Everyone loves music and everyone loves the internet; and the two do seem to go hand in hand: Spotify, Apple Music, and so on. That’s why we can guarantee that an event combining Rocket Fiber and the Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME) will rock. Tomorrow night (April 21) at DIME (1265 Griswold St.), join Rocket Fiber and JOYA as they discuss how independent artists can launch their careers via the internet.
The event is called Hi-Fi: Music in the Tech Age and you can purchase tickets here. The program begins at 6 p.m. and will go until 8 p.m. It is free and guaranteed to be easy going, conversational, and inspirational.
Joya, a recording artist who was born in Detroit, will discuss music and technology topics including streaming services and how that affects royalties, ways to distribute music online, building a brand as an independent artist, and services that help artists improve their reach and interactions with listeners. Following the event, Joya will perform.
Joya was born in Detroit, Michigan and gained prominence in 1994 as a soul singer. She writes her own material—ranging from R&B to hip hop—and has had several singles chart. Her career includes releasing two albums and an EP titled Jewel in 2012. Since 2001, she has been an independent artist and very successfully worked with Mary J. Blige and Grammy award-winning producer Andy “Fanatic” Heard, whose work includes Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, and the Notorious B.I.G.
Rocket Fiber is a Detroit-based internet service provider bringing the fastest internet in the world to Detroit. The company’s offices at 1505 Woodward Ave. opened in 2015 and its service is quickly expanding from downtown into Midtown.