Saturday, July 19, 2014

Free panel on album release strategies Sunday

Sunday I'll sit down with four music industry professionals at Old House Studio to discuss the business of releasing an album from mastering and distribution to marketing and promotion. The panel, which is free for local musicians, agents, managers, and other interested parties, is hosted by Chris Garges of Old House Studio.

Panelists include myself, Dave Harris of Studio B Mastering in Charlotte, producer Jeff Powell,, and Kari Estrin, who has worked in artist management, radio promotion, concert and event production, booking, and music writing. The idea is between the four of us we'll have some insight on different aspects of releasing an album from what format to release it in to building a release party and reaching out to press.

Powell worked at Ardent Records for many years and has worked with Bob Dylan, Afghan Whigs, and Big Star and is now an expert at cutting vinyl masters on an old school lathe. He's in town working with local rock band Alternative Champs.

Estrin is also offering hour-long consultations on Monday at Studio B (821 Louise Ave.). You can read more about both the free panel and Estrin's consulting sessions here.

The two-hour panel starts at 6 p.m. and Old House is located at 6128 Brookshire Blvd., Unit A. Refreshments will be served.