THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase (#FRUKT)
Tuesday, July 3, 19:00
Five Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD, United Kingdom
FRUKT, along with BMI, present THE FIX, a live showcase of new music which takes place the first Tuesday of every month. Live acts featured for this night include: Rinngs, Lejon, Omahrose, Alessandro Ciminata. DJ Deja Bruh fills in around band appearances. During the daytime, FRUKT works with brands like Coca Cola, Nokia, Diesel, O2, Kronenbourg, Southern Comfort and Starwood Hotels, helping them solve problems and build meaningful relationships through music and entertainment. Doors open at 19:00. FRUKT and DIY DJs playing around the bands. This event is free.
Beijing Music and Life Show and National Music Education Conference
Friday, July 6 - Sunday, July 8
China International Exhibition Center
Six East Beisanhuan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Phone: 86-21-62951237; 86-21-62951403
Beijing Music and Life Show and National Music Education Conference will exhibit musical instruments, string musical instruments, wind musical instruments, percussion instruments, music software and accessories for digital and analogue music production, musical instruments accessories, A significant program portion of this year’s event, the National Music Education Conference, is hosted by the National Music Education Service Alliance (NMESA), with international partners including the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and the Confederation of European Music Industries (CAFIM). The conference wants to be a facilitator between professional academic and commercial music education. It is goal driven by way of emphasizing enhanced quality of life in a vibrant China, to stimulate robust participation in music education throughout China, and to ensure well qualified musical achievements in its programs. Through panel sessions, hands-on educative workshops and themed concert performances, the conference strives to bring in a comprehensive learning and development communication platform for music education professionals. Aside from the conference, several musical and cultural interactive sessions are planned, some geared particularly to younger people.
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, July 7, 15:00-18:00
240 West 54 Street, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212-874-7956; 212-765-5454
Singers search and open mic held every Saturday night at "THE IGUANA" right around the corner from the David Letterman show. Talented newcomers and experienced singers are all welcome. Just come in, sign up and sing. A Pianist is resident or bring your background tracks or CDs. The pianist transposes instantly in any key for you. Open to the public, all ages and all styles are welcome. Produced by the long-running showbiz team of Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan who also produce their own television show "How to Succeed in Show Business By Really Trying", shown on Time Warner Cable. There is no admission or cover charge for performer and guests, but there is a food/beverage minimum per person.
BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, July 9, 19:00
740 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046
A singer/songwriter showcase series featuring acoustic performances in an intimate setting as well as networking opportunities with other songwriters and BMI representatives. Held the first Monday of every month. Featured performances will be given by Dylan Dunlap (iamdylandunlap.com),Elisia Savoca (elisiasavoca.com), Jay Ulloa, Sami Sanchez. Admission is free.
BMI's “8 off 8th” Showcase
Monday, July 9, 20:00
The High Watt
One Cannery Row, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-251-3020; Fax: 615-252-2527
BMI and YEP (Young Entertainment Professionals) present “BMI 8 off 8th.” Each night features eight local (and sometimes nationally touring) artists and serves as ground zero for Nashville’s burgeoning indie music scene. This showcase will feature artists: The Roosevelts, Maddie Medley, Chandler, AV, Daisha McBride, Justin Lloyd Smith, Kat Saul, That2. Whether it’s launching fledging acts fresh out of the garage or showcasing the latest buzz bands, 8 off 8th’s rapid-fire three-song sets satisfy audiences chasing the next big thing. The Young Entertainment Professionals network creates a platform for the entertainment industry to thrive in a supportive and creative environment for the betterment of its members as well as the industry as a whole through networking events, showcases, mentorship and educational development. Performing artists will be announced. Free and open to the public.
