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DEC partners with ChooseATL on SXSW emerging artist competition

the DeKalb Entertainment Commission and ChooseATL have announced a partnership to host “ChooseATL Tracklanta,” a competition to find outstanding musical talent — of any genre — in the metropolitan Atlanta region (MSA). The winner will perform at the ChooseATL House at SXSW on Monday, March 12, 2018, in Austin, TX.

Submissions for the competition will be accepted via SoundCloud beginning on Tuesday, February 13, and will conclude at midnight on Friday, February 23, 2018.  There is no entry fee, but entrants must be an amateur, unsigned musician(s) not associated with a label or distribution company. All applicants must also be residents of the metro-Atlanta area. Details here.

The winner of the competition will also receive rehearsal time at Atlanta’s Stage Audio Production in preparation for SXSW, and a recording session with Grammy Award-winning, Atlanta-based music/audio engineer Bill Zimmerman at Callanwolde Fine Art Center‘s new recording and mixing studio at the Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording. Zimmerman works as a freelance engineer and assistant to Phil Tan, where he has assisted on recent projects for Fifth Harmony, Coldplay, Zara Larsson among others.

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Feb. 8: Creative Xpo Showcases Georgia’s Entertainment, Digital Media, Arts, Tech Industries

DeKalb Entertainment Commission Among Exhibitors, Attendees will Learn and Collaborate with Demonstrations, Exhibits, Panels, Industry Insights

What: Creative Xpo is an interactive event that will showcase Georgia expertise in a range of creative fields, including film and tv production, animation, art, game design, programming, web design and more. Attendees will play, learn, collaborate and participate in demonstrations, exhibits and panels.

The new DeKalb Entertainment Commission will be among the Creative Xpo’s exhibitors. The Commission is charged with stimulating economic growth across the county in film, television, music and digital entertainment.

When: February 8, 2018, 6 – 10 p.m.

Where:  Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Panel Topics Include:

  • Start-Up Investing in Digital Media, Art, Tech & Entertainment
  • Building Your Digital Profile
  • Creating Your Personal Brand

Tickets: $10, $20. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-xpo-2018-rescheduled-date-tickets-34681613640

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Champion Newspaper (10-20-17) New Entertainment Commission Launches, Expo Oct. 21!

The Champion Newspaper reports on the new DeKalb Entertainment Commission’s official launch and its first Entertainment Expo on Oct. 21!

Click here to get details on the Expo (public invited) where you’ll learn how you can be involved in DeKalb’s fast-growing entertainment industry.

Oct. 21: DeKalb Hosts Inaugural Entertainment Expo

Media Contacts:
Mitch Leff, mitch@leffassociates.com, 404.861.4769
Melissa Sanders, melissa@watkinsmcgowan.com, 404.909.6726

Oct. 21: DEKALB ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION TO HOST FREE INAUGURAL ENTERTAINMENT EXPO
OCTOBER 21 AT GEORGIA PIEDMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE

EVENT TO FEATURE PANELS ON FILM, TV, MUSIC AND DIGITAL GAMING INDUSTRIES

DECATUR, GA — The DeKalb Entertainment Commission will host its FREE, inaugural Entertainment Expo on Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. The event will feature resources and information for DeKalb companies, professionals and residents seeking to build their presence in the entertainment industry.

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