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FREE “MAKING IT IN THE MUSIC BIZ” EVENT WELCOMES ALL MUSICIANS!
WAUNAKEE, Wis. (May 11, 2012) – Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) and Full Compass Systems have teamed up to present “Making It In the Music Biz” – a special gathering of music professionals who will share insightful music industry knowledge with aspiring musicians of all ages. The event, based on the popular Launchpad music program and developed in collaboration with producer Dennis Graham, is FREE to all participants and takes place at Full Compass in Madison on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Launchpad celebrates the reach of music education and that’s exactly what this event is also designed to do. While it targets youth, musicians of all skill levels, ages and genres are invited to attend for free and learn tips and tricks from the music professionals,” said Tim Wurgler, WSMA program director.
“Making It In the Music Biz” features notable Yamaha recording artists and other music business professionals, including Full Compass staff. The event includes a variety of tracks: guitar and drum clinics; how to avoid costly mistakes in the studio/tips for recording; ways to get your band noticed; stepping it up with social media and online resources; process of song writing; making music that makes money; making the most of practicing, rehearsing and performing; and panel discussions on publishing, royalties, copyright, contracts, artist management and touring.
"Jonathan and I are long-time passionate supporters of school music programs. In fact, we have recently returned from our seventh trip to Washington, D.C. lobbying for desperately needed funding. Hosting a workshop for these amazingly talented young musicians is just another way we can offer our support," stated Susan Lipp, who owns Full Compass Systems with her husband Jonathan Lipp.
Sponsors include Yamaha, Charter, Nicholas Family Foundation, Les Paul Foundation, Tilt Media, Sherwood Press, WTDY AM, WJJO FM, HOT JAMZ, Maximum Ink and the Onion.
Register for free by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go to www.LaunchpadWisconsin.org.
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Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) is a service organization with more than 1,000 member public and private schools. Each year, more than 220,000 students take the initiative to become involved in WSMA activities, including Launchpad, District and State Music Festivals, State Honors Music Project, State Marching Band Championships and Concert Festivals. WSMA, also owner and operator of the Wisconsin Center for Music Education, is governed by a board of directors made up of superintendents, principals and other officers from all over the state. WSMA believes music is a basic human need and that all children have the right to experience all that music offers them.