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MusiCares Announces $2 Million ‘Final Round’ of COVID-19 Relief Funding

By Jem Aswad Courtesy of the Recording Academy MusiCares, which has distributed more than $25 million in Covid-19 relief to members of the music community, announced Monday that it is distributing a “final round” of such funding. The effort continues the support for music professionals, concluding upon distribution of the $2 million raised during its Music…
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INTRODUCING OUR JUNE 2021 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH David W. Ranger Adams

R.O.C.U. Staff Ranger’s Sound & Lighting Co. • Touring worldwide with multiple artists while occupying diversified positions from Backline Technician to Production Manager. These tours have been on a local, regional, national, and international level. • Designing, rigging and operating a variety of production systems (including theatre, concert, festival, pageant, video and television). Supervising local…
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Roadies Of Color United To Launch Pollstar’s Production Live!

 By: Pollstar Staff Pollstar today announced that Roadies Of Color United International will launch a day of production-centric programming for Pollstar’s Production Live! 2021, set for June 15 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Production Live! kicks off three days that will be the epicenter for the return of the post-pandemic live entertainment industry, including the 32nd…
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Women in International Touring

Presented by Theatre Art Life and Roadies Of Color United About The Webinar Join Ashley Lomax, Salinda Walker, Tasha McGahee-Shangvi, and Tina Farris in this TheatreArtLife webinar to see what it is like to be a female in the international touring scene. ABOUT ASHLEY LOMAXAshley Lomax is a Maryland native, with over 16 years in…
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Bruce Reiter, Sound Engineer and Production Manager (R. O. C. U.)

By Liam Klenk Bruce Reiter is a sound engineer who also works as a tour manager and production manager. For the last eleven years he has worked for the Heavy Metal band Five Finger Death Punch. Bruce shares his experiences in an industry he loves with us. He speaks about staying healthy on tour. About the…
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Q&A Session: Production Management for Concerts and Festivals

Theatre Art Life and Roadies Of Color United Due to popular demand, TheatreArtLife is hosted a live Q&A session for one of our most attended webinars. If you missed out on this exciting opportunity to hear answers to questions that were presented in the last forum. We brought back our original panelists, this webinar is…
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INTRODUCING OUR APRIL 2021 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH William Chainey Harpe

R.O.C.U. Staff Audio Engineer / Production Manager I started mixing audio in my Church. During my teen years Cleveland, Ohio was a mecca for live entertainment of all genres. I was able to secure work with local and national audio companies in the area. Soon I was mixing venues, night clubs and festivals all over…
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Daychia Sledge, Audio Engineer, R.O.C.U. (Part 3)

By Liam Klenk Daychia Sledge is a successful audio engineer. She has experience as a recording engineer in the studio, as a live sound engineer, and as a sound engineer for television. As part of an interview series with members of Roadies Of Color United (R. O. C. U.), this story in three parts focuses on Daychia.…
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Daychia Sledge, Audio Engineer, R. O. C. U. (Part 2)

By Liam Klenk Daychia Sledge is a successful audio engineer. She has experience as a recording engineer in the studio, as a live sound engineer, and as a sound engineer for television. As part of an interview series with members of Roadies Of Color United (R. O. C. U.), this story in three parts focuses on Daychia.…
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Daychia Sledge, Audio Engineer, R. O. C. U. (Part 1)

Written by Liam Klenk on March 19, 2021. Posted in Music & Sound, On the Move, One & Done, Technical Daychia Sledge is a successful audio engineer. She has experience as a recording engineer in the studio, as a live sound engineer, and as a sound engineer for television. As part of an interview series with members of Roadies Of Color United (R.…
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