The Future of the Creative Economy and Your Place in it


Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

150 Mass Ave, Media Center
Join us for a conversation on the future of the creative economy between Prince Charles Alexander and John Whynot, Grammy Award-winning engineers and MP&Efaculty; David Hughes, Chief Technical Officer of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); Ruth Vitale, Executive Director of CreativeFuture; and Brett Williams, CreativeFuture’s Youth Outreach Director.
 
Co-sponsored by the Music Business Club
 
Prince Charles Alexander is a professor of Music Production and Engineering at Berklee. He is a sought after recording and mixing engineer, whose clients include Mary J. Blige, Destiny's Child, P. Diddy, the Notorious B.I.G., Usher, Sting, Aretha Franklin, and others. Alexander has garnered more than 40 Platinum and Gold certifications from the RIAA and has three Grammies and seven Grammy nominations from NARAS.
 
Producer, mixer, engineer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter John Whynot's multi-decade journey in music has taken him to the pinnacle of achievement in both professional recognition (Grammies, Junos) and record sales (multi-platinum). His career highlights include programming and mixing the score to The Last of the Mohicans, which won an Oscar for sound and his work with Lucinda Williams on the Hank Williams tribute Timeless, which garnered him a Grammy Award.
 
David Hughes joined the RIAA in 2006, where he is currently the Chief Technology Officer. David represents the recording industry’s technology interests and coordinates technology efforts. He sits on the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board and is the inventor of a number of U.S. and international patents.
 
Ruth Vitale has over 30 years of experience producing, distributing, and marketing independent films. As founder and co-president of Paramount Classics, Ruth acquired and distributed a diverse slate of films ranging from Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides to Craig Brewer’s Hustle & Flow. More recently, Ruth launched CreativeFuture, an advocacy organization for all creative individuals.
 
Brett Williams comes to CreativeFuture after almost a decade of experience in independent film production in New York.