Warped Tour’s Kevin Says Stage developer and co-booker Sarah Saturday will present a daily workshop and meeting during each date of the 2010 Vans Warped Tour in conjunction with her philosophy-based music resource website, www.earnityourself.com. Sarah will conduct an informative session for bands and concertgoers who are interested in learning more about the music industry, and becoming more involved with their local independent music scene.
Each EIY Workshop on the 2010 Warped Tour will feature a presentation by Sarah, covering topics such as cultivating a thriving local music scene, how and when to take your show on the road, building a nationwide underground network, the role of fans in the success of bands, developing your personal philosophy in work/life, and more. Sarah will share her experiences in the music industry and give advice about how to turn a person’s passion into a lifelong career, using the tenets of the EIY philosophy.
The Workshops and Scene Meet-ups will also include a “roll call” for attendees to meet and exchange contact information for networking within their local scene. Q&A panel sessions will include the founder of the Warped Tour, Kevin Lyman, as well as band members, tour managers, label reps, booking agents and other industry professionals.
A FREE “EIY Handbook” Publication will also be distributed at each date of the Warped Tour. This industry and scene guide includes 50+ questions asked by members of the EIY community and answered by Sarah Saturday as well as dozens of well-known artists and music industry experts, including:
Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman Vincent Fiorello from Paper + Plastick / Less Than Jake Steve Choi from Rx Bandits Riley Breckenridge from Thrice Dave Shapiro from The Agency Group / Velocity Records Michael Todd from Coheed and Cambria Photographer Bryan Sheffield Joshua Cain and Tony Thaxton from Motion City Soundtrack Valient Himself from Valient Thorr Promoter Stephen Chilton (Psyko Steve) Venue owner / promoter Middagh Goodwin Krist Krueger from Southerly / Self Group Star Business Management’s (and ex-Toasters bassist) Matt Malles Aderra founder Ed Donnelly Entrepreneur / event producer John Oakes Promoter / venue owner Steve Harm Creative Artist Agency’s Darryl Eaton Mike Ski from The A.K.A.s Writer / MTV Buzzworthy blogger Leslie Simon Promoter Eddy Numbskull …and more!
Individuals or bands interested in attending the workshop must visit earnityourself.com/meetup and contact Sarah Saturday. Space will be limited each day.
Attendees must already be attending Warped Tour and have purchased a ticket.
Sarah Saturday is a musician, music business professional and founder of the EARN IT YOURSELF philosophy, an all-new approach to the music industry complete with a resource and networking website, EARNITYOURSELF.COM. Sarah’s band, GARDENING, NOT ARCHITECTURE, is a musical collaboration with engineer/producer Beau Sorenson that began in 2004 but officially launched in 2008. In that time, Sarah has self-released an EP and full-length album, and played over 150 shows on the road while also running the EIY website and managing her design firm The Weekend Group.
Described as “The Evolution of D.I.Y.” in the July 2005 edition of Alternative Press Magazine, the EARN IT YOURSELF philosophy began as a print zine written and published by SARAH SATURDAY and became a full-scale website with partner Ernst Schoene-Rene (of BYOFL.org) in 2006. The idea behind the movement is to teach individuals how to use a philosophical approach in reaching their life goals.