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SCORE- Los Angeles “New Music Industry Opportunities” workshop on January 26, 2008


Pictured is SCORE counselor and workshop leader Chris Stone.

Photo by David Goggin



Los Angeles, January, 2008 -- The Los Angeles Chapter of SCORE is sponsoring a workshop and panel presentation, “New Music Industry Opportunities,” as part of its ongoing Business Success Forum Series for the Los Angeles small-business community. The event will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2008 from 10:00 AM to Noon in the 220-seat main hall of the Glendale Library at 222 E. Harvard Street in Glendale, California. For more information and to enroll for this low cost, breakthrough event, visit: www.scorela.org.



Chris Stone, David Goggin and KamranV, highly successful leaders in the music industry, will discuss the history and current status of the industry and provide information on how to start and build a successful business in today‘s volatile music industry environment.



CHRIS STONE

Chris Stone, MBA, is co-founder of the legendary Record Plant Recording Studios, founded in 1968 and host to artists that have sold billions of recordings. Mr. Stone is also co-founder, past president and chairman of the Society of Professional Audio Recording Studios (SPARS) and the co-founder of the Music Producers Guild of the Americas, which is now the Producers & Engineer‘s Wing of the GRAMMY Recording Academy. He is CEO of World Studio Group, Inc., a privately held affiliation of World Class recording studios, and also serves as CEO of Filmsonix, Inc. (1986), an audio business consulting firm. Mr. Stone is the author of “Audio Recording for Profit - The Sound of Money” (2000) and an Associate Professor of the Music Industry and Recording Arts Program of the Thornton School of Music at USC in Los Angeles. He also teaches “Music Industry Entrepreneurship” at www.berkleemusic.com, the online school of Boston‘s renowned Berklee College of Music.



Stone, commenting on the impetus for this historic SCORE workshop/seminar, says, “The traditional Music Industry has been turned upside down in recent years and torn apart by the Internet and digital downloading. It is critical for anyone planning to get into the music business to tune into the latest trends and technical developments.”



DAVID GOGGIN aka “Mr. Bonzai”

Award-winning photographer, journalist, and author, Mr. Bonzai has written over 1000 articles for magazines in the U.S., Europe and Asia, including more than 500 interviews with leading musicians, artists, directors, producers and media figures. He has published the books: "Studio Life,” "Hal Blaine - The Story of the World's Most Recorded Musician," and "FACES OF MUSIC: 25 Years of Lunching with Legends" (2006). His photos and articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Billboard, Mix, EQ, Pro Sound News, Electronic Musician, Sound on Sound, Keyboard, Music Connection, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and Los Angeles magazine, among numerous others. He heads up Communication Arcs, a PR firm representing major recording studios and pro audio manufacturers.



“I‘ve been in this business for more than 25 years and it has never been stable,” says Mr. Bonzai. “If you don‘t reinvent yourself every year you are destined to disappear.”



KAMRANV

Music producer and technologist KamranV is a pioneer in building the bridge to the new music business. A graduate of USC‘s prestigious Music Industry program, he went on to set the standard for research-driven artist marketing as Head of Production in the New Media division of Interscope Geffen A&M, and Co-Founder/Head of Marketing for Universal Music's Mobile division. He blazed new trails for new technology business development incorporating mobile phones, Video on Demand, and high-definition physical formats such as DVD-Audio and Dual-Disc for which he served as Producer of many releases including, Grammy nominated albums from Sting, Snow Patrol, Keane, Nine Inch Nails, and Beck. KamranV currently serves on the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy's L.A. Chapter. He is an executive strategist for multinational clients and is Co-founder/President/COO of Spaceland Recordings, the premiere on-demand, globally distributed, live audio and video recording record label.



“I am eager to share my experience at this SCORE seminar,” says KamranV, “and give back what I‘ve learned to the next wave of music entrepreneurship.”



Richard Hadel, Chair of the Los Angeles Chapter of SCORE says, “Our intent is to offer a wide spectrum of subject matter in our small business information programs. This presentation gives SCORE LA the opportunity to provide basic information on starting and running a business in the music industry, a very important and dynamic sector of the small- business community in the Los Angeles area.



Now in its 42nd year, SCORE-LA is a local chapter of the national SCORE organization, a non-profit association of highly experienced, current and retired business executives and owners who donate their time to provide advice and counsel to individuals who own and operate small businesses or plan to start a business. SCORE is affiliated with the U.S. Small Business Administration.



WHAT: SCORE presents “New Music Industry Opportunities”

WHEN: Saturday, January 26, 2008 -- 10AM - NOON

WHERE: Glendale Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale, CA 91205

COST: $15.00 online from: www.scorela.org $20.00 at the door.

REGISTRATION: Online at www.scorela.org or call (818) 552-3206

PARKING: Free with validation - Parking lot is directly across street from Library