A look into current trends both musical and financial. Join us as top music professionals discuss the creative end of synchronization licensing, and the current climate of fees associated with these areas.
Moderator: Steven Scharf, President/ SVP Creative, Steven Scharf Entertainment/Carlin America
- Alisa Coleman, Senior VP Licensing & Soundtracks, ABKCO
- Janice Ginsberg, President, JGA
- Michael Hill, Supervisor, HBO’s Bored To Death and Showtime’s Nurse Jackie
- Annie Pearlman, Music Supervisor, Groove Garden
Panelists will discuss innovation in marketing methods and brand reach in today's socially driven consumer landscape.
Moderator: Paula Moore, President, Massive CIA
- Jesse Kirshbaum, CEO/Senior Talent Agent, New Universal Entertainment Agency
- Chris Wiltsee, Director of Business Development, RootMusic.com
- Lisette Paulson, Director, Partner Relations, MySpace
- CL Llewellyn, Founder, Digiwaxx
Talk of the ever-ambiguous digital cloud is at the forefront of many conversations, but few really understand the impact of cloud-based technologies on the music industry. The goal of this panel will be to give artists and industry professionals alike a practical understanding of the cloud and how they can utilize cloud based technologies to improve their existing work-flows and business models. This panel will take a holistic look at the process of music commercialization from creation to preservation, what technologies are currently available and what we can expect in the future.
Moderator: Tim Nordwind, OK Go
- Josh Berman, Label Manager, Warp Records
- Mike Gitig, Vice President of Business Development, Gobbler
- Henrik Lenberg, Head of Platform, SoundCloud
- Jade McQueen, Entertainment Relations Manager, Box.net
- Dan Zaccagino, Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer Indaba Music
Representatives from some of the most storied indie labels will explore the importance of "brand identity," and how they incorporate their "identity" while positioning their artists' "brand" for success in the marketplace.
Moderator: Dan Ghosh-Roy, Head of Digital Strategy, Development & Operations, Ultra Records
- Cathy Bauer, GM, Daptone Records
- Peter McCarthy, SVP of Marketing, The Orchard
- Jedd Katrancha, VP Creative, Downtown Music Services (dms.FM)
- Portia Sabin, President, Kill Rock Stars
Musical Truths. As documentaries increasingly appropriate the filmmaking techniques of their fiction colleagues, they are also embracing more imaginative approaches to scoring.
Feeling overwhelmed? If you're like most of us, you've got a "day job” and focus on your artistic calling during your "free time,” with gigs, meetings and networking mixers on the weekends. Plus, you've got a family to take care of, chores that need doing, and it would be really nice if you had a social life, too. So, how can you fill the shoes of a Manager, Booking Agent, Business Manager, Accountant, Music Supervisor, PR Agent, Personal Assistant, Producer, Lawyer, Fitness Coach, Housekeeper, Cook, Spouse and Parent at the same time? Let's find out! In this panel, we'll talk about how to organize, prioritize and strategize your LIFE!
Moderator: Jennifer Grassman, Massive CIA, The Owls Quill, The Washington Times Communities, Jennifer Grassman Music
- Jeremy Peters, Director, Creative Licensing & Business Affairs, Ghostly International
- Emily White, Artist Manager, WhiteSmith Entertainment
- Molly Neuman, Direct Label Reations/Artist Manager/Whole Foods Chef, eMusic/Simple Social Graces and Kitchen
- KamranV, Founder, POP-AUT
- Rachel Sage, Indie Recording Artist, Founder MPress Records
People are checking in everywhere. Our panelists discuss how to use check-ins to reward your fans and maximize experience.
Moderator: Ray Farrell, Captain America, finetunes
- Tonya Cooke, Social Media Manager, The Roxy
- Rush Doshi, Founder, SuperGlued
- Zach Gunsel, Director of Sales & Marketing, Om Records
- Matt Thomas, Director, Business Development, GetGlue
Technology is surrounding the music industry. We'll see who is taking a bite, and who is controlling the space in 2012. Preceded by an introductory talk from Vince Bannon.
