Music business fair connects students with industry insiders

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If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to break into the music business, stop by the UO’s first Music Industry Networking Fair on Friday, Feb. 15.

The event takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. in Aasen-Hull Hall, also known as Room 190, in the Frohnmayer Music Building. The fair will feature more than 30 tables hosted by industry experts from leading local music businesses and organizations in a variety of categories, including venues and events management, music technology and audio production, music for film and commercial media, classical performing arts, music business and licensing, and instrument building and trade skills.

Students will have the opportunity to get one-on-one advice from music business veterans about everything from how to book gigs to navigating the ins and outs of music licensing to running a nonprofit arts organization or starting an entrepreneurial entertainment venture.

The School of Music and Dance organized the event in collaboration with the on-campus Music Industry Collective, a student-led club from the Lundquist College of Business. But it also includes interdisciplinary industry experts from across the university, such as an entertainment attorney from the School of Law and academic advisors from the School of Journalism and Communication, School of Planning, Public Policy and Management in the Lundquist College of Business and cinema studies.

Participating groups and organizations include:

Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene, Delgani String Quartet, Eugene Opera, Eugene Violin Shop, EugFun, Gung Ho Studio, Harmonic Laboratory, HiFi, Hult Center, KWVA, Lane Small Business Development Center, Local 689 Musicians Union, Music Industry Collective, Orchestra Next, Oregon Bach Festival, Oregon Mozart Players, Pacific Artists Collective, Piano Technicians Guild, RAIN Eugene, Shedd Institute, Spiller, Sprout City Studios, The Jazz Station and the WOW Hall.

UO participants include cinema studies, Lundquist College of Business, the arts and cultural leadership program in the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management, School of Journalism and Communication, School of Law, School of Music and Dance and Women in Film

For more information, contact Grace Ho at: gho@uoregon.edu