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July 4, 2012
                                                                                 
INDUSTRY NEWS AND UPDATES

ONE REEL ANNOUNCES CITY OF MUSIC CAREER DAY

ONE REEL 
The first ever City of Music Career Day, a new event produced by non-profit arts organization One Reel, will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Seattle Center. The event will feature a series of specially designed sessions allowing students direct access to professional artists and music industry professionals. Through these learning sessions students will gain valuable insight and information about a multitude of career opportunities and career paths in the field of music. Participating organizations include OFM, KEXP, Sub Pop, Seattle Symphony, PlayNetwork, and more.  

GUIDE TO THE 'OUT TO LUNCH' DOWNTOWN CONCERT SERIES 

Still looking for a way to spend your summer in Seattle? Check out the Downtown Seattle Association's summer event guide, including a preview of this summer's Out to Lunch Concert Series. Beginning July 11 the series will be holding free concerts every Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 - 1:30 pm in various locations around Downtown. The series will also be offering special evening shows highlighting Wheedle's Groove, Vintage Trouble, and The Dudley Manlove Quartet. Don't miss this great opportunity to get out and support Seattle musicians.

DIVERSE LINEUP OF LOCALS TO PERFORM AT EASY STREET THIS SUMMER 

World-renowned record store Easy Street Records will host a number of local musicians at its Queen Anne store location over the next two months. Seattle indie pop group the Young Evils will host their record release party at the Queen Anne location on July 10, Seattle hip-hop rising star J. Pinder will perform on July 17, and singer Allen Stone will make an appereance on August 23. Mark these dates on your calander and go catch some free live music! 

'JACKSON STREET PARK JAM' CELEBRATES CENTRAL DISTRICT'S MUSICAL HISTORY 

On Saturday, July 7, families from Seattle's historic Jackson Place neighborhood and the greater Central District area will gather in a day filled with free art, live music, and community building.  The event will feature live music from Wheedle's Groove, Lance Randall Jazz, Zulu Nation Hip-Hop, and more. 

STUDENTS: GRAMMY U SEEKS CAMPUS REP FOR 2012/2013 SCHOOL YEAR 

Looking to get a foot in the door of the music industry? The Recording Academy Pacific Northwest Chapter is looking for a brand new GRAMMY U Student Representative to help develop marketing strategies and create new programming in the upcoming school year for GRAMMY U. Projects may include planning, organizing and leading campus meetings/events, campus visits and presentations, event management, PR, and more.

SUBMIT YOUR FILM TO THE 2013 SCIENCE FICTION + FANTASY SHORT FESTIVAL

EMP/SFM Museum is now accepting entries for the eighth annual 2013 Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (SFFSFF). A hand-selected jury comprised of science fiction professionals in film, television, and literature will select 20 films to be screened in Seattle in early 2013. The festival is a partnership between EMP Museum and the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Entries must be submitted by September 15.    

MUSIC VENUE AND REHEARSAL STUDIOS FOR RENT IN SODO 

There is an opportunity to open a new club with over 11,300 square feet of space in the heart of the SODO neighborhood. The space comes with 15 band rooms that can be rented out for around $7 thousand a month (helps with the total venue rent). The building's second floor mezzanine is currently set up as a bar with two private offices in back - downstairs has an open area with stage setup for bands, small kitchen, and bathrooms. 

ROCK SCHOOL SEATTLE OFFERING SCHOLARSHIPS 

ROCK SCHOOL SEATTLE    

Rock School Seattle Camp is offering scholarships for 2012 Summer Camp. Participants study in the instrument of their choice, Band 101 rehearsals, as well as a choice of two workshops including music art, recording, live sound, and vocals/songwriting. The focus of camp will be on compassion and giving back to the community with performances, Q&A sessions with guest artists, and daily workshops. All student bands will record songs for a compilation CD and play a showcase at the Vera Project on the final day of camp.
HELP "KICKSTART" SEATTLE FILM AND MUSIC PROJECTS

Kickstarter is an online "crowd-funding" resource that helps musicians, filmmakers and producers of artistic projects reach out to friends and fans for financial support. Kickstarter allows artists the opportunity to give back to funders with special rewards, such as an exclusive album pre-release, a producer credit in a film, or even getting to meet the artist in person. Seattle is a hotbed for film and music projects, and you can be a pivotal part of the production process by backing a project and spreading the word. Current Seattle-based Kickstarter projects are listed below, ordered by time remaining. Click on the Kickstarter buttons to check out these local projects and discover even more happening around Seattle.

