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I first heard of The Digilogue in 2019 when browsing #musicnetworking on LinkedIn.
I discovered a highlight reel shared by Drew de Leon, the co-founder of The Digilogue, of a recent panel event organized by his music and tech community.
The video contained purple and red flourescent lights shining on the faces of a diverse and enthusiastic crowd as they circled a multi-room venue, making new connections every step of the way.
The Digilogue formed in 2017 to create a safe space for artists and creators in music to form meaningful relationships and further their careers through panel discussions, masterclasses and networking events.
“We stay ahead of the curve by studying trends and bringing new ideas to the table,” states Brandon Nales, Director of Content & Events at The Digilogue.
“Last year we had a well-received discussion featuring women in music — it’s important to listen to who our community wants to hear from.”
Their inclusivity and access to their extensive network of music experts is what makes this community unique. All of their events are free to attend and led by accomplished professionals from top brands and music companies like Roc Nation, Def Jam, Genius, Spotify and others.
The coming together of creators of all levels has nurtured a collaborative hub.
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“I met a rising producer at one of our events who was making beats from his bedroom. He was emailing a lot of artists with the hopes of working with them but wasn’t getting much traction,” shares Nales.
“He became a part of our community and connected with many attendees. About a year and half later he was working with Grammy-nominated artists.”
In the past year, The Digilogue has organized two events every quarter, averaging over 600 attendees at each gathering.
Their grassroots approach of catering at the individual level and designing a welcoming environment has been their winning recipe.
“I made it my mission to know and interact with as many people in our community. I listen to the music of the artists who come to our events, share any advice I can give and connect them with the people they’re looking to meet,” said Nales. “This is our entire team’s approach that has truly set us apart.”
The Digilogue was planning on taking a North American tour this year to cities like Miami, Toronto and Los Angeles. Despite the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve been able to continue their mission by pivoting digitally via Zoom and Instagram.
“It’s been a blessing in disguise,” shares Nales with much optimism. “We’ve been able to grow even faster and reach people all over the world.”
If you’d like to join one of their upcoming events, check out their website or follow them at @thedigilogue on social media.