Announcing the Panelists Participating in DCMD’s Sounds of the City Festival!

Sounds of the City

With our forthcoming festival just under three weeks away, we’re proud to announce the official panelists and moderators who’ll be joining us for Sounds of the City next month!

The four-day celebration will kickoff with our sold-out panel event at WeWork’s Wonder Bread Factory, D.C. Music Industry Night, on Thursday, March 2. Matt Cohen (Arts Editor, Washington City Paper), Julianne Brienza (Founder and CEO, Capital Fringe), Dior Ashley Brown (Co-founder and organizer, D.C. Music Summit), Jesse Rubin (Founder, Bombay Knox) and Alex Tebeleff (Founder, Paperhaus and DCDIT) will discuss various topics and issues affecting the D.C. music scene.

Listen Local First and Funk Parade co-founder Chris Naoum will moderate the conversation, with a special presentation by Accelerate with Google. The event is currently sold out, but you can add yourself to the waitlist in case a spot opens!

On Sunday, March 5, Sounds of the City Festival will end with Sound Advice: Promoting Yourself in the Digital Age at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Maggie Cannon (Booker, 9:30 Club and I.M.P), Andy Cerutti (Label Manager, Fort Knox Recordings), Fitz Holladay (Director, Sofar Sounds), reps from Comet Ping Pong and Brandon Wetherbee (Managing Editor, Brightest Young Things) will discuss new strategies and offer helpful advice to musicians pitching their projects to venue bookers, record label and PR representatives and entertainment outlets. Maryann Lombardi of the D.C. Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment will lead and moderate the discussion.

Sound Advice is free and all-ages, and you can RSVP here!

Besides the panel events, Sounds of the City Festival will feature live performances from some of the area’s best musicians, along with interactive exhibitions, expos and more! For more info on the event and to get your tickets, click here.