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Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

PLAG x Earthquaker Devices Workshop: Building Your Pedal Board

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Join PLAG Workshops on July 21st as we team up with EarthQuaker Devices, artists NovellerVAVÁLara Somogyi, and Kaitlin Wolfberg, and Bedrock LA for a workshop on building out your pedal board. All four artists will give you their tips and tricks, followed by a demonstration of their set up. We will have Earthquaker's FULL pedal board on hand - that's right, every one of their pedals - so you'll have time to play around with some new goodies as well.

July 21st || 12:00pm
Bedrock LA
FREE || ALL AGES
RSVP: http://bit.ly/PLAGxEarthquakerWS

This workshop is strictly limited to 10 attendees. RSVP here before 6:00pm on Tuesday, July 3rd and we will randomly select 10 people from the registrations. Attendees will need to pay a $20 refundable deposit if selected. Your $20 will be returned to you on the date of the workshop if you attend. If this is cost prohibitive for you, please reach out to info@plagpresents.com. We do not want to price anyone out of knowledge.

We'll have a donation jar at the door if you would like to contribute. You can also donate on Venmo at @plagworkshops or Paypal at donate@plagpresents.com. We're a 501(c)(3) now so you can deduct it all on your taxes! Help us keep these workshops going.

We'd also like to extend a HUGE thank you to Bedrock LA for donating their space to us for the afternoon. Please give them a shout for your recording and rehearsal space needs.

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Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

PLAG x Make Noise Workshop: Intro to Modular Synths

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Join PLAG Workshops on June 30th as we team up with Make Noise, artist Bana Haffar, and Bedrock LA for an introduction to modular synths. Using Make Noise’s 0-COAST, Bana will walk you through what modular synths are, how to get started with them, and leave you with enough skill to continue building on your own.

June 30th || 1:00pm
Bedrock LA
FREE || ALL AGES
RSVP: http://bit.ly/PLAGxMakeNoiseWS

This workshop is strictly limited to 10 attendees. RSVP here before 6:00pm on Friday, June 15th and we will randomly select 10 people from the registrations. Attendees will need to pay a $20 refundable deposit if selected. Your $20 will be returned to you on the date of the workshop if you attend. If this is cost prohibitive for you, please reach out to info@plagpresents.com. We do not want to price anyone out of knowledge.

We are honored to have Bana Haffar leading this workshop: Bana Haffar is an artist who explores live modular synthesizer performance. Prior to switching over to synthesizers, she played bass professionally in Los Angeles, as a touring and session musician. She began using eurorack format modular synthesizers in 2014, having had no prior knowledge of synthesis. Through modular synthesis, Bana is attempting to dismantle years of institutional ‘conditioning’ in traditional systems of music theory and rediscover sound. Haffar is also the co-creator of Modular on the Spot, a monthly outdoor synth happening that began on the Los Angeles river and has since spread to many cities across the United States. 

We'll have a donation jar at the door if you would like to contribute. You can also donate on Venmo at @plagworkshops or Paypal at donate@plagpresents.com. We're a 501(c)(3) now so you can deduct it all on your taxes! Help us keep these workshops going.

We'd also like to extend a HUGE thank you to Bedrock LA for donating their space to us for the afternoon. Please give them a shout for your recording and rehearsal space needs.

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Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

PLAG x Mija Workshop: Mujeres in Music

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PLAG Presents is teaming up with mija mgmt to bring in a panel of Latinas in music to talk about community, giving back, artist development, and breaking your artist into the mainstream.

June 23rd || 12:30pm doors || 1:00pm workshop start
The Hi Hat
FREE || ALL AGES
RSVP: http://bit.ly/PLAGxMijaWS

Moderator: Francisca Valenzuela (artist, founder & director of RuidosaFestival)
Panelists: 
:: Doris Munoz (mija mgmt)
:: Marty Preciado (Nylon Español)
:: Marjorie Garcia (King Holmes Paterno & Soriano)
:: Danielle Quebrado (Biz 3)

We'll have a donation jar at the door if you would like to contribute. You can also donate on Venmo at @plagworkshops or Paypal at donate@plagpresents.com. We're a 501(c)(3) now so you can deduct it all on your taxes! Help us keep these workshops going.

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May
20
1:00 PM13:00

PLAG Workshop: A&R in the Streaming Age

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This PLAG Workshop brings together a panel of A&R representatives from record labels and music publishers to talk about who they're signing, how they find the acts they're signing, how streaming music has affected that process, and what modern record and publishing deals look like.

