HOB Foundation To Present Industry Career Fairs Across US

HoB Music Forward Foundation
– HoB Music Forward Foundation

The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation has announced it will present the “All Access Fest” youth industry career fair in five cities across the U.S. this month.

All Access Fest offers people aged 16-22 vocational information on positions available within the music industry, with panel discussions, hands-on technical learning stations, experiential lounges, access to industry professionals from major entertainment companies and engagement with local employers and representatives from colleges and universities. Also included are live performances by alumni from Music Forward’s artist development programs.
The venues holding the events are appropriate House of Blues / Fillmore venues, including The Fillmore New Orleans (Oct. 8), House of Blues Las Vegas (Oct. 17), House of Blues Orlando (Oct. 21) House of Blues Chicago Oct. 24, and The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Halloween, Oct. 31. Each event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon.
Industry expert will take part, from companies including Live Nation, the Recording Academy, House of Blues and Ticketmaster and others. Experiential lounges and exhibitions will be on display from Grammy U, CD Baby, Full Sail, Hercules, Hurdl, Massive Act, Music Supervisor and Novel Effect.
Interested parties can register at https://hobmusicforward.org/all-access-fest-registration/.
“We are thrilled to present our second annual All Access Fest for youth interested in music careers—on and off stage—and pleased to be able to offer the job fair in Orlando for the first time this year,” Nurit Siegel Smith, executive director of Music Forward Foundation, said in a statement. “This unique program offers young people from under-represented communities free resources and networking opportunities to help them navigate a career in music.”
Panel discussion topics during All Access Fest will include “Technology and Music Creation,” “Network Like a Pro,” “The Working Musician’s Experience,” “Gender Equality in the Music Industry” and “Technology and the Fan Experience.”