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Entertainment Tonight Sunset Sessions Feb 2014: Ziggy, Augustana, The Hold Steady, Kodaline

This clip of Entertainment Tonight aired on TV on April 19 2014 from February’s 21st Michele Clark’s Sunset Sessions Convention. It features clips of Ziggy Marley, Augustana, Kodaline, The Hold Steady, and Atlas Road Crew

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Catch Up With More Exciting New Artists at Sunset Sessions

We first brought you the “Artists You Should Know,” coming out of Sunset Sessions and there was even more new music and talent that came out of day two. From Augustana, to The Wind & Wave and Robert Delong, ETOnline caught up with more amazing artists to talk about the event and their exciting new music releases.

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Ben Babylon with KX 93.5 at Sunset Sessions

Ben Babylon sits down with KX93.5 to talk musical influences and perform his new single “Burning Man”.

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Eddie Money Interview on KX 93.5

Jason Feddy interviews Eddie Money … and the entire Money family at Sunset Sessions 2014.

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January Blue Interview with KX 93.5

January Blue sits down for an interview with KX93.5.

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Artists You Should Know at The Sunset Sessions

Whether you make, play, sell, promote or just love music, the Sunset Sessions is your heaven-on-earth and this year ETonline got an all-access pass to all the fun and excitement at this year’s event. The Sunset Sessions is put on by CEO/Founder Michele Clark and features over 500 industry professionals gathered at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort in Carlsbad, California to scope out the next fleet of musicians taking over the music industry.

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Safe Harbor Room at Sunset Sessions

Please join MusiCares during Sunset Sessions to learn more about our services, or visit our Safe Harbor Room open to anyone in recovery or who is interested in recovery attending the conference. Staffed by qualified addiction recovery specialists Safe Harbor Rooms offer 12 step meetings throughout the event.

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Carlsbad- Sunset Sessions Opening Reception

Join us! The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter will host the opening reception of Triple A Sunset Sessions on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 5:30-6:15 p.m. at the Hilton Carlsbad’s Pelican Watch Terrace. Please join us!

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SoCal Beat Episode 39 PROMO Ft. Sunset Sessions

On this week's episode of SoCal Beat, Julie Garcia takes you to a music convention called Sunset Sessions in Carlsbad, California.

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Ziggy Marley Makes Free Reggae Music with ‘Fly Rasta’

Whether you make, play, sell, promote or just love music, the Sunset Sessions is your heaven-on-earth and this year ETonline got an all-access pass to all the fun and excitement at this year’s event. The Sunset Sessions is put on by CEO/Founder Michele Clark and features over 500 industry professionals gathered at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort in Carlsbad, California to scope out the next fleet of musicians taking over the music industry.

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Sunset Sessions: Jonny Kaplan

The L.A. singer/songwriter turned in a private SoundDiego Session at Sunset Sessions in Carlsbad.

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No Waiting For The John Butler Trio

The Australian singer/songwriter and his two bandmates showed up for a SoundDiego Session during Sunset Sessions.

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The Sunset Sessions showcase Bob Schneider and Melissa Etheridge.

Melissa Etheridge rocking SXSW!

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Sunset Sessions: Ben Babylon Band

The four BBB boys were the darlings of the triple-A format music conference, Sunset Sessions, held at the Hilton in Carlsbad.

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Kodaline Are America's New Idols

Millions saw the Irish band Kodaline this week on "American Idol" — take a look at their SoundDiego Session we recorded at Sunset Sessions.

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OneVoice Interviews Dalton Cyr

Dalton Cyr sits down for an interview with OneVoice.

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Mr. EZ

The L.A. singer Eric Zayne brought his band in for a SoundDiego Session at Sunset Sessions.

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Sunset Sessions Behind the Scenes

Sunset Sessions founder Michele Clark pulls back the veil at the Belly Up to give Tim Pyles of FM 94/9 a look at how the music-industry insiders’ conference works.

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OneVoice Interviews Chris Assaad

Chris Assaad sits down for an interview with OneVoice.

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A Tall Glass of Porter

The ladies were up on their feet for Porter Lori as soon as the genre-blurring singer took the Belly Up stage at Sunset Sessions.

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Ziggy Marley & ASCAP Stir It Up at Sunset Sessions

ASCAP was on hand to watch reggae icon Ziggy Marley at his sold-out February 19th show at Solana Beach’s Belly Up. Marley was in San Diego just a few weeks after winning his sixth Grammy for the live album Ziggy Marley in Concert.

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OneVoice Interviews Charlotte Sabina

Charlotte Sabina sits down for an interview with OneVoice.

