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Tuesday, October 21
 

11:00am

Fans Can't Illegally Download Your Merch
Links About Once your fans have "obtained" your music one way or another, they are looking to connect with you on different levels. It's no secret that merchandising is a great way to connect with fans while lining your pockets; but there are secrets, tips and good solid advice that these panelists will offer up during this discussion on "all things merch".
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Panelists Moderator: Peter Catapano, Managing Editor, amNewYork Gary Kline, Entertainment Attorney/ Manager, Gary Kline Entertainment Jonathan O'Brien, Director Ad/Merch/Design, Astralwerks, sound/friends Mitchell Chun, EVP Corporate Development, Zazzle Felix Sebacious, Senior Vice President, A&R, Bravado International Group Cole Whittle, Bass Player, Semi Precious Weapons

11:00am

It's Broken, Fix It: Modern Profitability In The Music Industry
Links About This panel will be an in-depth discussion on new models for the music industry and how they integrate to make a system that is profitable and fair for all.
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Panelists Moderator: Scott Austin, CEO, Authentik Artists Dallas Austin, Artist/Producer/Owner, Rowdy Records Steve Yegelwel, President, S-Curve Records Chris Gannett, VP Strategic Marketing & Business Development, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Ian Rogers, CEO, Topspin

11:00am

Who's Up For A Pub-crawl?
Links About Who's Up for a Pub-crawl? Definition: "PUB-CRAWLS" focus on the social aspect of meeting new friends and being introduced to new places in a strange city. Come meet these hard working music publishers, hear them discuss current publishing topics, and then have them take an ear to your tracks.
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Panelists Jeremy Yohai, Music Publisher, Downtown Recording/Publishing Sara Kapuchinski, Creative Director, Stage Three Music (US) Inc. Ron Perry, Senior Creative A&R, SONGS Music Publishing Alex Holz, Director of Client Relations, Rightsflow Jessica Sorbhraj, Co-Founder, Sir Groovy

12:30pm

2009: The Best Ways To Discover The Best New Music
Links About An information sharing forum on places and new ways to connect with music, artists and fans.
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Panelists Moderator: Scott Kuckler, Director of Artist Relations, A&R Unlimited, LLC Lora Kratchounova, VP Marketing, Ourstage Lamonda Williams, Director of Urban & Latin Programming, Music Choice Gavin Haag, Program Director, Concert Vault/Wolfgang's Vault Megan West, Entertainment Manager, Zune

12:30pm

Artist Development; Then and Now
Links About Technology, coupled with the current status of the music industry has forced many aspiring artists into developing their craft on their own. Who is developing artists? What are the industry leaders looking for and what are the steps being taken to increase the artists' chances of a long and prosperous career?
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Panelists Moderator: Jason Flom Stephen Ferrera, Executive Vice President, A&R, Island/Mercury Records Gregg Wattenberg, Chief Creative Officer/Executive Vice President, Wind-Up Records Jonathan Daniel, Partner, Crush Music Management Steve Rifkind, Founder and Chairman, SRC (Street Records Corporation)

12:30pm

Avenues for Music Placement
Links About This informative panel will expose innovative ways and resources for getting music into film, TV and other media channels.
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Panelists Moderator: Randy Frisch, President, Lovecat Music Stephanie Diaz-Matos, Executive Producer/Music Supervisor, Search Party Music Dan Burt, Music Producer/Supervisor, JWT Amy Rosen, Director of Music Supervision and Licensing, GreyNYC Jim Dunbar, Music Supervisor, Search Party Music

12:30pm

Essential Resources For Independent Labels
Links About Running a real deal independent label isn't easy. Yes, there are ways now to cut corners, but you can easily spin your wheels for years on various mistakes. Come find out about some great resources out there from our expert panelists who have made the trek.
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Panelists Moderator: Steven Corn, CEO, BFM Digital Jim Mahoney, VP Membership, A2IM Rob Schustack, Director, Music Licensing and A&R, The Orchard Daniel Glass, President/CEO, Glassnote Entertainment Group Steven Tramposch, Manager, Launchpad Entertainment

12:30pm

Understanding Mastering
Links About Mastering; always a touchy subject. Why? Because it's complicated, it can be expensive, and it makes a huge difference as the last part of the recording process. This expert panel will expose modern mastering issues and techniques while the process is explained.
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Panelists Moderator: Christopher Walsh, Recording Engineer, Pro Sound News Adam Ayan, Mastering Engineer, Gateway Mastering & DVD Andreas Meyer, Mastering Engineer, Tangerine Mastering, Weehawken NJ Andy VanDette, Chief Engineer, Masterdisk NYC Alan Silverman, Owner, Arf! Mastering, NYC

2:00pm

A Jazz State of the Union Forum
Links About This panel, featuring the legendary Slide Hampton, will deliver compelling conversation about changes in jazz music along with the state of the jazz industry.
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Panelists Moderator: Locksley Wellington Hampton / DBA Slide Hampton, Owner/President/Founder/Composer/Arranger/ Master Trombonist, Slide Hampton Musique Eli Wolf, Vice President, A&R, Blue Note Records Guy Eckstine, Partner, Iconique Music Group Anthony Charles Hammond/ DBA Tony Charles, VP-Director of Marketing, Slide Hampton Musique/Owner, The Anthony Charles Agency Jana Herzen President, Motema Music

