When it comes to music, practice makes perfect and information empowers! And the perfect forum for empowerment is the 4th Annual California Music Industry Summit (CMIS), Juneteenth and Father’s Day Weekend, June 13-15 at the Kaiser Center Tower, 300 Lakeside Drive in Oakland. The theme this year is “Empowering Artists and Entertainment Professionals.”
The CMIS, during Juneteenth and Father’s Day weekend, includes a scholarship and awards gala, over thirty performers in the CMIS artist showcase, panels and workshops led by top industry professionals. Attendees have the opportunity to meet and learn from music producers, music supervisors, managers, agents, promoters, talent buyers, publicists, publishers, studio engineers, radio station executives, attorneys, songwriters, recording artists, CD manufacturers, distributors, radio, record label representatives, and other industry professionals.
“I’d like to commend Tracy L. Reed founder of CMIS for her extraordinary vision,” said Larry Batiste, Grammy nominated recording artist and Musical Director for the annual Grammy’s pre-show. “There’s a giant chasm between being extremely talented and having a successful music career. Tracy’
CMIS Quarterly Mixer & Press Conference June 6, 2014
Join the CMIS quarterly Music Business Happy Hour Networking Mixer at Parliament, 811 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607where serious music and entertainment professionals can get unique networking opportunities!
Scholarship and Gala
CMIS Awards Dinner Gala and Live & Silent Auction will be held June 14, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Garden Room of the Kaiser Tower. Tickets are only $75.00 and can be purchased at http://cmisgala.eventbrite.com. Student scholarship recipients will be announced and industry professionals awarded for their contributions. In addition to the monetary assistance for students, CMIS provides opportunities and exposure to professionals in the industry who can provide genuine feedback and guidance on their career aspirations.
Panels and Workshops
Among the presenters are Keynote Speaker: Dr. George Fraser, author of “The Art & Science of Networking, Entrepreneurship & Wealth Creation;” Dackeyia Q. Sterling, CEO, Publisher and Author of “Entertainment Power Players-Fashion, Film, Music, Sports & TV Directory;” Ivan “Orthodox”
CMIS is passionate about providing information. It has provided a special discount for teachers, industry professionals, music buffs and the general public. Visit:
“It is such a rewarding experience to see young people and even transitioning older adults benefiting from CMIS. I can’t thank industry professionals like Larry Batiste, Tomeka Napper and all the speakers over the past four years for their support and of course I extend special thanks to all of our sponsors for helping us make a positive difference by investing in people’s dreams,” said Tracy L. Reed, Founder & CEO, TraMai Entertainment and the California Music Industry Summit.
California Music Industry Summit major sponsors include: City of Oakland, Kaiser Center Events, Black Enterprise, Comcast, Guitar Center, I.K. Multimedia, and Music Connection. Limited sponsorships are still available. Call 510 500 3652 for your opportunity to invest in community and market your business.
CMIS is an intensive, two (2) day educational music business summit that includes panels, workshops, tradeshow exhibits, and networking with some of the most influential executives in music, entertainment, technology, and new media, along with three (3) days of “Artists Performances.”