Monday, October 31, 2011

MIC 2011: Two Day Music Conference Nov 11-12

MIC is an annual, two-day networking event bringing together cutting-edge artists, groundbreaking bands, professional musicians and original music of all genres alongside today’s leading music industry leaders.  


Matt Ramone: Son of famed music producer Phil Ramone, Matt is heading up the newly formed Phil Ramone Music Management company. 

Harvey Leeds:  After a long career with Epic Records, Sony Music and Live Nation, Harvey an Syracuse University Alum is still active in the Music Industry signing new talent.    
Moses Avalon:  Author, one of the top music business experts in the country.

Avalon’s top selling music industry references, "Million Dollar Mistakes" and "Confessions of a Record Producer" continue to be required reading in over 50 music business courses around the world including the music business programs at UCLA, Loyola, and NYU. 

Martin Atkins:  the definition of entrepreneurial activity in cultural arts. Three decades in the music business spans across genres, borders and industries.  

Experience in nearly every aspect of record production and promotion has given Martin a unique perspective not only on where the music industry is currently, but where it is going in the future. 

Peter Spellman:   author of "The Musician's Internet: Online Strategies for Success in the Music Industry" and "The Self-Promoting Musician: Strategies for Independent Music Success" are used by music entrepreneurs in over twenty countries. Peter is Director of Career Development at Berklee College of Music, Boston.

In addition to these career changing speakers, panels will be offered with entertainment attorneys, producers, venue managers, club owners and media.  

MIC is a launching ground for intellectual and creative networking to nurture career growth and contribute to building professional relationships.  

By day, fuse with managers, labels, promoters, press, internet media outlets, fellow artists and other top music industry professionals. Build business interest and relationships at the MIC Trade Show.

Educate and explore at MIC panel discussions, presenting a forum for topics that will assist you in learning about aspects of the music industry including: publishing, record deals, booking, licensing your music for TV and film, new technologies, social networking, radio airplay, marketing and promotion.

Who:  Anyone interested in learning more about the music industry.   

Area High School students interested in a career in the Music Industry are invited to attend for free. Have your High School contact Debbie Foley 315-247-1718.

WhenOnCenter Convention Center (800 S. State Street), November 11 and 12.  Live performances scheduled throughout downtown Syracuse all weekend. Final band schedule TBA.    

Selected artists will receive badges/wristbands to attend MIC on sale now at MIC Website

More info: 
Liz Nowak 
Ph: 315-727-5693

Conveniently located in the heart of New York state, Syracuse is the region's major metropolitan center at the crossroads of Interstate 81 and the New York State Thruway. 

The Convention Center in the Oncenter Complex will play host to scores of MIC attendees, as well as multiple stages where you may catch the excitement of the best live music from artists around the United States and Canada.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Invitation to Dhurna for Missing Persons: Nov. 1, 2011

Dear Sir / Madam:

You are cordially invited to a sit-in protest [Dhurna] for the release of Missing Persons of Pakistan, people and families who exist in devastation and torture. Kindly play your role to restore Justice and Rule of Law and to stop illegal abductions still going on in the name of the "War on Terror."

Stand for justice!

Venue: D "Chowk" Parade Ground, Islamabad
Date: 1st of November 2011, Tuesday
Time: 11.00 am

For Details:

K.Asif: Media Coordinator DHRPK: 0331-5135242
Almas Raja: SMS coordinator DHRPK: 0344-5523414
Ijaz Qureshi: Office DHRPK: 051-55116834

    Amina Masood Janjua
    Chairperson, Defence of Human Rights
    Office:  +92-515112093      
    DHR :40-C/1 Nagi Road Westridge-1
    Rawalpindi, Pakistan



    "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" 
    - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr 
    in a letter from Birmingham Jail, 1963. 


    Amina Masood Janjua, [DHRPK]
    Members of DHRPK
    Families of Missing Persons

    Monday, October 24, 2011

    On this day, Oct 24, 1929: Black Thursday

    On this day in 1929, the U.S. Stock Market crashed. The day became known as "Black Thursday." Around 13 million stocks were sold off in one day. By the next Tuesday, the market had lost almost 26 billion dollars of value. Banks failed, individual investors lost their savings, and the Great Depression began in America.

    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    Support The Breast Cancer Network of WNY: Oct 16

    Support The Breast Cancer Network of WNY: Oct 16
    Lifetime Memories Photography and Serenity Salon, Spa 'n more present: PINCS [Proponents In Networking for Cancer Survivors] a network of local business women that assist breast cancer survivors and families in finding various avenues of help and support in Western New York.

    Founded by Christine Wallace [Lifetime Memories Photography] and Jennifer Mutton [Serenity Salon, Spa 'n more], PINCS is holding this event at Monsignor Nash Knights of Columbus [261 South Legion Drive, South Buffalo]  October 16, 2011 at 1pm.

    This fundraiser includes a fashion show, "En Vogue for the V", as well as a wellness expo.

    Local designers DMattliano, Hamburg Boutique and Monroe's Place
    , a Hamburg-based Boutique, will be present along with breast cancer survivors educating the public on their experience. 
    Tickets are $20, include light refreshments, door prizes, and entertainment, There will be basket raffles, 50/50 and a chance to win a queen size mattress and box spring donated by City Mattress. 
    All proceeds benefit The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York

    Tickets are available at Serenity Salon, Spa 'n more [1100 Southwestern Blvd, West Seneca], Monroe's Place [182 Lake St, Hamburg] and online:  

    Info regarding support, vendor, endorsement, or joining PINCS can be found by contacting: 

    Christine Wallace: 716-848-9328 
    Jennifer Mutton: 716- 863-7450 

    To donate to breast cancer wellness through PayPal:

    Support the circle of life. Help create a lifetime of memories.

    # # #


    [Proponents in Networking For Cancer Survivors]

    Saturday, October 8, 2011

    Occupy Buffalo [Oct 1 - Oct 8]

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident,
    that all men are created equal." 
    • On September 17th, men and women of all races, backgrounds, political and religious beliefs, began to organize in nonviolent protest. These men and women represent the 99% with the goal of ending the greed and corruption of the wealthiest 1% of America.  

    Occupy Buffalo

    channels: #occupybuffalo  #occupywallstreet
    [download MIRC:]

    TOGETHER is a hub for all of the events springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St  

    • Occupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance movement which began as a call to action from Adbusters, a Canadian-based anti-consumerist organization.

    • The original projections for the protest were to be between 20,000–90,000 participants. However, when only a little over a thousand protestors showed up the first day, it was labeled a bust. 

    • In the days to follow, more and more people have joined the protestors as they spend day and night in Liberty Square. 

    “The beauty of this new formula, and what makes this novel tactic exciting, is its pragmatic simplicity: we talk to each other in various physical gatherings and virtual people’s assemblies, we zero in on what our one demand will be, a demand that awakens the imagination and, if achieved, would propel us toward the radical democracy of the future, and then we go out and seize a square of singular symbolic significance and put our asses on the line to make it happen.” - as stated by Occupy Wall Street

    "We will only grow stronger in our solidarity
    and we will be heard, not just in New York, 

    but in echoes across this nation." 

    - OccupyTogether.Org

    "In every facet of this movement, we are only beginning."