How to learn what you want, create opportunities, and master your craft, through networking. Success in the music business is a matter of… Who you know, what you know and who knows you. The Networking Sessions combines the practical tools on how to network, with the overarching goal of discovering what the student wants through networking with mentors and professionals. Learning the stories of mentors that students admire will help them write their own. This is a hands on course. No matter how big or out of reach a potential mentor may “seem”, the students will make contact, with the guidance of the instructor, in class.
Date: February 24, 2018 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education for those students unable to attend in person an online option will be made available
Registration: $5.00 per person – Register online by February 17, 2018
Jimmy Brandmeier has early beginnings as a highly talented musician. He’s worked with artists ranging from Jason Mraz, Avril Lavigne, Joss Stone, Dave Matthews and Sarah McLachlan to Eric Clapton, Wynonna Judd, Carole King, Carlos Santana and Burt Bacharach. Along the way he has created an army chest of connections and networks.
Mr. Brandmeier was President of Monarch Records, a division of Tambourine Inc. in San Francisco. He also served as Director of Artist and Repertoire for Tambourine’s three labels (Unison Records in Nashville and Sugo and Monarch Records in San Francisco.) As Director of A&R, he was responsible for product development, artists and music production on all three labels.
Mr. Brandmeier has also written and produced music for numerous television programs, feature films and TV movies… received a Telly award for his soundtrack to the Christmas special “Almost Home”… written, produced and scored national, regional and local radio and TV jingles. Brandmeier debuted his original song The Colors of Love in a joint performance with legendary artist Jose Feliciano at Carnegie Hall. An accomplished jazz flutist, Mr. Brandmeier’s CDs have found loyal audiences in 25 countries worldwide.
Jimmy Brandmeier’s philosophy in business and in life is very simple…
“Be Who You Are… Use your talent to serve”
Acknowledged as one of the American media’s foremost authorities on popular music and songwriters, Dan Kimpel contributes to a dizzying variety of print and electronic mediums: books, interactive CD’s, magazines, web sites, feature films, videos and new media. His recent interview subjects include Natalie Cole, Ringo Starr, Akon, Bobby Brown, Ne-Yo, Melissa Etheridge, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys, Metallica, Jason Mraz and Black Eyed Peas. Over six years, passengers on United Airlines heard Kimpel’s incisive interviews with hit songwriters and recording artists worldwide on The United Entertainment Network. In addition, he has written, produced and/or voiced segments for TED, Regal Cinemas, and the presidential and vice presidential planes, Air Force One and Two. In 2008, under the auspices of DMI Music and Media Solutions, Dan began conducting interviews for Delta Airlines in-flight audio service, Delta On Air, co-hosting a show with Natalie Cole to debut her two time Grammy-Award winning album Still Unforgettable.
Dan’s book on maximizing personal relationships, Networking Strategies For The New Music Business (ArtistPro/Thomson) is the follow up to his best-selling title, Networking in the Music Business. Over five years, he conducted a weeklong master class on networking at Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) in the UK. Stateside, he lectures at colleges, universities and conferences across the U.S. and Canada, and he is currently on the faculty of Musician’s Institute in Hollywood where he is the two-time MBP Teacher of the Year honoree.