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Houston Music Roundtable

July 18th, 2004 · No Comments

The Houston Music Roundtable is a chance to meet other members of the music & arts communities in Houston. Started by John Nova Lomax, music editor of the Houston Press, the rountable meets every Tuesday at Under The Volcano, 349 Bissonnett near Rice Village. There is free admission, happy hour drink prices, and free appetizers.

Tell your friends, and come on out. If you’re interested in hosting a roundtable, please email Ian Varley (of Drop Trio) for more information.

This Tuesday night’s topic is “Getting the most out of the Internet” and is hosted by Al Delaney from Outbound Music.

Al will present some information on how to use the internet to its best effect for promoting your act, selling your merchandise, and making contact with new fans. We’ll invite several folks who do online promotion of one sort or another in Houston, and give everybody a chance to see all the stuff that’s out there.

Upcoming roundtables:

Date: Jul 27
Topic: CD Production process
Hosted by Pete Bawa and Bruce Stone of Todville Road

Pete and Bruce are in the process of putting out a record with their band, and they thought it would be cool to share info, stories, tips, leads, etc. on the CD production process. Did you know there are great CD production companies at all levels in Houston and surrounding cities? There are, and some of them will be on hand to show their stuff. We’ll also talk about everything you need to know to do-it-yourself.

Date: 3 Aug
Topic: “Spread The Word” Mixer
Hosted by Ian Varley

This will be a general ‘meet & greet’ mixer, with a twist: let’s see how far and wide we can spread the word about the gathering. Just for the heck of it. Tell everybody you know who’s involved in music, and let’s see if we can’t get 100 folks in that little bar. No formal program, just getting together to meet each other. Oh, and drink.

Date: Aug 10
Topic: Interact with the American Book Cooperative (ABC)
Hosted by Entertainment Attorney Mary Jane Hancock (www.hancockslaw.com)

This is a bit of an oddball–going to try out a non-music-themed gathering, to see how it goes. If you feel like showing up (or you’re interested in the Book business), there will be a few surly musicians hanging out too.

Be sure to come out and find out more about the music scene in Houston.

Thanks to Ian from Drop Trio for handling this.

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