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Sarah Garcia

Concert Promoter / Production Manager, Live Nation Entertainment in Batavia, IL

A Day Behind the Music

PRESENTED ON AUG 11, 2016
IN BATAVIA @ VOL 4

Sarah Garcia consistently heard the comment, “You have the coolest job in the world!” so she decided to show people “A Day Behind the Music” and let them judge the coolness of her job in the music industry for themselves. From the early rise at 5:00 a.m. to the construction and deconstruction of a stage in less than 16 hours, and the catering, the security, the union labor, the heavy equipment, and the pyrotechnics, and finally from the settlement of the contract to the late departure, exhausted at 2:00 a.m. the following morning, Sarah Garcia shows us the real reasons she loves her job.

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Capturing the Moment

BY ANIL SHARMA
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Photographer Anil Sharma describes his journey in concert photography beginning with his first show, when he had to sneak his camera into the show. Since then he has photographed many performers, including U2, Radiohead, and Taylor Swift, and has been published in Rolling Stone Magazine. He mentions some of his photography tips and tricks, and discusses the legitimization of print in our digital age. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 22, 2014.

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Life Behind the Mic

BY RACHEL MORTON
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Rachel Morton// broadcaster// on life behind the mic

Station Manager at RDU, Rachel Morton explains how radio has stayed relevant in the digital age. By providing intimacy and companionship, the local independant station she works for has built a music-loving community.

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International Art & Design Festival 2014

BY HARVEY GOLDSMITH
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 25, 2014

Harvey Goldsmith (March 4, 1946) was the Live 8 event co-organizer in Hyde Park, London.

Goldsmith began his career in 1966 promoter, organizing musical events as the "Prince's Trust" annual London and historical presentations as the Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea in 1979 and Live Aid in 1985. He organized the Luciano career farewell tour Pavarotti in 2004.

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Harmony in Aomori - The Gonohe Music Festival

BY MICHAEL WARREN
@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

"Using the food and the music that we bring together at the event, these are the kinds of moments we are trying to create at the Gonohe Music Festival."

While living in Gonohe, a small town in Aomori, Japan, Dave Herlich and Michael Warren decided to organize a free music festival. The Gonohe Music Festival showcases international music and food, bringing guests from over a dozen countries to a beautiful secluded park in Gonohe.

Mark your calendars! Aomori or BUST!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 24th, 2015. 

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The High You Can't Buy

BY PETE DAVIES
IN BROOME

Listen to Pete Davies share this behind the scenes footage and explanation into what's involved in producing a 'gig.'

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A Female's Survival of Music Production

BY NATASHA KMETO
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

“Really I think part of surviving is communicating, reaching out, creating a dialog with men and women to increase the availability of women in different roles. I think obviously this is a microcosm in music but I think it's probably true in every field”

In A Female's Survival of Music Production from PechaKucha Night Portland’s 15th Volume, Musician Natasha Kmeto discusses surviving in the contemporary music industry. From overcoming the music industry's glass ceiling to defying expectations set upon her by gendered stereotypes she admits that her actions are somewhat political. Though reflecting on her upbringing and childhood in relation to the development of her career as a musician, she explains that it did not being so.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday February 4th, 2016.

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Tinkering and Music

BY JODY GAMBINO
@ VOL 12 ON JUN 12, 2015

James Ryan describes his journey to inventing through his love of music. He explains the science behind magnetism and electricity and how that relates to making music. 

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IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild

BY HUNTER NOACK
@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild is an outdoor concert series in stunning landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. Hunter Noack brings a 9-foot Steinway grand piano to the middle of forests, fields, calderas and historical sites for classical music concerts. To meet the acoustical challenges of performing in the wild, music is transmitted to the concert-goers via wireless headphones. No longer confined to seats, they can explore the landscape, wander through secret glens, lie in sunny meadows, and roam old growth forests.

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Swinging Europe

BY STEEN MIKKELSEN
@ VOL 40 ON MAY 22, 2019

Steen Mikkelsen is Project Manager of Swinging Europe, which is an international organization that works to nurture and grow talent and traditions within music. Among other things, they brought 3 Danish bands to a large concert event in Milan, where they got a chance to showcase their country.
We were also fortunate enough to get a quick rundown of the coming events hosted by Swinging Europe and NIMPE.