Staff pick: Michelle Zauner, Saba and more at Ohio University Music Industry Summit

The Japanese Breakfast frontwoman will read from her memoir while CAAMP and Saba will give artist talks at the free industry event in Athens, Ohio

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
Singer and guitarist and author Michelle Zauner, who creates music under the name Japanese Breakfast, speaks during her SXSW keynote, the final one of the festival, Saturday, March 19, 2022.

For the past few years, Ohio University has hosted a Music Industry Summit featuring names like Killer Mike, Phoebe Bridgers, Chuck D and a host of producers, engineers, live sound specialists and other industry professionals. And the best part? It's free.

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This year's summit kicked off today (Tuesday, April 5) and runs through tomorrow with both in-person and virtual options (register here). At 4 p.m. today, Michelle Zauner, fresh off a Best New Artist Grammy nomination for her band Japanese Breakfast, will read from her best-selling memoir, Crying in H Mart, and at 7:30 p.m. will play a DJ set at Stuart's Opera House in nearby Nelsonville. 

Tomorrow afternoon, local-turned-national folk-rock rock group CAAMP will participate in an artist keynote conversation, followed by a performance Wednesday night (the concert is $25). Rising rapper Saba will also hold an artist keynote talk.

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Check out the full 2022 Music Industry Summit schedule here.