Scion Music(less) Music Conference: Insights From Jazzy Jeff, Juan Atkins, Scott “Wino” Weinrich, and Many More

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The Scion Music(less) Music Conference is an annual event held in Los Angeles, California. Participants include Jazzy Jeff, Juan Atkins, Scott “Wino” Weinrich of Saint Vitus, and Nick Hook, plus representatives from Italians Do It Better, Sound Pellegrino, and Flenser Records. The Scion Music(less) Music Conference consists of panels, interviews, and workshops designed to offer insights and practical advice for those looking to enter or take their next step in the music industry. Each presentation is filmed in high definition and offered for free so it can exist as a digital resource to those who are interested in expanding their creative possibilities or improving their business approach.

In the three videos below, a diverse roster of artists and indie figures share their knowledge about what they’ve learned over the years, offering guidance to those aspiring to get involved with the music industry on a deeper level.

In the What I’ve Learned panel, moderator Christopher R. Weingarten speaks with legendary DJ and producer Jazzy Jeff, Detroit techno innovator Juan Atkins, and doom metal pioneer Scott “Wino” Weinrich. Though the contributions these three artists have made to modern music are essential, their role is not always acknowledged. Here they discuss the insider specifics of what they’ve learned over the past decades—from their best decisions to their worst ones—and how they would have handled situations differently if they knew then what they know now.

For the Why Start a Label Now? panel, moderator Vivian Host brings together three indie label owners, some of whom are also artists, to explore the significant challenges that labels now face and the new freedoms that are available to them. The participants are Mike Simonetti (currently of Italians Do It Better and formerly of Troubleman Records), Teki Latex of Sound Pellegrino, and Jonathan Tuite of Flenser Records.

Musician, DJ, and producer Nick Hook of the band Cubic Zirconia leads the workshop Using Production Technology. Hook demonstrates how to improve your studio output both by making the most of the digital software that’s available, as well as how to enhance it with traditional instruments.

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