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NYU, Kimmel Center, 9th Floor, Room 905-907 [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 20
 

11:00am

The Real Meaning of D.I.Y. And Quitting Your Day Job
Some say D.I.Y. is the way to go, but the reality is that out of 105,000 records released last year, only 6,000 sold over 1,000 units! You can do it yourself, but can you make enough money to pay the rent? This panel will take you through the steps necessary to make a career out of a popular mantra and grassroots cause in the age of the self-employed arts professional.

12:30pm

Specific Business Concepts Applied For The Modern Day Music Artist
The modern day musician has a full plate. On top of the pressures of making and performing great music, one must also wear other hats including those of a marketing director, radio promoter, agent, lawyer, and publicist, but most importantly: the hat of a business owner. In a fluctuating market, with consistently evolving sales strategies, technology and elusive legal issues, how does one sustain their career's momentum and manage it all while leveraging their creativity as an artist?

2:00pm

The Inner Workings Of An Off Broadway Production Company
There's way more that goes into an Off Broadway production than what you see on the stage. The work involved on all fronts is tremendous but it doesn't always pay off. This panel of cast members and production pros will bring you from back stage to the front row.

3:30pm

Hey Man! I Know My Rights! The Future of Intellectual Property
Rights. What a significant and complicated word. From a student syncing music to video, to artists determining what royalties they have coming to them and from where. From file-sharing lawsuits to new business models, these seasoned industry members will discuss where intellectual property is headed.

 
Wednesday, October 21
 

12:30pm

Strategically Aligning Your Music World With Partnerships And Alliances
With the lack of record deals, some artists are aligning with organizations other than music companies to expose their work. Are these opportunities really that strategic? This panel will discuss the importance of finding and acting on "third party" opportunities.

2:00pm

Keeping Metal Radio Relevant In The Digital Age
As the digital age leads the forefront for all facets of media, radio is slowly beginning to adapt to its new surroundings and receiving mixed reactions from those who service music to those bringing it to the airwaves. Here we shed light on issues impacting metal radio and what the industry is doing to better serve the needs of both artists and the disc jockey.

3:30pm

The Evolution of Metal
A philosophical discussion on the genre. Where it came from, where it's going, and how it affects business. Diverse label rosters and wide-casting tours now define the genre, so what constitutes metal today?

 
Thursday, October 22
 

11:00am

The Greening Of The Music Industry
With the world disparately turning into an eco-friendly place, is the music industry doing its part? How can the music industry contribute to this cause in more effective ways? Our lean, green panel team will spark the conversation and converse with the audience on various important causes and concepts

12:30pm

Life As A Modern Day Professional (Really Professional) Producer
The roll of "The Producer" has changed greatly. More records are being made with less generous budgets. Grammy-winning producers are staying busy, but in a number of diverse ways. This top-tier panel will pick apart and rethink the current state of affairs concerning modern music production, its traditional role, and its future.

2:00pm

Using Brands And Sports Properties To Help Build Your Career
There are numerous ways artists can work with brands and sports properties to expose their music to a larger audience, grow their songwriting skills and get paid for it. This panel explores some of those opportunities available today.

3:30pm

The 'Scenes' Of Some Solid Songwriting Cities
Go to any music town, and without looking too far you will find a dedicated group of individuals who write great songs and share a certain bond of brother/sisterhood within their respective "songwriting scene." From New York to Nashville to L.A. and beyond, come listen in on some great stories about songwriting from this dedicated group.

 
Friday, October 23
 

11:00am

Music Industry Myths, Gossip And Predictions For The Next Five Years
Some people have the inside scoop on everything happening right now and others are constantly and accurately predicting the future. This group of professionals and soothsayers will do both while adding their own two cents.

12:30pm

State Of The Union: Music In Film And Television
Is there a formula for placing your music in a film or show, or is it merely luck and timing like everything else in show business? There is a lot going on behind the scenes these days and this "A-list" of industry pros will candidly discuss the path you need to take.

2:00pm

Journalism As A&R
What exactly is A&R these days and who are the real people discovering new artists? This panel will branch outside the labels to discover the discoverers, and will dissect digital credibility through blogs and online (so called) critics.