"Making A Record": A Workshop for Emerging Songwriters & Bands
Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Gadgetbox Studios has once again teamed up with Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios to present the “Making A Record” workshop- a round-table discussion on Thursday July 18, 2013, from 7PM to 9PM at Gadgetbox Studios located at 417-A Ingalls Street in Santa Cruz. This event will present a candid look at the experiences of four local songwriters and the triumphs and pitfalls of producing and promoting music in today’s ever-changing economic climate.
The evening will feature four local songwriters, including indie-rock/pop powerhouse Rob Owen, the soulful and eclectic Mark Banks, indie-folk/jazz vocalist Kate Targan, and up-and-coming newcomer Peter Fenn. “With as many unique and creative musicians as this community contains, it is extremely valuable to have a forum that can help educate our scene and generate a new excitement about the “art of recording” and “how to reach one’s audience,” said studio owner/producer Andy Zenczak, who will serve as the evening’s moderator. A cornerstone in the local music scene, Zenczak’ has produced and/or engineered over 350 local and regional artists since his arrival to Santa Cruz in 1998.
The panel’s broad range of guests offer an exciting insight on the variety of talent in this area, and the growth each has experienced before, during, and after the production of a collection of music. With such a wide palette of musical inspiration between each of the guests, Zenczak hopes the event will draw emerging bands and songwriters from many different stages of their careers. “With the landscape of the music business changing so rapidly,” sites Zenczak, “it only makes sense to learn from some of the recent formulas that have proven successful.” Zenczak hopes that musicians of all ages will gain important first-hand knowledge about the process of recording, the pitfalls that can frustrate unprepared artists in the studio, and the tactics and strategies that allow an artist’s new recording to make the most impact in the marketplace.
Seating is extremely limited, so please register to reserve your seat!
When & Where
Gadgetbox Studios and Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios
Gadgetbox Recording Studios is a full-service music recording and video production facility in Santa Cruz, CA. Home to producer/engineers Andy Zenczak, Patrick Brede, and filmmaker/cinematographer Julian Faras, Gadgetbox Studios' state-of-the-art complex at 417-A Ingalls Street in Santa Cruz is poised to offer the music community-at-large a prime destination for producing music and video of all varieties and genres.
Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios is a new band practice facility featuring four rooms that can be rented by the hour and are fully equipped with the gear necessary for a productive rehearsal. Located at 118 Coral Street, the facility is open daily from 10 AM – Midnight with rates ranging from $14 to $19/hr.