Event Alert: The Music Building Opens Up for Social Media Week Tonight, Thurs. 2/16, 7:00 PM

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In honor of Social Media Week, NYC’s famed Music Building is inviting artists and audio professionals alike to join them at a free open house (registration required) tonight, Thursday, February 16th, 7:00 PM.

Take the opportunity to step inside an NYC cornerstone tonight.

Here’s the schedule:

7-8 PM – Discover the 33-year history of the Music Building via guided tours.

8-9 PM – Discussion on music and art networks, community management, and “social real estate,” led by Roget Lerner, CEO of the Music Building, and Ruhi Shamin of the Music Building.

9-10 PM – Mingling and live performance by Music Building bands.

More about the Music Building and the evening, straight from the source:

“Discover The Music Building, a 12-story rehearsal facility established in 1979 in Times Square, and its ventures into the world of transmedia, social real-estate and live music experiences.  The Music Building is a Manhattan cultural staple, as past tenants include Madonna, Billy Idol, Metallica, Interpol and The Strokes, and current tenants are creating the NYC local scene of today.

The building owners have launched community management and social networking initiatives to organize tenants, subtenants, and past tenants into a proactive music community.  By organizing its constituents, the building has established partnerships which provide exposure, services, and added value to all the artists and media entrepreneurs who share the physical space

As part of Social Media Week, The Music Building is hosting tours of the building, a gallery showcasing its latest work, live performances and a party at a local secret spot.

Register here: http://www.smwmusicbuilding.eventbrite.com