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Tuesday, March 15
 

11:00am

SXSW Trade Show
Spanning four days and all three conferences, the SXSW Trade Show is the heart of convergence for the evolving industries represented here in March. Attendees can experience the future of entertainment and technology in one location as well as find the tools needed to stake a claim on tomorrow.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00767

Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:00pm

Next Stage: Bike Hugger's Built: A Series of Talks by People Who Create
Built is our flavor of a maker, hacker, DIY Ignite-style event, with the bike as a backdrop. Learn about the latest in DIY creativity from the ten creators who will present their work. Presenters are: DL Byron - Bike Hugger Industries; Chris Brewer - The Journey; Mike Lin - Readyset Go! Smart power revolution; Rob Roy Chalmers - The Sporozoan Swarm; Michael Pusateri - How to Build A BBQ Smoker From A Trash Can; Danielle Sipple - I Am Femme: Creating Your Own Gender Identity; Brent Heyning - Hackable: Light Communication Kits for Bikers; Scott Benish- Interactive Design Skills and Urban Chickenry; Naz Hamid - Online Communities, Offline Relationships; Andrew Neher - Drawing A Bike From Memory; Kris Krug - Killer Photos with Your Cameraphone http://bikehugger.com/2011/01/built-at-sxsw.html
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00024

Tuesday March 15, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

SXSW Convergence Meet Up with Turner Broadcasting
What happens when the irresistible forces of the social web meet the immovable objects of television? What new ideas, technologies and art forms might emerge? What the heck is “TV”, anyway? Join us to talk about what it means to live, work and play at the center of the most exciting media disruption since ... well, ever.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00112

Tuesday March 15, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

1:00pm

Next Stage: Transmedia Storytelling in the Next Frontier: In a Galaxy Not So Far Away, Digital, Film and Music Meet Outer Space
Transmedia Production in the Next Frontier: In a Galaxy Not So Far Away, Digital, Film and Music Meet Outer Space with @radical.media Chief Technology Officer Evan Schechtman and Chief Creative Officer James Spindler radicalmedia.com
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00027


Tuesday March 15, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Next Stage: indieWIRE Interviews
Check out indieWIRE's afternoon chat series with SXSW Film Festival talent on the Next Stage from 2pm to 3pm Monday through Thursday. Tuesday’s schedule is 2:10pm Joe Swanberg and Ti West (Silver Bullets & Inkeepers); 2:35pm Miranda July. www.indiewire.com
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00030


Tuesday March 15, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:00pm

Next Stage: Funny Or Die Twitter Live Feed Show featuring hosts Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon
Funny or Die and Twitter team-up to bring you the future of funny on the web... 140 characters at a time. Welcome to the ridiculously lucrative world of internet comedy with a panel featuring Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, music, and seating. Invite Only/RSVP Required. Participate in the panel by tweeting in to #FunnyOrDieSXSW ! www.funnyordie.com
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00033


Tuesday March 15, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:00pm

Nikon's D-SLR Photo, Video & Music Meet Up
Do you make music videos? If so, this is the Meet Up for you. We are calling all music videographers, music editors, and musicians to come together and learn about the opportunities in this field to network and learn about shooting rock photography and video with Nikon’s latest D-SLR.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00115


Tuesday March 15, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

4:00pm

Next Stage Presents Jonquil
Jonquil’s self-proclaimed “Paul Simon’s take on The Smiths” tag nails them well, however the six-piece also emcompass a level of intricacy not unlike a more subtle Dirty Projectors without the r ‘n’ b. There’s also an inclusion of a majestic summer flourish of romantic indie-pop very much in the modern tradition – similar to Beach House, Vampire Weekend or Wolf Parade. Emerging initially as the more folky end of Oxford’s burgeoning match rock scene that brought us (close friends of Jonquil and recent touring partners) Foals and Youthmovies, Jonquil have constantly evolved and morphed into a very accomplished and mature band with a now newly focused, fresh output of work.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00282

Tuesday March 15, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Next Stage Presents The Boxer Rebellion (acoustic)
Join The Boxer Rebellion on Next Stage for a special acoustic performance you won’t see anywhere else! “What’s past is prologue…” With all that’s befallen them, London-based quartet The Boxer Rebellion have a history that reads like a grand, intricately woven design. For a band who have been together almost ten years – during which their first (and, to date, only) label went bust shortly after their debut release and a key member had a near-death experience – such fluctuating fortunes would surely see most bands imploding in frustration. So what marks The Boxer Rebellion out from the rest? How have they endured in relative obscurity, held down day jobs to self-release a follow-up, and arrived at a kind of renaissance so far down a jagged career path? Well, one could point to the quality of the songs or the almost wanton uniqueness of their sound, but that would be remiss – they’ve always had the talent. Perhaps it could be faith in their own abilities – a bloody-mindedness that refused to go away? Not so – every band that has ever existed (or not) tends to think they’re the reincarnation of The Beatles. The simple fact is, the reason The Boxer Rebellion have endured thus far resides in a single word, a concept that was the insignia of their second album: Union. “We’ve always been a band that’s had a sense of seclusion, which has helped us extract the essence of what we are as a unit,” guitarist Todd Howe reveals of their working process, a point succinctly and wryly punctuated by frontman Nathan Nicholson: “I think if we were solo artists, we’d have all quit by now.” It’s this sense of alliance that has allowed The Boxer Rebellion to navigate a path beset with industry indifference and financial hardship to forge a career that has set industry landmarks from the base materials of undeniable talent and a cast-iron will. One such landmark came in the band’s recent live appearance on the silver screen in Going The Distance, a Hollywood feature film starring Drew Barrymore. In the movie, the band play themselves and effectively superimpose their name into the popcorn-chomping eyes of movie-going audiences throughout the world – performing two tracks from the Union LP (‘Evacuate’ and ‘Spitting Fire’) while also providing an original song, ‘If You Run’, for the film’s finale. All this on the back of a chance encounter with film industry spotters at a showcase in LA, who were so impressed with the band’s sold-out performance at The Troubadour, they promptly nudged the film’s director, Nanette Burstein, to make them the movie’s musical focal point. Since then, the band have found themselves attending red-carpet premieres in Los Angeles and London (in a location literally around the corner from where two of the band used to work in a shoe shop), before launching into a packed-out 20-date US tour in September 2010. Having self-released and virtually self-financed the follow-up to debut Exits, the band’s Union LP saw them make history by becoming the first unsigned band to enter the US Billboard 100 Albums Chart (no. 82) on digital sales alone. By the end of 2009, iTunes US declared Union their Alternative Album of the Year. A fitting climax to a year of toil and tussle, after this The Boxer Rebellion were primed and ready to embark on their third studio record. Enter producer Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne), whose unorthodox approach to recording became the perfect foil to the Boxer Rebellion’s almost tunnel-vision creative perseverance. The result of this dynamic – and the first album The Boxer Rebellion have handed over to a single producer – is the forthcoming breathtaker that is The Cold Still, an album that might never have seen the light of day from a band of lesser conviction. They have taken the trials of their formative years and built themselves a future that glows from the resurgent embers of the determination that refused to be extinguished all those years ago, and burns ever brighter still. For The Boxer Rebellion, what’s past is their prologue. Here’s where their story truly begins…
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00039


Tuesday March 15, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St
 
Wednesday, March 16
 

10:00am

10:00am

Nardwuar's Video Vault!
Punk Rock Journalist and lead singer of The Evaporators, Nardwuar The Human Serviette, transports you, through video clips and stories, to the front lines of the many video interviews he has conducted over the past twenty years. Ranging from Jay-Z to Michael Gorbachev, from Destiny's Child to Wesley Willis, the Nard has compiled a huge catalog of "video vignettes" of the 20th Century and beyond.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5578

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avatar for Nardwuar The Human Serviette

Nardwuar The Human Serviette

Human ServietteNardwuar.comOnly Vancouver, B.C., Canada, could produce a media personality like NARDWUAR the Human Serviette and allow him to thrive. He's unique: annoying, insightful, relentlessly probing, and, above all, daring. His moniker comes from a complicated afternoon of... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Austin Convention Center, Day Stage 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Handicapping SXSW Showcases

There are over 2000 bands playing SXSW and we'll tell you the top 10 you won't want to miss. Experienced ears ponder raw data. "The Buzz" is the industry's most elusive gem. Experts discuss how the internet can propel an artist career. Who are the "buzzbands" for this year's SXSW? Where did their buzz start and will it sustain? How is the industry world-wide adapting A&R and promotions to the changing environment of music on-line?


http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990151

Speaker
VC

Vincent Clery-Melin

MDCooperative Music
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Ollie Hodge

A&RColumbia Records
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Jeremy Maciak

Vagrant RecordsJEREMY MACIAK is the head of New Media Marketing for Vagrant Records, an independent label home to Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, PJ Harvey, School of Seven Bells and The Hold Steady, among others. Prior to joining Vagrant, Jeremy worked with Epic Records as A&R... Read More →
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Taylor McKnight

CEO, Emamo
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Taylor McKnight

FounderSCHED*TAYLOR MCKNIGHT creates @sched with his friends for a living. He test limits with obsessive life experiments (going vegan, no drinking etc for 6 months). He also enjoys learning how our mind works while making decisions & looking for happiness around the world.
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Kevin McStravick

FounderOperation Every BandKEVIN MCSTRAVICK is the founder and sole contributor of Operation Every Band, a Tumblr-based blog with the task of reviewing all 2000 bands playing SXSW 2011. This is Kevin’s first foray into music journalism, a life-long fan determined to make a contribution... Read More →
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Jon Sidel

Sidel Services LLCJON SIDEL is a notorious '80s nightclub impresario, party-boy and restauranteur who began his journey in the music business in 1992 when on a tip from a friend, signed Grandaddy to his indie label. From 1994-2007 he worked as a VP of A&R at Outpost,(Geffen), Interscope... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Quickies 1: Branding, Marketing & Publicity
Artists seeking to make a splash and make some money often do so through aligning themselves with marketing and advertising campaigns. Publicists can also be instrumental in bringing artists to a larger audience. Chat with and learn from experienced pros from the worlds of branding, marketing and publicity.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990059

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avatar for Michael Dutcher

Michael Dutcher

MgrMAD ManagementMr Dutcher was the COO/GM of Dim Mak while at Dim Mak Mr. Dutcher was responsible for forming a joint venture with Downtown Music/Universal Music, creating Dim Mak Music Publishing, Dim Mak Collection, Dim Mak Concert Promotions, Dim Mak Branding and Dim Mak Radio... Read More →
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James Evans

AAA Prom & Mktg DirInterscope Records
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Randy Haecker

Sr Dir Media RelsLegacy/Sony EntertainmentRANDY HAECKER is the Sr. Director of Media Relations for Sony Music Entertainment’s multiple Grammy Award-winining catalog division, Legacy Recordings. For the past 12 years, he has been actively involved in creating and implementing publicity... Read More →
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Jim Logrando

Mktg Svcs MgrRedeye Distribution


Wednesday March 16, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

SXSW Trade Show
Spanning four days and all three conferences, the SXSW Trade Show is the heart of convergence for the evolving industries represented here in March. Attendees can experience the future of entertainment and technology in one location as well as find the tools needed to stake a claim on tomorrow.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00770

Wednesday March 16, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Welcome to the Music Business - You're Fucked
An examination of the internal and external problems you'll face in all levels of the business. Using humor as a weapon, Martin Atkins will point out the obvious, throw light in some dark corners and create another illuminating event illustrating the realistic, attainable goals that are possible in the new business.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5936

Speaker
MA

Martin Atkins

Dept Chair, Music BusinessSAE Chicago


Wednesday March 16, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:00pm

Next Stage: The Reality of Cloud Streaming Services featuring Jeff Price (TuneCore), Bruce Houghton (Hypebot) & George Howard (Loyola University)
Cloud Streaming has arrived. Bringing successful and viable services to the U.S. market is only a matter of time. The question now becomes, how will this play out as a stream of revenue for rights holders? Join Jeff Price of TuneCore, Bruce Houghton of Hypebot and George Howard, Professor at Loyola University, at Next Stage for a detailed discussion on the six rights every musician has to their work, and how they can be employed best in the cloud streaming service model.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00042

Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Archiving & Accessing Music Media - The Great Migration
The task of archiving today's entertainment assets goes well beyond safely storing thousands of tape boxes and film cans. This is especially true in the case of music assets. To keep pace with the rapidly changing marketplace, it has become necessary to provide not only secure physical storage, but also to provide digital migration, restoration, electronic delivery and other studio operations. There is a strong case to be made that all these services should be available within the facility to minimize risk, improve service and reduce costs. In today's up-loadable, down-loadable, cloud-based, e-delivery-centric music marketplace, the ability to preserve and prepare music assets for secure and immediate delivery directly from the archive is key, making the archive not only the secure repository for valuable music assets but also the first link in today's digital supply chain.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP8194

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avatar for Jeff Anthony

Jeff Anthony

VPIron MountainJEFF ANTHONY is currently the Vice President of Iron Mountain and is responsible for its Entertainment Services Division. Iron Mountain is the largest supplier of analog and digital archive services in the world, serving the entertainment industry since 1951. Iron Mountain... Read More →
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Bob Koszela

Production MgrUniversal Music EnterprisesMusician/Producer/Engineer, BOB KOSZELA, writes, composes, arranges, plays, performs, and records various styles of music. He's had the privilege of working with many major label artists including: Guns & Roses, Motorhead, Black Eyed Peas... Read More →
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Steve Lang

VPWarner Music Group/WeaSTEVE LANG is Vice President of Studios and Archives for the Warner Music Group/WEA Studio Services. He is responsible for the domestic and international operation of WEA Studios. He oversees the production, quality assurance, cataloging, storage, and circulation... Read More →
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Edwin Outwater

ConsultantIron Mountain
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Edwin Outwater-III

PresEO3 Consulting
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Greg Parkin

VP StudiosCapitol Studios/EMI ArchivesGREG PARKIN is Vice President of the Studios & Mastering departments of Capitol Records in Hollywood; as well as the Archives division for EMI North America. He is a fifteen year veteran of the music industry; both as an artist and an executive... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Creativity, Commerce, and Policy: A Conversation
Berklee College of Music and Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society are in the midst of a year long collaborative effort to initiate and promote discussion about the future of the music business. Assistant Professor in Berklee's Music Business / Management program Allen Bargfrede and Christopher Bavitz, Assistant Director of Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic, host a conversation with an artist or two about their experiences in the music business, and will focus on the ways in which existing legal regimes and business models inform (and are informed) by the creative process.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6160

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Allen Bargfrede

AttorneyBerklee College of MusicALLEN BARGFREDE is an entertainment and technology attorney and an assistant professor of Music Business at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He also serves as Executive Director of Berklee's Rethink Music Initiative in conjunction with MIDEM... Read More →
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Christopher Bavitz

Clnical Instructor and Asst Director, Cyberlaw ClinicHarvard Law School/Berkman CenterChristopher T. Bavitz is Assistant Director of Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. He is also a Lecturer on Law at HLS. Christopher has concentrated... Read More →
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Jim Eno

Public Hi-Fi
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Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche is an internationally acclaimed Norwegian-born, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter who has released six albums, including the hit-soundtrack for the major motion picture Dan In Real Life. Signed to Virgin Records at 16, Lerche has explored a variety of musical genres without... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Demo Listening Session 1
Demo Listening Sessions offer a unique opportunity for selected musicians to get direct feedback from music professionals, those who listen to demos as part of their job.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990054

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avatar for Jesse Barnett

Jesse Barnett

OwnerRight Arm ResourceJESSE BARNETT is the founder of Right Arm Resource, an independent radio promotion company that offers specialized radio and tour promotion services tailored to artists in the Triple-A genre. He has previously worked for Vector Management, Outsource Music, Hybrid... Read More →
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Isaac Heymann

VP of A&REpic Records
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Rick Heysquierdo

Host Producer of The Lone Star JukeboxThe Lone Star Jukebox - KPFT 90.1 FM HoustonRICK HEYSQUIERDO, host of The Lone Star Jukebox (Americana, AAA, Texas Music)  90.1 KPFT, has volunteered his time to community radio for almost twenty years. His interview Series - The Living Room... Read More →
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Seth Hubbard

Label MgrPolyvinyl Record CoSETH HUBBARD is the Label Manager for Polyvinyl Record Co. He has worked for the label for over 7 years handling promotion for all Polyvinyl artists including press, radio, tour, video and social networking.  Polyvinyl is home to artists such as of Montreal... Read More →
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Kileen Oberle

Dir of A&R Research/Scout Community/Artist MgmtMassive Creative Intelligence Agency


Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Enhancing Online Music Through Audio Processing
Everyone has experienced having to constantly adjust the volume on 'shuffle' due to differences between loudness levels of recordings. Most music services present music like at random, not as a professional DJ or FM broadcast station would. Songs don't flow together. This panel will talk about using audio processing to "remaster" music for a more consistent listener experience, and why this consistency is important for the listening experience. We'll also talk about the different challenges involved with listening to music in different environments such as in the car or mobile vs in the home. By looking at audio processing tools that over-the-air broadcasters (as well as some webcasters) use, we'll show how music services can improve on these aspects of listening by effectively re-mastering the tracks.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7661

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avatar for Frank Foti

Frank Foti

Omnia/Telos/Axia SystemsFRANK FOTI is the Founder and President of Omnia Audio, an innovative signal processing company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Omnia audio processors, are the worldwide industry benchmark. He leads a talented team that researches, designs, and develops... Read More →
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Rusty Hodge

GMSomaFM.comRUSTY HODGE is the founder and General Manager of SomaFM, one of the best sound quality internet-only radio stations, which has been around over 10 years. His professional experience includes work at AM and FM stations in the Los Angeles area, developing software for broadcasters... Read More →
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Jake Perrine

Mastering EngineerRFI/CD masteringJAKE PERRINE is a mastering engineer at RFI in Seattle.  He has taught audio production at Art Institute of Seattle and Cornish College of the Arts. "Back in the day" he was Lead Audio Guy for RealNetworks and has webcast bands all over the world... Read More →
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Bruce Sharpe

CEOSingular Software IncBRUCE SHARPE is the founder and CEO of Singular Software, which makes automation tools for audio and video production. After inventing The Levelator, which is much loved by podcasters, Dr. Sharpe went on to create the popular PluralEyes and DualEyes products... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Entrepreneurs in Music
Not just musicians have talent in the music business; management companies, indie labels, niche record shops and more recently, digital music services, are all full of self made entrepreneurs who embrace the independent state of their businesses. This enthusiasm often comes at the price of long hours and initial low financial reward. Competing with the big players in the industry is often harder than anticipated. Successful business people from different areas of the music industry discuss how they manage their careers and keep up motivation in tricky times.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5581

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avatar for Kevin Arnold

Kevin Arnold

Founder/CEOIODAFounder and CEO of IODA, KEVIN ARNOLD guides the growth of one of the largest digital distributors of independent music in the world, combining his dedication to independents and his unique understanding of the digital music world to benefit IODA's global client base... Read More →
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Angel Gambino

EntrepreneurN/AANGEL GAMBINO is a WIRED Top 100 executive and serial entrepreneur with 15 years experience working with innovative media and tech businesses offering extraordinary entertainment experiences. She has a unique blend of general management skills with particular success... Read More →
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Eric Garland

FounderBigChampagneEric is the founder of Big Data startup BigChampagne and co-founder of Live Nation Labs. WIRED magazine describes BigChampagne as the "Nielsen ratings" of online music. Fast Company named BigChampagne to their 2011 list of World's Most Innovative Companies. Eric... Read More →
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Jonas Woost

Exec ProducerCBC MusicBorn in Hamburg, Germany, Jonas first starting working in the music industry at a young age before relocating to London in 2001. After working for a series of record labels he assumed the role of Head of Music at Last.fm towards the end of 2005 and led the Music... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Fan Analytics for Dummies
The growth of fan analytics services, and the technology development to actively engage with and understand your fan base, has provided salvation to artists who typically were not able to afford research being done by big marketing firms. By identifying who your fans are, what social networking sites they visit, what they will pay for and what they want the most, different products can be targeted at different levels of fandom. Today, even an artist with a developing fan base can use these analytics to produce a maintainable cash intake without having to rely purely on on a label and album sales. Learn how to get started as well as the key you need to build, manage and accelerate your fan base and your career.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990145

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avatar for Kirby Desmarais

Kirby Desmarais

FounderEverything IndependentKIRBY DESMARAIS is the founder of Everything Independent. Founded in 2006, Everything Independent is an Industry Service Provider which covers all aspects of the Music Business. All of the necessary elements needed to succeed within the music business... Read More →
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Duncan Freeman

FounderIndie Music IncDUNCAN FREEMAN is the Founder and President of Band Metrics, a data analytics and decision support system for the music industry. Prior to Band Metrics, Duncan held a number of management positions responsible for inventing, managing and marketing a variety of... Read More →
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Wendy Laister

Magus EntertainmentMagus Entertainment, which was started by music industry veteran WENDY LAISTER in the early 90s, is a New-York-based, full-service management company, representing both high profile recording artists and a number of mixers and producers. Prior to establishing Magus... Read More →
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Liz Leahy

PresSection 101Liz Leahy is the founder of Section 101, a company that provides simple and effective tools for music and entertainment brands to manage and maximize their online presence. Section 101 offers an easy to set up website, complete with social media integration, design... Read More →
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Evangelia Livanos

Artist Mgr5B Artist ManagementEVANGELIA LIVANOS started at an accomplished hard rock booking agency with many prominent artists. After deciding on management, she was hired & resides at 5B/Sanctuary Artist Management working with bands: Slipknot, Velvet Revolver, Wolfmother, and others... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Filmmakers Meet Distributors
SXSW invites indie filmmakers and distributors to get together at The Trade Show Meet Up Pavilion to explore new platforms and methods for film distribution.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00106

Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Quickies 2: Publishers and Performance Rights
Income generated from publishing and performance rights is crucial for artists. Chat with people who are committed to getting artists paid fairly and promptly.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990060

Speaker
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Brad Aarons

VP AWarner/Chappell
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Josh Briggs

Dir of Membership - Pop/RockASCAP
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Tom DeSavia

Head of Creative SvcsSongs Music PublishingPrior to joining Songs, DeSavia was a partner/VP of Creative for the Los Angeles-based independent publishing company Notable Music. He came to Notable from a long career at ASCAP, where he served as SVP of Membership, heading up the PRO’s... Read More →
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Trevor Gale

Sr VP, Writer & Publisher RelSESAC
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Patrick Moxey

PresUltra Records
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Benom Plumb

Mgr - LicensingBluewater MusicBENOM PLUMB is Manager of Licensing and Administration at Bluewater Music in Nashville, TN. His duties focus on synchronization/product licensing, administration deal negotiations, international society affiliations, creative projects and representing... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Tropical Hot Dog Panel
The late Don Van Vliet--Captain Beefheart--was controversial in his day, and also the subject of many myths. But nearly everyone agrees now that the man was a visionary who completely overhauled blues and jazz to make music unlike any other. How did he make that music? What was it like for players to learn his music? Which myths are actually true? And why did he leave music to pursue an art career? Band members, friends and relatives celebrate his life and times and massive achievements.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990174

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avatar for Billy Altman

Billy Altman

CorrespondentLA Daily NewsBilly Altman is an award-winning cultural journalist and critic whose work has appeared in such places as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Sport, Inside Sports, TV Guide, People, Entertainment Weekly, msn.com... Read More →
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Victor Hayden

The Mascara Snake Presents
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Gary Lucas

Gary Lucas plays Spanish "Dracula"
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John Morthland

WriterN/AJOHN MORTHLAND, who began writing about music as a Rolling Stone editor in 1969 and was later editor of Creem, is a freelance writer based in Austin. He's the blues columnist for eMusic.com, food columnist for Texas Journey and a writer at large for Texas Monthly.
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Langdon Winner

Thomas Phelan Chair of HumanitiesRensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

You've Built a Social Network, Now What?
You have 1,000 fans on Facebook and 500 followers on Twitter, but what do you with them? How do musicians keep, engage, and grow their online communities to boost their brand, fuel their inspiration, shape their craft and… ultimately make money?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6580

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avatar for Michael Fiebach

Michael Fiebach

CEOFame HouseFrom 2006-2010, MICHAEL FIEBACH ran the legendary DJ Shadow’s online operation, marketing, project and merchandising management. Michael has also worked and/or toured with many other notable artists, including: Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Lateef The Truth Speaker (Latyrx... Read More →
avatar for Dan Scheinman

