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Local782 was established as a project of the Media Justice League to bring awareness, support, and innovation to San Antonio’s music community. Uniting musicians to create opportunity by organizing, educating, and performing.



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San Antonio, TX - Local 782 is happy to announce Local Music Week 2014, May 18 - May 24. For the last four years, the local music community has come together in celebration of Local Music Week.  2014 marks the fifth consecutive year of the city-wide event promoting San Antonio music makers.


What: Local Music Week 2014 (#LMW2014)

When: Sunday, May 18 thru Saturday, May 24

Where: Venues, galleries, record stores, and public spaces city-wide

Why: To promote awareness and attendance to all local music events


Local 782 is a grassroots, volunteer-driven music coalition which has continuously organized musicians and hosted workshops since 2008, rewarded by the proof of the impact and consistent support from local musicians, businesses, other media makers, and local music fans. Through advocating for musicians and  how media and technology shapes their freedom to be independent artists, Local 782 has established itself as an ambassador for the Do-It-Yourself crowd. At the same time, Local 782 has implemented various community building events including the San Antonio Music and Media Mixer and  Local Music Week.


Local Music Week was created as a celebratory campaign to showcase San Antonio’s diverse and united music community. By embracing all parts of the community, from the musicians, to the venues, the promoters, the fans, and everything in between, LMW calls attention to the fact that we all have a role in shaping the future of San Antonio’s local music community. Ultimately, the intention is to continue a movement within our city to spotlight local music all year round. Some highlights of the week include the official kick-off event on Sunday, May 18 and the San Antonio Music and Media Mixer on Thursday, May 22. Details for the events tba.  


Local Music Week 2014 will kick off on Sunday, May 18th and run thru Saturday, May 24th.


For more information, visit www.local782.info


Interviews available upon request. Please contact George Garza, Jr. at 2108440364 or by email at localseveneightytwo@gmail.com


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Business Insider published the chart under the headline, “What Musicians Actually Get Paid By iTunes, Pandora And Spotify Is Truly Pathetic.”

Do you agree?

The local lineup on the Arneson Stage consists of established acts and rising stars, from
hip-hop to indie pop. Popular San Antonio rock outfit Sun*Day will play a long-awaited
reunion show with all original members. Rapper Carlton Zeus will perform in
celebration of his new CD release, along with energetic alt rockers Hydra Melody, who
will also be introducing crowds to their latest recording. Music fans will experience the
debut of FEA, the all female punk side project of Girl in a Coma’s Phanie Diaz and Jenn
Alva, and they will enjoy the indie power pop of Wild Party.
Additional musical artists from around San Antonio and beyond are also slated to
perform on the Juarez Stage Saturday, March 22. This stage, programmed by music and
art magazine Mondo Nation, is a part of the Bizarre Bazaar, which is an open air market
featuring some of the best local artists and vendors the city has to offer.
All this amazing local talent joins an assortment of musical acts at the 2014 festival
showcasing numerous genres including Psychedelic Furs, The Joy Formidable,
Candlebox, Run the Jewels, Washed Out, Phantogram, Roky Erickson, and many more
all playing at the La Villita Historic Arts Village in downtown San Antonio.

ARNESON STAGE – MARCH 22:
SUN*DAY • CARLTON ZEUS • FEA • WILD PARTY • POP PISTOL • HYDRA MELODY • THE HARES • CROWN • JUANTANAMOS • DARK PLANES • DUB GIDEON • CREATURA

MONDO NATION STAGE (JUAREZ PLAZA) – MARCH 22:
MASSIVER • YOSHIMOTO • QUITTINIRPAAQ • MARIE DAVIDSON • SINGLE LASH • TROLLER • BOAN • THE WOLF • SAAKRED Y LOS TEARDROPS • BOY FRIEND

Thanks to all who attended our meeting in October. Our next public meeting is set for Thursday, November 21. At this meeting we will be continuing to plan ahead for Local Music Week. We will also revisit our discussion on a very helpful, media-attention- grabbing tool, THE PRESS RELEASE. It’s not as difficult as you may think, and we’ll look at a couple templates, plus have handouts.

We are proud to be part of the Geekdom Community!
We will be hosting our monthly meetings on Thursdays, once a month for the rest of 2013.

September 26, October 24, November 21, December 19

Join us as we discuss upcoming workshops, discussions, and panels as well as organizing Local Music Week 2014.

Geekdom is located downtown on 112 E. Pecan St. 11th Floor SATX 78205

http://sanantoniomusicawards.com/

SA Music Awards Poll

THE POLLS ARE OPEN!

Ladies and gentlemen—time to perform your civic duty. Voting for the 2013 San Antonio Music Awards (aka the Current Music Poll) is now open, with some new categories and the same potential for controversy. But keep in mind: this is not our poll, it’s yours. Own it by spreading the word so others can support you or nominate their own favorite SA musicians. Then mark your calendars for our music showcases highlighting some of the best local acts all over the city on September 28 (see SHOWCASES).

And please: be specific. If, say, in the BEST GUITARIST category you just put the name of one band, don’t expect us to guess who that person is, especially if the band has more than one guitarist and they both play lead: tell us the name of the guitarist and the name of the band. In the BEST ALBUM category, specify the name of the band and the album. And keep in mind the time-sensitive categories apply to albums, songs and videos released between January 1, 2012 and August 14, 2013.

One more thing: this is the SAN ANTONIO Music Awards. Please only choose artists with a strong local connection: born, raised or residing in San Antonio.

Winners will be announced in our Music Issue on October 2, but we hope to see you at one (or all) of our parties on September 28.

Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, September 7. So don’t procrastinate and VOTE NOW!

