This is for my MeatLovers. Hmm @Meatopia / @Froactiv SMH you're missing out.
Imagine the scene: it’s dusk, and the sun is setting over the Manhattan skyline. To the right is the Brooklyn Bridge; to the left is the Statue of Liberty. There are 45 different chefs cooking everything from whole hogs (April Bloomfield, Sean Brock, and Shane McBride) to whole lambs and goats (Floyd Cardoz, Aaron Sanchez, and Seamus Mullen) to 40 other chefs cooking everything from BBQ pastrami burnt ends (RUB) to ossabaw charcuterie to Argentine grilled veal ribs to the greatest pork gyro in history. Best of all, we are going to do what has never been done here, ever, when celebrity butcher Pat LaFrieda will cook and carve a WHOLE 800-POUND STEER.
That’s what Amstel Light Meatopia, sponsored by Whole Foods is going to be. It’s the “Woodstock of edible animals,” the most .ambitious culinary event that has ever been held in New York. A typical event like the Big Apple BBQ Block Party has 14 chefs to feed 15000 people; this has 45+ chefs, from all over, including such meat-Meccas as Animal in LA, Beast in Portland, and Husk in South Carolina. There will be drama, courtesy of the national finals of the Whole Foods Butchering Contest; amazing cooking demos from Michael White (porchetta), Michael Psilakis (Greek lamb), and Mike Price (ground veal “hoagies.”) Music, via four different acoustic groups; a slight of hand magician, a fire-eater, poets and artists from The Deadpan Collective, and even a few special surprises. It’s going to be an incredible event, featuring some of our greatest butchers, some of the greatest chefs in the country, and some of the very best meat known to man, all in an unforgettable setting.
Visit http://meatopia.org to learn more about the event, and to buy tickets. If you are getting this email, you are somebody we like, and can, for the next 48 hours, get a 15% discount. Use Discount Code BRG
GAWKER MEDIA is looking for Interns (Just the Messenger)
Gawker Media is looking for some Editorial Marketing interns. Here’s what you need to know:
This is a three month internship under the Editorial Marketing Team at Gawker Media, so the ideal candidate is someone who’s interested in learning about online media, online marketing, or both. During your internship, you will work directly under the guidance and supervision of the Editorial Marketing Team. Potential candidates should be within the Greater New York City area and able to start by July 1st or earlier
What you’ll be responsible for:
Assisting with quality control of social media properties
Assisting with general story promotion for all Gawker Media properties on the most prominent social networks and by email
Assisting with collecting analytics data
What you’ll learn from our Editorial Marketing Team:
How the world of online media publishing works
What makes a story popular online
How to control the quality of social media properties
How to promote stories on the most prominent social networks and by email
How to analyze analytics and collect online data
How to track the popularity of stories online
How and why to market content differently to various online demographics
How to use social media effectively as a publisher
Requirements: (please DO NOT apply if you can not meet these basic requirements)
Available to work full days on Tuesday and Thursday
Live within the Greater New York City area
A working computer with a stable internet connection (this work can not be done from your smartphone)
If you’re interested in the internship, send an email to marketinginterns AT gawker DOT com with the subject “Editorial Marketing Internship”. Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you’re perfect for the job, and paste your resume at the bottom of the email. No attachments! Seriously, we mean it.
The current three-year contract between Village Voice Media and UAW Local 2110, representing the workers of The Village Voice, expires midnight June 30. The membership has unanimously passed a strike authorization vote.
Apple is trying to hate on jailbreaks. #booonyoutweet
When Apple releases iOS 5 in the fall, users who like to jailbreak their devices might find the process more complex than usual.
While perusing the code for iOS 5 beta 2, the members of the iPhone Dev Team discovered Apple is putting measures into place to make it more difficult for iOS 5 users to rollback to earlier versions of iOS.
It isn’t uncommon for more advanced users to want to try out the latest non-jailbroken software and then revert back to an earlier version so that they can take advantage of their jailbroken features. The current workaround is for users to backup their SHSH blobs before upgrading the software. This ensures that an older version of the OS and firmware can be restored at a later time.
With iOS 5, Apple is changing the way that the blobs are created. The blobs will be regenerated every time a device is rebooted, meaning that simply having an old version of the key around won’t allow users to install an older version of the software.
While this doesn’t prevent groups like the iPhone Dev Team from finding exploits and providing tools so that users can jailbreak their devices, it might make keeping a device in a jailbroken state more difficult.
With iOS 5, Apple will also be looking at doing over-the-air OS upgrades, meaning that the software can update itself without needing to connect with iTunes. In theory, this means that Apple could push out small updates to patch exploits, preventing a user who has agreed to install said update from jailbreaking their device.
On its blog, the Dev Team doesn’t sound overly concerned about what this means for jailbreaking in general but does note that Apple has “stepped up their game” when it comes to locking down the OS. We’re sure the cat-and-mouse game will continue.