Moderator: Christina Calio, Director, Relationships and Strategy, Media and Entertainment Group, Microsoft
- Vince Bannon, VP, Entertainment Development and Partnerships, Getty Images (Music)
- Jim Cooperman, COO & General Counsel, tinyOGRE Entertainment, LLC
- Richard Gottehrer, President/Co-Founder, The Orchard
- J. Sider, Founder & CEO, RootMusic.com
Real-time marketing is where we are headed. Planning for who and what we are marketing for tomorrow, not next year. Panelists discuss the ins and outs of real-time marketing efforts: including using check-ins, like, follows, codes and other social engagement methods for real-time rewards.
- Steve Ellis, CEO, WhoSay
- Larry Mills, VP, Strategic Marketing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Moderator: Nihal Mehta, CEO, LocalResponse
- Andy Ellwood, Director, Business Development, Gowalla
- Monee Perry, Senior New Media Marketing Manager, Roc Nation
- Sam Salisbury, Artist Relations, RootMusic.com
- Elad Sonego, Head of MTV Israel, Sonego
- Emmanuel Zunz, CEO, ONErpm
Experienced managers talk about the immersive work and hardcore tenacity behind developing and launching an emerging artist.
Moderator: Kevin Wortis, Director of Label Services, Girlie Action Media
- Jason Foster, Owner, We Are Free
- Mike Martinovich, Flatiron/Borman Management
- Steven Saporta, Co-Owner, The Invasion Group, LTD.
- Rich Schaefer, Manager, The Artists Organization
- Mat Whitington, C3
- Brian Winton, Partner/Manager, Foundations Artist Management
This panel will discuss ways artists and labels can protect their rights and maximize their revenue streams. Innovators from TuneCore, TuneSat, Jingle Punks as well as music industry veteran George Howard will discuss the various challenges in protecting your rights, and provide insight on how to turn your music into your money.
Moderator/Panelist: - Jeff Price, Founder/CEO, TuneCore
- Eric Kaye, Partner/Executive Creative Director at The Lodge
- George Howard, Founder, Rock and Roller Advertising
- Chris Woods, EVP/COO, TuneSat
Captivus, Blackstone, The Double, Tempo, Quirk of Fate, The Wedding Ring (Snubni Prsten), Cartoons
China is quickly developing to become the biggest consumer market in the world. With more disposable income, Chinese consumers spend money like crazy on games, music, apps, movies and concert tickets. If you want to sell your music to them, you need to make a plan. And while it is possible to sell your music in China, there are some things to remember. This panel digs into how to sell your music in China.
Moderator: Robert Singerman, SVP/Business Development, 88tc88/CMJ
- Prashant Bahadur, VP Strategy, The Orchard
- Eric de Fontenay, Founder, Musicdish China
- Jeffrey Liebenson, Principal, Entertainment Lawyer, Liebenson Law
- Thomas Reemer, CEO, 88tc88, GMBH
Hear practical, been-there-done-that advice from real industry entrepreneurs and investors. Get tips on securing funding, building a team, acquiring customers, choosing the right partners and how to structure a profitable business.
Moderator: Deborah Newman, MusicStrat
- Billy Chasen, Co-Founder, turntable.FM
- Dan Kantor, CEO, EXFM
- Elias Roman, Co-Founder & CEO, Songza Media
- Charlie O’Donnell, Principal, First Round Capital
- JJ Rosen, CEO, Indaba Music
How the distribution of free music, and the usage of free music incentives, can build a diehard fanbase and major buzz.
Moderator: Kevin Monty, Director, Online Marketing, Razor & Tie
- Phil Antoniades, Founder & President, Nimbit, Inc.
- Tom Jeffries, CEO, Divvycast/Safe Xchange
- Jenna LoMonaco, Head of New Media, Glassnote Records
- Lou Plaia, Co-Founder, ReverbNation
Kick off the first day of CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival with your college and community radio peers at this station-only meet-and-greet hosted by NZ Music Commission. This is a great opportunity to meet show-going buddies and to learn about—and learn from—fellow station members, because, hey, there’s strength in numbers (see “Saving College Radio“). Snacks and refreshments will be provided. You must be affiliated with a college or community station to attend. This is an 18+ event.
