Open Door Sessions is a community focused on giving back to the music community and the next generation of rising producers, creatives, and entrepreneurs.
Open Door Sessions started as in-person events where we brought in established brands, founders, and artists, among other influencers in the industry to come teach and share with the next generation of up and coming creatives in the music industry. We’ve had guests like MaRLo, Autograf, RAM, and Sacha Robotti, along with brands like Northern Nights Music Festival, Dash Radio, Future Factory Radio, Billboard Dance, TranceFamily SF, EPIC Productions, Halcyon, 1015 Folsom and more come to talk about everything from the art of DJ-ing, production lessons to marketing and branding 101.
Each Open Door Sessions also has a demo listening party, creating an opportunity for artists to get their tracks listened to and critiqued by industry influencers. Since launching Open Door Sessions, magic has been created among the attendees and our community — from countless booked gigs, networking opportunities, partnerships, to tracks signed onto labels like Armada, Grotesque, Sloth Acid, and Play Me Records. We have had attendees travel the distance to be a part of such an intimate setting, and people from all over the world asking us to bring this to a city near them.
This is why we have decided to launch Open Door Sessions VIRTUAL, an online community that will open up these amazing learning experiences and opportunities to creatives all over the world!
Our community and curriculum is designed to support all the different moving pieces in the music industry. The content and classes will be heavily catered to artists and business people in the industry. So whether you are a DJ, producer, vocalist, manager, promoter or someone with your own collective and brand, we will have something for you here. In addition, we also host tons of support panels ranging from women in the industry to mental health in the entertainment space. So there truly is something for everyone!
Basic, intermediate and advanced levels of DJing, mixing, mastering, production wherever you are on your journey as an artist.
Everything from marketing to branding 101 from the greater scale, down to the nitty gritty details.
Logistics of running a business, finances and numbers, to legal issues and contracts.
Networking etiquette along with how to build and maintain relationships in the music industry.
How to grow your fan base and leverage other brands to grow your own.
How to get noticed on different platforms, gain opportunities on gigs, collaborations, and radio play.
We always host demo listening parties at our events where we bring in established artists, record labels, taste makers and curators to give you feedback on your tracks. Artists get to have their tracks critiqued and worked on, and sometimes even signed to labels. All production levels are encouraged, whether you are just starting out or are an excelled producer.
Every now and then, there will be contests within the community where the members will win chances to play gigs, get featured on podcasts, swag, memberships, or face time and mentorship with other artists and business people in the industry.
We will be hosting roughly 2 live events and classes per week, and adding more as our community grows bigger and demands more knowledge, topics, and connections. Usually there will be 1 class that covers the technical side of the music industry (production and DJing), while the other class covers the topics of business, branding, marketing, networking, contracts and relationships.
For those that cannot attend certain classes, you will be able to watch the recorded replay.
The community itself is 24/7, so you get what you put in! You can engage with its members, network and collaborate every single day should you choose or come in at your own pace. We encourage that you attend the sessions live when they are scheduled so that you can comment, interact and ask questions to gain maximum value. We will take questions from members and plan to cover as many as we can for each session. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions for the instructor and panelist when they are LIVE, and sometimes the opportunity to network and connect after. Sometimes panelists will offer up their contact information for additional communication and follow-up. We have had record labels and major artists pick up music and create collaborations with our attendees at Open Door Sessions in the past.
Most Open Door Sessions in person events are $15-$30 which goes towards covering the cost of the venue and fees. Open Door Sessions will be $49 per month or $395 for the entire year. For a limited time during the pre-launch period, you can sign up for only $29 per month or $249 for the entire year.
How it works is that you will be charged right now for the $29 up front and your discount will be locked in. You will not be charged a second time until the second month of class comes around. For example, if you get charged in April, you will not get charged until class is onto its second month. If you pay the $249 for the entire year, you will not be charged again until the class has reached it’s second year cycle. If you have any additional questions, feel free to e-mail email@example.com
Class will begin sometime towards the very end of Spring 2019 or early Summer 2019 in June. If you are a signed up member, we will keep you up to date as soon as we are close to the start date. If you are not a member and would like to be notified when class is about to launch, you can enter your e-mail here to get updates.
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We believe in the value of our community and the knowledge Open Door Sessions offers. If you are not happy with your purchase, you can cancel anytime. If you have signed up for the annual membership, we will prorate your refund if you are not finding the value that you seek. For example, if you choose to cancel 3 months in, you will receive a 75% refund back to your card. If you have additional questions, feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
After seeing the community, connections and opportunities that Open Door Sessions have created, we have been asked to bring this incredible opportunity to cities near you, which literally ranges from cities around the world. Although we have plans to expand and bring these in person events to many of those cities, it will take us a while. However, this doesn’t mean that we cannot reach these eager artists and creatives VIRTUALLY! From all that we have created in over 5 years as a music & charity lifestyle brand, we have #neonowlfam members all over the world! We intend on doing the same with the #odsfam, connecting artists and creatives all over the world. We will focus on artist and creatives development along with education in the music industry. This will offer the opportunity to connect with other likeminded individuals in this group, as well as access to industry influencers who will come on to teach classes, lead discussions, listen to demos, and give feedback. Because it is VIRTUAL, we will also have the opportunity to host more classes with more influencers from all over the world, since we will run into less barriers with location, flights, and time. Through this we will create stronger communities all over the world, and spread that we all have enough opportunities, connections, knowledge and passion to go around. Our community will continue to lead with Neon Owl’s core values: Dance. Give. Inspire. and Open Door Sessions core values: Connect. Create. Elevate.