The 3300 + Climbing crew has been hard at work developing the career of our second artist, Stephanie Berlanga. But with the month of January coming to a close, we thought we’d check in with our first artist, January May (see what I did there? Ok ok…). We have been closely following what has been happening with KG, Matt, and Adam, and the successes they have had since becoming 3300 alumni.
Since coming to the end of working with 3300, January May have been hard at work continuing to create buzz for themselves. In February of last year, the band was a winner of Belk department stores, Southern Musician Showcase. As part of the deal with Belk, the band played showcases all over the country and even went on a full summer tour; all sponsored by the North Carolina based department store.
Along with touring through the summer, January May have played festivals such as, Red River Revel in Shreveport, Louisiana. They even had their first live television performance on Fox 2 St. Louis, in late December of last year. During this appearance, the band interviewed with the morning crew and performed their single “Geraldine,” which they had previously made available for free to fans.
Recently, January May teamed up with socially conscious filmmakers, Project Thirty Six. January May’s new single, “Ropes” was written for, and will be featured in the company’s latest short film called “Special Flavor,” released on February 5th.
Currently, January May is touring in and around their home state of Texas. Along with touring, the band has been teasing fans with photos and posts from the studio, hinting at a new album (fingers crossed). The band will also be making their return to Orlando the weekend of April 30th, to play at Moonstone Music Festival.
As you can see, January May has been hard at work continuing to build upon the work of 3300 + Climbing, and there is no shortage of talent among KG, Matt, and Adam. We’re glad to see January May doing such great things, and we cannot wait to see what they have next for the music industry.
Written by Holly Walny
A handful of us from 3300+Climbing and an even larger crowd of Full Sail students, faculty, and staff congregated at the Double Tree Hotel in downtown Orlando to connect with other aspiring music industry professionals as well as established professionals not too long ago on Saturday November 21st, 2015. The event, officially known as the Fifth Annual Network Music Conference and Entertainment Convention, began at 11am with the panel Super Women –Heroines of the Entertainment Industry and ended with a very entertaining talent showcase towards the end of the evening. And in between all the networking and vendors such as Smothers Law Firm, Plush Studios, 1st Institute, TM Graphics, and ADV, entertainment business panels were being conducted by various industry professionals, Full Sail instructors, and notable alumni.
And they were quite informative! One of the best feelings in the world is learning something that immediately clicks with you and your work. Somewhat like a missing puzzle piece that makes the whole picture look pretty awesome.
Naturally, when Revolt’s CEO Keith Clinkscales showed up at The Network Music Conference, the entire room was packed out and for good reason, too. His knowledge, his experience, and his personal brand are all valuable examples to refer to when defining success in the entertainment industry.
And of course, we can’t forget Denny Soloist. The winner of 3300+Climbing’s most recent talent showcase in October came to the conference looking quite cool and ready to perform at The Network Music Conference. Many of the artists, all extremely talented, performed upbeat and fun songs to bounce around to but Denny, cast under romantic lighting, changed the mood. His performance, equipped with an acoustic guitarist playing by his side, was definitely impressive and we at 3300+Climbing wish him the best of luck with his future music.
All in all, The Network Music Conference was a success. 3300+Climbing definitely learned a few awesome things to take back to our home turf at Full Sail University. We will definitely apply our new found knowledge to our current artist development project with musician Stephanie Berlanga.
By Claire Contevita
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This is a blog following the students' work at 3300+ Climbing.