May 24, 2014 · 12:00 PM
Week One: Moderator: John McCracken Guest Speaker: Leonardo Pavkovic I'm excited to announce that Leonardo Pavkovic, founder of MoonJune Records and Management will be our guest speaker. Leonardo has built one of the premier new music labels in the U.S. with international reach and is at the vanguard of the indy label movement. MOONJUNE RECORDS came into being in 2001. The company represents the fruition of vision from entrepreneurial producer, tour manager & promoter Leonardo Pavkovic (see also MoonJune Bookings, for info regarding MoonJune Bookings), and draws its name from Soft Machine drummer Robert Wyatt’s famous 1970 epic, “The Moon in June.”MoonJune has already established its' pedigree with “in-the-know” progressive music fans. The focus of MoonJune is to discover and release music by artists from a variety of international settings -- exploring the expanding boundaries of genuine, challenging, "non-over-produced music" that cannot be easily categorized into any specific format or genre.The ongoing goal of MoonJune is to support music that transcends stylistic pigeon-holing, but operates within an evolutionary progressive musical continuum that places jazz at one end and rock at the other. The ever-expanding boundaries of these two musical categories have since come to include everything from progressive rock to ethno-jazz, from experimental avante-garde to jazz-rock, and anything in between.
MoonJune currently books guitar god Allan Holdsworth with a possible new release from Allan after a 14 year hiatus this year on MoonJune. (TBD) MoonJune also books the super trio Scott Henderson/Jeff Berlin/Dennis Chambers as well as booking legendary progressive music pioneers Soft Machine and releasing several of their recordings. Their stable of releases includes artists from all over the globe and represents some of the best new music you will find anywhere.
Please visit: www.moonjune.com
For a preview of their artist roster, please visit www.moonjunerecords.bandcamp.com
Topics to be covered:
*How to build a successful indy record and thrive.
*Is it possible to sell recorded music in this environment? How to handle illegal downloads and what this means for the future of music
*Social Media - Does it work for record sales
*The ins and outs of management and bookings - Life on the road
* The idea of community building among musicians and labels vs. corporate intrusion into artists careers that have unreasonable expectations for the artists and the corporate bottom line
Cost is $50 per person. There will be an extensive Q&A period as well as a great networking opportunity for all attendees.