The city of Santa Clarita will present three music-related sessions at the 2018 Arts Symposium at The Centre on Saturday, Oct. 20.
How to Get Booked: Booking Agents 101
9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
This panel discussion will provide valuable insight into the world of the booking agent and the promoter. Panelists will share with you what they do, how they make decisions, what they are looking for when booking acts, and many other important components of creating a show.
Steve and Polly Hoganson
Steve and Polly Hoganson owned and operated Zoey’s Café in downtown Ventura for eight years. During that time they booked hundreds of bands and performers ranging from up-and -coming singer-songwriters, international acts, and Grammy-winning musicians.
Music Supervisors: Their Role and What They Look For
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Music supervisors are the often unheralded architects of movie soundtracks, the skilled specialists who match music to moments in films and TV, and help build our favorite movie music track by track. Panelists will discuss tips on how to get your songs placed, as well as current industry trends.
Scot is a music supervisor for film, TV, and news media. After finishing an internship at Lyric House Publishing in Hollywood as Music Coordinator and Licensing Specialist, he began working freelance under the moniker One T Music Supervision. He has half a dozen film supervision credits, most recently “Little Women.”
Joann LeDesma is well versed in artist management, music production, and publishing. LeDesma has worked with numerous artists like Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh, Carlos Santana, Kenny Loggins, MANA, KISS, Tom Petty, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Taking Back Sunday, Devil Wears Prada, Aggrolites, and many others.
Hunter serves as the Executive Manager to the Guild of Music Supervisors and works as a liaison to many of the top music supervisors, composers, and executives in film, TV, video games, and advertisements. His latest credit includes music coordination on the Bruckheimer TV series “Training Day” for Warner Brothers Television.
Touring: Ins and Outs
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ready to hit the road and take your music across your region, country, or even overseas? To plan a tour, you’ll need to save some money, consider transportation, come up with a route, and book your venues. Once your tour is booked, don’t forget to promote it. Organizing a tour takes some work, but when you’re rocking out to full houses in city after city, you’ll be glad you took the time to plan it well. Moderated by longtime SCV music journalist and Grammy-nominated producer Stephen K. Peeples, our panel will provide you with sound advice about touring, since they have participated in and organized hundreds of tours.
Bill is a founding member of Jack Mack & The Heart Attack Horns. He has toured the nation and played with such great’s as Bonnie Raitt, Kansas, Dan Fogerty, Glenn Frey, Neil Diamond, and many others.
Katy is an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter. With 19 albums, appearances in four major motion pictures, and consistent live touring, her career has spanned 40 years, garnering numerous rave reviews (Rolling Stone, Mojo), nominations and awards (Academy of Country Music).
Phil co-founded the band Girlfriend. The band saw its share of success including a residency in New York at the legendary Cafe Sin-é, where Jeff Buckley recorded his “Live at Sin-é”, EP. Broadway producer, James Simon signed Girlfriend to an independent recording deal and the band performed at the music festival “A Day in the Garden/Woodstock 1998.”
The Centre is located in the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.