Now What?? At The Creator's Suite: Balancing the Business of Music Production
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Now What?? At The Creator's Suite: Balancing the Business of Music Production

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, check out Now What?? At The Creator's Suite: Balancing the Business of Music Production 

We are so excited to announce Now What?? at The Creator's Suite  an evening focused on Music Production, the questions, answers and solutions in business.  

The Creator’s Suite is an alliance of women producers, DJs, and audio engineers united to broadcast their collective voices through creative content, showcases, and workshops. Since its inception in 2017, The Creator's Suite has held an annual micro-festival celebrating the expertise of outstanding women in music production by featuring one keynote producer presenting a master class, a demo session on electronic beatmaking, and a curated beat cypher highlighting a diverse group of on-the-verge women producers. 

The evening is an opportunity to promote cross-pollination between members of all facets of the music industry. This means not only artists, but also anyone who supports them in business. Come have a drink, make friends and join in an open conversation about dreams, goals and the work that goes into making those a reality. Please play a part and invite friends and colleagues who work across platforms. From artists, dancers, film makers, entertainment lawyers to social media experts, the more diverse the crowd, the more potential there is for learning something new and finding new collaborators!

This session, we are so excited to announce Special Guests: 

Ms Madli, Music Producer for Film & Televison

Ayanna Depas, Grammy Award-Winning Audio Engineer 

Shardé Simpson Esq., Associate at Davis Shapiro Lewit Grabel Leven Granderson & Blake 


All ideas, questions and comments are welcome in this free form community exploration. RSVP and submit a question you would like to be asked!

Find us on IG and FB: @nowhat.nyc and be sure to check out our website www.nowwhatnyc.com 

Also on IG: @thecreatorssuite


As this is a more intimate event, only the first 30 attendees will be admitted. RSVP does not guarantee entry. By attending the event you are giving Now What?? permission to record/photograph and potentially post on social media including our website. Come early so you can secure a spot before we reach capacity!

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Now What?? How To Build International Relationships
May
8
to May 9

Now What?? How To Build International Relationships

Wednesday, May 8th 2019, check out Now What??: A Roundtable Discussion for the new Music Industry.

The evening is an opportunity to promote cross-pollination between members of all facets of the music industry. This means not only artists, but also anyone who supports them in business. Come have a drink, make friends and join in an open conversation about dreams, goals and the work that goes into making those a reality. Please play a part and invite friends and colleagues who work across platforms. From artists, dancers, film makers, entertainment lawyers to social media experts, the more diverse the crowd, the more potential there is for learning something new and finding new collaborators!

This session, we are so excited to announce Now What?? How To Build International Relationships with Special Guests: International Talent Buyer at Blue Note Christian Ver Halen and Bae Tokyo Founder Jayda B.

After our conversation, join us for the afterparty at Beverly's NYC from 10PM - 1AM with MIO SOUL and JAYDA B. on the 1s and 2s.


All ideas, questions and comments are welcome in this free form community exploration. RSVP and submit a question you would like to be asked!


Find us on IG and FB: @nowhat.nyc and be sure to check out our website www.nowwhatnyc.com


First 50 attendees will be admitted. RSVP does not guarantee entry. By attending the event you are giving Now What?? permission to record/photograph and potentially post on social media including our website. Come early so you can secure a spot before we reach capacity!

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NW?? x National Cannabis Fest
Apr
20
12:30 PM12:30

NW?? x National Cannabis Fest

Cannatank: Now What?? A Roundtable for the Music Industry at the National Cannabis Festival 
4.20.2019 | 12:30pm


More than a year ago, we started Now What?? as a way to bring equality to the music industry. Through access to information, networks and industry leaders, our community has flourished. As part of our work to expand opportunity for all, we’d love to invite you to an interactive discussion at the National Cannabis Festival in Washington, DC on April 20th. We’re going to explore ways of increasing equity in both the cannabis and music industries, how creatives use cannabis to pursue their art, and the impact creative communities can have on policy. The cannabis and music industries both have tremendous barriers to success. Join us as we collectively tackle those barriers by sharing resources and insights to breaking through and finding your voice and contribution.

