Bay area

February 02nd, 2011

All-ages Music Symposium & AMP'd! concert February 20th

The All-ages Music Symposium & AMP'd! Concert unites allies of all-ages events and venues for music and art in the Bay Area

Oakland, CA (January 26, 2011) - Youth Movement Records (YMR) in association with the All-ages Movement Project (AMP) presents an afternoon of dynamic mobilizing conversations to generate momentum for the local all-ages movement through education and music, Sunday, February 20, 2011 at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley. The All-ages Music Symposium commences at 4PM and will feature a panel discussion and break out sessions amongst representatives from government and policy, media, community organizations as well as venue owners, promoters, artists, parents and fans about the viability of an all-ages music scene in the Bay Area. The evening will culminate in a production that epitomizes the movement, uniting artists of different genres and ages at the AMP'd! concert.

August 10th, 2010

YMR and Clear Channel Radio: A Successful Love Story

By Emily Moldy
Today a group of YMR artists and members got the chance to take a tour through the San Francisco building of one of the world's largest radio networks and companies; Clear Channel Radio. With an expert in the inner workings of the company, 94.9 On-Air Personality Christie, as our guide we got to see up close and personal what happens behind the scenes of this multi-billion dollar industry which reaches all of us. From the Music Director, to the hosts of KMEL and Wild 94.9 stations and more YMR youth got to shake hands with professionals and get advice on how to get on the radio, and play the game of the Music Industry.
Some "take home" messages, or words of wisdom that they left us with were: To get out there, be yourself (be real), follow up, be ready (professional) and don't give up!

July 15th, 2010

YMR's AJ Thrower interviews Liberation Ink at U.S. Social Forum

Check out AJ's interview with Emunah Yunka Edinburgh from Bay Area's own Liberation Ink, a printing and design collective which makes & sells conscious shirts to support social justice organizations. At this year's U.S. Social Forum in Detroit, AJ connected with them to see what kind of work they're doing in our community and across the country. To find out more about liberation ink, go to http://www.liberationink.org