MixMaster2019 is September 7th, 2019
Industry Panels | Radio & Media Networking | Demo Dip | Speed Dating
We are very excited to be bringing MixMaster music conference back to Crossroads Music Festival again this year!
Saturday, September 7th
11am – 5pm
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (2301 Main, KCMO 64108)
12 noon: Let’s Talk Money
A panel of financial experts and artists discuss money matters from day-to-day business management to planning for retirement.
1pm: Treat Your Band Like A Business (and maybe it will become one)
Industry experts share tips on how to book, promote and manage your music like a pro.
2pm: Lunch & Networking
3pm: Midwest Airwaves: Community Radio in the Region
A panel of guests from across the region share their best practices about approaching community radio stations for airplay and coverage.
4pm: Demo Dip
Bands and artists get a unique chance to hear industry experts react in real time to their latest demos.
Hang out and make connections to help advance your music career!
Just a selection of some of the artists and industry experts you can connect with at MixMaster2019!
Many more TBA
Kadesh Flow is a Billboard charting rapper, trombonist, and producer who has been wowing both suspecting and unsuspecting listeners with his musical versatility since his early teens. Kadesh actively blends his jazz and hip hop backgrounds into riveting musical performances that boast personal, dexterous lyricism and bold trombone playing. Kadesh’s wide reaching content hops from socioeconomic musings to life bars that are laced with anime and video game references, some of which have led to placement opportunities with Toonami Asia and various documentaries and web series.\
Nate Allen is a husband, father, friend, mystic, writer and songsmith (Destroy Nate Allen / Nate Allen & The Pac-Away Dots) based in Kansas City, Missouri. With his new endeavor Good Saint Nathanael, Nate ventures into quiet, very vulnerable new territory. Hide No Truth, the project debut, has been hailed by critics as “an introspective masterwork” (IDIOTEQ), “a treasure worth reflecting upon time and time again” (A Diverse Sound), and “an earnest, melancholic, and impossible to forget album” (SpinDitty).
Tessa Allen has been preparing taxes since 2009. She started Tessa Tax in 2011 and is a federally recognized Enrolled Agent, earning the privilege to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. When she’s not doing taxes, she’s a new mom and plays rock and roll in a band with her husband. She understands how to help musicians, artists and small business owners figure out what they need to keep track of and how to best approach their business endeavors. Her birthday is on April 15th, so we guess she was born to do this…
Kyle Harsha is not your conventional “finance guy”. Instead of taking the traditional route of getting an MBA and working for a large firm, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Kansas State University in 1999, and has worked in the restaurant, wine, coffee, entertainment, HVAC, and tech industries. This varied work history has given him the keen ability to sit down with people, help them determine what their dreams are, and guide them in creating a strategy that will enable them to prosper. When he isn’t working with clients you will likely find him smoking briskets, fishing, or rooting for the Wildcats and Chiefs. Oh, and you’ll rarely ever see him wearing a tie.
Michelle Bacon is one of the strongest advocates for Kansas City’s vibrant music community. As a content writer at 90.9 The Bridge, she promotes local music discovery, reports topics relevant to the community and engages diverse voices. She has also worked as a contributing writer for The Kansas City Star and Ink, editor of The Deli Magazine—Kansas City, and an acting band manager. Michelle is currently a copy and grant writer at Midwest Music Foundation, an independent music publicist, and an active musician with a number of local and touring bands.
Chris Haghirian has worked for The KC Star for 19 years and helped launch INK in April of 2008 where he puts together music promotions, and organizes music for Boulevardia, The Plaza Art Fair, and Wednesday “Winsday” home game concerts at Kauffman Stadium for the Kansas City Royals. Chris is the host, with Sarah Bradshaw, of Eight One Sixty, heard Tuesday nights at 6:00 pm, on 90.9 The Bridge. – written by Mark Manning
Hank Wiedel is currently a talent buyer for Midwest-based promoter Mammoth. He is also the founder/city director for Sofar Sounds KC. In the past, he’s worked at Warner Music Group, Brave World Artist Agency, AEG, BalconyTV, Riot Room, and was a founding member of alt-rock group Captiva. His latest project has been curating entertainment for the soon-to-be-open club 1819 Vine in the Historic Jazz District.
Sound & Patterns Music / Element Recording Studios
Lennon is a professional producer, musician, mix engineer and music business coach. His writing and playing have been heard on major motion pictures and television networks such as MTV, CBS, NBC and the Travel Channel. He’s written, performed and collaborated with K. Flay, Ha Ha Tonka, Madisen Ward and the Momma Bear and members of MS MR and Lucius to name a few and spent 10 years touring over 15 countries while playing major festivals like Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza and SXSW.
Mark has volunteered at KKFI 90.1 FM since 2001. He served as Secretary on KKFI’s Board of Directors from 2004 to 2009. Mark also served as Host, Writer and Producer of The Tenth Voice from 2001 through 2009. Wednesday MidDay Medley plays with themes and special events. The show features new releases, local artists, glam, indie, punk, funk, folk, hip hop, classic country, jazz, lo-fi, electronic, soul, latin, broadway, cuban, african, ambient, and live in-studio performances from area musicians, performers, and writers.
Plus many more!