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iamchelseaiam Birthday Show w/ Noni Rene at The Loft
Apr
19
10:30 PM22:30

iamchelseaiam Birthday Show w/ Noni Rene at The Loft

About: Tickets will be $15 Day of Show

The smells of incense and Pine Sol along with the melodies of powerful R&B/Soul singers such as Anita Baker and Mary J Blige were a familiar weekend scene for iamchelseaiam growing up in Cincinnati, OH. Between the influences of her mother and the Baptist church it was hard to escape the music that created the soundtrack for her childhood, which led her to play several instruments.

Currently, with a New York State of Mind and a Midwestern Spirit, Singer/Songwriter iamchelseaiam uses her guitar to deliver melodic riffs, taking audiences on a rhythmic journey. Inspired human connection, every-day conversations & relationships are what drives iamchelseaiam to create music. As a writer she’s had the opportunity to write for The Voice contestant Kenny Araujo, actress Taryn Manning as well as several independent artists. She was recently mentored by Eric Robeson (Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, etc) through the ASCAP "The Collective" program. In addition she was apart of the ASCAP Song Accelerator program hosted by Alex Forbes and Valerie Ghent.

Her current project “A Beautiful Mess” (released Spring 2018), is a new sound that is completely different from the singer/songwriter style of her previous release “Live At The Bitter End”. "It’s definitely more rhythmic, heavy basslines and synth elements." says iamchelseaiam. Recently, she completed a 6-city tour visiting Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York City, Toronto, Los Angeles and Chicago. Her most recent single "Hurt People II" was listed at number 80 as the "100 Best R&B songs of 2018" by Soul in Stereo and YouKnowIGotSoul.


Noni Rene

Philadelphia-born and New York City-raised musician Noni Rene produced her own sound of "Grunge-Soul" while a student at Lincoln University.  
In June 2014, she released a joint EP with Washington, DC producer NishoSoul, titled "Coming To Paz". The conceptual Lo-Fi Alternative R&B album is available for streaming and download exclusively at NoniRene.com. The following summer saw the release of her upbeat single “Good Vibes”.
Noni has opened for Hip Hop legends Big Daddy Kane (2013) and Rakim (2014) at the ODUNDE Festival. In 2014, she was the Viewer's Choice to open for Tamar Kali and jessica Care moore at Bedford Stuyvesant's STooPS Festival. In 2015 and 2016, Noni performed as a semi-finalist for the AFROPUNK Battle of the Bands. Also in 2016, Noni Rene was the runner-up in the Queens Library Battle of the Bands. Since, she has performed concerts at several Queens Library locations, and returned to the BOTB twice as a judge. 
Currently, Noni performs for Sofar Sounds in multiple cities, and attends The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. She is preparing her upcoming studio release, titled “Un:Nōn” (read: “Unknown”), and leading a US tour of the same title.
On March 28, 2019, Noni Rene is recording an exclusive direct-to-vinyl live session with Leesta Vall Sound Recordings.

"Noni's songs are very relatable and personable, which allows the audience to get lost in her words as they spiral into a parallel universe also known as the mind of 'TheVillageKid.'"

- NU BREED MAGAZINE 

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Turning the Tables: Empower Your Artistic Business
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Turning the Tables: Empower Your Artistic Business

Now What?? teams up with Artist Representation Society at Fordham Law School for a talk about negotiation and communication when representing yourself!

The purpose of this event is to empower and educate artists from all disciplines on how to strengthen their bargaining power and negotiate for better terms in the entertainment industry.

More info TBA

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Now What?? April 10th, 2019
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

Now What?? April 10th, 2019

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, check out Now What??: A Roundtable Discussion for the new Music Industry.

The evening is an opportunity to promote cross-pollination between members of all facets of the music industry. This means not only artists, but also anyone who supports them in business. Come have a drink, make friends and join in an open conversation about dreams, goals and the work that goes into making those a reality. Please play a part and invite friends and colleagues who work across platforms. From artists, dancers, film makers, entertainment lawyers to social media experts, the more diverse the crowd, the more potential there is for learning something new and finding new collaborators!

After our conversation, join us for the afterparty at Beverly's NYC from 10PM - 1AM!

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Now What?? March 13th, 2019
Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

Now What?? March 13th, 2019

Wednesday, March 13th 2019, check out Now What??: A Roundtable Discussion for the new Music Industry.

