Music University schedule announced, registration open

Published on September 4th, 2013 | by Joe Lawler

The Des Moines Music Coalition’s Music University event will be held Oct. 19 at Drake University. The DMMC has announced the schedule of events, as well as some surrounding events for the day of conferences and workshops.

On Oct. 18 there will be a pre-Music University networking event and screening of the Nels Cline documentary “Approximately Nels Cline” at 6 p.m. at a TBA location. It’s free if you’re registered for MU, $5 without.

After MU on Oct. 19 from 6-9 p.m. there will be a conference showcase with Dick Prall and other TBA acts at The Gas Lamp. Admission is free.

Registration is $25 in advance, $30 at the door or $15 in advance if you’re a student or musician.

Here’s the schedule for the conference itself:

8:30 a.m.
Registration Opens

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Des Moines Music Scene: The State of the City (free, no registration required)

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Breaking Through The Clutter: Getting Press Coverage
Do It: Get Gigs and Tour
The Art of Making Great Records
Everything I Learned about Business I Learned from Rock and Roll

11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Keynote Presentation: Nels Cline

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Jam with Nels Workshop
Run it Like a Business
I Made a Record. Who is Going to Listen?
The Show Must Go On: Behind the Scenes with Production Professionals

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Quitting Your Day Job: Creating a Successful Career in Music
It’s All About the Plan: DIY Marketing
Hitting the Road and Staying There
BiLT Guitars & Lutherie Shop: Behind the Scenes of Des Moines’ Guitar Factory

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
As Seen on TV? Music Videos Done Right
The Future is Written: Have a Plan
One-On-One: Publicity, Legal, and Reaching Your Goals
Sonic Factory Production Workshop

You can read a description of each event at the DMMC website.

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