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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
A&R executives talk personal creative philosophy and how they balance with the philosophies of the companies for whom they work. Panelists will discuss their views and practices in artist development, the necessary “fearless factor” of doing A&R, and A&R from discovery to signing.
Moderator: Pete Ganbarg, Head A&R, Atlantic Records
- Ron Burman, SVP A&R, Roadrunner Records
- Lee Dannay, VP A&R, Warner Chappell Publishing
- Teresa LaBarbera-Whites, SVP A&R, Columbia
- Ruby Marchand, Head of A&R, Ryko (Warner Music Group)
- Carmen Rizzo, Owner, Electrofone Music
Using the “social-verse” to connect and grow your audience. Social networking and mobile devices are bringing the world closer together and creating real time opportunities for bands, promoters, venues and labels to connect with fans, promote records and sell show tickets. Social media experts offer practical advice, the best practices and industry insight on how mobile social networking is changing the music industry. Preceded by a talk from Steve Jang, co-founder and CEO of Schematic Labs, makers of the rapidly growing SoundTracking app and community. Prior to building SoundTracking, he was a co-creator and CMO of imeem. He is also an angel investor and/or advisor to Animoto, StackMob, StumbleUpon and Uber.
Moderator: Eliot Van Buskirk, Editor, Evolver.FM, The Echo Nest
- Jonathan Crowley, Foursquare
- Steve Jang, Co-Founder & CEO, Schematic Labs (SoundTracking)
- Jason Leckberg, VP Strategy & Digital Marketing, Eleven Seven
- Brett Martin, CEO, Sonar
- Damien Patton, CEO, Banjo
Agents, venues, managers and other experts discuss how touring on $40 a day (or less) can (or can’t) happen for most emerging artists.
Moderator: Danny Garcia, Founder, FirstLive
- Megan Jacobs, Talent Buyer, The Roxy
- Mark Kates, Founder, Fenway Recordings
- Kalae All Day, Artist
- Allison Shaw, Director of B2B Marketing, Jakprints
Collaboration with your teams and partners is paramount. The quality of the songs, and the people helping to place them, are what prevail in today’s publishing and licensing landscape.
Moderator: Eric Galen, Founder & CEO, Music180.com
- Seth Faber, Partner & Director of Marketing and Artist Development, Primary Wave Music
- Glen Phillips, Director, Windish Music Licensing
- Brooke Primont, VP Music Placement & Licensing, Razor and Tie
- Jessica Sobhraj, Sir Groovy
7:30 PM - Doors Open
7:30 PM - Mike Nouveau DJ Set
7:45 PM - DJ Pauly D
8:30 PM - Anjulie
9:05 PM - Iggy Azalea
9:35 PM - Karmin
9:55 PM - Mia Moretti DJ Set
10:10 PM - Boyz II Men
10:55 PM - Mary J. Blige
After Mary is done - Little Boots DJ set
Superstar blogger, musical tastemaker and Queen of all Media, Perez Hilton, is returning to New York with his international “One Night In…” concert series. Timed around CMJ 2011 and presented by OpenSky.com, all of the headliners for the event are personally selected by Perez Hilton,reflecting his unique musical taste. Artists scheduled to perform will be announced on PerezHilton.com every day leading up to the event.
Monetizing video, video rights, and different delivery points, from direct to fan sites to large destinations, and how the right blend of these options can help build a band’s brand and drive revenue. Preceded by a conversation with Brian Dales and Doug McVehil, VEVO’s Senior Vice President of Music Programming Talent & Content Operations.
Moderator: David Moffey, CEO, Baeble
- Jessica Kantor, Head of Marketing & Content, Livestream
- Alex Kisch, Head of Business Development, VEVO
- Brandon Martinez, Co-Founder & CEO, INDMUSIC
- Ron Schneier, COO North America, Base79
Executives of some of the leaders in the direct-to-fan space share their strategies, case uses and advice.
