Technology is moving faster than you think. Not only are advanced devices being built, but more importantly there are advanced minds behind the scenes who know where these concepts are headed. Meet some of the players in this fast-growing subculture.
College gigs are a great way for a band to get exposure, get experience, and most importantly get paid. This panel will discuss ways to break into the scene and how to sustain exposure, sales, and credibility.
When you're a teenager, music fuels angst, love, rebellion and freedom. Now cast all that romance aside and find out what "the music industry" actually means to an aspiring (and credible) musician or music consumer under the age of 16. This interesting cast of panelists will surprise you with their fresh outlook, ideas and ideals.
The music industry has been turned upside down with monetization and is underscored by a host of "wild-west" sensibilities. With all this uncertainty and unruliness, what's the business curriculum inside modern day music education programs look like? Is a changing environment opening up doors for new opportunity and are those concepts being taught with the proper insight?
Music has long been a vehicle and a voice for change. Today, there is an exciting new wave of non-profits helping people to solve problems through different means. A common thread among these powerful yet generous organizations is that the music community has played a major role in their growth. Join us as leaders from both music and charity discuss the countless opportunities to partner for good.
Illegal downloads, piracy, digital self-distribution, the death of physical media: sounds like the music industry a decade ago. Or is it the state of the film industry today? What can the film world learn from the experiences of the music industry in grappling with the most important survival issue it faces today? This panel brings together leading figures in the film and music industries as they exchange insights and experiences in this critical arena.
How far apart are digital and physical distribution channels? This panel delves deep with a cutting edge look at concepts such as bringing the digital world into physical retail, rebuilding albums as a creative "experience," and the mergence of these two industry mindsets.
You'll notice the first red flag when your friends and fans tell you how much they enjoyed your live show, but they continue to be the only ones showing up. A lack of retail sales has put the focus on the live show as a way to generate income. And if you are looking for funding, a mediocre live show is usually the deal breaker. This panel hashes out how your show can gain impact with fans and investors, while remaining true to your sound.