Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: arts education, EJNA, reel grrls, Youth Arts, youth film
On November 30, six organizations will present 16 videos they have created about their experiences, accomplishments, and the knowledge they have accumulated from working with over 180 youth in the Seattle/King County area since August 2011. Together, the Environmental Justice Network in Action (EJNA), St. Mary’s Parish and Food Bank, Interim Wild Youth Program, Aki Kurose Middle School, Reel Grrls, Seattle Public Utilities, and Local Hazardous Waste Management Program invite the community to celebrate the youth and their work at this event, which includes a video showcase, outreach and activities, information and resources, and food and refreshments. The event will be held at New Holly Gathering Hall at 7054 32nd Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 from 6:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on November 30.
Filed under: Music | Tags: fan-based communities, macklemore, Music, seattle, the heist
There aren’t many stories quite like Macklemore’s. The Seattle-born rapper has been making music for 12 years, but it was earlier in 2012, upon his debut release “Heist” (with Ryan Lewis), when he shot to mainstream fame. Just hours after “Heist” dropped it had secured the #1 spot on the iTunes Album Chart, before entering in at #2 on US Billboard 200. But even before these successes, the pair had sold out 18 of 27 shows on tour across the US and UK. No label, just pure fan support. Every single artist starting out wants a large and widespread audience, to be able to roll up to a venue and play to a packed crowd, but where exactly to start is the million-dollar question. Fan communities sprout in the hometown of an artist whereby it is sustained as the artist grows, acting as a hub for an artists most active and loyal fans, aka: the backbone of your career. Servicing this local community well involves a combination of delivering content to speak to them with grassroots PR. This is where Macklemore got it so right. He branded himself as the poster-boy for Seattle Hip Hop and leveraged that fiery North West pride.
Filed under: Music, Office News | Tags: city of music, City of Music App, Experience the City Music Initiative, Music, Seattle Chamber, Soundcheck
To raise awareness of the economic impact of music, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is announcing its plan tonight at the Triple Door to propel Seattle’s music community and industry to the forefront of a rapidly expanding creative economy. The Chamber has formed a joint taskforce of business leaders and Music Commissioners that will advance industry promotion strategies, professional development opportunities and music industry related issues in the Chamber’s advocacy agenda. The first feature product of the partnership is a City of Music app. Produced by local app developer, FrontRunner, this new app brings to one place curated streaming local music, concert calendars, mini doc videos and information about local music at the Sea-Tac Airport. The content for the app is provided by local partners KEXP, PlayNetwork, Jet City Stream, SSGMusic, Rainy Dawg Radio, Seattle Weekly, Seattle Times, 107.7 The END, Sound on the Sound, The Stranger and Sport’n Life Records.
The Chamber’s music initiative underscores the community’s desire to champion Seattle as the City of Music through significant investment that goes above and beyond the scope of everyday business. Community-driven efforts will continue to grow the City of Music Initiative, enhance the climate for our music industry, and push Seattle’s leadership role in music throughout the nation and the world.
City of Music partner Seattle Chamber of Commerce will announce a major music initiative on November 14 at The Triple Door. RSVP to be a part of it! Space is limited! Sound Check Registration
Filed under: Music
Seattle Theatre Group is seeking exceptional musicians ages 14-21 to audition for More Music @ The Moore. More Music @ The Moore is a training and performance program, providing young artists training and rehearsal time with professional musicians, production, and promotional support. All music styles are welcome, from rock to hip-hop to R&B to singer-songwriter to global, and more. Original works are preferred. Selected musicians and groups will perform in two shows at The Moore Theatre on March 29, 2013, learn from leading music industry professionals, and work with nationally-renowned Music Directors.