ATLANTIC CITY — The Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy is holding an event in Atlantic City on Tuesday, Oct. 25.
Atlantic City Weekly received a detailed invite earlier this week, and because we think this event — to be held at the Prohibition nightclub at Resorts from 7-10pm — will be a very unique opportunity for local musicians to network, learn about the GRAMMY process and — exclusive for this event — get expert tips on promoting your music via social media, here is some additional info. (See actual invite below)
The Atlantic City region is rich with music talent and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy is currently interested in reaching out to the music business professionals in the southern New Jersey region (in addition to Delaware, and other parts of Pennsylvania).
The In the Mix event scheduled for Resorts is the first GRAMMY event in Atlantic City in at least six years and shows that the Philly chapter is again curious as to just who’s out there in the A.C. region — whose writing, performing and recording original music; who is making waves; who is successfully marketing themselves via social media such as Twitter, Bandcamp and Facebook, etc. .
Atlantic City may be the entertainment capitol of the world (OK, maybe just the country), with all of the top-notch concerts coming through town year round and the many respected industry pros working in our market (not to mention those from our area who have moved away in recent years to Nashville, Los Angeles or New York and hit the big-time; Taylor Swift, who used to summer in Stone Harbor, Cape May County, comes to mind, not to mention mega-star producer and multiple GRAMMY winner Rodney Jerkins — click here for an old AC Weekly interview with Mr. Jerkins), but what the area lacks is enough support for local musicians to perform original music (and get paid for it.)
There are some great recording studios tucked away in little alcoves around the region — some in people’s homes) and opportunities for original musicians are out there if there is enough steam behind the performer.
That’s where the Oct. 25 In the Mix event comes in.
It will include a discussion on using social media to promote local artists (led by Alexandra Golaszewska from Eastern Star Communications) and will likely attract a who’s-who of music industry insiders from the Atlantic City/Cape May areas, in addition to (obviously) Philadelphia, as the executive director of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy, Mark Schulz, is spearheading this effort and will be there to talk about the GRAMMY process and provide information on becoming a member of the Philly chapter.
So, if you want to mingle with Grammy winners, producers, musicians and other music industry professionals, mark Oct. 25 on your calendar.
Click here to visit Atlantic City’s Local Music Guide, where you can find more than 100 local artist pages, including bios, audio, photos and more. The guide is a great tool for local artists to promote themselves in one place and for managers and booking agents to find out more about the local talent that’s out there — from all genres. — Jeff Schwachter, editor (and musician), Atlantic City Weekly