These days everyone knows smart, motivated, talented people who have lost their job. But the classifieds will only get you so far. This panel focuses on some encouraging job-related topics and will cover everything that ambitious folks need to know from networking, to starting your own business, to submitting a resume that will get a call back from HR.
Depending on your age, you may or may not remember the feeling of opening a CD jewel case or looking at a vinyl album cover with liner notes while listening to your new music purchase. The visual component of music is still just as important to the identity and sound of an artist. Here we discuss the visual aspect of modern day music and its future.
A good mastering job can make or break a record. But when budgets are concerned, is it worth it to spend money for professional mastering, or should you invest in new mastering software and finish the job yourself? This panel will cover and compare modern mastering techniques from a variety of perspectives and resources.
With all the negativity surrounding the music business these days, sometimes you just want to dance your worries away. The dance music genre has figured out a way to stay above water in the stale economy. Stability in digital sales outlets has paved the way for new artists with great, progressive, infectious tracks. Meet some of the top players in dance music who have weathered the storm, and learn how the genre lends itself to the intricacies of contemporary sales.
This concept takes D.I.Y. to another level. The digital revolution is providing tech-savvy musicians with tools to lay the groundwork for a prosperous future. These digi-intelligent pioneers will cover marketing, publicity, outsourcing uncreative work, raising capital, and distributin in the music tech movement.
It sounds like a basic concept but it's not. There are countless lucrative options to make music and money. The trick is finding which one fits you. This panel focuses on the artist/producer/musician/writer who isn't part of a group or act, and digs into cutting edge ideas while exposing some eye opening opportunities.
"Music marketing" is continually evolving and necessary for stability in so many other facets of the music industry. With the digital landscape expanding at an astonishingly fast rate, there are many fresh opportunities in this sector. These vanguard panelists have a prescient vision for where marketing is headed and will discuss various topics about music marketing from their experiences in the industry.
If you've got the goods on tape and the moves on stage, then finding $10G to invest in your act shouldn't be tough. The real problem is knowing what to do with that cash and how to maximize the funds to position yourself for success.
Members of Sister Hazel and their management will discuss the band's unique approach to a long-term career of ongoing artist development and staying ahead of the industry dips. From building their initial fan-base, to thriving in the major label system and then, life after label, Sister Hazel developed fan events like "The Rock Boat" and "The Hazelnut Hang"; all while building and maintaining an ardent following and online presence which has added up to the enduring success of the band.
Prep that bus! Touring is expensive and you should get the most for your mileage. These professionals will discuss some obvious and not so obvious ways to maximize your publicity and exposure before (and while) going out on tour.
NPR has the second and third most listened-to radio shows nationally, and PBS has a much larger primetime audience than both HBO and Bravo!. But these impactful media organizations have been a blind spot for music marketers for decades. Sales of music by artists including Bon Iver, The Decemberists and Grizzly Bear have been directly driven by exposure on NPR, while PBS has recently run important specials about Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. Learn about the most effective way to reach adult consumers through these channels.