The evening is an opportunity to promote cross-pollination between members of all facets of the music industry. This means not only artists, but also anyone who supports them in business. Come have a drink, make friends and join in an open conversation about dreams, goals and the work that goes into making those a reality. Please play a part and invite friends and colleagues who work across platforms. From artists, dancers, film makers, entertainment lawyers to social media experts, the more diverse the crowd, the more potential there is for learning something new and finding new collaborators!

After our conversation, join us for the afterparty at Beverly's NYC from 10PM - 1AM!


This session, we are so excited to announce our amazing special guests!

Meghan Currier, Search Party Music:

Meghan Currier is a music supervisor for film, television and advertising. Since 2011, she has worked closely with celebrated music supervisor Randall Poster on some of the industry's most creative and magnetic films and television shows including ISLE OF DOGS, THE WOLF OF WALLSTREET, SKYFALL, BOYHOOD, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, DETROIT, and HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE and VINYL.

Currier's recent music supervision credits include JIM & ANDY: THE GREAT BEYOND, LITTLE WOODS, NERVE, EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!, CHRISTINE, STILL ALICE, DINA, THE WOLFPACK, and THE POLKA KING.

Music for advertising work includes: Coca-Cola, Target, Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Gatorade, LG, UGG, Gerber, Wild Turkey, Jimmy Choo, Wealthsimple, Estee Lauder, Tory Burch, Coach, J Crew, Cisco, Prada, CFDA Awards, Facebook, AT&T, Tiffany, Google, Theory, MoMA NY, T-Mobile, Ralph Lauren, Warby Parker, DKNY, Walmart, Michael Kors, Toyota, Diane Von Furstenberg, Whole Foods, and Vogue.

Ms. Currier was a part of the GRAMMY Award winning team that produced the Boardwalk Empire soundtrack and has been nominated for awards by The Association of Music Producers and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers for her various commercial work.

Martine Carlson, Local Rep. NYC:

Martine Carlson is a Minneapolis native who relocated to Brooklyn, NY. She’s a movie soundtrack lover who, from a young age, loved to make mixes and play them incessantly in her own life. That passion has since turned into a successful career in music licensing. After learning the ropes at Downtown Records, she started Local Rep. NYC; her own boutique licensing company based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Local Rep is focused on providing licensing opportunities for independent artists & labels. Her daily activities include (but are not limited to) pitching music for placements in film, television, and ads. You can also find her at any karaoke night belting out the songs of Garth Brooks. She knows them all by heart.

SAUNDER JURRIAANS, Stenfert Charles:

Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans of Stenfert Charles are two award-winning film composers. They have been playing music together for over twenty years. In the last eight years, they have completed well over 100 acclaimed film and TV scores.

One of their first films, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE garnered much attention for its sparse and suspenseful score. Their sinister score for ENEMY won “Best Musical Score” at the Canadian Screen Awards. In 2015, they scored Joel Edgerton’s acclaimed suspense thriller THE GIFT.

The duo has also branched out into documentary scoring, and has written scores for LA 92 (Nat Geo), AMANDA KNOX (Netflix), and THE WOLFPACK (Netflix/Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner).

In TV, Danny and Saunder have scored 2 seasons of OZARK as well as THE OA and CHEF’S TABLE. They were also recently sought out to write a for seasons 4 and 5 of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. Upcoming series include AMERICAN GODS Season 2, NOS4A2 (AMC), and ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA (starring Kirsten Dunst).

Danny and Saunder have also successfully ventured into the video game world with their score for Ubisoft’s FOR HONOR.

Recent and upcoming films include Joel Edgerton’s BOY ERASED, Alistair Banks Griffin’s THE WOLF HOUR (starring Naomi Watts), THE LODGE (starring Riley Keough), and THE CURRENT WAR (starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon).


All ideas, questions and comments are welcome in this free form community exploration. RSVP and submit a question you would like to be asked!


Find us on IG and FB: @nowhat.nyc and be sure to check out our website www.nowwhatnyc.com


First 50 attendees will be admitted. RSVP does not guarantee entry. By attending the event you are giving Now What?? permission to record/photograph and potentially post on social media including our website. Come early so you can secure a spot before we reach capacity!

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New Single Release! "MoonBounce" by Charlie Harris
Feb
27
12:00 AM00:00

New Single Release! "MoonBounce" by Charlie Harris

Hey all! I am releasing my new single on Wednesday, February 27th! Hope you all give it a listen, can't wait to see you at the next NowWhat event!

