On Tuesday November 27th 2012, REFORMATORY RECORDS was at Oak Park River Forest High School’s Career Day Job fair. We spoke to alot of students on Music Industry opportunities including internships with the label, audio production and supporting careers such as graphic design, AV production, law, marketing and advertising, booking and promotions, merchandising and more. Shown above is our artist DJ HOUSE explaining basic music composition and audio production techniques to interested students.
We would like to personally thank the guidance counselor staff, faculty, and students at Oak Park River Forest High School for their hospitality and interest in having us at their job fair.
After a successful 4 days of non-stop grinding and networking at the 8th annual A3C Hip Hop Festival we are back in Chicago.
Sevensixx made quite an impression during their live performance and as a result of this we already have bigger things in the works.
We are planning a late winter tour next year and trying to juggle at least two performance dates at SXSW this March in Austin Texas.
We would like to thank Brian, Mike and the entire A3C Festival staff, DJ Wayneski our showcase DJ, Big Redd Bull our host, The Masquerade stage manager, stage staff, backstage security and Chris Matthews from X-Treme Promo.com for organizing the Historical “Taste OF Chicago” showcase this year which was the first time a stage was dedicated to Chicago artists only. Appearing on the main indoor stage at the Masquerade venue were Chicago artists Edai, Fresh, Sqwert, Pure Blood, MIC, Mush Millions, SEVENSIXX, YP, GLC, King Louie, and Twista respectively.
Backstage was a beehive of activity with media personnel and other celebrities including Dougie Fresh who were popping in and out and it was a great opportunity to do some last minute building before the end of the Festival.
All in all, I would say that we accomplished what we set out to do and more, and we are looking forward to our involvement next year. This year marks Reformatory Records third year being involved in the festival and second year as a partial sponsor.
I myself was named as a panelist this year on a music marketing panel at Criminal Records with Industry heavy hitters Randy Roper (Million Dollar Dreamz), Honorable C-Note, DJ Smallz, DJ Burn One, A-King (PNC Radio), Tef Poe (St. Louis Rap artist), DJ Spinz, and DJ Chuck T. Thanks Tom.
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