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CONNECT. CREATE. ELEVATE.
Live classes will be held weekly ranging from a wide variety and skill level of DJing and production to the business side of branding, networking, marketing and tribe building. Recorded videos will be posted after LIVE classes for member’s viewing (maximum value, networking and interaction comes from attending live).
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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!
We started Open Door Sessions back in December 2017, which are local in person music industry events. DJs, promoters, vocalists, talent buyers, record labels, managers and entrepreneurs all come gather under one roof to network, showcase their work and take their skillset, relationships and career to the next level.
Open Door Sessions VIRTUAL will be very similar, but open and available to people all over the world! Instead of needing to wait for these events every few months in a city near you, members can join from anywhere in the world to connect with industry folks to connect, create, and elevate. On VIRTUAL, we will be able more classes, panels, networking events and demo listening party with industry influencers all over the world. VIRTUAL will not be bound by the limitations of travel, location, and time zones because it will be hosted via online video. Students will be able to tune in and participate live or rewatch the recorded class afterwards. There will also be a closed members-only online group for the #ODSFAM to communicate, network and collaborate with one another. On top of that, there will be intimate office hours where you will get to work closely with our team, some of our speakers and panelists to elevate your career and brand.
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.
Prior to the pandemic, we hosted incredible in person events in major cities. Until we can safely do so again, all classes and events will be held virtually. We typically host events at least once or twice a month where our members get to learn and network with all the amazing industry panelists we bring on. Occasionally, we will have additional one off events teaching about specific topics that are not panel focused, but will feature one or two special guests who are experts in their fields, ranging from production, song writing to PR among many other topics.For those that cannot attend certain classes, you will be able to watch the recorded replay.
On top of that, we will have a private members only access group where we give you extra support in the areas you are working on. It is also a great way to connect and collaborate with other likeminded people in the industry.
Once we open up in person events again, all members of Open Door Sessions VIRTUAL will be able to attend these live events which will be included with your membership. This will include our usual in person showcases, educational and networking events, but not large seminars and festivals.
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.
Open Door Sessions VIRTUAL will be $39 per month or $395 for the entire year. For a limited time only, you may sign up for only $29 per month or $249 for the entire year. This price will be grandfathered in for as long as you keep your membership. This means that even when the price of Open Door Sessions VIRTUAL goes up, you will still be locked in to the same low price of either $29 per month of $249 per year. You may cancel at anytime by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The membership covers exclusivity to our closed online community and all the classes we will be hosting live for members, as well as pre-recorded content and rewatching of live classes. It also includes exclusive deals, mentorships, contests and perks only available to Open Door Sessions VIRTUAL members. Members will also be able to attend our usual in person networking events and workshops for free.
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 email@example.com
Neon Owl is a music and charity lifestyle brand and community that focuses on bridging the gap between music and philanthropy. We have spent over 5 years creating inspirational content while connecting artists and fans to help charities around the world. We have worked with a lot of artists and brands like Andrew Rayel, Emma Hewitt, MaRLo, TranceFamily SF, Groove Cruise, Feenixpawl, ARTY, BEAUZ and many more. Through our efforts, we have supported many non-profits like The Fender’s Music Foundation, generosity.org, Boys & Girls Club, AIDS WALK, Apollo Aid Foundation, Whet Foundation etc.
We’re also all about creating positive, inspirational content — getting to know artists beyond the music, while discussing causes that are close to their hearts. In the process of growing our community, we realized how much aspiring artists are struggling to receive the support, knowledge, resources and the community needed to keep pushing forward in an already competitive industry. As a result of that, artists and creatives development became an important piece of what we do at Neon Owl, and from there came the birth of Open Door Sessions.
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.
I love meeting people who are compassionate and passionate about the music as well as helping others to succeed in the industry. My favorite part is seeing everyone coming together for something they love, and contributing because they want to be a part of something so much bigger.
Elaine’s got her heart all the way in this event, and that’s very important. I know she does a lot of this out of her own pocket, and I started in the same position so I recognize and respect that a lot.
I know the struggles of being an aspiring artist. This place really gives me a chance to find and talk to the right people, all in one place versus going to five clubs and tracking them down in a tedious way.
This is really put together for all the moving pieces of the industry, from promoters, talent buyers to artists. I’ve learned so much about creating a brand and building content. I love ODS because I’ve met everyone from the established names to up and coming artists that I’ve started booking for my own events.
I had no idea what this was a year ago when I first attended. In less than a year, I feel like I have a whole family here from Open Door Sessions.
Neon Owl has really built something dope and special! A lot of the artists hit me up afterwards and told me that the feedback from the demo listening party was helpful. I’m definitely looking forward to helping some of them out more.
All of Neon Owl and Open Door Sessions is completely about the community and connections. It’s crazy what has been created.
Neon Owl did an awesome job bringing together creative and like minded individuals in the industry to provide insight, while allowing new electronic DJ’s and producers to come together to network and showcase their music.
ODS is a great place to meet other artist, DJs, and producers to share and connect. Meeting with venue owners, promoters and event organizers definitely opened opportunities and I’m thankful for what Elaine and her team have set up and done for the community. We are not alone and Neon Owl’s Open Door Sessions is a place that confirms that!
At Neon Owl and Open Door Sessions, we pride ourselves in PEOPLE & PURPOSE BEFORE PROFITS. We have always donated a portion of our proceeds to different causes, and Open Door Sessions VIRTUAL will be no different. 10% of all proceeds will go towards generosity.org to build wells for clean water in developing countries in 2019, with more charities to be announced soon.