Dan Scheinman

CiscoDAN SCHEINMAN is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Media Solutions Group. He is responsible for developing and marketing infrastructure products that help digital media content owners improve the content experience for consumers.  Previously, he led Corporate... Read More →
avatar for Paul Sinclair

Paul Sinclair

SVP, Digital MediaAtlantic Records
avatar for Bill Werde

Bill Werde

Editorial DirBillboard Magazine


Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

1:00pm

Greg Kot
Greg Kot, author and Chicago Tribune music critic, will be stopping by the SX Bookstore to greet registrants and sign copies of his book Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00721

Wednesday March 16, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

1:00pm

Invasion of the DJs
Join Ableton's Huston Singletary and Rane's DJ Big Wiz as they discuss and perform the in's & out's of The Bridge from Serato & Ableton. Followed by a custom DJ set from DJ Big Wiz.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00717

Wednesday March 16, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2 500 E Cesar Chavez St

1:00pm

Next Stage: The Art of Transmedia Storytelling
Justin Wilkes, @radical.media’s Executive Vice President of Media and Entertainment, whose credits include Nike BattleGrounds and Jay-Z: Fade to Black, will take us through the process, challenges, and opportunities of transmedia storytelling. Joining him will be Grammy-nominated recording artist Kenna, to discuss Summit on the Summit. radicalmedia.com
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00045


Wednesday March 16, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

1:45pm

Sondre Lerche
Stop by the SX Bookstore to meet SXSW Panelist and Showcasing Artist, Sondre Lerche.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00429


Wednesday March 16, 2011 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Daniel Johnston - The First Fifty Years
Daniel Johnston's story as an artist takes him from the McDonald's at Austin's Dobie Mall to the Whitney Museum of Art. His songs are sophisticated and intense. Austin's musicians and writers have always been admiring and protective of Johnston. In this panel, associates and collaborators recount the first fifty years, hoping for at least fifty more. Special appearance by Daniel Johnston himself.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990201

Speaker
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Louis Black

Sr DirSXSW STAFF
TG

Thomas Gimbel

GMAustin City LimitsTOM GIMBEL's twenty year music industry career includes senior executive positions with Arista Records where he worked with Santana, Outkast, Pink, Dido and Sarah McLachlan. Tom continues to serve as artist manager for Daniel Johnston. He is also is the Founder... Read More →
DJ

Dick Johnston

Hi How Are You
avatar for John Kunz

John Kunz

PresidentWaterloo Records and VideoJOHN T. KUNZ is the Owner / President of Waterloo Records. Kunz is a 38 year music industry veteran who helped co-found CIMS and HAAM. Waterloo has 29 consecutive Austin Chronicle "Best Record Store" awards, 5 NARM awards and 4 new vinyl bins. Last... Read More →
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Kathy McCarty

Austin Chronicle
DT

David Thornberry

PanelistRunning Dog Press


Wednesday March 16, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Eight Things That Hip-Hop Taught America
Some endlessly debate the downside of hip-hop, but the genre has also contributed to the music industry and America as a whole. Using the book "The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop" as a touchstone, experts will examine eight effects that hip-hop has has on our culture and society. They include: the desegregation of the music business, the browning of America, the birth of the "street team," the super-empowered artist-mogul, the breaking of the Hollywood color barrier, and, of course, the election of Barack Obama.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990140

Speaker
avatar for Dan Charnas

Dan Charnas

FacultyNYU/Clive Davis Institute
avatar for Rob Stone

Rob Stone

Founder & Co-PresCornerstoneROB STONE, Founder and Co-President of Cornerstone has been known to be a renowned cultural navigator. Stone not only knows where top artists and brands need to be, but also where they shouldn’t be. Most importantly, he and the Cornerstone team consistently... Read More →
avatar for Elliott Wilson

Elliott Wilson

CEORap Radar


Wednesday March 16, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Flatstock 29 Presented By Rovi
Co-presented by the American Poster Institute (API) and SXSW, Flatstock 29 will display the works of more than 100 artists from across North America and the globe. The exhibition is free and open-to-the-public running March 16-19 and features posters representing decades of styles, colors and techniques for sale. Show up early and be ready to be overwhelmed with amazing posters. (You might want to bring some dough since you won't want to leave empty handed!) The exhibition is free and open to the public.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00742

Wednesday March 16, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, B, C 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

I Love College: Booking College Shows and Festivals
There are few demographics more passionate about music than college students, and as such, there are few more exciting places to be than a concert on a college campus. Campus shows and festivals are becoming increasingly lucrative for artists, and more colleges are looking into developing music programming on their own campuses. What are the booking processes and benefits for colleges, and for artists touring the college circuit?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6948

Speaker
avatar for Dwayne Elliott

Dwayne Elliott

Dir, Student Campus EventsVanderbilt UniversityDWAYNE V. ELLIOTT has been working as an event planner in higher education for nearly eleven years. His experience and devotion to higher education and working with young adults are exemplified in every project that he supervises. Dwayne... Read More →
PM

Patrick Moore

Dir of EventsMAC Presents


Wednesday March 16, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

2:00pm

Mentor Session 1
Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sign-up begins half an hour before the mentor session. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. You can only sign up for sessions on the day that they are held.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990047

Speaker
avatar for Shaun Barrett

Shaun Barrett

Mgr4 Ohm Entertainment GroupAfter 10 years as a bassist I Launched 4 Ohm Entertainment Group focusing on artist management and development in Fall of '06, to supply serious and up and coming artists a foothold in the music industry, and further the career of current professionals... Read More →
avatar for Alisa Coleman

Alisa Coleman

Sr Exec VPABKCO Music & Records IncAlisa Coleman has been with ABKCO Music & Records for over twenty-five years. She is in the unique position of overseeing business development and global licensing of the companies music publishing, record and film catalog for all media. As executive... Read More →
avatar for Valerie Denn

Valerie Denn

Owner/PresVal Denn Agency
avatar for Seth Hubbard

Seth Hubbard

Label MgrPolyvinyl Record CoSETH HUBBARD is the Label Manager for Polyvinyl Record Co. He has worked for the label for over 7 years handling promotion for all Polyvinyl artists including press, radio, tour, video and social networking.  Polyvinyl is home to artists such as of Montreal... Read More →
avatar for Joe Priesnitz

Joe Priesnitz

Joe Priesnitz Artist ManagementJOE PRIESNITZ current management clients include Eric Johnson and The Gourds. He has also managed the careers of Kelly Willis, Charlie Robison, Chris Duarte and Davíd Garza. Joe is a faculty member at Austin Community College teaching Music Management... Read More →
avatar for Brian Rosenblatt

Brian Rosenblatt

PartnerSmithAmundsen LLC
avatar for Leah Selvidge

Leah Selvidge

Other Worldly Contact
avatar for Charles Slomovitz

Charles Slomovitz

US Music MgrShazam EntertainmentIn college, CHARLES SLOMOVITZ worked at I Beam and interned at Virgin. Upon graduation, he was hired on at Virgin where he helped develop Verve, Blur, Massive Attack, Smashing Pumpkins and others. Charles was a GM at Rasputin Music before launching... Read More →
avatar for Julie Yannatta

Julie Yannatta

3Dream Records


Wednesday March 16, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Mobile Music Moves to the Cloud
The trend towards shared services, also known as the cloud, is already impacting the world of mobile music in a dramatic way. Instead of paying for individual tracks, some of the most ardent music lovers are choosing to stream music from hosted services. This trend will create new opportunities for companies in the mobile music space, including new partnerships with music providers who can enable users to listen immediately. What role will music discovery services can play in helping consumers enter into and navigate through these huge celestial jukeboxes?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP8102

Speaker
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Elizabeth Brooks

Chief Mktg OfficerLIVE NATION
avatar for Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin

Artist, DJ, conceptualist and ambassador, more than anyone else in modern electronic music, Richie Hawtin has relentlessly proved himself to be a true innovator. The one-man mogul behind acclaimed Techno imprints Plus 8 & Minus sends signals out all over the world from his HQ in an... Read More →
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Alexander Ljung

CEOSoundCloud LTDALEXANDER LJUNG is founder and CEO of SoundCloud, the audio platform that enables anybody to upload, record, promote and share their sounds on the web. Since its launch in 2008, Alexander has been responsible for all aspects of the site's strategic vision and business... Read More →
avatar for Will Mills

Will Mills

Dir, Music & ContentShazam EntertainmentWill Mills is Vice President Music & Content at Shazam, the world's leading media Engagement Company. Since taking up the post, Will has set up strategic partnerships the world’s leading music and digital companies, including global agreements... Read More →
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William Mills

Dir MusicShazam EntertainmentWILL MILLS was appointed Head of Music at Shazam in 2003 and promoted to Music & Content Director in 2009. Under his leadership Shazam’s music database has expanded to over ten million tracks enabling expansion into over two hundred countries and growth... Read More →
avatar for Simon Wheeler

Simon Wheeler

Dir of DigitalBeggars Group


Wednesday March 16, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Next Stage: indieWIRE Interviews
Check out indieWIRE's afternoon chat series with SXSW Film Festival talent on the Next Stage from 2pm to 3pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday’s schedule is 2:10pm Terry McMahon (Charlie Casanova), Matt D'Elia (American Animal), Evan Glodell (Bellflower);  2:35pm Janet Grillo (Fly Away) www.indiewire.com
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00048


Wednesday March 16, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Our Band Could Still Be Your Life
2011 marks the tenth anniversary of Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991. The book is not only still in print, but is selling more than it did in the first few years of its publication. Members of some of today's most acclaimed bands and labels discuss not only the impact of the book on their careers but the enduring legacy of the American indie scene of the '80s, and how the infrastructure and philosophy does (and sometimes doesn't) live on in today's indie world.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5421

Speaker
MA

Michael Azerrad

Music journalistYou and What ArmyMICHAEL AZERRAD is the author of Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991 and is co-producer of the award-winning non-fiction film Kurt Cobain About a Son. He is also the editor of Bob Mould's upcoming autobiography... Read More →
avatar for Jarrett Dougherty

Jarrett Dougherty

Screaming Females LLCJARRET DOUGHERTY is a very pleasant young man who is well-liked and sociable. He enjoys hiking, perennial flowers, and knitted hats.
avatar for Ahmed Gallab

Ahmed Gallab

SinkaneAHMED GALLAB is a multi-instrumentalist from Sudan by-way of the United States of America. He has played drum kit, bass and/or guitar in the bands Caribou, of Montreal and Born Ruffians. He also composes and records his own music (Under the name Sinkane). Currently he resides... Read More →
avatar for Merrill Garbus

Merrill Garbus

tUnE-yArDstUnE-yArDs is the singular musical project of New England native MERRILL GARBUS. Possessing an expansive sound that marries a coarse folk ingenuity with the bold pop sensibility of an R&B siren, BiRd-BrAiNs was assembled with a staunch DIY aesthetic. Recording herself using... Read More →
avatar for Scott Plagenhoef

Scott Plagenhoef

US Head of ProgrammingBeats MusicScott Plagenhoef is the VP, Editorial and Programming at Beats Music, leading the programmatic, personalization and algorithmic aspects of the app. Previously, he served as editor in chief at Pitchfork from 2004 to 2011. He has also written for Pitchfork... Read More →
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Mookie Singerman

FounderLovepump UnitedMOOKIE SINGERMAN is the co-founder of Lovepump United Records and a founding member of Relapse Records recording artists Genghis Tron. He now works in artist management for We Are Free, working with Yeasayer & Beach House and representing Pictureplane, Deradoorian... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Producing Killer Videos Without the MTV Budget
It's now possible for musicians to shoot and produce their own professional quality music videos at a fraction of the price it would cost to pay a pro production crew. As a result, the promotion and reach of their music videos go a lot farther, faster, and for less. For bands that don't have huge budgets, there are tech tools out there to help. An ex-MTV producer turned online video company co-founder discusses the latest technology, and, how to spread the word far and wide via social media.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7357

Speaker
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Tom Hartle

CEOBANDWDTHTOM HARTLE and Shervin Pishevar co-founded BANDWDTH at SXSW 2010. Prior to BANDWDTH Tom served as President of SPIN MEDIA from 2006 to 2010. Tom spent more than fifteen years with SPIN and a prior five with Rolling Stone. BANDWDTH is a publishing company that develops... Read More →
avatar for Jason Hsiao

Jason Hsiao

PresAnimotoJASON HSIAO is the Co-Founder & President of the award-winning video production service Animoto.com. Prior to Animoto, Jason served as a producer of television and live-event productions with MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and HBO.
avatar for Matthew Mills

Matthew Mills

Exec Prod/DirSpacestationMatthew C. Mills is an Emmy Award-winning Director & Executive Producer whose film credits include "Spencer," "Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon" and "We Always Lie To Strangers," which premiered at SXSW 2013. His numerous television credits include "MTV Unplugged... Read More →
avatar for Mike Rosenthal

Mike Rosenthal

Label MgrParacaduteMike Rosenthal has overseen strategy and digital execution for the band OK Go since 2009. In January of 2010 he helped the band transition away from their major label and set up their own independent record label and production company, Paracadute. Mike runs Paracadute... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Speed Trials
The first timed speed trial panel discussion ever for SXSW. Each panelist will have 2 minutes to define a particular idea, concept, and/or issue important to the aspiring musician, band member, club owner, and/or record label wannabe. Just 5 quick minutes will be set aside for opening introductions, and 20 minutes will be set aside for questions at the end. Many of these topics are controversial, so discussion is bound to be lively. Topics will include copyrights, royalties, fair use, publishing, licensing and more.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5718

Speaker
avatar for Branden Linnell

Branden Linnell

Dir Master/Synch LicensingCentury Media RecordsBRANDEN LINNELL is Director of Master & Synch Licensing and a Business Affairs executive at Century Media Records as well as President of Century's USA publishing company.  He has signed hundreds of composers to publishing agreements... Read More →
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Frank Mauceri

PresSmog Veil RecordsFRANK MAUCERI founded Smog Veil Records in 1991, focusing on underground, challenging, and bombastic music. Smog Veil's 100-plus releases and touring acts have been featured in numerous worldwide publications including Billboard, Dwell, Wire, The New York Times... Read More →
avatar for Gerald Moss

Gerald Moss

VP MktgEntertainment One DistributionOhio bred and New York based, GERALD MOSS has worked in the business as a DJ, writer, clerk, buyer, salesman, bartender, doorman, venue booker, music director, marketing ace and more. Currently VP of marketing for Entertainment One Distribution... Read More →
avatar for Markus Erren Pardinas

Markus Erren Pardinas

RightsE! EntertainmentMARKUS ERREN PARDINAS is part of the Rights & Clearances team at E! Entertainment and G4 TV and handles licensing of music and other 3rd party materials for TV shows like "True Hollywood Story," "E! Investigates," "E! News," and "Attack of the Show". Previously... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

SXSW Featured Speaker: Andrew W.K.
Noted recording artist, performer and television host Andrew W.K. delivers a talk that is equal parts motivational speech and performance art. Party tips and practical advice will be offered.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990208

Speaker
avatar for Andrew Wilkes-Krier

Andrew Wilkes-Krier

Andrew WKANDREW W.K. - The King of Partying


Wednesday March 16, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

¿Por qué los artistas alternativos latinoamericanos no son protagonistas globales? 
Los países latinoamericanos han desarrollado excelentes artistas alternativos desde hace décadas, y con esto no nos referimos a artistas como Shakira, Juanes, Ricky Martin o Maná; nos referimos a los otros artistas, a los "alternativos". Algunos de estos actos exitosamente han logrado convertirse en íconos populares en sus propios países e incluso en la gigantesca región que es Latinoamérica, pero parece una utopía que alguna de estas estrellas regionales puedan tener una oportunidad de ser un verdadero protagonista en la arena internacional, principalmente en los mercados que dominan la escena mundial de la música como Estados Unidos, Japón y/o Europa. ¿Por qué los artistas alternativos latinoamericanos ( por falta de un mejor término ) no son protagonistas globales? Expertos en el tema compartirán sus experiencias e impresiones para lograr entender este fenómeno y generar ideas que ayuden a lograr algún día revertirlo.  A petición de los organizadores, este panel será el primero en los 25 años de historia de SXSW en el que se expondrá el tema a tratar totalmente en español. 
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990223

Speaker
avatar for Humberto Carmona

Humberto Carmona

Founding Partner & Dir of IntlArts & Crafts Mexico
HC

Hector Castillo

Converse Rubber Tracks
FP

Federico Ponce de Leon

CEOBunker Producciones/Crack Producciones/MXLive Entertaiment/MUN Records
avatar for Fabrizio Onetto

Fabrizio Onetto

Artist Mgr/A&ROCESA-SeiTrack
YR

Yamil Rezc

Creative ProducerMun


Wednesday March 16, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:00pm

Meet the International Festival Bookers
The Trade Show Meet Up Pavilion will host International Festival Bookers on Wednesday 3/16. Whether you are an artist, booking agent, manager, or just want to learn more about festivals overseas, this is the best place to meet the creators of international festivals. There is no need to sign up (like with international speed dating), just come by and learn about the opportunities available in new countries.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00118

Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:00pm

Next Stage Presents Floating Action
Named after a vintage Gretsch bass drum pedal, Floating Action is the pseudonym of Black Mountain, North Carolina-based musician, songwriter, and producer Seth Kauffman. Following the 2007 homemade gem Research (released under his own name) and Floating Action’s gorgeously understated self-titled follow-up from 2009, Park the Van is proud to release Desert Etiquette, Kauffman’s third full-length with the New Orleans based indie label. Taking its title from a legend told to Kauffman by his sister (in the Middle East, it is proper etiquette to leave a drinking vessel for the hypothetical next traveler near a remote oasis) Desert Etiquette is the most stripped-down Floating Action affair to date. Aside from one pedal steel recording on the closing track, every song on Desert Etiquette was written, performed, produced, and recorded by Kauffman himself. His d.i.y. approach is the result of his insatiable searching; chasing the ultimate musical moment: “When an idea comes in directly from above, you can often capture it in it's pure state by eliminating the middle man. Sometimes bottling it at the source is just easier, and nothing gets lost in translation.” There’s no such thing as a “typical” Floating Action song. Folk, soul, southern-rock, gospel, surf, and bedroom lo-fi somehow coexist and cohere in the same record—even the same song. There is, however, a distinct Floating Action sound. Kauffman’s warm recordings and lushly anachronistic sound is uniquely his. The attentiveness given to production quality is palpable; you can all but hear the vinyl crackle in gently graceful tunes like “Please Reveal” or “Rincon.” Like Dr. Dog keyboardist Zach Miller said in a recent interview, “His songs are timeless, effortless, and instantly memorable.”
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00051


Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Bravo's Platinum Hit- How to Become the Next Big Hitmaker
Some of the most accomplished songwriters including Jewel and Evan Bogart (credits include Beyoncé, Britney Spears and Rihanna) will share their experience and expertise on how to become the next big hitmaker alongside Keith Naftaly, SVP of A&R for RCA/Jive Label Group at Sony Music Entertainment.  Get a sneak peek at Bravo's new music competition series "Platinum Hit," which will premiere this summer. 
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990196

Speaker
avatar for Evan Bogart

Evan Bogart

Executive ProducerPlatinum Hit Bravo/NBCBeneath the jackhammer beats and the candy-coated wizardry of modern pop music, there exists the alchemy of compelling words and undeniable music. Evan “Kidd” Bogart breathes life into the souls of songs. A roster of platinum artists including... Read More →
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Jewel

N/A
JL

Jenn Levy

VP, Dev & ProductionBravo
JM

Jewel Murray

Host/Platinum HitPlatinum Hit Bravo/NBC
avatar for Keith Naftaly

Keith Naftaly

SVP of A&R for RCA/Jive Label Group at Sony Music EntertainmentSony Music Entertainment


Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Break a Leg! Musicians and Health Care Reform
A 2010 Future of Music Coalition survey found that 33 percent of the 1,400 musicians surveyed didn't have health insurance—twice the national average. In 2010, Congress succeeded in passing a health care reform bill, but what does it mean for “real musicians”—namely, those artists and songwriters trying to make a living in a time of unprecedented economic challenge? What will the law do to expand coverage for the creative class, and how can musicians take advantage of these changes? One of the most pressing issues is the mandate that all Americans -- including musicians -- attain health insurance coverage by 2014. How will musicians access affordable coverage in the next three years?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP8170

Speaker
avatar for Sean Gamble

Sean Gamble

John Muir Medical CenterSEAN GAMBLE, MD, specializes in pediatric hospital-based medicine in Oakland, California. He regularly helps families negotiate the health care system in a variety of acute and critical care situations, but when not at the hospital, you'll see this doctor and... Read More →
avatar for Alex Maiolo

Alex Maiolo

HINT Project Coord/Sr ContributorFuture Of Music Coalition/Tape Op MagazineFuture Of Music Coalition/Tape Op Magazine/Guitarist (Fan Modine) ALEX MAIOLO has played in various bands for over two decades (Soft Company, Hi Fi Sky, Violet Vector & The Lovely Lovelies), and currently plays... Read More →
avatar for Renata Marinaro

Renata Marinaro

Dir of Health Svcs, Eastern RegionThe Actors Fund
avatar for Carolyn Schwarz

Carolyn Schwarz

Exec DirHealth Alliance for Austin MusiciansCAROLYN SCHWARZ serves as executive director of Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), which provides access to affordable healthcare services to the city’s low-income, uninsured working musicians. In 5 _ years, HAAM has served more... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Spurgeon

Patrick Spurgeon

MusicianRogue WavePatrick Spurgeon: Drummer of Rogue Wave (2002-current) and the subject of "D-tour", a documentary film which addresses the issue of being a working musician dealing with kidney failure and the need to administer self dialysis in order to stay healthy and alive while... Read More →
avatar for Nan Warshaw

Nan Warshaw

Co-OwnerBloodshot RecordsNAN WARSHAW co-founded Bloodshot Records in 1994. She received her BA from The Evergreen State College, and her MA in Arts Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College. She proudly sits on the Advisory board of The Future Of Music Coalition and the... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Dan Charnas
Stop by the SX Bookstore to meet Dan Charnas, hip-hop journalist and Pulitzer Prize Fellow, as he signs copies of his new book, The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00425

Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Independent Asia
With 47 countries and nearly four billion people, Asia represents a clear but daunting opportunity for both local and international independent music. Many have tried but very very few independents have been successful in effectively expanding into Asia. This panel will explore what the practical opportunity is in each of five key Asian markets, what the landscape looks like for both digital and physical distribution, and what's happening locally to facilitate growth in the indie sector.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990228

Speaker
avatar for Isaac Bess

Isaac Bess

Music Business DevelopmentYouTubeIsaac Bess started in the music business in 1994 at New York's Matador Records. After stints in Tokyo as a music journalist, and ten years in San Francisco at independent labels (Quannum Projects) and independent distributors (IODA), Isaac joined YouTube's... Read More →
avatar for Bernie Cho

Bernie Cho

Pres/FounderDFSB KollectiveBernie Cho is the President of DFSB Kollective, a Seoul-based creative agency that specializes in providing digital media, marketing, and distribution solutions to 350+ Korean Pop music artists. As more K-Pop acts aspire to go independent and international... Read More →
avatar for Jasper Donat

Jasper Donat

PresBranded LtdI began my career in advertising in 1987 at Chris Ingram Associates (now Mediaedge:CIA). Soon after I moved into the TV business working for pan Euro TV network Eurosport.  I moved to Asia in 1995 to work for News Corporation owned sports network Star Sports before... Read More →
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Orbis CW Fu

DirThe Wall MusicORBIS CW FU is running The WALL Music. He is an organizer of festivals (Megaport, Formoz, etc.), runner of two venues(capacity:700 & 800 in two cities), manages of several of Taiwan's best bands and a record label, all while also booking bands for other Asian cities... Read More →
RK

Rob Kelso

Creativeman Productions
SL

Shen Lihui

Modern Sky Entertainment
avatar for Lihui Shen

Lihui Shen

Founder & General MgrModern Sky Entertainment Co LtdSHEN LIHUI is the founder and CEO of Modern Sky Entertainment, Ltd. of Beijing, mainland China's leading music entertainment company. Modern Sky is home to mainland China's largest independent record label and produces 400+ concert... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 8BC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Legal Aspects of Music Licensing
With declining record sales, musicians are looking for other ways to derive value from their works. More music is being licensed into film, television, advertisements, games, and other media than ever before. What are the legal challenges involved? Intellectual Property attorney, Erik Metzger of Intel Corporation, teams up with Entertainment attorney, Larry Waks of Austin firm, Jackson Walker, LLP, to provide musicians what they need to know to take advantage of the growing music licensing industry.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5612

Speaker
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Erik Metzger

AttyIntel CorporationERIK METZGER is an intellectual property attorney with Intel Corporation, where he's responsible for helping to procure, license, and litigate intellectual property rights related to Intel products. Erik also leads the Intel Arts and Entertainment Law Pro Bono... Read More →
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Larry Waks

PartnerJackson Walker LLP
avatar for Lawrence Waks

Lawrence Waks

PartnerJackson Walker LLP


Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Mentor Session 2
Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sign-up begins half an hour before the mentor session. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. You can only sign up for sessions on the day that they are held.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990048

Speaker
avatar for Roggie Baer

Roggie Baer

Agent/OwnerRajiworld Tour ConsultantsROGGIE BAER is owner of the respected RajiWorld Tour Consultants,which books such artists as , AJ Croce, Al Kooper, Billy Harvey, The BlueBonnets, The Fleshtones, Ivan Julian, Kathy Valentine, Katrina, The Mother Truckers, Peter Case, Richard Barone... Read More →
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Sam Eldridge

DirPlan B ManagementSAM ELDRIDGE is co-manager of Plan B under Plan B Management. In the past he has managed other bands such as Mystery and Tribes, under Urok Management. He also consults for Dan Stacey, manager of Clare Maguire and Kid Harpoon and is co-fouunder of Merok Records... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Fly

Nancy Fly

Owner/AgentNancy Fly Agency
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Ken Irwin

A&RRounder RecordsKEN IRWIN co-founded Rounder Records in 1970 and has been working there since. He was a founding member of NAIRD (National Assoc of Independent Record Distributors and Manufacturers-now AFIM) and later served as president of the organization. Ken has also served... Read More →
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Liz Leahy

PresSection 101Liz Leahy is the founder of Section 101, a company that provides simple and effective tools for music and entertainment brands to manage and maximize their online presence. Section 101 offers an easy to set up website, complete with social media integration, design... Read More →
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Wayne Nagel

Tour MgrCCRWAYNE NAGEL has been in the Music Business in Austin for over 30 years. He has worked as a Talent Buyer, Booking Agent, Band Manager, Studio Manager and Tour Manger. Wayne co owned the Austin Rehearsal Complex with Don Harvey, taught a Music Business class at ACC, plays... Read More →
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Carlo Navarro

FounderIndieCollisionCARLO NAVARRO is Founder of IndieCollision; an online tool for Independent Bands to locate their fanbase. Carlo is also Founder of SoundCamp.us; a full-service college-booking agency set to launch in Spring 2011. A former touring singer-songwriter, Carlo has now... Read More →
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Shawn Nolan

AttyJonathan E Leonard PCShawn Nolan is an attorney at the law firm of Jonathan E. Leonard, P.C. in Atlanta, GA. The firm handles the legal affairs of various Grammy award winning and platinum selling performers, musicians, writers, and producers in all facets of the entertainment... Read More →
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Geoffrey Schulman

Professor Department ChairAustin Community CollegeGEOFFREY SCHULMAN has spent the past forty years in Texas and Los Angeles working the music industry front lines, including stints at A&M, IRS, Island, Arista and several Indies. He has held jobs in marketing, promotion and A&R. In... Read More →
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Ken Weinstein

PresBig Hassle MediaKen Weinstein is the co-owner and co-founder of Big Hassle Media.


Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Socially Awkward: The Art of Social Media Transparency
The transparent nature of social media allows fans to get to know their favorite artists in ways that are unprecedented in music. While some artists have embraced tools like Twitter to build personal relationships with fans, others are reluctant. How do you get artists to kick their shyness and begin turning casual listeners into fully invested, lifelong fans?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP8037

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Jon Crawford

CEO/FounderStorenvy
avatar for Jason Feinberg

Jason Feinberg

VP, Digital StrategyEpitaph RecordsJason Feinberg has been involved in the business of music technology for almost 15 years, founding On Target Media, writing for the PBS MediaShift blog, teaching at Berklee College of Music and working in digital strategy for the Concord Music Groupas... Read More →
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Doug Lefrak

Owner/MgrFeisty Management LLCDoug Lefrak is founder of Feisty Management a boutique artist management firm now based in New York, NY. Clients include Motion City Soundtrack, P.O.S., Empires, Ben Weaver, and Doomtree Records. Previously, he was a partner in the independent record... Read More →
avatar for Greg Patterson

Greg Patterson

Creative Dir/CCOground(ctrl)GREG PATTERSON is co-founder & Creative Director at ground(ctrl), an artist-fan engagement company with music at the core. Greg and the team at ground(ctrl) leverage a proprietary technology platform combined with a true love of music to provide fans a... Read More →
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Shannon Schlappi

FounderLocker Partner LLC


Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

The Crowdfunding Manifesto: The Path to Creative Empowerment
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.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6668

Speaker
avatar for Kevin Breuner

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.
avatar for Kate Dawson

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 →
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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
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

The Future of Music - Is There One?
Have the (probably) unintended consequences created by the relatively recent technology paradigm shift from analogue to a seamless digital universe of recording, production, storage and distribution of music led music itself to all from grace? At least in its recorded incarnation. In this movement from tape deck to shuffle the deck, from analogue scarcity to digital infinity: Music has itself become hyper ubiquitous but correspondingly less influential. Is the Resurrection of Vinyl telling us something really important? In all the annals of unintended consequence, will the fate of music on digital platforms be the most unintended of all, the loss of ability to move the human spirit? See the professors collide on this one.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990211

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avatar for George Massenburg

George Massenburg

Professor of Sound RecordingMcGill UniversityAs a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, George Massenburg left in disappointment in university education and has never looked back. He joined the McGill faculty as an adjunct professor in 1996, and... Read More →
avatar for Sandy Pearlman

Sandy Pearlman

ProfessorMcGill UniversitySandy Pearlman/MicroBio Visiting Professor and past Schulich Distinguished Chair, McGill University. A Woodrow Wilson Fellow in the History of Ideas at Brandeis and New School Fellow in Sociology and Anthropology. Over the last few years, at McGill, Pearlman... Read More →
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Casey Rae-Hunter

Deputy DirFuture of Music CoalitionCasey Rae-Hunter is a musician, policy pundit and the Deputy Director of Future of Music Coalition. He gives frequent talks at conferences and campuses on issues at the intersection of creativity, technology, policy and law, and is a go-to source... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

The Intersection of Hip Hop and Jazz
The intersection of hip hop and jazz marks a substantial crossover movement that’s currently generating a lot of industry heat. Improvisation in hip hop, such as the role of the DJ and live beat making, has found a kindred spirit with straight ahead jazz. The genres share tactics in composition and in the recording studio. When it comes to live performance, jazz and hip-hop have always taken on the roll of call-and-response, and both genres truly master the importance of audience participation. Hear from noted jazz and hip hop artists and historians on the original mash-up.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990199

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avatar for Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Partner/MgrMiles Properties/Davis Artists Group
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Raydar Ellis

Professor/Hip-Hop ScholarBerklee
avatar for Brian Ellis

Brian Ellis

Revive Music GroupBorn to a middle-class family in White Plains, NY, BRIAN ELLIS spent most of his life in New Jersey and Connecticut (where he moved right before high school). It was in Connecticut that he first began to get interested in hip-hop, constantly writing rhymes and working... Read More →
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Vincent Wilburn Jr

CEOMileslike Inc ProductionsVince Wilburn, Jr. is on these panels:
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Lee Jason Kibler

TurntablistDJ LogicThe theorem of turntablist as musician has been long proven in the capable hands of DJ LOGIC, whom with jazz as his foundation has become a wax innovator by crossing genres and sprinkling his sound across the map. As one of the world's most accomplished turntablist's... Read More →
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DJ Logic

TurntablistDJ LogicThe theorem of turntablist as musician has been long proven in the capable hands of DJ LOGIC, whom with jazz as his foundation has become a wax innovator by crossing genres and sprinkling his sound across the map. As one of the world's most accomplished turntablist's... Read More →
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Meghan Stabile

CEO/FounderRevive Music GroupMeghan Stabile is one of the greatest visionaries and music trailblazers of our generation. An alumnus of Berklee College of Music, Stabile began producing a series of events under the pseudonym of Revive Da Live, marrying the essence of improvisation... Read More →
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Andre Torres

Editor-In-ChiefWax Poetics IncANDRE TORRES is the founder, publisher, and Editor-In-Chief of Wax Poetics magazine. The Wax Poetics brand also houses a record label, digital music store, and book publishing division. Check out WaxPoetics.com for more information.


Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

The Rise Of The Music Vlogger
As YouTube continues to become a larger entity in the music world, can music bloggers also be a part of this video revolution and deliver information to fans via video segments? How can bloggers can gain a bigger audience through vlogging?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6616

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avatar for Anthony Fantano

Anthony Fantano

Editor-in-chiefThe Needle DropAnthony Fantano is the host of a b/vlog and public radio show about rock, pop, electronic, experimental, metal, and hip hop music. He's been spearheading the show in some way, shape, or form since 2007, but is best known for his increasingly popular... Read More →
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Sami Jarroush

Rock it Out! BlogSAMI JARROUSH is the creator of the Rock it Out! Blog which combines daily video blogs recapping the day's rock music headlines with written entries. His YouTube channel currently boasts over 28,000 subscribers and the videos have been watched over five million times... Read More →
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George Jarroush

Rock it Out! BlogSAMI JARROUSH is the creator of the Rock it Out! Blog which combines daily video blogs recapping the day's rock music headlines with written entries. His YouTube channel currently boasts over 20,000 subscribers and the videos have been watched over five million times... Read More →
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Michael Roffman

Pres & Editor-in-ChiefConsequence of SoundMichael Roffman resides in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, where he completed his Master’s in Writing at DePaul University. Previously, he graduated from Florida State University in 2007, double majoring in English and History with... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

The Virtual Music Scene, New Communities and Influence
How can artists, promoters and rights holders enable key influencers to document and promote the music in their own communities? How does this confluence of art, tradition and commerce allow for new models to expand and evolve the traditional concept of a local music "scene"?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7946

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avatar for Jeb Banner

Jeb Banner

CEOSmall BoxJEB BANNER, CEO of SmallBox and Founder of Musical Family Tree. SmallBox is an Indianapolis Web design and marketing agency. Musical Family Tree is an online Indiana music archive with a related Ning community. Jeb coordinates the Broad Ripple Music Festival that raises... Read More →
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PJ Christie

DirMusical Family TreePJ CHRISTIE is a songwriter, performer, and entrepreneur in Austin Texas, and a champion for the under recognized Indiana music scene. Since 1998 he has channeled his seemingly limitless energy towards empowering independent musicians and artists to publish their... Read More →
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Craig Dodge Lile

Owner/FounderMy Old Kentucky Blog/Roaring Colonel Records/MOKB Presents/Laundromatinee.comCRAIG “DODGE” LILE launched MyOldKentuckyBlog.com in late 2004 and has grown the site into a nationally recognized source for finding the best in independent music. As the site has continued... Read More →
avatar for Julie Niehoff

Julie Niehoff

Sr Regional Dev DirConstant Contact IncJULIE NIEHOFF has more than 15 years in technology marketing. She speaks regularly on engagement marketing strategy and best practices at conferences/conventions and facilitates seminars and workshops for small business and nonprofits. Julie’s... Read More →
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Matt Ostrower

Sr Mgr Artist Partnerships/ProgrammingPandora
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Kevin Seal

Exec ProducerPandora Media IncKEVIN SEAL is Executive Producer for Pandora, where he oversees the writing and production of original video and audio content for the personalized radio service. He also hosts Pandora’s podcast, “The Musicology Show,” and plays and sings in the... Read More →
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John Strohm

Sr CounselLoeb & Loeb LLPJohn is a music business lawyer who primarily represents recording artists, producers, and songwriters, including several Grammy winners. Prior to becomeing a lawyer, John was a professional musician and a member of the bands The Lemonheads and Blake Babi... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

4:00pm

Next Stage Presents King Charles
Since launching his debut single, Time of Eternity, in 2010, King Charles has garnered much press, online and radio support from radio djs Rob Da Bank, Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Tom Robinson and Huw Stephens. Performing to critical acclaim throughout the UK and Europe, he has gathered an ever-swelling and devout audience and most recently supported Mumford & Sons on their sold-out US tour. 2010 saw King Charles also win the prestigious International Songwriting Competition by an unprecedented unanimous vote from a panel of industry heavyweights including Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Timbaland, Black Francis and Jerry Lee Lewis. A hotly tipped act for 2011, King Charles is currently recording his debut album due for release in the coming summer.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00054


Wednesday March 16, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

4:00pm

4:00pm

Speed Sets Curated By Team Clermont
New for 2011, SXSW brings you Speed Sets- short, down and dirty shows by official showcasing bands. Each day Gear Alley Expo will feature six bands, specially selected by a curating entity. The bands will share the latest and hottest gear made by our exhibiting manufacturers, and play for ten minutes each. Speed Sets are an exciting way to see several bands play in one place, as well as meet our presenting partners. Oh yeah, did we mention drink tickets? Featuring: 4:00 - Streets On Fire (Chicago); 4:20 - Matthew and the Arrogant Sea (Denton); 4:40 - Kinch (Pheonix); 5:00 - The Black (Austin); 5:20 - Birds & Batteries (San Francisco)
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00524


Wednesday March 16, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure: Digital Music Redux
What is the state of digital music? Many rail against the labels for not getting it, but do we even know what "it" is yet? Digital is not replacing physical sales, the new generation of music fans see no reason to pay for music or even music services, the live industry is declining and the best answer we have so far is to sell premium packages to superfans. Is that a viable strategy on which an artists can build a career? Where is the balance between affordable royalty rates for the services and livable royalty earnings for the artists? Are the labels getting more realistic with their licensing terms or are digital music startups an entrepreneurial death wish?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5926

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avatar for Ted Cohen

Ted Cohen

Managing PartnerTAG StrategicTAG Strategic is a digital entertainment consulting firm providing expert strategy, market intelligence, product ideation, business modeling and business development services to multinational companies and select emerging businesses. TAG accelerates business... Read More →
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Bill Wilson

VP, Digital Strategy & Business DevMusic Business AssociationAs Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development for music trade association NARM, Bill Wilson leads the charge on all things digital at the music business association. A music industry professional with over... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Brands as the New Labels
Holiday Inn, Coke, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, and Red Bull have all released music. Bands get great exposure from a brand. Learn about brand strategy, how to structure a joint venture; the promotion and distribution of original music. Find motivation for trying out alternative methods of selling music and yourself as a brand.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP8097

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avatar for Mike Boris

Mike Boris

Groove GuildMike Boris has worked on over 6,000 Commercials. He a partner at Groove Guild, an independent creative music department for Agencies and Brands. Their clients include; Jonannes Leonardo, Draft FCB, Boomagers, Band Union, Red Fuse, Havas, Kohl's, and Digitas.
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Carianne Brown

Songs Music PublishingCARIANNE BROWN joined Songs Music Publishing in June 2006 where she is Head of Creative Licensing. She has extensive experience finding placements for songs in films, television shows, commercials, video games, and trailers. Previously, Carianne was Director... Read More →
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Kerri Cockrill

Dir, Brand EntBlackBerry
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Jennifer Frommer

SVP of Global Brand PartnershipsInterscope Records
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Umut Ozaydinli

Chief of PossibilitiesDeviant VenturesAs global music marketing manager of the Coca-Cola Company, UMUT OZAYDINLI is leading music partnerships, driving music marketing strategies and executing international music marketing programs as a member of the Worldwide Sports and Entertainment... Read More →
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Jeff Tammes

EVP, Creative & StrategyCornerstone


Wednesday March 16, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Defining "Artist Development" In Concrete Terms
"Artist development" has long been one of the most popular catch phrases of the music business. Beyond guiding the growth of a new artist, what does this actually mean in a nuts-and-bolts sense?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5396

Speaker
avatar for Andy Adelewitz

Andy Adelewitz

Music PR & CommunicationsParadigmAndy Adelewitz is the music communications director and in-house publicist at Paradigm Talent Agency, working with both Paradigm booking clients and an independent PR roster. In his 14-year career, he has worked with artists including The Polyphonic... Read More →
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Amanda Berman

EMI Music Publishing
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Scott Cohen

FounderThe OrchardSCOTT COHEN is the co-founder of digital distribution pioneer The Orchard. The Orchard is the largest digital distributor in the world with offices in 25 countries and a catalogue of over 2 million songs. As a well-recognized public speaker and lecturer, Scott travels... Read More →
avatar for Katie Robinson

Katie Robinson

Sr Dir of MktgAtlantic RecordsKATIE ROBINSON is Senior Director of Marketing at Atlantic Records, working with Fueled By Ramen and Elektra Records artists including Paramore, Bruno Mars, Panic! At The Disco and more. Robinson previously served as Marketing Director for Victory Records... Read More →
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Hank Sacks

AgentPartisan Arts


Wednesday March 16, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

How Much Does Your App Suck?
And how do you fix it? There are at least 225,000 apps and 5 billion downloads from the Apple Store alone. How do you make your app stand out from the pack? Experts discuss all the bad apps and flawed models, and how to create and distribute an app that is fun, useful, goes viral and makes you some real money.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5736

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avatar for Simon Buckingham

Simon Buckingham

CEOAppitalismSIMON BUCKINGHAM is an New York based entrepreneur who has founded 3 companies: Mobile Streams (creators of Ringtones.com), Zoombak location based services and most recently Appitalism, the social app superstore that brings all the apps together in one place and let's... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Carson

Jonathan Carson

CEONielson DigitalJonathan Carson is CEO, Digital at Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and analytics around what consumers buy and what they watch. In this role, Jonathan leads the strategy and operations for Nielsen’s Online, Telecom and other digital businesses... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher

CEOShazam Entertainment LtdSince his appointment as CEO in March 2005, ANDREW FISHER has increased Shazam's user base to more than 100 million across 200 countries and adding more than one million new users every week. Its Shazam Tag Chart is recognized as an accurate forecaster of... Read More →
avatar for Steven Masur

Steven Masur

PartnerCDAS Venture Law GroupSteven Masur brings over 20 years of direct strategic business experience to his client matters in digital media, mobile, entertainment, and a wide variety of other industries. He has helped clients create new products and make breakthrough returns in... Read More →
avatar for Jon Vlassopulos

Jon Vlassopulos

CEOSkyrockitJON VLASSOPULOS is a digital media and advertising visionary having consistently created successful industry firsts throughout his career in the areas of mobile, Internet, television and music. As CEO, he oversees skyrockit’s business as a leading mobile entertainment... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

How to Keep Your Digital Music Flowing
You can’t be a rich, immortal superstar if nobody can find your digital music. Surprisingly, the issues that challenge your ability to track your music for income-generating purposes are some of the same issues that work against the ability to preserve digital music for long-term cultural heritage purposes. Panel representatives from the Library of Congress and across the digital music spectrum will discuss some of the core issues around maintaining the long-term accessibility of digital materials and will share “good enough” practices for accessibility and preservation for a general audience of music creators, consumers and stewards.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990175

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Ed Cherney

CEOThe Village
avatar for Maureen Droney

Maureen Droney

Sr Exec Dir | Producers & Engineers WingThe Recording AcademyMaureen Droney, Sr. Exec. Director of The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, started her music business career at San Francisco’s legendary Automatt Studios. Later, she engineered projects for George Benson... Read More →
avatar for Butch Lazorchak

Butch Lazorchak

Digital ArchivistLibrary of CongressButch Lazorchak is a digital archivist at the Library of Congress working in the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, a collaborative project that supports a network of partners exploring the capture, preservation... Read More →
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Andy Leach

Dir of Library & ArchivesRock & Roll Hall of Fame & MuseumANDY LEACH is Director of Library and Archives of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Andy has overseen the establishment of the new Library and Archives, the hiring of its staff, and the development of its policies... Read More →
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Greg Parkin

VP StudiosCapitol Studios/EMI ArchivesGREG PARKIN is Vice President of the Studios & Mastering departments of Capitol Records in Hollywood; as well as the Archives division for EMI North America. He is a fifteen year veteran of the music industry; both as an artist and an executive... Read More →
avatar for John Spencer

John Spencer

PresBMS/Chace LLCBMS/Chace President and co-founder JOHN SPENCER has widespread experience and visibility both in the music industry and in the fields of archival preservation and enterprise class information technology. Since 1978, he has been involved in many facets of high-technology... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Juggalos to Phish-heads: Managing Fanatical Music Consumers
Marketing and community management are always difficult tasks, and managing fanatical music fans poses unique problems: Your product isn't being used right away, you have a very limited inventory, and you're selling to an extremely passionate group of consumers who have a sentimental attachment to your product. How do you mitigate sudden traffic issues for major sale dates or popular events, and keep fans happy without pissing off promoters or clients? How do you meet these specific needs without creating unfair advantages for the most persistent fans?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7304

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avatar for Corey Denis

Corey Denis

FounderNot ShockingCOREY DENIS has been pioneering digital music marketing for twelve years using everything from ListServs & forums to social networks and MMORPGs. She got her music industry start at What Are Records? where she leveraged online street teams, increasing sales and... Read More →
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Andy Gadiel

Founder/CEOJamBaseANDY GADIEL has been helping music fans Go See Live Music for more a decade. Best known for starting the definitive fan site for the band Phish (Andy Gadiel's Phish Page), Gadiel evolved his musical tastes in 1998 to launch JamBase, the leading concert information... Read More →
avatar for Ethan Kaplan

Ethan Kaplan

VP Product, Live Nation
VP Product, Live Nation Labs
avatar for Alex Kreit

Alex Kreit

Assoc ProfessorThomas Jefferson School of LawALEX KREIT is an Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he has taught Criminal Law, Property, and Controlled Substances Law. Alex's articles have appeared in journals including the American University Law Review, the... Read More →
avatar for Amy Miller

Amy Miller

Community MgrTicketflyAMY MILLER has been lucky enough to manage the communities of two exciting companies in the music/ social marketing space- SonicLiving and Ticketfly. Currently the voice of Ticketfly, Amy was the first hire at SonicLiving.com. Ticketfly is quickly becoming Ticketmaster's... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Next Stage Presents Washington
She weighs half as much as her keyboard but she could punch out your Dad. Yes, she is a female singer songwriter…but she’s not shy and retreating or cute. BUT: she’s not 10 tons of slut in a mini skirt and nipple tape belly dancing on a crucifix. She’s addicted to Facebook but not like your best friend Tenille. Her voice will stop you in your tracks. It brings grown men to tears on live television (seriously). It soars, then falters, then soars again and it is full off sorrow even when it is full of joy (soft, broken, soaring, sorrow, spitting, sneering, smiling etc etc etc). And she can dance. She grew up in Papua New Guinea so she is a wild girl that knows which tree has water in it’s trunk, but she speaks French and wears couture even though she can’t afford groceries. She made a record called “I Believe You Liar” and it’s not like other records. It’s better and it’s hard to tell why exactly. They’re all pop songs but not like you think. They are really, REALLY wordy twisty complicated key changing sons of bitches that you’d have to go to music school for 6 years to play (she did) but after they’re done you can remember every chorus and every hook, and on the second listen you may be able to sing back most of the words. They are mostly about love and how love can make you feel any other emotion. She calls them sonic polaroids. "Australia, you have a new and original troubadour to lift your spirits and warm your hearts.” -Tim Finn. She’s like a rock and roll band, but not. She’s kind of like Elvis Costello. She’s kind of like Cindy Lauper. She’s kind of like Motown stuff. She’s kind of like Phoenix. She’s kind of like Tom Waits. She’s like NEW like NEVER BEFORE but… …but not. Washington is the physical manifestation of all these seemingly diametrically opposed forces. Somehow these forces have not yet created a black hole that envelops the universe. They instead created songs and a voice that in one short year have put her in every Australian home on the cover of a magazine, or on the television, or round and round in your head when your taking a shower. It’s possessed musical royalty (and I won’t say exactly who but it’s pretty impressive) and anyone else you can think of. These folks pick up the phone and invite her for a drink but she’ll only come if they’re drinking Hendricks. She was Triple J Unearthed. She’s the Vanda and Young Song Writing Competition. She’s an APRA Ambassador. She’s already touring the US and the UK.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00036


Wednesday March 16, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

5:00pm

SXSW Interview: Crystal Bowersox
Crystal Bowersox wowed audiences in Season 9 of American Idol. With her soulful voice and down-to-earth presence, Bowersox remains one of the most memorable Idol alumni. She has recently released "Farmer's Daughter," her debut release for 19 Recordings/Jive Records. In his album review, Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune said: "Though typecast as a Janis Joplin-like shouter in the early stages of the “Idol” competition, her best moments are far more subtle, with a touch of twang and fragility." Bowersox will be interviewed by Ann Powers, Pop Critic of the LA Times. On Friday, March 18, Bowersox will perform a SXSW Showcase at the Victorian Room at the Driskill Hotel.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990203

Speaker
avatar for Crystal Bowersox

Crystal Bowersox

http://cRYSTALBOWERSOX.COM
avatar for Ann Powers

Ann Powers

Critic & CorrespondentNPR Music


Wednesday March 16, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

SXSW Trade Show Happy Hour by .CO
The SXSW Trade Show Happy Hour offers Austin hospitality, serving complimentary beverages and a break from your busy schedule. Come to the SXsaloon to relax, meet friends, and refresh before a big night.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00084


Wednesday March 16, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Touring Together: The Future of the Club Business
How much longer can club acts compete on tours, and expect people to have the money to support them? With the economy shrinking, and less disposable income, will more agents, managers, and promoters get on the same page? What needs to happen for the survival of the club business in the US?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP8094

Speaker
JB

Johnny Beach

The Bowery PresentsAt 15, JOHNNY BEACH started a free weekly e-mail devoted to New York music listings, and it grew to reach several thousand readers, including music biz heavyweights. Beach is now a force in the New York rock world, moving from head talent buyer at Mercury Lounge... Read More →
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Matt Hickey

High Road Touring
TM

Trey Many

AgentThe Billions CorporationTREY MANY is an agent at The Billions Corporation. He started his career as a touring musician, forming an agency in 1998 called Aero Booking which then merged with Billions in 2008. Trey represents Death Cab for Cutie, Fleet Foxes, David Bazan, Beach... Read More →
RV

Ryan Vangel

Talent BuyerParadise Rock ClubRYAN VANGEL has been a promoter in the Boston area for the last thirteen years. He books approximately 300 shows annually at venues from 300-15,000 capacity, with the majority of them at the Paradise Rock Club and HoB Boston.


