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!
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 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!
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