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NEWS FROM THE MMC  - JANUARY 2020

HAPPY 2020!


Hope everyone had a great holiday season and a great start to the new year! Things are off and running at the MMC with our SnowVox Concert Series, a workshop on strategic planning, the newly announced 2020 MN Music Summit dates, and the recent opening of our Executive Director position.

Keep an eye on our social media and website for new announcements for MMC happenings across the state for 2020!  
Executive Director Job Posting
The Minnesota Music Coalition (MMC) seeks an Executive Director who can apply her/his/their leadership, nonprofit management, and resource development skills to MMC’s mission to connect and support Minnesota’s creative community of independent musicians.

The ideal candidate is an experienced non-profit leader who is outgoing and engaging; a big thinker with bureaucratic tendencies and has a true passion and pride for our local music community.
APPLY HERE
2020 MN Music Summit: A Voice for Climate Change
Save the date for the 2020 MN Music Summit, taking place April 23-25! Open to artists, industry professionals and fans of all ages, genders and backgrounds, this year’s Summit will be themed around environmental issues and climate change, providing opportunities for 1,000+ musicians and fans to gather at the University of St. Thomas and other Twin Cities venues to discuss timely issues affecting artists, our regional music communities, and the world. Stay tuned for more details!
Workshop: Strategic Planning for Musicians
Our monthly workshop series continues with an evening focused on creative strategic planning for entrepreneurs in music.

Already feeling behind in the new year? Seeking more structure so that you can reach your goals? Join The OK Factor's Olivia Diercks and Karla Colahan for a cozy evening discussion focused on creative strategic planning for entrepreneurs in music. Olivia and Karla offer a unique approach to goal-setting, vision casting, and seasonal planning that provides a flexible and attainable strategy for integrating your career into your personal life, not the other way around.


Monday, February 10, 6:00-8:00pm
6512 Walker St, Minneapolis, MN 55426
$5 | FREE to MMC members & students
RSVP
SnowVox Series Continues at Summit Brewing
Our new monthly concert series continues - featuring the best of Minnesota singer/songwriters! A twist on our previous NoVox series, SnowVox invites you to enjoy WITH-vocals music in a variety of different backgrounds and styles. Sponsored by Summit Brewing Company and taking place in their renovated Ratskeller, this free concert series will occur the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 pm.

February 13th's event features Kashimana - a musician, singer, songwriter, composer, producer, lyricist, guitarist and performing artist with a rich soulful blues voice that soars through her original compositions. The name Kashimana means 'that's her heart' and her catchy and compelling songs show you where her heart beats. Kashimana often draws inspiration from her experiences growing up in Nigeria, Kenya, traveling through Africa, Europe and finally settling in the United States. Along with her distinctive voice, Kashimana’s stage presence pulls you in and leaves you in a warm and fuzzy thrall that’s hard to shake.

2nd Thursdays | 6-8 pm
Summit Ratskeller 
910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul
All Ages Welcome | No Cover
#MembershipMonday
Have you seen our latest social media series? Every Monday we're featuring MMC member artists on Instagram and Facebook who are thriving in their careers! 

See for yourself!

Recent artists:
Walls et al. | Drunk Girl Crush | Temper the Ghost |
Chris Bertrand | Bloodline | The OK Factor
MMC Stage at Republic in MSP Airport
If you're traveling by air in the coming future, don't forget to stop by Republic gastro pub at MSP airport to see a diverse lineup of MN music talent perform live on the Republic MSP stage Tuesday through Friday from 4:30-7:30pm. Our members have been enjoying this opportunity to play in front of travelers from around the world stopping through our beautiful state.
Calling All Electronic Music Artists & Sound Explorers!

We have a potential gig opportunity for electronic musicians at Galactic Pizza! 

Do you or someone you know:

  • Perform original, electronic-based music? (No DJ's please!)
  • Have a catalog of 50 minutes of original music? 
  • Have availability the 3rd Saturday of the month? 

If so, you'd be a great fit for the
Pizza Party at Galactic Pizza! Reach out to Terry at cyber73punk@gmail.com -- he is managing booking for this monthly series. Please direct any questions, concerns, or booking inquiries his way. 

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