Tekserve Presents the Future of Music III

Join Tekserve, 119 W23rd St., on January 29th at 8:30 PM for the third installment of the Future of Music panel discussion. Harry Allen will be back to pick the brains of some of the music industry's best minds and moderate a dynamic discussion on where music and the music industry are heading. Guests are welcome to bring their own questions to ask during the Q&A session at the end of the discussion.

The panelists include:

Harry Allen (Moderator) - Hip-Hop Activist & Media Assassin. Writes about race, politics, and culture for Vibe, The Source, The Village Voice, and other publications. Currently hosts Nonfiction every Friday afternoon on WBAI-NY/99.5 FM.

Claudia Gonson - Pianist/drummer/backing vocalist for The Magnetic Fields and also plays in Future Bible Heroes. A lions share of her time is spent as Stephin Merritt's manager, handling all his band projects as well as theatre, ads and film work.

Sadat X - As a member of Brand Nubian, Sadat X was one of the key MCs to relate messages inspired by the Five Percent Nation. Two years after Brand Nubian's third album, Everything Is Everything, he made his solo debut with Wild Cowboys, which built lauded his lyrical talent on top of tough, jazz-inflected arrangements. In 2008 Sadat released Generation X produced by Will Tell.

Adam Farrell - Head of Marketing, Beggars Group Adam Farrell is a ten-year veteran of the music and advertising agency worlds. Adam currently oversees the marketing for Beggars Group, which includes indie labels like Matador Records, XL Recordings, 4AD, and Rough Trade. He has worked with such artists as Sigur Rós, Cat Power, Thom Yorke, Vampire Weekend and Blonde Redhead.

Peter Rojas - Co-founder of the lean and prescient record label website RCRD LBL ( Peter has an impressive resume as a technology journalist, founding the immensely popular tech blogs Gizmodo, Engadget, and Joystiq. He has written for Wired, the New York Times, Popular Science, Fortune, The Village Voice, and many others. He is a frequent commentator on technology for several radio and television programs.

Refreshments will be served.

Tekserve is New York's largest independent Apple store and service facility. Tekserve has been serving the local New York City community for over 20 years offering Mac sales, service & repair, iPods & accessories, Mac accessories, pro audio & video solutions, rentals, on-site service and data recovery.

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