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Ditched Class Again? Indie Night School Now Podcasting

Pioneering DIY Music Seminar Available as an Audio Download

New York (PRWEB) September 18, 2005 -- Following 5 sold-out sessions and a write-up in the New York Times, it's become increasingly more difficult to get into a session of Indie Night School. So, in the spirit of community and free access to information, Indie Night School is now available anywhere & anytime as an audio podcast.

INS is a music conference series that deals with all the many aspects of running a band professionally, independently, successfully, and ethically. The panels give people the chance to meet decision-makers who run the music industry, ask them down-to-earth questions, and receive straightforward answers. Each session seeks to explicate a different aspect of the music industry, such as how the A&R process works, how to find (or become) a band manager, how to get online and print publicity, and how to find legal representation.

DIY seminars tend to promise a lot but in actuality deliver vague ideas of how a working band can navigate the complexities of an ever-changing music industry. What sets INS apart is that each session delivers current information from relevant, high-caliber music industry players. Recent panelists include the managers of Interpol, stellastarr*, Blonde Redhead, VHS or Beta, and The Cloud Room; A&R representatives from Atlantic Records, Kill Rock Stars, French Kiss Records, TVT Records, and Warner Brothers Records; journalists from Time Out NYC, Entertainment Weekly, Gothamist, Oh My Rockness, The Simple Mission, and UltraGrrl.

Tom Sean, member of the NYC band The Black Spoons (http://www.theblackspoons.com), is the host of each session of INS. Upset with the dearth of matter-of-fact information available to independent bands, The Black Spoons took matters into their own hands and started Indie Night School as a vehicle to help themselves and their peers in the summer of 2005.

The INS podcast is available for download at http://www.iconocastic.com. The next session of INS will be held on September 28th at Pianos in Manhattan. For more information please go to http://indienightschool.blogspot.com

Other links:
NY Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/04/arts/music/04ryzi.html

Direct link to part 1 of the INS #1 podcast file: http://www.iconocastic.com/audio/Iconocastic_Indie_Night_School_1_pt1.mp3

Part 2:


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