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“Remixing The Industry” Event

Connects Save The Music Students with Music Industry Leaders

On September 19th, Save The Music hosted a “Remixing The Industry” event at Volume Studios in Inglewood, California. Alongside Black Music Action Coalition, 1500 Sound Academy, Billboard, and Lyft, Save The Music connected music industry executives with over 50 high school students from Save The Music’s J Dilla Music Technology programs in Los Angeles, Compton and Anaheim. The day was spent discussing and mapping out opportunities for young creators and aspiring music industry professionals within the music industry.

Event attendees included representation from Amazon Music, Apple, UTA, CAA, Universal Music Group, Warner Music, Dolby, Paramount, Snap and others, committed to creating career pathways for students of color and advancing the music industry’s social and racial commitments.

Industry break out groups discussed the importance of improving access to music-related careers for high school students with diverse backgrounds

As industry professionals identified their commitments, music technology students participated in the Music Business Accelerator Panel and Student Workshop produced by the Black Music Action Coalition. Moderated by BMAC co-founder and chair Willie “Prophet” Stiggers, panelists included Grammy-Nominated artist Cordae, EVP of A&R at Atlantic Dallas Martin, Manager and Producer Ace Christian, and Producer and Co-Founder of 1500 Sound Academy Larrance Dopson.

Panelists: Cordae, Dallas Martin, Ace Christian & Larrance Dopson

Students were given exclusive insights into the music business and even had the opportunity to share their music for real-time creative feedback.

Dominguez HS, Compton student presents his music to panelists; Compton Students present album release assignment to industry panel

Students and industry professionals came together during lunch hour and a final workshop presentation, where students presented marketing plans for a mock album release.

Save The Music team with Prophet and music industry workshop judges

To wrap up the day, “Remixing the Industry” attendees put pen to paper and documented their new commitments to advancing college and career pathways for Save The Music students and beyond. BMAC and Save The Music look forward to continuing to build on these resolutions to increase opportunities and generate tangible change within the music industry.

*Photos by Eric Strong of STRONG VISUALS