NEW NOISE MUSIC FOUNDATION:
Established in 2009, the 501 (c)3 non profit New Noise Music Foundation creates a participatory creative culture through producing the annual New Noise Santa Barbara Music Conference & Festival (Fall), consistent concerts, workshops, lectures, and volunteer/mentoring programs for all ages, especially young people. In 2012, New Noise will establish a permanent home for a 300+ capacity, all ages, drug and alcohol free music venue in the Santa Barbara region (“The Living Room”).
NEW NOISE MUSIC FOUNDATION INITIATIVES
NEW NOISE DIGITAL MUSIC CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL
New Noise events, concerts and workshops culminate in its annual music conference and festival in the Fall (New Noise Santa Barbara). Entering it’s third year and held at the Canary Hotel as well as music venues throughout Downtown Santa Barbara, the festival hosts more than 100 artists and music industry speakers in three days throughout Santa Barbara. New Noise aims to be fun, creative and educational: giving artists and participants the resources and opportunities to perform and learn in a professional, inventive setting. Many locals have dubbed the New Noise Festival the “Film fest for music.”
The Festival is an important addition to the Santa Barbara community, helping artists and entrepreneurs listen, learn and connect with some of the brightest music and technology minds in the world. The Festival concurrently serves as an important channel for local artists to be showcased alongside national touring artists and industry workers.
New Noise encourages collaboration and a fun atmosphere where relationships and connections extend beyond the life of the conference. Putting much of its focus on technology, the New Noise Digital Conference assists musicians explore ways they can promote, market and sustain their careers. The conference takes place annually (Fall) over three days in beautiful Santa Barbara, California.
Past Performers Include: Jack Johnson, Massive Attack/Thievery Corporation, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Zach Gil (of ALO), Fitz & the Tantrums, The White Buffalo, Murs + many more.
Past Speakers Include: Tim Westergren (Founder, Pandora Radio), Dr. Drew Pinsky (KROQ’s Loveline), Kevin Lyman (Founder, Vans Warped Tour), Ian Rogers (CEO, TopSpin Media), Michael Crandell (CEO, Rightscale), John MacFarlene (Founder, Sonos) + many more
YEAR ROUND MUSIC
New Noise produces hundreds of diverse music performances year round at venues large (Arlington Theater, Granada Theater, Lobero Theater) and small. We have also curated a number of festivals and events for other non-profit organizations (Santa Barbara Earth Day, Santa Barbara Historic Trust for Preservation Fiesta Cantina). These performances promote opportunities for our local artists and add to a vibrant music scene in Santa Barbara.
Past Performers: Foo Fighters, Peter Wolf, Imogen Heap, White Buffalo, Fitz & the Tantrums, Steve Miller Band (July 19, 2011), Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Wailing Souls, Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) + hundreds more local and nationally touring acts
MENTOR PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS
New Noise hosts mentoring opportunities and technical workshops for local musicians and youth who wish to learn from our staff’s network of music industry vets. Individual, one on one sessions and appointments are made available throughout the year to artists wishing to get consultation on their project, band or career in the music industry. Technical workshops ranging from stage tech, live and recorded sound engineering, venue administration, music programming and more will be hosted at the new “Living Room” venue space when the project is completed. Additionally, New Noise helps musicians take advantage of both free and paid resources that will further their career in music. When established, the music venue will serve as an important congregation point for music education and live performance in Santa Barbara.
New Noise will host a quarterly lecture series that will connect regional artists and entrepreneurs with music and technology company CEO’s and representatives. These educational opportunities will look to engage local artists and the community by carefully curating lecturers and workshop leaders. The series will take place in various venues throughout Santa Barbara with the aim of being both fun and informative.
2011-12 ANCHOR PROJECT: ALL AGES MUSIC VENUE (“The Living Room”)
SANTA BARBARA AND ALL AGES MUSIC
We are fortunate to have many talented promoters and organizations that produce and create all age’s music in Santa Barbara. However, there is no 300+ capacity, all ages, drug and alcohol free music venue. Due to this lack of creative, dedicated space for all age’s performances, smaller productions aimed at a youth audience are forced to take place in bars or clubs serving alcohol. The New Noise Music Foundation, along with like-minded organizations, individuals and groups will change this.
THE LACK OF A DEDICATED ALL AGES VENUE…
♣ Forces youth to be exposed to alcohol in order to see performances they want and should be able to see in a safe environment
♣ Forces local music promoters to pay excessive rental fees due to bars/clubs (with substantial liability) needing extra security to avoid fines and incidents for underage youth.
♣ Limits opportunities for local youth music exploration and performance in a creative space
♣ Limits diversity of music in Santa Barbara
♣ Limits entertainment options for the youth in Santa Barbara
♣ Limits opportunities for youth involvement & empowerment
But…. What is the New Noise Music Foundation?
Santa Barbara has a long tradition of supporting and embracing music and cultural events. These events help attract thousands of visitors to the region throughout the year and allow our residents to enjoy some of the best live performances in the world. The New Noise Music Foundation adds to this legacy: helping artists listen, learn and expand their careers in music while offering engaging music, workshops and cultural performances.