JUNE 17-19, 2012 NEW YORK CITY

“Where old rules are broken and new ideas hatch”

New Music Seminar (NMS), announces its return to New York City this coming June 17 through June 19, featuring partnerships with SoundExchange and BMI. Emerging new music business leader iHeartRadio will also join NMS for two and a half days of intensive seminars and networking. NMS is the must-attend industry conference for the rapidly evolving and diversifying new music industry.

NMS also announces Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman as NMS Keynote Speaker. Pittman was instrumental in working with the team that developed Clear Channel’s new iHeartRadio digital radio platform, a leader in reinventing the digital radio experience.

This year’s revamped NMS conference will feature the SoundExchange Digital Broadcast Summit and the BMI Creative Conclave.

The SoundExchange Digital Broadcasting Summit will highlight growth opportunities in digital music broadcasting. The Summit will bring together leaders from across the digital music streaming landscape including iHeartRadio, Pandora, Spotify, hundreds of webcasters and all of the on-line music and video exposure vehicles. Participants will discuss business models, challenges and innovative solutions in developing, monetizing, and promoting their platforms. The summit will connect this exploding new media with the artists, managers and labels that are fueling this “streaming” revolution.

Also in partnership with NMS’s 2012 event will be the BMI Creative Conclave, featuring top artists, songwriters and producers who are breaking music and careers through innovative approaches, practices and partnerships in this challenging new music environment. How do creators create differently for an audience that is interacting with music in entirely new ways?

New Music Seminar brings together key music, technology, radio, venture capital, advertising agency, brand executives, artists, managers, producers, songwriters, booking agents, venues, and promoters. The event will offer high-level industry keynotes, discussions “Movements”, NMS 18-minute intensives, workshops, closed-door meetings and networking opportunities.

NMS founder Tom Silverman explains, “
The music industry is celebrating the end of a ten-year slide and a re-emergence into a new era of growth based on technologies that could never have been anticipated a decade ago. The New Music Seminar is the epicenter of this new movement. NMS is the creative crucible where new ideas are hatched and new collaborations formed.  The New Music Seminar is a meeting of the architects of the next music business; the creators, the investors, the technological visionaries who understand that there is nothing that will not be changed by this music industry revolution.”

Companies like iHeartRadio, Pandora, Spotify, Sirius XM, Google, Facebook, YouTube, and Apple have radically transformed the music business. Likewise, creators of the content – both established and emerging artists and labels – are reaching and expanding their fan base in ways never before possible. What will be the next companies to disrupt the status quo and create opportunities and challenges that we cannot yet imagine? The New Music Seminar will explore these new businesses and the new paradigms that make them possible.

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About The New Music Seminar

From the co-founder and director of the original legendary New Music Seminar comes a conference for the Next Music Business.  Rapidly changing music creation, exposure and monetization opportunities coupled with music fans changing music consumption habits are transforming the old “record business” into an entirely new industry. The New Music Seminar is where the old rules are broken and new ideas will hatch into a vital new music businesss.

About SoundExchange

SoundExchange is the non-profit performance rights organization representing the entire recorded music industry. The organization collects statutory royalties from satellite radio, internet radio, cable TV music channels and other services that stream sound recordings. The Copyright Royalty Board, created by Congress, has entrusted SoundExchange as the only entity in the United States to collect and distribute these digital performance royalties for recording artists and master rights owners. SoundExchange has paid out more than $800 million in royalties since its inception. For more information, visit

About BMI

A global leader in rights management, is an American performing rights organization that represents more than 500,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 7.5 million musical works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for more than 70 years. The company provides licenses for businesses that perform music, and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents. Find out more at, follow SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/pamworkman/Dropbox/CLIENTS/NMS%20NYC%202012/PRESS%20RELEASES/NMS%202012%201st%20Announcement%20-FINALFINAL%20wth%20LOGOS.doc @BMI on Twitter and stay connected through Facebook.

About iHeartRadio

With 238 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Radio has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America.  Clear Channel Radio serves 150 cities through 850 owned radio stations.  The New iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s digital radio platform, brings users a best-in-class customizable digital listening experience.  It combines the best of both worlds to deliver everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: More than 800 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created Custom Stations which provide listeners more songs, better music intelligence, more user control and deeper social media integration.  With 65 million listening hours a month and 46 million downloads of iHeartRadio mobile apps and more than 12 million fans across Clear Channel station and radio personality Facebook pages, Clear Channel is already one of the most popular digital music destinations.  More information on the company and iHeartRadio can be found at, and

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