Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Creative Loafing and the Homemade Music Symposium present:
WMNF's "Pre-Heat" Music Panels

Saturday, May 15, 1 - 4 p.m. @ CL Space (1911 13th St N #W200 - in Ybor Square above Spaghetti Warehouse)

$5 or FREE with your HEATWAVE wristband

Be a part of the Tampa Bay Music Scene at this year's Pre-Heat Music Industry panels. Held on Saturday, May 15 at 1 p.m. as a kick-off to WMNF's Tropical Heatwave event, Pre-Heat is presented by Creative Loafing and Homemade Music Symposium, and is a way to workshop, network and gain insight from key players in the Tampa Bay Music scene. This year's event features workshops on copyright and entertainment law with Kevin Astl, Esq., a DJ/producers beat workshop with Young Deacon (TampaHipHop.com) and a demo listening session with Bay Area music critics and radio DJs. Tickets are $5 or free with your Heatwave wristband. Food and refreshments will be served.

Music Publishing and Copyright Law - 1 p.m.

Learn how to copyright your work and the in-and-outs of music publishing and licensing. Presented by Kevin Astl, Esq

Producer/Beat Workshop - 2 p.m.

Hear local DJs and producers demonstrate how they create their beats, clear their samples and gain insight on how they collaborate with MCs/vocalists. Featuring DJ Royce (Versatile Entertainment, Acafool), Lazy (WMNF, Red Tide), Spindiana Jones (Tampa Bay Dream Team), Moderator: Young Deacon (TampaHipHop.com)

Demo Listening - 3 p.m.

Our panel of music critics and radio DJs listen to your demos and give their opinions on production and artist development. Featuring Leilani Polk (Creative Loafing), Flee (WMNF), Husky Jon (97x), and Kevin Astl. Bring a cd or mp3 file for a chance to be picked for our randomly-selected-from-the-audience review slot.

Come get some insider music industry knowledge, then stick around for WMNF's Tropical Heatwave that night!


The Artists and Writers Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and incubating the Tampa Bay area cultural community with events such as the Homemade Music Symposium, Deep Carnivale: A Celebration of Words and the Ybor Festival of the Moving Image.

Please visit artistsandwritersgroup.com for more information