    

Us on Roofs (Debut LP) - July 5 (1 days)   

  

TransJourney - July 8 (4 days)

 

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton - July 15 (11 days)

 

The Snapping Point: The Movie - July 16 (12 days) 

 

The Breach - July 18 (14 days) 

   

Heart: Flatline to Finish Line - July 20 (16 days) 

 

K2: Siren of the Himalayas - July 25 (21 days)     

 

Because Every Mother Matters - July 29 (25 days) 

 

Clearwater - July 30 (26 days)  

 

Swingset Showdown's Debut Album - August 2 (29 days) 

 

Music and Art in Wright Park - August 8 (34 days)

TOP 10 NW MUSIC FOR WEEK OF 6/25 - 7/1                

OFM 

Compiled from figures at Sonic Boom (Ballard) and Easy Street (West Seattle and Queen Anne).     

 

1. Brandi Carlile - "Bear Creek"   

2. Lemolo - "Kaleidoscope" 

3. Head and the Heart - "Head and the Heart"   

4. Caspar Babypants - "Hot Dog"  

5. Daydream Vacation - "Dare Seize the Fire"    

6. Allen Stone - "Allen Stone"

7. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - "Vs." 

8. Japandroids - "Celebration Rock" 

9. Jeff Ament - "While My Heart Beats"

10. Fleet Foxes - "Helplessness Blues" 

MEDIA DIGEST

KEXP CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE WITH SUB POP RECORDS 

KEXP BLOG   

In honor of Independence Day, KEXP is saluting some of their favorite indie record labels whose DIY-spirit has helped revolutionize the music industry. As an independent radio station itself, KEXP salutes these pioneers with a series of label spotlights through the Fourth of July. As part of the series, KEXP profiles definitive local record label Sub Pop, whose roster of artists has included notable Seattle acts Nirvana, Fleet Foxes, Sunny Day Real Estate, and more.   

THE POWER AND THE PERIL OF OUR CROWDFUNDED FUTURE 

THE ATLANTIC    

Since Kickstarter launched in April of 2009, they have funded a quarter of a billion dollars worth of art projects, small businesses, tech gear, and more. The Jumpstart Our Businesses (JOBS) Act, which President Obama signed into law in April, will enable small businesses to raise funding from non-traditional sources. This legislation, along with Kickstarter's growth, has opened the crowdfunding floodgates. Jessica Jackley, Co-Founder of Profounder and KIVA, comments what the recent surge of croudfunding platforms means for the future economy.  

JAMES EHNES TAKES OVER AT SEATTLE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY

SEATTLE TIMES  

The Seattle Chamber Music Society holds its summer festival this month, July 2 - 29, and The Seattle Times recently talked to the organization's new Artistic Director - Grammy Award winner James Ehnes. Ehnes, who performed at the SCMS's summer event when he was 19 (17 years ago), is thrilled to be named the organization's Artistic Director.  

WESTBORO TAKES AIM AT GIBBARD AND MUSIC FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY

A.V. CLUB 
Last month, the Westboro Baptist Church announced a new target: Death Cab For Cutie singer-guitarist Ben Gibbard. Gibbard may have drawn the WBC's ire for his recent work with Music For Marriage Equality, a Washington-based group that advocates for the passage of Ref. 74, which would make gay marriage legal in the state. The A.V. Club spoke with Gibbard about the WBC's planned demonstration at an upcoming Death Cab show in Kansas, free speech, and why he's throwing his musical weight behind this issue. 

THE NEXT 50 PLAYS THE FIRST FIFTY THIS SATURDAY AT SEATTLE CENTER

ANOTHER RAINY SATURDAY 
This Saturday, the EMP is putting on a show that's part of Seattle Center's fiftieth anniversary celebration of the World' Fair in 1962. This free outdoor concert will spotlight up-and-coming artists such as Fly Moon Royalty and Grand Hallway, while celebrating the Pacific Northwest's musical history. Each band will play their original material, along with covers of songs by legendary local acts that performed live at Seattle Center between 1962 and 2012, including Jimi Hendrix, Modest Mouse, and more. 

SHABAZZ PALACES' ISHMAEL BUTLER CHATS WITH QUINCY JONES

CITY ARTS  

At Garfield High School in the Central District, there's an auditorium named after Quincy Jones - composer, producer, 27-time Grammy winner, class of 1948. Ishmael Butler played his first-ever gig in that auditorium before graduating in 1987, and he now leads Seattle hip-hop project Shabazz Palaces. Butler recently sat down with Jones as part of City Arts' "Interviews Issue," which hits newsstands this month.   

'SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE' SCREENWRITER NORA EPHRON PASSES AWAY

SEATTLE P.I.    

Norah Ephron, the essayist, author and filmmaker who challenged and thrived in the male-dominated worlds of movies and journalism and was loved, respected and feared for her devastating and diverting wit, died Tuesday in Manhattan. She was 71. Ephron is appreciated in the Northwest for Sleepless in Seattle, a romantic comedy in which a widowed architect recently relocated to Seattle (Tom Hanks) who, prompted by his son, confesses to his loneliness on a nationwide radio show. 
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