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Thank you to Make It! Speakers, Artists & Attendees
For an Incredible Launch Event!!!

An All-Day Workshop to Amp Your Music
Monday, May 8, 2023
Live In-Person @ Club DROM, 85 Avenue A in the East Village

Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood) Keynote, Touring, Marketing, Revenue Opportunities, Live Showcase, Networking & Lunch!

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“My mission as an educator, my obligation is to inspire and teach anyone to push personal and conventional boundaries so they can cultivate their own musical vocabulary. I want them to find their own ‘voice’.” - Billy Martin


Billy Martin is best known as the drummer for Medeski Martin & Wood, and percussionist with John Lurie National Orchestra and The Lounge Lizards. He is also a composer, visual artist, producer, educator, and the executive director of Creative Music Studio (established in 1971 with Karl Berger, Ornette Coleman and Ingrid Sertso). For more info follow @illybeats on instagram or

Make It! is a first-of-its-kind, immersive workshop designed for beginners who want to transform their love of making music into a sustainable lifestyle and emerging music artists of all genres who are eager to take their music career to the next level.

Your $99 registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lite lunch, three separate session modules led by top-tier experts, networking opportunities, happy hour (cash bar) and live music showcases directly following the workshop.

  • 10:00am Continental Breakfast & Networking

  • 10:30am Introductions & Keynote Address: Billy Martin 

  • 11:00am Module 1, Make It Live™: Booking Local Gigs & Tours - Session Leader: Mehmet Dede, Educator & Director of Programming, Drom 

    • Insider tips on who is who in the local live concert ecosystem; NYC venues by size, scale and specialty; booking strategies; crafting the perfect pitch; creating an electronic press kit; concert promotion & publicity.

  • 12:30pm Lunch & Networking

  • 1:00pm Module 2, Make Fans: Branding & Audience Development - Session Leader: Ariel Hyatt, Founder, Cyber PR

    • Finding your artistic niche; crafting & cultivating your brand; making the most of social media & the web; capturing & optimizing ears, hearts and data.  

  • 2:30pm Break & Networking

  • 2:45pm Module 3, Make Money Roundtable: Monetize Doing What You Love

    • Optimize your revenue opportunities

      • Digital Streaming Revenue & Resources Roundtable Host: Chris Herche, GM, Create Music Group

      • Music Supervision & Sync Roundtable Host: Rachael LaCava, Executive Producer & Music Supervisor, Howling Music

      • Publishing Roundtable Host: Sharon Tapper, Executive Director, Music Managers Forum-US  

      • Selling Beats & Samples Roundtable Host: Mona Kayhan, Co-Founder and Co-Owner, The Bridge Studio 

  • 5:30pm Happy Hour (cash bar) & Networking

  • 6:00pm Make It! Artist Showcase: Cassandra Kubinski, The Outside In & Charu Suri

Stay tuned for additional workshop details and special announcements.

Agenda and schedule subject to change.

Session Leaders & Hosts

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Make It! Artist Showcase: Cassandra Kubinski, The Outside In & Charu Suri

Free with your Make It! Ticket

Cassandra Kubinski

The Outside In 

Charu Suri

Limited Capacity -- Buy Your Ticket Now or at the Door

$99 inclusive of onsite food & beverage

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