Professional Development Workshops

The Professional Development Workshop series, organized by Cleveland Rocks: Past, Present, Future, offers resources for artists to help more them forward in their career. These free workshops are held monthly from 2-4pm at the Beachland Tavern.

Workshop #1: Artist Bios

Sunday, March 20, 2022
2-4pm • Beachland Tavern

Often the first piece of information available to the public and offers you a chance to frame your music and give audiences a reason to want to learn more. Our panelists of journalists and writers will guidance on what makes a good bio and also offer critique for those attendees who bring one. Bridget Caswell, a local photographer, will be available to take free headshots during the event.

Panelists include Afi Scruggs, David Sierk, Jimi Izreal, Anastasia Pantsios

Watch the 3/20 Artist Bio Workshop Livestream:

Workshop #2: EPKs

Sunday, April 24, 2022
2-4pm • Beachland Tavern

An EPK, or electronic press kit, is a digital version of a promotional package for musicians to share with venues, festivals, or talent buyers. It is a general online resume to sum up a musician’s career to date. 
Panelists include Michael McFarland, Dawn Marshman, Wallace Settles, James Carol and David Kennedy. 

Watch the 4/24 Electronic Press Kit Workshop Livestream:

Workshop #3: PROs

Sunday, May 15, 2022
2-4pm • Beachland Tavern

PROs, or Performing Rights Organizations, are responsible for collecting income on behalf of songwriters and music publishers when a song is publicly broadcast or performed.
Panelists include Russell Carter, John Latimer, Andrea Liguore and David Kennedy

Watch the 5/15 PROs Workshop Livestream:

Workshop #4:
Marketing & Advertising for Independent Musicians

Sunday, June 12, 2022
2-4pm • Beachland Tavern

Promoting your music in 2022; building a website and email list,
the importance of social media, getting on playlists, reaching radio
stations, blogs, and podcasts.
Panelists include Sunceray Tabler, Ngina Fayola, Corinne Henahan, Bruce Marek, and David Kennedy.

Watch the 6/12 Marketing & Advertising Workshop Livestream:

The Professional Development Workshop Series is made possible with support from:

Ohio Arts Council

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