2:00pm

Everything PR Minus the Music
Links About The visual, verbal and textual message an artist sends to a target audience is a very important element of any music campaign. These panelists know what it takes to clearly and effectively convey a clear message to a target audience for an artist.
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Panelists Moderator: Lawrence Lui, Senior Director, Marketing, Astralwerks Angela Barkan, Senior Director Marketing & Publicity, Sony BMG Music Entertainment- Victor Music Group Ariel Hyatt, President/Founder, Ariel Publicity/Cyber PR Gerald Moss, VP Marketing, Koch Entertainment Justin Tranter, Frontman/ Owner & Designer, Semi Precious Weapons/ Fetty Jewelry

2:00pm

Thank God We Got Dropped
Links About "?There's a statement you hear more and more everyday. Panelists here will open this can of worms by giving the audience a dose of reality about being signed to a major label, and the modern opportunities abound with "life after label."
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Panelists Moderator: Michael Caplan, Executive Vice President, A&R, Razor and Tie Ed Harris, Guitarist, Lake Trout Michael Goldstone, Owner- Mom and Pop Music, Qprime Jeffrey Epstein, Vice President, Elite Artist Services Patti Rothberg, The Bogart Trip

2:00pm

The Ad Based and Subscription Based Models Dissected
Links About The basic "Ad Model" is based on letting users consume music for free in return for viewing advertising. There are many opinions on whether or not this concept will hold, and many say the numbers don't add up. While the Subscription Model has been around for a while, it's now starting to take on a new life with emerging companies, concepts and technologies. Here expert panelists will converse about these models along with their pros and cons.
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Panelists Moderator: Steven Masur, Esq, Managing Director, MasurLaw Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic Matthew Adell, VP Music Services, Napster Russ Rieger, VP, Strategic Initiatives, SpiralFrog George Searle, CEO, Lime Wire

2:00pm

You're An Artist. Who's on YOUR 'Team'?
Links About Here we focus on a most important factor of your career as an artist"? how to build a successful team around you. From you're girlfriend taking emails at shows, to your publicist utilizing those email addresses; you can't go it alone but you can control your business.
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Panelists Moderator: Allison Shaw, Operations Manager, Listen Records, Sony Steven Beer, Entertainment Attorney, Greenberg Traurig LLP Chris Taylor, President, Last Gang Records Bryan Garza, Singer/Songwriter, Scissors For Lefty Brian Waymire, President, DreamScapers Artist Development

3:30pm

A Performance Rights Organizations Cagematch
Links About One unsigned PRO-less band, their entertainment attorney, and 3 PRO's each looking to land a new signature. If you ever wondered what the difference was between ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC, here is your chance to find out with a front row seat. To raise the stakes, the band will be announcing their choice at their CMJ showcase that night.
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Panelists Moderator: Steven Beer, Entertainment Attorney, Greenberg Traurig LLP Jason Silberman, Director Membership, ASCAP Ned Goldman, Lead Singer, Comic Book Heroes Linda Lorence-Critelli, Vice President, Writer Publisher Relations, SESAC, Inc. Ben Tischker, Writer/Publisher Relations, BMI

3:30pm

Go Cheap or Stay Home: A Cost Effective Touring Symposium
Links About It used to be: Get in the van > rock a club > sIt used to be: Get in the van > rock a club > sell cds from said rocking > fill tank, eat, sleep, repeat. Wait, no one is buying CD's and gas prices are over $4/gallon"? This panel will assess the current state of the touring independent artist and aim to collectively shed some light on effectively squashing gig-obstacles.
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Panelists Moderator: Ralph Jaccodine, President, Ralph Jaccodine Management Stephen Brush, President, International Artist Agency Howard Han, Founder/CEO, GigMaven Geoff Rickly, Singer, Thursday Heath Miller, Talent Buyer, Metropolitan Talent Presents

3:30pm

Grabbing Web 2.0 By the Horns
Links About Social-networking, wikis, vlogs, folksonomies"? HELP! WEB 2.0 simplified, explained and embraced.
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Panelists Moderator: Victorganic, Programmer/Producer, Columbia University & Flavorpill.com Panos Panay, Founder & CEO, Sonicbids Kristen Bender, Director, Product Development/Digital, Universal Music Jonathan Hull, Director of Strategic Relationships, Ning Jack Welde, Senior Vice President-Product Placement, eMusic Grant Johmann, Vice President of Marketing, Wiredset

3:30pm

Mixing in the Box
Links About An in-depth conversation on the technique of mixing music without a mixing console. Plugins, DAWs, stems, tips and tricks will all be covered on this forum.
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Panelists Moderator: David Weiss, NYC Editor, Mix Magazine Scott Riebling, Producer Rick Beato, Producer Billy Hume, Producer/Songwriter/Recording Engineer Mark Needham, Record Producer/Album Mixer, Brightman Music

3:30pm

The Hip-Hop Renaissance: A Cultural Rebirth? (Feat. Q-Tip)
Links About Hip-Hop Redux - There's new breed of hip hop artists in the digital music world who are adopting, while re-interpreting, old school hip hop music. Artists such as Knux, Charles Hamilton, Plastic Little, Kidz in the Hall, Cool Kids - do they represent a re-birth of hip hop? Has the internet been the gateway that breaks down old walls that have stood between hip hop music and its growth? In the world of Social Networking, has it also had a political impact on the rise and era of change i.e. Obama's ascendancy to the Presidency? Hip Hop as a culture, has a history of being reticent to change. Why?
 
Wednesday, October 22
 

11:00am

Hi Fidelity for the Future
Links About This panel is an in-depth conversation and demonstration on the future of hi fidelity listening. If you're a fan of sonic maximization, you do not want to miss this panel.
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Panelists Moderator: Michael Fremer, Senior Contributing Editor, Stereophile Magazine Steve Guttenberg, Freelance Writer David Chesky, President, HDTracks.com Jeffrey Cowan, Vice President of Training Development, D&M Holdings Jim Anderson, Professor, Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music, New York University Steve Berkowitz, Sr. V.P. A & R Legacy/CMG, Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.

