BMI, in conjunction with non-profit educational organizations Add Joy to Learning and Better Youth, sponsored the “Voices of Tomorrow” industry executive panel and music showcase featuring performances by area high school students. This unique educational event took place on Thursday, June 6 at BMI's New York office.
Students gather around Add Joy to Learning's Audrey Levine (center) after their performances
Hosted by talk show hostess Champagne, the informative educational panel featured music industry veterans including producer Chay Alexander, BMI songwriter Julie Gold (“From A Distance”), EMI Music Publishing’s Brian Jackson, attorney Bill Krasilovsky (co-author of This Business of Music), 105.1 FM's Julius Dyson, attorney Joe Serling, A&R consultant Wiley Koepp and artist manager Richard Willis, Jr. Performances showcased students from the Add Joy to Learning program who attend various high schools in the area and included Kamely Alexander, Raheem Clarke, Yacod Gordon (a.k.a. Jahrainjah), Jason Laudet, Tashena Moncion, Cindy Rivera and Daniel Stewart.
Panelists Chay Alexander, Joe Serling, Brian Jackson, Wiley Koepp, Julie Gold, Rich Willis Jr., and Julius Dyson
Panelist Bill Krasilovsky
For more information, please contact Audrey Levine at Add Joy to Learning at 212-995-1137.
About Add Joy to Learning: Add Joy to Learning (AJL) is a non-profit program dedicated to teaching the various aspects of the music industry to inner-city youth.
About Better Youth: A non-profit organization that uses the arts & entertainment industry to build self-esteem and self-confidence in young adults.