Monday, June 14, 2010

TVD Recommends | #DCWEEK

Washington, DC’s greatly anticipated Digital Capital Week (DCWEEK) will be supporting the local music scene with a host of events encouraging collaboration and creativity in the nation’s capital. DCWEEK is a 10 day festival focusing on technology, innovation and all things digital.

Three key music events are dominating the DCWEEK schedule. Firstly, the Metro Music Source music industry networking party on June 15th co-hosted by Dave Mallen (owner/producer of Innovation Station Music) and Jem Bahaijoub (owner of imaginePR.)

The Metro Music Source aims to provide a focal point for the thriving and diverse DC area music scene. The June 15th event will feature several special guests from across the industry, including Brad McCormick from WEA (Warner Elektra Atlantic) and ADA Distribution, and Derrick Ewan, aka DJ Furious Styles. Derrick is a former XM Radio DJ and mix show host known for putting the spotlight on unsigned artists. The event will be covered by DC Life magazine and will feature a free raffle to win a box of 30 new CDs from artists such as The Gaslight Anthem, Blitzen Trapper, Against Me!, All Time Low, The Black Keys, and the new Twilight Eclipse Soundtrack. Register for the event here.

Another key event is in the #DCWEEK calendar is the Performing Artists Clinic - How To Use The Web To Your Advantage on June 19th from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. This panel presentation and Q&A discussion will feature key industry speakers such as Sean Glover, Manager of Artist Relations at SoundExchange, Dave Sherbow, author of "One Fan At A Time" and Keith Center, frontman of DC folk-rock group The Dreamscapes Project.

The event will be hosted by Jem Bahaijoub, owner of imaginePR, a DC based music PR and marketing company. The panel discussion will focus on how performing artists can maximize their online experience. Register here for this event.

#DCWEEK will end in spectacular style with techARTS closing party at the 9:30 Club on the evening of June 19th. In just three weeks 34,000 votes were cast by 10,000+ people across the city for their favorite bands to perform at the legendary venue. techARTS are happy to announce that Amber Dutton, The Very Small, McWorm, 16 Large, Vedet, Stout Cortez, Blankus Larry, Little Big Heart, and East Coast Caravan have all been invited to play.

For further information about #DCWEEK’s schedule visit

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