Music University


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The DMMC presents Music University, a music industry conference on October 4-5, 2014 at Drake University (2507 Carpenter Ave., Des Moines), featuring panels, forums, workshops, and presentations by national, regional and local music industry experts.

This year’s conference will feature a talk and mini unplugged set from influential reggae rapper, Matisyahu, as well as many other notable speakers including Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar), Dee Dee and Jules of Dum Dum Girls, Adam Hill (Ardent Studios), Alyssa DeHayes (Riot Act Media, formerly of Team Clermont), Joe Vent (A to Z Media), Craig Grossman and David Priebe (Green Room Music Source), and more.

Music University provides musicians and industry professionals with resources to grow their careers, while creating an environment to make connections and network with individuals from across the country.




Saturday, October 4
Conference: 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Drake University
Music Showcase 1: 5:30 p.m. – Des Moines Social Club’s Basement Bar
Music Showcase 2: 9:30 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews

Sunday, October 5
Networking Brunch: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Mars Cafe
Music Video Screening: 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Varsity Theatre
Conference: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Drake University

Conference: Panels, forums, workshops and presentations by nearly 40 music industry experts at Drake University.

Music Showcases: The River Monks, Dylan Sires & Neighbors, and MR NASTI at Des Moines Social Club’s Basement Bar. Plus, Bob Mould w/ Lucca Soria at Vaudeville Mews. Get showcase details.

Networking Brunch: Mingle and enjoy brunch at Mars Cafe with a performance by Paul Doffing. Free for everyone.

The Envy Corps Live at ARC + Local Music Video Screening: Featuring music videos by Holy White Hounds, MAIDS, Mighty Shady, Gloom Balloon, MR NASTI, Dylan Sires & Neighbors, and more at Varsity Theatre. Free for everyone.

See the complete Music University schedule.



Contact or 515-657-7620.

Music University is presented by the Des Moines Music Coalition with support from David and Trudy Hurd, Bravo, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Iowa Arts CouncilBankers TrustIowa Public Radio, Tikly, Drake University, Guitar Center, YelpSaturday Mfg., and On Pitch.