Music & Design

Musicians and audiences have always been interested in imagery connected to music. In the 1960s and 1970s, album cover art became an instrumental part of music culture with some album covers becoming highly collectible, from bands like Pink Floyd, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

Join us in a discussion with the creative directors of major record labels Warner Bros., Interscope, Capitol, and Hollywood Records/Disney Music Group to examine these defining components of culture, music and design. Combined, these people oversee photography and design for some of the biggest musical artists in the field. We’ll examine how artists work with labels to define their brand, the role designers play in transforming sound into treasured tangibles and see what the future may hold.

6:30pm – Mix & Mingle
7:00pm – Presentation
8:15pm – Q&A

Ticket Pricing

Regular Pre-registration
$30 Supporter Members and above
$40 Contributor Members
$45 Non-Members

At the Door
$50 Members & Non-Members
Note: No tickets will be sold at the door if the event sells out.

Lawrence Azerrad is an award winning graphic designer and founder of LADdesign — creating visual identity systems for clients such as The Clinton Foundation, UCLA, Red Bull Sound Select, Oliver Peoples Eyewear, The Silversun Pickups, Stand Up 2 Cancer, and a 16-year, 7 album relationship with the band, Wilco. Formerly at Warner Bros Records, he worked with artists such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers. He is currently on the AIGA Los Angeles board, has taught at Art Center College of Design, and is the author of the design history of the supersonic luxury airliner, Concorde at
Twitter: @LADdesign

Dave Snow, Hollywood Records/Disney Music Group
Nicole Frantz & Paul Moore, Capitol Records
Steph Hsu, Interscope/Universal Music Group
Jeri Heiden, Smog Design (and former creative director for A&M)

Supporter Members and above receive a complimentary drink ticket on arrival. After the panel discussion, join your fellow music lovers for drinks and a live set by Desi Valentine at our after party across the street at The Edison.

Parking & Transportation
Lotted and garage parking is available twenty-four hours at 233 S. Main Street. Limited street parking is also available after 6pm. For public transportation visit for schedules.

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Requests for cancellation refunds may be granted only up to 24 hours before the event starts.

Event artwork courtesy of Clever Creative

When & Where
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Downtown Independent
251 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012