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Detroit Music Business Professionals, Let’s Unite!

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That's me on the left tweeting snarky messages.

On Thursday, May 12, 2011, I participated in a panel covering “Social Media & the Arts.” The esteemed panel had various brilliant minds from Detroit’s music, fashion and traditional design inner-worlds. The event was impressive. I have to admit that my friend, Sola Obayan of BTO Solutions, did a great job with the help of a few key folks. The event impacted me so much that I have been inspired to write some new posts.

First order of business, the one thing that was missing for this month’s Social Media is a Party was Detroit’s talented music business professionals. There were a few musicians in the house, but there should have been more. I take some responsibility for that, but there are many days where I just want to host a support group with like-minded people. That being said, I want to have an event with the following people:

… and many many others

I am setting the stage as I believe Detroit music business professionals are key to the revitalization of our region.. Where are you guys? When can we get together? What do you think we should discuss? I know I have many topics I could pine about extensively, but I want to hear from you – my peers.

Vote for My Ignite Detroit 2 Presentation Topic on Personal Branding

Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
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Taking a break from our regularly-scheduled program, I must ask a favor of all my readers, no matter where you are. I have prepared an entry for a presentation competition called Ignite. As some of you may remember, I wrote a piece about a lesson we can learn from the first line that many of us ever heard uttered by the rapper known as Vanilla Ice. My preoccupation with the former pop star has extended to watching his failed biopic – Cool as Ice – which generated new educational fodder. This time, I want to present it to a live audience.

All I need for you to do is go to my Ignite Detroit 2 voting page and lend me up to THREE (3) votes, which is the maximum that you can offer to one topic. If I get picked to showcase, I will be sure to write up a post to let you know where you can watch it on the web. To make this easier, just use this link – http://fryingve.in/iklvee – then share with some friends and them to do the same. I appreciate it.

For more information about Ignite Detroit 2 at Sound Board in the Motor City Casino Hotel  (which is going to be sweet, by the way), go to http://ignitedetroit.net

Signed,

Peer Pressure Cookerâ„¢

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140 Characters Conference (Detroit) Music Panel

140conf LogoOn Wednesday, October 20th, I will have the distinct privilege of moderating a panel at the 140 Characters Conference in Detroit. The panel will include Martin “DJ Graffiti” Smith – VP of Marketing at A-Side Worldwide, Dominic Arellano – Founder of the Few Records, and Jason Gittinger – Executive Producer of The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music.

We plan to talk about building a music economy in Detroit and how the real-time web can help build it. Here are the general touch points that we plan to discuss.

The event should be streamed live and we are tentatively-scheduled to go out around 2:30pm. Stay tuned to the #140conf feed for the live-stream link.

What do you think of the topic we plan to cover? Do you have any suggestion for anything specific that you don’t see here that we need to discuss? Let me know in the comments.

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