Wednesday March 16, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

We're All Fanmade: Your Band As A Meme
The Internet is no longer a dirty little secret for freaks & geeks, it's everyone's sandbox. If bands want to succeed they have to take it seriously, love it all night AND respect it in the morning. Memes are defined as concepts that spread quickly on the Internet, and creating them requires skill, luck and research. Memes rely on imitable cultural ideas. Memeifying your band involves creating something that’s shared, instead of pushed. How can acts embrace the power of fan media?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6700

Speaker
avatar for Mike Fabio

Mike Fabio

Community DirWarner Bros Records
MJ

Maura Johnston

Music EditorThe Village Voice
avatar for Rae Votta

Rae Votta

ConsultantRae Votta is obsessed with obsession. She has her Masters in the linguistics of fan communities from the University of Georgia and has applied that degree to her work in the digital and entertainment industries. She has managed some combination of social media, blogging... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St
 
Thursday, March 17
 

11:00am

Flatstock 29 Presented By Rovi
Co-presented by the American Poster Institute (API) and SXSW, Flatstock 29 will display the works of more than 100 artists from across North America and the globe. The exhibition is free and open-to-the-public running March 16-19 and features posters representing decades of styles, colors and techniques for sale. Show up early and be ready to be overwhelmed with amazing posters. (You might want to bring some dough since you won't want to leave empty handed!) The exhibition is free and open to the public.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00743

Thursday March 17, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, B, C 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

SXSW Keynote: Bob Geldof
At the end of last year Bob Geldof was described as "one of Ireland's greatest lyricists ever". In a lifetime spent using rock music to change things Geldof now comes to SXSW with his band to play music from his new album How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell, and from his long multi-award winning musical life.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990194

Speaker

Thursday March 17, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

SXSW Trade Show
Spanning four days and all three conferences, the SXSW Trade Show is the heart of convergence for the evolving industries represented here in March. Attendees can experience the future of entertainment and technology in one location as well as find the tools needed to stake a claim on tomorrow.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00773

Thursday March 17, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:00pm

Next Stage Presents The Slate Culture Gabfest SXSW Edition
Every week, Slate’s lively and opinionated “Culture Gabfest” critics discuss the best and worst of the current culture world, from Gwyneth Paltrow’s stab at country music to the IFC show Portlandia to Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” campaign. They’ve never done it from SXSW—until now, when “Culture Gabfest” records a live podcast at the festival featuring vivacious disagreement and debate from Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00060


Thursday March 17, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Are You Owed International Music Licensing Revenues?
Every day, music is broadcast, played in public and copied in countries across the world, often without the knowledge of its songwriters, performers or rights holders. The global revenues from these licensing royalties have become an even more vital source of revenue, supposing $10 billion last year. What do performers, songwriters, rights holders and managers need to know to ensure you are getting your share of this valuable international income?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6103

Speaker
avatar for Chris Carey

Chris Carey

Global Insight DirEMI Music
avatar for Keith Harris

Keith Harris

Dir of Performer AffairsPPL
avatar for Gemma Kenyon

Gemma Kenyon

Membership DevPRS For MusicGEMMA KENYON has been working at PRS for Music since 2005. She is responsible for artist relations, bringing up and coming writers in to the company, nurturing relationships with them and their reps and creating promotional opportunities. Before joining... Read More →
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Laurence Oxenbury

Head of IntlPPLLAURENCE OXENBURY is the Head of International at PPL. He has worked in collective management for ten years, and has been responsible for putting over $100 million into the pockets of performers. In 2006 he moved to PPL, the UK music licensing company to establish its... Read More →
PR

Perry Resnick

RZOPERRY RESNICK is an artist business manager with RZO LLC, has been an Artist Representative on the SoundExchange Board for over 10 years, was on the Board of the Music Managers Forum-US for 15 years, and is a strong advocate for artists' rights.


Thursday March 17, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Cash For Your Songs: Getting Music in Commercials
Get the inside scoop into the advertising agency world in regard to placing music in commercials. Advertising players discuss how it all works, who to contact, real life success stories, tips and inside secrets.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6672

Speaker
avatar for Keith D'Arcy

Keith D'Arcy

VP, Catalog MktgUniversal Music Publishing GroupKeith D'Arcy is VP of Catalog Marketing & Special Projects for the Universal Music Publishing Group. With 18 years of music industry experience, first as a music producer for ad agency Bates Worldwide, then as music supervisor for EMI... Read More →
avatar for Bonny Dolan

Bonny Dolan

Managing DirComma MusicBonny Dolan is Managing Director/Executive Producer of Comma. She is a pioneer of branded entertainment, navigating the intersection of advertising agencies and music makers.
avatar for Sherry Orson

Sherry Orson

OwnerMCM Songs USASHERRY ORSON has an established history in the Music Publishing industry that started at Virgin Music Publishing and having spent almost a decade as Creative Director at Universal Music Publishing in Los Angeles. Sherry Orson joined Steven Van Zandt's company, Renegade... Read More →
avatar for Josh Rabinowitz

Josh Rabinowitz

SVP/Dir of MusicGREYJosh Rabinowitz, SVP/Director of Music for Grey Group, has produced 5000+ tracks for commercials, film, TV and the web internationally. These include some of the most high profile initiatives to integrate compelling music with advertising, with such artists as... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Ross

Lauren Ross

Dir of LicensingTerrorbird Media LLCUpon launching the licensing division at Terrorbird Media in 2009, LAUREN ROSS curated a prestigious roster of indie artists and record labels to represent for sync opportunities. She has secured numerous music placements for film and tv, as well... Read More →
avatar for Eric Shaw

Eric Shaw

VP, Music ResourcesEMI Music PublishingEric Shaw is Vice President of Music Resources for EMI Music Publishing, where he is responsible for finding and securing licensing opportunities for EMI’s 1.3 million songs in everything from broadcast advertising to singing plush toys (and... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Demo Listening Session 2
Demo Listening Sessions offer a unique opportunity for selected musicians to get direct feedback from music professionals, those who listen to demos as part of their job.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990055

Speaker
avatar for Robin Danar

Robin Danar

Producer/ArtistSquid Music LLCRobin Danar is a music producer, engineer, artist and mixer. He started his career engineering records in New York City with artists like Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Steely Dan, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Carly Simon and Chaka Khan for producers including... Read More →
avatar for David Jacobs

David Jacobs

Natl Dir Alternative PromEpic Records
avatar for Jay Yuenger

Jay Yuenger

jyuenger.comJay Yuenger, the former guitarist of the highly influential multi-platinum selling 90s band White Zombie, is currently a record producer in New Orleans. http://sxsw.com/node/10435


Thursday March 17, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Festivals of the Americas
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Latin and Spanish Festivals. Bookers from different music fests gather to discuss the inner-workings of these productions as they gain attention internationally. Learn about the booking process, who they target, and where they see these festivals going in the future.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990161

Speaker
avatar for Alejandro Franco

Alejandro Franco

General DirSentido Común/WARPAlejandro Franco Fernandez is one of the most prominent and important journalists of the music scene in Mexico and Latin America. Alejandro is the founder and CEO of Agencia de Contenidos, which has the following projects: *Sesiones con Alejandro Franco... Read More →
JP

Jordi Puig

Mgr Intl EventsOCESA
DR

Donny Rubiano

ProducerInstituto Distrital de las Artes
FS

Francisco Soler

Talent BuyerPrimavera Sounds SL
FS

Fra Soler

Head Of Booking/Creative Co-DirPrimavera Sounds SL


Thursday March 17, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Golden Ears
Explore innovation in music discovery. What is groundbreaking in the field today? Many new A&R efforts are finding success outside of major label roles. Gain insight on what artists and managers need to know about getting deals done in the music industry today, with concrete examples. This discussion will be a no-holds-barred look at the state of A&R.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990146

Speaker
avatar for David Andreone

David Andreone

GMMySpace RecordsDAVID ANDREONE is the GM of Myspace Records (Downtown Records/Interscope). Artist signings include Michelle Branch, BRMC, Disturbed, Eisley, Hoobastank, Remy Zero, among others (amounting to sales exceeding 21 million records, worldwide). David was the Vice President... Read More →
avatar for Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg

A&RAmerican Recordings
avatar for Steve Greenberg

Steve Greenberg

Founder/CEOS-Curve Records
avatar for Paula Moore

Paula Moore

Pres/OwnerMassive Creative Intelligence AgencyPAULA MOORE has held Senior A&R Executive positions, specializing in A&R Research and Scout Networks at most major label groups, and launched/helmed music and youth culture research/ branded entertainment startups over the last 15 years... Read More →
avatar for Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

ChairmanLast Gang EntertainmentCHRIS TAYLOR is the founder/owner of Taylor Mitsopulos Klein Oballa, a leading entertainment and new media law firm. He is also the founder of Last Gang Entertainment, an internationally successful entertainment company. In the early '90s, Chris was... Read More →
avatar for Garth Trinidad

Garth Trinidad

Curator/Radio HostGTSGARTH TRINIDAD is a change agent for music and culture. Through radio, music supervision, and independent A&R, he's introduced the world to artists like MIA, interviewed icons such as Quincy Jones, curated events at The Getty Center, and assisted in creating the... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Meet the Indie Labels
Whether you’re an artist, manager, promoter, or other label, the Trade Show Meet Up Pavilion is your destination to learn about and meet the finest indie labels in the U.S. and overseas. No need to pre-register, just stop by.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00121

Thursday March 17, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Quickies 3: Music Supervisors
Placing music in movies and TV shows is exciting and can increase an artist's visibility. However, not all placement deals are equal. Learn what to expect from the people who bring music to screens.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990061

Speaker
avatar for Billy Gottlieb

Billy Gottlieb

Music SupervisorPlayback Music SupervisionBILLY GOTTLIEB is a Baltimore native who grew up with a passion for all things music. Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles in the early ‘90s Billy hooked up with a top film music supervisor and was involved with such classic films as PULP... Read More →
avatar for Darren Higman

Darren Higman

EVP, Music, Warner Bros PicturesWarner Brothers PicturesLongtime film soundtrack exec DARREN HIGMAN is EVP of music at Warner Bros. Pictures, responsible for providing supervision on all film music. Prior to joining Warner Music Group, Higman worked at MCA Records and then at Atlantic... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Levy

Rachel Levy

VP Film MusicUniversal Pictures
avatar for Rob Seidenberg

Rob Seidenberg

El Centro GroupROB SEIDENBERG runs El Centro Group, an Austin-based music placement and production company. The former president of Mammoth Records and VP of A&R and Soundtracks at Rykodisc, he recently music supervised The Real Dirt on Farmer John and is currently in the studio producing... Read More →
avatar for Niki Sherrod

Niki Sherrod

VP, Music for WB FilmsWarner Brothers
avatar for Neil Trama

Neil Trama

Music SupervisorBluntForceTramaNEIL TRAMA is a Music Supervisor at BluntForceTrama in Los Angeles and has worked with Bravo/NBC, Discovery International, NRDC, LCV, Deloitte, Compound Advertising, as well as major and Indie filmmakers. Before that, Trama has served as an A&R Scout... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Reinvent Or Die
Websites are now forced to reinvent themselves in ways similar to print publications. How is this increasing leveling of the publishing playing field playing out in the music and entertainment space?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990044

Speaker
JB

Jamin Brophy-Warren

EICKill Screen Magazine
avatar for Andy Cohn

Andy Cohn

EVP Group PublisherFADER MediaANDY COHN boasts an esteemed career in the media industry with extensive experience in both traditional and digital media. He joined The FADER in 2003, and since his arrival has led the brand towards noted acclaim including the launch of FADER Media... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Kaskie

Christopher Kaskie

PresPitchfork MediaCHRISTOPHER KASKIE is the President of Pitchfork, the essential guide to independent music and beyond. In addition to growing Pitchfork into an internationally renowned music publication and video channel, Chris runs the company day-to-day and also oversees and... Read More →
avatar for Shawn Reynaldo

Shawn Reynaldo

http://soundcloud.com/shawn-reynaldo
AR

Aaron Richter

Art Dir/Deputy Editorself-titled magazineAARON RICHTER helped launched self-titled magazine with Andrew Parks and Arye Dworken in 2008, and he took over steering the publication's visual direction two years later. Available in enhanced form via iPad and for free on your computer's... Read More →
avatar for Jamin Warren

Jamin Warren

FounderKill Screen


Thursday March 17, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Steady Diet of Nothing: The Road to Health
The lifestyle of the musician can be grueling, especially in times like these. With so much competition for the consumers attention, you must work harder than ever, which means touring, touring and more touring. Poor eating, excessive consumption of alcohol, lack of sleep and exercise is a combination that is not sustainable for long. How can you incorporate healthy habits: meal plans that are realistic, exercises you can manage, and modification of the bad habits that become all too common for people who spend a lot of time in bars. Natural remedies are easily available that can help you stay healthy on tour.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5670

Speaker
avatar for Brett Anderson

Brett Anderson

Lead VocalN/ABRETT ANDERSON is the lead singer of the all-female rock band The Donnas. Brett has written, recorded, and performed internationally with the band. Having toured the world extensively for over fifteen years, they have had the opportunity to play in Europe, South America... Read More →
avatar for Anna Bond

Anna Bond

Label MgrFatCat RecordsANNA BOND, label manager for FatCat Records USA, has been in the music industry for over eight years, with history in artist and tour management. A 2009 graduate of NYC's Natural Gourmet Institute, Anna also sidelines as a personal chef, consultant, and food... Read More →
avatar for Ted Leo

Ted Leo

N/AOften described as the hardest working bloke in punk, TED LEO has been writing, recording and touring consistently for nearly 20 years. A vegan for nearly the same amount of time, Ted has incredible insight into the challenges of trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle on the road... Read More →
avatar for Molly Neuman

Molly Neuman

Sr Dir LabeleMusicMOLLY NEUMAN began her career in music first as a founding member of feminist punk band Bratmobile and continued on into nearly every job imaginable from there – from label owner, to artist manager to label relations executive for digital retailer…  she's done... Read More →
avatar for FonLin Nyeu

FonLin Nyeu

Yoga for Musicians and ArtistsFONLIN NYUE is a yoga teacher and musician. She has ten years of touring experience throughout Europe and the US. She is passionate about bringing yoga to her fellow musicians. FonLin plays bass in the band Dragons of Zynth, is a member of Chica Vas... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

The Importance of Bounce Movement
New Orleans artists Big Freedia and Altercation present a lecture on the significance of Bounce Music relating to identity of all types (class, race, gender, sexuality).  All participants will expound on these topics with personal theories of identity, inclusion, musical cultural development, cultural reciprocation, the inter-relatedness of movement and consciousness, the history of this sacred dance and it's place in the New Orleans canon, and how exercising personal space can inform many aspects of our lives and identity.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990141

Speaker
A

Altercation -

ArtistThe Windish Agency LLC
avatar for Big Freedia

Big Freedia

Big Freedia (pronounced “FREE-da”), known as the Queen of Bounce, is at the forefront of the Bounce rap movement (a subgenre of hip-hop born out of New Orleans, known for its call and response style and lightening speed booty-shaking dance). Performing five out of seven nights... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

The Next Generation of Music Executives
Who will be leading the Music industry for the next 10-15 years? With the new business models of 360 deals and ad supported digital platforms, are these future leaders going to be found in the Major Label system or is the industry better off looking to individuals from the independent label and management world, or Silicon Valley?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5780

Speaker
avatar for Isaac Green

Isaac Green

StarTime InternationalISAAC GREEN began StarTime International 10 years ago. His first three signings were the French Kicks, The Walkmen, and Brendan Benson. He currently works with Peter Bjorn and John, Passion Pit, and Foster the People.
GL

Gregg Latterman

PresA-Squared ManagementGREGG LATTERMAN is the Founder and CEO of Aware Records and A-Squared Management. In 1993, Aware released the first of many Aware Compilations to help expose unsigned, regional bands to a national audience. The compilations featured Hootie & the Blowfish, Matchbox... Read More →
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Sam Riback

Atlantic RecordsSAM RIBACK, Vice President of A&R at Atlantic Records, is responsible for working with various artists including Death Cab for Cutie, Jason Mraz, B.o.B and Lykke Li. After being based in New York for seven years, Sam recently relocated to LA to head up West Coast pop/rock... Read More →
JR

Jason Rio

Aware Music
avatar for Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers

CEOBeats Music


Thursday March 17, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

The Social Graph and The Future For Musicians
The Social Graph is the global mapping of everybody and how they're related. Whomever folks know, in person, online, and through connections of connections, information travels along pathways based on interests, memes, and influence. How can musicians amplify their influence through their friends, fans, and followers, in person, and across Social Networks? Will the "Facebook Like" button rule the web, and if so, for how long? How can one person stay on top of so much data from so many sources? And how can you determine which parts of the Social Graph carry influence?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6488

Speaker
avatar for John Adams

John Adams

Security EngineerTwitterJohn Adams has worked in computer security, operations, and systems engineering for over 18 years. Prior to Twitter, he has worked at Apple, Inktomi, c|net, and a major video-on-demand site, improving security, performance, and reliability at large scale.
avatar for Tim Chang

Tim Chang

Managing DirMayfield FundTim is a proven investor who has been named to the Forbes Midas List of Top Tech Investors. He is a trilingual global technology executive who has lived in Japan and has a decade of investing experience. He invests in early-stage companies that leverage the... Read More →
MR

Mike Relm

PerformerN/A
avatar for Kelly Stonelake

Kelly Stonelake

Tech StrategistFacebook
avatar for Kelly Stonelake

Kelly Stonelake

Tech StrategistFacebook
avatar for Michael Wong

Michael Wong

MYW
When it comes to a quintessential understanding of filmmaking, few in the international wedding filmmaking circuit come close to the caliber of MYW. He is widely known for his logical, no nonsense approach in creating smart, sophisticated, production house caliber films that never... Read More →
avatar for Brian Zisk

Brian Zisk

Founder/CreatorSF MusicTech SummitBRIAN ZISK is a parallel entrepreneur specializing in digital media, web broadcasting, and distribution technologies. Brian created and runs both the SF MusicTech Summit, and the Future of Money and Technology Summit. Additionally, Brian is a Co-Founder... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 8BC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Who's The Rockstar? Sports as Entertainment and How Music Fits In
Hear how music fits in the sports world – from the arena to events to the players – and what can the music industry learn from the sports industry on branding and vice versa. How do you get on the Super Bowl? All Star Game? Olympics? How are partnerships built in this area? These questions will be answered so that musicians can work in the sports world and get paid.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990155

Speaker
CC

Charles Coplin

NHLCHARLES COPLIN joined the NHL in August 2010 as executive vice president of content and is charged with overseeing the efforts of all League media, including NHL.com, NHL Network, broadcast partners and original broadband productions. Before the NHL, Coplin was the vice president... Read More →
avatar for Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

EntrepreneurHD Net/Dallas MavericksBorn in Pittsburgh in 1958, entrepreneur Mark Cuban has ventured into many diverse businesses, from theater chains to Internet startups. In 1990, Cuban sold the firm CompuServe for $6 million, one of his largest early business ventures. He is most... Read More →
HB

Hanna Bolte Pantle

AVP Media RelBMI
HP

Hanna Pantle

AVP Media RelBMI
DQ

Diarmuid Quinn

Tour D Force Productions
BW

Bernie Williams

Former NY Yankee, Reform Records Recording ArtistNew York Yankees Great and Musician


Thursday March 17, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:45pm

Brett Anderson of The Donnas
Stop by the SX Bookstore to meet Brett Anderson, vocalist and guitarist for The Donnas.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00426


Thursday March 17, 2011 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

1:00pm

Bob Geldof
Bob Geldof will be stopping by the SX Bookstore to meet fans and sign autographs following his Keynote appearance.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00430


Thursday March 17, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

1:00pm

Invasion of the DJs
DUBSPOT AUSTIN: Ableton Live Session w/ Ocote Soul Sounds' Martín Perna & Friends "Folktronic Funklore" is a word producer/multi-instrumentalist & Austin resident Martin Perna (Dubspot, Antibalas) uses to describe the music of Ocote Soul Sounds. No piece of musical software helps achieve this aesthetic more than Ableton Live. This session will feature brief technical explanations & live musical collaborations between Martín Perna and members of Ocote in collaboration with Thavius Beck, Pat Cupo, and ESL label mates Ancient Astronauts
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00719

Thursday March 17, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2 500 E Cesar Chavez St

1:00pm

Next Stage: Beyond the Music Video: When Heart meets Technology in Music’s Digital Age
Join @radical.media Chairman and CEO Jon Kamen, Chris Milk, the acclaimed director of The Wilderness Downtown and The Johnny Cash Project, and Thomas Gayno, marketing manager at Google Creative Lab for a look at how technology is creating a whole new artistic medium – the interactive music video experience, as well as a sneak peek at some big new projects on the horizon. radicalmedia.com
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00063


Thursday March 17, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

1:00pm

2:00pm

Baby I'm A Star! How to Get Major Exposure in a Multi-Platform Media Environment
Discover the secrets of how to become a star and strategically get your music to your audience --through TV, digital, records and live performances.  What are ways to get on a major network, or get the proper attention from a label, and generate fans and cash by taking your act on the road?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990195

Speaker
avatar for Troy Carter

Troy Carter

CEO/FounderAtom FactoryTroy Carter is an artist manager and the CEO and founder of Atom Factory, a multidimensional management company. His expanding roster of musical innovators includes Lady Gaga, John Legend, Mindless Behavior, Greyson Chance, and Priyanka Chopra. As a brand and... Read More →
avatar for J Cole

J Cole

ArtistRoc NationThe first hip hop artist signed to Roc Nation, the 26 year-old rapper isn’t letting hip-hop’s most powerful co-sign go to his head. Instead, J. COLE remains humble while crafting his debut album, filled with brilliantly penned reality raps rooted in society’s... Read More →
JC

Jermaine Cole

ArtistRoc Nation
avatar for Kelly Griffin

Kelly Griffin

Music SupervisorBET NetworksOnce ranked #2 on The Source magazine’s Power 30 list, KELLY GRIFFIN currently serves as Black Entertainment Television (BET’s) Senior Director of Music Programming. Since 1999 Kelly G has taken BET’s music and programming to levels that have set... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Hill

Stephen Hill

Pres of Programming MusicBET NetworksSTEPHEN G. HILL is the President of Music Programming and Specials of BET Networks. He has held this position since 2008; and has been with BET since 1999. Hill has been the creative mind behind the BET AWARDS, BET HONORS, and 106 & PARK. Hill... Read More →
avatar for Londell McMillan

Londell McMillan

The Source MagazineL. LONDELL McMILLAN has recently rejoined the law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf L.L.P., as Partner and Head of Entertainment, Media and Sports. Mr. McMillan was the Founder and Chairman of The McMillan Firm and NorthStar Business Enterprises, Inc. where he specializes... Read More →
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Jaunique Sealey

