Friday, November 20, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EST) Wheaton, MD
FREE tickets available at:http://wheatonaudioproject.eventbrite.com
Open Mic Wheaton is a celebration of audio performance, related technology, and the business of audio. The event will have panel discussions, networking, and live performances including music, spoken word, storytelling, and other disciplines centered on the experience of hearing. The event is a great showcase for artists from the Greater DC area [Maryland, DC, Virginia]. Everyone is invited to come to Chuck Levin's Music Center [Performance Space] in Wheaton on Friday, November 20, at 3:30 pm.
3:30pm - 4pm Doors Open, informal networking, welcome
4pm - 6:10pm PANEL DISCUSSIONS
6:10pm - 6:30 pm Networking, refreshments available, and gear exhibition [part 1]
6:30pm - 7:10 pm Networking, refreshments, and gear exhibition [part 2]
7:10pm to 9:10pm AUDIO SHOWCASE: Open Mic and Jam Session
9:10pm - 9:30pm Closing Comments
We will have two education panels from 4pm - 6:10pm:
• The Art of Audio Recording - a discussion of the process of audio recording.
• Law and the Business of Music - presented by Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA)
Networking reception will follow the panels. [Dinner will be available for sale from local restaurants.]
We will have a live performance showcase from 7:10pm to 9:10pm that will include live music, spoken word, live storytelling, and other disciplines centered on the experience of hearing.
Greg Lukens is a GRAMMY award-winning sound engineer who has built two successful businesses over nearly four decades. He was one of the pioneers in the live sound industry, building and designing his own large venue concert sound system which toured with Rush and other super groups of the time. He is vice president of Washington Professional Systems in Wheaton, a multimillion-dollar company he co-founded with the Levin family, which also owns Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center in Wheaton. His company designs, sells and installs high-end audio and visual systems to clients including Fortune 500 companies and federal, state and local governments. In addition to producing recordings for musicians, Greg has worked in many of the area's concert venues, including designing and installing audio, video and lighting systems for Rams Head Live! and the Music Center at Strathmore.
Adam Levin comes to us from Chuck Levin's Music Center, the largest independent music store in the country. Opened in 1958, it is still family owned and operated. Adam has vast experience with the huge array of audio and recording equipment available. Adam has worked with clients ranging from large corporations to indie filmmakers to help find the right tools and solutions.
Ken Kaufman is an attorney specializing in entertainment and media law, copyright, content and music licensing, Internet law, social media, sports law, and the evolving new technologies in the entertainment and computer fields. Ken has extensive experience as both in-house and outside counsel in the entertainment and communications industries. Immediately prior to joining Manant, Phelps & Phillips LLP, Ken was a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Previously he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Showtime/The Movie Channel Inc. (now known as Showtime Networks Inc.); as Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel of PolyGram Records, Inc.; and as General Counsel of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In two of those positions he was the first in-house attorney and organized the in-house legal department. In addition, for several years he served as a Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School, teaching a course on copyright, entertainment and Internet law. He also served as assistant counsel of a U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee and as law clerk to Judge Warren J. Ferguson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Tom Goldfogle Since starting Full Circle Entertainment in 1996, Tom Goldfogle has used his interests and his background and experience from 33 years in the music industry to manage a variety of business endeavors simultaneously. He managed the legendary recording artist Chuck Brown's career, is the label manager for Raw Venture Records, administers the publishing for Swing T Publishing, Inc. (a recipient of BMI's 2002 Most Performed Urban Song Award), does both domestic and international booking agency work and consults on numerous entertainment ventures and recording projects. He is a current voting member and former Board of Governor member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. For 21 years Tom was the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Owner of Liaison Records, Inc., a national independent distribution company and one stop. During that time he also organized a successful music industry convention, The Music Business Forum, which ran for six years, attracting national and regional industry members, and was the Mid-Atlantic Regional Supervisor for the Record World retail music chain.
Open Mic Wheaton is part of the Wheaton Art and Culture Series ("WACS"), which consists of 3 live pop-up events held at Chuck Levin's Music Center in the Wheaton Urban District. [www.wacseries.com]
• Oct 23, 2015 for Wheaton Film Festival, TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: http://wheatonfilmfest.eventbrite.com
• Nov 13, 2015 for Wheaton Art Project, TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: http://wheatonartproject.eventbrite.com
• Nov 20, 2015 for Open Mic Wheaton, TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: http://wheatonaudioproject.eventbrite.com
This event is produced by Arune Labs, co-produced by Chuck Levin's Music Center and supported in part by the Montgomery County government, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, WALA, Gandhi Brigade, DC Media Makers, DC Filmmakers, Docs In Progress, Adobe Software, and Final Draft Software.
In addition to live events, the project will also produce audio and video content from the live events in order to help create long-term benefits for the artists, local businesses, and the community.