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Stuart is on a Panel w/ Aaron Axelsen & Stefan Aronsen Talking About Tastmakers!

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Balanced Breakfast curates music industry meetups for professionals in San Francisco plus 20+ cities including Los Angeles, Nashville, Denver, Austin, Portland, Seattle, and more. In San Francisco, BB meets for breakfast every first Thursday at Virgin Hotel in SOMA. Attendees talk about actions that can be employed to help the Bay Area music scene become a place where musicians & industry professionals can make money doing what they love (Music).

“Balanced Breakfast started as coffee with industry professionals but has grown to include a yearly music summit. It has been a great way for attendees to learn about the industry, but even more important is the role it has played in introducing people to their new best friends.” – Stefan Aronsen BB Co-Founder

BB started at a cafe in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco in 2013. The in-person meetings were very popular and the group grew quickly, expanding to Oakland and San Jose in 2014. What became instantly clear was that there is a major hunger in the music industry for the opportunity to connect with other professionals in real life. The summit is a response to this and has been designed to be a resource to help increase each attendee’s ability to meet other professionals and thus foster a healthy local music community. BB creates a way for you to connect with industry professionals more intimately than any social media platform.

The BB Music Summit on February 22nd features three panels each hour, attendees can choose between tracks for musicians, business, and general. The climax of the day will be the summit’s keynote panel, featuring Stuart Schuffman (Broke-Ass Stuart), Aaron Axelsen (Alt105.3), and Stefan Aronsen (Balanced Breakfast). They will be discussing the importance of tastemakers in helping people filter entertainment options. Perhaps you haven’t considered what role bloggers, authors, DJs, and teachers play in your discovery process. In the Bay Area, we have countless places to eat, social opportunities every night, an endless supply of local music via clubs, radio, and the internet. Thus the increased responsibility for people in positions of influence to help guide the needle. Each of the panelists has chosen their own unique platform to help guide their audience. You can hear Aaron every Sunday on Soundcheck, Stuart has his blog, books and releases his voter’s guide, and Stefan has events like breakfast, Music Summit, and the yearly BB FEST.

Speakers include: Stuart SchuffmanAaron AxelsenStefan Aronsen • Alison Lucille Griggs • Mark A. Pearson • Reed Fox • Josh Windmiller • Aliza Hava • Suzanne Yada • Cortney Matz • Jason Hunter • Cory Zechmann • KC Turner • Krystal Beasley • Peter B. Jacobsen • Samantha Margret • David Andrew Rabkin • Ron Joshi • Bryce Dow-Williamson • Devon Dossett • Jeremie Habib Anne Cook • Jamie Nagode • Jeff Straw • Julie Vree • Paige K. Parsons • Marshall Lamm • Ben Bernstein • Scott McDowell • Jordan Feinstein • Eki Shola • Michael Romanowski • Seth Lael • Arya Zarrinkelk • Gabriella Musacchia • Jamie Freedman • Tony Brooke • Stephanie Elkin • Mandy Brooks • Bryan Patrick Garza • Victoria Boyington • Shelby Lanterman • Mesmi Chu • Alvie Alex Adams • Ken Newman • Ben Van Houten • Vivek Sridharan • Barbara Wahli • Elijah Collins • Bt Gibbs • Boris Petrov • Bob Duskis • Pete Kronowitt • Isabelle Garson • Dakin Hardwick • Kalib DuArte • Edmond Claire • Carmen Caruso • Tim Leehane • DJ Lamont • Vernon “Tello” McKinnis Jr • Casey Shafer • Pam Benjamin • Loic Maestracci • Michael Jonas

Live music from: Andrew LevinThe Minnesota ChildShaynie RhoadsFELLOW VESSELIan AcredoloCortney Matz

Join the summit on February 21st and 22nd at PianoFight in San Francisco. For more information please visit Balanced Breakfast’s FACEBOOK EVENT and if you’re into it you can buy tickets on EVENTBRITE.

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Stefan Aronsen

Stefan Aronsen

I do not sing, play the drums, clarinet, guitar, piano or harmonic ... but I have tried! My passion for music began when I was still a pre-teen begging my parents for my first drum set. After a year’s worth of lessons, it was clear that I wasn’t very good at drums. So I moved on, joined the school band, and tried my hand at the clarinet. Again after a year’s worth of lessons and hard work I was without much skill. This continued through elementary school and into college with voice lessons, guitar lessons and finally piano. It turns out that while I could recognize good music; I lacked the talent to make it.

Now I'm broke, beautiful and writing about music for Stuart...

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