Featured Event: Art of Music Hosts “This Ain’t No Disco!” Event Focused on Late 70s Music

Musicians and sound pros in the film industry are anticipating another event hosted by Art of Music this weekend focused on music of the late 1970s, which is considered one of the “most eclectic and influential moments in popular music history.”

Art of Music is a “groundbreaking series that presents criminally overlooked specialty music for film and TV– giving music supervisors, film composers, film directors and other professionals a unique chance to explore niche music styles, learn about upcoming projects and forge new relationships in a collaborative environment.”

Check out this video directed and edited by FIDM Digital Media Alumnus Chris Mumford and featuring highlights from a previous Art of Music event “Sounds Like Music.” FIDM Digital Media Alumnus HJ Chong also helped film this highlight video, which is hosted by CiJi Thompson.

Sounds Like Music Event Highlights

Anyone with an interest in music and sound for film, TV, video games, web content and apps is encouraged to attend. Read event details below:

This Ain’t No Disco! Revolution in Late 70s Music

This Aint No Disco! Art of Music Event
Date: Sunday June 24, 2012, 6-9pm
Bleicher/Golightly, Jeanie Madsen and Hamilton Galleries,
1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Event Details: “Join us June 24 for This Ain’t No Disco! The Path to Independence in Late 70’s Music. We will present the game-changing music and artists that made 1977-1979 one of the most eclectic and influential moments in popular music history. Consider influences such as:
• Punk’s tumultuous rise and fall… driven by acts like the Sex Pistols, The Ramones, The Clash, The Damned and The Jam
• A Disco craze that culminates with all-time best seller Saturday Night Fever… followed in 1979 by a violent anti-disco backlash
• The launch of post-punk and new wave with artists like Gary Numan, Blondie, Devo, Talking Heads, The Cars
• The emergence of groundbreaking metal and hard rock bands AC/DC, Van Halen, Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy
• Game changers and genre-benders like The B-52’s, Elvis Costello, and The Police that become mainstream
• Nick Drake and the Bad Seeds, Joy Division, Bauhaus and others that plant the seeds for Goth Rock
• The Sugarhill Gang releases “Rapper’s Delight,” the first hip-hop track to reach the top 40
• Pop radio churns hits by the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Elton John, Peter Frampton and James Taylor

Attendees can expect surprise guests, unique presentations, and limited-edition art inspired by, and created, just for the night. Plus, raffle prizes valued at $250, boutique wine and hors d’oeuvres, and a “recreation” of a late-70s independent record store — one of the primary forces in breaking new bands in that era. Free RapidShare music download with hand-selected clearance-ready tracks and a This Ain’t No Disco! licensing directory of late 70’s music and artists also included. This event is a MUST for anyone with an interest in adventurous scoring and placement for film, TV, video games, web content and apps.”

Visit www.artofmusicla.com for more details regarding this event.

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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