The New Music Seminar, which for 15 years was the #1 music conference in the world, will again be the number one place for networking and building business partnerships that will become the foundations of the new music business. The NMS will provide delegates with opportunities to meet with the leaders of the new music business, get the advice, information and tools to do it themselves.
The New Music Seminar has replaced the old “panels and moderators” approach with a Symphony of ideas in four Movements. Each Movement will have a Conductor and four or more Players. The following is the full listing.
Keynote Address: Michael Spiegelman-Head of Yahoo! Music
WELCOME TO THE NEW MUSIC BUSINESS: EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS WRONG
Setting your targets to the new definition of winning. The Story of 1000 true fans. Fan Relationship Management and an introduction to the new science of The Fan Pyramid and how to maximize revenues from your different types of fans.
Conductor: Tom Silverman-Tommy Boy/NMS
Emily White – Whitesmith Entertainment
David Hazan – The Bizmo
Lou Plaia – ReverbNation
Martin Heath – Lizard King Records, UK
Expose Yourself! Marketing for the next music business; MySpace, Facebook and Twitter are not enough.
Radio and Video are no longer the gateway to success for most developing artists. Breakthroughs happen on line, at shows, occasionally at press and college radio and specialty shows. But they happen slowly over a longer period of time. How do you get enough exposure to escape from the cursed swamp of obscurity?
Conductors: Paul Resnikoff – Digital Music News
Brian Calhoun – Soundexchange and Music Business Toolbox
Dean Raissen – Raise Up Music and Booker, Viper Room, Los Angeles
Ariel Hyatt – Ariel Publicity and Cyber PR
Corey Denis – Reapandsow
Greg Estes – Mozes
THE CREATIVE PROCESS AND RADICAL DIFFERENTIATION
The creative quartet and how to stand out in songwriting, production, image and the live show.
Conductors: Steve “Silk” Hurley – S & S Records
Bad Boy Bill – Artist
Amy Phillips – Pitchfork
Howard Greynolds – Overcoat Management, The Swell Season
Plus surprise guests
YOUR LIVE SHOW AND TOUR:
SIMPLE STEPS TO CUT THROUGH THE GLUT and REACH THE MAGIC 300 TICKET MARK
Dave Lory – Chairman/CEO, Worldwide Entertainment Group Inc.
Martin Atkins – Author, Tour:Smart & CEO Invisible Records
Tom Windish – The Windish Agency
David Cooper – Founder, Foxman/Direct to Fan
Joe Carsello – Talent Buyer, The Metro
Martin Folkman – Musician’s Atlas/Independent Music Awards
In between the Movements, delegates will network and visit the NMS Partners in attendance who are supplying complimentary promotional and marketing tools to the delegates and other useful items to assist them with their careers.
The NMS After Party Schmoozathon at Park West begins at 8pm. This private event will include artist performances by the stars of the New Music Business DIY movement.
On Monday night, October 5th, the New Music Seminar will hold their opening night reception where registered delegates can schmooze with the Conductors, Players and other heavyweights attending the Seminar the following day and make new contacts to promote your career.