July 2, 2012 |
The Hollywood stalwart Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music has expanded again with the purchase of two buildings on Highland Avenue. The music school paid $6.2 million for two buildings totaling 18,662 square feet, real estate broker Kathleen Silver said. The property includes an office building at 1518 Highland Ave., a retail building next door at 1522 Highland Ave., a billboard and a parking lot. Musicians Institute already occupies the two-story office building, which it has been leasing.
June 7, 1990 |
They come to Hollywood from around the world, struggling and working part-time jobs while waiting for that big moment when fame and fortune is within their grasp. All the while they practice and study the reigning stars. And, of course, they take classes so they can learn the right technique and maybe meet a few important people who can show them the way. Actors? Nope, not in this case.
March 25, 2010
Jazz Bakery's Movable Feast Where: Musicians Institute, 1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood When: 8 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday Price: $25 general; $15 students (21 and younger with ID) Info: www.jazzbakery.com
October 25, 2008
Re "USC Acts by Popular Demand," by Randy Lewis, Oct. 22: Musicians Institute in Hollywood has been offering accredited bachelor's degrees in popular music performance since 1995. MI's bachelor of music in performance (contemporary styles) includes majors in guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and voice. The article raised questions about the potential for coexistence between popular music and higher education. We feel that these concerns were answered long ago by the countless MI students who have gone on to careers in every facet of contemporary music, including members of bands like Weezer, Nine Inch Nails and Red Hot Chili Peppers, artists like Keb' Mo' and Jeff Buckley, and musicians working with artists from Pink and Mariah Carey to Dwight Yoakam and John Doe. The marriage between pop music and higher education has proved to be happy and long-lasting, and we welcome USC to the field.
February 28, 2013
The saxophonist Chris Potter has played with Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, John Scofield, Steely Dan and the Mingus Big Band, among many others. But his hard-funk sound cuts through whatever setting he plays in, and his own combo sports a nimble cast of sidemen to articulate his forceful runs. Musicians Institute Concert Center, 1655 N. McCadden Place. 8 p.m. Thu. $25. Jazzbakery.org .
January 5, 2009 |
Once upon a time, A&R were the sexiest letters in the music industry's alphabet. Executives in the artists-and-repertoire division of every major record label were charged with discovering and nurturing new acts, setting them on the path toward gold and platinum albums and Grammy Awards. These high-powered talent brokers would spend their nights scouring nightclubs and street corners after days combing through stacks of homemade recordings in their quests for pop music's next big thing.