Ticket Price: $25
FREE to AOF Megafest and Partner Festival Badge Holders
"The Past Present and Future in Music”
Sunday July 28 3:00pm - 4:45pm
At the Indie Film Factory
3111 S. Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas Nevada 89102
The Past Present and Future in Music”
DOA will discuss his career, which continues to flourish, and how to create award-winning soundtracks
Complimentary for ALL AOFMEGAFest 2019, Accepted Filmmakers, and Writers. Just show us your "AOFMEGAFest Creator's Pass" to get in!
Seats are limited so arrive at least 15 minutes early for any Seminar you wish to attend.
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Derek DOA Allen is an award winning, musician, songwriter and producer. Raised in Sacramento, California, at the age of 5 Derek discovered his love for playing the bass guitar. At the age of 8 he toured the world with local gospel quartet groups. Derek played bass guitar in his high school jazz band from 1983 until graduation in 1984. In 1985, Derek relocated to Los Angeles, California in pursuit of a professional career in music.
He got his big break in 1987 when he was asked to play bass on the tv series Sidekicks behind El DeBarge. Derek toured as the bassist with some of the biggest artist in the music industry: Calloway, Karyn White, TLC, New Edition, Bobby Brown and The Time, to name a few. From 1989 to 1990, Derek played bass for Janet Jackson on her Rhythm Nation Tour. Which was the largest debut tour for a first-time female artist. After touring with Lionel Richie for 8 years in the early to mid. 2000’s, Derek decided to retire from touring and commit 100% of his time to writing and producing music.
As a songwriter and producer, Derek was influenced/inspired by great producers including Rick Rubin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and Quincy Jones. With deep admiration for their diversity and wide range, Derek considers that to be musical genius. As a songwriter and producer Derek’s catalogue exemplifies a huge, diverse body of work.
He has gone on to win numerous awards for his music. Derek has become one of the premier producers in the industry today. He is dedicated to his craft and takes time to mentor young hopefuls trying to make it in the music business. His career has spanned over 30 years and he is still going strong.