Are you a young adult or teen that wants to turn your passion for music into a career? It can be difficult to find opportunities and get started networking and building contacts (as well as finding internships and so on) – so we’ve got just the event for you. One of Audiosocket’s own is starring in the Music On Screen panel, so we’d love you to drop in and say hi and get a foot in the door! Keep reading to hear more about City of Music Career Day and how to get involved!
What Is City Of Music Career Day?
City of Music Career Day helps connect young adults and teens between the ages of 13-26 with music industry professionals. This provides networking opportunities, workshops, learning and a special performance by local artist NËSTRÄ. On top this, there is also a virtual table fair that provides internship opportunities!
Now in its ninth year, City of Music Career Day is created in partnership with the Seattle Music Commission, the Office of Economic Development, and the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS). This initiative aims to support and grow the creative economy by creating opportunities and promoting workforce development in the music industry.
This Career Day will be happening virtually on Friday, August 27 from 3-5:30pm.
Participants of the day will be exposed to various music related careers, such as:
- Concert Production
… and many more!
Alongside educational and engaging panels, attendees will be given the chance to network with industry mentors in small groups, as well as finding internship and volunteer opportunities with organizations such as the Recording Academy (Grammys) and Climate Pledge Arena at the virtual table fair.
Featured panels for the day include:
- Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Featuring Seattle-area rapper Travis Thompson and members of his team — Shelton Harris (manager), Elan Wright and Nima Skeemz (producers, Ruby Room) — on how collaboration can take talent to new heights.
- Finding Community While Developing Your Craft: Alumni from local music programs — Joshua Limanjaya Lim (More Music @ The Moore), Frankie Barker (The Vera Project) and Sharmaine Tillmon (The Residency). They will be discussing key lessons learned, connections made and other ways these programs have helped them launch their careers in music. Moderated by Daniel Pak (Totem Star).
- Music on Screen: The chance to find out who is behind the music that is composed and curated for film, TV, video games and other media. Featuring composer Andrew Joslyn and music licensing pro Sarah Hunt (and we’re proud to point out that she is one of the team at Audiosocket!)
- Putting on the Show: Go behind the scenes of venues, festivals and event production. Learn about the various roles, how talent gets booked and what has changed due to COVID-19. Led by Jazmyn Scott (LANGSTON), in conversation with Evan Johnson (Neumos, Capitol Hill Block Party), JJ Johnson (The Vera Project) and Janice Jimenez (Climate Pledge Arena).
Okay, I’m Sold! How Do I Register?
If you’re as excited as we are about this, you can register to attend here. We can’t wait to see you there, and hope that you take up this opportunity to kick off your career in the music industry. You never know who you might meet!