May 20th || 12:30pm doors || 1:00pm workshop start
The Echoplex
FREE || ALL AGES
RSVP: http://bit.ly/PLAGWS8

Moderator: Katrina Bleckley (PLAG)
Panelists: 
:: Rachel Cragg (Nettwerk)
:: Cathy Pellow (Sargent House)
:: Amanda Samii (Kobalt)

We'll have a donation jar at the door if you would like to contribute. You can also donate on Venmo at @plagworkshops or Paypal at donate@plagpresents.com. We're a 501(c)(3) now so you can deduct it all on your taxes! Help us keep these workshops going.

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Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

PLAG Workshop: The Power of Brand Partnerships

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PLAG Workshops return on April 28th for a discussion of brand partnerships. What are brands looking for in artist partners? What do these deals look like? How can you approach brands you are interested in working with? We'll answer it all.

April 28th || 12:30pm doors || 1:00pm workshop start
The Satellite
FREE || 21+ (sorry, kids)
RSVP: http://bit.ly/PLAGWS7

Moderator: Katrina Bleckley (PLAG)
Panelists (bios below): 
:: Alisann Blood (SVP, Brand Partnerships, Maverick)
:: Zoë King (SVP, Brand Partnerships and Development, Paradigm Talent Agency)
:: Marisol Segal (Brand Partnerships Lead, Sonos)
:: Christy Willingham (Consumer marketing, Xperi)

We'll have a donation jar at the door if you would like to contribute. You can also donate on Venmo at @plagworkshops or Paypal at donate@plagpresents.com. We're a 501(c)(3) now so you can deduct it all on your taxes! Help us keep these workshops going.

Panelist bios:

:: Alisann Blood is currently Senior Vice President, Brand Partnerships at Maverick where she leads marketing efforts and develop strategic partnerships for brands and the Maverick roster of artists, which includes Madonna, Paul McCartney, The Weeknd, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus, among others. She has more than a decade of experience in the brand partnerships space most recently at Crush Music where she spearheaded opportunities with top global brands and Crush's roster of talent. Prior to Crush, she was Vice President of Brand Partnerships & Sync at Capitol Music Group and has held various integrated marketing roles at Steve Madden, ID-PR, Island Def Jam Music Group and Elektra Entertainment. Alisann graduated from the SI Newhouse School of Communications with a degree in Television/Radio/Film.  

:: Zoë Sonquist King is currently Senior Vice President, Brand Partnerships + Development at Paradigm Talent Agency, where she helps to identify new ways to create innovative partnerships between worldwide brands and Paradigm’s clients. The agency’s roster includes the likes of Lorde, Sia, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Alessia Cara, and Zedd among others.

Before joining Paradigm, her experience totals over a decade in partnerships, advertising, and synch at Warner Bros Records, Capitol Music Group, ad agencies and as one of the founders of the music networking group “Synch This.” While she studied political science at the University of California in Santa Barbara, her real music education began at her college job working the counter at Just Play Music – a local indie record shop.

:: Marisol Segal is a brand marketing, content and industry relations specialist with 20 years of experience in music and technology. She has held leadership positions at a number of innovative companies including music streaming service, Rdio and global digital distributor, IODA. She currently serves as Brand Partnerships Lead for Sonos.

:: Christy Willingham oversees consumer marketing partnerships and strategy for the Xperi family of technology brands, including audio pioneer DTS and HD Radio. With more than 12 years of experience in the music and entertainment marketing industries, she preaches the importance of developing compelling and authentic collaborations between creators and brands to drive impactful engagement with consumers.

Over recent years, Christy has lead collaborations with artists including Imagine Dragons, One Republic, Young M.A, Reggie Watts, Hans Zimmer, The Jimmy Hendrix Estate, Jon Bellion, Deepak Chopra, Phantogram and Big Boi, among others. She has also spearheaded integrated marketing activations for film releases and gaming launches with studios such as Lionsgate, Universal, Warner Bros Interactive and Disney Interactive, and product launches with brands like VIZIO, Logitech, McIntosh, SteelSeries, Sound United and more. 

Prior to Xperi, Christy held various roles within Warner Music Group, starting as a college marketing rep for WEA in Louisville and followed by a move to the Marketing department out of the Warner Bros. Records’ ski lodge in Burbank. In her Marketing role, she handled end-to-end marketing programs and project managed album production and distribution for a slew of artists, including My Chemical Romance and Avenged Sevenfold, as well as composers including Tyler Bates and Atticus Ross. Christy is an LA native, holds a BSBA degree in Marketing from the University of Louisville and is a full time soccer hooligan.

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Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

PLAG Workshop #6: The Business of Radio

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Regardless of what The Buggles may think, radio play and touring are still the two main market drivers and indicators of success in the American music industry. This month, we will be hosting women from both the station and the promotion side of the radio business. They're some of the best out there and we're honored to have them.

