Setting the Stage for Success

We’re giving our young people a chance to shine — one standing ovation at a time. Bringing Down the House is a multi-week program connecting talented, young artists to one another and music industry insiders to build self-confidence, develop new skills, and bring crowds to their feet. Our celebrated venues play host as memorable backdrops for experiences that fuel ambition and kick-start musical careers.


Industry Sessions Overview

Industry Sessions give participants the chance to connect with panels of influential music industry professionals and other young musicians nationwide. The series of four industry sessions take place on Saturdays over a four-week period at House of Blues or other venues across the country.

Industry Sessions are interactive and include a live-streamed panel from Hollywood as well as local music industry professionals in each community. The industry sessions include hands-on activities related to the panel discussions. We also provide online resources to build knowledge for passionate and prepared musicians.

Industry Session 1: Music Marketing
(February 20, 2016; 9am-12:30pm PST)

Emerging artists need to know how to market themselves to get attention for their music. Effective marketing involves creating the right story and content in addition to knowing the right outlets for reaching fans. Industry experts will discuss marketing topics ranging from content development to traditional and digital outlet strategies.


Industry Session 2: Music Creation
(February 27, 2016; 9am-12:30pm PST)

The art and business of music creation can often be exciting and mystifying. This session addresses both the creative and technical sides of the artistic process.


Industry Session 3: Music as a Business
(March 5, 2016; 9am-12:30pm PST)

Music is as much a business as it is an art. Experienced panelists will explore the variety of ways to make money in the music industry and share knowledge on how to navigate the world of limitless opportunities for an emerging musician.


Industry Session 4: Live Production
(March 12, 2016; 9am-12:30pm PST)

This workshop will be held in-house by local venue Production team members and will cover topics such as aspects of live production, the roles of the Production team and may include a live sound check experience.