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[Music Timeline]

What are some current trends in in the music business and in different genres ? In the industry in general (promotion, financing, business…)

“I want a career in the industry as well” – What should I do? As an artists? As a promoter? As a producer?

Our esteemed Panelists are:

Amanda Bloom is a singer as well as publicity and communications manager at Crossover Media) A Brooklyn resident, Amanda is also an active NYC jazz vocalist who draws musical inspiration from a wide range of influences. Crossover Media’s projects which encompass multiple genres has been a great fit for her both personally and professionally. Amanda earned a BM in jazz vocal performance from the Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University under the guidance of Jay Clayton & Gary Thomas.

Kadijat Salawudeen is a songwriter, social media manager, and PR/A&R Director of Oz Nation Records LLC. Just at 18, Kadijat quickly adapted to the lifestyle branching into photography and videography. She currently interns at Emmis Communications taking over radio stations WBLS/WLIB/ and Hot 97. In addition, she’s worked with Yandy Smith Harris as a writer on her lifestyle brand “Everything Girls Love”, in addition to earning the title of production assistant on “The Heaven King Show” featuring Tianne and Heaven King, the Dancers (from the Ellen Show).

Nico Mills is a recent graduate of The Institute of Audio Research. IAR has a partnership with St. Johns which allows communication arts students to attend their program and receive 30 hours of college credit from it. At the moment Mills is shopping his productions online and thru certain industry connections he has made within past two years of being in NYC (Mills is from DC originally). He was recently interning out of Joelle Ortiz’s personal studio and has a couple productions pending as placements on his upcoming album. Joelle Ortiz is a NY based Hip Hop Artist signed to Eminem’s Shady Aftermath Label.

The panel will lead the discussion on the music industries, including producing, promoting, and marketing.

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