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Calling all songwriters: meet some music industry experts

MXM2014 Mix/Master is an opportunity for musicians to learn first-hand from music industry experts and make some connections. Pink Royal (pictured) is one of six local bands who will conclude the day-long event with a live set.

MXM2014 Mix/Master is an opportunity for musicians to learn first-hand from music industry experts and make some connections. Pink Royal (pictured) is one of six local bands who will conclude the day-long event with a live set. by Nadia Imafidon

Attention all local songwriters: This Saturday, local music collective Silly Goose Records is hosting MXM2014 Mix/Master, an opportunity for musicians to learn first-hand from music industry experts and make some connections. Stick around for a showcase of local talent.

Bring demos and a notebook for a day of music workshops, panel discussion and information sessions with professionals from radio, bookings, promotion and labels, who will all be in one room at The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire St.

Supported by a grant by the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission, this is a chance for musicians to network and take note of different tips and tricks that might help them advance their careers.

“We all work and support the same industry,” says Silly Goose founder and creative director, Nick Carswell. “Whether releasing records and playing gigs locally or booking high-profile acts and hosting radio shows, it’s all based around the same thing. We’re excited for bands to pick up info and have access that they won’t get anywhere else. MXM2014 will have a big impact for local music in Lawrence.”

From noon to 5 p.m., listen to panelists from local and regional music industries including Mark Manning & Barry Lee (KKFI), Chris Haghirian (INK Magazine, Middle of the Map), Mike Hannah (The Bull 92.9), Laura Lorson (Kansas Public Radio), Fally Afani (iheartlocalmusic.com) and many more. There will also be information tables represented by KJHK, Mass Street Music, Whatever Forever tapes, Americana Music Academy and others.

From 7 p.m. until close, enjoy sets by the following local bands: The Phantastics, Sunu, Pink Royal, Carswell & Hope, Forrester, and F.A.I.T.H.

Admission is $10 for day pass or $6 for the live gig only. If you’re in a band, or simply a music enthusiast who loves to support the local scene, this is an opportunity to let those doing music right impart some wisdom.

For more information, contact Nick Carswell (785) 424-5236 or sillygooserecords@gmail.com.

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