Are you interested in booking shows, but don’t know where to begin? Do you like finding new music? Do you want to learn about live music production, from beginning to end? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you are the perfect person to helm a new collective effort by What It Is Music Group to add a new dimension to Wesleyan’s live music scene.
What It Is Music Group does not care about famous bands, big budgets, or putting our names on a flyer. We do not have any affiliations other than to ourselves and to live music. Our mission is to find new bands that we feel will be exciting and different. Our shows will not just be something to do on a Saturday night, but a destination for curious and enthusiastic audiences. This group is for those of you who care deeply and earnestly about promoting a cooperative music culture here, and want to do something proactive toward that end.
For our part, What It Is Music Group is dedicated to educating a new generation of students who express a desire to learn how concerts happen at Wesleyan, from negotiation with bands and their agents, to securing funding from the school, and to planning and running shows, devoid of personal politics among the different factions of the student body. Ultimately, we hope that our efforts can breed a new class of driven and engaged students that are able to create their own groups and forge their own paths as they book their own shows going forward, united by their singular commitment to providing the student body with new and exciting live music.
If any if this interests you, please email us at WhatItIsMusicGroup(at)gmail(dot)com. We would like to start organizing, planning, and teaching everyone who is interested as soon as possible. And of course, if you want to book a show through us, and know the process, feel free to do so.