Social Media Marketing, Brand Development, Digital Media Distribution, Attorney, Engineer Jaunique Sealey has rapidly emerged as one of the most sought-after thought leaders in the space of social media marketing, brand development and digital media distribution. As an attorney and engineer, she has worked with numerous blue-chip entertainment companies including Infospace Mobile, specializing... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

How Brands Are Using Emerging Music to Reach Consumers
It’s common for major consumer brands to use music in their marketing campaigns but what is new is the way and the rate that large consumer brands are tapping into the power of independent music to reach consumers. Brands are taking on the role of ‘arts patrons’ formerly played by record labels. Explore these bands & brands partnerships, and share case studies and ideas from panelists like Pepsi, Converse and Mullen.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP8143

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avatar for Courtney Blacker

Courtney Blacker

Brand DirectorJansportAs Brand Director of JanSport, Courtney has the responsibility of driving brand strategy and effectively executing brand voice worldwide,aspirationally and authentically engaging the consumer into the JanSport brand. Since joining JanSport in 2005, Courtney initiated... Read More →
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Danielle Ciotti

Chevrolet
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Ron Faris

Brand MgrC3RON FARIS is director of brand development & partnerships at Virgin Mobile USA. He is responsible for managing all of Virgin Mobile USA’s events and sponsorships, mobile advertising, and cause-related marketing initiatives (including The RE*Generation, Virgin Mobile’s... Read More →
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Brian Hirsh

Chief Creative OfficerMirrored MediaBrian is currently the Chief Creative Officer for Mirrored Media. An alternative recording label and experiential music marketing firm that creates high impact, enduring lifestyle campaigns that fuse together bands with Fortune 500 brands. We help... Read More →
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Panos Panay

Founder/CEOSonicbidsPanos Panay is the founder/ceo of Sonicbids, the leading matchmaking site for bands and music promoters. Since its launch in 2001, Sonicbids has grown into a global network of more than 335,000 artists and 25,000 promoters, which includes exclusive partnerships... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Insider Tips for Maximizing Licensing Income & Opportunities
A hypothetical negotiation covering the licensing of two different songs (one recorded by a major label artist and one by an independent artist) for use in a major studio film, accompanying TV ads, branded toys/games, soundtrack, promotional uses, industrial uses, lyric changes and original artists re-recording the new licensed version. Learn the right questions to ask and what realistically can be achieved in non-record licensing. Discover the intricacies of negotiating a licensing deal with multiple players and benefit in observing the perspective of licensees in these deals.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5729

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avatar for Paul Adams

Paul Adams

OwnerWe Know BETTER RecordsA career that has seen Paul move from Manchester to London to New York and work with artists as diverse as Tool to Justin Timberlake and Radiohead to Jay-Z with the songwriters and producers that he represents at the company he founded Bang The Drum, Paul... Read More →
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Julie Enzer

Sr VP/GMDisney Music PublishingAs the Senior Vice President / General Manager of Disney Music Publishing, JULIE ENZER oversees the worldwide Music Publishing business of the Walt Disney Company. In this capacity, Julie is responsible for the management, protection, growth and licensing... Read More →
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Robert Kaplan

Senior Manager, Sustainability, Walmart
As a Senior Manager of Sustainability for Walmart Stores Inc., Rob Kaplan drives product and supply chain innovation by integrating carbon elimination and business strategy. He manages the cross-functional initiative to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas from the supply... Read More →
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Rob Kaplan

Sony/ATV Music PublishingROB KAPLAN is the SVP of Global Marketing at Sony/ATV music publishing, where he manages the company's relationships with advertisers, brands and consumer products manufacturers. Sony/ATV is among the world's largest music publishers controlling copyrights... Read More →
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Katrina McMullan

MusicMattel IncA native Texan, KATRINA McMULLAN is currently Senior Counsel, Music and Entertainment for Mattel, Inc. in New York City and is responsible for the acquisition and negotiation of all music rights to be used in various Mattel, Fisher-Price, American Girl and Radica products... Read More →
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Brian Mcnelis

SVP MusicLakeshore EntertainmentA veteran of the Entertainment Industry, BRIAN McNELIS' career has included film production, marketing, artist management, public relations, business development and consulting services for various recording artists, record labels and new media companies... Read More →
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John Ray

Sr VP, Business & Legal AffairsEMI Music MarketingJOHN RAY has been a lawyer with Capitol Records and EMI since 1981. He is currently Senior Vice President for Legal & Business Affairs for EMI North America's Catalog and Label Services divisions, and he oversees legal and business... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

2:00pm

Mentor Session 3
Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sign-up begins half an hour before the mentor session. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. You can only sign up for sessions on the day that they are held.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990049

Speaker
avatar for Jesse Barnett

Jesse Barnett

OwnerRight Arm ResourceJESSE BARNETT is the founder of Right Arm Resource, an independent radio promotion company that offers specialized radio and tour promotion services tailored to artists in the Triple-A genre. He has previously worked for Vector Management, Outsource Music, Hybrid... Read More →
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Ralph Cavallaro

Principal PartnerMassive Creative Intelligence Agency/New Reach ConsultingRalph Cavallaro is a founding partner & principle with New Reach Consulting, a technology solutions provider, incubator and marketing firm. New Reach’s subject matter expertise includes digital back office... Read More →
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Gourmet Delice

VPBonsoundGOURMET DELICE is a co-founder and co-owner of Bonsound, primarily an artist management company, but also a booking agency, a promoter and a PR agency. Bonsound manages Malajube, DJ Champion, Les Breastfeeders, Monogrenade, Radio Radio and Philippe B. Bonsound is based in... Read More →
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Hillel Frankel

Atty Managing PartnerN/A
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Don Harvey

Austin Music RealtyDON HARVEY is a soulful drummer & composer who is active in Austin’s music community. He's been the drummer in Ian McLagan's Bump Band for 15 years. In 1995, Don co-founded the SIMS Foundation, which provides access to mental health care for Austin-area musicians... Read More →
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Holly Knight

Songwriter/ProducerKnightlife MusicHOLLY KNIGHT is an accomplished songwriter, producer and musician. She’s written hits for some of the biggest artists in rock music, three of which won Grammys for best rock vocal performance. Voted Best Songwriter in Rolling Stone’s11th annual... Read More →
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Marc Lipkin

Dir of PubAlligator RecordsAward-winning music industry publicist Marc Lipkin has been Director Of Publicity for Alligator Records since September 1992.
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Scott Perry

FounderSperry MediaSCOTT PERRY's consulting and marketing firm Sperry Media helps tech companies, TV networks, film studios, record labels, and beverage brands find their target audiences. Perry’s newmusictipsheet.com emails bring healthy debate over emerging technologies and best... Read More →
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Alicia J Rose

Photographer + Dir/OwnerAlicia J Rose Photography/Management ConsultingAlicia J. Rose has been photographing fanciful humans, things and places for as long as she has been promoting and enjoying excellent music. With no formal arts training she began capturing her favorite subjects... Read More →
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Allison Shaw

Mktg DirManic Monkee ManagementShaw started her music career as a DJ for mainstream rock format station 94 Rock in Albuquerque. Allison also was a writer for VH1/MTV online from 1998-2002. In 2004 Shaw started nationally distributed Hyperactive Music Magazine and the Hyperfestival... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Next Stage: indieWIRE Interviews
Check out indieWIRE's afternoon chat series with SXSW Film Festival talent on the Next Stage from 2pm to 3pm Monday through Thursday. Thursday’s schedule is 2:00- Janet Pierson, Producer of South By Southwest Film Festival www.indiewire.com
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00066


Thursday March 17, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Serving Up Music News: Fresh, Reheated or All-You-Can-Eat?
In an era where musicians on Twitter deliver their own news instantly across the Internet, has the value of breaking stories by traditional news outlets diminished? How can big music publications and television outlets redefine their roles covering music news? What do fans want to read and watch in order to follow their favorite music today?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7915

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avatar for Nathan Brackett

Nathan Brackett

Deputy Managing EditorRolling StoneNathan Brackett is deputy managing editor at Rolling Stone, where he oversees the music coverage.
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Warren Cohen

Executive ProducerVh1 NewsWarren Cohen is a two-time Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer at VH1 in the News & Documentary division. He is responsible for developing series, specials, reality programs and documentaries for the network’s VH1 Rock Docs franchise. VH1 Rock Docs are... Read More →
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Scott Plagenhoef

US Head of ProgrammingBeats MusicScott Plagenhoef is the VP, Editorial and Programming at Beats Music, leading the programmatic, personalization and algorithmic aspects of the app. Previously, he served as editor in chief at Pitchfork from 2004 to 2011. He has also written for Pitchfork... Read More →
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Benjamin Wagner

SVP of MTV NewsMTV NewsBenjamin graduated Syracuse University in 1993 with dual degrees in creative writing and journalism. Following a brief stint at an Upstate New York newspaper, he moved to New York City where he began writing for Rolling Stone's then-nascent CompuServe offering... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Street Cred: iPad DJing, from Concept to Mainstage
Ten years ago, using a laptop to DJ was seen as an abomination, now it's commonplace. Can the iPad be the catalyst to shape the future of music production and DJing? Ipad DJ and producer Rana Sobhany shows the history of this nascent space, complete with a first hand account of what it is like to witness and influence this century's first major paradigm shift in music performance and production.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7519

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Peter Kirn

PublisherCreate Digital MusicPETER KIRN is a technologist and media artist. As the founder of the sites Create Digital Music, Create Digital Motion, and Create Digital Noise, he engages an emerging community of people pushing the envelope of shared electronic expression. He currently... Read More →
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Rana Sobhany

Destroy The SIlenceRANA SOBHANY is the amalgamation of creation, analysis and technology. She has bridged the divide between mobile, technology and music to create and define the space of iPad music production and performance as The iPad DJ. She views the iPad to be the medium rather... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

This is Mod: How British Mod Culture Changed The World
The subculture of mod was born in early 60s London as a reaction to the spending power of young, working class men. Aspirational, smartly dressed and secretive, the mods were a closed society that danced to rare soul records, spent a month's wages on a tailored suit, lost themselves in narcissistic dreams and paved the way for a new consumer culture. Pete Meaden, The Who's first manager, once described mod as "clean living under difficult circumstances". Assess the ongoing influence of the world's most enduring youth cult.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6217

Speaker
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Phil Alexander

Editor-In-ChiefMojo
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Terry Attack

ArtistThee AttacksSpeaker at "How Mod Culture Changed The World" and guitarist in Thee Attacks.
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David Fricke

Sr WriterRolling Stone
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Will Hodgkinson

Chief Rock & Pop Critic, The TimesThe Times Of LondonWill Hodgkinson is the chief rock and pop critic of The Times and the author of the non-fiction music books Guitar Man, Song Man and The Ballad Of Britain. He lives in London.
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Ian McLagan

Pre & CEOManiac Records


Thursday March 17, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Today's World of Songwriter and Artist Music Licensing Deals
Whether it's songs in a video game,a feature film, a television series, a ringtone, streaming or download services, e-greeting cards, interactive dolls and toys, a Broadway show, or internet advertising, the opportunities for placing music in the traditional and new media world's of music are at an all time high. Explore the current state of the deal in an expanding media world.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990153

Speaker
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Jeffrey Brabec

VP Business AffairsBMG Chrysalis
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Todd Brabec

Author "Music, Money & Success”/Former ASCAP EVPN/A


Thursday March 17, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 8BC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Top of the Charts in 2015
How will artists become famous five years from now? Is the mass marketing machine that broke artists like Michael Jackson, U2 and Radiohead becoming less effective? Artists are still "broken" by traditional radio and mainstream press. Five years from now will this still be the case? What will the top charts look like? Where will those artists come from?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5594

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avatar for Ted Cohen

Ted Cohen

Managing PartnerTAG StrategicTAG Strategic is a digital entertainment consulting firm providing expert strategy, market intelligence, product ideation, business modeling and business development services to multinational companies and select emerging businesses. TAG accelerates business... Read More →
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John Ingrassia

General ManagerVector Management
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William Mann

Pres, North America CreativeBMG
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Alex White

CEONext Big SoundAlex White has been around music his whole life. His dad is a professional cellist and he grew up playing cello, guitar, piano, and bass fronting a band in high school and working at a local recording studio.
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George White

GM, DigitalBillboard


Thursday March 17, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Website? Get Real. You Need A Web Empire.
It used to be that a a simple website, a MySpace profile, and tracks on iTunes was considered an online strategy. Nowadays, DIY artists are expected to blog, tweet, update their Facebook, have an iPhone app, manage geo-targeted mailing lists, give their music for free but at the same time sell it on 200 different stores and marketing widgets. They're expected to become hardcore analytics experts, understand conversion rates and SEO optimization. All that while they design t-shirts and Uzi-shaped USB keys, and tuck their fans in at bedtime. Oh yeah, they're also expected to write songs and play some music once in a while. Cut through the hype and social media lingo, find what's really proven to work, and what artists should focus on when planning and building an online presence.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5865

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David Dufresne

CEOBandzoogleDAVID DUFRESNE is CEO at Bandzoogle, the most powerful platform for bands to build their website, engage their fans, and sell their music and merch directly. He's also co-founder of Backfed, a conspiracy to rewire the music economy and one day extinguish the general whining... Read More →
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Trevor Guy

VPLast Gang EntertainmentTREVOR GUY is VP at Last Gang Records where he leads digital marketing and distribution. Last Gang represents a diverse range of artists including Crystal Castles, Chromeo, Metric, Mother Mother and Death From Above 1979. Trevor is also engaged in business... Read More →
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Bruce Houghton

PresSkyline Music/HypebotBRUCE HOUGHTON is the Founder and Senior Editor of top ranked music and technology blogs Hypebot.com and MusicThinkTank.com; and Founder and President of booking agency Skyline Music. The agency's clients range from Paula Cole and Victor Wooten to The March... Read More →
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Aaron Ray

Partner/Head of DigitalThe CollectiveAaron Ray is a Partner in The Collective. He has worked at the highest levels in many different sectors of the entertainment industry. His experience includes the representation of film, television and music talent, Executive Producing, multi-media... Read More →
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Emily White

MgrWhitesmith EntertainmentEmily White is the co-founder of Whitesmith Entertainment, a talent management and consulting firm based in New York and Los Angeles. Whitesmith's roster guides the careers of musicians, comedians and athletes such as Brendan Benson, The Autumn Defense... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Your Financial Advisor is Duff McKagan
Duff McKagan's claim to fame is certainly his work as a founding member of Guns 'n Roses, Velvet Revolver and the project which brings him to SXSW, Duff McKagan's Loaded. In addition to his rock credentials, McKagan also writes weekly columns for Seattle Weekly and ESPN.com, and had a long running financial column, 'Duffonomics,' for Playboy Online. He's also a partner in the wealth management firm, Meridian Rock. His early music biz experiences led him to educate himself on finance and economics. As part of his stated mission to share his experience with his fellow musicians on the ins and outs of music business finances, Duff will speak at the 2011 SXSW Music Conference. Duff will shoot straight on how to handle the contracts and transactions in the recording and live businesses. The history of music is riddled with stories of exploitation and rip offs. Don't be a victim, take control of your finances with Duff's hard-won experience on your side.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990154

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Thursday March 17, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Your Music Here: New Models in Brand Collaborations
Once seen as a pay-day (or a sellout), artists are collaborating with brands in new and more organic ways. New, deeper, more organic relationships between artists and brands are evolving. Some of these branded platforms are creating new business models for music. This panel will discuss how these partnerships have evolved, what brands are looking for, and how an artist can maximize their return from these associations.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6663

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Geoff Cottrill

VP/GM Brand & SegmentsConverse
SG

Sol Guy

Rebel-One
DM

Don MacKinnon

Pres Content(RED)In 1990, DON MACKINNON founded Hear Music, an innovative music retailer focused on supporting emerging artists and driving music discovery. In 1999, MacKinnon sold Hear Music to Starbucks and, as Vice President, Music & Entertainment for Starbucks, developed the company's... Read More →
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Emmanuel Seuge

Group Dir, Worldwide SportsThe Coca-Cola CompanyAs head of Worldwide Sports & Entertainment Marketing for the Coca-Cola Company, EMMANUEL SEUGE and his team leverage consumer passion like music, soccer or films as a way to engage with the brand’s target audience in an emotional... Read More →
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Christina Speed

Mktg DirPatagoniaBorn to be outside (because she loves the natural world and climbing and skiing), but condemned (by her love of the world of art and design) to work indoors, CHIRISTINA SPEED first discovered that she could love both worlds equally and happily – and that art could... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:30pm

Andy Smith - SXSW Scrapbook
Join SXSWORLD editor Andy Smith at the SX Bookstore for a special book signing for the SXSW 25th Anniversary Scrapbook.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00522


Thursday March 17, 2011 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:30pm

Jason Cohen - SXSW Scrapbook
Join writer Jason Cohen at the SX Bookstore for a special signing session of the SXSW 25th Anniversary Scrapbook.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00521

Thursday March 17, 2011 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:30pm

Peter Blackstock - SXSW Scrapbook
Join writer Peter Blackstock at the SXSW Bookstore for a special book signing of the SXSW 25th Anniversary Scrapbook.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00520

Thursday March 17, 2011 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:30pm

SXSW Scrapbook
Join the editors of the new SXSW 25th Anniversary Scrabook for a special appearance and book signing at the SX Bookstore.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00513


Thursday March 17, 2011 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:00pm

3:00pm

Meet the SXSW Artists
Join SXSW 2011 showcasing artists for a laid back reception in the Trade Show Meet Up Pavilion. Are you an artist looking to meet other bands for sharing bills or crashing couches in other cities (and countries)? Do you have a service SXSW bands need to know about? Whatever you’re looking to achieve, the Meet Up Pavilion is your destination to meet these hot artists.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00124

Thursday March 17, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:00pm

Next Stage Presents Das Racist
Das Racist is an Art Rap/Freak Folk/World Music duo based in Brooklyn, New York, comprised of Queens-born Himanshu Kumar and San Francisco-born Victor Vazquez. The two met at Bard Art College in Massachusetts, where Victor was Himanshu's resident advisor in a "Students of Color for Social Justice" themed Freshman year dormitory. After a couple of years of occasional drunken freestyles with each other, Himanshu and Victor decided to record a couple of raps together. The first of which was called "We Made It" and immediately became a hit amongst stupid assholes who like rap from the 1990s and really want that shit to keep happening. The second track was called "Fever" and it was fucking terrible - really bad. Then they made some other songs and then they made "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" which is the one that everyone likes and then they made some other songs. Their least favorite rappers are: Asher Roth, Matisyahu, Immortal Technique, Ludacris, Talib Kweli, Eminem, Sage Francis, Brother Ali, and Atmosphere. And Asher Roth.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00069


Thursday March 17, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:00pm

Todd & Jeff Brabec

Join the Brabec brothers at the SX Bookstore as the sign copies of their book, Music Money and Success: The Insider’s Guide to Making Money in the Music Industry.

TODD BRABEC, an attorney and recording artist, co-authored with his brother Jeff the book Music Money and Success: The Insider's Guide To Making Money In The Music Industry. He is also an adjunct associate professor at the USC Thornton School of Music, Music Industry Dept.

JEFFREY BRABEC is Chrysalis Music Group's V.P. of Business Affairs. An attorney, recording artist and songwriter, he co-authored the book Music Money And Success: The Insider's Guide To Making Money In The Music Industry. He is also an adjunct professor at USC Thornton School of Music and a contributing editor to Entertainment Law & Finance magazine.


http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00519


Thursday March 17, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:15pm

Rana Sobhany
Rana Sobhany, author of the exciting new book Mobilize: Strategies for Success from the Frontlines of the App Revolution, will be stopping by the SX Bookstore to meet fans and sign copies of her book following her panel appearance.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00431

Thursday March 17, 2011 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Breaking International Artists In The U.S.
Your band lives over 6,000 miles away, you know no one in this country, your album is not available in the territory, and you don't speak fluent English. Do you have a chance? Find out how can a band from outside the USA can successfully break into the U.S. market with minimal money and without label support.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5646

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avatar for Sanne Hagelsten

Sanne Hagelsten

East Coast Partner/FounderZync Music Group LLC
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Miranda Lange

OwnerPMA PRMIRANDA LANGE launched the boutique PR agency PMA PR in 2009, after spending twelve plus years spearheading campaigns at Touch and Go and Drag City Records for dozens of acts including TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Jesus Lizard, Pinback, CocoRosie, Calexico, Will... Read More →
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Anthony Musiala

Managing DirMinty FreshANTHONY MUSIALA is the Managing Director for the record label, consulting and music placement company Minty Fresh. He is also the Midwest Chapter Membership Chairman and Licensing Committee Board Member for the American Association of Independent Music. Prior... Read More →
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Greg Vegas

International Rescue Artist Development
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Tom Windish

Agent/PresThe Windish AgencyTom Windish got his start in the music industry by booking concerts and hosting college radio shows while attending State University of New York at Binghamton. Soon after, he began booking tours for bands, some whom he booked to play at his college a few... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Demo Listening Session 3: Metal
Demo Listening Sessions offer a unique opportunity for selected musicians to get direct feedback from music professionals, those who listen to demos as part of their job. This session will focus exclusively on Metal.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990056

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Don DeBiase

Owner/FounderStudio D Productions
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Andy Olyphant

Moir/Borman Entertainment Inc
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Neil Sheehan

OwnerStandby Records


Thursday March 17, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

How Web Music Geeks Hacked the DMCA
Some of the biggest successes in online music have carefully carved-out products that squeak past laws passed by Congress on copyright. These web applications have worked around the constraints of legislation like the DMCA to bring value to consumers, but not much cash to artists. What will be the next online music innovation and will it be both legal and profitable for the entrepreneur? And will they offer sustainable support for artists?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990230

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avatar for Elliott Adams

Elliott Adams

Louisiana Economic DevelopmentELLIOTT ADAMS serves as Digital Media Industry Director at Louisiana Economic Development, where he administers the state's Digital Interactive incentive program. Most recently, he worked for CD Baby in Portland, brokering digital licensing agreements... Read More →
avatar for Ann Chaitovitz

Ann Chaitovitz

Atty-AdvisorUSPTOANN CHAITOVITZ is a domestic and international copyright expert at the USPTO. With over 15 years of experience representing songwriters, publishers and recording artists, she has served as Executive Director of the Future of Music Coalition, the National Director... Read More →
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Gary Greenstein

AttorneyWilson Sonsini Goodrich & RosatiGary Greenstein is a partner with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He specializes in intellectual property, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions, with specialized expertise in the digital exploitation of intellectual... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Ogle

Matthew Ogle

The Echo NestMatt is a Canadian music technologist based in London, UK. He helps application developers build great music products on top of The Echo Nest's music intelligence platform. Before joining the Nest, Matt spent almost six years at Last.fm, where he directed several major... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Landing A Music Career In Flyover Country
While artists and music professionals continue to flock to large, entertainment-saturated cities like L.A., New York, and Nashville to chase their dreams, some are seizing opportunities right in their own backyards. In today’s music industry, it's possible to land a thriving music career in flyover country if you’re willing to carve your own path. Explore techniques to expand your reach, and learn how to leverage opportunities in any region.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6567

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avatar for Scott Booker

Scott Booker

OwnerHellfire Enterprises LtdScott Booker began his career in the music industry as a clerk at Sound Warehouse in Midwest City. He moved on to manage the Rainbow Records chain in Oklahoma City while he was going to school at Central State University. Shortly after graduating with... Read More →
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Hillary Brown

OwnerOn PitchHILLARY BROWN moved to L.A. to break into music marketing, but returned to the Midwest to revolutionize it. With ten years of entertainment marketing experience and the recent launch of her music marketing company On Pitch with Jill Haverkamp, she offers a diverse range... Read More →
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Shawn Crahan

Slipknot
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Sean Moeller

FounderDaytrotter
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Amedeo Rossi

Project MgrGreater Des Moines Music CoalitionAMEDEO ROSSI is an entrepreneur and advocate in Des Moines’ progressive music movement. Rossi co-owns an indie music venue and has organized music festivals including the annual 80/35. Helping launch the nonprofit Des Moines Music Coalition... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Mentor Session 4
Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sign-up begins half an hour before the mentor session. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. You can only sign up for sessions on the day that they are held.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990050

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avatar for Kevin Augunas

Kevin Augunas

CEOFairfax Recordings
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Ron Burman

President North AmericaMascot Label Group
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Harry Chalmiers

PresMcNally-Smith College of MusicHARRY CHALMIERS is the President of McNally Smith College of Music, and the former Vice President of Academic Affairs at Berklee College of Music. He is an active guitarist, composer, performer, and one of the leaders of education in contemporary... Read More →
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Alasdair McMullan

Exec VPEMI MusicALASDAIR McMULLAN is Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs for EMI Music North America, the North American arm of EMI's recorded music business. For the past fifteen years, Alasdair has advised EMI Music and its various businesses on legal matters, including matters... Read More →
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Clay Pasternack

Owner/Natl Accts MgrCPI Dist/BDC DistClay Pasternack is the President of Clay Pasternack Inc.(CPI) a music industry consulting firm in Cleveland, Ohio. CPI consults independent labels and artists, represents distribution companies for national account sales, owns his own independent... Read More →
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Jeff Straw

Dir, LicensingINgroovesJEFF STRAW, Director of Music Licensing and Strategic Partnerships at the digital distribution firm INgrooves. Jeff pitches music for film, tv, video game and advertising placements. He also handles partnerships with companies such as Mobile Roadie, Sound Out... Read More →
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Lisa Thaler

RockshrinkLISA THALER, LCSW has maintained a Psychotherapy Practice in New York City since 1991. She received her B.A. from Amherst College and her MSW from New York University. She is a graduate and faculty member of The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute. A rock musician herself... Read More →
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Kevin Wommack

OwnerPlaying In Traffic Records/Loophole ManagementPresident of Playing In Traffic Records, The Noise Company label and manager for Ben Kweller, SPEAK, Los Lonely Boys, East Cameron Folkcore, Dame, Hunter Sharpe, The Painted Redstarts, The Dunwells, Amy Cook.


