her first serious moments of vocal talent were as a backup singer for an R&B artist in 2011 which led her to write songs of her own. Blossom’s jazzy neo-soul inspired voice and meaningful lyrics have found her in the favor of Portland’s underground hip-hop scene."
Join us as Eric Mayers of Red Light Management visits the MIC! Learn insights on Eric's journey through the industry managing bands such as My Morning Jacket and The Decemberists.
Red Light Management was founded in 1991. Since then, Red Light has developed into the largest independent music management company in the world. Their roster includes Dave Matthews Band, Odesza, Bastille, Alabama Shakes and more.
Join the Music Industry Collective as we host a weekend long retreat in Rockaway, Oregon. This will be a chance for students to surround themselves with likeminded individuals to dive deep into what music management entails and create an environment to learn more about our professional goals.
Topics will include: radio, record labels, publicity, and booking.