<a href=”https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=BauhYh19ZByNdC2fgH3NZw%3d%3d”>Please take our survey</a>

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Live music, great local artists, and craft beer. What’s not to love?

We’re raising money to start a project called The Touring which will be the largest music venue database for 1000 and under capacity. It has venue specifications such as stage, equipment, booking requirements and much more. The site will cut out the back and fourth emails to answer questions asked by every touring act. It’s designed to save time for the artists, their management and venue booking contact all while plotting mileage.

If you can’t make this event go to our donation page and help get us off the ground!! http://www.gofundme.com/thetouringflyer

The Press Kit is a longstanding tool in the music industry, used to introduce your project in a professional manner in hopes of building some sort of relationship, and mostly in hopes of landing a gig. These days, technology has revolutionized and simplified the process of creating a solid package to send, as well as made it extremely affordable and a lot less time consuming. Now, you can send an EPK link via email and have a response within hours, rather than go through the process of mailing one out and phoning weeks later for a response. With the advent of all this technology, the challenge now is making sure that your package is complete and makes a strong impression.

Wednesday, July 3
6-8pm
San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity
4616 San Pedro Ave.

Computers are limited and will be first come, first served. The space also has wi-fi, so you can bring your laptop, plus we’ll have a projector available so everyone can see the demonstration.

RSVP on our Facebook event or email us at localseveneightytwo@gmail.com

Hello all,
 
First off, we want to send a big thank you to all that attended the last workshop at The Ten Eleven. Alex Caballero of Generator Sounds gave great advice to bands from the perspective of a soundman, one of the most important people you’ll meet in your life gigging around town and/or the world. AND of course, a huge thanks to Alex himself and the people at The Ten Eleven for hosting.
 
We’re happy to finally announce a date, time, and place for our next workshop centered around the EPK (Electronic Press Kit). The Press Kit is a longstanding tool in the music industry, used to introduce your project in a professional manner in hopes of building some sort of relationship, and mostly in hopes of landing a gig. These days, technology has revolutionized and simplified the process of creating a solid package to send, as well as made it extremely affordable and a lot less time consuming. Now, you can send an EPK link via email and have a response within hours, rather than go through the process of mailing one out and phoning weeks later for a response. With the advent of all this technology, the challenge now is making sure that your package is complete and makes a strong impression.

For this workshop, we’ll be doing a demonstration of Reverbnation, covering all the bases of an effective press kit. We’ll also take a look at some other formats/ sites that host your EPK.
 
This topic has been demanded for months and we’ve found a location that would provide us access to a computer lab so that attendees could actually walk-through the process. Many thanks in advance to Buddy Calvo (Phonolux) for linking us up with San Antonio School for Inquiry  and Creativity.
 
Wednesday, July 3
6-8pm
San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity
4616 San Pedro Ave.

Computers are limited and will be first come, first served. The space also has wi-fi, so you can bring your laptop, plus we’ll have a projector available so everyone can see the demonstration.

We’ll be sending a follow-up email with the event page link for all you FaceBookers out there soon.

Thanks for your continued support and stay tuned for announcements on our next Press Release workshop and Screen-printing demonstration.

In a segue from our recent Touring discussion, our next event will take place this coming Tuesday, once again at The 1011 (1011 Ave. B). Alex Caballero of Generator Sound will be hosting a workshop that compliments the touring discussion we held last week focusing on the “live gig” itself. As musicians, we may take for granted that every gig is an opportunity in many ways, not only to build an audience, but also to build a rapport with venues locally, nationally, and internationally. Setting a standard to carry yourself professionally when it comes to gigging sets you apart, causes venues to have to meet your expectations, and in the end can help you earn more respect, fans, and pay.

Join us Tuesday, June 11 at 6pm as Alex shares advice based on over 10 years experience working as a sound engineer, venue manager, and musician. Info will be mildly technical and cover topics such as, “pre-performance dos and donts, live sound (stage volume vs mains vs monitors)” plus he’ll be answering any questions you might have.

Though it can seem more relevant to musicians who have been playing only a short time, this workshop can also help break down walls for any veterans who have been feeling stagnant, opening up your mind. We encourage as many members in your band (if you have a band) to attend as possible, and of course, we appreciate any help spreading the word.
 
Come on, come all! Following the event, The 1011 will be hosting a Spurs playoff viewing party.


This meeting/discussion will feature special guests, local Hard Rock road-warriors, The Heroine in a panel discussion about TOURING. We’ve been looking forward to this one for a while and have had several requests to cover this information. The band will give direct accounts about their experiences on the road, what they have learned, where to start, and how to make the most of the trip. The night will open up into a Q&A format for any specific questions we may be able to help you with. We’ll share some resources with you, and hopefully you’ll be on your way to getting on the road.
Wednesday, May 29
White Rabbit (2410 N St Marys)
6:30pm-8:30pm

Our Local Music Week sponsor, Main Plaza, hosts live music all week in honor of #LMW2013 It’s a great gesture of support for this growing movement that is local music. Many thanks to Main Plaza Conservancy.

The Main Plaza is hosting local music from 11am-2pm for Local Music Week. Always free and open to the public!

#LMW2013 ON-AIR!!!

Make sure to tune into KRTU 91.7fm ‘Indie Overnight’ TONIGHT from 10-11pm to hear a live interview with Erica Swan and Rose Munoz on behalf of Local 782. They’ll be talking about #LMW2013 and some future Local 782 plans. KRTU will also be featuring local music guests all week in honor of #LMW2013


We’re also excited to be featured on KABB FOX 29’s ‘Daytime at Nine’ all next week at 9am. For details on guest speakers and musical performers, please visit our Local Music Week tab.

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