July 13: Music and Social Media

Music is in the air! Join us on Tuesday, July 13 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. for a look at how musicians and music industry professionals use and benefit from social media! We will have our usual enlightened discussion about best practices in social media AND we will have live music at this event in honor of our panelists and the magical Hawaiian music industry. Of course, do bring your instruments and vocals if you want to be part of the singing conversation. We’ll be doing some jamming at the end of the event.

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TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Fresh Café
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Hat tip to Tara Coomans for scouting this great location for us.

Our rockin’ panelists for this discussion include:

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Jenn Wright

Jenn Wright: Jenn is an amazingly talented musician, songwriter, and singer. She plays with Simple Souls, is a member of the former MightyJ, and can be heard all over town playing in her own band and jamming with others. Her band Mighty J was one of the early adopters of social media – with a blog, a video podcast, and a genuine desire to connect with the fans. le Souls, the acoustic incarnation of established musical group, Kanalo, has been performing together since July 2003. What was initially a dare to play aside from their established band, Kanalo (which was then a 4-piece band), turned into a new passion for “unplugged” music and a fresh acoustic sound. Simple Souls holds it down with an acoustic guitar, percussions, 2 vocals and a killer list of songs. Follow her on Twitter @jroq.

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Kenneth Makuakane

Kenneth Makuakane: Kenneth is recognized as a successful innovator in producing and recording Hawaiian music. He has over one hundred albums to his producing credits, working with artists such as Na Leo, Hapa, Amy H?naiali‘i Gilliom, Raiatea Helm, Obrian Eselu and Jeff Rasmussen. He performs with the multi-award winning group The Pandanus Club, composing, engineering and producing each release. A prolific songwriter, Kenneth’s compositions have been recorded by local artists as well as international artists. And his music has been on the soundtrack of major films like “Honeymoon In Las Vegas” and “Parent Trap In Paradise.” Follow him on Twitter @kmakuakane

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Shawn Mosely Livingston

Shawn Livingston Moseley: Shawn began his music career at the age of 4. A student of Kay Dolan, Shawn was nationally ranked by age 8 as one of the top 10 classical pianists for his age. At the age of 14 he shifted direction from competition to composition. After graduating from Punahou in ‘92 and parting with his band Dread Ashanti, Shawn graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA with a degree in Music Production and Engineering, and Songwriting. Shawn has worked as a producer, engineer, songwriter and musician in major recording studios through-out San Francisco, New York and Boston, as well as running a few of his own. Involved with artists as diverse as The Dave Matthews Band and Metallica plus many new up and coming artists, Shawn has dedicated the last 14 years of his life to producing and making records. Shawn now lives back home in Hawaii and is currenly working on his latest record “The Storm before the Calm” and teaching master classes in piano improvisation, song writing and music and vocal production. He no longer uses Twitter; we’ll ask him why.

Update: Dr. Trey has a schedule conflict and will not be able to attend.


Fresh Café
831 Queen St
Honolulu, HI 96813

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A few more important reminders!

  • Bring your business cards and your business colleagues!
  • If you blog or Twitter about this event, please tag it: #smchi
  • If you take pictures, please join our Flickr group, add your meeting photos to our pool, and tag them with “smchi”.
  • Speaking of pictures, social media events generally have people taking photos, live-streaming video, and posting real time updates on Twitter and their blogs. We can assist if you prefer to stay under the radar; just speak to any of us before the meeting begins.
  • Mahalo to Fresh Café for hosting our event. Mahalo also to Bare Feet Studios for covering all of our operational and marketing expenses.

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