NEW MUSIC SEMINAR ANNOUNCES 2nd ROUND OF CONFIRMED PLAYERS FOR 2012 CONFERENCE
New Confirmed Players include:Warner Music Group CEO of Recorded Music, Lyor Cohen; Lava Records President, Jason Flom; Rhapsody CEO, Jon Irwin; Epitaph Records Founder/CEO, Brett Gurewitz; Producers Just Blaze and Benny Blanco; Sony Music Entertainment President of Global Digital Business, Dennis Kooker; Jagjaguwar, Secretly Canadian, Dead Oceans CEO/Founder, Darius Van Arman; Slacker CEO, Jim Cady; Amazon Digital Music VP, Steve Boom and many more
NMS Keynotes to feature Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman and Founders Fund Executive General Partner Sean Parker
JUNE 17-19 2012 IN NEW YORK CITY
The New Music Seminar (NMS), www.NewMusicSeminar.com, announces its second round of confirmed NMS Players (speakers) including Warner Music Group CEO of Recorded Music, Lyor Cohen; Lava Records President, Jason Flom; Rhapsody CEO, Jon Irwin; Epitaph Records Founder/CEO, Brett Gurewitz; Producers Just Blaze and Benny Blanco; Sony Music Entertainment President of Global Digital Business, Dennis Kooker; Jagjaguwar, Secretly Canadian, Dead Oceans CEO/Founder, Darius Van Arman; Slacker CEO, Jim Cady and Amazon Digital Music VP, Steve Boom. They will be sharing their vision for the music industry and discussing the “new music business resurrection” over two and a half days of intensive seminars.
Set to take place at Webster Hall in New York City on June 17-19, this year’s revamped NMS conference will feature the SoundExchange Digital Broadcast Summit, the BMI Creative Conclave and keynotes from Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman and digital music futurist and Founders Fund Executive General Partner, Sean Parker.
NMS is the meeting place of music visionaries, upstarts, and disruptors who are building a new music business together. Previously announced speakers include: SoundExchange President, Michael Huppe; Pandora CEO/President, Joe Kennedy; Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises President, John Sykes; BMI CEO/President, Del Bryant; Violator Management CEO, Chris Lighty; Nile Rodgers Productions Founder/Owner, Nile Rodgers; Reverb Nation CEO/Founder, Michael Doernberg and many more.
“The U.S. music business is flat at around $7 billion. This year’s New Music Seminar will discuss strategies to get it back to $14 billion and beyond,” explained Tom Silverman, NMS Founder and Executive Director. “Our Movements are filled with the CEO’s, presidents and founders of new businesses that promise to deliver new revenues that will take us there. It is time for our business to stop being the disrupted and become the disruptor.”
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.
New Confirmed NMS 2012 Players:
Amaechi Uzoigwe, Head of Content & Business Affairs of Official.fm
Anthony Volodkin, CEO of Hypemachine
Ariel Hyatt, CEO/Owner of Ariel Publicity
Axel Dauchez, CEO of Deezer
Benjy Grinberg, President of Rostrum Records
Benny Blanco, Producer
Bob Tulipan, Author of Rockin’ in the New World, Author
Brad Hardin, SVP of Programming and Rock and Alternative Brand Manager for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
Brett Gurewitz, Founder/CEO of Epitaph Records
Bryan Calhoun, VP, New Media & External Affairs of SoundExchange
Cat Collins, Rhythmic CHR Brand Manager and Program Director of KYLD-FM and Hot Adult Contemporary KIOI-FM for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
Charlie Feldman, VP, Writer/Publisher Relations at BMI
Christina Calio, Relationships & Strategy Business Development at Microsoft
Christopher Muratore, VP, Merchant Services & Emerging Growth at Nielsen Entertainment
Darius Van Arman, CEO/Founder of Jagjaguwar, Secretly Canadian, Dead Oceans
David Chesky, CEO & Co-Founder of HDTracks
David Del Beccaro, President/CEO/Founder of Music Choice
David Kahne, Producer
Dennis Kooker, President, Global Digital Business at Sony Music Entertainment
Doc Wynter, Urban AC Brand Manager and VP of Urban Programming for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
Gerrit Schumann, CEO of Simfy
Gregory Mead, Co-Founder/CEO of Musicmetric
Hank Bordowitz, Author of Dirty Little Secrets of the Record Business
Jacques Krischer, CEO of Kollector
Jacob Luttrell, Songwriter
Jason Flom, President of Lava Records
Jeremy Welt, Head of Marketing at Maker Studios
Jim Cady, CEO of Slacker
John Ivey, SVP of Programming, CHR Brand Manager, and Program Director KIIS-FM and KHHT-FM for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
Jon Irwin, CEO of Rhapsody
Jordan Walker, US Label & Artist Relations at Spotify
Josh Deutsch, CEO/Chairman of Downtown Records
Julie Pilat, Program Director of KYSR-FM and Music Director/Assistant Program Director of KIIS-FM for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
Just Blaze, Producer
Luke Ebbin, Producer
Lyor Cohen, CEO of Recorded Music of Warner Music Group (WMG)
Mike Tompkins, Artist
Peter Asher, Producer
Reggie Barriero, Founder of The Artist Brand
Rob Miller, Mainstream AC Format Brand Coordinator and Program Director of WKTU-FM for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
Spencer Drate & Judith Salavetz, Author of Five Hundred 45s: A Graphic History of the Seven-Inch Record Steve Boom, VP, Digital Music at Amazon
Steve Savoca, Head of Content Operations at Spotify
Susan Butler, Executive Editor of Music Confidential
Tony Van Veen, CEO DiscMakers/CDBaby
Tyler Gray, Deputy Editor of Fast Company
Vickie Nauman, President, North America at 7Digital
Vivien Lewit, Director of Content Partnerships at YouTube
Will Bortz, Sr Manager, Brand Partnerships and Sponsorships at Taco Bell
To view the full list of confirmed Players, visit http://newmusicseminar.com/event-details/players/.
Sponsors include SoundExchange, BMI, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Reverb Nation, AriZona Beverages, OurStage, Spotify, eMusic, Jambase, Section 101, Headliner FM, SESAC, Filter Magazine, Bandzoogle, Gibson and DI-WHY. Media and Trade Sponsors include Songwriters Hall of Fame, Aquarian Weekly, NARAS, A2iM, Merlin, Music Connection, Billboard, Next Big Sound, Folk Alliance, NARM, MusicDish, Hypebot, Mozes, Aderra, Sabian and Yamaha.
To register, visit www.NewMusicSeminar.com.
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 business. www.newmusicseminar.com
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