Radio Asia 2018 with Co-Partner Media 2020
Tuesday, July 10 - Wednesday, July 12
Hilton Garden Inn Astana
15, Kabanbay Batyr Avenue, Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan
Phone: +7-7172- 756 756
This year’s Radio Asia 2018 conference addresses the key issues of Radio – Unity and Diversity from a number of perspectives to engage everyone involved in radio production and dissemination. Beginning with Pre-Conference Workshops, topic areas will include, Building your station from the Ground Up, Making Great Radio for Children and Young People, Multi-Platform Storytelling: Telling your Stories On Air, On-line and with Social Media, As the main conference sessions begin on July 11, programming will address topics such as, Knowing our audiences, Making programs for everyone, 50 things to do that will make your station better tomorrow, Focus on Central Asia, Factual vs Fake – how can real news compete? Beyond the Horizon - Blue Sky Thinking. These are only a small selection of topics that will be interspersed within the overall program. In addition to Radio Asia 2018 presentations, the Kazmedia Center in Astana will also host the fourth edition of the Media2020 series of Asia-Europe dialogues. Co-partnered by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union and Radio Romania, Media2020 aims to prepare broadcasters from Europe and the Asia-Pacific, across all platforms, for the challenges that will be upon them by year 2020 and beyond.
Wednesday, July 11 - Friday, July 13
Hotel Verde Zanzibar, Stone Town
Malawi Road, Mtoni, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Phone: +255 777 890 089; +1-323-782-1300; +255 774 486 214
DISCOP markets bring together buyers, sellers and independent producers of film, television, digital and video gaming content in an initiative to accelerate the development of a sustainable production and distribution ecosystem across Africa and the Middle East. DISCOP IS held in strategic regional industry hubs several times a year (Zanzibar - July 11-13, 2018, Johannesburg - November 14-16, 2018, Sharm El Sheik - February 26-28, 2019, Abidjan, tba), to better engage an environment and a particular market preference for homegrown stories and show concepts. DISCOP markets deliver meetings between content buyers, sellers and producers seeking to acquire, license and fund (1) finished content; (2) adaptation rights; (3) works in progress; and (4) projects in development. They also combine flexible online technology with special attention to make the market experience comprehensive and fulfilling.
Special Script Writing Workshop for Teens
Saturday, July 14, 13:30
Hemet Public Library
300 East Latham Avenue, Hemet, California 92543
Hosted by Scriptwriters Network, the workshop is to engage youth in literary and creative education through the art and craft of script writing. It is meant to expose teens who might be interested in pursuing a career in television and feature film writing. This class, which is for teens ages 12–17, will review the basics of learning how to write a script and then what to do with it once it’s written. The workshop will place particular emphasis on story, character, first ten pages, dialogue, visualization.
Five-Day Filmmaking Workshop at Solar
Saturday, July 14 - Wednesday, July 18
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, New York 10012
With an emphasis on light and shadow, the workshop emphasize shooting in real-world situations while learning how to make quality and cost-effective films. this five-day intensive, hands-on workshop comprehensively guides students through the stages of filmmaking (Script Writing, Producing, Directing, Camera, Lighting, Sound Mixing and Editing) with techniques that are easy-to-learn and practical-to-use to complete a film in five days. Solar is a one-stop production company equipped to handle a project from concept and filming to editing, audio post production, multi-media, graphic/web design and media distribution.
BMI’s Rooftop on the Row
Tuesday, July 17, 18:00
BMI’s Nashville Office Rooftop Lounge
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-4399
BMI’s Rooftop on the Row series pairs up-and-coming Country and Americana singer-songwriters with veteran performers, enabling industry influencers and fans alike to enjoy the casual vibe on the BMI Nashville office’s rooftop while listening to some of the genres’ new and established acts. Performing tonight are Morgan Wallen and Kalie Shore. The series runs through September 2018, and is presented collaboratively by George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, NASH FM 103.3 and 95.5 NASH ICON.
San Diego Comic-Con International (#SDCC)
Wednesday, July 18 - Sunday, July 22
San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92101
Phone: +603 2282 3592; 619-525-5000
The best known comic convention in the USA, Comic-Con International show opens in San Diego, making it the country’s longest continuously-run comics and pop culture arts convention. July 18 is planned as the preview night for the five-day event. Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational (umbrella) organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In spite of its sprawling program format, these are the feature categories to consider along which San Diego Comic-Con 2018 will be broken down: Special Guests, Anime, Art Show, Autographs, Children’s Film Festival, Films, Games, Masquerade, Portfolio Review, Artists’ Alley, Fan Tables, overall Exhibit Hall. In an exclusive event set in 2018, Comic-Con has partnered with Mondo for a 2018 Souvenir Book cover, which features the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, illustrated by artist Matt Taylor. Mondo is an enterprise with an affinity for film, art, music and pop culture, and that works toward creating limited-edition posters, vinyl soundtracks, premium collectibles and games.