Director: Cameron Crowe, USA, 119 min (CMJ Opening Night Film)
Carved from over 1,200 hours of rare and never-before-seen footage, plus 24 hours of recently shot interview and live footage, Pearl Jam Twenty is the definitive portrait of Pearl Jam as told by award-winning director and music journalist, Cameron Crowe. The film premieres nationwide on the “American Masters” series Friday, October 21 at 9 pm EST on PBS (check local listings) as part of the first PBS Arts Fall Festival. Released in conjunction with the film, the Pearl Jam Twenty soundtrack includes 29 unreleased tracks on two CDs, hand-picked by Crowe with his original liners and photos in a hardbound, 36-page book.
Seattle’s top tastemaker and lead college radio station, KEXP, is once again setting up shop in New York City to broadcast live sessions with CMJ performing artists. Broadcasts will happen Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but college radio festival-goers are invited to stop by on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. for a special presentation from KEXP staff and to watch a recording session in progress.
Panelists delve into today's hip-hop and jazz artistic landscape.
Moderator: Raydar Ellis, Berklee School of Music
- Erin Davis, son of Miles Davis, Miles Davis Properties, LLC
- Meghan Stabile, CEO/Founder, Revive Music Group
- Andre Torres, Editor-In-Chief, Wax Poetics
- Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles Davis, Miles Davis Properties, LLC
The future of radio is evolving through the airwaves, satellites, internet streams, podcasts, mobile devices and uncharted technology. Our panel will explore traditional and non-traditional forms of radio, and discuss how artists can best take advantage of opportunities for airplay.
Moderator: Valerie Gurka, Director of Marketing, Knitting Factory Entertainment
- Rob Cross, Director of Programming, Sirius XM Radio
- Lynda McLaughlin, Producer, Premier Radio Networks/Clear Channel
- Matt Ostrower, Director of Artist Partnerships/Programming, Pandora
- Adam Parness, Senior Director of Music Licensing, Rhapsody International
Swedish Brunch Buffet
Live Performance by You Say France & I Whistle
Presentation by Peter Åstedt, CEO, Music Help
How social networks and interactive platforms are changing the face of PR and marketing, from spin towards engagement.
Moderator: Michael Kauffman, Senior VP of Corporate Communications & Content, RightsFlow
- Alexandra Dunne, Head of Publicity, Glassnote Records
- Laurie Jackobson, President, Jaybird Communications
- Elizabeth Lutz, Senior Publicist, Shore Fire Media< - Josh Bernstein Marketing Director of Music Division at Future US
- Josh Bernstein, Marketing Director of Music Division at Future US
Bag Tax, Holy Moly, Down & Across, Election Day, L.A. Love Story Part 1, Bruce’s Garden, How NOT to Borrow a Car, Run & Return: Matisyahu, Pepper
In today's web-centric world, where there are more films made than theaters in which to show them, successful distribution requires more creativity than ever before. Hear from experts who are blazing the trail away from the traditional theatrical model, and getting their films shows in new media environments.
Moderator: Jonathan McHugh, President, Song Stew Entertainment
- Ed Bates, Producer, Gigantic Pictures
- Matt Grady, Founder, Factory 25
- Doug Kluthe, D&E Entertainment
- Bob Moczydlowsky, VP Product & Marketing, Topspin
Our panelists discuss how to build and manage your own professional team, including booking agent, music supervisor, manager, music lawyer and more.
Moderator: Sujan Hong-Raphael, Senior Label Relations Manager, eMusic
- Darren Gallop, Founder/CEO, Marcato
- Jesse Israel, Cantora Records
- Fredrik Saroea Frontman/Songwriter/Producer/Label Owner, DATAROCK/Young Aspiring Professionals
- Eric Sheinkop, CEO/Co-Founder, Music Dealers, LLC
Producers and engineers — who’s working and how they are working in today’s music industry.
Moderator: Jimmy R. Landry, Artist Relations/Producer/Songwriter/Engingeer, Cakewalk/Roland
- David Bendeth, President, House of Loud
- Andy Leese, General Manager, RAK-Group of Companies
- Brian Malouf, Owner/Producer/Mixer, Cookie Jar Recording
- Mark Needham, Owner, MAN Entertainment Inc.
- Eddie Wenrick, SVP, Shoutz Inc.
Develop a strategic mobile app system and campaign that promotes your music and engages your fans.
