The Recording Academy San Francisco Chapter Music Business Night School Sponsored by Michael Romanowski Mastering


Apr 06 to 27 20156:00pm - 10:00pm


Join The Recording Academy San Francisco Chapter for Music Business Night School, a weekly professional development series for music creators, presented by leading professionals in the field. Performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and music makers will learn from the experts how to make more money making music. The Spring 2015 Session will feature one important theme: Identifying Revenue Streams. We will explore four distinct areas of revenue generation for music creators.

Hosted at The Chapel music hall in San Francisco, four consecutive Monday-night sessions (April 6-27) from 7–9 p.m. will feature presentations on need-to-know topics for music makers and professionals, including post-presentation interaction with fellow participants. The sessions are complimentary for Recording Academy members and now just $25 per session for non-members. After-party and membership mixer to follow each session at The Chapel, each sponsored by a Chapter partner.

Members are invited to attend any of the sessions in the series; there is no requirement to complete all four sessions. You must register separately for each session to attend. 

Please Note: Despite the name, this is not an accredited degree or certificate program.

Doors: 6:00 p.m.
Presentation start:  7:00 p.m.
After Party: 8:30-10:00 p.m.
RSVP REQUIRED: Please visit each individual session page for additional detail and to RSVP or purchase tickets

Music Business Night School 2015 Sessions: TAP THE REVENUE STREAM

1. April 6: Maximizing Your Music on Pandora
Presented by: Jason Feinberg, Director of Artist Marketing, Pandora and Cliff Goldmacher, Songwriter and Producer/Engineer
Explore how Pandora works and how to make the most money from the widely used music streaming service. Discover how to get your music on Pandora and get paid with an emphasis on maximizing royalty revenues.
After-Party Sponsored by  Michael Romanowski Mastering and Coast Recorders

2.  April 13: Crafting Your Music Marketing Plan
Presented by: Bryan Calhoun, Head of Digital Strategy, Blueprint Group / Maverick, and
Gino Robair, Rastacan Records and Technical  Editor of 
Electronic Musician magazine
Learn how to craft a business and marketing plan for your music release to get noticed and make money: define success, manage your resources, and analyze results for maximum impact.
After-Party Sponsored by Snapped On The River Music (Denver, CO)

3.  April 20: The Art of Crowdfunding
Presented by: Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan, authors of The Indie Band Survival Guide
Master the art of successful crowdfunding: how to give and to receive, examples of successful campaign strategies, and identify the best host for your needs.
After-Party Sponsored by Different Fur Studios

4. April 27: Music Publishing and Placement
Presented by: Jennifer Blakeman, CCO, Atlas Music Publishing Group with special guest
Publishing is a major source of revenue for many in the music industry. Learn what a music publisher does and how to make the most from your copyright with a special emphasis on licensing and song placement.
After-Party Sponsored by  Michael Romanowski Mastering and Coast Recorders

Music Business Night School is Free for Members of The Recording Academy; $25 for Non-Members
Please visit each individual session page for additional detail and to RSVP

Hosted by: The Chapel                                                              

After-parties Sponsored by:      
Michael Romanowski Mastering and Coast Recorders
Snapped On The River Music (Denver/Boulder, CO)
Different Fur Studios

After Party and SF Chapter Member Mixer to follow each session from 8:30-10pm at The Chapel.                         

The Recording Academy® San Francisco Chapter MUSIC BUSINESS NIGHT SCHOOL