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The Go Ahead Announce Shows & Spotify Playlist Placements

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San Francisco rockers The Go Ahead announced new shows starting with Pop Rocks Presents show on Wednesday August 7 at Harvard & Stone (Los Angeles), Balanced BreakFEST on Saturday September 21 at Amnesia (San Francisco), and Santa Cruz Music Festival on Saturday October 19 at Blue Lagoon (Santa Cruz).

Their new single “Falling To Pieces” has also been picked up by a few Spotify Playlists, including Just Indie (by It’s All Indie), Chill Days (by Caltify MX), and Lyft Essentials (Day Mode) (by Lyft Essentials).

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Barb Rocks On Social Media Panel At Balanced Breakfast Music Summit

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Balanced Breakfast announced their 2nd National Music Industry Summit, taking place at PianoFight in San Francisco on Saturday February 9th, with a Pre-Party on Friday February 8th. Meet professionals from San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, Austin, Charlotte and more. Learn from panels discussing everything from social media to licensing.

Check out the Schedule & Panels:

10:30 AM • "Welcome" • Front Cabaret Stage
Stefan Aronsen - BB Co-founder

10:40 AM • "Flow Warm-up" • Front Cabaret Stage
Barb Blank - Yoga Instructor

11:00 AM • The Importance of Radio • Center For New Music
Alvie Alex Adams (Moderator) - DJ at BFF.fm
M Florentino Buenaventura - CEO EnterTalk Media
Mindi Levine - Radio DJ & Music Marketing Maven
Amanda Guest - Founder of BFF.fm
Pam Benjamin - Director at Mutiny Radio

11:00 AM • No Photo, No Video, it Didn't Happen • Small Theater
Reed Cameron Fox (Moderator) - Artist
Boris Petrov - Software Engineer @ YouTube Music
Anne Cook - Co-founder of PressureDrop.tv
Paige Parsons - Photographer
Greg Chow - Photographer

11:00 AM • How to Build a Stronger Brand • Big Theater
Zen Zenith (Moderator) - Song Writer & Podcast Producer
Ben Givarz - Sr. Content Specialist at Dolby Labs
Bryce David Dow-Williamson - C.E.O. at Second Octave
Ayliffe Brown - Director of Programs at Zoo Labs
Matt Roads - CEO/Founder of IHE Entertainment

12:00 PM • The Power of Social Media & The Web • Center For New Music
Suzanne Yada (Moderator) - Social Media Specialist
Isabelle Garson - CCO at Second Octave Media
Dakin Hardwick - Managing Editor of Spinning Platters / Product Trainer for Eventbrite Music
Cory Zechmann - Blogger Silence Nogood
Barbara M Wahli - Artist Manager / Social Media Advisor
Moody Jones - Director of Marketing at EMPIRE

12:00 PM • Tech Tools for Music Professionals • Small Theater
Bob Duskis (Moderator) - Co-Founder Six Degrees Records
Rémi Jourdan - Founder TuneTrax
Elaine Ryan - Founder Hooplays
Anisa Khoshbakhtian - Digital Asset Advisors (blockchain)

12:00 PM • How to Book Better Shows • Large Theater
Travis Hayes - (moderator) Booker at Neck of The Woods
Jules Indelicato - Booker at Bar Fluxus
Kent Jamieson - Manager at Slim's
Lynn Schwarz - Talent Buyer at Bottom of The Hill
Paul Chalker - PR & Marketing Manager at The Chapel

LUNCH BREAK

1:00 PM • Live Broadcasting
Dor Wand - Founder at Fault Radio
Dundee Maghen - Co-founder at Fault Radio

1:00 PM • Afternoon Stretch
Eve Fleishman - Yoga Instructor & Musician

2:00 PM • Creating an Unforgettable Experience • Center For New Music
Josh Windmiller (Moderator) - Artist, Festival Producer, Venue Director
James Lopez - Assistant Talent Buyer at Noise Pop Industries
Liam Shy - DJ / Lawyer
Andi Galpern - Founder & Producer at Cascade SF
McKay Garner - Record Producer, Mix Engineer, Composer

