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Launched in January 2014 with special guests Darius Rucker and Cary Ann Hearst, IN THE MIX is a speaker series connecting musicians and students to music industry leaders. Each semester, the Arts Management Program at the College of Charleston produces three sessions of IN THE MIX, a formal component of the course Introduction to the Music Industry. Hosted by Grammy-nominated jazz musician and educator Quentin Baxter and formerly hosted by and writer/music industry professional Heather McDonald Grammy-award winning guitarist of Hootie and the Blowfish and Artist in Residence Emeritus Mark Bryan, and now hosted by Baxter, IN THE MIX explores timely and engaging topics impacting the musical landscape on both a local and national level, all while exposing audience members to industry insiders with real world experience and insight. IN THE MIX is free and open to both students and the public, which often includes local musicians and industry professionals. Through the years, special guests have included leading professionals in the music business from Nashville, New York City, and Los Angeles covering topics from songwriting, touring, digital streaming, and licensing to music publishing. (A full listing of all guests and topics can be found in our Archive.)

Stay tuned for information about the 2019-2020 series!


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Visit the 1770 Records website and Facebook page for release information and other label events.