California Music Summit, June 13-15, Power to Music Artists and Professionals

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 is three days of artist showcases and two days of panels and workshops. The theme this year is “Empowering Artists and Entertainment Professionals.”
By: TraMai Entertainment
Tracy L. Reed's CA Music Summit, June 13-15, Empowers, Educates and Entertains!
Tracy L. Reed's CA Music Summit, June 13-15, Empowers, Educates and Entertains!
OAKLAND, Calif. - May 14, 2014 - PRLog -- 4th Annual California Music Industry Summit, June 13-15 in Oakland Empowers, Educates and Entertains

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.” From emerging artists to seasoned professionals, the California Music Industry Summit has something for everyone interested in music and the music industry.

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’s CMIS helps close the gap and gives people the tools they need to create a clearer path to a successful music career.  There are more career paths than singing and rapping in the industry.  Knowing the need and seeing her great effort, I had to volunteer once again,” added Batiste.

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! Come socialize, mingle and increase your business connections within the entertainment community. For tickets to the mixer click here (   Media are invited to the mixer to hear about the California Music Industry Summit, June 13-15 at the Kaiser Center.  In addition, CMIS salutes the San Francisco Black Film Festival (, also held on Juneteenth and Father’s Day Weekend, June 13-15 as it showcases the newly launched Maison Revolution at, the cosmopolitan portal to Black Paris and all things French.  The San Francisco Black Film Festival joins with to screen the documentary, “The Last Song Before the War,” about the music festival held in the Mali Desert.

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  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” Barias, Grammy-nominated producer and President of the Recording Academy Chapter in Philadelphia; Jamie Purpora, President of Music Publishing Administration, TuneCore; Emily White, Co-founder of Whitesmith Entertainment based in New York and Los Angeles; Roy Elkins, CEO and founder of Broadjam; Chris Pringle and Anita Wilson-Pringle, founders of CM3, Commercial Marketing and Media Management; Shannon Curtis, dreampop singer/songwriter and the author of “No Booker, No Bouncer, No Bartender,” a guide for indie artists; Jocelyn Kane, Executive Director of San Francisco Entertainment Commission; and J. Thom Russo, 16x GRAMMY Winner; Producer/Mixer/ Engineer/Songwriter! For a complete lineup of speakers and the schedule, go to

Discount Available

CMIS is passionate about providing information.  It has provided a special discount for teachers, industry professionals, music buffs and the general public.  Visit: and use discount code “EEP2014”for a 50% discount.  Special pricing is available for high school and college students.

“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.” Our theme in 2014 is "Empowering Artists and Entertainment Professionals!" Independent artists, labels, managers, and people seeking music business development education from all backgrounds, genres and parts of the country will be given a chance to not only let their music and voices be heard but to take advantage of an amazing opportunity for music education and the chance to learn, network, grow and shine. Looking for new ways to connect, network and build relationships in the music industry? CMIS is where you most definitely want to be to receive invaluable advice directly from GRAMMY®-Award Winning producers, major/ independent label companies, radio station executives, record label representatives, music supervisors, talent scouts, and more.

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