May 19, 2010

The EIY Handbook - Meetup and Workshop on the Warped Tour

Back in March I profiled Sarah Saturday, Founder of and touring artist with Gardening Not Architecture. For several years she has headed up booking the Kevin Says Stage on The Warped Tour. This year she will be hosting the EIY Workshop at each stop on The Warped Tour.

Each EIY Workshop on the 2010 Warped Tour will feature a presentation by Sarah, covering topics such as cultivating a thriving local music scene, how and when to take your show on the road, building a nationwide underground network, the roles of fans in the success of bands, developing your personal philosophy in work/life, and more. The Workshops and Scene Meetups will include "roll call" for attendees to meet each other and exchange contact info for future networking within their local scene; a Q&A session with a panel of people from the tour including the founder of the Warped Tour, Kevin Lyman; and distribution of the FREE "EIY Handbook" which includes 50+ questions asked by members of the EIY community and answered not only by Sarah, but also dozens of well-known artists and individuals in the music industry, including:

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman
Vincent Fiorello from Paper + Plastick / Less Than Jake
Steve Choi from Rx Bandits
Riley Breckenridge from Thrice
Dave Shapiro from The Agency Group / Velocity Records
Michael Todd from Coheed and Cambria
Photographer Bryan Sheffield
Joshua Cain and Tony Thaxton from Motion City Soundtrack
Valient Himself from Valient Thorr
Promoter Stephen Chilton (Psyko Steve)
Venue owner / promoter Middagh Goodwin
Krist Krueger from Southerly / Self Group
Star Business Management's (and ex-Toasters bassist) Matt Malles
Aderra founder Ed Donnelly
Entrepreneur / event producer John Oakes
Promoter / venue owner Steve Harm
Creative Artist Agency's Darryl Eaton
Mike Ski from The A.K.A.s
Writer / MTV Buzzworthy blogger Leslie Simon
Promoter Eddy Numbskull

You can read more about it HERE.

May 1, 2010

Aderra Concert USB Flash Drives featured in MIX Magazine

I was interviewed by MIX Magazine for an article they did on the current state of the art for Live Concerts Delivered Directly to Fans.
Here is a link to the article in the May issue of MIX.

While it is usually kind of fun to see your name in print, this was especially cool because we were recognized by one of the preeminent publications that specializes in Audio and recording. Even though Aderra is a tech start-up we built the company on a foundation of great recordings.