First there were millions of peaches, lumps and kitties. Now there are googly eyes, butterflies driving trucks and stomping bears.
What could possibly be next from Chris Ballew of the Presidents of the United States of America you ask?
It’s up to you, Seattle. Chris needs your help to finish the new Caspar Babypants song “When I Was Little.” Don’t know Caspar Babypants you say? Ask the nearest five year-old—or better yet, ask their parents.
All you need to do is finish the phrase “When I Little…” with a memory from your childhood. Tweet it using #innwsong. Post it to facebook.com/innorthwest in 25 words or less. Then join Chris either in-person or virtually on Wednesday, February 13 at the IN-NW 2013 Social Media Conference to hear “our” new song—and maybe the next big evolution in Seattle music.
ABOUT THE SOCIAL MUSIC EXPERIMENT
The social music experiment is a collaboration between the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Chris Ballew as part of the IN-NW Social Media Conference. While participation in the experiment is open, those who take part may be asked to sign this release.
Questions? Contact Christina Donegan.
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City of Music partner Seattle Chamber of Commerce will announce a major music initiative on November 14 at The Triple Door. RSVP to be a part of it! Space is limited! Sound Check Registration
Come March every year, Austin, Texas is ablaze with beats, lyrics, and melodies. The normally musically-oriented city raises the volume several notches for the annual SXSW music (and film/interactive) festival. For one week, the city is cloaked in the sounds of native and non-native musicians. This year, THEESatisfaction will take to the high-profile stages of the festival and flaunt some Seattle-made sounds. SXSW is not only a venue for emerging artists to showcase their music, it is also known to provide some much-deserved recognition for newbies. In recent years, Seattle-originating Fleet Foxes and Shabazz Palaces built quite a stir around themselves, leading to some international buzz and helping launch their careers to a new level.
CITY OF SEATTLE
The Seattle Offices of Film + Music and Economic Development are accepting applications through March 11th for a combined communications internship. Interns participate in a variety of activities for OFM & OED, including marketing, communication, and outreach tasks supporting the City’s economic development mission. The program runs for six months, from March 26th – September 30th. Most successful participants have a background in economics/political science, communications, and film/music/interactive media. Visit our site for all the details.
Every month, the teammates at local media company, World Famous, complete a creative “Assignment.” These are short projects that encourage everyone at World Famous to work together, share their creative side, and push themselves in new and innovative ways. These assignments have become a catalyst for new and exciting projects to emerge, including The Leonardo campaign created for the Leonardo Museum in Utah. They have helped the media production company garner some major recognition from critics, including judges at the Utah ADDY Awards. Earlier this month, World Famous walked away from the ADDY’s with two gold medals, a silver, Judges Choice and Best in Show. Congratulations to everyone over at World Famous, including previous Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour speaker, Tony Fulgham!
FMI HAPPY HOUR
The Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour returns TONIGHT at Spitfire from 5-7pm featuring guest speaker Lisa Weeks, a Seattle business leader with sci-fi and cosplay flair. Join us and hear Lisa and Filter Creative Director Drory Ben-Menachem speak about how to use, and embrace, you own unique and quirky side–and how it can be turned into a profitable asset. Don’t miss out!
The Seattle Times
South by Southwest, known as “the annual spring break for the music industry,” will make its annual return next March in Austin, Texas. Artists from the Pacific Northwest will be among international sensations like Thee Oh Sees, Balkan Beat Box, and Talib Kweli. Several Seattle bands will be present at the festival, including Night Beats, Brite Futures, Craft Spells, Motopony, Say Hi and Grave Babies. The list is not final, and music predictions point to many more local bands making the trip down in the Spring.
See It. Be It: Explore Your Future Career is a unique opportunity for curious students in Seattle Public Schools to connect with a variety of professionals from a range of industries. The event is aimed at middle and high school students interested in exploring different career opportunities. Speakers range from members of the music and interactive industry, to sustainable construction managers. The big day is Saturday, November 19th, at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms from 10am to 2pm, and will feature 50 speakers, lunch and prizes. For more information, including available transportation, contact Marilena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seattle Post Intelligencer
1980’s sweetheart Mudhoney amused fans at last week’s Seattle Interactive Conference. The exciting rockers tickled conference attendees with old favorites as they closed out the conference during an intimate performance at the Showbox. The 2-day conference, which yielded over 3,500 people, featured a musical catalog that also included local names like Shabazz Palaces, Presidents of the United States of America, Death Cab for Cutie and Tim Bierman of Pearl Jam’s Ten Club who was featured at a panel discussion on digital music. The Seattle setting for the conference is deemed a “natural destination” for discussions about film, music and the digital world.