11:00am

Independent Success Stories
Links About Hear some positively enlightening and interesting stories on how these D.I.Y.'ers took it to the streets; and then to the next level.
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Panelists Moderator: Peter Gordon, President, Thirsty Ear Recordings Mike Butterworth, President/Artist, Authentic Records/The Nadas Shira, Play-A-Grrrl Productionz Vincent Fiorello, President/Drummer, Paper & Plastic Records/Less Than Jake Del McCoury, The Del McCoury Band Stan Strickland, Manager, Rainmaker Management

11:00am

Internationally Licensing the Future
Links About There's been recent positive forward motion to make international licensing easier and more lucrative for independent entities. The European Commission is mandating what will be known as a "Pan European" system which will blur boarders and institute a "one-stop" licensing shop for international territories. Not everyone's happy, but it will create opportunity for the basis of this discussion of licensing music internationally...
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Panelists Moderator: David Pichilingi, Director, Liverpool Sound City! Charles Caldas, CEO, Merlin Bennett Lincoff, Attorney, Law Office of Bennett Lincoff Jim Powers, President, Minty Fresh Jedd Katrancha, Senior Director, Creative Services, Downtown Music Publishing

11:00am

Sponsorship: A Futuristic Music Industry Strategy
Links About Effectively pairing the right artists with the right brands can lead to lucrative and mutually beneficial end results. What are some of the newest concepts around this fast growing strategy? How can managers and other entities in the industry utilize this concept?
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Panelists Moderator: Marcie Cardwell, President, MAC PRESENTS Maurice Bernstein, CEO/President, Giant Step Andre Gaccetta, Executive Director, Entertainment Marketing, George P. Johnson Dave Santaniello, SVP, Strategic Marketing & Business Development, Sony BMG Commercial Group Jay B. Ziskrout, Founder & CEO, DYMPOL, Inc.

11:00am

The Stinging Reach of the RIAA: Don't Taze Me Bro
Links About The methodology and practices of the RIAA's lawsuits have been both celebrated and challenged. Do music consumers really understand the people affected by downloading and sharing illegal music? Probably not. Can labels justify the old business practices and the reasoning behind not embracing the digital age sooner? Probably not. Bring your opinions as this will be an open sounding board for our panelists.
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Panelists Moderator: Rick Carnes, President, Songwriters Guild of America/Vice President, National Music Council/Chairman of Communications Committee, Music United Amaechi Uzoigwe, Co-Founder/Chairman, Definitive Jux/ A2IM Maura Corbett, Spokesperson, Digital Freedom Campaign Hugo Jimenez, Managing Partner, Bethlehem Technologies Aram Sinnreich, Visiting Professor/Managing Partner, New York University/Radar Research Inc.

12:30pm

Gadgets for Tweakheads and the next big thing'?
Links About All right, so you've blogged, you've vlogged, you've got your own "Rock Band" now and you're racking up some serious points. You're latest version of the iPhone and its aps are staring to bore you, so what's next? What are the next big shifts and trends around the corner in media that will continue to quench thirsty tech savvy minds?
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Panelists Moderator: Benjamin Wagner, VP, MTV News Cesar Menendez, Online Community Manager, Zune Kevin Barwin, Vice President-Business Development, Overlay.tv Russ Eisenman, Vice President, Marketing, SanDisk A/V Rome Thomas, Head of Sales & Artist Development, A&M/Octone Records

12:30pm

Music and The Video Game Takeover
Links About Video games are fast becoming the new radio and distro outlets of the 21st Century music industry. Mega-bands such as Metalica are even releasing full LPs in video game formats. Our expert gamer panel will cover many relevant topics trends and issues.
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Panelists Moderator: Alex Hackford, Head of A&R, SCEA/PLAYSTATION Ryan Barkin, Senior Director, Advertising & Video Games, Primary Wave Music Publishing Madelyn Scarpulla, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Roadrunner Records Tim Riley, Vice President, Music Affairs, Activision Blizzard Bryn Bennett, Guitarist/Programmer, Bang Camaro/Harmonix Music Systems Tim Riley, Vice President-Music Affairs, Activision Blizzard

12:30pm

The Evolvement of Social Networks and Music
Links About The relationship between music and social networks is still gaining momentum. As technology evolves, so does the potential for groundbreaking music. Our panelists converse about current and future trends.
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Panelists Moderator: Nancy Tarr, Founder, Artist Relations/Social Media/Music Supervision, rockcandy.tv Paul Bergess, President, Slope Music & Marketing Chuck Wilson, CEO, Triumph Media Holdings, Inc. Tobin Watkinson, Director of A&R, MySpace Records Ali Partovi, CEO, iLike Bill Nguyen, Founder, Lala.com

12:30pm

The Internet Music Broadcasting Dilemma
Links About New royalty rates for webcasters have recently been imposed by copyright judges (CRB) and have started a firestorm of opinions. These royalties which are separate than that of terrestrial stations affect labels, artists and broadcasters. Here we sift through the facts to discuss this important topic.
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Panelists Moderator: David Oxenford, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Rusty Hodge, General Manager and Program Director, SomaFM Margo Drgos, Founder, Organic Entertainment & Media Patrick Rains, Owner, Patrick Rains & Associates/PRA Records Colin Rushing, Senior Counsel, SoundExchange, Inc.

