The Des Moines Social Club announces the launch of Station 1 Records, a non-profit record label committed to the patronage and development of emerging artists from the region. Supported by Des Moines Social Club and Drake University, Station 1 furnishes the business infrastructure and professional resources for artists to build sustainable careers, while being a true and transparent artist advocate. Station 1 plans to work with stakeholders in the local music community to continue building a more robust creative sector, further develop creative industries and ultimately, stimulate the economy.

As a first step in accomplishing their mission, Station 1 Records will host The State of Our Musical Union, a conversation about making our music scene even more awesome, at The Basement at the Social Club (901 Cherry St., Des Moines) on Thursday, April 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Some of Des Moines’ most innovative content creators will discuss initiatives aimed at building a stronger creative industry in Des Moines. They will share their ideas on how we can all work together to enhance Des Moines to compete in today’s music and arts ecosystem.

Panelists: Brandon Darner (The Envy Corps, Imagine Dragons), Mickey Davis (MAIDS, Des Moines Social Club), Rae Fehring (Girls Rock, Band Bombshell), Chris Ford (Des Moines Music Coalition, Maximum Ames Records), Dana Halferty (Parlours), Tobi Parks (Station 1 Records, Sony Music), Amedeo Rossi (Vaudeville Mews, 80/35, Nitefall), Sam Summers (First Fleet Concerts, Wooly’s, Hinterland, Nitefall).

Moderators: Brandon Clark (Clark Law Firm, Station 1 Records), Al Schares (Iowa Public Radio).

The State of Our Musical Union is made possible by the support of by Station 1 Records, Des Moines Social Club, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Drake University, and Iowa Public Radio.

About Station 1 Records
Station 1 Records is a non-profit record label committed to the patronage and development of emerging artists in Des Moines and Greater Iowa. Supported by Des Moines Social Club and Drake University, our mission is to bridge critical gaps that undermine emerging artists in today’s music industry by providing education, financial support, and a business infrastructure to ensure artists have the tools necessary to succeed in the modern music ecosystem.

Station 1 Records is made possible in part by the Ignite Community Innovation Challenge (Bankers Trust, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Mid-Iowa Health Foundation, DuPont Pioneer, The Principal Financial Group Foundation, Rilery Resource Group, Sammons Financial Group, and United Way of Central Iowa).

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About the Des Moines Social Club
The Des Moines Social Club is an innovative arts and entertainment venue located in a renovated, historic art deco Firehouse in downtown Des Moines. The non-profit provides a home for local artists, offers unique programming spanning all arts disciplines, and brings people of every age and background together under one roof — all for the purpose to use the arts as a catalyst to create unprecedented community engagement.

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