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Eddie Money Had 2 Tickets for Sunset Sessions.

The classic-rock god Eddie Money came to Sunset Sessions to see his kids’ band, to perform and to deliver the keynote address. FM 94/9′s Tim Pyles caught up with him at the Belly Up,’ conference

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Messersmith Soars at Sunset Sessions.

The self-described "Pied Piper of Wuss Rock," singer/songwriter Jeremy Messersmith, who will be back in San Diego in March, held the Belly Up in his palm at Sunset Sessions.

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Beware of Darkness Light Up Sunset Sessions.

The L.A.-based trio Beware of Darkness brought the rock to the Belly Up and the Sunset Sessions music-industry insiders’ conference

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Holding Steady at Sunset Sessions

Brooklyn indie darlings the Hold Steady talked to FM 94/9′s Tim Pyles backstage at Sunset Sessions at the Belly Up over the weekend.

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Ziggy Marley on San Diego, Sunset Sessions

Ziggy Marley talked to FM 94/9's Tim Pyles about music, family and much more during an interview at Sunset Sessions after his Belly Up show on Friday night.

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Laguna Beach Radio: The Jam Challenge

Radio-novice Jason Feddy is challenged by his more veteran co-workers to seamlessly insert a completely random tangent into an interview … like the making of jam.

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Aurora Lights Up The Night at Sunset Sessions

The New York singer/songwriter Aurora Barnes kicked off the music-industry insiders’ show at the Belly Up on Thursday.

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Indie Radio Promotion with Michele Clark

Michele Clark is the founder, sole owner and operator of the Sunset Sessions, music industry “conventions” that bring together artists with music industry gatekeepers. Michele began her journey as an independent promotions person in 1990 when she created Michele Clark Promotion, a company initially focused on NAC (smooth jazz) radio. Eventually, the company shifted focus to Triple A radio and became the leading independent radio promotion firm in that format.

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Soundtrack: Sunset Sessions Music Convention

Michele Clarke’s Sunset Sessions are always a great resource for discovering emerging talent– some alumni include Jason Mraz, Ryan Adams, Zac Brown Band, Fun., the Black Keys… we could go on for days! The next convention is this weekend, so we thought we’d share a playlist of some of the artists that are showcasing. Take a listen to the spotify playlist below- you may hear one of these songs in a future episode on MTV!

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Sunset Sessions – Belly Up and Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort.

One of the more intriguing events coming up has a 17 year history. The Sunset Sessions boosted the early careers of such notable acts as The Black Keys and Jason Mraz. Industry vet Michele Clark has been curating the event for all those years, and has brought in legacy artists such as Stevie Nicks and Carlos Santana. The purpose of the gathering is for all players in the music business foodchain to rub shoulders. Attending will be record labels, radio station programmers, music supervisors, managers, agents and artists.

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Marc Geiger is a global musical force.

Former UCSD student & Lollapalooza co-founder uses ‘good ears’ and innovative thinking to help shape the live-music industry.

UC San Diego has produced an array of distinguished graduates over the past half-century. International music industry powerhouse Marc Geiger, while extremely distinguished, is not quite one of them. “I’m 12 units shy,” said Geiger, who was enrolled from 1980 to 1984 and is a featured speaker Friday at the 17th annual Michele Clark’s Sunset Sessions music-industry conference in Carlsbad. The conference and its evening concerts at the Belly Up are open to the public, with paid admission required for both.

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Sunset Sessions Music Conference Returns To San Diego

The 17th annual Sunset Sessions is back in Carlsbad staring on Thurs, Feb. 20 through Sat, Feb. 22. This year’s sessions take place in the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort with performances on the main stage at The Legendary Belly Up Tavern in Solano Beach. Artists that will be participating in this year’s event include, Ziggy Marley, John Butler Trio, Augustana, The Hold Steady, Needtobreathe, The Parlotones, Kodaline Jeremy Messersmith, Louise Goffin, The Wind and the Wave, Robert DeLong

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Sunset Sessions Returns to San Diego


Sunset Session, a music-industry insiders convention that has been visiting San Diego for several years, returns next week. The event brings together the people that put the music on the radio or in the commercials or video games ot TV shows or movies. It is an exclusive event that has typicially visited here twice a year — one event is for what they call Triple A or adult alternative, the other is for active or alternative rock — sort of like SxSW but scaled down so artists are actually able to reach the “tastemakers.

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Sunset Sessions set 2014 Carlsbad return

The music industry will experience twin sunsets in Carlsbad in 2014, and San Diego fans may reap double the amount of aural rewards as a result.The fourth annual edition of Michele Clark’s Sunset Sessions Rock will be held next June 5-7 at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, where this year’s Sunset Sessions Rock took place for the first time this June.