2:00 PM • How to Musician Better • Small Theater
Kat Downs (Moderator) - Sit Kitty Sit
Serafino Barto - Forgotten Dreamers (formerly Serf & James)
mike hoffman - Panic is Perfect
Sivan Lioncub - Everyone is DIrty
Alexi Rose Belchere - The Y Axes

2:00 PM • Music Business Stories • Large Theater
Kit Russell (Moderator) - Creative Consultant
Lyle Burns - Creative Consultant
Ashley Kervabon - Stoyanov - Founder of #WomenCrush Music
Fred Hausman III - President of Prize Fighter Records
Justin Pogue - Consultant / Financial Advisor / Author

3:00 PM • Tools For Industry Success • Center For New Music
Arya Zarrinkelk (Moderator) - Creative Arts Career Counselor & Musician
Marcus Ghiasi - Lead Singer of Your Fearless Leader
Elliot Gann - Executive Director at Today's Future Sound
Paige Clem - Marketing Director for High Sierra & Musician
Michael Annuzzi - Musician

3:00 PM • Opportunities in Music Engineering • Small Theater
Kalib DuArte (Moderator) - Executive Producer Asylum Arts Record Label
Chis McGrew - Producer and Mixer at Hyde Street Studio C
Carmen Caruso - Music Producer, Engineer & Lead Singer of Agouti
Michael Romanowski - Mastering Engineer
Edmond Clare - Producer at Noir Studios (Sony Music)
Chris Wirsig - Songwriter, Composer, Producer at No:carrier

3:00 PM • How to Treat it Like a Business • Large Theater
Peter B. Jacobsen (Moderator) - GM at Music City SF
Mark Pearson - Lawyer with ARC Law Group
Bob Duskis - President and Co-Founder of Six Degrees Records
Dae Bogan - Co-founder & CEO of TuneRegistry
Alison Lucille Griggs - Owner of Note 4 Note Accounting

4:00 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Watch the promo video!

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Balanced BreakFEST 2018 Announced!

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Music industry community Balanced Breakfast announced their first ever Balanced BreakFEST taking place September 20-22 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) at 7 venues in the Mission District of San Francisco with over 60 Bay Area bands.  Early bird tickets for $32 are on sale now, so buy them before price goes up!

SCHEDULE:

Delirium - DAY 1
5:00 PM The Oakland Mind (Oakland)
6:00 PM VIQUEEN (San Francisco)
7:00 PM OUTERS (San Francisco)

Amnesia - DAY 1 HAPPY HOUR
5:00 PM Little Spiral (Concord)
6:00 PM RESONANCE (San Francisco)
7:00 PM MAAYAN (San Francisco)

Revolution Cafe - DAY 1
5:00 PM Amalgamation (San Francisco)
6:00 PM Eve Fleishman (San Francisco)
7:00 PM Matthew DePasquale (San Francisco)
8:00 PM Reisender (San Francisco)
9:00 PM Loveangelists (Oakland)
10:00 PM Dillingers (San Francisco)

Make-Out Room - DAY 1
7:00 PM Swamp Child (Berkeley)
8:00 PM The Bikini Complex (San Francisco)
9:00 PM Sit Kitty Sit (San Francisco)

The Knockout - DAY 1
9:00 PM Trez Maschine (San Jose)
10:00 PM The Living (San Francisco)
11:00 PM Alvie & the Breakfast Pigs (San Francisco)

Amnesia - DAY 1
9:00 PM SPECIAL GUEST
10:00 PM New Spell (San Francisco)
11:00 PM Fellow Vessel (Pittsburg)

Elbo Room - DAY 1
9:00 PM Vice Reine (San Francisco)
10:00 PM Great Highway (San Francisco)
11:00 PM Californicorns (Oakland)


Amnesia - DAY 2 HAPPY HOUR
5:00 PM Veins (Oakland)
6:00 PM Aurora Beam (Watsonville)
7:00 PM Manos Lindas (San Francisco)

Revolution Cafe - DAY 2
5:00 PM CJ Storm (San Jose)
6:00 PM E.G. Phillips (San Francisco)
7:00 PM Brother Spellbinder (San Francisco)
8:00 PM Martay (Salinas but living in Kansas City)
9:00 PM Shelby, Texas (San Francisco)
10:00 PM on dolphin (Oakland/Grass Valley)
11:00 PM Grey Davies (Berkeley)

