Seattle Office of Film + Music


LOCAL BANDS ENTERTAIN SEATTLE INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE ATTENDEES

Seattle Post Intelligencer
1980’s sweetheart Mudhoney amused fans at last week’s Seattle Interactive Conference.  The exciting rockers tickled conference attendees with old favorites as they closed out the conference during an intimate performance at the Showbox. The 2-day conference, which yielded over 3,500 people, featured a musical catalog that also included local names like Shabazz Palaces, Presidents of the United States of America, Death Cab for Cutie and Tim Bierman of Pearl Jam’s Ten Club who was featured at a panel discussion on digital music. The Seattle setting for the conference is deemed a “natural destination” for discussions about film, music and the digital world.

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THIS WEEK IN HISTORY: FILM+MUSIC EDITION
November 7, 2011, 12:56 pm
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This week in history for 11/7 – 11/13 in the Film+Music scene…

11/7/1975: Elton John’s Rock of the Westies started a three week run at No. 1 on the US album chart. John released Seven consecutive No. 1 US albums during his career.

11/8/1971: Led Zeppelin released their critically-acclaimed fourth album. No title was printed on the album, so it was generally referred to as Led Zeppelin IV. This album went on to become the third best-selling US album of all time.

11/9/1984: A Nightmare On Elm Street directed by Wes Craven premiered. The film’s budget was only $1.8 million, a sum it pulled in during its first week in theaters.

11/11/1955: Elvis Presley was voted by Billboard Magazine to be the ‘most promising new country & western artist’. The next year, Presley released Heartbreak Hotel,  which became an instant No. 1 hit.

11/12/1977: The Sex Pistols went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols.  It was their only album to top the charts. Rolling stone rated it #43 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

11/13/1991: Walt Disney Pictures released Beauty and the Beast. The film was a smashing success, earning over $400 million in box office earnings throughout the world. It was the first animated feature to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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SEATTLE INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE FEATURES MUSIC EVENTS

The Stranger
The Seattle Interactive Conference (SIC) is a two day event focused on bringing together the best of the interactive industry. The event brings opportunity for professional networking and a chance to hear keynote speakers from companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and more. A digital music panel, “Transforming the Digital Frontier,” will feature local music professionals taking an introspective look at the colliding worlds of the interactive and music industries. They’ve also planned some smashing after-parties for registered attendees. First, the much anticipated Battle of the Geek Bands will kick off the opening Party tonight at Showbox SODO, followed by a special performance by the Presidents of the United States of America. Wednesday night, Shabazz Palaces headlines another after-party at Showbox at the Market, and Thursday the event is capped off with a performance by Mudhoney, again at SODO. It’s going to be a great event for anyone in the interactive industry in Seattle. For more information, check out SIC‘s website.

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