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Special Program: Social Media and the Independent Artist: How to Get Your Voice Heard - CLOSED

Friday, October 28, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
In-person | New York, NY

This program is at maximum capacity. Any questions, contact Tracy Kaufman at

Check-in: 1:30 pm

In the current arts environment, independent artists can struggle to get the exposure they need to move their career to the next level. With the right strategy, social media can help artists gain greater recognition for their work and connect them to the people and resources that will propel their career forward. Social media provides a great opportunity for artists to reach out to potential patrons, critics, agents, and colleagues who form the crucial network that sustains a career in the arts. In this class, artists will learn strategies for:

  • Crafting their message for the social media world
  • Identifying the right groups to connect with
  • Creating a strong online profile
  • Having their online efforts translate into opportunities in the real world

Just as it is important for every artist to find their own artistic voice, artists need to learn how to have that voice be heard. Take advantage of the power of social media to give your art the maximum impact it can have.

About the Presenter:


Mark Wade is a professional bassist with over 20 years of playing experience. He has performed with several top artists at venues such as Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Blue Note, and many others. He is currently on the ballot for the prestigious Reader’s Poll for Downbeat magazine as one of the top bass players of 2016. Through his use of social media, Wade has placed his music at over 50 radio stations worldwide, received over 30 print reviews, signed with a Berlin-based record company, and made connections with booking agents around the world, all within the last two years. Wade’s social media strategy has also led to several print profiles and feature stories internationally, including an inclusion in the latest book by renowned UK jazz journalist Sammy Stein, to be published at the end of 2016.

Wade is the founder and director of New Music Horizons, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the work of emerging composers of jazz and classical music. For more information about Mark Wade, please visit or


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