Make-Out Room - DAY 2
7:00 PM William Robert (Oakland)
8:00 PM Unlikely Heroes (Oakland)
9:00 PM The Y Axes (San Francisco)

Amnesia - DAY 2
9:00 PM Agouti (San Francisco)
10:00 PM The HA (San Francisco)
11:00 PM The Crux (Santa Rosa)

Elbo Room - DAY 2
9:00 PM Serf and James (Napa)
10:00 PM Pamela Parker’s Fantastic Machine (San Francisco)
11:00 PM Love Jerks (San Francisco)


Amnesia - DAY 3 HAPPY HOUR
5:00 PM Clara Bellino (San Francisco)
6:00 PM Sayla Dobro (San Francisco)
7:00 PM Blonde Toledo (San Francisco)

Revolution Cafe - DAY 3
5:00 PM Zak Fennie (Napa)
6:00 PM Clementine Darling (Santa Rosa)
7:00 PM Phoenix Tweak (Oakland)
8:00 PM Ziva (San Francisco)
9:00 PM Justin Seagrave (San Francisco)
10:00 PM Gutter Swan (San Francisco)
11:00 PM SPECIAL GUEST

Amnesia - DAY 3
9:00 PM Skank Bank (Berkeley)
10:00 PM The Urban Renewal Project (Los Angeles)
11:00 PM Van Goat (Oakland)

EL Rio - DAY 3
9:00 PM The Wyatt Act (San Francisco)
10:00 PM Gooferman (San Francisco/Oakland)
11:00 PM Doctor Striker (San Francisco/Oakland)


If you’re curious what their events look like, check out their 3-day showcase last year at SxSW. It featured 24 prominent bands from Austin, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.

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Barb Rocks On Artist Management Panel For Balanced Breakfast Music Industry Summit

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Balanced Breakfast announced their 1st National Music Industry Summit, taking place at PianoFight in San Francisco on Saturday February 10th, with a Pre-Party on Friday February 9th with Oakland electro-funk trio Planet Booty and DéCollage from Denver.  Meet professionals from San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, Austin, Charlotte and more. Learn from panels discussing everything from social media to licensing.

Check out the Schedule & Panels:

SATURDAY
10:00 AM Doors open
10:30 AM • Front Cabaret Stage
Welcome & Warm-up
Stefan Aronsen • BB Co-founder

11:00 AM • Front Cabaret Stage
Move Your Body, Train Your Mind: A Path To Peak Performance
Eve Fleishman (moderator) - Yoga Therapist & Musician
Jonathan Devoto - Dancer, Health Coach & Musician
Loryn Barbeau - Holistic Vocal and Performance Coach
Barb Siller - Yoga Instructor & Musician

11:00 AM • Small Theater
PROMOtivation! - Inspire and Enhance Connections through Marketing and Promotions
Paige Clem (mod) - Marketing Director for High Sierra Music
Mindi Levine - DJ at 99.3 The Vine & Music Marketer
M Florentino Buenaventura - CEO at EnterTalk Radio
Barbara Leung - RemixNoise

11:00 AM • Big Theater
Revival of Vinyl
Gordon Elgart (moderator) - Founder Spinning Platters
Ben Givarz - Artist Relations Mgr
Michael David Carney - Co-owner of Gulch Alley Music Studio
Jacob Horowitz - Record Scientist
Sarah Sexton - Owner at OIM Records

12:00 PM • Front Cabaret Stage
How to Use Social Media Better
Isabelle Garson (moderator) - CCO at Second Octave Media
Michael Brandvold - CEO Michael Brandvold Marketing
Bryce David Dow-Williamson - CEO at Second Octave Media
David A Sikorski - Senior Editor at EARMILK
Bob Duskis - President & Co-Founder of Six Degrees Records

12:00 PM • Small Theater
The Musician's Tech Tool Kit
Peter B. Jacobsen (moderator)- Studio Manager at Music City SF
Patti Silverman - Advisor at SF MusicTech Summit & Consultant
Todd Tate - Co-founder of Musical Turk
Aliza Hava - Founder of Musician's BASS
Cory Zechmann - Project Manager at TuneIn

