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    Presented by Mike's Hard Lemonade

    The New Sound of Music: When Producers Step into the Spotlight

    Join some of the leading minds in the music industry for a look into how producers and DJs have—and continue to—define what we listen to.

    Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 7:00 - 8:30 PM @ Venue SIX10
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    No I.D. on 4:44 and the Meaning of Music
    Andre Power on Music’s Changing Landscape
    Performance by Nico Segal & Julian Reid
    The Past, Present and Future of Jazz
    No I.D.
    Producer; Executive Vice President, Capitol Music Group; President, ARTium Recordings
    Andre Power
    DJ; Co-Founder & Creative Director, Soulection
    Nico Segal
    Producer, Writer, Arranger & Performer, The JuJu Exchange & The Social Experiment
    Julian Reid
    Producer, Writer, Arranger & Performer, The JuJu Exchange
    Andrew Barber
    Creator & Owner, Fake Shore Drive
    Sahar Habibi
    DJ; Executive Assistant, Soulection
    TALK - Talks are 90-minute electrifying, action-inspiring onstage programs, featuring four to six world class thought leaders who each present ideas on a single theme through either an individual presentation or a one-on-one conversation with a host.

    Producers have been wildly important to popular music since the 60s, but in recent years these methodic and calculated behind-the-scenes artists have radically changed the way we view music curation and sampling, blurring the once-thick line that separated performers and their production counterparts. Continually defying the limits and expectations of their already important positions, they're now at the forefront of cultural conversation. At this Talk, join some of the leading minds in the music industry for a look into how producers and DJs have defined—and continue to define—what we listen to.

    Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 7:00 - 8:30 PM
    Venue SIX10
    610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
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