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The Honolulu Museum of Contemporary Pop Location / Contact:
The Honolulu Museum of Contemporary Pop
800 S Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808) 367-0100
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Web Site: http://www.honolulumuseumofcontemporarypop.com/
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About Us

The Honolulu Museum of Contemporary Pop with its Pioneers of Pop Exhibit & Recording Studio Show room and Gift Shop are subsidiaries of the Hawaii National Music Foundation of the Pacific.

The Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization was founded in 1998 by its President Kirk Thompson, an original member of the group Kalapana and Lemuria has been dedicated to educating our youth and adults of Hawaii on our industry of music.

Our goal and mission is to perpetuate and preserve National Achievements in the endowment arts (music) through specialized education programs 1) Assist and give preference to children and youth of the Pacific Rim 2) Foster the development of their highest potential as effective participants; and 3) Provide meaningful educational opportunities as resources permit.

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Current Exhibit: Pioneers of Pop Exhibit

The Museum of Contemporary Pop will take you on a unique self guided journey through a half century of Hawaii's historic contemporary pop music scene providing an audio/visual experience w/multilingual tablets along with pictures & displays of the islands Pioneers of Pop. Learn about the legendary recording artists who gained National/International recognition & signed onto major record labels outside of Hawaii. Something that was hard to obtain by bands /artists in the creative arts, especially from the islands. It features a turning point and breakthrough accredited to the insight & support of legendary island Promoter/Pop radio founder Tom Moffatt "Showman of the Pacific"

and entertainer "Ambassador of the Pacific", Don Ho.

Step into the historic recording studio, see where the music is recorded and produced . It's all part of the Pioneers of Pop Exhibit Tour.

Hours of Operation:

Sat & Sun 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tue, Wed & Thurs 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mon & Fri CLOSED

Admission:

Adults $10.00

Children 7 & under Free

Pioneers of Pop Gift Shop

Hours of Operation:

Sun -Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Unique gift items and souvenirs are available for that special person! Stop by and visit our gift shop for a

great gift/souvenir to commemorate your visit!

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Spectrum Recording Studio

Recording Studio Hours of Operation:

Mon & Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Interested in recording? Studio time is available at $75/hr by appointment only. Complete CD production with song/graphics/photo on the cover available . . . . . . Become a recording artist!

Rates/Reservations/More Info: Click Here

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Student Programs

The Honolulu Museum of Contemporary Pop through the Hawaii National Music Foundation of the Pacific offers several different Student Programs.

1) Interactive Program for visiting students from the Mainland & International Cities.

Times: This is a 2-Hour Program available Mon & Fri mornings or afternoons.

Inclusions:

  • The Foundation will provide a music business & recording industry orientation.
  • Q&A with visiting students & Record Producer- Kirk Thompson.
  • 1 Hour for students to experience the Pioneers of Pop Exhibit.
  • Complimentary souvenir for each visiting student.

Capacity: 45 students

Rates/Reservations/More Info: Click Here

2) Inter-Active Program for Hawaii's Public & Private Schools.

Times: This is a 2-Hour Program available Tue, Wed & Thurs mornings

Inclusions:

  • The Foundation will provide a music business & recording industry orientation.
  • Q&A with visiting students & Record Producer- Kirk Thompson.
  • 1 Hour for students to experience the Pioneers of Pop Exhibit.
  • Complimentary souvenir for each visiting student.

Capacity: 30 students

Rates/Reservations/More Info: Click Here

3) This Business of Music Seminar

Times: Mon-Sat by reservation only

Inclusions:

  • 4 hour Seminar & Manual
  • Covers: Songwriting/Composing Music, Copyrighting, Publishing Recording Procedures (Fees) & Graphic Art Production, Producing Product Manufacturing, Marketing, Mechanical Licensing and more....

Rates/Reservations/More Info: Click Here

4) Recording Engineering and Producing Workshops

Times: Mon & Fri by reservation only

Inclusions:

  • Ten - 4 hour Workshops & Manual
  • Student will learn how an album is Recorded, Engineered and Produced from beginning to end. Including how to set up for recording, mixdown and mastering etc. Towards the end of the Workshop, (s)he will be asked to record a person or group producing a project upon completion.

Rates/Reservations/More Info: Click Here

Photos courtesy of © Hiko Arasaki Photograpghy


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