12:00 PM • Large Theater
Got Gigs? Coffeeshops, Corporate, and Clubs
Brian Bergeron (moderator) - Ivy Hill Entertainment
Travis Hayes Busse - Talent Buyer at Neck of The Woods
Sarah - Booking at Boom Boom Room
Omar Peña - Event Coordinator and Promoter
KC Turner - Concert Promoter via KC Turner Presents

LUNCH BREAK

2:00 PM • Front Cabaret Stage
Artist Management
Josh Windmiller (moderator) - Manager, Producer & Artist
Casey Shafer - CEO Burning House Management
Victor Casillas Valle - Artist Manager at Counter Culture Group
Barbara M Wahli - Artist Manager via Barb Rocks
Brendan Dreaper - Band Manager at Mixtape Artist Management
Fred Hausman III - CEO Prize Fighter Records

2:00 PM • Small Theater
How to Write Better Songs
Jared Swanson (moderator) - Lead Singer of Abbot Kinney
Emily Moldenhauer - Lead Singer of Emily Afton
Adam Brookes - Lead Singer of Dangermaker
Matt Roads - Freelance Musician & Ivy Hill Entertainment
Mona Khalifa Magno - Lead Singer of Twin Flame Medicine
Roem Baur - Singer-Songwriter

2:00 PM • Big Theater
BRANDING: How Defining Your Message Will Skyrocket Your Career
Kit Russell (moderator) Creative Consultant & Strategist
Lyle Burns - Creative Consultant & Strategist
Zen Zenith - Musician & Podcaster
Angela Mastrogiacomo - Music Publicist
Annie Bacon - Musician & Blogger

3:00 PM • Front Cabaret Stage
Musician Showmanship/Performance
Kanoa Blodgett (moderator) - Owner of Neck of The Woods
Dylan Charles Germick - Lead Singer of Planet Booty (Oakland)
Reed Cameron Fox - Lead Singer of DéCollage (Denver)
Lalin St. Juste - Lead Singer of The Seshen (Bay Area)
Sivan Lioncub - Lead Singer of Everyone Is Dirty (Oakland)
Emily Sevin - Photographer

3:00 PM • Small Theater
Music Law: Online and On Stage
Mark Pearson (moderator) - Entertainment Attorney
Vivek Sridharan - Entertainment Attorney
Jon Duman - Entertainment Attorney
Ben Van Houten - Entertainment Office City Hall

3:00 PM • Big Theater
Sound & Engineering
Seth Lael (moderator) - Sound Engineer
Michael Romanowski - Mastering Engineer at Coast Mastering
Starita - Producer, Engineer & Artist
Jesse Cassar - Audio Engineer & Talent Buyer
Carmen Caruso - Music Producer
Gabriel Sean Armstrong - Sound engineer

4:00 PM • Big Theater
Keynote: What is Success?
Stefan Aronsen (Moderator) - Balanced Breakfast Co-Founder
Aaron Axelsen - Alt 105 Music Director
John Vanderslice - Tiny Telphone Recording
Mike Deni - Geographer

5:00 PM - CLOSE • Front Cabaret Stage

AFTER PARTY
LIVE MUSIC BY:
Gutter Swan
Moonray
Mona Khalifa Magno

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Balanced Breakfast Launches App On iOS & Android

You know that feeling you get when you realize you’ve found your tribe? For many, it feels like everything has clicked, and your journey has finally led you to a community that supports your efforts. This support gives you stronger motivation, you now have people who are counting on you. The people in your tribe want you to succeed, and they are by your side to aid you through the tough times. Sound like something you’re looking for? Good news! These are the core values of Balanced Breakfast!

Balanced Breakfast had its first meeting in 2013, with co-founders Stefan Aronsen and Andy Freeman. The original concept was a support group for their close friends. They envisioned a weekly breakfast meeting of five to ten friends around a small table at a diner in San Francisco. Their small group quickly grew, however, and in a short period of time Balanced Breakfast had spread to 20 U.S. cities and 2 international cities: Toronto and Bogota.

