The Apollo Theater and Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI®) have partnered to present BMI’s renowned “How I Wrote That Song®” panel at the iconic Harlem Theater, providing an opportunity for aspiring songwriters and composers to learn about the craft of songwriting from today’s Latin hitmakers. Panelists will include some of today’s most talented Latin music creators: Latin GRAMMY winners Alcover & Xtassy known for their smash hit “Danza Kuduro;” Bachata duo Mickey Then & Joell Jaquez of 24 Horas; and Latin GRAMMY nominee Pedro “sP” Polanco, producer of Leslie Grace’s most recent album, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow. Mega 97.9 on-air radio personality and NY1 News VJ Jaylah Sandoval will moderate the discussion.
Shirley Taylor, Director of Education for the Apollo Theater, commented, “We are delighted to partner with BMI to bring their signature career development panel, “How I Wrote That Song,” to the Apollo Theater. With every career panel that we do, the goal is to engage students and young professionals and show them that there are a variety of career options within the arts and entertainment industries. Over the course of its 80-year history, the Apollo has been a beacon of hope, achievement and opportunity for countless artists, including musicians and songwriters.” Taylor continued, “Events like “How I Wrote That Song” help to inspire a new generation of songwriters and to extend the mission of the Apollo to advance emerging creative voices across cultural and artistic media.”
The panel, a part of the Apollo’s Career Panels series, will take place on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. (EST). The event is free and open to the public. Registration is strongly recommended. RSVP at http://www.apollotheater.org.
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