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Artist You Should Know: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

For any band poised to be the next big thing in the music industry, picking a name is a serious consideration. But for Detroit-natives Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott, the name of their electro-indie group was a funny after thought. “We were going to call it Counting Crows Part 2,” Josh explains. “And then my friend was like, ‘That is the worst name ever. You might as well call yourselves Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.,’ and then it kind of stuck.”

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Sunset Sessions Rocks the Belly Up

Hundreds of music-industry insiders descended on North County this month to discover the Next Big Thing.

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Weekend Preview: Sunset Sessions, She’s So Unusual Tour And ‘Making Rumours’

Hundreds of music-industry insiders descended on North County this month to discover the Next Big Thing.

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SAMMY HAGAR OFFERS GLIMPSE OF NEW ALBUM

Featuring guest appearances by some of his favorite collaborators, and at least one surprising cover, Sammy Hagar‘s new album is shaping up to be one of the more eagerly anticipated of the fall. The Red Rocker premiered portions of the record during a recent interview. Hagar was on hand in Carlsbad, Calif., as part of Sunset Sessions 2013, where he sat for a Q&A session with host Terrie Carr.

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Sammy Hagar interview and new music preview

Sammy Hagar took part in the recent 2013 Sunset Sessions music industry conference in Carlsbad, CA, where he sat down for an interview and to preview some new music from his forthcoming solo album. Due in September, “Sammy Hagar & Friends” sees the Red Rocker teaming up with his pals in Montrose, Chickenfoot, Journey guitarist Neal Schon, Kid Rock, and more.

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Sunset Sessions Rocks!

The NY-to-LA glam band that toured with Lady Gaga had the industry crowd in the palm of its hand at Sunset Sessions Rock at the Belly Up over the weekend.

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Sunset Sessions Rock! 2013 Recap

Earlier this month I made my 3rd annual excursion to southern California for Sunset Sessions Rock! Sunset Sessions at its core is a music conference. Record labels, management, and individual artists and bands come out to perform for an audience of radio professionals, music supervisors (the people who make movie, tv, video game, and other soundtracks), and other music industry professionals. We spend 4 days talking music, discovering new bands, and building a network within the industry.

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San Diego Music .TV & Cantore + Woods Podcast Presents an Interview with Sammy Hagar

San Diego Music .TV & Cantore + Woods Podcast Present an interview with Sammy Hagar Live at Sunset Sessions at the Hilton Oceanfront Carlsbad!

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Sunset Sessions Rock! Returns to San Diego

THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR 20TH SUNSET SESSIONS EVENT A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!

On Thursday, June 6, 2013 over 500 attendees made their way to the 3rd Annual Sunset Sessions Rock! – at The Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa – Carlsbad, CA. By all accounts, the weekend was exciting, fun, and energizing! Our in-boxes are flooded with gratitude as folks call it their favorite SSR yet! We are all excited to see which of these bands break big time and which connections flourish as a result of this community-building gathering. Stations are adding records, music supervisors are licensing songs, artists are touring with each other…and the connections go on and on… It’s why we do what we do!

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EXECUTIVE PROFILE: SUNSET SESSIONS CEO MICHELE CLARK

BACKGROUND: With 24 years of radio promotion under her belt, Michele Clark has been instrumental in breaking thousands of artists, both major and independent. In doing so, she became frustrated with the typical model for industry conventions and found herself inspired to create Sunset Sessions. Besides recently adding songwriting workshops and the popular social networking Passion Panel, she also co-manages South Africa’s Parlotones.

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Sammy Hagar

While at the sunset sessions music conference in carlsbad, cantore + woods talk to the sunset sessions founder, michelle clark, + the red rocker, Sammy Hagar!!

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Sunset Sessions Rock Concert

Michele Clark, Founder of Sunset Sessions, joins us to discuss the Upcoming Event. A Musician from the event performs.

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Sounds like San Diego: June 7

Heaven’s Basement makes its breakout at Sunset Sessions ROCK 2013

Sunset Sessions ROCK is one of my favorite annual events, but after several years of being hosted in San Diego it was time for it to move to other cities. Fortunately, this year it returns home and will showcase at the Belly Up with tickets open to the public. It’s a super cool event where various labels, managers and independent artists all vie for the attention of music supervisors, program directors and other music industry professionals.