Boutique Beverly Hills Entertainment Law Firm seeks experienced secretary for two very busy music attorneys. Law firm experience required. Must possess exceptional telephone and computer skills including, MS Word, Adobe Acrobat & Outlook. IManage knowledge a plus. High energy, excellent spelling, grammar and communication skills are required. Must be very organized and able to multi-task. Knowledge of music business a plus.
Send resumes to email@example.com with salary requirements.
JOBS // NYC - Interactive Marketing Manager (THE ORCHARD)
Interactive Marketing Manager
We’re looking for a savvy, well-connected music marketer to promote The Orchard’s distributed artists in the digital space. The ideal candidate’s specialty lies in creating and executing marketing campaigns that build audiences, engage pre-existing fans, and drive sales for new releases.
Our focus is on increasing value for fans and generating broad awareness for our artists through social media consultation and optimization, editorial features and brand partnerships, promotions on major portals such as AOL, Yahoo, VEVO, etc., Direct-to-Fan marketing and sales campaigns, and any online promotions that increase exposure and generate valuable fan interaction.
We use and evaluate emerging tools and technology to enhance our campaigns, relying on the Interactive Marketing Manager to assist in determining what partners to use and how to fit them into our plans. Throughout each campaign, the Interactive Marketing Manager will be expected to track a wealth of data points to understand how your promotions affect the artist’s overall online presence. And at each campaign’s close, you will analyze the success of specific promotions and overall strategy, with a mind toward improving your future approach, and informing the Marketing Department’s general understanding of the fast-moving, ever-changing world in which fans interact with music on the web.
Qualifications o 2-3 years experience in online marketing for music o Excellent oral and written communication skills o Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the business o Must be well organized and able to support many projects at once with tight deadlines o Ability to invent and execute innovative ideas o In-depth understanding of social media, and ability to harness platforms successfully o Awareness of and experience with 3rd party online marketing and D2F tools o Strong relationships with online music writers, editors and influencers a must o Understanding of online advertising – including SEM and Facebook ads – a plus o Familiarity with HTML, Dreamweaver, Constant Contact, and Evernote software a plus o Strong understanding of music and entertainment industry o Entrepreneurial, driven and self-sufficient o BA in Communications, Journalism or Marketing o Love of music!
If you’re passionate about connect artists with their fans, and are driven to assess and learn from their effectiveness, send your resume, cover letter and writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position is based in NYC.
About The Orchard® Headquartered in New York and London with operations in 26 markets around the world, The Orchard (NASDAQ: ORCD) is an independent music and video distributor specializing in comprehensive digital strategies for content owners. Through innovative global marketing and promotions, The Orchard drives sales across more than 660 digital and mobile storefronts in 75 countries, as well as physical retailers across North America and Europe. The company was founded in 1997 as a business partner that fosters creativity and independence within its global clients. For further information, please visit www.theorchard.com.
I would post the direct contact info but I am afraid that I can’t - it’s out there though. Good luck and please be qualified.
Manage the day-to-day talent relations activities for all VEVO original programming, including:
VEVO Go Shows VEVO24s VEVO Stylized VEVO Area Codes VEVO Presents VEVO Live Tour Exposed
o Manage Talent Booking process for additional VEVO Programming Content, Marketing Opportunities and Special Events.
o Work with Programming staff to conceive and implement talent development strategies and long-term plans for priority artists.
o Collaborate with Label Relations staff to brainstorm booking ideas and manage outreach to artists, labels & managers.
o Provide pre-production planning and on-site management for all artist bookings.
o Coordinate on-site artist participation with Production and Event staffs.
o Negotiate talent deals with agents and managers.
o Communicate with Press, Production, Sales and all necessary VEVO departments to remain informed regarding talent needs.
o 5+ Talent Booking experience o Experience working within the TV & Digital industries o General knowledge of the VEVO brand (specifically music, tech, advertising) and how it all interrelates. o Established contacts within the music industry for the purposes of booking talent. o Excellent communication and public relations skills. o Strong written communication abilities. o Superior management and organization skills. o Outstanding business ethics. o TV, Film & Sports booking experience and relationships are a major plus.
* Position reports to the Senior Vice President of Music Programming, Talent & Operations.
Deadline: 02:00 PM EST - 29 June Do you have a love for designer fashion and the wardrobe to match? Do you shop so much that you’ve lost track of what you actually have? VPE Talent is seeking men and women from the greater Los Angeles area who would like our team of high-end consignment experts to help make room in their over-grown closets by finding untapped and hidden gems. Send the following to email@example.com: - Name - Location - Phone Number - Email Address - 3 to 5 current pictures of you (and your closet/items, if applicable) - A brief description of yourself and what makes you so unique - Your three most upscale designer items in your closet as well as any stories/descriptions about them Participants’ activities will be filmed as part of a television series. If selected, you will need to sign a separate release.