http://vimeo.com/10125059 Denton, TX - More than 100 people attended the Music Makers Mixer shattering NX35 kickoff attendance records at Dan’s Silver Leaf. The event was sponsored by the Recording Academy® Texas Chapter and featured Grammy® Texas Board of Governors Tamera H. Bennett, Bennett Law Office/Farm to Market Music; Monique Headley, Launch Media & Entertainment and Paul “Pappy” Middleton, Palmyra Studios.
The networking mixer was a kick off event for the 2010 NX35 Music Conferette that ran Thursday, March 11 through Sunday, March 14 in Denton, Texas.
“This mixer is one way we as industry professionals and GRAMMY board members can strengthen, support, and be a part of building a new music hub in Texas,” said attorney Bennett who specializes in entertainment, trademark and copyright law.
NX35 Panel Coordinator Michael Seman said he was pleased to generate national recognition for the Denton music scene. “It speaks to the quality of the town and initiative its musicians possess … We are all about educating and helping the next level of musicians.”
“Everybody there was so inquisitive,” agreed Middleton. “There was real interest. Everybody was working on their career and about finding another great part of what they needed to do to move ahead in the business,” said the highly acclaimed audio engineer.
“Like the Denton music scene, Oklahoma offers its own brand of distinct, well-established communities of music,” said Headley, industry consultant and Grammy nominated songwriter. “Most artists are in search of information, education and access to enhanced opportunities. The networking partnership with NX35 and the Recording Academy® Texas Chapter provided a mutually beneficial outlet.”
Next year at NX35, said Mojica, he looks forward to repeat the success of the Academy mixer. “More people came out than we had last year.” Mojica said he estimated up to three times more people were in attendance than previous NX35 kickoff events at Dan’s Silver Leaf.
Music Makers Mixers are held several times a year in Texas and Oklahoma as networking opportunities for music biz professionals including artists, producers, engineers, songwriters, attorneys, accountants, managers, booking agents and Academy members.