Presented by the Arts Management Program in the College of Charleston School of the Arts, “In the Mix: Music Industry Exchanges” returns this fall. The free, monthly music series connects musicians and College of Charleston students to industry leaders through discussions on different music industry topics. The event is moderated by Mark Bryan, Adjunct Professor of Arts Management and member of Hootie & the Blowfish.
The series will take place at 6:30 p.m. on each of the listed nights in the Recital Hall at the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St. All sessions will be free and open to students and the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
The topic for the first IN THE MIX session is “Touring From the Artist’s Perspective” and will be held on Monday, September 21st with guests Tim Nielsen, Bass Player for Drivin’ n Cryin’; Chris Carney, Business Manager and Tour Accountant for Hootie & the Blowfish and Darius Rucker; and Anderson Knott, Production and Tour Manager’s Assistant, Hootie & the Blowfish and Darius Rucker.
The topic for the upcoming session on Monday, October 26th will be “Media in Music.” Guest speakers will be Ric Rush, Radio Host from WEZL 103.5; Abigail Darlington, Entertainment Reporter for the Post and Courier/Charleston Scene; and Scott Stem, Publicist at Essential Broadcast Media, LLC.
On November 16th the discussion will focus on “Streaming, the Future of Distribution.” Guests will include Washington lobbyist, Harriet Melvin, who has represented the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Lance Cleveland, a software developer of mobile applications and multimedia entertainment, based out of Charleston.
Since spring 2014, IN THE MIX has connected over 500 students, musicians, music professionals, and alumni to music industry professionals and even a few moguls. The first season was inaugurated with guest speakers Darius Rucker of Hootie & the Blowfish and Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels & Rope. [View a history of topics and speakers.]
The College’s arts management majors who are aspiring musicians or interested in music management, can pursue a music industry concentration. Courses include Introduction to the Music Industry, Legal Aspects of the Entertainment Industry, Music in the Marketplace, History of the Recording Industry, and more. For information visit artsmgmt.cofc.edu or call (843) 953-6301.