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New Music Seminar, the innovative future of music conference, hitting Los Angeles February 14th through 16th, announces the NMS Producer, Songwriter and Performance Workshops for aspiring artists and creators seeking to rise above the noise floor.

Veteran Grammy winning producer/engineer “Bassy Bob Brockmann will lead the Producers Workshop along with fellow award-winning producers including Rodney Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Beyonce), Gavin Lurssen (“Slumdog Millionaire” Soundtrack, “O Brother Where Art Thou?” Soundtrack, Allison Krauss and Robert Plant’s “Raising Sand”) and Scott Jacoby (John Legend, Fabolous, Pink, Laura Izibor) addressing how to take rough song through to hit single, including an interactive Q&A with the audience on the essential do’s and don’ts along the path to success.

SESAC’s Linda Lorence will host a panel of hit songwriters including: Janet “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic and Angela Hunte (Alicia Keys & Jay Z’s “Empire State of Mind, Jennifer Lopez, Jamie Foxx), Shelley Pieken (Christina Aguilera, Natasha Bedingfield, Keith Urban, Britney Spears), Michele Vice-Maslin (Ke$ha, Mica Paris, Nick Carter, Eden’s Crush) and Gospel songwriter/artist VaShawn Mitchell. The power panel of songwriters will discuss their individual creative process and the new business models that have allowed them to sustain and succeed in their careers.

Andree Kaminsky, founder of SingerExpress along with Marlon Saunders of Seamless Voice will host the Performer Workshop “How to Achieve Success as a Singer/Rapper: From Soup to Nuts.” The movement will focus on all forms of singing, rapping and performing and how to thrive as a singer in today’s market place. Attendees are encouraged to bring vocal recordings (CD or MP3) along with promo package. Be prepared to perform upon request!


Registrations and reservations are available by going to www.NewMusicSeminar.com.


About the New Music Seminar

From the co-founder and director of the original legendary New Music Seminar comes a conference with a mission; to create a just, sustainable and profitable music business and to help artists break through the growing glut of artists and releases to success. Artists have never had so much power to control their own careers and build their success. This affordable event gives music business executives, technologists, and artists the knowledge, tools and connections to step into the tomorrow’s music business today.


The two-day, three-night conference includes a symphony of five “movements” (focused discussions) over the course of two days, 14 18-minute Intensives (presentations) from key industry leaders, 2 mentoring sessions, 3 nights of music showcases, High Level Summit Meetings and workshops on Rock, Hip Hop, Producers and Songwriting along with ongoing networking opportunities throughout.


The New Music Seminar is the must-attend conference for the emerging new music industry.  The Seminar will address both the artists’ dilemma of breaking out from the ever-growing glut of music releases and the development of a new business model for a sustainable music business.

YOU GOT TO BE THERE… JOIN THE REVOLUTION!


For the complete schedule go to www.NewMusicSeminar.com and register.  Save $50 when you register before February 2 and use our 2-for-1 discount code by entering secret code NMSLARN2321 when you select the Partner’s Discount tab on the registration page.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity to take your career the next level.


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