The Brooklyn festival consisting of innovation, film and music just concluded last this past week which consisted of a variety of lectures, segments and awesome performances. The fest divided the three divisions into their designated category through out the week. A highlight in terms of the innovation portion included a very insightful conversation with VH1, MTV and Comedy Central on “Fueling Social Fandom” and gave attendees insight on how to make the most of their following via social media. The panel included: Tom Chirico (VP of Digital and Social Engagement at VH1), Tom Fishman (VP, Content Marketing and Fan Engagement, MTV) and Don Steele (Senior Vice President, Fan Engagement/Multi-Platform Marketing, Comedy Central).
Following, the innovation segment was the music segment, that did not disappoint with various bands, such as: DROWNERS, Big Quiet, Jerry Paper and more performing through out numerous venues through out Brooklyn. A highlight of the festival, included, this years involvement with VH1, who hosted, the Make A Band Famous competition. 24 bands were selected to go head to head in a 24 hours competition, which was then narrowed down to three of the final bands and one lucky band would win a slot to perform at Northside festival, along, with receiving exposure on VH1’s “You Oughta Know” and the grand prize of being signed to record label, Republic Records, home to elite artists, such as: Ariana Grande, Kelly Rowland, Godsmack and more. An all-star panel, selected New York band, fancy reagan, as the winner of the competition.
Last, was the film segment which consisted of a DIY film competition, as well, as other films by VH1 Rock Docks, independent films and more. Northside festival can be described as a experience, rather than just a festival. Based on the improvements this year, it is a prediction that next year will be even bigger and better.