MoonBounce is a dance-inspired track that is meant to be fun, spacey, a little dark, and make listeners want to MOVE. The song is dedicated to all of my friends in the space industry, who are some of the most hard-working and motivated people I have ever met. I left a career in space behind to pursue music, and MoonBounce was the first song I wrote after moving to New York. It’s largely based around a really intangible concept in the chorus; a cross between a ticketed ride, a giant party, and an interplanetary adventure. With my music I want to paint uncertain but promising pictures, and put my listeners in a forward-looking but positive mindset.

https://instagram.com/charlie.harris.music/

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Descendent at Empire State Music & Arts Festival Hip Hop Tuesdays
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Descendent at Empire State Music & Arts Festival Hip Hop Tuesdays

The event is called Empire State Music and Art Festival presents Hip-Hop Tuesdays located at The Bowery Electric,  Feburary 26, 2019 , showtime at 7pm. It's a show about dope live rap music and pushing the hip hop culture forward. Tickets are $10 online & $12 at the door. I am performing live promoting new album A Voice for the Voiceless that's available on all streaming platforms now & tour!

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Now What?? February 13th, 2019
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

Now What?? February 13th, 2019

Wednesday, Feburary 13th 2019, check out Now What??: A Roundtable Discussion for the new Music Industry.

The evening is an opportunity to promote cross-pollination between members of all facets of the music industry. This means not only artists, but also anyone who supports them in business. Come have a drink, make friends and join in an open conversation about dreams, goals and the work that goes into making those a reality. Please play a part and invite friends and colleagues who work across platforms. From artists, dancers, film makers, entertainment lawyers to social media experts, the more diverse the crowd, the more potential there is for learning something new and finding new collaborators!

After our conversation, join us for the afterparty at Beverly's NYC from 10PM - 1AM!

This session, we are so excited to announce our two amazing special guests!

Frzy, Rapper

Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA – comes Frzy, one of the industry’s most versatile recording artists. Frzy embodies the hard working, true grit reputation of the city. He continues to reach new heights in his career, maintaining a strong relationship with the community, while also growing his national presence as an artist and MC.

Frzy was officially handed the 2018 Emmy win for his collaboration with WQED Multimedia and PBS, a video tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Mr Rogers’ Neighborhood that included a remixed version (produced and written by Frzy himself) of the show’s theme song ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.’ Frzy won in the category of ‘Arts and Entertainment: Program Feature/Segment’ and was just honored by the city of Pittsburgh with the official "Frzy Day" January 11th! Frzy has never been known as “just a rapper" he is always trying to better his community by teaching the importance of music education with Frzy University. Be it film, audio, modeling, or songwriting, Frzy has proven time and time again that he has the ingredients to make an impact in the entertainment industry on so many levels – not just as an MC. As his growth on the national stage becomes more widespread, Frzy continues to move forward, landing himself a spot on the map in the minds of Hip Hop fans and music lovers alike.

Read more about Frzy here: https://thefrzy.com


dub-L, Producer

dub-L produced Aesop Rock's first album, Music for Earthworms. dub-L met fellow New York City native and DJ JS-1, who was a member of the Rock Steady Crew. They immediately began collaborating as Ground Original, releasing their debut album in 2002, also called Ground Original, which featured well-known MCs such as KRS-One, Masta Ace, Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane, as well as underground MCs such as C-Rayz Walz and Planet Asia. They released Claimstake the next year, which included appearances from Common, J-Live and Jeru the Damaja. dub-L released his debut solo album, dub-L's In Town following it up with his second album, Day of the Mega Beast! It features guest appearances from artists including Rahzel, Professor X, Hangar 18, DJ JS-1 and MF Grimm. dub-L produced and rapped on his two solo albums.

dub-L's other work includes the trip hop group The Controls, which he formed with singer Ann Colville in 1998, putting out their debut album the following year. An instrumental version of the album was released in 2012. He produced two tracks from MF Doom's second Viktor Vaughn album, Venomous Villain. He has remixed artists including Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Simpson. dub-L and DJ Cassidy occasionally team up as Cass & Dubs; in 2008, they produced all of O'Neal McKnight's singles, including "Check Your Coat", featuring Greg Nice. Most recently he and rapper Chase Phoenix formed the group Monday Morning High. He also has experience in filmmaking with his short film, Baby Show, which was an official selection at the 2016 International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Nice, where Dub won Best Editing of a Short Film and was nominated for Best Comedy.It was also selected for the NewFilmmakers New York Spring 2016 festival, winning the Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film. He is currently signed to Universal Music Publishing as a producer/writer. 

