Jay King Launches Music Workshop Series, “Making Dollars and Sense Out of the New Music Business”

First event to be held in Beverly Hills, Saturday, June 19

Beverly Hills, CA – On Saturday, June 19 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, musical master mind Jay King will present industry newbies with a roadmap for success with a new workshop entitled, “Making Dollars and Sense out of the New Music Business.” The recording legend and creative force behind such ground breaking groups as the Timex Social Club and Club Nouveau, King has steadily redefined himself as the author of reinvention when it comes to the music game. “Making Dollars and Sense Out of the New Music Business” will be held at the Tanzore Restaurant and Lounge located at 50 N. LaCienega Blvd. in Beverly Hills.

“Making Dollars and Sense out of the New Music Business” is King’s personal take on the new state of the music industry in today’s digital age. The one day seminar, slated to tour several cities, will tackle issues pertinent to newcomers in the music business, including finding out new, inexpensive and free techniques for marketing, promoting and selling your music; learning how to build an effective team to help navigate a new music business model; and learning to maximize your budget and utilize online community sites for exposure and sales.

King has long been credited with creating a new chapter in music history by independently producing, pressing, marketing and promoting the biggest selling 12-inch single in history, “Rumors” by the Timex Social Club. He paved the path for independent record companies and was actually a forerunner to the current state of the music business, initially demonstrating the true power of the committed artist operating outside of the confines of the major label. He then went on to achieve multi-platinum status with the creation of the popular R&B group Club Nouveau. His “Making Dollars and Sense Out of the New Music Business” is a natural extension of his passion to support, expose and provide new avenues for upcoming talent.

With a debut solo release, “Open Book,” his own Blogtalk radio show at http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/Jay-King, and a live online concert and interview series at http://www.KulaksWoodshed.com, King is not one to rest on his multi-platinum laurels. While many older artists lament ‘the good old days,” King is busy forging new inroads by conquering the opportunites provided by today’s social networking sites. The music business is undergoing a growth spurt, cites Jay, and complaining about it will not make it go away.

“Today’s musical landscape is just a logical outgrowth of where the business has been going during the last decade or so. Artists, young and old, must know how to successfully navigate these changes as expansive opportunities. Today’s artist has the means to create his own sound, cultivate his own fan base, and sell his music, all from his computer in many instances. There are no rules etched in stone, but there are valuable tips and advice which everyone can benefit from,” express King.

Highlighting the many opportunities available in today’s music marketplace, King, not unlike Public Enemy’s Chuck D, has announced his liaison with SellaBand.com for his next musical venture at http://www.sellaband.com/jayking. With SellaBand.com, artists retain complete ownership of the works created and can offer fans an investment opportunity in the projects. By contributing as little as $10.00, fans can help King market, promote and advertise his next CD, with an incentive of reimbursement and also a 25% share of the profits earned from this project.

Upcoming tour dates for “Making Dollars and Sense Out of the New Music Business” include:

June 5, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sacramento, CA- Club Tre 1212 Howe Avenue Contact: Jeff Mouer (Designated Hitters) 818-915-7701

June 12, Noon to 5:30 pm, Indianapolis, IN – Club 520, 3730 W. 16th
Contact Lucky ( The Promo Team) 317-635-9820 / 317-538-4411

Keep up with Jay King at www.jayking.ning.com , www.tagged.com/jking3 and www.myspace.com/jayking3music. Listen to Jay King on BlogTalkRadio every Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. PST on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Jay-King. For more information regarding “Making Dollars and Sense out of the New Music Business” email Latonya@lwspecialevents.com .

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