Zeal Artist Collective Announces Re-launch Party 14 August
Next Wednesday 14 August Zeal Artist Collective, a forum for young creative folks, re-launches with a free (and catered) party at Zeal West in Henderson.
After an eight month gestation period, Zeal Artist Collective returns with a pretty new face and fresh purpose – to promote free and informative dialogue for those in the New Zealand music, recording and creative industries, both in person and online, and maybe elsewhere depending on how we go.
Each monthly workshop features industry experts sharing valuable insights on a range of topics, such as recording, promo, music vids, copyright and how to get big like Lorde. An open forum is provided at the end of each workshop, where attendees can ask (constructive) questions and engage in dialogue. Clips of Zeal Artist Collective talks will be uploaded to YouTube and made accessible to that kid in Motueka writing great trap beats, as well as others.
Next week’s re-launch party will include food, and a live discussion panel on Social Media, featuring Paul McLaney (Mushroom Music NZ/musician), Connor Nestor (TVNZ U), Izzy Lo Iacono (Rhythm Group Entertainment) and MC Dan Clist (Kiwi FM/theaudience.co.nz). The night will also feature live music from artists Randa and Evan Sinton, neither of which were on the X Factor (although Evan did have a stint on that other one...).
“[Artist Collective] sounds rad,” Randa said in an email once. "If it was going when I was in my prime teenage years I probably would have spent more time in West Auckland." said Connor Nestor.
Dan Clist was also available for comment on the initiative, stating that "Artist Collective does some brilliant stuff for young artists, much like TV penguins did for me when I was younger, specifically Pingu and the Kiwi icon Squirt."
Zeal Artist Collective is run in partnership with the New Zealand Music Commission and Recorded Music NZ.
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