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BROOKLYN- more than just a cherished outer-borough of New York City and home for many, has come to represent a mecca of rich culture for progress, diversity, independent thinkers, and creativity, especially for those who are involved in the independent music scene. On Wednesday April 20th from 7-10 pm, Brooklyn based organization "Work It Brooklyn" (WIB), a progressive event-based networking organization formed to connect inspired creatives working independently within the creative fields is teaming up with "Women in Music" (WIM), a not for profit organization with a mission to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the music business, for the next Work it Brooklyn "Industry Focus Event." The Industry Focus event will start with an opportunity for guests to mix and mingle over casual rounds of speednetworking, followed by an intimate industry panel discussion with some of the best experts in the DIY music field: Liz Leahy, Co-Founder and CEO of Section 101;Jeff Price, Founder and CEO of Tunecore; Neeta Ragoowansi, Director of Artist-Label Relations of SoundExchange; Michael Corcoran, President of MusicSUBMIT; Ben Markowitz, Product Experience Manager of Fanbridge; and Jayce Varden, Co-founder and Director of Pledgemusic. Panel moderator and Entertainment Attorney Shamita Carriman Esq. of Carriman Law Group and Women In Music will encourage the panelists to speak freely, openly, and candidly on strategies for success for DIY musicians. The event will also feature an invited list of local "VIP's" in the DIY music field outside of the panelists who will be ready to directly network with guests during the mingling time slots of the event. “ Having these great industry panelists at an event in the heart of the national independent music scene is amazing-- we're going to have a blast” notes Work It Brooklyn Co-Founder Aja Marsh. Women In Music President Evange Livanos is equally excited about the event and notes: “Its an honor having WIM be a part of this panel bringing all of these industry professionals to our members and the public.” Date: Wednesday April 20th Cost: [email protected] the door, space provided. Free for Women In Music Members. Schedule: 7pm doors| 7:15 pm speednetworking | 7:45 pm Panel discussion | 8:45 pm - 10pm mingling. Venue: Coco 66, 66 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11222 Subway & Directions: G train to Greenpoint Avenue Stop, transfer available from the L train Metropolitan Avenue Stop