Over 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:
An event spanning Manhattan and Brooklyn, the NMS includes events and panels such as:
The performance part of the NMS, the New York Music Festival, spans an array of genres ranging from bluegrass to rock, hip-hop, disco and more.
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: www.newmusicseminar.com
The New Music Seminar
New York Music Festival
June 17-20, 2012
Various Locations throughout Manhattan and other boroughs