2016 AMIS Audio/Video Feed

These audio files were recorded at the 2016 Annual Media Industry Seminar at Calvert Library in Prince Frederick, MD on October 8th, 2016. Formerly, the Annual Music Industry Seminar, AMIS 2016 opened the floor to anyone who creates audio or visual media with the intent of monetizing.

These files have been edited in order to allow the listener to better hear conversations between the panelists and attendees.

This event was moderated by Joe Ruff. Panelists, include:

Kevin Hock
Marketing director & Promotions at 24-7 Entertainment, Partner/Founder at Transcendent Events,Former Marketing Manager/Production Manager at Baltimore Soundstage, Creator and Writer of Fantasy Killer comic book series
Joan Cooke
Artist of PhD Unkown Web Comic, Independent Graphic Designer & Illustrater, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Alumni
Daniel Warren Hill
Founder and President of Alchemical Records, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist for Alt Rock band YellowTieGuy

Here is a video of the event. Please like this video and subscribe to the Calvert Library YouTube Channel.

Documents and Links

We’re pleased to bring you these guides for Recording brought to you by Belly Acres Studio and Innovation Station Music. These were presented to attendees of the 2015 Annual Music Industry Seminar at Calvert Library in Prince Frederick, MD.

We hope you enjoy this great information shared with us via Robyn Truslow at Calvert Library in Prince Frederick, MD.provided courtesy of Enoch Pratt Free Library which serves Baltimore, MD with multiple locations and “the residents of Maryland as the State Library Resource Center”.

Open Mics

This info should help you if you’re looking to access some of the local Open Mic opportunities around the DMV area. Our goal is to list only Open Mics that occur on a weekly basis.

American Legion Post 86
2013 Viers Mill Rd.
Rockville, MD 20851
Hosted by Songwriter’s Association of Washington
Fridays at 8pm

14418 Layhill Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Hosted by Songwriter’s Association of Washinton
Wednesdays 8pm

Bucket Sportsbar
12020 Rousby Hall Road
Lusby, MD 20657
Wide Open Mic Night
Hosted by: Mike Starkey
Tuesdays 7pm – 10pm

Epicure Cafe
11104 Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22030
Open Mic Night
Mondays Hosted by: Sunshine
5PM Signups. Music Starts 8pm.
Thursdays Hosted by Reis DeBruyne
5PM Signups. Music Starts 8pm.

Gypsy Sallys Vinyl Lounge
3401 K Street NW
Washington DC 20007
6PM Signups
Music Starts 8PM

IOTA Club & Cafe
2832 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
Hosted by Alex Parez
Sign Ups at 7:30pm &10:00pm
Featured artist at 10:00pm

Ireland’s Four Courts
2051 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Hosted by Songwriter’s Association of Washington
Tuesdays at 8:00pm

Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern
697 Spring Street
Herndon, VA 20170
Hosted by Brian Symms
Wednesdays 9pm

Teavolve Cafe & Lounge
1401 Aliceanna St
Baltimore, MD 21231
Hosted by Rob of ilyAIMY
Signups at 6pm
Music starts 7pm

Villain & Saint
7141 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Host varies.
Wednesdays 8pm – 11:30pm

Radio & Podcast

These links are a good place to start if you are interested in having your music played on a DMV area podcast or radio show, or if you are hoping for an opportunity to be interviewed for that show:

The Trivial Show (Podcast)
“An adult show full of satire and absurdity that could be offensive to those with delicate sensibilities.”
Reston, VA

The Circus Life Podcast
“Interviews, stories, and live performances by local, regional, and national acts.”
Fallls Church, VA

MOLDS Episode 2 (Podcast)
“Combination Geek culture and Christianity. Ghosts, Star Trek, Sparkly Vampires, The Big Bang, and where God fits into it all!”
Woodbridge, VA

Killjoy Radio
“Baltimore’s Offbeat Comedy and Local Music Resource.”
Baltimore, MD
Bryan Bruce – Bryan@killjoyradio.com
Trish Crickett – Trish@killjoyradio.com

DC Music Rocks
“Shining a spotlight on the great music and incredible people in the DC region music scene. Collecting and organizing DC music to help the community find, follow, and fall in love”
Bryan Nelson-Palmer –  dcmusicrocks@gmail.com

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