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Friday, August 24 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Creating Music Communities sponsored by AKIMI

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"Is there really any such thing as a "Do-It-Yourself" musician?"  

From Alaska to Minnesota, from Nashville to New York and beyond, grassroots music collectives are sprouting up across the country and building connections in the vital space between artists and their successful careers. Join a diverse conversation about harnessing the power of community to create powerful new opportunities for musicians.

Discussion and take aways will include:
  • Case Studies and Strategies: Community organizing for musicians
  • The roles of local musicians, businesses, nonprofits, and governments
  • The Music Business as Community: The power of collaboration vs. "going it alone"
  • Defining "Success" amidst the chaos of the digital media age
  • Balance the isolation of the internet with real-life community action
  • Identify opportunities unique to your situation at home
  • ...and more!
(Presented by the Alaska Independent Musicians Initiative)

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Founder & President, Helping Our Music Evolve
Logan Crowell is an entrepreneur, music creator, and educator.He is the Founder and President of a 501c6 trade organization called Helping Our Music Evolve (HOME) that provides affordable shared workspace, production facilities, networking, education, mentorship, and other resources... Read More →
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Thalia Ewing

Nashville Is Not Just Country Music
Thalia Ewing aka Muziqueen is a native of Nashville, TN. Her extensive 20-year career in the music business includes artist management, copyright clearance, mechanical licensing, and royalty processing to name a few. She has worked for some of the biggest companies in music such as... Read More →
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Michael Howard

Programs Manager, AKIMI
Michael is a born-and-raised Alaskan and co-founder of the Alaska Independent Musicians Initiative, an independent project of the Northern Culture Exchange, a 501c3 organization. Working to "develop, brand, and export" Alaskan music, AKIMI is building community partnerships, organizing... Read More →
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Alex Mallett

Business Development Manager, Folk Alliance International
Alex handles sales, sponsorships, in-kind agreements and strategic partnerships for the conference, fundraising for the non-profit's charitable activities and grant writing for all of Folk Alliance International's events. Alex is uniquely suited to the role with a combination of music... Read More →
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Associate Program Director, AKIMI
After a decade of touring the world as a theatre and music performer, multi-award winning composer and performer YNGVIL landed in Alaska where she enjoys the freedom and peace to develop and execute all kinds of art projects. She recorded her first two jazz albums there; Akutaq (2010... Read More →

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Silver, AKIMI

Friday August 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Music Row 5 Omni Nashville Hotel 250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203