ArtisTech CEO Emily Richards and Director of A& R Jason Brock took part in a local artist mentoring session at this year's North Park Music Thing. The session was held at the Laffayette Hotel where local artists and music industry folk mingled in the lobby and by the pool under the late summer afternoon sun. Lots of great discussions where had about the future of music.
As the sessions started, ArtisTech decided to find and sign one local artist to their roster during the 3 day music extravaganza. "These artists we met today are really talented, and really eager to jump start their careers." Emily observed after the session was called to a close because it was running over its time slot. She plans to meet more over the course of the weekend.
North Park Music Thing (NPMT), previously known as North By North Park (NXNP), will feature The Presidents of the United States of America, Steve Poltz & the Rugburns and El Vez on the long list of performers scheduled to appear at its second annual event.
The all-day panel discussions, including featured speaker and performer Nathan East, will be followed by a 150-musical act Club Music Fest on more than 18 San Diego venue stages, highlighting performances from bands and individual musicians from across the region. NPMT Club Fest performers include: El Ten Eleven, Scarlet Symphony, Apes of Wrath, Get Back Loretta, The Silent Comedy, The Vision of a Dying World, Billy Midnight, The Powerchords, Republic of Letters, MC Flow, Lisa Sanders, Robin Henkel, Shawn Rohlf and Peter Bolland, among others.
On Sunday, Aug. 9, the debut of the NPMT Street Festival will follow all-day panel discussions with three stages of live music, local art and an international food court along El Cajon Blvd.
ArtisTech Media was added at the last minute to the list of panelists set to discuss various elements of the music business.
All proceeds from North Park Music Thing will be donated to the San Diego Music Foundation, which seeks to enrich the San Diego music community by providing professional development opportunities and assistance to local musicians. The Foundation organizes the annual San Diego Music Awards show, recognizing the achievements of the local music community, and also encourages the next generation of musicians through its Taylor Guitars for Schools program, which has provided over 1000 guitars to 56 elementary schools in San Diego County, who include guitar in their music curriculum.
ArtisTech will announce the artist we plan to sign in a few weeks.
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