12:30pm

The Political Spin on the Music Industry
Links About What do Barack Obama, John McCain and RIAA all have in common? "Change!" This panel is sure to set off some fireworks as it pulls up the political roots of music and exposes the affects of politics and the music industry. Believe it or not, lobbyists are pushing new laws that would change many aspects of the business and music as we know it. Our expert panelists will shed interesting light on front-burner political/music industry issues, and how they intertwine with the laws, policies, and ethics of intellectual property... and beyond!
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Panelists Moderator: Catherine M. Fitterman, Professor and Director, Undergraduate Music Business Program, New York University Gary Adelman, Partner/Attorney, Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck Daryl P. Friedman, Vice President Advocacy & Government Relations, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc Charles J. Sanders, Outside Counsel, Songwriters Guild of America Jeffrey Gandel, Owner/President, Royalty Recovery, Inc.

2:00pm

Spring Awakening: Sex, Broadway & Rock 'n Roll!
Links About Hear from Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Tom Hulce and Grammy and Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik on how this indie-rock musical shook up Broadway with its fusion of morality, sexuality and rock 'n roll. The New York Times declared: "Broadway will never be the same!" They will be joined by members of the Broadway cast with selections from the show's ground-breaking score.
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Panelists Duncan Sheik, Composer, Spring Awakening (Tony/Grammy Award Winner) Tom Hulce, Producer, Spring Awakening (8 Time Tony Award Winner)

3:30pm

A Day in the Life of a Music Publisher
Links About If you've ever wondered EXACTLY what a music publisher does on a daily basis, you don't want to miss this panel. As record labels struggle, the music publishing roll grows more and more important for elements such as placement, A&R, and added revenue streams. Panelists Moderator: J. Reid Hunter, Attorney At Law, Serling Rooks & Ferrara, LLP Mara Schwartz, Senior Director of Creative Services/Film, TV and New Media, Bug Music Jake Ottmann, Vice President East Coast Creative, EMI Publishing Richard Stumpf, Senior Vice President, Creative and Marketing, Cherry Lane Music Publishing Doug Keogh, Executive Vice President, Roadrunner Records

3:30pm

How, Where and Why I Wrote That Song
Links About This round of songwriters will discuss the inspiration and methodology behind some of the great songs they have written.
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Panelists Juliana Hatfield, Artist, Ye Olde Records Preston Lovinggood, Wild Sweet Orange Mike Henry, CEO, Paragon Media Strategies

3:30pm

Inmates Running The Asylum
Links About Pushing against the advent of the major label 360 model and increased pressure to sell Gold or Bust, many well established acts and their managers have decided to forgo the traditional Record Label Structure entirely by releasing their own material, maintaining all their rights and reaping the lions share of the income. Is this the age of Artist (and Manager) Empowerment?
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Panelists Moderator: Kevin Wortis, Co-Founder & President, World's Fair Label Group Kevin Day, Founder, Rocket Science Inc. Molly Neuman, Partner, Indivision Management Neal Sugarman, Daptone Records, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Jon Topper, Manager, Top Artist Productions

3:30pm

Music for Change
Links About Sounds simple right? Well it's not. This group will go behind the scenes to brainstorm more ways for artists and musicians to promote beneficial changes across the layers of our social, economical and political landscape.
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Panelists Moderator: Paul Rieckhoff, Founder & Executive Director, IAVA Kiff Gallagher, Founder & CEO, Music National Service Initiative Lara Sanders, Youth Marketing Manager, Peta2 Bob Ferguson, Music & Media Outreach Coordinator, OxFam America J.R. Denson, Artist, Greater Good

3:30pm

Unformatting the Radio Formats
Links About Here we go deep into discussion on the evolution of commercial "Radio Formats". It will precisely discuss current trends and formats along with what is and isn't working in today's markets.
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Panelists Moderator: Steve Kline, Senior Vice President-Marketing & Promotion, Tenth Street Entertainment/Eleven Seven Music Hannah Carlen, Manager, Non-Commercial Radio Promotions, SPECTRE Entertainment Group J.J. Jensen, Owner, Foundation Media Gregg Steele, Vice President of Rock, Sirius XM Andrew Corey, Programming Manager, WKXP
 
Thursday, October 23
 

11:00am

If I Only Had Some Funding
Links About Artists and managers are finally starting to figure out that a label sometimes is nothing more than a bank. If you've got the goods, why not just find some funding and control your own destiny? Find out some creative ways to raise.
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Panelists Moderator: Josh Scheiner, Chief Operating Officer, Apex Exposure, Inc. Dagmar Heijmans, Co-Founder/Music Director/General Manager, Sellaband Andy Zipf, Artist, Keep On! Music LLC Michele Samuel, Principal, Beautiful Day Entertainment Jon Robert, Performing Artist Singer/Songwriter, Red Cup Records

11:00am

Major Label Outlook: What's Left? What's Next?
Links About The business paradigm is shifting for major labels. Fewer signings, 360 deals, and a concentration on New Media are just a few pieces to an ever-changing puzzle. Here, we play the part of a fly on the wall inside the offices of today's major labels.
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Panelists Moderator: Richard Grabel, Partner, Davis Shapiro Lewit & Hayes Adam Block, GM, Sony/Legacy Eddie Applebaum, Manager, Hits/The MGMT Co/The Greenhouse David Wolter, Senior Vice President-A&R, RCA Music Group Phil Wild, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, EMI Music North America

