September 7 - 8, 2023

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Thu. September 7, 2023TBA

Artist Development & St. Louis' Music Economy - Webster University Campus

Fri. September 8, 2023TBA

Professional Development - .ZACK

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Registration is free, but  $3 online processing fee per day is required

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Advance registration will end:
9/7/23: 5pm on Wednesday 9/6
9/8/23: at the event start time.

Tickets will be delivered via email, to either print at home or display on your mobile device.

Thu. Sep. 7 - Artist Development & St. Louis' Music Economy

Taking Place on the Webster University Campus

On Thursday, September 7, Intersessions’ Webster University Workshops will dive into topics relevant to musicians and those pursuing (or interested in pursuing) a career in the music industry. Discussions will be led by faculty, friends and alumni of Webster University School of Communications, including Chair of the Audio Aesthetics & Technology Department (and Grammy nominated music producer), Carl Nappa.

Intersessions’ Webster University Workshops will cover the topics of:

  • Merchandising and sales
  • Marketing and publicity for artists
  • Mastering and deliverables for uploading your music online
  • Music Business Education

Also on Thursday, September 7 at Intersessions, Kranzberg Arts Foundation and the Regional Arts Commission will host a special event to discuss the results of a multi-year St. Louis “music audit.” Conducted in collaboration with Sound Diplomacy, a global organization specializing in understanding a city’s unique music economy, the study assesses the impact of music on the St. Louis region (economic output, job creation, tourism interest). It also aims to identify opportunities to further enhance St. Louis' position as a thriving music city through industry advancements and policy changes.

During the event, members of Sound Diplomacy, as well as local music industry leaders and artists, will discuss the study’s findings and focus on how best to utilize the research to drive future growth and development of the St. Louis music scene.

Prior to Intersessions, the findings of Sound Diplomacy’s comprehensive study will be made available to the public.

Fri. Sep. 8 - Professional Development

Taking place at .ZACK

On Friday, September 8., creatives, professionals and entrepreneurs of all industries (music, art, tech) are encouraged to participate in the professional development portion of Intersessions, featuring a variety of national and St Louis-based industry leaders.

Intersessions’ professional development panels and presentations will cover the topics of:

  • Arch Grants presents "SHECONOMY," women founders 
  • Connecting in the music industry
  • A.I. in the arts. What’s next? 
  • Creative factories: killer work from the top marketing shops
  • How to make money as a creative entrepreneur
  • Examining freedom of speech in the arts
  • Recording Academy panel
  • Content creators roundtable: leveraging podcasts, TikTok and Instagram to build your brand
  • Building an empire of TASTE: top chefs and restaurateurs

Participating panelists are a diverse cohort of musicians, entrepreneurs, activists and community leaders including:

  • Mvstermind - Musician, performer and Director of Musical Experience for St. Louis SC
  • Cbabi Bayoc - Visual Artist, speaker and activist
  • Ben Poremba - Owner of Bengelina Hospitality Group
  • Cheree Berry - Founder, CEO and Creative Director at Cheree Berry Paper
  • David Steward II - CEO at Lionforge
  • Dr. Donald Suggs - Publisher and Executive Editor of St. Louis American
  • Gabe Angieri - Executive Director of Arch Grants
  • Katie Collier - Co-Owner and Executive Chef of Katie's Pizza and Pasta
  • Carlos Zamora - Owner and Chief Creative Officer at CARTEL Agency
  • Tef Poe - Rapper, musician and activist
  • Mike Spakowski - Partner and Creative Director at Atomic Dust
  • Allyson Mace - Publisher and Founder of Sauce Magazine
  • Tom Pernikoff - CEO and Co-Founder at Tunespeak
  • Reid Wick - Membership and Industry Relations at The Recording Academy
  • Matt Hall - Co-Founder and President at Hill Investment Group, author and content creator
  • Samantha Rudolph - Co-Founder and CEO of Babyation
  • John Launius - VP of Nitrous Effect
  • Ayesha Mubarak Ali - Co-Founder of Metavisionaries
  • Mike Franklin - Executive Creative Director at FUSE Marketing
  • Jeff Insco - Co-Founder, President and Executive Creative Director at UPBrand Agency
  • Whitney Gregory - Founder and CEO of Eemerg
  • Erica Barnell - Co-Founder and CSO of Geneoscopy
  • Ed Morissey - Founder of Integrity
  • Sam Foxman - President and Co-Founder of Evntiv
  • David Kirkland - Owner and Chef at Turn
  • Loryn Nalic - Owner and Chef at Balkan Treat Box
Venue Information
Music at the Intersection
Grand Center Arts District, St. Louis, Missouri 63103