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      November 9, 2013

      Saturday  10:00 AM

      8001 Terrace
      Middleton, Wisconsin 53562

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      Makin' it in the Music Biz

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      Wisconsin School Music Association event for musicians of all ages, 10 am-4 pm, 11/9, Full Compass, with talks, panel discussions, clinics on recording, contracts & more. Free (includes lunch). RSVP: 608-850-3566

      When: 11/09/13 @ 10:00am
      Call: 608-850-3566

      More Information:
      Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA), Full Compass and Dennis Graham Associates have teamed up to present "Makin' It In the Music Biz" - a special gathering of music professionals who will share insightful music industry knowledge with musicians of all ages. The event, based on the popular Launchpad music program is FREE (including lunch) to all participants and takes place at Full Compass in Madison on Saturday, November 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

      "Launchpad celebrates the reach of music education and that's exactly what this event is also designed to do. While it targets youth, musicians of all skill levels, ages and genres are invited to attend for free and learn tips and tricks from the music professionals," said Tim Wurgler, WSMA program director.

      "Makin' It In the Music Biz" features notable music business professionals, such as drummer Tommy Igoe (Yamaha Artist), guitarist Marc Bonilla (Yamaha Artist), Biatch Dee (WJJO radio personality), Vic Thomas (Summerfest), Rokker (Maximum Ink), Kevin Peckham (Full Compass), Brian Nolan (Full Compass), Roy Elkins (Broadjam), Rich Denhart (Madison Media Institute), Cathy Dethmers (High Noon Saloon), Jef Pertzborn (SRO Artist), Beth Kille (musician), Hanah Jon Taylor (Selmer Artist), Rick Tvedt (MAMAs), Jamie Kember and Kyle Wrightley (The Big Payback band).

      The event includes a variety of tracks: guitar and drum clinics; how to avoid costly mistakes in the studio/tips for recording; ways to get your band noticed; stepping it up with social media and online resources; process of song writing; making music that makes money; making the most of practicing, rehearsing and performing; and panel discussions on publishing, royalties, copyright, contracts, artist management and touring.

      "Jonathan and I are long-time passionate supporters of school music programs. Hosting a workshop for these amazingly talented young musicians is just another way we can offer our support," stated Susan Lipp, who owns Full Compass with her husband Jonathan Lipp.

      Sponsors include Yamaha, Nicholas Family Foundation, Les Paul Foundation, Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation, TVW, Tilt Media, Maximum Ink, Sherwood Press, WJJO FM, HOT JAMZ, The Zone, Madison Media Institute, Theodore W. Batterman Family Foundation and Courtier Foundation.

      Register for free by emailing For more information, go to

      Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) is a service organization with more than 1,000 member public and private schools. Each year, more than 220,000 students take the initiative to become involved in WSMA activities, including District and State Music Festivals, Concert Festivals, State Honors Music Project, State Marching Band Championships, Launchpad and Student Composition Project.

      10:00 - 10:45 - Gathering - Studio 1
      Making the most of the Day and Resources Available
      Introduction of Clinicians and Yamaha Artists
      The Road Taken: Ways To Be Successful But Real - Yamaha Artists

      11:00 - 12:00 - Small Group Sessions
      a. Drum Clinic (Studio 1)
      Yamaha Artist - Tommy Igoe
      b. Guitar Clinic (Atrium Stage)
      Yamaha Artist - Marc Bonilla

      11:00 - 11:30
      a. Getting Your Band Noticed and What To do Then? (Control Room 1)
      Biatch Dee - Getting Played on the Radio
      Rokker - Getting Into Print Media

      11:30 - 12:00 - Small Group Sessions
      a. Recording - The Do's and Don'ts of Digital Recording (Control Room 2)
      Kevin Peckham and Ted Jenkins (Full Compass)

      12:00 - 12:45 - Roundtable Lunch - An opportunity to Network and Talk

      1:00 - 2:15 - Panel Discussion - Music Business Professionals
      Items include Publishing, Royalties, Copyright, Contracts, Artist Management, Touring and Topics from the Floor (Studio 1)
      Roy Elkins (Broadjam) Moderator
      Cathy Dethmers (High Noon Saloon); Jef Pertzborn (SRO Artists); Rich Denhart (Madison Media Institute); Elizabeth Russell (Entertainment Lawyer); Rick Tvedt (MAMA's); Vic Thomas (Summerfest); Biatch Dee (WJJO FM); Rokker (Maximum Ink).

      2:20 - 2:50 - Small Group Sessions
      a. Making Music That Makes Money (Control Room 1)
      Jef Pertzborn (SRO Artists); Roy Elkins (Broadjam)

      b. The Band and Your Fans - Using Social Media to Your Advantage (Studio 1)
      Tommy Igoe (Yamaha Artist); Beth Kille (Musician)

      c. Getting Your Band Noticed and What To do Then? - Repeat
      (Control Room 2)
      Cathy Dethmers - Getting Booked in Clubs
      Vic Thomas - Getting Booked at Festivals

      d. Making the Song Your Own - The artful use of Improvisation (Studio 2)
      Hanah Jon Taylor (Selmer Artist;Madison Media Institute

      2:55 - 3:25 - Small Group Sessions
      a. Being in the Band - Writing, Practicing and Performing Together (Studio 1)
      Jamie Kember and Kyle Wrightley (The Big Payback)

      b. The Process of Song Writing - More than Just Inspiration (Studio 2)
      Marc Bonilla (Yamaha Artist)

      c. Recording - The Do's and Don'ts of Digital Recording (Control Room 2)
      Kevin Peckham and Ted Jenkins - Full Compass

      d. What To Do With Criticism - How To Make It Work For Your Band
      (Control Room 2)
      Beth Kille (Musician and Launchpad Judges); Rick Tvedt (MAMA's and Launchpad Judge); Paula Brusky (UW Oshkosh)

      3:30 - 4:00 - Full Gathering
      Sponsor Recognition, Wrap Up Session and Final Jam - Yamaha Artists and Clinicians
      (Studio 1)

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