November 11 || Doors at 12:30pm || The Hi Hat || FREE

Moderator: Katrina Bleckley (Play Like A Girl)
Panelists (bios below): 
:: Kat Corbett (The World Famous KROQ)
:: Tobi Lynn (ALT987FM / KCRW)
:: Melissa Maxx (955KLOS)
:: Edie Lundeen (CO5 Music)
:: Chia Chiapetta (WestCoastChia Promotion)

RSVP here: https://goo.gl/qK1X4Z
Seating is first come, first served

Tobi Lynn: Tobi Lynn is currently an on-air host and music curator for ALT987fm and KCRW in Los Angeles. More specifically, she curates and hosts ALT's Music Discovery Show and LA-centric show called Close To Home every Sunday from 8-10p PT. Formerly, in 2001 she built the music library from scratch for the college/indie channel called XMU on XM Satellite Radio in DC. She selected and programmed the music on XMU and hosted a daily indie music mid-day show for the 8 years of XM's existence prior to the satellite merger. She's originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and began her radio career in college at DePauw University's WGRE in Greencastle, Indiana. Her first legit, paying radio gig was hosting an afternoon talk show called Tobi Talk on WLBK in DeKalb, Illinois - but after three years in the cornfields she packed up her Geo Metro and moved to LA for the first time. She was a part-time on-air host at Y107fm and curated and hosted a daily indie music morning show for the groundbreaking Soundbreak.com during the dotcom heyday. 

Melissa Maxx: Once upon a time, in a far away land filled with strip malls and big hair, there lived a little girl. The land was called “Longuyland” and the little girl was known as “Missy.” Missy dreamed she would one day grow up and become a famous drummer in a rock band (like a female Keith Moon, only alive and without a drug problem). However, when Missy started school she met an evil, calorically challenged, sexist pig music teacher, who told her drums were for boys, and forced her to play the clarinet and join chorus. With a lip full of splinters and a broken heart, Missy practiced the clarinet and sang.

Until one day, in an ugly cafeteria incident, which she is still in therapy for, it was brought to Missy’s attention that she couldn’t carry a tune, and the clarinet case she carried was “geeky.” Dejected, rejected, and with pieces of cheese sticks in her pig-tailed hair she wondered, “How, oh how, will I ever be on the radio and get backstage at concerts if I’m not in a band?”

Then one day a fairy godmother appeared, disguised as the head of the school audio/visual squad, and told Missy there was an opening for a “morning announcement” person. The person who took this job would be in charge of making important announcements, like assemblies, plus get out of homeroom. Missy knew, deep down, this was her destiny. After a few more years of microphone practice, thanks to a drive through window at a local quality fast food establishment, which did not serve cheese sticks, Melissa Maxx was born.

(Fast Forward to a time when schools no longer served cheese sticks because they are bad for you.) After studying TV/ Radio broadcasting in college and several jobs in radio Markets with 90 or 91 listeners. Melissa Maxx moved to Boston and got her first major market job at WBCN where she stayed for 10 years. She then moved to Los Angeles and was the executive producer, writer and VJ for the first made for mobile rock video channel. Melissa Maxx now finds herself at the legendary KLOS and pinches herself daily (pinches-not gooses) that she gets to work with some of the most legendary air personalities in the country! Addendum. These days Melissa prefers string cheese to cheese sticks.

Edie Lundeen: Over 20 years of working in radio promotion and marketing at the following companies: Atlantic, Virgin, Lava, Capitol, Sony RED Distribution, Beggars Group and Cult. A couple years ago, launched my own promotion and marketing company, Black Dog Music Marketing and soon partnered with CO5 Music that became a brand under their umbrella. After a few shifts internally at CO5, I’m now a national director there and still hold my Black Dog brand as well.  www.co5music.com

A couple years ago, CO5 launched The Gathering in Louisville, KY that is a music showcase platform for Alternative music. The attendees that come are Alternative radio programers, music supervisors, and bloggers. www.thegatheringmusic.com

I recently branched out to artist management. My first client is No Small Children, an all female pop-punk trio based here in Los Angeles. They are three school teachers by day and rockers by night! Their songs have been featured in the recent remake of Ghostbusters and the Drew Barrymore show, Santa Clarita Diet.  www.nosmallchildren.com

Chia Chiapetta: Chia grew up in Chicago and graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in broadcast journalism. From college, she moved to LA and spent over 20 years in radio promotion at Mercury Records, Columbia Records, and the Island Def Jam Music Group, where she served as Senior Vice President Promotion, All Rock Formats. In June of 2017, she branched out to start her own promotion, marketing, and consulting company called WestCoastChia Promotion.

