The Summit was founded by three black women who love music, who care about the DC community, and who saw an opportunity to highlight the link between creativity and entrepreneurship.The goal of the Summit is to support musicians in building their creative business and create sustainability through their craft.
The Summit focuses on the DC Musician's business, community, and the art, the sessions are intensive, building greater understandings, deeper connections, and bursting opportunities. The DC Music Summit puts itself in the heart of the underserved communities/business, making it accessible, focusing on creative minorities, underserved business, and underground independent artists.
Highlights from 2016
On Sunday, March 6, 2016 Accelerate with Google sponsored the first ever DC Music Summit in DC. Organized by Aerica Banks of Google; Dior Ashley Brown a DC Local Artist; and Jonna Humphries of Moog Music. It was a smashing success that we hope to make an annual event.
200 musicians (including a Grammy nominee) and music lovers filled two floors of the Union Arts building in Northeast DC for the one-day summit, which consisted of a presentation on how to use Google resources to grow a music business; a panel of music industry experts in DC; deep dive sessions on five important aspects of a music career; and performances by Prinze George and VeVe and Tha Rebels.
The Google resources presentation focused on YouTube, Google Apps for Work, Supplier Diversity, and Accelerate with Google. Thanks to the YouTube Content Partnerships team, attendees were invited to apply for the YouTube Content Partnerships program. Attendees also applied for the Supplier Diversity program and Accelerate with Google academy onsite.
We got great coverage on The Interwebs, with hundreds of posts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Periscope, G+ and blogs, including Medium and DC Music Download.
Co-Founder, 2017 Advisor Moog Music
Dior Ashley Brown
Founder, 2017 Program Director Multifaceted Performing Artist Owner of Unique Extremes, LLC