MMMMAVEN IN THE BOSTON GLOBE
As the date gets closer for our crowd-sourcing campaign to close (Sunday, July 15th), support is continuing to escalate. That’s how these things go, as we have been told.
For one, this Sunday we saw the Boston Globe do a full feature on the Project, complete with a rather large picture of staffers Alex Maniatis, Cori Hernandez and David Day. The piece, titled “Mmmmaven Project seeks to boost Boston’s DJ scene” perfectly framed our efforts. You can find a link to the free edition here. It was a super-exciting development, as the circulation for the Sunday Boston Globe is 365,512 throughout New England.
Some highlights from reporter Luke O’Neil
There’s not enough young people making music … “I’ve always wanted to learn how to DJ since I was 15,” she says. That’s a common refrain among people her age. … Additional seminars on specialized topics, or mastering specific software, will be added, with guest lectures from established producers and DJ talent in Boston in genres such as house and hip-hop. … Like a student learning to play guitar might have to run through scales, they will go over the scales of DJ culture, pitch correction, beat-matching, rewinds, and so on. … And once they graduate? Ideally, says Day, it will mean more DJs making more music at more clubs, all of which will add up to a more exciting city culture.
It’s just the latest in a series of pretty astounding press about the project. From the Chronicle television show to BostInno to, now, The Globe, there is a surprising amount of interest in the school. And the excitement keeps building. …