The Sound Mind Collective is hosting a monthly conversation within the NYC music community to explore how we can collectively move towards a more sustainable, independent and community-oriented arts culture.
Major points we will be discussing:
• Our upcoming Concert for the ECRB Campaign towards police accountability May 17
• Opening a channel for the music community to the newly appointed NYC Director of Nightlife
• Developing our next business workshop for independent musicians
We will also leave plenty of room for open discussion on the status of our NYC music culture, focusing on ways that we as artists can approach racial, gender, income and other inequities in our society, and ways that independent musicians can stay afloat and empowered.
All are welcome. Snacks are encouraged!
Join us on February 25th at 6:30pm at Mayday Space in Bushwick to discuss everyones FAVORITE topic: TAXES.
For this workshop, Lee from Brass Taxes and Dima Kay band leader and manager of Karikatura, will be joining us to go over how to keep track of your expenses throughout the year, what is and is not important, and how to make sure that you are planning correctly for the taxes you will owe on April 15th. There will be a 75-minute presentation followed by time for questions.
Attendees will walk away with access to online expense tracking documents, a financial planning calendar, and a multitude of other resources to help you navigate!
$10 suggested donation
All funds raised by The Sound Mind Collective will be allocated via democratic process towards projects that further the goals of the Collective as they pertain to the education, empowerment, and unification of artists and the arts in our local communities.
On Wednesday, December 20th, The Sound Mind Collective presents Uplift! Brooklyn, an evening of comedy and music raising money for the EXALT Youth Program. The show will be hosted by comedian Carolyn Castiglia (Comedy Central, HLN) and will feature musical performances by Qaasim & The Juggernaut War Party, Mr. Reed, and Wishes and Thieves.
The booking process for independent musicians can often be confusing, demoralizing and overwhelming. The Sound Mind Collective is hosting a conversation and workshop on the booking process for independent artists. We will start with a conversation about general booking strategies and share our experiences with local booking and national touring, before moving into workshop mode: directly sharing booking contacts, reviewing bios, developing booking inquiries, EPKs, and more.
Agent/ Manager of M.A.K.U Soundsystem / Associate Producer at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Programming Manager for the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center/ Manager of Innov Gnawa
Programming/Artist Management/ Venue Owner at C'mon Everybody
Artist Management / Venue Owner / Promoter
Nikhil P. Yerawadekar:
Low Mentality/ Antibalas / Akoya Afrobeat
Karikatura / The Yam Session
$10 suggested donation
All funds raised by The Sound Mind Collective will be allocated via democratic process towards projects that further the goals of the Collective as they pertains to the education, empowerment, and unification of artists and the arts in our local communities. If you are interested in joining the collective please email firstname.lastname@example.org