11:00am

Writing Jingles and Other Ways to Make $ and Not Be Cool
Links About If you're an independent producer or musician, there are many new opportunities out there to generate income streams. The digital age has enabled crafty people to turn beats, songs and noise into "works for hire", while also allowing you to get paid for digital steaming.
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Panelists Moderator: Tony Shimkin, Composer/Producer, Noble Music Inc/Face The Music Eric Hillebrecht, VP, Executive Creative Director, The Lodge Jean Scofield, Music Producer, BBDO/NY Sara Matarazzo, Executive Producer, Search Party Music Neeta Ragoowansi, Director of Artist-Label Relations, SoundExchange

12:00pm

Swedish Music Seminar
Links About A professional music seminar focusing on the current state of the music industry in Sweden and the United States and what the future holds for both countries will be presented by Export Music Sweden and the Consulate General of Sweden in collaboration with Sirius Satellite Radio, the NYU Stern School of Business and CMJ at Scandinavia House in New York on October 23. The one-day professional seminar will explore the ongoing, extensive and highly successful relationship between the Swedish and U.S. music industries. Record label professionals, songwriters, producers, music publishers and artists from both Sweden and the United States are scheduled to attend.
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12:30pm

Something-Stock:What's on the Horizon for Festivals in America
Links About There's been a movement over the past 3-5 years involving the emergence of European style boutique festivals across America. Some include: Virgin Mobile Fest, All Points West, Rothbury, The Monolith Festival, Outside Lands, and the Treasure Island Music Fest. From the traveling festivals prevalent in the early and mid-90's (Warped Tour, Ozzfest), to the stationary destination festivals of today, this panel will look closely at how festivals are evolving, what it will take for these new events to survive, and what newer concepts are still ahead.
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Panelists Hilary Leftick, Executive Producer, Pop Montreal International Music Festival Mike Childs, President, Ledge Entertainment Gillian Zulauf, Operations Manager/Artist Relations, North By Northeast Festival Sean O'Connell, President, Music Allies

12:30pm

Three Hundred and Sixty Degrees: A Discussion with the Managers of MMF
Links About The now famous (or infamous) "360 deal" is a pretty common term. What are the actual parameters involved with this kind of relationship? All issues and topics will be discussed by people living it.
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Panelists Moderator: Jim Cooperman, COO & EVP Business and Legal Affairs, Windup Records, Wind-up Entertainment, Inc Jake Gold, President/CEO, The Management Trust Ltd. Steven Scharf, President/Senior VP Creative, Steven Scharf Entertainment/Carlin America Dave Steunebrink, Manager, Showdown Productions Brian Hetherman, President, Curve Music/Cerberus Artists Management Mike Worthington, Head of Sales & Distribution, WorldwideTommy Boy Records

12:30pm

Web 2.0, Music 2.0, and the Blog Factor
Links About This IS NOT just another panel about how blogs are exposing new acts. The discussion here is about relevance and credibility. Some bloggers and blog sites now have the capability to help an unsigned act fill a room or sell records and products on their own to the masses. Meet some virtual gatekeepers.
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Panelists Moderator: Grant Lawrence, Radio Host/Producer/Blog Writer, CBC Radio 3 Tony Zeoli, CEO, Netmix.com Amrit Singh, Executive Director, Stereogum Alex Tween, Record Label Proprietor/Musician, Threespheres/The Forms Taylor McKnight, Partner, The Hype Machine

12:30pm

What's It Like Over There?
Links About This panel of international artists and music industry professionals will be discussing their respective international music scenes in depth. The goal here is to expose resources, programs, and information for aspiring international artists and industry professionals.
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Panelists Moderator: Jean Cook, Deputy Director, Future of Music Coalition Rachelle Van Zantan, International Touring and Recording Artist, Numinous Music Paulo André Moraes Pires, Creator, Abril Pro Rock Festival (Brazil) Rio Farabi, Guitarist, White Shoes & The Couples Company (Jakarta, Indonesia) Joel McDonald, Lead Guitarist, Torch Le Monde (Australia)

2:00pm

Bands as Brands
Links About For an artist just starting out, one of the smartest concepts to live by is considering yourself as a brand. In the next ten years, you will need to figure out non-traditional ways to make money. By branding your business as an artist, you are more likely to profit from revenue streams off the beaten path.
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Panelists Moderator: Adam Shore, Manager Lynne Leger, SVP Brand Partnerships & New Channel Development, EMI Music Jason Walsmith, CEO/Artist, Authentic Records/The Nadas Aimee Berger, Executive Director Brand Partnerships, Primary Wave Publishing King Khan, Artist

2:00pm

Current Independent Culture Through the Eyes of True Indie Pioneers
Links About Some are saying that with the decline of the major label system, there will soon be an insurgence of more successful independent record companies and independent artists. This panel will dive into the minds of and experiences of Indie warriors prying out information to forecast the prospective future climate of music and other art forms of the independent landscape. Discussions will include everything from personal views to personal experiences and will focus on where the independent music scene is headed.
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Panelists Moderator: Rob Harvilla, Music Editor, Village Voice Dave Allen, Director, Insights & Digital Media, Nemo Design Paul D. Miller/DJ Spooky, Artist Craig Wedren, Singer/Composer, Shudder To Think Walter Schreifels, Musician/Songwriter/Producer

2:00pm

Lifestyle Marketing: Non-Traditional Thinking for Traditional Thinkers
Links About When you can connect your music with the day-to-day activities and interests of your fans, then you will consequently have fans for life. The impact of lifestyle marketing cannot be overstated. Keeping that in mind, it's a smart idea to devote a solid portion of your marketing efforts toward lifestyle marketing.
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Panelists Moderator: Dan Heimbrock, President/CEO, FanMail Marketing David Fagin, Singer/Songwriter/Marketing Executive, Noshpit Entertainment Zach Papale, Manager, Marketing & Music Promotion, mtvU Karl Wente, 5th Generation Winemaker, Wente Vineyards Damian Bulluck, Sr. PR Manager-Lifestyle PR, Zune

