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Cogswell Polytechnical College Hosts Panel Discussion of Audio Industry Experts.



Sound Advice: Making a Living In the 'New' Music Industry

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Sound Advice is the brainchild of Cogswell Digital Audio Technology student, Daniel Codella, who wants to show students the diversity of opportunities open to them.

"It really breaks my heart to see talented young people, who are passionate about music, give up their dreams because they believe there are no opportunities for them," said Codella. "I felt a need to take action so created a forum where those interested in this career field receive honest information about the music industry. Though the industry is in a state of change, and growing pains grow·ing pains
pl.n.
Pains in the limbs and joints of children or adolescents, frequently occurring at night and often attributed to rapid growth but arising from various unrelated causes.
 are to be expected, there are literally hundreds of different career paths available. Talent can't go to waste."

If you are an aspiring recording engineer, songwriter, DJ, MC or producer, you won't want to miss this unique event. Learn from the experts how best to prepare for the career you want.

DATE: Saturday, March 14

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

PLACE: Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

RSVP (ReSerVation Protocol) A communications protocol that signals a router to reserve bandwidth for real time transmission. RSVP is designed to clear a path for audio and video traffic, eliminating annoying skips and hesitations. : Call 408-541-0100 ext. 155

The event begins with a screening of the critically acclaimed film, Before the Music Dies (http://www.beforethemusicdies.com/). A question and answer period with the panel members will follow the film. Panel members will also talk about where they see the industry now and what trends they see emerging in the future.

Panel members are:

Jason Slater - Founding member of Third Eye Blind, music producer for the film, Can't Hardly Wait, music director on the original soundtrack for the Activision PlayStation game, Interstate 76, current band member of Snake River Snake River

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 Conspiracy and Brougham. He has produced and engineered albums for Queensryche, Good Charlotte, and Smash Mouth.

Dale Everingham - Songwriter and veteran engineer - known locally as "D-Wiz" - has been instrumental in the development of the Bay Area hip hop hip-hop   or hip hop
n.
1. A popular urban youth culture, closely associated with rap music and with the style and fashions of African-American inner-city residents.

2. Rap music.

adj.
 scene. He has written beats and engineered for nationally known hip hop groups including E-40 and Too $hort Todd Anthony Shaw (born April 28 1966 in Los Angeles, California), better known by his stage name Too $hort, is an American rapper who started his career at the age of fourteen in Oakland, California. . He has also produced albums for Mazzy Star, Boyz II Men Boyz II Men is an American R&B/soul singing group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1988 as a quintet which originally included Marc Nelson, Boyz II Men found fame as a quartet, with members Nathan Morris, Michael McCary, Shawn Stockman, and Wanya Morris, on Motown , and En Vogue.

Dr. Timothy Duncan - Composer, performer and educator who has won numerous awards for his original compositions. He is the founder and director of Cogswell's Digital Audio Technology program. As an educator, he advocates the use of global digital technologies to promote inherited and diverse cultures along with popular cultures as our mainstream culture.

Dr. Don Diekniete - Composer and songwriter, currently employed at Leapfrog Toys and Games. Recently did music and sound for their Kung Fu kung fu
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 Panda line of products.

Alex Wilmer - Director of Video Game Audio at Berkeley Sound Artists (BSA 1. BSA - Business Software Alliance.
2. BSA - Bidouilleurs Sans Argent.
) (http://www.berkeleysoundartists.com/) where he heads the Gaming/Multimedia Division. Wilmer has been credited on over 30 films as sound designer, mixer and sound effects sound effects
Noun, pl

sounds artificially produced to make a play, esp. a radio play, more realistic

sound effects nplefectos mpl sonoros

 editor. He has also composed music for companies such as Skype and Storia Inc. At BSA Wilmer has managed sound design and music composition work for major companies including Midway Studios-Austin and Paleo Entertainment. In late 2007, Wilmer helped reform the San Francisco IGDA IGDA International Game Developers Association
IGDA Interactive Graphics and Data Analysis
 by creating the SF IGDA organizing committee and bringing in local developers.

Doug Wright - Doug brought his energy and talent to Cogswell in the summer of 1993 as a major in Music Engineering Technology. Before he graduated, Doug was offered a job at Be, Inc. the maker of Be Box and BeOS, and was on his way. He spent several years there creating demonstration programs. In 2003, Doug and two other audio engineers founded Sonoma Wire Works Sonoma Wire Works is a company based in Los Altos, California that develops audio software. Their best known product is RiffWorks recording software, which is designed for use by guitar players. The company was incorporated in 2003.  (http://www.sonomawireworks.com/). They set out to develop an easy and fun recording application for guitarists that would allow them to get their ideas into the computer. The result was RiffWorks, winner of numerous industry awards. The company's new online collaboration community, RiffWorld, received a Best in Show - Trendsetter trend·set·ter  
n.
One that initiates or popularizes a trend: "The Golden State, ever the trendsetter, reformed its property tax" New York.
 Award at the 2008 NAMM Show.

About Cogswell Polytechnical College

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Cogswell offers bachelor degree programs in Digital Art and Animation (with majors in Game Development, Animation and Modeling), Digital Audio Technology, Digital Arts Engineering, Computer Engineering and Software Engineering. With a distinguished 122-year history in California, Cogswell has always been highly regarded by the industry for its hands-on learning approach. It is well known for its capacity to adapt its programs and to educate its students to meet the demands of changing workplace environments.
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