Do you want a career in the arts industry? Would you like to make music your job rather than just your passion or your hobby?
If you're a student of music, whether at Joliet Junior College or not, you are invited to join me, acclaimed saxophonist/songwriter Mindi Abair, Drumming's global ambassador Don Famularo, entertainment attorney Paul Quin, vocalist Christine Ohlman, and tour manager Carlos Guzman for an interactive panel presentation with music biz experts and jam session! Bring your instruments or just take a seat in the audience for...The Sessions, an amazing interactive experience created by our good friend Jules Follett,
It's a real honor to be invited to be part of this special event, one of three scheduled (Nashville on 4/5; (Western Illinois University on 4/9, and Joliet Junior College 4/10).
From their FAQ: https://thesessions.org/faq/
Who will benefit from The Sessions?
want to sharpen their business skills
need motivational ideas/tips
want to be part of an exciting educational event,
want to learn about networking, recognizing and creating opportunities to strive toward a career in the arts industry.
Background on this event is found below, from the web site www.thesessions.org/ and I invite you to check out the wonderful goals and accomplishments brought about by the collective music community sharing time with those who want to make this industry their lifetime work.
The Sessions provides the bridge between dreams and reality by Enriching artist lives through Education, focusing on Empowering and sharpening their business skills in the pursuit of excellence.
The Sessions is a natural next step for Jules Follett, author/photographer of Sticks ‘n’ Skins, the world’s premier photojournalistic essay on drummers and their unique world. While creating The Sessions, Jules kept hearing stories about Artists who did not get their fair share of the financial rewards from some of the most successful recordings in which they were involved.
Jules met with some of her top advisors, including Dom Famularo (The Drumming World’s Global Ambassador), Liberty DeVitto (Drummer/Recording Artist), Joe Hibbs (Artist Manager/KHS Musical Instruments), Paul Quin, Esq. (Entertainment Attorney and Music Business Consultant), and Carlos Guzman (Production and Tour Manager) to discuss how to educate artists about these issues.
A powerful and interactive panel presentation was created to help develop a foundation for a successful career in the entertainment business for musicians. Our expert panel addresses topics contract negotiations, entertainment law, marketing, self-promotion, image maintenance and artist relations with a focus on the academic and real-world practical advice. This program has been carefully crafted by industry experts to support, reinforce and enhance music business programs offered by colleges and universities and is offered in cities throughout the world, featuring accomplished guest panelists at each session.
The Sessions events include the interactive panel presentation and usually a jam session.
The Sessions also interviews music industry Artists sharing their story, valuable information and advice from all areas of the business, in our Artist Series interviews. These exclusive interviews can be found on the Video page and The Sessions Panel Youtube page, with 1000’s of subscribers.