Moderator: Katie Hasty, Mangaging Editor HitFix
- Jed Carpenter, Director of Content Distribution, WDA
- David Hazan, CMO, Mobile Backstage
- Jason Hobbs, Director of Marketing, SQE
- Dean Tabaac, VP Sales, Scan Nation
Info session and tour of WNYU. Meet outside at the station (5-11 University Pl.) at 12:45 p.m.
How the gaming industry and the music industry intersect and benefit each other.
Moderator: Eric German, Esq., Partner, Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP
- Mark Collins, VP Business Development, MXP4/Bopler Games
- Josh Kessler, Business Development, Downtown Music Services (dms.FM)
- Mark Jowett, Co-Founder and VP International A&R Publishing, Nettwerk Music Group
- Dave Pettigrew, SVP Strategic Marketing Head of Advertising & Video Games, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing
Brands are developing and breaking artists, while marketing products and services. A view into who is making these deals and the impact on artists’ careers. Preceded by a talk from MaryLeigh Krasniewicz, Executive Director at Trendera - a trend forecasting and market research company focused on collection and analysis of the cultural and behavioral insights of today’s most sought-after consumer groups. She'll be speaking about trends that are driving young consumers today, from new behaviors (like Constant Beta) to new technology hubs (like Kickstarter), as well as what brands and marketing they are responding to.
Moderator: Tyler Barth, VP Business Development and Entertainment Relations, Blue Microphones
- Steve Bender, Founding Partner, GreenLight Media & Marketing
- Al Dejewski, SVP, Global Marketing, MySpace
- Victor Siegel, Founding Partner, MPP(+)
- Aleesha Smalls-Worthington, Sr. Director of Interactive Marketing, Iconix Brand Group (Rocawear, Artful Dodger)
- Beatrice Farina, VP Marketing Communications, Shazam
You’ve got your Twitter account, Facebook page, YouTube channel and an assortment of other social media profiles. Now, leverage them to build profit. Key experts in the field of social networking, online marketing and investing share how to define and direct social media campaigns and measure their productivity.
Moderator: Peter Wright, Owner/CEO, Virtual Label
- Dorothy Hui, Parner/VP, Marketing & Sales, tinyOGRE Entertainment, LLC
- Anjali Malhotra, Strategic Partnership Development, You Tube/Google
- Jon Satterley, Senior VP of New Media, Roadrunner Records
- Dalton Sim, Artist Manager, Nettwerk Management
Like everything else in the digital world now, marketing initiatives just aren’t what they used to be. This panel will explore how the role of marketing has changed, and what skills today’s executives need to stay ahead of the curve.
Moderator: Chuck Fishman, Partnerships Relations Director at www.Official.fm
- Melissa Berlin, Digital Marketing Manager, BrightShop, Primary Wave
- Robbie Mackey, Director of Digital Marketing, Mom + Pop
- Glenn Miller, Digital Marketing Executive, Creative Artists Agency
- Samantha Sichel, Senior Manager of Digital Marketing Solutions/Business Development, Live Nation Entertainment
Expert discussion on what is happening in the cloud, and where cloud computing is taking the industry.
Moderator: - David Card, Research Director GigaOM Pro
- Kevin Arnold, Founder, IODA
- Scott Mackenzie, Senior VP Engineering, eMusic
- Matt Sawin, Senior Director, Marketing/Sales EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution
- Rob Weitzner, CI, North America
Director: Will Gray, USA, 78 min (NYC Premiere)
Following on-the-verge artist Will Gray through the recording and release of his debut album (featuring production by the Grammy-winning T Bone Burnett), Broke* chronicles the stories of artists and executives searching for ways to thrive in today’s music industry. The film digs beneath the clichés to reveal an industry struggling to find a new identity, and an artist who’s simply trying to establish one. With appearances from John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Isaac Slade of The Fray, Seth Godin and Buddy Miller.
Q&A with Will Gray and Dan Beck following screening.
Gen Y has developed a real-time reflex to cope with the dynamic stream of constantly updated information, conversations and events they interact with on a daily basis. Learn how brands are using new tools to engage young people, and what the latest opportunities are in interactive marketing. Preceded by a talk from Joe Kessler.
Moderator: Joe Kessler, President, Intelligence Group/CAA
- Garth Holsinger, VP Global Sales and Business Development, Klout
- Christina Mercando, VP Product, Hunch
- Andrea Harrison, Director of Digital Engagement, Pepsi Co.