Moderator: Nic Adler, Owner, The Roxy
- Rick Camino, President, Hello Music
- Bob Cramer, CEO, Nimbit
- Bob Moczydlowsky, VP Product & Marketing, Topspin
- Benji Rogers, CEO, Pledge Music
- Armine Saidi, Founder, Viinyl
Daniel Glass is the Founder & President of Glassnote Entertainment Group – a full-service, independent music company since 2007. Glassnote is the proud home of Grammy-winning band Phoenix, the platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated Mumford & Sons, as well as The Temper Trap, Two Door Cinema Club, Justin Nozuka, Kele, Secondhand Serenade, Royal Bangs, GIVERS and recent signings Oberhofer and Childish Gambino. With its communal spirit, exquisite mix of artists and musically-driven management team, Mr. Glass is proud that his company’s commitment to true artist development is proving successful. In April of 2010, Glassnote Records made history by becoming the first independent label to have four artists in the Top 10 of the Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart, and in 2011, Rolling Stone named Glassnote “Best Indie Label.”
Glass began his musical career as a DJ at the famed Regine’s Discotheque in New York City. He went on to SAM Records and continued at Chrysalis, then on to SBK Records. Glass’ path in music led him to become President & CEO of EMI Records Group (North America), a founding President of Universal and President of Artemis Records before eventually starting Glassnote. Daniel Glass’ career in the music industry has been marked by such success stories as: Billy Idol, Wilson Phillips, Sinead O’Connor, Jon Secada, Warren Zevon, Blur, Goldfinger, Jesus Jones, Erykah Badu, Paula Abdul, Baha Men, Kurupt, Susan Tedeschi, Technotronic, The Pretenders, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Sugarcult and Better Than Ezra, to name but a few.
Critically acclaimed music personality and show host Matt Pinfield started his career working as an on-air Talent and Music Director at WRSU-FM, the official radio station of Rutgers University. During a ten-year stint that began in 1984 as a radio DJ on WHTG-FM 106.3, the Jersey shore alternative rock radio station, he received the Gavin Award in 1992 and 1993 for National Commercial Alternative Music Director of the Year. Pinfield then kicked off his television career, hosting MTV’s “120 Minutes” in 1995, and joining the MTV Music and Talent department, where he hosted a variety of MTV shows and more than 100 MTV specials during his time at the network. In 2001, Pinfield was named Vice President of A&R and Artist Development for Columbia Records, a post that saw him sign and oversee the making of albums by multiple gold and platinum acts. In 2005, he was invited by the Rolling Stones to host an international radio interview for Premiere networks; the event featured all four band members interviewed together for the first time in more than 35 years.
In 2006, Pinfield returned to television as the host of VH1′s “VSpot Top 20 Countdown” and HDNet’s “Soundoff with Matt Pinfield.” He also co-starred as himself on Nickelodeon’s “The Naked Brothers Band.” Two years later, Pinfield took over as morning drive DJ on New York radio station WRXP 101.9 FM and was honored at the Rock and Roll hall Of Fame in Cleveland, where he spoke about his experiences and accomplishments in the music industry. Finally in 2011, MTV resurrected “120 Minutes,” one of its longest running shows in the networks history, and brought Pinfield back to host both the show host and its weekly web counterpart, “120 Seconds” on MTVHive.com.
Panelists will discuss music business-related career opportunities, paths and development.
Moderator: Rev. Moose, General Manager, The Syndicate
- Wheeler Newman, Audio/Music Business Degrees - Career Development, Full Sail University
- Perry Serpa, President, Good Cop PR
- Shirley A. Washington, Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Music Business Program
-Trudy Lartz, Nielsen Music
As the music industry landscape changes, the college market's significance in breaking bands and brands is becoming increasingly vital. In the past few years, we've seen artists with no albums and no recording contract (but with solid local fan followings) explode through the utilization of online resources and nationwide campus tours. Capitalizing on that same success via similar marketing principles, brands are now beginning to target the college music scene more and more.
Moderator: Katie Bickley, Director of Student Activities, University of Missouri
- Matthew Maysonet, Senior Talent Agent, Partner at New Universal Entertainment Agency
- Vishal Sapra, Senior Director, Brand Development, Mr Youth
- Sonny Shotz, Artist, The Dean’s List
- Graham Rothenberg, The Syndicate
Making an impact on the greater good, helping you help others while you're working.
Moderator: Rynda Laurel, Partner, DigiStar & CauseWeRock
- Jay Harren, Founder, Downtime
- Liz Heller, CEO, Buzztone
- Erica Leite, Youth Outreach Director, Keep A Breast Foundation
- Jamie Tworkowski, Founder, To Write Love on Her Arms
- Alexander Collins, Artist Liaison/Tour Coordinator, Invisible Children, Inc.
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