In its 17 years, the Sunset Sessions have helped launch the careers of countless artists, including The Black Keys, FUN., and Jason Mraz, and have even hosted legends such as Stevie Nicks, Billy Corgan, Serj Tankian and Carlos Santana. Organized by music business veteran Michele Clark, the Sunset Sessions conventions are a key opportunity for musicians and industry power players, including record labels, radio station programmers, music supervisors, managers, agents and artists (others to emerging and established) to get together and network. Sunset Sessions is known for drawing together the entertainment industry’s most powerful and passionate professionals from network presidents to radio owners, agents, managers, record label presidents, music supervisors and non-profits.
February’s event featured over 50 artists including Ziggy Marley, John Butler Trio, Augustana, The Hold Steady, Needtobreathe, The Parlotones, Kodaline Jeremy Messersmith, Louise Goffin, The Wind and the Wave, Robert DeLong and Eddie Money. The Recording Academy itself hosted the welcome reception, and Industry professionals who contributed included Erik Logan, President of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Marc Geiger, Head of Music for William Morris Endeavor, legendary artist managers such as Danny Goldberg & Trudy Greene, Cliff Chenfeld, President of Razor & Tie and Kidzpop and so many others. The post Sunset Sessions event party even made its way to 3x alumni Jason Mraz’s house for a Sunday Morning jam session of Jason’s new music!
It is now time to gear up for the 4th annual Sunset Sessions ROCK happening June 5 – 7 in Carlsbad, CA. MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
Sunset Sessions’ main purpose is to expose the passionate tastemakers & gatekeepers of our music industry to the brightest new stars of tomorrow. The February event focuses primarily on the Triple A format, while June’s event focuses on the Active Rock and Alternative formats. Both events are three days & nights and include various groundbreaking panels, listening parties, meals, keynote speakers, movie screenings, alumni jams, broadcasts, interviews and music in every shape and form. Sunset Sessions is the ONLY music industry event that actually guarantees the attendance of the Radio Programmers and Music Supervisors at the Main Stage Showcases, which is why it can “Give Artists a True Chance to Be Heard”. The Sunset Sessions brand now also includes national tours, a SXSW showcase, an international exotic Songwriters retreat… to name a few. For more information go to www.SunsetSessions.org and watch Entertainment Tonight’s coverage of the event on March 29th’s show!