2:00pm

2:00pm

The Basics Of An Effective Online Ad Campaign
Links About Online advertising campaigns are in their infancy stage with regards to the future of music. In an open discussion form, this panel will start with the basics and continue on to discuss more in-depth info and strategies.
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Panelists Moderator: Robert Cukierman, National Sales Director, Digital, Billboard Doug Perlson, CEO, Targetspot Inc. Robert Cukierman, Senior Account Executive, New Business Development, The Nielson Company Adam La Rue, Director, Music & Entertainment Division, Indieclick Scott Portugal, SVP, Global Business Development, Traffiq

3:30pm

A New Media Fat Trimming Session
Links About Overwhelming fatty web content is everywhere. From falsely pumping your Myspace plays, to strategically connecting your social networking web; this panel cuts through the fat and gets right to the lean meat of infiltrating your target audience in web 2.0... and what you really need to know.
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Panelists Moderator: Christina Zafiris, Consultant Lars Murray, Senior Director Digital Media and Marketing, Sony Marni Wandner, President, Sneak Attack Media Jenny Penny Verdon, Director of New Media, Indegoot Entertainment / McGathy Promotions Steve Soboslai, Modern Short Stories/Punchline

3:30pm

Blog Hop and the Digital Factor
Links About Between blogs, social networks, and file-sharing, the Internet has affected the music industry at every level and in every genre, especially hip-hop where the longstanding tradition of mixtapes has even gone digital. Here we'll discuss hip-hop's digital revolution, which blogs have cred and why, how such sites are impacting the genre's landscape and other pertinent digital topics regarding the genre.
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Panelists Moderator: Jeff Clyburn, Director-Music, National Geographic Global Media Jesse Stone, Vice President & General Manager, Babygrande Records Dan Petruzzi, Brand Director, Okayplayer.com Brother Marquis, 2 LIVE CREW, Nu Focuz/Lil Joe Records Fresh Kid Ice, 2 LIVE CREW, Nu Focuz/Lil Joe Records

3:30pm

Music Licensing Reform - Digital Cell Block: Section 115
Links About The compulsory mechanical license allows for the reproduction and distribution of any commercially released non-dramatic musical work. Section 115 governs the terms and conditions for these activities, including the royalty payments. It's obvious to many that the current antiquated system of collecting royalties does not work well in the digital world. It's crucial that legislation reforming the music licensing system respect creators' property rights. Let the conversation begin...
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Panelists Moderator: Kent J. Klavens, Music Industry Attorney, Law Offices of Kent J. Klavens Barry Heyman, Entertainment Attorney, Heyman Law David Israelite, President & CEO, National Music Publishers' Assocation Dave Stein Esq. Jonathan Finegold, President, Fine Gold Music

3:30pm

The Music Supervision Evolution and Master Critique
Links About Licensing music is a great way for any artist to gain ground. Walls have been torn down with the digital age and music supervisors are turning to Indie artists with great sounding masters. Drop your master recording in one of the "Mood Boxes" to be randomly critiqued at the end.
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Panelists Moderator: David Hnatiuk, Music Supervisor, MTV Doug Bernheim, Co-President, Sound Pictures Bronwen Boyan, Music Supervisor Joe Rudge, Music Supervisor, Search Party Music
 
Friday, October 24
 

11:00am

Cost Effective Music Video Insurgence
Links About Music videos are back and in full force minus one aspect, you don't need a label or megabucks winnings to make a good one. This forum technically and creatively discusses ways to cut some corners while maintaining a professional finish.
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Panelists Moderator: Michael Sheahan, President/Producer/Songwriter, Finest Music Lou Smith, DLJ Video Promotion Mike J. Marco, Sr. Producer, MTV On-Air Promos Gabriel Barbaro, Freelance Director/Shooter/Editor Kevin J. Custer, Director/Editor

11:00am

Major Label A&R Discussion and Demo Critique
Links About We know how fans are discovering new music, but how are labels discovering new music? A&R topics will be discussed followed by a good ole demo throw-down and critiquing.
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Panelists Moderator: Matt Pinfield, Morning Show Host, 101.9 RXP Moderator: Leslie Fram, Program Director/Morning Show Co-Host, 101.9 RXP Nicolas Ferrara Esq, Serling Rooks & Ferrara, LLP Greg Johnson, A&R, Atlantic Records Seth Friedman, Manager, Redlight Management Rob Stevenson, President of A&R, Virgin Records David Bendeth, Producer, Songwriter, Recording/Mixing Engineer

11:00am

Metal Radio in 2008
Links About Metal radio, like the rest of the music industry, is rapidly changing. How are you keeping your show and station competitive with so many other entertainment choices out there? Have changing label dynamics changed the way you get or play music? Do you owe it to your listeners to play what they want to hear, or do they look to you to curate the metal they'll be hearing? And what even counts as metal these days?
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Panelists Moderator: Mark Abramson, VP Promotions, RoadRunner Records Jose Mangin, Format Manager/On-Air Talent, Sirius-XM Radio Munsey Ricci, Skateboard Marketing Vince Edwards, Publicity/Radio Promo/Tour Press, Metal Blade Records Greg Ahrens, Music Director,WSOU

