Monday, March 23, 2009

Two Workshops

Jason Cohen, a really great local photographer, will come in to teach the basics of Photoshop. Learn what the basic tools are and how to use them to create images that are all your own.

We are going to try out a lab-style class for this event, so please RSVP to lafayette at tipitinas dot com. You are welcome to bring your own computer if you have Photoshop, but please let me know in your RSVP if you plan to do so.

(Jason will be using Photoshop CS4 and our computers are Photoshop CS3, they are similar enough to work between them, and you can have either on your computer.)

Wed. April 8 and April 22 from 6-7 pm


Learn about publishing and copyrighting your own music with Roger Kash. He will go through registering a song on BMI and Harry Fox, and discuss and answer questions about owning the rights to your songs.

Roger has held the position of Director of A&R (Artists and Repertoire) for a large independent label for the past 14 years. Currently he spends his mornings researching label copy (writers, publishers, publishing splits etc.) for the label's vast catalog of works in addition to registering their published works, and applying for mechanical licenses for works that they don't own the publishing for.
Roger is also a song writer and musician (a killer mandolin player!)

Thursday April 16 from 6-7pm

Thursday, March 12, 2009

AOC will play your music on TV

Hey Co-Opers, AOC is making a really cool community connection with musicians that I hope you all take advantage of. Support your community so it can support you back, and get promo while you are at it! Contact me if you'd like more info, or stop by AOC down the street from the Co-Op at 124 E Main.

After putting your blood, sweat, and tears into your music, where do you go next? AOC would like to help out by playing your music during our new message board. The message board is a graphics based slide show promoting non-profit organizations and community events. It airs at various times during the day on LUS channels 3 and 4 in Lafayette and Cox channels 15 and 16 in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.

Songs need to be submitted in mp3 format. They should be radio versions and no longer than five minutes in length. Artist will be required to sign paperwork stating that they are liable for their submissions.


Allison Bohl’s final Beginners Final Cut Pro class is tonight, Thursday March 12. She is going to go over capturing from mini dv tape to computer, editing it, and burning to DVD. The class goes from 6-7 and will begin and end PROMPTLY today. So get here before 6!

I’m still firming down the schedule for future classes, but there will be an upcoming Photoshop class and a class on the business side – rights, copyrighting, etc. Those of you who are interested in specific classes please reply and let me know as I am only scheduling classes I know there is a need for. Some topics are below for you to browse, or come up with your own.
-Photoshop (Graphic Design)
-Garageband (beg audio software)
-iMovie (beg video software)
-Beginning Recording (could be part of the Garageband class)
-Web Design
-You made an album, now what? (booking, where to sell cd’s, doing your own promo, etc.)
-Understanding rights to your music/Copyrighting
-Beg Pro Tools or Final Cut – you are missing/missed these recent classes and would like another
-Intermediate Pro Tools or Final Cut
-Other (please specify)

ALSO! In Collaboration with LA Cultural Economy Healthcare Initiative, we will offer free or very inexpensive health testing services on May 14th . More details to come, but your health is important so please plan on coming by! For those of you in need of affordable health care, you should check out their site or contact Kathy Richard because they connect cultural workers (that’s you!) with the right places to go for free or affordable health services.
It’s worth a call, she knows what’s up.
Kathy Richard: Kathy[at]culturaleconmy[dot]org or 337.233.7060

A few radio stations that play music in NJ in conjunction with the Crawfish fest there are in need of and welcome Louisiana artists to submit their CD’s for airplay. (Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest)
Contact Rachel for their contact info)