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2012 New Music Seminar & NY Music Fest Brings Info & Music Together

new music logo bigOver 25 years ago, The New Music Seminar had dominated the New York indie music scene as one of two go-to events (the other being CMJ's Music Marathon) for bands, managers, rock critics, concerts bookers, club owners, deejays, and every other kind of this world's denizens to network and get business done outside the major labels' control.

It has been revived and is an organization that looks to “create a new economic model that rewards artists, their investors and those in artist services” is organizing the New York Music Festival across 17 venues from June 17th - 20th, 2012, in addition to the seminar itself.

Part concert, part indie music summit the 2012 New Music Seminar & NY Music Fest brings together musicians, and industry movers-and-shakers coming to discuss and consider different views on the future of the music industry and how it can better help artists.

The New Music Seminar has over 150 confirmed “players” participating including the following:

  • Matt Adell, CEO, Beatport
  • Mike Agovino, COO, Triton Media
  • Hoodie Allen, Rapper/Singer-Songwriter
  • Ime Archibong, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships Manager, Facebook
  • Peter Asher, Musician & Producer
  • Martin Atkins, CEO, Invisible Records & Author, “Tour: Smart”
  • Jim Cady, CEO, Slacker
  • Charles Caldas, CEO, Merlin
  • Bryan Calhoun, VP, New Media & External Affairs, SoundExchange, Inc.
  • Christina Calio, Relationships & Strategy Business Development, Microsoft
  • Ben Campbell, CEO, OurStage
  • Cameo Carlson, Head of Digital Business Development, Borman Ent
  • Chris Lighty, CEO, Violator Management
  • Avery Lipman, Co-President & COO, Universal Records
  • Monte Lipman, President & CEO, Universal Records
  • Linda Lorence Critelli, Writer/Publisher Relations, SESAC

An event spanning Manhattan and Brooklyn, the NMS includes events and panels such as:

  • Producing Music For a Connected Society -- a discussion on the rise of technology in the making and distribution of music and what an artist can do to stand out.
  • A workshop for producers conducted by Def Jam President Joie Manda
  • CEO Disc Makers and CD Baby CEO Tony van Veen will discuss Nine Strategies To Maximize Artist Revenues in the Age of Facebook and Spotify

The performance part of the NMSthe New York Music Festival, spans an array of genres ranging from bluegrass to rockhip-hopdisco and more.

Performers include:

  • Anamanaguchi
  • Ziggy Marley
  • Diance Birch
  • The Pierces
  • Futuristic Lingo
  • John Fullbright
  • Vital
  • The Nuclears
  • Linda Oh Quartet
  • The Nuclears
  • Michi
  • Oxzana
  • The Nico Blues
  • Red Wanting Blue
  • Evan Shinners
  • Ca$h Out 

The New Music Seminar and the New York Music Festival are quite possibly the largest music events happening in New York this summer. It’s a great way to not only see some amazing acts, but also a chance for musicians to learn about the precarious world of the music industry.

To learn more, go to:

The New Music Seminar
New York Music Festival

June 17-20, 2012

Various Locations throughout Manhattan and other boroughs

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