The Utah Music Association (UMA) had its Holiday Gala on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Club Infinity. Three bands, starting with Mideau, a local band from Provo, followed by the Moth and the Flame, which is making it big here in Salt Lake and the event, was topped off with Atlantic records recording artists, the Fictionists.
The event was the second event for the Utah Music Association, which is building a reputation for promoting the music industry in Utah. BEAU (Broadview Entertainment Arts University) contributed four hours of studio time in our state-of-the-art recording studio.
As reported in the City Weekly, the Utah Music Association’s mission is “on a more practical level, the highest priority is ‘community,’ which means that Utah Music Association will be a hub for Utah musicians and industry professionals to collaborate, socialize and network with others of like mind and focus at quarterly events and via an online database at MyUtahMusic.org. UMA is casting a wide net to include producers, engineers, musicians, emerging artists, bands, managers, labels, radio DJs, and venue and studio owners.”
BEAU and our music production and engineering program students as well as our music and entertainment business students will get real value from being part of an organization like the Utah Music Association. The partnership between BEAU and UMA is new, but is valued by both partners.
“The Utah Music Association is thrilled to partner with Broadview Entertainment Arts University,” said Tyler Monks, executive director, Utah Music Association. “We look forward to building a long term relationship in support of aspiring music professionals.”
BEAU always encourages students to work outside the classroom to build relationships, which will lead toward career opportunities. Utah Music Assocaition memberships will be offered to BEAU students at a very reasonable rate, which will enhance their ability to network in the music industry, in addition to connect them with many great events, like this Holiday Gala.