A few days ago, Aloe Blacc wrote an opinion piece in Wired. I love the subject, I'm a big fan of Aloe, and a big fan of Wired. It was passionate, well written, calls out an important problem in the music industry, and it was also factually incorrect.
Our regular application round for the upcoming November residency has already closed, but not to worry! You can still apply via a partnership we launched last week with BandPage.
BandPage will fly the winning team to the Bay Area to participate in our 10-day music accelerator. In addition to recording an EP, you’ll be mentored by experts who will help you to realize new models for building your career and reaching your fans.
On August 21, Zoo Labs teamed up with the Institute for the Future for The Future of Music Workshop, which brought together brilliant minds and diverse perspectives to understand the drivers that are shaping the next ten years of music. At the day-long event, participants explored various mechanisms we can leverage to enable sustainable creative careers.
Watch this video about the Zoo Labs Music Residency’s pioneering innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to music.
Zoo Labs is happy to welcome the Oakland-based, Halcyonaire, to our music residency this week. For four days, the band will live at the studio, participate in workshops to build strategy and record some new music.
On Jan. 17, 2014, Kabul Dreams, Afghanistan’s first rock band, came to record a session at Zoo Labs forProject AJ+, a new digital channel from Al Jazeera. Our very own Dan Lawrence, program coordinator and producer, sat down with lead singer and guitarist, Sulyman Qardash to hear about their experience building a band, starting a musical movement and what’s up next.
The second week of the Zoo Labs Music Residency was all about getting in the groove. More workshops and more studio time. And to top it all off, an amazing Release Day on Saturday.
Nonstop. That’s been the pace of things around here this past week as The Boston Boys work it both in the recording studio and in business workshops.
Tamana (TAH mah nuh) n. – The “spiritual force” that guides The Boston Boys toward opportunity, serendipity, and success.
The term, according to lead vocalist Eric Robertson, was born during a rehearsal while repeating phrases to work out harmonies. While it’s exact meaning is a matter of debate, it seems to embody an energy that creates good vibes, and tips a hat to the chance encounters that make amazing creative moments happen.
On September 30th, Zoo Labs will welcome five members of the band The Boston Boys, to its first-ever music residency. The band was chosen from a national field of applicants. Thank you to our panel of judges and everyone that made this happen. Here we go!
Zoo Labs Music Residency is designed to give bands the opportunity to create music and develop a strong business strategy.