11:00am

Music and Philanthropy
Links About There are many music based philanthropic organizations that provide relief and funding to worthy humanitarian and environmental causes around the Globe. This panel will openly discuss how music has a way of bringing people together while raising funds to help soften the blows that come with problematic situations, and the responsibility of us all to help those in need.
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Panelists Moderator: Annie Balliro, Senior Director Global Brand Philanthropy, Hard Rick International Noreen Springstead, Director Fundraising & Marketing, WHY (World Hunger Year) Michael Solomon, Co-Owner, Brick Wall Management Darryl "DMC"? McDaniels, Groundbreaking Artist & Music Pioneer Rebecca Lichtenfeld, Special Projects Coordinator, WITNESS

11:00am

Upstreaming and Downsizing
Links About The game-plan has changed today for both Indie and Major Labels. Major Labels are looking to the Indies to get bands out of the gate, while Indie labels look at major labels to pick up options. This panel discusses new strategies of the upstreaming process along with its dynamics in a shrinking industry.
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Panelists Moderator: Neil Levine, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Sony BMG- Battery Records David Boxenbaum, A&M, Octone Records Eric Silver, President, System Recordings/Doubleblind Music Dominic Pandiscia, Senior Vice President & General Manager, EMI Global Music Services & Caroline Distribution Fred Feldman, President, East West Records

12:30pm

Artist X: The D.I.Y. Route
Links About Take a ride on a DIY journey. This successful indipendent artist along with the panelists will take the audience through the process of DIY artist cycle.
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Panelists Moderator: Alexia Erlichman, President, Music Gorilla Karen Sundell, Associate VP Entertainment, Rogers & Cowan Peter Wells, Senior VP Operations, Customer Advocate, TuneCore, Inc. Lang Freeman, Lead Singer/Artist, Sounds Under Radio Jon Wyman, Engineer/Producer, This Sounds Good

12:30pm

Global Mobile Music Business
Links About Here we are; 2008 and directly downloading music, games and powerful aps onto our phones. Experts say that revenue will increase in this market dramatically in the next 5 years. Many layers of this business will be discussed in this panel.
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Panelists Moderator: Stephen Block, VP Business Affairs and Senior Counsel, HFA Patrick Sullivan, President/CEO, Rightsflow LLC James Williams, Senior Contract Administrator, Business & Legal Affairs, Cherry Lane Music Are Traasdahl, CEO & Co-Founder, Thumbplay Daniel Cohen, Vice President, Business Development, Dada Entertainment Jonathan Dworkin, Head of Label Relations, Nokia

12:30pm

Online Video: How to Successfully Rise Above the Noise
Links About Online video is a key component to any developing artists' marketing arsenal, but there are many hoops to jump through to really leverage its power. Ultimately, music video distribution via multiple sharing sites and social networks can lead to commercial radio spins, a global fan base and additional revenue channels. It's figuring out how to get noticed and rise above the noise that's the hard part. This panel of industry insiders has strategic tips on how to engage your fan base, drive play counts, create traction and buzz, and, essentially, get the publishers to work for you through collaborative promotions.
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Panelists Moderator: Clay Fain, Senior Content Programmer, Blastro Networks Val Emmich, Artist, Bluhammock Music Simon Kellman, Manager, New Ventures, Global Digital Business, Sony BMG Music Entertainment John Warden, Owner, Rive Video Promotion Andy Gesner, Owner, HIP Video Promo

12:30pm

Small Stations - Big Obstacles
Links About For every huge radio station in a city, there are many low-watt'ers fighting the good fight. Small town stations (including internet stations) share common problems such as budgeting, staffing, promotions and community involvement to name a few. Here we discuss some of these obstacles while collectively acting as a sounding board for constructive ideas.
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Panelists Moderator: Steve Gardner, Label Manager, Yep Roc Records Jerry Steller, Owner/ Radio Representative, Vitriol Promotion Rachel Reynolds, Music Publicity Director, KCRW 89.9FM Jessica Kizer, Music Director, 89.1 WIDR FM Jorge DeCouto, Creative Director/Co-Founder, East Village Radio

12:30pm

The Changing Face of Metal: Evolution or Identity Crisis?
Links About Cross-pollination with other genres has always been crucial to the development of metal. In the internet age, the metal scene is no longer localized, leading to hyper-fast exchange of ideas and turnover of eras. Metal bands now seamlessly mix into traditionally non-metal tours and festivals. Labels fearlessly sign diverse rosters. The "metal" sound is no longer definable. Should it be restricted by definition? How can the metal scene hold its ground? Does it even need to?
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Panelists Paul Conroy ChannelZero Entertainment/Ferret Music (moderator) Guy Kozowyk Vocalist, The Red Chord/Owner, BlackMarket Activities Kevin Lyman, President, 4Fini, Inc. (Mayhem Festival, Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos) Harlan Frey, VP Tour Marketing & Artist Development, RoadRunner (Tour Marketing) Ben Umanov, Co-Founder/Co-Editor In Chief, MetalSucks.net

2:00pm

Artist X: The Indie Label Route
Links About This panel takes the audience on a ride through the Indie Label system. The artist and panelists will share interesting light on what it's like to be working under a creative independent label environment.
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Panelists Moderator: Matthew T. Kaplan, Esq., Attorney At Law, Matthew T. Kaplan, Esq. Audrey Faine, Vice President/Marketing, CBS Records Will Dailey, Recording Artist, CBS Records Ed Gerrard, Manager/Music Supervisor, Impact Artist Management Beka Tischker, A&R, Razor & Tie

