Anson Li is a MU member that has been deeply involved with the organization for the past five years. Anson is from NYC, and began his MU journey as part of their NYC Youth Chorus where he was given great opportunities to perform at events such as “The Music of The Who” tribute at Carnegie Hall and “Sing! For Wildlife” at the Bronx Zoo with DMC. Also, Anson has been part of the MU mentorship program where he was mentored by Rome Thomas, SR. V.P of sales and artist development at Octone Records.
Besides belonging to several MU programs, Anson also attended LaGuardia High School for the performing arts and has been a professional music artist for the past two years touring the U.S. and Canada with his music. Currently, Anson is in college studying business marketing at California State University Long Beach and just began an internship at Hot Topic as part of the eCommerce team.
Music Unites students meet with Kate Nash! The English singer, song-writer, and Music Unites ambassador Kate Nash provided MU students with behind-the-scenes access and a Q&A session before her NYC show at the Music Hall of Williamsburgh. Kate discussed life on tour, how she prepares for live performance and her song-writing process.
Music Unites at inaugural *COCKTAILS FOR CAUSES* to raise funds and awareness for five charitable organizations making a difference in New York and around the world. Alchemy Club is a private social club composed of young entrepreneurs and visionaries in sectors including finance, media, technology, and fashion.
Music Unites provides unique opportunities and programs to students who would like to pursue a future in music through a workshop series called Music-Versity. Together, with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU, Music Unites will be hosting a panel of legendary industry leaders, giving both NYU students and inner-city youth an insight into their future endeavors. The field trip will begin with a tour of the Clive Davis Institute, then a keynote introduction from Jeffrey Rabhan, the chair of NYU Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. The event will then turn into an education panel moderated by Billboard’s Bill Werde for NYU and Music Unites students.
On December 12th, 2012, Music Unites and Swizz Beatz held a workshop in the producer’s studio, concentrating on aspects of the music industry and how he started in the business. In the studio, students were able to see the whole state-of-the-art facility. A Q&A with Swizz regarding his career also took place. Swizz’s main message, which heavily stuck with Music Unites Student Ambassador Candace Lee Camacho, was that he is still a student and always will be a student. He says that he loves learning and loved that all of the students were in the studio because they were learning from him, but at the same time, he himself was learning from the students.
After the Q&A, students observed as MU Student Ambassadors Candace Lee Camacho and Kyle Alfred recreated a studio session setting. Candace, Kyle and Swizz recorded an original song written by Candace and showed the students what recording was really like.
On November 19th, the Music Unites YaNY Choir performed at the Saks 5th Ave window preview!
On November 14th, students from Centennial H.S. in Compton, CA / MU’s Academy in LA visit the ICM Partners offices in a Q&A panel on talent agency responsibilities and resume writing!
Music Unites’ first guitar workshop at the Women’s Academy of Excellence was led by Thibault Cauvin. A very special thank you to the D’Addario Foundation, who has been instrumental in jump-starting the Music Unites Guitar Program, bringing free guitar instruction into schools!