“In an industry where you often do business with friends, Balanced Breakfast is a way to find the friends you want to do business with.” - Andy Freeman

Balanced Breakfast meetings vary by location, but they share the same format; each meeting discusses solutions to the challenges that every professional faces in the music industry. Balanced Breakfast’s community helps launch individual careers by strengthening the city’s existing music scene. While there is a strong networking component to Balanced Breakfast, it is at its core about building community, and the idea that we are stronger together than we are alone—a philosophy that has allowed for its massive expansion in the three years since its inception.

“Breakfast was a good way to bring local communities together to chat about projects and discuss topics in the music industry” explains Aronsen. “When we started, I couldn’t have predicted how much interest there would be, both nationally and internationally. Other cities recognized the power of grassroots collaboration, the music and art that spring forth from that energy, and the meaningful human connections gained.”

In 2017, after nearly three years of eating breakfast and listening to the needs of music industry professionals, Stefan finally realized what music industry professionals needed. In an industry that thrives on who you know, members of BB were hungry for more connections to the scene. After heavy research into how professionals connect digitally, Stefan knew it was time to create the BB app. It was then that he recruited his long-time friend Levi Winkler to help him make Balanced Breakfast an LLC and launch its first product.

"Our city meetups created the physical foundation for Breakfast. The BB Music App provides our members a digital framework to build on that foundation," Levi says.

With the introduction of the brand new BB app, Balanced Breakfast is expanding its reach. They have experienced success with IRL meetings, the app will help increase the network reach, digitally. The goal of the app is similar to the goal of the meetings, aid people with finding community and offer a resource of industry information. Currently the app is a great way to find fans, musicians, and industry professionals in your city and around the world. Users can filter the people in the app based on profession, skill, genre, and specific needs, like “looking for show.” Ultimately, the app makes it more convenient than ever to connect with the community around you. It’s like LinkedIn for the music industry—but cooler … way cooler!

Download the BB Music App to start connecting with industry professionals in your city and around the world!

Check out the interview with Stefan Aronsen in The Prelude Press!

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Nemesis Proudly Welcomes Barb Rocks as VP of A&R

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2015
Contact: pr@nemesismediainc.com

Nemesis Media Inc. and Barb Rocks are very proud to announce Barbara “Barb Rocks” Wahli as Nemesis Media’s new Vice President of Artists and Repertoire. Wahli brings an experience base beyond reproach due to her many years of service in the South Bay music scene. She is recognized within the music community for her fun and ambitious demeanor, while maintaining a strong and diligent work ethic, to ensure artists produce the highest quality products for their fans. She brings her personal brand of energy and productivity to the Nemesis Media team. Both Wahli and Nemesis Media couldn’t be more thrilled! This is the largest independent merger in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene in the last ten years.

Wahli is very excited to join a team that she “knows from experience shares the same high standards as [her] in business and will deliver above and beyond expectations for our artist roster.” Wahli believes that “Nemesis has a proven track record” and both organizations have partnered on numerous projects throughout the years. The merger not only feels right, but will benefit both sides tremendously. “Together we are unstoppable!”

The Nemesis Media team is also very enthusiastic about Barbara stepping into her new position, collectively stating "After years of partnering on project after project, and building an incredible mutual respect for one another, Nemesis Media knows this move couldn't be better and nobody could fit like Barb does with our dynamic team."

Apart from working as Barb Rocks, Wahli is also known for her continuing contribution to the San Jose chapter of Balanced Breakfast — a weekly casual networking meetup of musicians, label owners, bookers, publicists, mixers, engineers and bloggers that aim to share knowledge and strengthen the music community.

With her leadership, Balanced Breakfast San Jose has become a breakout chapter and a model for others to achieve. Wahli has also played an important role in numerous South Bay music festivals, including Left Coast Live, Santa Cruz Music Festival, and West Valley College's West Fest, among several others. Her guiding hand has been responsible for organizing some of the best events the San Francisco Bay has seen this decade and will continue to do so under the Nemesis Media banner.

With decades of experience combined, Nemesis Media Inc. will be able to reach out to more audiences and continue to place the needs of its artists first. This is our number one priority. If you love working with Barb Rocks, and are excited for the wonderful opportunity this presents to the San Francisco Bay Area music scene, artists and musicians, then please feel free to check us out on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and your favorite local hangout!

For more on Nemesis Media and Barb Rocks, www.nemesismediainc.comwww.barbrocks.com

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