AUSTIN, Texas – PCG Universal, the world’s leading authority in artist development, proudly presents NEXT AUSTIN, an intense Music Business Workshop and Showcase experience.
The founders of PCG Universal – The Science of Artist Development, Bernard and Molly Porter, along with special guests, Matt Noveskey and Jennifer McGill are excited to host this incredible one-day event including expert industry panel, personal interaction, Q&A, LIVE SHOWCASE and much more.
At NEXT AUSTIN participants will have an opportunity to showcase, receive honest feedback, have their questions answered, learn valuable information regarding their development as an artist and how to advance their career. NEXT AUSTIN gives them a chance to be seen and critiqued by some of the best in the music industry seeking talent in the Austin area.
- What is the The Science of Artist Development and why do you need it?
- Q&A With Industry Pros
- Diagnostic Feedback From Industry Pros
- Social Media, Do’s & Don’ts
- Current State of the Music Industry
- Artist Marketing and Branding Techniques
- Vocal Care
- How to book yourself
- Career pitfalls
- Insider secrets
….and so much more!!!
SPECIAL BONUS AT NEXT AUSTIN:
2 artists will receive free registration to the PCG Universal Summer Boot Camp 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee
ABOUT PCG UNIVERSAL:
Bernard Porter, Founder/CEO PCG Universal, Entrepreneur, Entertainment/Business Consultant
CEO and founder of PCG Universal, Bernard Porter is a seasoned entertainment executive with 27 years of experience. His A&R prowess is nationally recognized. A successful business entrepreneur, Porter has spent his career developing and securing high profile joint ventures within both corporate and private sectors, guiding them in all phases of creative media, production, marketing and national product launches. In addition, he has served as an entertainment consultant to many record labels, broadband networks, major artists, large corporations, state tourism boards as well as to specialty venues, including the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Simon Mall properties, Dave & Buster’s and Marriott Hotels. www.pcguniversal.com
Molly Porter, Co-Founder/VP PCG Universal, Vocalist, Writer, Pianist
Vice President and Co-founder of PCG Universal, Molly Porter has over 20 years experience as a vocalist, writer and pianist. The early years of her career were spent teaching piano, operating a vocal mentorship program and serving in church ministry as Director of Music where her duties included lead vocalist, pianist, bandleader, and choir director. She continues to serve in a support role in church ministry.
Instrumental in founding PCG with her husband, Bernard Porter, Molly now works alongside him in all facets of the company including PCG Universal, PCG Online and VYTL. As an executive at PCG, Molly serves as Vice President, overseeing all areas of the business and client development.
Matt Noveskey, Band Member/Producer Blue October, Orb Recording Studio, Bass Guitarist, Development
Michigan-born bassist Matt Noveskey was basically tagging along when a music-biz friend working with rock band Blue October invited him on a trip to Austin. But he dropped his preconceived notions of Texas and fell in love the minute he stepped off the plane, and within two weeks, he was back — as a permanent resident and Blue October member.
Noveskey’s Midwestern-bred sense of loyalty is strong, and one of his goals for Orb is to help launch new artists who will choose to return no matter how famous they become. He knows Orb will earn that loyalty by caring for clients and offering them every resource in the studio’s extensive arsenal.
“I view myself as a fundamental producer,” he says. “I’ve worked with a bunch of artists that were really unknown when I got together with them. The thing I’m most proud of is being able to take the training wheels off these artists and watch them go on to bigger and better things.”
In 2002, he began working with acts such as IAMDYNAMITE and started to envision a future in production. His ever expanding resume includes an impressive roster of genre-bending artists, such as IAMDYNAMITE, Alpha Rev, CAVO, Daryl “DMC” McDaniels, Quiet Company, Waterloo Revival and Joshua Radin. He’s also crossed project paths with notable recording and mixing engineers such as Jay Ruston, Adam Hawkins, Greg Archilla, Chuck Alkazian and Sterling Winfield. In just a relatively short time producing other acts, Matt has independently achieved some of the following benchmarks:
#1 iTunes independent (producer)
#1 iHeartRadio Alternative (producer/co-writer)
Top 10 iTunes pop (producer/co-writer)
Top 20 iTunes overall (producer/ co-writer)
Top 30 on Alternative US charts (producer)
Top 40 on HOT AC US charts (producer)
Top 30 Texas Country charts (producer/co-writer)
“This studio is all about the experience,” Noveskey explains. “The most important thing about a studio is not to have a sense of arrogance. The things I remember about the best studios have just as much to do with the interns and the people there you had conversations with as the space.
Jennifer McGill, Professional Recording Artist, Songwriter, Disney Mouseketeer, Vocal and Performance Instructor
Jennifer McGilll began her professional performing career at age 10 when she was cast as a “Mouseketeer” on The Disney Channel’s New Mickey Mouse Club and has continued to perform all over the world with artists including Christina Aguilera, JC Chasez, American Idol’s Danny Gokey & Diana Degarmo, Celine Dion, Alanis Morissette, Boyz II Men, Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Vanessa Williams, as well as sing for former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. After graduating from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Jennifer returned to Disney World to perform with “American VYBE” (musically directed by Deke Sharon, vocal arranger for all Pitch Perfect movies and NBC’s The Sing-Off), as well as to coach choral groups for “Disney’s Magic Music Days”. Jennifer was the featured female vocalist on the Michael Jackson tribute show The Ultimate Thriller and the featured artist on the finale theme song of A&E’s Emmy award-winning Intervention. Jennifer is also an independent Pop/Inspirational recording artist, with a new full-length solo album “Unbreakable” released in August. From Disney World to The Apollo to Hawaii to Europe, singing and speaking on television, in the recording studio, and in concert, Jennifer’s 30+ year career is just beginning!
- Showcase will be held in the main studio area.
- Be prepared to perform 2 songs. Each artist will perform at least one song for the panel. The second song will only be performed at the request of the panel for instructional purposes.
- You may bring a cd track, submit your songs digitally or accompany yourself. Deadline for submitting songs digitally is FEBRUARY 15. If you bring an accompanist they must purchase a Companion Pass. If using a cd it is advisable to bring a back-up recording in case of technical issues. Also, if you are playing a stringed instrument bring extra strings, strap and be sure it is tuned prior to your performance. Keyboard will be provided. Submit songs digitally to email@example.com.
- Dress to impress! We want to see your personal style and branding. Please wear what you would normally wear for any performance.
PCG, ORB RECORDING STUDIO, VYTL, GC PRO, MUSICIANS NETWORK, PCG ONLINE, SOVEREIGN & YAMAHA