Thursday March 17, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Music Deals and Artist Compensation of the Future
Everybody Agrees Artists Should Get Paid . . . But How? And How Much? And By Whom? Experts explore various deal structures and compensation for artists in the realm between DIY and traditional label/publishing deals, and the new roles for lawyers, managers, labels, publishers and artists in this process. How will new revenue models be structured for recorded music that may be free, ad supported, subscription based, or independently released? What future agreements may emerge to compensate the artist for his/her work in the future?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5547

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Darius Van Arman

Jagjaguwar Records
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Bertis Downs

AdvisorREMBERTIS DOWNS is the attorney for R.E.M. and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, where he has taught Entertainment Law since 1998. His current path began with college radio at Davidson College and concert division at UGA.
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Rachel Flotard

Local 638 RecordsRACHEL FLOTARD owns Local 638 Records in Seattle, Washington. She is the songwriter and front-woman for the rock band Visqueen. Rachel is also a contributor to Neko Case's recordings and debuts her side project with Rusty Willoughby, Cobirds Unite, at SXSW 2011.
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Jordan Kurland

OwnerZeitgeist Artist Management
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John Strohm

Sr CounselLoeb & Loeb LLPJohn is a music business lawyer who primarily represents recording artists, producers, and songwriters, including several Grammy winners. Prior to becomeing a lawyer, John was a professional musician and a member of the bands The Lemonheads and Blake Babi... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 8BC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Music Plus Devices - What Works?
A home stereo, portable music player, or car stereo are not much use without music. But do you create simple, elegant user experiences across the highly complex platform landscape? Will cloud-based services bring all connected platforms together? Are app stores the solution? Will content/device integration "just work?" Hear examples of what it takes to make a successful partnership between digital content services, mobile, car and home devices, and platforms.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6721

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Dave Dederer

Music Content Acquision/Has-Been Rock StarAmazon
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Brian Foster

Sr Mgr Business Dev, Alliances MktgToshiba America Information Systems Inc
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Joni Hoadley

Sr Prod MgrSonos IncJoni Hoadley is a Senior Product Manager with Sonos, Inc., the leading developer of wireless multi-room music systems for the home. She oversees all software programs at Sonos, including music service integration, mobile applications and system software. Prior... Read More →
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Vickie Nauman

Pres 7digital US7digitalVickie Nauman specializes in music, technology and international business development. Nauman is President-North America for 7digital, the innovative London-based music platform. Through its API, 7digital delivers millions of licensed tracks from all major/indie... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Promoting DisCord in the DesCene
The Washington, D.C. "punk" scene evolved from a small success-free community to one of the most revered scenes in American underground music. From the earliest days of "punk nights" at The Keg to the emergence of hardcore punk, survivors tell the tale.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5504

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avatar for Eli Janney

Eli Janney

Girls Against BoysRaised in Washington, DC, ELI JANNEY learned recording at Washington DC’s Inner Ear Studios during it’s heyday, recording many of DC's finest bands, including The Nation of Ulysses, Shudder to Think, and Jawbox. Eli started Girls Against Boys in 1989 and toured... Read More →
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Lyle Preslar

AttyN/ALYLE PRESLAR played guitar in the DC hardcore punk band Minor Threat. His career in the music business has included jobs with Caroline Records, Sire Records, and Razor & Tie Records. Lyle is a lawyer and represents artists, managers and companies in the entertainment busin... Read More →
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Bert Queiroz

N/ABERT QUEIROZ was in DC when it all started, played in some bands and took some pictures. He is still involved in music & photography. Check out www.bertq.com
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Monica Richards

The MercygroundBest known through the critically acclaimed 'Faith and the Muse', MONICA RICHARDS was one of the earliest female singers in the Washington D.C. hardcore punk scene, fronting 'Hate From Ignorance', 'Madhouse', and the post-punk 'Strange Boutique'. Featured in books... Read More →
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Howard Wuelfing

OwnerHowlin' Wuelf Media IncHoward Wuelfing is the owner of Howlin' Wuelf Media which he founded in 2002 after having been a part of the Publicity team at Columbia Records for some 12 years, that following 4 years at JEM Records.


Thursday March 17, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Songwriters Explain Everything
A memorable melody, verses and choruses that work well together, the ever-elusive bridge - the components of a great song are easily described, yet mysterious to the core. Our annual panel of songwriters focus on the creative end of their jobs, illustrating their stories with performances. This panel is presented with BMI.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990159

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avatar for Hazel Dickens

Hazel Dickens

Hazel Dickens
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Ron Sexsmith

Fresh off a headlining show at London's Royal Albert Hall, Ron Sexsmith returns to SXSW in support of his latest release, Forever Endeavour. Following the Bob Rock produced Long Player Late Bloomer - and the documentary Love Shines, which won a SXSW Film Festival Audience Award... Read More →
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Jody Williams

VP Writer Publisher RelsBMIAs Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville, JODY WILLIAMS directs all writer/publisher relations activities in BMI’s Nashville office. Williams joined BMI in May of 2006, after leading Jody Williams Music, a joint publishing venture with... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

SXSW Interview: Chamillionaire
As a cornerstone of the Houston rap scene, Chamillionaire gained fame as a particularly adept lyricist. His early work with self-released and independent labels led to the majors and the platinum success of the album The Sound Of Revenge with its Grammy-winning single "Ridin’ Dirty." In addition to his musical accomplishments, Chamillionaire has received acclaim for his work as an entrepreneur and for his technological savvy. He has been at the forefront of online innovations and an early participant in social media. He is sought after both as a compelling artist and as a speaker, bringing the hip-hop generation together in the electronic age.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990202

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Thursday March 17, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

The Sound Strike, Immigration, and You
In a nation with fast and vast demographic changes, what is the role of musicians and their fans in moving beyond hatred? Is SB 1070 in Arizona only the tip of the anti-immigrant movement iceberg? Artists and activists join together to discuss the Sound Strike and their commitment to working together to raise awareness and opposition to the treatment of immigrants in Arizona.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990182

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avatar for Jeff Chang

Jeff Chang

Author + OrganizerWordStrikeJEFF CHANG is an organizer for Wordstrike, a national group of writers working for migrant and human rights. He wrote the American Book Award-winning Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, and is finishing his new book, Who We Be: The... Read More →
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Javier Gonzalez

DirThe Sound Strike
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Rene Perez

Calle 13RENE ”RESIDENTE” PEREZ, is the highly outspoken lyricist and MC of Multiple GRAMMY and Ten-Time LATIN GRAMMY winning Puerto Rican duo CALLE 13. NPR has championed Calle 13 as “the most exciting and creative group to hit the Latin music scene in the last decade… much... Read More →
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Zack de la Rocha

Rage Against the Machine
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Roco

Maldita
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Favianna Rodriguez

ArtistArt StrikeFAVIANNA RODRIGUEZ is a visual artist and new media organizer who has helped foster resurgence in political art locally and internationally. Hailed as “visionary” and “ubiquitous,” Rodriguez is renown for her vibrant posters dealing with issues such as war... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:45pm

Christopher Weingarten
Stop by the SX Bookstore to meet Christopher Weingarten, music journalist and author of a new book for 33 1/3 examining Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00427


Thursday March 17, 2011 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

4:00pm

4:00pm

Speed Sets curated by The Black Lips
Speed Sets are quick, raw, dirty shows. Each band plays ten minutes on a shared backline, so you can see several rad bands all at once. Check out this stellar Speed Set, curated by The Black Lips! Featuring: 4:00- Bare Wires (San Francisco); 4:15- The Yellow Dogs (Tehran/Brooklyn); 4:30- King Tuff (Brattleboro); 4:45- POPO (Philadelphia); 5:00- Natural Child (Nashville); 5:15- special guest
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00526


Thursday March 17, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

360 Approach to Online Music Videos
Music television exec's discuss the growing importance the internet is playing in musical discovery and interaction. Networks have extended their music offerings into the digital space to provide a comprehensive music experience that goes beyond traditional music videos to include artist interviews, news, live streams and social media interactions. How is this 360 approach resonating with their audiences?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7681

Speaker
JC

Joe Cuello

VPMTV Networks
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Jose Cuello

Sr VP, Creative Music IntegrationMTVJOE CUELLO is Vice President of Creative Music Integration for MTV. In this role, he oversees the integration of music within MTV's long form programming, working closely with both established and independent artists expanding the connections and... Read More →
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Amy Doyle

EVP MTV MusicMTVAMY DOYLE is Senior Vice President, Music & Talent, MTV: Music Television. Doyle leads MTV's overarching music strategy as well as record label and artist relations. Since arriving at MTV in 1999, Doyle has embraced the multi-platform strategy and has strived to find... Read More →
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Jay Frank

AuthorFuturehit.DNAJAY FRANK is Senior Vice President of Music Strategy for CMT. Frank oversees music strategy as it relates to all of the network's on-air and digital music initiatives across all properties, including CMT, CMT.com, CMT Mobile, games, touring and other businesses... Read More →
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Rick Krim

EVP TalentVH1RICK KRIM was named Executive Vice President of Talent and Music Programming for VH1 in February 2001. In his position, Rick is responsible for all talent and label relations for VH1, VH1 Classic, Palladia and VH1 Digital, serving as the chief liaison between the network... Read More →
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Matt Pinfield

Host/TalentMTV2


Thursday March 17, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

5:00pm

Globe Trotting on an Indie Budget
Bands are getting offers to play internationally and are faced with a litany of issues that with careful planning, can be dealt with so a tour can be profitable. Do you need a tour manager/sound guy/merch person? How do you obtain visa's or work permits? What is a letter of invitation and who sends it to you? Van hire, train or air travel in country? How much merch should you bring? Is a booking agent vital? By planning carefully, an indie band can make money touring internationally even if their name isn't U2.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5490

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Stuart Coupe

Dir Laughing Outlaw RecordsDirector of independent record label Laughing Outlaw, and presenter on FBi radio in Sydney, Australia. Moderator of Wild About You panel session of Friday 15 at 11am
MC

Mia Crow

PresidentVisionworks Music
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Mia Crowe

Artist Mgr/Digital Mktg StrategistVisionworks MusicMIA CROWE is the founder of Visionworks Music and Strategic Revolution Media Group which is a full service artist management, consulting and marketing company focused on new media social networking and digital marketing. Ms. Crowe... Read More →
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Brande Lindsey

PresGlobal Access World-Wide Entertainment VisasBRANDE LINDSEY directs the strategic planning and execution of work permits and visa processing for international touring artists in the music/entertainment industries. Overseeing a leading visa agency, Global Access World-Wide Entertainment... Read More →
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Josh Mills

OwnerIt’s Alive! MediaJOSH MILLS has worked in the music industry since 1996. He has worked for a variety of independent and corporate companies including independent label World Domination Recordings, national live music venue House of Blues and with digital music distributor Liquid... Read More →
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Brian Smith

TroubadourBRIAN SMITH is the talent buyer for The Troubadour and Hollywood Forever in Los Angeles, California. He is the manager of the group Fool's Gold, who have toured extensively overseas (on VERY little money).


Thursday March 17, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Hip-Hop Crossroads: Growing Up or Getting Old?
Even as it has become a strong cultural presence, hip hop finds itself at a crossroads of significance. It's been a long hard road to acceptance and respectability, but where does it go from here? Just as rock's shelf life has been questioned, rap is facing the same charge. How will hip-hop remain vital?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP8082

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Harry Allen

Media AssassinHARRY ALLEN, Hip-Hop Activist & Media Assassin, writes about race, politics, and culture for VIBE, The Source, The Village Voice, and his blog, Media Assassin www.harryallen.info. Widely hailed as one of hip-hop's most original minds, Harry has been quoted as an expert... Read More →
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Dream Hampton

JournalistN/ADREAM HAMPTON has written about music, culture and politics for more than twenty years. Her articles and essays have appeared in The Village Voice, The Detroit News, Spin Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Essence Magazine and a dozen anthologies; most recently "Born to Use Mics... Read More →
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Catherine Harris-White

Artist/PerformerTHEESatisfactionTHEESatisfaction - [th ee sat is fak shuh n] - noun, verb 1. Queens of the Stoned Age 2. Empresses of time 3. Pre- Egyptian dynasty 4. Pre- Transcription dynasty 5. Catherine Harris-White (jazz vocalist, composer) 6. Stasia Irons (jazz vocalist, ar... Read More →
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Stasia Irons

Artist/PerformerTHEESatisfaction
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Jonathan Moore

Black BookJONATHAN MOORE is a Husband, Father, Educator, Music Manager, and Cultural Ambassador who lives in Seattle,Washington.
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Christopher R Weingarten

@1000TimesYesCHRISTOPHER R. WEINGARTEN is a Brooklyn-based music writer whose work can be seen in The Village Voice, Spin, Revolver, fuse.tv, Nylon, RollingStone.com, eMusic and much more. His first book, a study of Public Enemy's It Takes A Nation Of Millions… is out now. His Twitter... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

How to Build a Festival
A group of college buddies in love with the music scene of New Orleans share a vision for a national festival, which kick-starts a new era; free-thinking citizens of Northern California create full-moon gatherings which beget a global culture; a small print magazine looks beyond the listings page, to the live stage. In these three live case studies, panelists from Bonnaroo, Burning Man and Northside offer their insight, discuss the next generation of issues and challenges, and share more than a few anecdotes.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5996

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avatar for Ashley Capps

Ashley Capps

Pres/CEOAC EntertainmentOne of the foremost independent promoters in the United States, Mr. Capps and his company, AC Entertainment, create, produce, book, and present hundreds of concerts and events every year, including internationally recognized festivals such as the Bonnaroo Music... Read More →
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Marian Goodell

Founding Board MemberBurning Man ProjectMARIAN GOODELL is one of Burning Man's six Founding Board members since 1996. As Director of Business & Communications, Marian oversees media and government relations, print and online content, legal, technology and administration aspects of... Read More →
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Daniel Stedman

PresNorthside Festival & The L MagazineDANIEL STEDMAN is co-founder and owner of the Northside Media Group. The firm has grown into one of Brooklyn's largest new media companies, publishing The L Magazine, BAMBill and Brooklyn Magazine, and hosting The Northside Festival, with the... Read More →
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Michael Vazquez

Writer/Live Music CinematographerHuffington PostMICHAEL VAZQUEZ is a writer and live music cinematographer. He has written for 80’s-era Spin, The Village Voice, Mean Street, URB, VH1, MTV and Tribune Corp’s Wire Service. He regularly films music festivals, and is working on his... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 8BC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

I’m Not Old,Your Music Does Suck
A great deal has been made about the decline of the music business. But few talk about the decline of the music. What if part of the reason the business is in trouble is that the music doesn't touch people that way it once did? How much is the lack or loss of gatekeepers responsible for the state of today's music? From American Idol to pitchfork.com, what are the reasons for the state of today's music?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6159

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JC

Jim Caligiuri

Austin ChronicleJIM CALIGIURI has been writing about music for more than twenty years. A frequent contributor to the Austin Chronicle, his work has appeared in CMJ New Music Report, No Depression, Tower Pulse, Newsday, the Houston Press and other local and national media. He lives... Read More →
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Geoffrey Himes

Music CriticBaltimore City Paper/Washington Post
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Paige Maguire

Editor in ChiefAustinist.com
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Chris Morris

Daily VarietyCHRIS MORRIS reports on the music business for Daily Variety. He was previously music editor at the Hollywood Reporter and senior writer at Billboard, and was the longtime critic at the Los Angeles Reader and LA CityBeat. He hosts "Watusi Rodeo" on Scion Radio 17. He... Read More →
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Ed Ward

Freelance writer/BroadcasterED WARD has been a print journalist / author since 1965 in California, Texas, Germany, France. Worked for / consulted SXSW since inception. "Rock and Roll historian" for Fresh Air with Terry Gross, 1986-present.


Thursday March 17, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Murphy's Laws of Songwriting
We are in the music BUSINESS. What music impacts consumers, makes hit records and generates revenue is what drives that BUSINESS. Song writing is an art, but inviting a listener in a drive time and keeping them tuned in from the cola commercial to the burger jingle is craft! Join Ralph Murphy, author of "Murphys Laws of Songwriting" "The Book" and take a close look at the #1 songs in Billboard in Country/Pop that "got the job done" last year and see what was different about them and… what they had in common! Welcome to the music BUSINESS.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990158

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avatar for Ralph Murphy

Ralph Murphy

Former VP Intl & Domestic ASCAP Membership Group/ConsultantASCAP


Thursday March 17, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

SXSW Interview: Duran Duran
Over the span of three decades, the band has written countless era-defining songs and sold more than 80 million records worldwide. Their 13th full length studio album All You Need Is Now hit the #1 spot on the iTunes Album Chart in 15 countries around the world when it was released digitally last year. An extended, full length version will be released in various formats in the U.S. and Canada on the band’s new label S-Curve Records on March 22. Expect great stories from true rock legends.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990216

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avatar for Simon Le Bon

Simon Le Bon

Duran Duran
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Nick Rhodes

Duran Duran
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John Taylor

Co-FounderLumiGeekJohn 'Parts' Taylor came of age in the Apple orchards near Cupertino, California in the early 1990s.
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Roger Taylor

Duran Duran


Thursday March 17, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

The Indie View: Emerging Digital Music Models
iTunes continues to be a leader in the digital music world and is a critical part of every new indie release campaign, but new models for legal music consumption and revenue continue to emerge in the US and abroad. These new subscription and cloud-based services present exposure and retail opportunities. View the changing DSP landscape with a critical eye on what the new services mean for Indies.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7547

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avatar for Kevin Arnold

Kevin Arnold

Founder/CEOIODAFounder and CEO of IODA, KEVIN ARNOLD guides the growth of one of the largest digital distributors of independent music in the world, combining his dedication to independents and his unique understanding of the digital music world to benefit IODA's global client base... Read More →
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Rob Collins

DirCooking Vinyl
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Jeffrey Remedios

Arts&CraftsJEFFREY REMEDIOS is the President and CEO of Arts & Crafts Productions, a Toronto-based independent music company he co-founded with musician Kevin Drew. Rolling Stone Magazine recently heralded Jeffrey as one of the top insiders reshaping the music business.
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Steve Savoca

Head of MusicSpotifySteve Savoca oversees Spotify’s label relations team, managing all music content as well as leading artist marketing and promotional activities.
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Delphine Trefeil

Head of DigitalBecause Music


Thursday March 17, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

The Last Alternative
Independent music and labels have always been the life-blood of the industry. Of the 41 artists featured on the first ballot of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, 39 of them started at independent labels. In the late 80s, while the music industry was living the last part of its renaissance, major labels once again turned to independent music for its future. The results: a sonic revolution that changed the sound of popular music, and the music industry forever. This discussion will look at the history of the major label/independent label relationship, with a focus on the time period during the 80s when the majors decided to take meaningful chances on the crazy underground sounds of the post-punk era. And with Arcade Fire winning a Grammy this year, we will ponder the future of the “underground” artist.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990197

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avatar for Scott Booker

Scott Booker

OwnerHellfire Enterprises LtdScott Booker began his career in the music industry as a clerk at Sound Warehouse in Midwest City. He moved on to manage the Rainbow Records chain in Oklahoma City while he was going to school at Central State University. Shortly after graduating with... Read More →
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Richard Gottehrer

Co-Founder, CCOThe Orchard
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David Katznelson

Birdman Recording Group IncDAVID KATZNELSON is a 20 year veteran in the music industry, including 10 years at Warner Bros and serving as a Vice President of A&R as the head of The Birdman Recording Group. Besides signing new groups like The Flaming Lips, Mudhoney, The Warlocks, Nick... Read More →
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Seymour Stein

Sire RecordsIn music business legend SEYMOUR STEIN's lifelong adventure with rock & roll, he has been prominently engaged in wave after wave of popular music's successive cycles of taste, from the Brill Building sound of the 1960s through to his wholesale signing of New York punk... Read More →
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Geoff Travis

Managing DirRough Trade RecordsGEOFF TRAVIS founded the seminal Rough Trade Records label in 1978, following on from the initial opening of a Rough Trade Record Shop a few years previously, in London's Ladbroke Grove. Rough Trade Records has, from its inception, reflected Geoff's... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Trade Show Wrap Party Featuring Asleep At The Wheel
To celebrate the close of the Trade Show, SXSW is pleased to announce a special performance by Asleep At The Wheel. This beloved Austin band reflects not only the Southwest spirit but the aptitude to reinvent, something we hope you've experienced this week during South By Southwest. The newly united Trade Show has introduced you to the latest methods for doing business, and you have met the people, forces and technology working to shape our collective future. SXSW is proud to present a band that revolves around this concept of reinvention and creativity. Bring your best Two-Step to the dance floor for the modern kings of western swing!
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00075

Thursday March 17, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

UK Music Supervisors and Independent Music
UK music supervisors are constantly looking for emerging international talent. As budgets continue to tighten for synchs across all media, the marketplace looks towards emerging independent acts, labels and publishers. Experts explain royalties and revenue streams, and how they research and find music, and where the UK marketplace is headed.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5587

Speaker
avatar for Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon

CEOScore Draw MusicMark Gordon runs Score Draw Music, which for 10 years has been supplying music for visual media to an expanding range of global clients. He has worked across drama, documentary, factual, children's television and advertising. Score Draw Music's current slate includes... Read More →
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Alex Lavery

Managing DirP&SALEX LAVERY founded Pitch & Sync, a communications agency that uses music and the creativity that surrounds it to deliver credible content and compelling marketing campaigns for brands. Recent campaigns include Richard Hawley for Glenfiddich, Paul Epworth and Paulo... Read More →
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Ross Sellwood

Head of MusicZodiak MediaROSS SELLWOOD started his career in 2001 at the BBC; he has since worked as a Music Supervisor at RDF Television, Head of Music at The RDF Media Group and is currently Head of Music and Music Publishing for Zodiak Media Group. Recent credits include Being... Read More →
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Marsha Shandur

FreelancerN/AMARSHA SHANDUR is a radio producer and presenter (formerly on Xfm, UK & others), music supervisor (UK TV shows include 'The Inbetweeners'), artist manager, A&R and voiceover artist who has recently moved to Toronto.