2:00pm

Digital Distribution: Management, Misconceptions and Realities
Links About Are we setting ourselves up for a digital distro backlash? Is the fact that ANYONE can sell songs on iTunes cluttering up the bandwidth? For every song, there's a digital monster behind the scenes. Millions of lines of data are rifled through the bandwidth tube for meta-data management, trans-coding, error management, content ingestion and sales reporting. The process takes human resources to implement and maintain, and at the end of the day... it ain't cheap, and it ain't easy. Learn and listen to insightful thoughts and opinions from the pros of the digital distro trenches.
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Panelists Moderator: Josh Wittman, Strategic Marketing Director, Redeye Distribution Joe DeCanio, CEO/Director, Backlash Solutions Eric LeMasters, Vice President Business Development, Koch Entertainment Brad Navin, Executive Vice President & General Manager, The Orchard Emily Griffin, Zune Marketplace Marketing Manager, Zune

2:00pm

Do Americans vote with their hearts or their minds? (Hosted by AM New York)
Links About Experts argue that voters - paying attention to campaign fluff more than substance -- will cast ballots against their self-interests. The presidential campaigns play to this with ad smears and scare tactics. What's fair game? Can the system be amended? And whether the concerns are race, terrorism or aesthetics, what are voters really thinking about in the 11th hour? (Panel hosted by amNewYork)
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Panelists Moderator: Emily Ngo, Nation Editor, amNewYork Lynne Serpe, Politirazzi Contributor/Green Party, amNewYork Meg Boyle, Politirazzi Contributor/Independent Party, amNewYork Dontre L. Conerly, Politirazzi Contributor/Democratic Party, amNewYork Bragg Van Antwerp, Politirazzi Contributor/Republican Party, amNewYork

2:00pm

One Nation One Groove: The Changing Roll of the Producer (Feat. George Clinton)
Links About This panel will be an interactive discussion and debate panel in regards to the role of the Producer. We'll discuss recording techniques, equipment, and producers' roles of the past, present and future. This panel will not only delve into the functional role of the producer, but will also explore the minds of these great panelists. Further, we'll have our panelists discuss the changing climate of the music business and how you strive and survive during this uncertain musical climate. "...free your mind and your ass will follow." -George Clinton.
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Panelists George Clinton, Artist, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic Mark Bass, Producer Shavo Odadjian, Bassist, System of A Down The Bomb Squad, Hip Hop Producers True Master, Hip Hop Producer, Persian Legacy Easy Mo Bee, Producer Saadiq Busby, President, Hustle Nation Enterprises Archie Ivy, Manager, George Clinton RZA, Artist, Wu-Tang

2:00pm

Reaching The Potential of Reggae
Links About Reggae is an isolated sector in terms of "the industry". Some say the genre could be so much more if the business was more organized and facilitated properly. With so many worldwide fans, how can soldiers' of this genre pull together to keep the great music moving forward?
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Panelists Moderator:Cristy Barber, VP Marketing & Promotion, VP Records Jerome Hamilton, Founder/President, Headline Entertainment Gyptian, Artist David "Squeeze"? Annakie, President, Link Up Media Pat Meschino, Music Journalist DJ Gravy

3:30pm

40th Year Anniversary of Funkadelic
Links About 40th Year Anniversary of Funkadelic: Description coming soon.

3:30pm

Artist Managers: The New Labels?
Links About The roll of the manager has drastically changed over the recent years. With many labels downsizing, artist managers have found themselves having to pick up the slack. Panelists will discuss these new rolls of artist management.
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Panelists Moderator: Jason Spiewak, President, Rock Ridge Music Tony Couch, Artist Manager, Indegoot/McGathy Will Langolf, Manager, The Artist Organization Dave Bason, Manager, Stay Gold Records Pat McGee, Artist, Rock Ridge Music Adam Berger, Manager, Marathon Management

3:30pm

Artist X: The Major Label Route
Links About If you have the talent and the stars line up correctly, you may still have a shot at the big dream. This newly signed major label artist, along with a panel of major label executives, will take the audience through the stages of the major label system.
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Panelists Moderator: Monika Tashman, Esq, Dreier LLP Maureen Kenny, A&R, Columbia Records Camus Celli, President, Vel Records Krista, Artist Greg Thompson, EVP Promotions, EMI/Capitol Music

3:30pm

Breaking Through The Cluster of Beat Makers
Links About Guess what? Everyone's making beats- it's not tough these days. What's tough, is making beats that break away from the pack. Killing that freshest new joint is what it's all about - find out what THAT is all about.
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Panelists Moderator: Cal Jay Deasel, Producer/Songwriter, Deasel Music Nerve, Producer/Mixer/Songwriter Sharkey, Producer/Mixer/Songwriter, Babygrande Records Recording Artist Ming AKA Aaron Albano, Writer/Producer/Artist, Hood Famous Music

3:30pm

The Keys to Driving a Cost Effective Recording
Links About With the cost of DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations such as Cakewalk) becoming more affordable, it's possible in today's age to record high quality audio compositions for a nominal investment. However, many musicians and artists fall short when recording on their own. Some of the biggest songs in the past few years have been recorded either wholly or partially in a small project studio environment or even a hotel room. We'll uncover some specific tricks, ideas and gear that will bring your recordings to the next level. Find out what it takes to capture and create a sound that will get you out of Demoville.
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Panelists Moderator: Tim O'Heir, Producer/Engineer, Brooklyn Dale Penner, Producer, Paradise Alley Productions Dan McLoughlin, Producer, Engineer, Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Garden Street Productions, Inc. Marc Swersky, Producer/Songwriter, WUG Music Productions Jeff Kempler, COO A&R/Labels, North America and UK, EMI Music