Read more about dub-L here: https://www.dub-l.com/

All ideas, questions and comments are welcome in this free form community exploration. RSVP and submit a question you would like to be asked!


Find us on IG and FB: @nowhat.nyc

First 50 attendees will be admitted. RSVP does not guarantee entry. By attending the event you are giving Now What?? permission to record/photograph and potentially post on social media including our website. Come early so you can secure a spot before we reach capacity!

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Now What?? Premier! Music Video 'Hardcore' by Rap Artist Descendent
Feb
13
12:00 AM00:00

Now What?? Premier! Music Video 'Hardcore' by Rap Artist Descendent

Now What?? Premier of the music video for the single 'Hardcore' from Descendent’s album “A Voice for the Voiceless” available on all streaming platforms!

Catch him online at:

Spotify Artist: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1ZzVAmfZQt50rKuXZ5ZvhP?si=JM1qemjCSMGxmjtS-oV5ZQ


Social Media:

Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/descedentmc

Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/descendentmc

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/descendentmc

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/descendentmc

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MajorStage Presents: Alyson Cadena Single Release Concert
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

MajorStage Presents: Alyson Cadena Single Release Concert

Alyson Cadena is a Latina Pop-Soul singer-songwriter from Queens NY, most recently featured as a gold-buzzer winner and semifinalist on Ecuador Tiene Talento (Ecuador's Got Talent) and choir member on Broadway's Rocktopia. Her latest single "Stand (Who I Am)" about overcoming a toxic relationship, recognizing your worth, and finding the strength to stand up for yourself.

Produced by Dev.B
Written by Alyson Cadena & Alex Madigan

Come out to The Delancey to catch Alyson Cadena's "Stand (Who I Am)" single release concert on Feb 1st!

21+ w/ valid ID to attend.

Make sure to purchase tickets under "Alyson Cadena" NOT General Admission!

Follow her at: https://www.instagram.com/alychainz/

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Kirsten and the Pretty People at Just.Some.Thing.
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Kirsten and the Pretty People at Just.Some.Thing.

Come see Kirsten and the Pretty People!

Just.Some.Thing. is a new creative community where diversity becomes community. It is a platform for artists of all kind to create together. The event will showcase visual art, spoken word, live music and an open mic to close the night.

 $5 suggested donation (includes one free drink)

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No Days Off Brooklyn Hip-Hop Showcase
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

No Days Off Brooklyn Hip-Hop Showcase

Hosted by Power 105.1 DJ Nyla Symone, the No Days Off showcase will feature some on NYC's most talented up-and-coming rappers, including Brooklyn's own Eli Fross. Doors open at 6:00 pm and performances will begin at 7:00 pm. IG @e.fross

The showcase will be held at Brooklyn nightclub Social Butterfly, located at 857 Atlantic Avenue between Waverly Ave and Washington Ave, just steps from the C train at Clinton-Washington Avenue. Tickets are $15 online prior to the show, and $20 at the door.

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Now What?? January 9th, 2019
Jan
9
7:30 PM19:30

Now What?? January 9th, 2019

Wednesday, January 9th 2019, check out Now What??: A Roundtable Discussion for the new Music Industry.

We hope to see you at the first Now What?? of the NEW YEAR!! The evening is an opportunity to promote cross-pollination between members of all facets of the music industry. This means not only artists, but also anyone who supports them in business. Come have a drink, make friends and join in an open conversation about dreams, goals and the work that goes into making those a reality.

Please play a part and invite friends and colleagues who work across platforms. From artists, dancers, film makers, entertainment lawyers to social media experts, the more diverse the crowd, the more potential there is for learning something new and finding new collaborators!

All ideas, questions and comments are welcome in this free form community exploration. RSVP and submit a question you would like to be asked!

Find us on IG and FB: @nowhat.nyc and be sure to check out our last recorded event on our facebook page!'

First 50 attendees will be admitted. RSVP does not guarantee entry. Come early so you can secure a spot before we reach capacity!

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