Thursday March 17, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

War Stories
The music in each film, each television series is unique in the problems that arise. Get some insight on the real deal making and convoluted creative process behind getting artists placed in film and tv projects. From script to soundtrack, the road is a interesting series of decisions that almost never stick. A small cadre of music publishers, label owners, managers and music supervisors will be telling stories that they probably shouldn't, tales that usually pop up after the fourth glass, and how they handled or didn't handle the issues they were presented.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990173

Speaker
JB

John Bissell

PresMothlight Music Inc
PC

Phil Costello

Mgr/Head of labelRed Light Management/tbd records
SC

Scott Cresto

Pres/CEOMusic Alternatives/SWside Songs
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Lyle Hysen

OwnerBank Robber Music
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Alexandra Patsavas

PrincipalChop Shop Music
JR

Josh Rosenfeld

PresBarsuk Records


Thursday March 17, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16B 500 E Cesar Chavez St
 
Friday, March 18
 

10:00am

Ozomatli and the State Department: Cool Cultural Diplomacy
In 2007 the LA-based, multi-ethnic hip-hop band Ozomatli set out on a World tour, with stops in Burma, China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Madagascar, South Africa, Egypt, Indonesia, India, Jordan and even Nepal, where they played the first free concert by a band from the West to 14,000 folks in Kathmandu. How did this all come together? Ozomatli served as US cultural representatives under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State. Ozomatli’s tour carried on a tradition of cultural diplomacy that stretches back to the likes of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Louis Armstrong. Are you interested in learning more about U.S. State Department programs that showcase American talent and engage with communities around the world? Learn more about international exchanges from the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). ECA promotes international mutual understanding through a wide range of exchange programs. A short video will be screened, Ozomatli will perform a short set, and the band and Ms. Pally will answer questions. (Portions of this description courtesy Future of Music Coalition)
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990136

Speaker
avatar for Amy Blackman

Amy Blackman

MgrCookmanAmy B was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. After completing her under and post graduate degrees at NYU and Columbia in a field of expertise that unbeknownst to her at the time would also come in handy in the music biz (Psychology and Anthropology), she headed West to do... Read More →
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Mario Calire

DrummerOzomatli
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Josh Kun

ProfessorUSCJosh Kun is a professor in the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism where he also directs The Popular Music Project of The Norman Lear Center. He is the author or editor of several books, including 2005's Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America (winner of a... Read More →
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Raul Pacheco

MusicianOzomatli
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Maura Pally

Deputy Asst Secretary of State for ProUS Department of State


Friday March 18, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Austin Convention Center, Day Stage 500 E Cesar Chavez St

10:00am

Texas Guitar Show
Garnering 30 years of respect and success, the Texas Guitar Show is a true buy-sell-trade event. Bring your musical instruments to sell, trade, or have appraised. Buyers will find everything (new - used - vintage) from guitars, amps, banjos, mandolins, effects, memorabilia, sound gear, parts, drums, violins, books and accessories.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00739

Friday March 18, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Adult Rock Music Meeting
The music meeting is a time-honored tradition at radio stations in which new music is played and judged. The SXSW version will feature an esteemed panel of music and radio pros listening to previously unheard songs from veteran acts and newcomers. How will these songs fit into radio? Who's the next big thing? The audience and panel will offer their opinion in this always-lively panel.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990157

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Sean Coakley

OwnerSonglinesSEAN COAKLEY has spent the last nineteen years running his own marketing and promotion company that specializes in rock and roots music for adults. Previously, he headed MMA Management/rooArt Records, North America (1991-93) which followed twelve years of promotion and... Read More →
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Katie DiMartile

Music DirWERS 88.9FM
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Chris Douridas

Radio Host/Music SupervisorKCRW-FM/School Night!Throughout most of the '90s, Chris held the music director position at KCRW-FM in Santa Monica, one of the most respected and progressive radio stations in the country. As host of KCRW's popular daily new music program Morning Becomes... Read More →
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Kelly Ransford

KMTT 103.7
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Don Strasburg

VPAEG Live Rocky MountainPresident of AEG Rocky Mountain
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Norm Winer

Program DirWXRT Radio


Friday March 18, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

CLE 1: Recording Artists Deals Beyond Music
Being a music artist is sometimes about music and sometimes not. More than ever, rights and their value are born more of celebrity than from artistry, profoundly affecting the nature of the traditional relationship between artists and record companies. The panel will address the source of these rights, and their exploitation and valuation in a rapidly changing landscape.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990186

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avatar for Ken Abdo

Ken Abdo

AttyLommen Abdo Cole King & Stageberg PAKen Abdo is Chair of Lommen Abdo Law Firm’s Entertainment Law Department which has served as legal counsel to music, film, TV, theatre, literary publishing and media artists for 30 years. Clients include multiple Grammy® award recipients... Read More →
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Kenneth Hertz

Senior PartnerGoldring Hertz and Lichtenstein LLP
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Ken Hertz

Sr PartnerHertz Lichtenstein & Young Media Law
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Jeffrey Light

PartnerMyman Abell Fineman Fox Greenspan & Light LLP


Friday March 18, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Emerging Artists Making It With Independent Support
For artists who've already had success, going the independent route is much easier with the financial security they have. But for newer artists, how do they not only make and market their music but also afford to live at the same time? How much money does an artist need for a traditional album cycle and is that still the best way to release music? With the number of labels struggling to offer old-school style deals with huge marketing budgets and personal advances as the revenue from recorded music declines, artists are having to look at alternative routes for financial and industry support. But do musicians want to run and manage their own business? Does this mean the role of artist manager would change to become a label manager, too? In the UK, schemes like Icebreaker, Power Amp, Ingenious, and more recently Polyphonic (from among other founders includes Radiohead's manager Brian Message) are starting to make waves. Some, but not all, are looking at the bigger picture where revenue can be earned beyond the mechanical royalties. Taking revenue from rights like merch and live is the only basis upon which they feel they have a chance to recoup their investment. And this is all happening against a backdrop of copyright ownership. Is it possible, against all the challenges that artists face today, to own their own copyright and is that a valuable asset to them?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7594

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avatar for Sybil Bell

Sybil Bell

Independent Venue WeekI Like The Sound Of ThatI Like The Sound Of That is a music marketing and experiential agency delivering meaningful brand partnerships and creative consultancy.
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Adam Foster

Business Dev MgrClash Music GroupADAM FOSTER is the Business Development Manager at Clash Music Group and has 12 years experience with labels, artist management, live promoting and music media. A committed supporter of new and independent music.
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Jon Mansfield

FounderMusicConnexMusicConnex founder JON MANSFIELD has over 20 years of experience as a successful senior executive in the Music, Media and Events industries. He was Music MD at Emap, where he was responsible for live events and record label business for leading brands like Kiss... Read More →
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Mark Meharry

CEOMusic Glue
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Menno Versteeg

Royal Mountain Records


Friday March 18, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Flatstock 29 Presented By Rovi
Co-presented by the American Poster Institute (API) and SXSW, Flatstock 29 will display the works of more than 100 artists from across North America and the globe. The exhibition is free and open-to-the-public running March 16-19 and features posters representing decades of styles, colors and techniques for sale. Show up early and be ready to be overwhelmed with amazing posters. (You might want to bring some dough since you won't want to leave empty handed!) The exhibition is free and open to the public.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00744

Friday March 18, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, B, C 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Food and Music - One Big Happy Meal
Restaurant owners, chefs and their kitchen/wait staff are not only lovers of food, but music as well. Just about every type of kitchen you walk into regardless of size or location blare tunes over the speakers throughout their busy operating hours. Celebrity Chefs such as Anthony Bourdain and Marco Pierre White are often seen wearing rock t-shirts at events or on their respective television shows. Musicians enjoy good food and dining at restaurants whether they're on the road, at home or on holiday. The everyday consumer also likes food and music. Recently, the culinary world has successfully been blending and working with the music industry, creating fun and tasty marketing opportunities that have brought in events garnering revenue as well as the two things people love most together: food and music. Some of these opportunities include television shows such as IFC's "Dinner with the Band," food and beverage sponsorships/presence at music festivals and promotional music samplers. In this panel, we'll focus on and discuss some of these opportunities, accomplishments and outcome of branding the food world with the music scene nationally.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5848

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avatar for Darin Bresnitz

Darin Bresnitz

FounderFinger On The PulseDARIN BRESNITZ is the President of Diabolik Productions and has been producing critically acclaimed programming for Television, Web and Radio since 2005.  Known for his distinctive approach towards food, events and music, he has created notable shows like... Read More →
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Bev Chin

Chef in CommandScorch MarketingBEV CHIN has over-extended her stomach and credit limit at taco trucks and haute eateries throughout the world. A San Francisco State Radio and TV graduate, Bev has marketing accolades at A & M, 4AD, Virgin and Rykodisc. She’s combined gustatory indulgence... Read More →
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Jamie Lauren

Exec ChefBeechwoodJAMIE LAUREN, formerly of much-lauded Absinthe in San Francisco, CA, is currently Executive Chef at perennial favorite Beechwood in Venice, CA. Lauren was named Restaurant Hospitality's "Rising Star Chef," was the sole Bay Area contestant on Bravo's "Top Chef" Season... Read More →
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Meric Long

MusicianThe DodosMERIC LONG is the singer/guitarist for San Francisco band the Dodos. Before becoming a full time touring musician, Meric worked as a line cook for seven years at the esteemed restaurant Zuni in San Francisco, as well as other restaurants in the bay area. Although... Read More →
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Judy Miller Silverman

Boss LadyMotormouthmediaJUDY MILLER SILVERMAN owns and operates Motormouthmedia, a boutique PR firm based in LA that represents a wide array of bands including: Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter, Sharon Jones + The Dap Kings, Yeasayer, Flying Lotus , Surfer Blood and... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Fun Fun Fun?: Thirty Years Chronicling Austin Music
In 1986, in the wake of MTV’s The Cutting Edge crashing the Austin music scene, then-Austin Chronicle columnist Michael Corcoran penned an infamous screed declaring “Austin Music Sucks!”. If ever there was cue for hometown hate mail at The Austin Chronicle, this was it. As The Austin Chronicle celebrates its thirtieth anniversary and the publication of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology, we want to take the opportunity to look back at how both the Austin music scene and the role of music criticism have evolved over the decades. Scouring a colorful history of anecdotes, journalism, fandom, and flaming, we’ll use Austin and The Austin Chronicle as a microcosm to look at how local music scenes get born, blossom, break big, and burn. Slicing through the passion and the perils of covering the hometown scene, this panel will explore the changing landscape of music journalism from an historical perspective and the inevitable love/hate relationship that evolves between local publications and the music they cover. How do journalists deal with the potential conflicts of interest in criticizing scenes with which they are so intimately involved? Is it better for a band to start with local traction, or aim nationally? Do local music scenes, and the publications that cover them, breed creativity or unproductive competition? And what is future for cultural community publications like alt weeklies in the shifting media landscape?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7869

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Michael Corcoran

Austin American-Statesman
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Doug Freeman

Austin Chronicle
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Raoul Hernandez

Music EditorAustin ChronicleRAOUL HERNANDEZ has been Music Editor and a Senior Editor at the Austin Chronicle for 17 years.
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Margaret Moser

Music WriterAward-winning rock journalist MARGARET MOSER is senior editor and writer for The Austin Chronicle, and has been a commentator for NPR as well as writing for Sony Records and MOJO magazine. Moser directs the Chronicle’s annual Austin Music Awards show during SXSW and... Read More →
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Austin Powell

Managing EditorThe Daily DotAustin Powell is the co-editor of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology, a 30-year retrospective published UT Press. He currently serves as the managing editor of the Daily Dot, an online newspaper devoted to Web communities. His work has been published... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Indie Davids Take On Goliath Ticketmaster-Live Nation
The Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger was expected to change the touring industry as we know it, but what actually has changed? This panel discusses the effects of the merger on venue owners, bookers and bands. If approached effectively this merger could benefit the little guys out there. Then again, they might be crushed by the larger giant. There might even be ways for a mutually beneficial system out there in which large and small players can coexist. Come see if that is even possible.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6247

Speaker
avatar for Boche Billions

Boche Billions

Pres CEOThe Billions Corporation
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Andrew Dreskin

CEOTicketflyANDREW DRESKIN is the founder and CEO of Ticketfly, the fastest growing ticketing and social marketing company. He is a founder of the Virgin Mobile Festival. Andrew was the founder, president and CEO of TicketWeb, the first company to sell event tickets online. Prior... Read More →
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Mitchell Frank

OwnerEcho & EchoplelxTrailblazing entrepreneur and nightlife visionary, MITCHELL FRANK is one of Los Angeles’ most creative and influential executives. At the forefront of the city’s nightclub and music scene for more than 15 years, Frank is now bringing the innovative ideas... Read More →
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Nathan Hubbard

CEO/ TicketmasterLive Nation Head Office / Touring
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Andrew Kaplan

Talent BuyerJAM Productions LtdAndrew is a veteran booker with independent promoter Jam Productions. He works with many of the company's most important accounts with a family of talented co-workers. 20 years in, Andrew provides a unique and expert perspective on the substantial changes... Read More →
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John Read

US Dept of Justice
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David Viecelli

President / AgentThe Billions Agency


Friday March 18, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 8BC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Johnny Cash: Trapped by Authenticity
Most music fans associate Johnny Cash with authenticity. His life and music speak of his genuineness and commitment to his music. But like most popular artists, Cash was bound by the conventions of the musical world, conventions he struggled against his entire career. Part of his difficulty stemmed from a genre instability that made his connections to his associated audiences tenuous. But another larger problem was the concept of authenticity that lies at the heart of musical adoration and often music criticism. In short, judging anything by its authenticity is a problem—the concept is fraught with logical, artistic, and conceptual difficulties. How do we know who is “real”? What are the criteria? Who benefits from these criteria? And yet, authenticity remains a definitive term for judging a musical artist. In this presentation, I will offer a critique of the authenticity system and suggest some other ways of judging and analyzing pop music using Johnny Cash as a case study.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6434

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avatar for Jonathan Silverman

Jonathan Silverman

UMass LowellJONATHAN SILVERMAN is the author of Nine Choices: Johnny Cash and American Culture (University of Massachusetts Press, 2010). He is an assistant professor of English at University of Massachusetts Lowell and received his Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Music in the Night
Musical performances are a staple of late night talk shows. Show bookers will discuss how they find and book bands. Advice will be offered on how musicians can better their odds in the process, and how bands and shows work together once confirmed to make the most of their shot.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990160

Speaker
avatar for Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen

Music BookerLate Night with Jimmy FallonJONATHAN COHEN is the music booker for NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." Previously, he spent nearly 10 years as a writer and editor at Billboard.
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Scott Igoe

Jimmy Kimmel LiveSCOTT IGOE is the music talent booker and segment producer at Jimmy Kimmel Live, airing weeknights @ 12:05 am on ABC. Scott began his career in the music industry over 10 years ago working directly with Jimmy Iovine in A&R and Product Management. While working at... Read More →
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Kate Jackson

Grandstand Media & Management
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Jim Pitt

Music Segment ProducerConanAfter booking music guests for the entire run of NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien, JIM PITT moved with Conan to The Tonight Show and now books Conan on TBS. Jim has also booked Saturday Night Live, VH1 s Hard Rock Live, among many other series and specials... Read More →
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Nick Stern

Vector Management/7-10 MusicI am an artist manager and publicist representing Kid Rock, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Black Angels, Phosphorescent, Circa Survive and The Lonely Forest. I am from New York City and will never leave, especially not for LA.


Friday March 18, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Music Industry Higher Education
Several schools across the United States provide excellent training and formal degrees in music business. These programs have recruited top industry professionals to teach either full or part-time, lending their real world expertise and advise. These programs currently face the challenge of helping steer the future of the music industry through research and critical thought while providing an education where students can get jobs in such a competitive and changing field. Hear from some of those industry experts / academics and their opinions on education and the music business.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5624

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avatar for Christopher Kaskie

Christopher Kaskie

PresPitchfork MediaCHRISTOPHER KASKIE is the President of Pitchfork, the essential guide to independent music and beyond. In addition to growing Pitchfork into an internationally renowned music publication and video channel, Chris runs the company day-to-day and also oversees and... Read More →
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David Lewis

Dir of Career SvcsMcNally Smith College of MusicAfter graduating from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago with a degree in Film & Video, David Lewis founded the PR company Riot Act Media handling public relations for a slew of indie artists including Minus The Bear, Maps... Read More →
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Bob Moczydlowsky

VP, Prod MktgTopspinBob Moczydlowsky is the SVP of Product & Marketing at Topspin Media, maker of the leading direct-to-fan marketing software for musicians, filmmakers and authors. Bob has dedicated his career to removing obstacles between artists and fans. He’s managed bands and... Read More →
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Justin Sinkovich

LecturerColumbia College/Epitonic.comJUSTIN SINKOVICH is full-time faculty in the Arts Entertainment Media Management Department at Columbia College Chicago. He is also the Manager and Senior Partner of File 13 Records and the newly resurrected Epitonic.com. Previous experience includes... Read More →
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Darren Walters

Assistant Teaching Professor, Music Industry Program, Drexel University & co-founder Jade TreeDrexel University Music Industry ProgramDarren Walters is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Music Industry Program at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Darren is responsible for... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Quickies 4: Managers
The caricature of the hard-nosed music manager waging epic, legally dubious battles on behalf of their clients is a far cry from today's reality. Talented managers must negotiate a shifting set of business relationships and income sources to further their artists' careers. Sit down with managers and share their strategies.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990062

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Ben Dickey

AgentThe Billions CorporationBEN DICKEY is the founder and owner of Constant Artists, an artist management firm based in Los Angeles, CA. Current Constant clients include Spoon, Explosions in the Sky, Mates of State, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Okkervil River, and RZA.
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Simon Henderson

Founder/MgrOblique Artist ManagementFounder of Oblique Artist Management and responsible manager for Akron/Family, Bear In Heaven, Oberhofer and Pelican.
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Vincent Iwinski

VIP MgmtUmphrey's McGeeVINCENT IWINSKI manages Umphrey's McGee, a Chicago based rock sextet whose approach to music-making and marketing have received international accolades over the past thirteen years. Vincent is one of the most forward thinking managers of a true DIY success story... Read More →
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Gregg Latterman

PresA-Squared ManagementGREGG LATTERMAN is the Founder and CEO of Aware Records and A-Squared Management. In 1993, Aware released the first of many Aware Compilations to help expose unsigned, regional bands to a national audience. The compilations featured Hootie & the Blowfish, Matchbox... Read More →
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Amy Lombardi

OwnerBeekeeper Corp
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Rich Schaefer

PresThe Artists OrganizationManages Soundgarden, Animal Collective, Chromeo, more
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Richard Schaefer

The Artists OrganizationRICH SCHAEFER works for The Artists Organization and oversees all aspects of touring for clients John Legend, Chris Cornell, Soundgarden, Matisyahu, Portugal. The Man and The Middle East and is actively involved with the overall strategic planning for each... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Super Fans as a Marketing Force Amplifier
You've got a free, engaged, and mobile workforce at your finger tips, so what are you waiting for? This panel will remind musician's that affinity is a greater motivator than money, and provide several examples of how artists can be empowering their Super Fans to help generate more revenue and source new fans.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP8032

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avatar for Jeremy Holley

Jeremy Holley

VPWarner Music GroupJEREMY HOLLEY serves as Vice President of Consumer & Interactive Marketing for Warner Music Nashville. He oversees all aspects of online marketing, social media and digital music strategies, as well as creative services for the entire artist roster. Holley has... Read More →
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JT Myers

Co-Founder & Partnermtheory
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Spencer Richardson

CEOFanBridgeCurrently Co-Founder & CEO of FanBridge, the leading provider of Fan Relationship Management (FRM) solutions, Mr. Richardson is responsible for overseeing the development and fulfillment of the strategic vision of the company. Since its inception in 2006, FanBridge has... Read More →
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Benji Rogers

Pres & FounderPledgeMusicBenji Rogers is an independent musician from London who has been making his own records since 1999. In 2009, Benji founded PledgeMusic, the leading international direct-to-fan platform offering artists a unique way to engage their fans in the music making... Read More →
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Benji Rogers Rogers

Founder/CEOPledgeMusicBENJI ROGERS is founder & CEO of PledgeMusic, the global direct-to-fan marketing and funding platform for musicians. PledgeMusic helps artists to engage with their fans, fund their music, keep their rights and raise money for charity. As an extension to the platform... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

SXSW Interview: Yoko Ono
From her pioneering work in the Fluxus movement of the 1960s to the recent Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland, Ono’s art has challenged and informed, melding the personal to the universal in simple and unique ways. Her marriage and creative collaboration with John Lennon was a love story played out on the global stage. Ono’s music laid the groundwork for the sounds of punk rock and new wave. Recently, Ono has had five consecutive dance singles charting at #1 on the top of the Billboard Dance Chart. In 2009, she received Mojo Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and she assembled a new PLASTIC ONO BAND for her latest album, Between My Head And The Sky, co-produced with son Sean Lennon, on his Chimera Music label. From gallery to stage to social media platforms, Yoko Ono brings a message of peace to the world. Ms. Ono’s ongoing projects are detailed at www.IMAGINEPEACE.com. Ms. Ono will also be a special guest performer at a Chimera Music night, Saturday, March 19 at The Elysium, 705 Red River St.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990207

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Jody Denberg

Music HostKUT / KUTX Radio
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YOKO ONO

Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band


Friday March 18, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:00pm

Martin Atkins
Martin Atkins, author of the lauded Tour:Smart: And Break the Band, will be stopping by the SX Bookstore to meet fans and sign copies of his book.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00432


Friday March 18, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:00pm

The IFC Crossroads House
Join IFC live in-studio as we showcase the best of SXSW Film, Interactive and Music. Stop in for ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR, LIVE MUSIC every day, discussions with SXSW Film, Interactive and Music contributors, and other live events! Follow us on Twitter @ifctv for schedule updates. Friday, March 18 IFC Crossroads House performances include Emmylou Harris, Fitz and the Tantrums, Liz Phair, and the freecreditscore.com band, The American Secrets
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00255

Friday March 18, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
7th and Brazos 612 Brazos

12:15pm

Jonathan Silverman
Johnathan Silverman will be at the SX Bookstore to meet fans and sign copies of his latest book, Nine Choices: Johnny Cash and American Culture.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00433

Friday March 18, 2011 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Backstage Pass: Lifecycle of Your Concert Ticket
With entertainment heading more and more online, the traditional vehicle for artists - the concert - had to adapt. With these new adaptations came confusion for the most important part of the concert puzzle: the fan. No longer can you simply wait outside to purchase tickets to your favorite show, the entire concert process has been shrouded in mystery -- until now. This music panel combines a group of leading industry representatives and will discuss the key properties of concert tickets from the first promotion to sound check, tips of the trade, why choice, pricing and selection are essential to fans, and current music industry movements.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7381

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avatar for Tamara Conniff

Tamara Conniff

CEOThe CometTAMARA CONNIFF is the founder and curator of social music new and opinion site, TheComet.com. Formerly the editor-in-chief and associate publisher of Billboard, she most recently served as president of music services for Frontline Management Group/Ticketmaster where she... Read More →
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Brock Jones

VPBridgestone ArenaAs the current Vice President for Bridgestone Arena, BROCK JONES' primary functions are to manage the venue's day to day event calendar, negotiate contracts, grow client base and increase the entertainment options for Nashville. He directly oversees all Box Office... Read More →
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Tyler Petersen

Festival and Venue Ticket SalesEventbriteTYLER PETERSEN leads the charge for Eventbrite in music festival and venue ticketing, focusing on helping promoters leverage social media to sell more tickets. He is obsessed with data and understands how real-time access to ticket-buyer information... Read More →
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Dan Teree

Pres/COOTicketflyDAN TEREE is Founder, President and COO of Ticketfly, the fastest-growing social ticketing company on the planet. Dan oversees product strategy, business development and operations with the goal of helping Ticketfly’s promoters reach new fans. Prior to Ticketfly... Read More →
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Chuck La Vallee

Head of Business Dev MusicStubHub


Friday March 18, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

CLE 2: What You Get and Give Up in Today's Recording Agreement
The exclusive recording agreement remains the centerpiece contract of most music artists' careers. However, by getting signed, not only are the probabilities of a sustained career with a record company less than at the beginning of this century, but the terms of the recording agreement also have evolved since then to become less artist-friendly. Declining music sales, coupled with the reduction of the purchase price of music altogether, justifies scrutinizing record deals more than ever.  
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990187

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avatar for Paul Bezilla

Paul Bezilla

AttyLommen Abdo Law FirmPaul Bezilla is a shareholder at Lommen Abdo Law Firm. For over 25 years, he has provided legal services for an array of high profile individuals and companies in the entertainment industry. His practice encompasses music, film, television, IP, technology... Read More →
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Dina LaPolt

LaPolt Law PCDINA LaPOLT is an entertainment attorney at LaPolt Law, P.C. in Los Angeles, California. LaPolt Law is a boutique transactional entertainment law firm that specializes in representing clients in the music, film, television, merchandising and book publishing industrie... Read More →
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David Lessoff

AttyManatt Phelps & Phillips LLPDavid Lessoff is a Los Angeles-based counsel in the Entertainment Practice of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, with extensive legal experience in connection with recorded music, music publishing, Internet/technology and entertainment contracts with... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Demo Listening Session 4
Demo Listening Sessions offer a unique opportunity for selected musicians to get direct feedback from music professionals, those who listen to demos as part of their job.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990057

