The Electronic Music Academy “DJ Camp” is coming to the newly renovated, historic Ivar Theatre at The Los Angeles Recording School, May 28 to June 1, 2015. Among the attendees could be the next generation of mega DJ/producers scoring the most sought after residencies in Las Vegas and Hollywood.
The five-day DJ camp is a cultural education program designed for those wanting to pursue and succeed in a career in electronic music. Leading industry experts and musicians deliver attendees insider access to DJ and production fundamentals and advanced industry insights including the technical, business, marketing, social/viral, and creative side of building a brand as a DJ/ producer in the art of electronic music.
High-profile experts in their fields developed this new, intensive program for budding artists wanting to kick-start their music career and includes: hands-on workshops, in-studio demonstrations, lectures and Q&A’s with world-renowned DJs/producers, managers, agents, promoters, entertainment lawyers and equipment specialists. The expert speaker lineup includes the following ‘who’s who’ from the world of electronic music:
· Paul Oakenfold, considered the “Godfather of Electronic Music” and one of the greatest DJ/producers in the world, shares insight into his legendary career, from his beginnings in the music business, to his phenomenal success with the industry leaders he has worked with. Attendees are given an unprecedented Q&A session with Oakenfold.
· Jason Kadlec, a digital and music marketing expert helped launch world-renowned digital music companies INgroovesFontana and Topspin. Kadlec was also an instructor on online marketing for the Berklee College of Music Online school and has spent years building and managing websites and online marketing for electronic music artists including Bassnectar, Amon Tobin, EDM festivals such as Bass Camp Festival as well as best selling authors and celebrities.
· Liquid Todd has over two decades of experience in electronic music radio and production with broadcasting resume includes everything from building Internet radio stations in Brooklyn to hosting afternoon drive on SiriusXM’s BPM channel. He’s performed at festivals and clubs all over the world including Coachella, Ultra and Electric Daisy Carnival.
· Matt Meyer joined AM Only in 2012. Meyer has developed into one of the youngest agents in the industry. He looks after a wide-range of artists including Cash Cash, Cosmic Gate, Haywyre, Halsey, Krewella, Paul Oakenfold, Sam Feldt, Tritonal, Whilk & Misky, and more.
In addition to having exclusive access to the top electronic music industry leaders, attendees experience courses and seminars such as: The Art of the Mix (DJ’ing 101), In-studio Production (Breaking it down), Publishing, Marketing, Social Media, Radio, Agents and Management, and others.
The Electronic Music Academy was co-founded by Oakenfold, and veteran entertainment executive, and Founder and President of Bass Camp Music Festival, Paul Reder, who brings over 30 years of event, festival, and booking experience to the Academy.
The magnitude of Oakenfold’s career and his impact on the electronic music industry is legendary. For over three decades he has elevated and shaped an entire genre and remains a leading force in the global music scene today.
“This is a great opportunity for me to give back to the electronic music community and take the time to teach and mentor students who have an interest in an industry that I’ve so proudly been a part of all these years. For me, the chance to make a difference in the careers of budding new artists is something I’ve always wanted to do, and providing this education is truly a dream for me,” says Oakenfold. “The Los Angeles Recording School is an ideal location in the heart of Hollywood, with a faculty whose goal to empower the next generation of entertainment industry professionals is in line with our own.”
“We are very excited to work with Paul to offer such an opportunity to those who are passionate about electronic music. It’s a real-world introduction to the industry by the very people driving it. Our campus, here in the center of the industry in Hollywood, has the recording studios and venues perfect for hosting this event,” says Andrew Mackenzie, director of the Audio Programs at The Los Angeles Recording School.
The Electronic Music Academy DJ Camp takes place on campus at The Los Angeles Recording School, a division of The Los Angeles Film School, located in the heart of Hollywood at the historic RCA Building located at 6363 Sunset Boulevard. The venerable building has been home to recording studios used by legendary artists such as Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, and Henry Mancini. Events will also be held on campus in the school’s recently renovated historic Ivar Theatre, a facility that also doubles as a live-sound training component for students of The Los Angeles Recording School’s Recording Arts program. The accredited, VA-approved higher education institution offers career-focused Bachelor and Associate of Science degrees in Entertainment Business, Animation & VFX, Game Production & Design, Music Production, Recording Arts and Film.
Tuition for the “DJ camp” includes the five days of seminars and instruction, student lodging, daily breakfast and lunch, classroom-style seminars, lectures, small group break-outs, in-studio demonstrations, one-on-one interaction with electronic music industry leaders and a graduation banquet hosted by Oakenfold.
The program is designed for adults 18+, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. To allow for an intimate learning experience and interaction with the instructors space is limited. For more information and to sign-up, please go to http://www.emaattheivar.com/
About The Los Angeles Recording School The Los Angeles Recording School (LARS), a division of The Los Angeles Film School, was founded in 1985 and is located on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The private post-secondary educational institution teaches its students all aspects of music production and recording arts in both instructional and hands-on lab environments.
The 33,000 square foot building where the school resides is equipped with over 20 studios and labs featuring industry standard Pro Tools HD systems, Solid State Logic and Neve large format mixing consoles. LARS also serves as a Pro Tools Certified Training Location by offering its students a Pro Tools certification program.
The college’s campus includes the restoration of the historical Ivar Theatre, a 6000-square-foot venue offering a live performance stage and expansive production spaces. The Ivar attracts industry showcases, private events and prominent artist performances, and is the home to the newest live-sound training component for students of The Los Angeles Recording School’s Recording Arts program.
Its faculty is comprised of professional recording engineers and music producers who teach a full range of audio engineering and music production skills such as: recording, mixing and optimizing audio for music, movies, television, computer games and the Internet. Graduate credits include GRAMMY awards and nominations, engineering multi-platinum albums, placing the final touches on theatrical releases and working with top musical artists such as: Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Coldplay, Sheryl Crow, Eminem, Shakira, Seal, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West, to name a few.