The FAZE Lecture Series brings together experts in the fields of style, photography, design, film, music, and entrepreneurship to find out how and why they do what they do. By uncovering the how and why, we discover where passion lives. We hope our conversations lead audience members to question why they are doing what they are doing and leave our discussion re-committed and re-invested in their work. We want our audience to walk away thinking: how can I leverage the information in this discussion panel to do what I love in my own way? How do I take this passion of mine and make a living from it? In our intimately curated setting, our panelists discuss their background, achievements and challenges, advice they would give their young selves now, and their plans for the future to an audience of aspiring creators in their respective fields.
The focus of this month's discussion panel will be the music industry. Below is a list of the featured panelists along with their bios:
Bay Area native from Oakland CA, Lamont Harper is the Marketing Director of Noise Pop Presents; the concert production and event curation leg of Noise Pop Industries. Lamont was brought on to lead event sales, brand marketing & strategy, and manage all digital & social properties in December 2015. Since joining the team, he has also nestled into the role of content creator and handles most in-house design needs, including many of the digital & creative assets for Noise Pop's marketing campaigns and merchandise. Lamont also interned as a PR & Marketing assistant for Audible Treats and grew into the role as Marketing Coordinator & Graphic Designer for Fool's Gold Records, founded by DJ A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs.
CJ Huff is Events and Activations Coordinator for the iHeartMedia SF Cluster, involved in WiLD949 programming, and also a mixshow coordinator. He has worked for iHeartRadio for 12 years. The Know Your Rights Camp, founded and funded by Colin Kaepernick, is one of many special projects CJ has worked on.wild949.com
Diego Herrera is a Curator/Programmer for Reggae & Caribbean content at Pandora Media. His position entails the curation and quality control of content in those genres, as well as other similar work in African and Brazilian genres. He also programs Pandora's genre and artist stations and maintain relationships with industry partners. He has been in the music industry in one form or another for a long time now, but has been a promoter and DJ since 2000. Between 2003-2007 he had a radio show on KFJC called Turn It Up, which showcased Hip Hop and Reggae primarily, but also explored Jazz, Latin, and other music. He is also a member of Sazon Libre, which is a DJ collective that showcases the musical richness of the Afro-Latin-Carribean musical spectrum and where it intersects with electronic and remixed DJ culture.
The seating for our FAZE Lecture Series is very limited so please RSVP as soon as possible. Come equipped with an appetite and thirst for knowledge. We look forward to seeing you there!