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What is
Move Forward
Music

Move Forward Music is a Brooklyn-based integrated marketing and event production agency specializing in live music and experiential events. We connect artists and brands with fans by creating unique experiences based around music, art and live performance. We approach every event as an opportunity to make a positive contribution to culture and to forge an emotional connection with people that will last forever.

Meet
the Team

Alex M. Damashek

Executive Director

Alex Damashek is a seasoned event producer & marketer with 10+ years of experience curating concerts, nightlife and impactful cultural activations. Alex has worked for historic music institutions such as Webster Hall, SOB’s, and New Jersey Performing Arts Center, while producing events around the world, from New York to Austin (SXSW) to Atlanta (A3C) to Los Angeles to London, that have provided early performance platforms for artists like Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Fetty Wap, and Young M.A.

Lindsay Hart

Partnerships & Special Projects

Lindsay Hart is a marketing & talent specialist with a diverse background in nightlife. Originally from Pittsburgh, she joined Move Forward Music in 2011, playing an instrumental role in the company’s growth. She works intimately with clients, crafting personalized events and marketing campaigns to maximize their returns. She has also worked in event coordination, curation, and hospitality positions at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, Splash, and Tao Downtown.

Our Work

Move Forward Music produces over 150 events per year, ranging from concerts to art shows to all manner of nightlife. We’ve activated events in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Austin and Atlanta, always aiming to bring diverse groups of people together for a shared experience that will have a positive impact on their lives.

We are in the business of creating lasting memories. We curate epic moments.

We recognize that genres and demographics are increasingly blending, giving way to niches and sub-genres with loyal audiences that often overlooked. So we identify trends in culture and create safe spaces to enjoy them. Whether it be the debut performance of an emerging artist or a themed dance party that tracks the rise of a particular moment in popular culture, we craft an environment suited for fans and performers to make an emotional connection, an atmosphere where a life-changing moment can occur at any turn.

Back To Life

The sounds of the UK, along with British expats in NYC, found itself a home away from home in the shape of Back to Life. The monthly club night was conceived to “bring a slice of London to NY”, infusing the dance floor with the best in garage, grime, broken beat, house, UK funk and soul.

Within just a year, the night has attracted the likes of Idris Elba, Kindness, Daniel Bedingfield, and Just Blaze. The party is always packed to the rafters and has always managed to capture the enigmatic energy of a grimy British club night and transplant it to the US.



Back To Life, A London Club Night - watch the video



As the NY-based party celebrates its first birthday party, founders DJ Khalil and Pauli the PSM assemble their closest friends and family for an hour-long mix - listen at i-D



Relive Back To Life with Just Blaze - watch the video

Drake Night

New York’s only dedicated Drake tribute party sold out both rooms of Baby’s All Right 6 months in a row, so we launched a massive luxurious, multi-level Drake cruise.

Highlights: – Location: Hornblower Hybrid, a 600-capacity, 170-foot luxury yacht sailing the Hudson River – Curated video reel of clips and memes playing on a dozen screens through the yacht

Views From The Ship with Dirty South Joe, Gun$ Garcia, and Magglezzz - full recap here

Go to this Drake-themed party on a boat when that Yachtline Bling - Time Out New York

Views From The Ship - vidding around with Nicky Digital

House Party

Launched in April 2014, House Party at Webster Hall quickly established itself as the premier urban cultural event in NYC, building a reputation beyond the city and even abroad, as the epicenter of what’s hot in hip-hop music.

Hip-hop arbiter Just Blaze and Funk Flex shared helm duties at the top floor every week​; ​with guest performers Diplo, A-Trak, Cam’ron, Tinashe, Bobby Shmurda, Vic Mensa, A$AP Mob, Raekwon, Ghostface, Joey Badass and many others. Andre 3000 of Outkast came by one time just to hang out.

No Ceilings

Partnering with tastemaker music outlet Pigeons & Planes and lifestyle brand Staple, No Ceilings has become renowned as the music industry’s premier emerging artist showcase, reaching New York, London, Atlanta and Austin and launching the careers of today’s hottest artists.

6LACK Perform "PRBLMS" Live in New York City at No Ceilings - watch the video



No Ceilings Is The Show, This Is The Playlist - listen here



Desiigner Brings Out the Pandas for "Pt. 2" at No Ceilings SXSW 2016 - watch the video



No Ceilings With Kamaiyah, Jimi Tents, Trapo, and Khary - full recap at Pigeons and Planes

Revival

Revival was a monthly dance function held in a car garage that had been converted into an art gallery in Brooklyn called Free Candy. Located on an off-the-beaten-path industrial strip of Atlantic Avenue, in the shadow of the Barclay’s Center, it launched with an afterparty to the opening of Jay-Z’s historic concert at the new arena, and quickly became the only event in Fort Greene that regularly drew notable DJs such as Rich Medina, Tony Touch, Stretch Armstrong and DJ Spinna. Revival ended when Free Candy was shut down in 2014 and remains a unique moment in NY nightlife.



Revival, a Brooklyn party with Rich Medina and PQ - watch the video



Rich Medina's Revival mix - listen here

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