Feature Event: California Music Industry Summit – June 13-15, 2014



California Music Industry Summit, CMIS, coming to Oakland , CA from June 13-15, 2013, is a intensive 3-day artist showcase and 2-day music business convention with panels, workshops, and exhibits. Independent artists from all backgrounds, genres and parts of the country will be given a chance to not only let their music and voices be heard but to take advantage of an amazing opportunity for music education and the chance to learn, network, grow and shine.

CMIS is where creative people connect and cultivate professional relationships that can last a lifetime! Looking for new ways to connect, network and build relationships in the music industry? CMIS is where you most definitely want to be to receive invaluable advice directly from GRAMMY®-Award Winning producers, major/ independent label companies, radio station executives, record label representatives, music supervisors, talent scouts, and more. Past speakers include American Idol finalist LaToya London, GRAMMY®-Award Winning singer-songwriter Betty Wright, GRAMMY®-Award Winning music/audio engineer Phil Tan (Usher, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Timberland, Anthony Hamilton) Leslie Ann Jones (Director of Music Recording & Scoring, Skywalker Ranch) and many more.

Our speakers will provide you with personal one-on-one mentoring, intensive demo plus beats and tracks listening sessions and vocal critiques. Our artist showcases, exhibits, after parties and mixers will entertain you while providing priceless networking opportunities. This conference experience focuses on bridging the gap between artists and entertainment industry leaders. Whether you’re new to a music industry career or a well-seasoned professional CMIS provides an educational and inspiring environment geared towards positive career development.
CMIS— your own personal three-day session in music business education. Visit http://tramaientertainment.com 

TRIBES Magazine Takes Brand Story Global

Popular Independent Publication Celebrates Eight Years in Existence With Move to MagCloud; Continues Mission to Give Voice to Urban Expression
PRLog (Press Release) – May 23, 2012
This summer, TRIBES Magazine, the popular, award-winning, independent entertainment periodical will celebrate eight years in publication with a move to MagCloud – a content web service that will enableTRIBES Magazine to share its brand story worldwide in print and digital formats.
For nearly a decade, TRIBES Magazine has been on a mission to support and showcase urban expression. Born out of necessity one dreary evening in Durham, North Carolina some eight years ago,TRIBES Magazine came to life as citizen artists of the Triangle were calling out for a voice. Already the voice-giver, delivering rags and bullhorns to poets and social activists in the the nation’s capital, TRIBES creator, Leslie Cunningham, once again answered the call. By day from her desk on the tech floor of the marketing world, Cunningham watched a network of artists and musicians, painters, poets and MCs collect around her. Her creative force drew their work and it flew into her lap- poems and rhymes, photographs and songs, cartoons and sketches and collages and dancing and essays and more- until Cunningham was overtaken by the collective power of the independent arts. Pen in hand, bobbing eagerly in a sea of blank storyboards, Cunningham sketched an outline for the first issue and, in June 2004, TRIBES Magazine was born. Read More Now!

TRIBES Magazine New Years Forum

Here at TRIBES Central, we are ever at work preparing for the next issue of the magazine where we will continue to showcase independent artists, arts events of interest to our readers and the social themes that unite these contemporary arts and our society in the new millennium. However, in any given season, the cutting room floor is final receptacle for so many great ideas and timely themes that simply don’t make it to print (or digital publish in the web mag). We have collected some of these topics and, over the course of the next week, we invite you to engage them and share your opinions.

Alana Jones, TRIBES Magazine Editor


Dear TRIBES Friends:


As we reflect on the past 7 years of TRIBES Magazine and its impact online and in the indie community, the journey has been incredible! Thank you for helping make this one of TRIBES Magazine’s best years ever. We had record-breaking hits to our website; we collaborated with new artists, writers & musicians across the globe; and we introduced a variety of new shows to TRIBES TV online and NC public TV. TRIBES Magazine is on track for even bigger things in 2012!

We’re kicking off the new year with a week of daily discussions on TRIBES FACEBOOK (also reposted here on our new BLOG). We invite you to participate in our NEW YEAR’S forum on topics including: Reality TV and the politics of representation; Bringing in the New Year TRIBES’ style; Shout Outs to the Arts Collectives; ACC HOOPS; and discussions of Women in HIP HOP in preparation for the SPRING 2012 issue featuring an interview with female emcee, SHELLY B! Please sound off each day btw Dec 26-Jan 2 and visit our newly redesigned website at http://www.tribesmagazine.com. TRIBES Magazine is always seeking writers, artists, photographers and musicians who are interested in publishing their work. Also seeking journalists to join the team.

Thank you again for your continued support.
Happy Holidays and have a creative New Year!

Alana Jones
TRIBES Magazine Editor

Leslie Cunningham
TRIBES Magazine Creator/ Editor-In-Chief