- Larry Griffiths, Shoutz Inc.
Are your songs being streamed on Pandora? Have you ever performed music on TV? Do you know about ASCAPlus, BMI Live or AARC royalties? Whether you're a songwriter, performer or musician, there are pockets of money out there that you may be able to access. During this panel, learn more about the range of revenue streams available to musicians and composers, from the obvious to the more obscure.
Moderator: -Jean Cook, Future of Music Coalition
-Katonah Coster, Music Business Program, NYU
-Neeta Ragoowansi, Director, Artist-Label Relations, SoundExchange
-Elizabeth Paw, Attorney, Carroll, Guido & Groffman
-Marc Emert-Hutner, Senior Director, Membership -- Pop/Rock, ASCAP
The US share of the shrinking international recorded music market has declined from 34% of sales revenue in 2005 to 26% in 2010. While there are many factors, one has been the support of government funding for territories outside of the US. This panel will discuss available American federal and state funding opportunities and other support, and contrast them with the support that is available to our overseas music creator colleagues.
Moderator: Rich Bengloff, President, American Association of Independent Music
- Ken Hyatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, US Commerce ITA
- Marc Fort, Social Media Strategist, Texas Music Office
- Stuart Johnston, President, Canadian Independent Music Association
- Millie Millgate, Export Music Producer, Sounds Australia
The internet has redefined the music video. Get cost-saving tips on how to make great looking videos, and learn the best ways to get them in front of viewers.
Moderator: Ian Wolfson, Owner/Director, Rex Arrow Films
- Kevin Custer, Director/Editor, Toaster in the Tub
- Stephen King, Senior VP of A&R, Managing Director, Believe Digital International
- Gabe Spierer, Director of Video Content, Beggars Group
- Armand Zentil, Co-Creative Director/Producer, Strange Customs
- Joseph Zentil, Creative Director, Strange Customs
The nuts and bolts roadmap to making money and having longevity in the music industry. An introduction to how publishing enables artists to make money during and after their career through performance revenue, synchronization and licensing.
Moderator: Scott Sellwood, Senior VP & General Counsel, RightsFlow
- Rich Scott DePerto, Manager, Copyright & Licensing Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
- Frank Liwall, President, Royalty Network
- Justin Shukat, GM, Primary Wave Music
- Garry Velletri, Senior VP, Bug Music
Director: Nick Hamm, Ireland, 114 min (East Coast Premiere)
Based on real events, Killing Bono tells the story of young Irish rocker Neil McCormick and his younger brother Ivan, who attempt to become rock stars, but can only look on as their school friends form U2…and become the biggest band in the world. The film is based on Neil McCormick’s memoir, Killing Bono: I Am Bono’s Doppelganger. Cast: Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan, Kysten Ritter, Peter Serafinowicz, Stanley Townsend, Martin McCann and Pete Postlethwaite.
Q&A with director Nick Hamm following screening.
Moderated by Kevin Polowy, Executive Editor of MTV’s NextMovie.com
Join four of the raddest stations in college radio for an evening of equally rad music featuring:
FIDLAR (LA): http://www.facebook.com/pages/FIDLAR/107196795985818
Unstoppable Death Machines (NY): http://www.facebook.com/UNSTOPPABLEDEATHMACHINES
Slutever (PHL): http://www.facebook.com/pages/SLUTEVER/293916556989
Wild Moccasins (TX): http://www.facebook.com/wildmoccasins
Extra Life (NY):http://www.facebook.com/pages/Extra-Life/302129886310
Gangi (LA): http://www.facebook.com/gangimusic
Fresh Millions (TX): http://www.facebook.com/FreshmillionsMusic
Buxton (TX): http://www.facebook.com/buxtonband
The Sour Notes (TX): http://www.facebook.com/TheSourNotes
This is a FREE CMJ showcase!
8:30pm: Mazzi of S.O.U.L. Purpose introduction
9:07pm: Danse Daimons
9:18pm: AP Performs
9:20pm: DJ Getlive!
9:42pm: The Kickdrums
9:58pm: Chris Webby
10:20pm: DJ Don Juan
10:43pm: Cyhi Tha Prince
11:00pm: DJ Getlive x DJ Don Juan!