SF MusicTech 16

Billed as the last SF MusicTech in San Francisco … I’m praying this is just a marketing ploy to get a reaction from us!

I’m truly not ready for this to be the last one. When I started going to SF MusicTech in 2009, my first ticket was bought as a student. I knew no one in the industry and had no connections. If that weren’t enough … I had no idea where I was going.

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I ♥ SF MusicTech

It is without a doubt my favorite place to see friends and meet music industry professionals from around the world. If that wasn’t enough … they also host informative panels with people I actually want to hear talk about their work.

Touring Tiny Telephone Studios

Today after breakfast John Vanderslice invited the breakfast crew to tour his studio. This was not an opportunity I could turn down.

Located off of Potrero, behind the skate park, Tiny Telephone is located in an area where people were getting shot by the San Bruno St. Gang 18 years ago. When they moved in the neighborhood was not safe, you didn’t walk through the park, not even during the day. Today the feel is much different, you can feel the culture of old, but it looks much safer.

From the second you enter Studio A of Tiny Telephone you notice the very eclectic collection of stuff. John explains, this didn’t just happen, it took a long to to collect … and everything is useful in one way or another. Plus the sound in this front room is amazing. (Partly due to the reclaimed wood boards on the wall.) When you continue deeper into the studio, it’s clear their set up is mostly analog (with some support from digital). The really hard work is done by hand and on equipment from the 70’s. (Or older!)

MY RANT TO: SF Weekly & The Bay

There were tons of people in attendance at The Chapel. I saw fans, bloggers, techies, industry folk and musicians. There were more people in attendance than could fit in the chairs they set up.

Ian S. Port opened the conversation with, So, I talked to 24 people about why the SF Music scene is dying. Instantly I felt my skin cringe! Suddenly 24 peoples opinions have deemed the scene dying. I looked around at the 200+ people in attendance and thought, “dying … really?!”

TOP 5 SxSW Bands (not from SF)

I spent a week in Austin for SxSW and all I got for you were more band recommendations.

I attended SxSW this year with my co-workers Sara, Smitty and Mike from DeliRadio. In addition to making great connections with tech companies such as Pandora, Spotify, GoPro and Applauze, I also saw tons of amazing bands. I thought it only fair that I return to San Francisco and share some of my discoveries with you. There were tons of SF bands at SxSW and I saw a lot of them. (i.e. The Family Crest, The Soft White Sixties, Before The Brave, Travis Hayes, Owl Paws, 8th-grader & Cocktails) But you already know I love them … so I wanted to share other discoveries I made of bands that aren’t from around here.

My 2014 SxSW Recap

SxSw is over and I’m still tired!!!

This month, DeliRadio sent four of its employees to SXSW. Our goal was to meet as many fans, bands, and industry professionals as possible, and spread the good news of DeliRadio. While many question whether or not it’s better to attend SXSW officially (with a pricey badge), or unofficially (without said badge), it’s my opinion that it’s best to just attend, period.

Noise Pop 2014 Schedule

Noise Pop Festival is by far my favorite week of music.

Below you will find my game plan for the week. I’m going to keep my advice simple:
1. Go to all the happy hours at Benders, they’re free … and I’ve discovered amazing bands in years past.
2. Don’t miss Nova Albion on Thursday at DNA.
3. Happy Fangs on Friday will be crazy fun!

Listen to the Noise Pop line up on DeliRadio – http://dr.fm/noise-pop-radio

Music Industry Breakfast 1/23

Mastering, Blogs & Community

Who was there: (15 Industry people)
Stefan Aronsen – Art Director – SF Intercom
Duygu Gün – Music Marketing
Tobias Grunick – BAND: Grow and Twine
Duncan Nielsen – BAND: DonCat
Jason Perry Stevens – BAND: Before The Brave
C.J. Bergmen – BAND: Before The Brave
John Haesemeyer – Performing Artist – Pop Folk
Cade Drummer – BAND: Friends Without Benefits
Nigel Brown – Freelance Audio Engineer
Jared Swanson – Band: Abbot Kinney
Brian Bergeron – BAND: Meet Mr. Kind
Kendra McKinley – Musician/Composer
Jasmine Johnson – Writer – The Owl Mag
Devin Nelson – BAND: The Y Axes
Ted Maider – BAND: Friends Without Benefits

MUSIC INDUSTRY BREAKFAST 1/16

Who was there: (9 Industry people)
Stefan Aronsen – Art Director – DeliRadio – SF Intercom
Andy Freeman – Recordist/Mixer/Produce
Nahuel Bronzini – Music Producer
Jason Perry Stevens – BAND: Before The Brave
Devin Nelson – BAND: The Y Axes
Ted Maider – Photographer
John Haesemeyer – Performing Artist – Pop Folk
Kendra McKinley – Musician/Composer
Cade Drummer – BAND: Friends Without Benefits

Music Industry Breakfast 12/19

THE OBJECTIVE OF THE BREAKFAST CLUB:
We meet every Thursday morning for breakfast and to talk about what is happening in the Bay Area music scene. In my opinion today’s words of wisdom came when Martin Luther McCoy when he expressed his relief to discover that he was not alone in his struggle to reach new fans and engage his existing fans.

Who was there: (7 Industry people)
Stefan Aronsen – SF Intercom
Devin Nelson – BAND: The Y Axes
Adam Lampert – BAND: Low Country Kingdom
Jason Perry Stevens – BAND: Before The Brave
Nigel Brown – Audio Engineer
Martin Luther McCoy – Rebel Soul Music

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