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“OUR MUSIC, OUR PLACE”

2018 Alaska Music Summit

WHEN: December 7-9, 2018

Fri 7-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-2pm

WHERE: Church of Love | 3502 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK

WHO: YOU and a diverse group of musicians, industry professionals, partners, and stakeholders from around the state. Featuring industry presenters, Alaskan expertise, workshops, resources, and TWO NIGHTS OF MUSIC including Alaskan bands and Spenard Song Circle

Registration is now closed. We had our summit, and it was awesome. We’ll be convening again in 2019! In the meantime, get involved in AKIMI through our busy calendar of local events and emerging regional chapters.

ALASKA MUSIC SUMMIT PRICING:
FREE for AKIMI Members (BECOME A 2018 MEMBER TODAY)
$45 Advance Registration for 3 days ($30 Students)
$60 Day of Event
$10 Saturday Night Spenard Song Circle (7-9PM) - at the door; based on availability

PROGRAM:

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 

6:00pm                        Doors Open - Resource Table, Merch Table Open - Slideshow

6:30pm                        AKIMI Introduction and Tour of the Venue: AKIMI, CIHA

7:00pm            Break Out Work Session #1 – Alaska Music Industry Development 

7:30pm                        Networking Break 

Friday Evening Musical Showcase:

Friday and Saturday nights are an AKIMI all ages fundraiser! FREE for AKIMI members and summit attendees. $10 tickets available at the door for public admission each night

8:00pm                        Tanana Rafters

9:00pm                       Adam Patterson & The Heavy Hearts

10:00pm          Harper's Farce

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 

 9:30am           Coffee and networking

10:00am          AKIMI Project Updates

10:30               AK Music Dispatches Session #1:

·      Alaska Music Project - "All Alaskan music on the air - Surreal Studios

·      Growing the Next Generation - Under 21s  - Jamie Whiteman, Anchorage Music Co-Op

·      Music and Social Justice 1 - Lullaby Project - Kenny Blackwell/Aassanaaq Kairaiuak

·      Music and Social Justice 2 - Hip Hop Coalition

·      Get it on the Air Waves! - AK National Radio Show Bid - Loren Dixon KNBA

·      Merely players - Composing and sound designing for the theatre - Lucy Peckham, Both Ears

11:30                           Money Talks: Funding Sources for musicians

·      Finding and getting state and federal grants - Keren Lowell, ASCA

·      Grants from private foundations – (TBA)

·      Finding and leveraging local funding - Jess Peña, Fairbanks Arts Association

·      “Building A Raft” – Marian Call

1:00pm            Networking Lunch Sponsored by Moose’s Tooth and Community Partners

1:30pm            FEATURED PRESENTER:

“Worldwide Digital Music Distribution for Independent Artists “

Crystal White, Artist Services Supervisor, CD Baby

2:30pm                        Networking Break

2:45pm                        Break Out Work Session #2 - Alaska Music Industry Development

3:45pm                        Networking Break

4:15pm             AK Music Dispatches Session #2:

·       “Ditch the band - take back the drama” - Cliff and Ivy

·      Recording Studio in the Heart of the City - Derek Haukaas

·      What’s Next? Predicting Music Tech - Dolores Catherino

4:45pm                        Opportunities at home for Alaskan musicians:

James Menaker, Fairbanks Summer Music Festival

5:30pm            Dinner break: Group dinner at Pho Lena / La Potato  / (TBA)

Saturday Evening Musical Showcase:

Friday and Saturday nights are an AKIMI all ages fundraiser! FREE for AKIMI members and summit attendees. $10 tickets available at the door for public admission each night

 7:00pm           Spenard Song Circle feat. Emma Hill, Annie B, Marian Call, Laura Zahasky

 9:00pm           Hip Hop Coalition (TBA)

10:00pm          Cliff and Ivy

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

10:00am          Coffee and networking

10:30am          FEATURED PRESENTER:

“Circumpolar Sounds“ – Branding Alaskan Music

Carl-Eric Tangen, Hearth Music PR

11:30am          Break Out Work Session #3 - Alaska Music Industry Development

12:15pm          Networking Break

12:30pm          “Real Talk” Moderated Panel Discussion:

What it means to be a working musician in The Last Frontier:

Monica Lettner, Jared Woods, John Damberg

1:30pm            Closing Announcements: Next Steps for Alaskan Music

 

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2017 ALASKA MUSIC SUMMIT

WHERE: Church of Love | 3502 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK

WHEN: Saturday December 16, 2017, 12pm - 11pm

WHO: YOU and a diverse group of musicians, partners, and stakeholders from around the state including: Alaska Independent Musicians Initiative, Anchorage Music Co-Op, SPenard JazzFest, Parlor in the Round, Anchorage International Film Festival... plus our friends and supporters!

HOW MUCH: $30 IN ADVANCE - REGISTER HERE

$40 DAY OF EVENT ($20 STUDENTS),

$20 EVENING CONCERT ONLY, 7-11PM
*Summit registration includes concert admission, drink tickets, AKIMI membership

AGENDA: Download PDF here of the 2017 SUMMIT agenda

“TOWARD THE FUTURE OF ALASKAN MUSIC”

The FIRST ANNUAL ALASKA MUSIC SUMMIT is a one day event to rally around a new vision for Alaskan music and increase the states for Alaskan musicians. 

The fast-paced agenda for the day will include presentations by members of the Alaskan music community. The guest speaker lineup includes Danielle King of CD Baby (Portland, OR), Devon Leger of Hearth Music (Seattle), and other music industry professionals. Attendees will include Alaskan musicians and venues, nonprofit leaders, and representatives from the film, arts, tourism, and business communities. We will host a series of workshops and action planning sessions to spawn ideas between diverse sectors to develop a new music economy in Alaska. At the end of the day, we will have in place a bold new plan to advance Alaskan music and empower Alaskan musicians.

The SUMMIT will culminate in a blowout concert and fundraiser to support AKIMI and The Alaska Room at the Folk Alliance International Conference. Drink beer, mingle with friends, and listen to some darn good music! Featuring performances by Emily Anderson, Harper's Farce, Matt Hopper, The Super Saturated Sugar Strings, and more!