Chia currently lives in Hollywood with her 3 year old daughter, Juliette.

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Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

PLAG WORKSHOP #4: Pitch Perfect

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SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2017

PITCH PERFECT: NAVIGATING THE WORLD OF PRESS AND PUBLICITY

A few good pieces of press can be the key to landing an opening slot on a tour, grabbing an A&R rep's attention, or bringing in new fans you may never have reached otherwise. Getting those first write-ups under your belt can sometimes seem impossible.

For this month's PLAG Workshop, moderated by Uproxx Music's Caitlin White, we have brought in a panel of female music writers and publicists to demystify the the press process.

PLAG Workshop #4 || Pitch Perfect: Navigating the World of Press and Publicity

September 23rd at 1:00pm || The Hi Hat || FREE

Moderator: Caitlin White (Uproxx Music)
Panelists (bios below): 
:: Danielle Bacher
:: Katie Bain
:: Caroline Borolla (Clarion Call) 
:: Christine Morales (Epitaph / Anti- Records)
:: Mara Shalhoup (LA Weekly)

RSVP here: https://goo.gl/eWm312
Seating is first come, first served

:: Caitlin White: Caitlin White has been the Managing Editor of Uproxx Music for a little over a year, but has worked in the industry for the past five years at places like Complex, MTV, Stereogum and Brooklyn Magazine. From writing personal missives about Lorde and female-driven pop music, to reporting on more serious topics like sexual assault, sexism, and discrimination, her career has continually focused on empowering and uplifting women and the LGBQT community in this field. Her expertise further extends into hip-hop and folk/country, drawing parallels between previously divided factions of music and always seeking to break down stereotypes and boundaries between disparate genres. No matter what topic she's writing about, emotional reporting and empathy remain at the core of her work.

:: Danielle Bacher:: Danielle is a journalist known for her immersive, gonzo writing style, investigative stories and being plugged into the Los Angeles entertainment, music and literary scenes. She received her B.A. in Journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia. While in school, she began her career as an intern at Magnet, a renowned music magazine. Since moving to Southern California, she has contributed to Esquire, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, InStyle, GQ, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Maxim, Nylon, Men’s Health, Vice, Interview Magazine, LA Weekly and the Los Angeles Times, and served as Music Editor for the OC Weekly. In her work, she has profiled Amanda Knox after her final acquittal, musicians like Brian Wilson and Dave Navarro, actors Bill Hader, Bob Odenkirk, Nick Offerman, Charlie Hunnam and Chris Evans and legendary writer/directors David Lynch and Oliver Stone. She’s investigated Fox News and Roger Ailes, the Kesha and Dr. Luke saga, Katy Perry and a nun’s convent that housed pedophile priests and Chris Brown’s alleged drug use and downward spiral. Her favorite piece of work is a feature story for Esquire about her autistic brother’s experiences in the dating world. (http://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/sex/a42078/love-relationship-autism-spectrum/)

:: Katie Bain: Katie Bain is a writer and editor living in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in and on websites, magazines and literary journals including Vice, Racked, Noisey, L.A. Weekly, the LA Times, Beatport News and The Rattling Wall. Her writing focuses primarily on music culture as it relates to artists, festivals, legal policy, history and travel. She loves bass music and national parks.  

:: Caroline Borolla: Originally from Philadelphia but based in Los Angeles, veteran publicist Caroline Borolla joined the Clarion Call Media team in May 2016, bringing with her a host of wonderful talent such as Aloha, Casket Girls, Dan Deacon, Haley Bonar, Matt Pond PA, Orenda Fink, Steady Holiday, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Wire and many more. Over her 12+ year career, Borolla has worked at other esteemed companies such as Motormouth Media, Big Hassle and Riot Act Media. She has handled releases on virtually every great label in indie rock, including Domino, Merge, Kill Rock Stars, Temporary Residence, Saddle Creek, FatCat as well as festivals such as Outside Lands, The Governor's Ball, Bonnaroo and Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival. 

:: Christine Morales: Christine Morales has been a music publicist for 10+ years. She spent the first half of her career working with artists at Motormouthmedia. Currently, Christine is the Director of Publicity at Epitaph/Anti- Records.

:: Mara Shalhoup: I've been the editor of the L.A. Weekly since February 2015, before which I served as editor of the Chicago Reader and of Atlanta's Creative Loafing. Back in my muckraking days, I won a Clarion Award for my portrayal of a teenage prostitute turned triple murderer, was a two-time Livingston Award finalist, and spent an inordinate amount of time obsessing over cocaine, hip-hop and organized crime (see BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family, St. Martin's Press).

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