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Wednesday, March 16 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Crowdfunding Manifesto: The Path to Creative Empowerment

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Musicians are connected more deeply to their audience and network than ever before. Modern social networking makes reaching out simple and virtually free, while the costs of creative production and distribution have decreased. A new revolution is emerging on this grassroots level of creativity: crowdfunding. By leveraging one's network and audience for funds, this manifesto combines the emotional power of traditional patronage with the massive reach of digital communication.

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Kevin Breuner

Mktg DirCD BabyKevin is a Grammy nominated artist, podcaster, and indie musician advocate. He resides in Vancouver, WA where he is the Director of Marketing for CD Baby (http://members.cdbaby.com). Oh, yeah, he also plays guitar in Smalltown Poets.
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Kate Dawson

N/AKATE DAWSON is a New York City based singer/writer/performer. She made her Broadway debut in 1997, and her voice can be heard as in numerous movies and TV shows including: Sex And The City, Chicago, The Devil Wears Prada, and many more. Kate crowdfunded over $6,000 to record the... Read More →
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Brian Meece

CEO & Co-FounderRocketHubBrian Meece plays a mean ukulele and is the CEO of RocketHub, one of the world's top crowdfunding platforms. He has presented on crowdsourced funding at SXSW, TEDxBrooklyn, Columbia University, Makers Faire, among other colleges, conferences and institutions... Read More →

Tom Puukko

Founding PartnerHyperTOM PUUKKO started his career in 1998 at Young & Rubicam, before specializing in digital marketing by helping to launch The Digital Edge.  Following two years as Digital Futures Director at Mediedge:cia, he left in 2005 to co-found Hyper: now one of the UK’s... Read More →
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Billy Zero

Founder & OwnerZero ManagementAn alumnus of Washington, DC Radio and musician for the past 20 years, Billy Zero is a long-time supporter of unsigned bands in the US.  Billy’s dedication to Independent music garnered label interest that resulted in signings for acts such as: Jimmies... Read More →

Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB

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