Republic Records Teams Up To Help '#firstfans'
February 28, 2013 at 11:51 AM (PT)
REPUBLIC RECORDS has joined forces with A PLACE CALLED HOME (APCH), a safe haven in SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES which provides education and support, to launch "#firstfans" - a new program developed to further REPUBLIC's commitment to support and mentor the aspiring artists of APCH year round.
In conjunction with APCH's music department, this year-long initiative will kick off at the center on March 5TH 2013 guided by EVP CHARLIE WALK and featuring a one-hour A&R session with host JULIE PILAT of CLEAR CHANNEL. There, the attendees will learn about the inner-workings of the music industry. Walk will spearhead the debut of this crucial program with an in-depth and engaging seminar on A&R.
More "#firstfans" sessions will be announced very soon and in the future, REPUBLIC RECORDS artists will visit APCH to provide mentoring, and students will also participate in field trips to the label's SANTA MONICA office throughout the year.
In addition, AKON, JAY SEAN, DJ HAVANA BROWN, DEV, KATY TIZ, YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE and more will join other prominent industry figures at the 7th annual "STARS AND STRIKES" CELEBRITY BOWLING AND POKER TOURNAMENT to benefit APCH on Wednesday March 6th at the PINZ Bowling & Entertainment Center in STUDIO CITY, CA. Other personalities scheduled to appear include PETE WENTZ, T MILLS, THE WANTED, and more.
Tickets are available for the benefit now at www.starsandstrikesforapch.org.