FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Winter/ Spring 2017
Please join us for Pittsburgh’s one and only home grown music-tech- radio conference. Admission is free of charge and open to the public.
The Each One Teach One music and radio seminars bring together incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law.
Your participation in these conversations has been crucial. Our past conferences were held on the campus of Carnegie-Mellon University. For the past three years our location has been at the Bloomfield-Garfield Activity Center.
The center serves as BGC’s primary meeting place for public events and is located in the Penn Avenue Arts District. The site, located at 113 North Pacific Avenue, was built in 1898 and served the community for many years as Pacific Avenue United Methodist Church.
Past Each One, Teach One Conferences have included:
Visionary presentations from music industry leaders, innovators and thought-leaders
Special conversations with leading musicians, producers and policymakers
How artists earn a living in today’s music landscape
Musicians examining innovative digital music services
An up-close look at successful creative communities and music scenes across the country
The legal and technological environment
Creating Community media
Past presenters and panels:
Vince Eirene of Blast Furnace Radio was on hand to discuss how mountaintop removal became a worldwide environmental campaign.
The REAL Rock: Black Rock, Innovators and creators.
Jazz and Jazz programming: The changing media landscape.
AMERICANA SOUL: “The Blue Roots of Americana Music.
Reggae and World Music Panel
Black Radio confidential: Creating a new inch with an old ruler?
New Media with the “Techno Granny” Joanne Quinn-Smith
Paradise Gray and Jasiri Xtra presented “How to Succeed In Hip-hop without Selling your Soul”
Andrew W. Thornhill our “Transmedia” expert. He is a nationally recognized authority on change in the media marketplace, digital media and the industry-wide, 2009 DTV transition.
Jason Miles. Jason Miles is an American jazz composer, producer, arranger, and keyboardist. Throughout his career, Miles has worked with trumpeter Miles Davis, bassist Marcus Miller, and singer Luther Vandross, as well as maintaining a successful solo career.
Bynums Marketing & Communications, Inc. For the past 28 years, this agency has provided marketing consulting plus a variety of support services, including graphic design, nationwide.
Carlton Hinds Carlton has since written for some of the biggest names in reggae. The list includes artists such as Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, John Holt, Freddie Mcgreggor, J.C Lodge, Luciano, Mighty Diamonds, and the Tamlins. Among his most known works are the monster hit “Rumours” for Gregory Isaacs as well as the classic “ Deceiving Girl” for Dennis Brown, the stridently revolutionary “The Real Enemy” by The Diamonds and “ LET off Sup’m” by Dennis Brown and Gregory Isaacs.
Our community partners have been:
The Arts Greenhouse which is a hip-hop music education program that serves Pittsburgh teens through music technology classes, music recording projects, hip-hop performances, and workshops.
The New Pittsburgh Courier which is one of the nation’s oldest Black newspapers.
Positively Pittsburgh Live Magazine.Com. , Pittsburgh’s First
Internet Radio and TV Network.
“This event is important because it shares the value of participatory education. The Each One Teach One Conference, in its brief history, has established itself as an annual event which uses these techniques to further our knowledge of ourselves as culture carriers. Music and the influences upon it carry the soundtrack and imprint of our very lives. Whoever attends this conference leaves it better equipped to make a meaningful contribution to the culture”.-David Jasaga Sawyer
Past participants have said..
“Each One Teach One is Vital, Not Only Because Knowledge Empowers, but because Shared Knowledge among Peers Encourages, Enriches and Establishes a Firm Base that Could Not be Acquired Alone…”
Jere B, SounDoctrine.com Originalternativefunkjazzfusion
“Kevin, I think we should be thanking you for your time and effort!
This was a great conference that has given me as a blues musician a lot of insight on music as a whole. This is a wonderful thing that you have put together. You have my 100% support for any future seminars/conferences. This is a great opportunity to network and keep music and all aspects about it alive in Pittsburgh!” So, hats off to you and “Blues more than just a Faze”! Ms. Freddye
“It’s a good feeling that good people like you keep the pulse of music beating strong.”
Founder of The Hip Hop on L.O.C.K. Project
The Black Music Education Project is a not-for-profit organization founded by Kevin Amos in 1995.
The BMEP produces, coordinates and manages events for the entire community. We also write articles on Black Music.
In addition, Kevin Amos has been a panelist and speaker at many functions over the years including the Arts and Cultural Observatory at Carnegie Mellon University, various Hip-Hop symposiums, the Astron Music seminars, the Soul Patrol East Coast Convention, and the African American Jazz Preservation Society of Pittsburgh. He has also been involved in community radio and commercial broadcasting for over 30 years.
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