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Think Digital Capital Week is just about social media, the democratizing effect of technology, and bridging the digital divide? 'Taint so! Our friend at imaginePR , Jem Bahaijoub, is hosting or co-hosting (with Innovation Station's Dave Mallen) a pair of events during DCWEEK.
#DCWEEK Supports Local Music With Music Industry Networking Event, Performing Artists Clinic and
9:30 Club Showcase
Washington, DC’s greatly anticipated Digital Capital Week (DCWEEK) will be supporting the local music scene with a host of events encouraging collaboration and creativity in the nation’s capital. Key events include the ‘Metro Music Source’ music industry networking party on June 15th, a ‘Performing Artists Clinic’ on June 19th, and a 9:30 Club closing party on June 19th, showcasing the best in local talent in the DC area.
The Metro Music Source (MMS) was founded nearly a year ago by co-hosts Dave Mallen (owner/producer of Innovation Station Music) and Jem Bahaijoub (owner of imaginePR) as a focal point for the thriving and diverse DC area music scene. It offers music creators and industry professionals the opportunity to socialize, share knowledge, and collaborate, while also helping to raise the profile of DC music on a national level. Past MMS events have brought together local musicians, major and indie label executives, artist managers and marketing reps, record store managers, publicists, filmmakers, music publishers, producer/engineers, and more.
As part of #DCWEEK, the Metro Music Source will be hosting a special music industry networking event on Tuesday, June 15th at Bar Louie from 6.30pm-9.30pm. The event will feature several special guests from across the industry, including Brad McCormick from WEA (Warner Elektra Atlantic) and ADA Distribution, and Derrick Ewan, aka DJ Furious Styles. Derrick is a former XM Radio DJ and mix show host known for putting the spotlight on unsigned artists in Hip Hop and R&B world. The event will be covered by DC Life magazine and will feature a FREE raffle to win a box of 30 new CDs from artists such as The Gaslight Anthem, Blitzen Trapper, Against Me!, All Time Low, The Black Keys, and the new Twilight Eclipse Soundtrack..
Another key event in the #DCWEEK calendar is the ‘Performing Artists Clinic - How To Use The Web To Your Advantage’ on June 19th from 3.30pm-4.30pm. This panel presentation and Q&A discussion will feature key industry speakers such as Sean Glover, Manager of Artist Relations at SoundExchange, Dave Sherbow, author of ‘One Fan At A Time’, and Keith Center, frontman of DC folk-rock group The Dreamscapes Project. The event will be hosted by Jem Bahaijoub, owner of imaginePR, a DC based music PR and marketing company. The panel discussion will focus on how performing artists can maximize their online experience, key elements of online branding and social media marketing, and various tips, tools and practical advice on online platforms.
#DCWEEK will end in spectacular style with techARTS closing party at the 9:30 Club on the evening of June 19th. In just three weeks 34,000 votes were cast by 10,000+ people across the city for their favorite bands to perform at the legendary venue. techARTS are happy to announce that Amber Dutton, The Very Small, McWorm, 16 Large, Vedet, Stout Cortez, Blankus Larry, Little Big Heart, and East Coast Caravan have all been invited to play.
For further information about #DCWEEK’s schedule visit www.digitalcapitalweek.org
Notes To The Editor:
Music Metro Source Networking Event
Tuesday, June 15th
6.30pm - 9.30pm
701 7th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
Cost - $20 includes 2 drinks and a shared appetizer
Register - http://metromusicsource.
Performing Artists Clinic - How To Use The Web To Your Advantage
Saturday, June 19th
3.30pm - 4.30pm
UMC Conference Facility
900 Massachusetts Ave NW,
Washington DC 20001
Cost - FREE
9:30 Club Closing Party
Saturday, June 19th
10pm - 3.30am
815 V Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Cost - $20
Register - http://techarts930.eventbrite.