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Weekend Preview: Sunset Sessions, She’s So Unusual Tour And ‘Making Rumours’

The weekend ahead is looking bright for live music fans: one of the original pop princesses has a tour stop in San Diego, an LA-based experimental project will perform at the Casbah, a music industry insiders’ event finally allows the public to join in the fun and a Fleetwod Mac producer-turned-author stops by Warwick’s bookstore in La Jolla to promote his book. Sunset Sessions is a music industry insiders’ event that has propelled some now-household name acts into the spotlight (think Jason Mraz and Fun.) Founded by former independent radio promoter Michele Clark, the three-day convention brings together components of the music industry that are essential to getting fresh talent their big break.

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Sunset Sessions: Stars of tomorrow?

Is a future rock star lurking somewhere among the nearly two dozen groups and solo artists set to perform at the Belly Up between tonight and Saturday? More specifically, will the next Black Keys, Jason Mraz, Ryan Adams or Zac Brown Band take the stage at the Solana Beach nightclub sometime over the next 36 hours? That’s certainly the hope of Michele Clark’s Sunset Sessions, the annual music industry conference that — over the past 16 years — has helped break all of the above acts, along with Jack Johnson, Five for Fighting and Fun.

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MICHELE CLARK: INNOVATION IN MUSIC

Michele Clark has been a music entrepreneur for more than 25 years. She began her career as a radio promoter in 1988. Her own event – “The Sunset Sessions” – is now in it’s 17th year. She has built a career around finding new artists and helping them become superstars. The 20th Sunset Session is this week from June 6 – June 8, and is one of the most innovative events of its kind, Clark said. It’s a music event that brings members of the industry together including radio promoters, managers, record companies and booking agents.

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Sunset Sessions Rock! Returns to San Diego

For 16 years, Michele Clark has been hosting Sunset Sessions. The idea was simple- bring new music and sounds to people who can do something with them…radio program directors, film supervisors, advertising agencies and more all have incredible power to break new music. These industry professionals are flown in to attend daytime panels, listening parties, mixers and keynote speakers, and by night are required to attend music showcases. They actually call roll to make sure that the people who have been brought to hear music are actually present to hear it.

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EXCLUSIVE: Michele Clark & the Rise of New Music at Sunset Sessions

There is a quote that hangs on Michele Clark’s wall that reads: “There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in.” That one simple sentence, which hangs as a daily reminder and reflection for Michele, captures the inspiration and spirit that fills so many entrepreneurs, artists and athletes. In all of us there is a burning passion, something we love and would love to do. The problem is that all too often we do not listen to that voice, we do not follow that passion, mostly because we do not believe in ourselves.

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Sunset Sessions to rock Belly Up

The annual music-industry confab, a key launching pad in the past for Black Keys, Zac Brown Band, Jason Mraz and more, will expand to include three showcase concerts at the Belly Up in June.

Michele Clark’s 16-year-old Sunset Sessions and 3-year-old Sunset Sessions Rock have annually drawn scores of music-industry professionals to talk business, scout out promising new artists and directly interact with such Grammy Award-winning stars as former Tijuana guitarist Carlos Santana, Oceanside troubadour Jason Mraz and Fleetwood Mac mainstay Stevie Nicks.

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What Do Fun, Black Keys & Mraz Have in Common?

When I’m driving home from work listening to the radio I sometimes wonder, How do these radio programmers know what new music is out there? I hear the constant streaming of Top 40 hits, but where are the underground singer-songwriters? Where can radio and music lovers find the new IT group or artist that is going to blow up? Well I found the answer and I have three words for you… the Sunset Sessions.

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SAN FRANCISCO – MICHELE CLARK’S SUNSET SESSIONS

Michele Clark’s Sunset Sessions are music industry events bring together radio station programmers from across the country, music supervisors from film, TV, ads, games & sports, record companies, managers, publishers, press and booking agents together with the freshest new talent and some legendary favorites. Sunset Sessions has been instrumental in launching the careers of Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, The Black Keys…

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STEVIE NICKS, SANTANA RING IN SUNSET SESSIONS 2012 IN LAS VEGAS

For nearly 15 years, Sunset Sessions has stayed true to its mission: to bridge the gap between artists, radio programmers, managers and other important industry professionals. Indeed, as music conferences go, the tightly curated event, which is taking place at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas from Nov. 8 to 10, can tout some impressive accomplishments of its own, like launching the careers of San Diego-based singer-songwriter Jason Mraz along with such Grammy winners as the Zac Brown Band and the Black Keys.

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Sunset Sessions with NBC SoundDiego

Michelle Clark’s Sunset Sessions brings radio executives together for 3 days to hear new music and meet the artists. Music Hall of Fame artist Jimmy Cliff performed. NBC SoundDiego was there.

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