NYC Event: Musician Career – GigSalad a good business model for gigging musicians

Text by Dawoud Kringle

GigSalad"s Mark Steiner

(Photo by Dawoud Kringle)

On Monday, April 11th, 2016, Musicians For Musicians (MFM) held its first workshop. The event featured GigSalad.com founder Mark Steiner.

GigSalad.com is an online service that connects entertainment buyers, event planners, venues, festivals, and other standard live music outlets (weddings, corporate events, memorial services, etc.) with musicians, singers, non-musical performers, models, comedians, actors, and other performers. Buyers and event planners are also members, which facilitates performers and buyers finding each other. GigSalad is also partnering with other services, such as CD Baby.

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The Roots’ Black Thought Presents: The Last Dragon, a unique, one-night-only screening experience

Taimak , Black Thought & El DeBargeWho: Black Thought
What: Black Ink Presents: The Last Dragon
When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
Where: Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Black Thought, lead singer and emcee of the iconic hip-hop band The Roots, will host a special film screening of The Last Dragon. The screening is the first in an expected series of events highlighting classic “throwback” movies with memorable soundtracks.Tuesday’s screening will be followed by Black Thought leading a first-time-ever conversation with the film’s star, Taimak and with El DeBarge, singer of the soundtrack’s biggest hit, “Rhythm of the Night.”

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Philadelphia’s Fifth Annual One-Day Center City Jazz Festival 2016

Center City Jazz Festival Returns for Jazz Appreciation Month on April 30, 2016

Fifth Annual Center City Jazz Festival in Philadelphia coincides with Jazz Appreciation Month. The festival has announced a jam-packed schedule of 20 bands performing at five venues over six hours, all within walking distance of each other in the heart of Center City.

The CCJF is sponsored by Fifth City Productions, Wyncote Foundation, and Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

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