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Vlad Bar

Jive RecordsVLAD BAR is Director of A&R at Capitol Records. Among the artists he currently works with are The Decemberists, Sean Lennon and Dave Gahan. He is based in New York.
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Lawrence Gelburd

PresGelburd Consulting LLCRecord producer and entrepreneur Lawrence “Gelboni” Gelburd is a voting member of NARAS, the Grammy organization. He worked at EMI Music Publishing in the Business Affairs and A&R departments, then at SBK records in the A&R department, leaving to form... Read More →
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Danny Zook

MgmtAlien Music Services


Friday March 18, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Flying the Indie Flag
Indie labels are having a banner year, with Merge's Arcade Fire winning the Grammy for Best Album of the Year and Glassnote's Mumford and Sons going Platinum. Join panel moderator Karen Glauber, marking her 25th SXSW attendance, as she fronts a group of industry pioneers who offer a perspective on being successful by doing it their way, in a world where major labels no longer control the music business landscape.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990135

Speaker
avatar for Gerard Cosloy

Gerard Cosloy

Co OwnerMatadorGERARD COSLOY is a co-owner of Matador Records and an Austin resident. His other activities as a journalist, musician, broadcaster, humanitarian and owner of less successful record labels can be researched via a popular search engine.
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Priya Dewan

US Label MgrWarp RecordsBorn in 1981 in the Philipines, and raised in Singapore as an Indian citizen, PRIYA DEWAN has a decidedly international view of the world, and particularly the music business. In 2005 Dewan moved to New York City, where she was hired as office manager at Warp... Read More →
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Daniel Glass

Pres/CEOGlassnote Entertainment GroupDaniel Glass is Founder/President of Glassnote Entertainment Group, a full service independent music company which began in 2007. Glassnote is the proud home to Grammy Award winning Phoenix, Grammy nominated and double platinum selling Mumford... Read More →
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Karen Glauber

PresHits Magazine
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Mac McCaughan

Head of companyMerge RecordsMac McCaughan is a founding member of the rock bands Superchunk and Portastatic, and is co-founder, along with Laura Ballance, of Merge Records.
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Jonathan Poneman

Sub Pop Records


Friday March 18, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Managing from the Trenches
In today's music world the role of the manager has changed dramatically. The partnership with the artist has grown to include running a record label, being on top of internet strategies and now fundraising and raising capital while keeping the creative juices flowing. This panel will discuss what has worked and not worked from managers in the trenches building a new model for their artists.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990229

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avatar for Michael Creamer

Michael Creamer

Artist Manager/Talent BuyerCreamer ManagementMichael Creamer/Creamer Management, Berklee College of Music. Michael is a Grammy Nominated Artist Manager based in Boston, MA. Michael has been managing bands for over 20 years and currently represents Kim Taylor, Mean Creek, Oteil Bubridge... Read More →
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Darren Hill

PresTen Pin Management
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Ralph Jaccodine

CEO / MgrRalph Jaccodine ManagementPresident of Ralph Jaccodine Management, a Cambridge, Ma. based firm started in 1992. Ralph is the founder of the 50 member Boston Manager Group and is on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music teaching in the Music Business/Management Depa... Read More →
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Nick Palmacci

Manager/GMFenway RecordingsFenway Recordings’ Nick Palmacci, manager and number two currently based in the New York office, began with Mark Kates in late 2006 as he was finishing his studies at Northeastern University in Boston and while consulting for Columbia Records. While at... Read More →
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Dalton Sim

MgrNettwerk Music GroupDALTON SIM began his music career in 1995 managing Guster out of their apartment in Somerville, MA.  Over the last 16 years, Dalton has watched Guster develop into a nationally touring, major-label act that has released 6 full-length studio albums to critical... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Mastering Vinyl, Hear All About It
My panel will answer everything you want to know about disk cutting. Vinyl albums have experienced a big resurgence in the past few years. From a low point of less than 1 million units sold in 2006, to over 3 million last year. Every major project we master has vinyl cut for it. This panel will answer all your questions about mastering for vinyl, how it can be different from CD mastering and how to prep your masters. I will also present a historical over-view of disk cutting featuring photos and movies of my dual lathe mastering studio in the mid-80's.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5680

Speaker
avatar for Michael Fremer

Michael Fremer

Owner/Editormusicangle.comMICHAEL FREMER is a senior contributing editor at Stereophile magazine and editor/owner of the online vinyl-oriented music review website www.musicangle.com. He's produced and hosted two cult fave vinyl related DVDs: "21st Century Vinyl: Michael Fremer's... Read More →
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Bob Ludwig

PresGateway Mastering Studios IncBOB LUDWIG, Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer, owns Gateway Mastering in Portland, ME. He has mastered countless Gold & Platinum records by artists including the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana, Coldplay, Radiohead, Beck, and the Fray... Read More →
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Doug Sax

Owner/FounderThe Mastering LabAs founder of The Mastering Lab, DOUG SAX has cut thousands of LP masters with his custom designed cutting system. As co-founder of Sheffield Lab, Sax also became the father of modern direct-to-disc recording. He has a Lifetime Honorary Membership in the AES... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Quickies 5: Artists
Each artist blazes their own trail creatively, and forms partnerships to bring their music to their audience. There are no easy answers to reconciling creative and commercial concerns that come up. Candid advice helps, and our artists are bringing their experience to the quickies table.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990063

Speaker
avatar for Sara Hickman

Sara Hickman

Sara Hickman has garnered recognition as a captivating singer/songwriter, vocalist and musician, with artists such as Shawn Colvin, the Flatlanders, Robert Earl Keen, Willie Nelson and many others covering her songs. On her Kirtland Records debut release Shine, Hickman delivers another... Read More →
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Joey Kramer

ArtistAerosmithAs a founding member of the mega-group AEROSMITH and as one of rock's true icons, JOEY KRAMER has combined emotional feel with technical virtuosity to convey the musical ideas of his band mates while evolving into one of rock's greatest drummers.  Joey's work with... Read More →
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Emily Marks

Exec DirGirls Rock Camp Austin
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Adrian Quesada

Level One Studios
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Dessa Wander

Doomtree Records
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Miles Zuniga

When MILES ZUNIGA set out to record his new solo record THESE GHOSTS HAVE BONES, he didn't set out to make an album like the multi-platinum band from whence he came, Fastball. It wasn't a group record but one to exorcise the pain from the end of a 10 year relationship. "Waking up... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Smoked-Meat Poutine - The Montreal Special Sauce
Montreal has been known as a very fertile breeding ground for significant new talent. Why is that so and is it possible to recreate the recipe in other cities? Major players in the industry in Montreal explains and give hints on how to recreate the conditions that made Montreal music scene what it is today.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6620

Speaker
avatar for Patrice Caron

Patrice Caron

Operations MgrM for MontrealPATRICE CARON, President of the Quebec Independent Music Association (AMIQ), has been involved in all sorts of events, labels, venues, cultural business ventures, associations and bands in Montreal for the last twenty years. Patrice, also known as Pat K... Read More →
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Yuani Fragata

Exec ProducerBande a Part/Radio-Canada
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Sebastien Nasra

Pres & FounderM for MontrealSEBASTIEN NASRA, founder and president of Avalanche Productions, artist manager and music publisher, Sébastien Nasra has launched the international careers of renowned artists such as JORANE, LES RESPECTABLES, SOUL ATTORNEYS, PROJET ORANGE, TAIMA, PLASTER... Read More →
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Laurent Saulnier

VP Programming/ProductionFestival Int'l De Jazz De MontrealLAURENT SAULNIER was born and raised in Montreal. He has been the head of programming at Montreal Jazz Fest, Montreal Highlghts Festival and FrancoFolies de Montréal, since 1999. Laurent has also been a music journalist for... Read More →
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Daniel Seligman

Creative DirPOP Montreal/Club RollDaniel Seligman has been active in the Montreal music scene since 2000. He has managed Stars,The Unicorns and Socalled. In 2002 Seligman started Pop Montreal and remains the festival's creative director. In 10 years the fest has worked with such acts... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Thao Nguyen
The sensational musician Thao Nguyen will be appearing at the SX Bookstore to meet fans and sign autographs following her panel appearance.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00434


Friday March 18, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

What It Takes to Get and Promote Gigs
New, emerging, and established artists are having difficulty filling venues. Could it be that artists are not being booked in the right places? Could it be that ticket prices are too high even for smaller artists? Is it because nobody knows how to best promote the gigs? Or is it all of the above? This panel will focus on everything you wanted to know about getting a gig and how to promote it effectively and efficiently, and how new technologies can play a vital role in all this. Each panelist is an expert in their field and will talk about the traditional and nontraditional methods of booking and promoting gigs.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6598

Speaker
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Andrew Goodfriend

AgentTKO Agency
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Valerie Gurka

Mktg DirKnitting Factory EntertainmentVALERIE GURKA is a business strategist, marketing director, event planner, music/TV producer, songwriter, performer and digital media specialist. She has produced industry showcases, worked with a variety of different bands, and hosted her own... Read More →
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Lou Plaia

Co-FounderReverbNation.comLou Plaia Co-Founder/EVP Music Industry Relations, ReverbNation
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Christopher Porter

Programming DirOne Reel/Bumbershoot FestivalCHRIS PORTER has been a music industry professional for over twenty years. After booking various nightclubs in Boston in the 1990's, he continued his career in Seattle as the music talent buyer for One Reel, the producers of the long running... Read More →
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Tori Sparks

Artist/FounderGlass Mountain RecordsTORI SPARKS is based in Nashville, but spends most of her time on the road in the U.S. and Europe. At only twenty-six years old, the quirky Americana singer-songwriter has released four critically acclaimed albums on her own record label (Glass... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

What Would Gaga Do?
Lady Gaga has said that she has "embraced the Internet in a pop-cultural kind of way" by thinking about what pop artists of the 70s and 80s would have done if they had the social technologies we have today. With the disruption of the music industry, artists, managers and record labels discuss the importance of evolving with technology and embracing the power of the Web.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7246

Speaker
BC

Bobby Campbell

VP of MktgAtom Factory
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Meredith Chin

FacebookMEREDITH CHIN is a Manager of Corporate Communications at Facebook where she oversees communications for numerous Facebook products and specializes in helping music artists, managers, and music labels maximize their Facebook presences. Meredith is an early employee of Facebook... Read More →
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Perez Hilton

PerezHilton.comCubano and Miami Native PEREZ HILTON is the Internet's most notorious gossip columnist. The LA Times calls Perez, "like US Weekly, the Star, the Enquirer and Life & Style all rolled into one sweet yet snarky, sagacious yet salacious gay man." Rolling Stone writes, Perez... Read More →
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Fred Santarpia

General MgrVEVO
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Justin Tranter

Lead VocalistSemi Precious WeaponsIt’s hard to argue with a band who expresses such an impassioned sentiment. And audiences across the country ain’t fightin’ with the raw power and electricity that pulsates throughout a Semi Precious Weapons performance. Their message is clear... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Writing About Music in the Twenty Tens
With music magazines vanishing and online sites expecting free contributions, how is a music writer to survive in the 20-10s? Is there a future for music critics in the world of tweeting and blogging? Successful writers from Brooklyn, San Francisco, upstate New York, and New Orleans offer their two-cents-worth, as well as some hands-on advice, as does a Manhattan literary agent who specializes in music books.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990177

Speaker
avatar for Holly George-Warren

Holly George-Warren

WriterJackalope PressHolly George-Warren is an award-winning writer, editor, music consultant and producer. She has written more than a dozen books, most recently A Man Called Destruction: The Life & Music of Alex Chilton. Her writing has also been published by Rolling Stone, the... Read More →
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Jesse Jarnow

Freelance WriterN/Atweets @bourgwick, DJ on @WFMU, writing book about @TheRealYLT (due 2012 via Penguin/Gotham), 1/3 of @RealSloppyHeads.
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Sarah Lazin

Sarah Lazin Books
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Ann Powers

Critic & CorrespondentNPR Music
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Ben Sandmel

Journalist/Musician/ProducerThe Hot Biscuits Recording CompanyBEN SANDMEL is a New Orleans-based journalist, folklorist, drummer, and producer. His published work includes numerous liner notes and articles, a book about zydeco, a Michelin travel guide to New Orleans, and a forthcoming... Read More →
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Jaan Uhelszki

Editor-at-LargeRelix MagazineJAAN UHELSZKI was one of the founding editors at Detroit's legendary Creem Magazine. Since that time, her work has appeared in publications including USA Today, MOJO, Uncut, Rolling Stone, NME, Guitar World, PBS's Great Performances, San Francisco Chronicle... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 8BC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

1:00pm

1:00pm

Invasion of the DJs
Join Ableton's Huston Singletary and Rane's DJ Big Wiz as they discuss and perform the in's & out's of The Bridge from Serato & Ableton. Followed by a custom DJ set from DJ Big Wiz.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00718

Friday March 18, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2 500 E Cesar Chavez St

1:00pm

Joe Bonomo
Joe Bonomo, author of the acclaimed Sweat: The Story of the Fleshtones, America’s Garage Band, will be at the SX Bookstore along with members of The Fleshtones to sign autographs and greet fans.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00518

1:00pm

Pamela Des Barres
Pamela Des Barres, rock n’ roll groupie and author of the memoir, I’m With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie, will be appearing at the SX Bookstore to sign her book and meet fans.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00441

1:45pm

Holly George-Warren
The music author Holly George-Warren will be stopping by the SX Bookstore to greet fans and sign copies of her books.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00438


1:45pm

Michael Fremer
Legendary audiophile and writer, Michael Fremer, will be stopping by the SX Bookstore to greet fans and sign copies of his turntable set-up and record care and collecting DVDs.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00437


2:00pm

2:00pm

A Woman's Work: Changing the Music Industry
This panel, moderated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, will trace the history, challenges and changing roles of women working in the music industry. We’ll examine the business relationships of booking agents, managers, record label executives and publicists with female artists and the resulting influence of their successes, as well as the future of gender roles in the music industry.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6631

Speaker
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Sarah Baer

Sponsorship4Fini Sponsorship & Marketing
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Jenny Eliscu

Canvasback/AtlanticJENNY ELISCU is a journalist, radio host and all-around music geek. She has written for Rolling Stone magazine since 1999, and DJs on Sirius XM, hosting afternoons on the platform's indie rock channel, XMU, and mornings on AAA channel The Spectrum. Eliscu also does... Read More →
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Jim Henke

VP of ExhibitionsRock & Roll Hall of Fame & MuseumJIM HENKE is the vice president of exhibitions and curatorial affairs at the Rock Hall and has been an essential component in the success of the Museum since its conception. Prior to coming to the Museum, Henke was a writer and editor... Read More →
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Maggie Vail

Co-Exec DirCash MusicMaggie Vail is one of the co-executive directors of CASH Music. CASH is a non-profit organization that is building both open source tools and an educational curriculum for musicians.


Friday March 18, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Between the Lines of Andrew Earles' Husker Du Biography
Writer Andrew Earles will discuss several topics centered around his recently-published biography of Husker Du. Among these topics will be how the music press has focused on certain aspects of Husker Du’s legacy, thus overshadowing the many groundbreaking steps taken by the band during their active years as well as the massive impact the trio’s legacy has had on the past quarter-century of underground music. Also discussed will be the sensitivity that remains at the core of Husker Du and the state of flux currently held by the band’s back catalog, even to this day, and how this influenced Earles’ biographical endeavor. This being Earles’ first book, some matters related directly to that will be touched upon, namely the mistakes made and lessons learned during the writing process.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990204

Speaker
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Andrew Earles

Andrew Earles Productions
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Grant Hart

CEOCon d'or


Friday March 18, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

CLE 3: Publishing: Music's Last Money Train?
As mechanical royalties on hard goods disappear, songwriters must rely on new and renewed revenue sources such as synchs, production libraries, black box monies, rerecords, lyric deals, mobile apps, and various digital distributions. The deals and legal considerations governing these exploitations will be discussed by the panel.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990188

Speaker
avatar for Bob Donnelly

Bob Donnelly

AttyLommen Abdo Law FirmBob Donnelly has been a full-time music lawyer for nearly 40 years. He has represented artists or managers of artists who have sold three hundred million albums. His clients include several members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Jazz Hall of Fame... Read More →
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Kris Munoz

Sr Dir, Business & Legal AffairsBMG Chrysalis
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Stephen Navin

Chief ExecMusic Publishers Association
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Michael Nieves

PresSugaroo! Music


Friday March 18, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Critics vs. Publicists: Why Must Things Be Contentious?
While we all pretend our relationships are ultra cordial, there is resentment galore on both sides of the Publicity/Critics axis. Critics complain about getting too many pitches, about miscues in interviews, about not getting the access they request and so on. Publicists feel ignored, get angry when critics request everything and review nothing, when critics insinuate that they'll review a show when they really just want tickets, and so on. Let’s hash out these issues, face to face.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5533

Speaker
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Bill Bentley

Dir A&RVanguard Records
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Bill Holdship

N/ABILL HOLDSHIP is a music journalist, critic and historian, currently based back in his native Michigan. A former editor of CREEM, BAM, New Times LA, Variety, HITS and Detroit Metro Times, among others, he's written for numerous publications, including national rags, websites, city... Read More →
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Kyle Ryan

Managing EditorThe Onion/AV ClubKYLE RYAN is managing editor of The A.V. Club, the pop-culture wing of The Onion. He lives in Chicago and was once sternly admonished by a publicist to "NEVER CONTACT THE ARTIST DIRECTLY."
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Traci Thomas

Indie Pub/MgrThirty TigersWorking under the Thirty Tigers umbrella, TRACI THOMAS offers independent publicity to Thirty Tigers' artists and outside clients. The roster is intentionally kept small and diverse so that each project gets the attention it deserves. Her current clients... Read More →
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Heather West

Western PublicityHeather West has over 20 years experience working with musicians as a talent buyer, radio promotions rep, label manager and publicist. A native Texan, she was raised in Austin and spent a decade in New Orleans before moving to Chicago. Owner of Western Publicity... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Direction of the Touring Industry
Discussions for artists, managers, agents and promoters on the dynamics that include the conglomeration of promoters, venues, record companies and ticketing organizations as well as discussion of the state of independent promoters along with 360 deals, new ticketing and music distribution sources.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5427

Speaker
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Ace Barajas

Special Events MgrAT&T Center/AEG FacilitiesOriginally from San Antonio, ACE BARAJAS received his BBA in marketing from St. Mary’s in 2003. He currently oversees the booking of AT&T Center’s corporate events and the 5,500 capacity Bud Light Courtyard, which hosts concerts and... Read More →
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Jeff Chabon

Dir of BookingAT&T Center/AEG FacilitiesFor over thirty five years, Jeffrey Chabon has successfully worked in the live music industry working with and for promoters, artists, venues, corporate clients, sports franchises, not for profits, municipalities and media groups. Chabon began... Read More →
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Harlan Frey

SVP Touring/Artist DevelopmentRoadrunner RecordsNominated by his peers six times for Pollstar’s Artist Development Executive of the Year, and winner in 2007, HARLAN FREY has played a key role in cultivating artists' careers, such as Nickelback, Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Theory... Read More →
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Jason Martin

Mountain Reg. Prom. Dir.Roadrunner Records
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Louis Messina

PresThe Messina Group
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Dan Steinberg

Talent BuyerSquare Peg ConcertsDAN “STEINY” STEINBERG, founder of Square Peg Concerts, started producing club shows at the Mercury Café in Denver at age sixteen. After graduating high school in 1993, Dan joined 2B Announced Presents as a talent buyer. After college Dan relocated... Read More →
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Larry Webman

AgentParadigm


Friday March 18, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Joey Kramer of Aerosmith
Joey Kramer of Aerosmith will be stopping by the SX Bookstore to greet registrants and sign copies of his book, Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top. This is NOT just another rock 'n' roll memoir. In addition to the never-before-told Aerosmith war stories that abound in the book, Hit Hard unpacks the history of a rock star who was both fragile and tough, who after years of insane wildness became willing to accept help and finally kick a serious alcohol and drug addiction, only to find that the real terrors and hard work were still ahead. "I love this book; this is an important book, because it's not bullshit. Joey had the balls to see what was underneath the hood, and to fix it. Being a rock star was easy compared to that." — (From the Foreword by NIKKI SIXX, author of The Heroin Diaries) For more information on Joey Kramer visit www.JoeyKramer.com and for Aerosmith www.Aeroforceone.com. Follow Joey Kramer on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/JoeyKramer
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00735

2:00pm

Marketing Your Music in an Overloaded World
We're overloaded with new--and established--services that claim to help get the word out and sell music. With so many options available, how do you choose the best marketing tools for you and your music? You can't do it all. What's really the best use of your time and energy? This panel will describe how several different social networking/marketing/online services work and what each one is best for, as well as strategies for maximizing the use of the services. Panelists from MXP4 (interactive widget) Sound Cloud, TuneCore, Top Spin, Reverb Nation, Facebook, etc. will explain and advise on what exists now and what's coming in the future.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7743

Speaker
avatar for Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon

Actor, Director, ProducerWarner Bros TelevisionKevin Bacon is one of the foremost actors of his generation. Bacon currently stars in FOX’s hit drama series The Following and has proven his talents in a wide range of film genres from action thrillers to romantic comedies to heavy... Read More →
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Mark Collins

VP Business Dev/SalesMXP4MXP4 is providing the only scalable and sustainable social music gaming platform. One app that creates new revenue streams, builds your fan database, and makes it fun for your fans to bring their friends to you. This is MXP4!
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Dave Haynes

VP Business DevSoundCloudDave Haynes is VP Business Development for SoundCloud, the leading audio platform that allows anyone to capture, record and share their sounds over the web. With over a decade’s experience in the music industry, Dave currently works at the forefront of the... Read More →
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Nathan Hoy

VP of MusicReverbNation.comNathan Hoy currently serves as ReverbNation's liaison for many major labels, music corporations and artists where his technology background has proven effective in generating strategic insights and formulating innovative approaches to artist marketing within... Read More →
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Alexander Ljung

CEOSoundCloud LTDALEXANDER LJUNG is founder and CEO of SoundCloud, the audio platform that enables anybody to upload, record, promote and share their sounds on the web. Since its launch in 2008, Alexander has been responsible for all aspects of the site's strategic vision and business... Read More →
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Carmen Rizzo

OwnerElectrofone MusicCarmen Rizzo, Los Angeles based Producer, Artist, Electronic Musician, Composer, Remixer, & two-time GRAMMY Nominee has had a very eclectic career. From writing, engineering & programming on Seal’s classic Seal 2 album to producing, & writing for Paul Oakenfold’s... Read More →
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Doug Smiley

CMORCRD LBL/Downtown MusicDOUG SMILEY is the Chief Marketing Officer for RCRD LBL, the premiere destination for curated and legal free music downloads. RCRD LBL has attracted praise from the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, Fortune, the LA Times and MTV... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Mentor Session 5
Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sign-up begins half an hour before the mentor session. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. You can only sign up for sessions on the day that they are held.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990051

Speaker
avatar for Matt Bayles

Matt Bayles

N/AMATT BAYLES is a producer/engineer/mixer of acts as varied as Mastodon, Minus the Bear, The Sword, Mono, Polar Bear Club and Isis. In addition was the keyboard player of Minus the Bear from their founding in 2001 to 2006. Owner of Red Room Recording in Seattle.
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Tom Blankenship

Devourer of WorldsTOM BLANKENSHIP is a founding member and bass player for Grammy nominated band My Morning Jacket.
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Gourmet Delice

VPBonsoundGOURMET DELICE is a co-founder and co-owner of Bonsound, primarily an artist management company, but also a booking agency, a promoter and a PR agency. Bonsound manages Malajube, DJ Champion, Les Breastfeeders, Monogrenade, Radio Radio and Philippe B. Bonsound is based in... Read More →
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Jordan Glazier

CEOEventful IncJORDAN GLAZIER is CEO of Eventful, the leading social media service connecting fans with entertainment and local events. Over 15 million people rely on Eventful every week to discover what's happening and decide what to do. Artists, labels, managers, promoters, agents... Read More →
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Hayley Elisabeth Kaufman

Content MgriVoyeurHAYLEY KAUFMAN is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn who covers all-things music, entertainment, and popular culture-related for magazines like Relix, Teen Vogue, Tokion, and SPIN and popular web destinations like Refinery 29, Readymade.com, and GrandLifeNYC... Read More →
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Brian Malouf

VP, A & RWalt DisneyBRIAN MALOUF pursued a career in music with unwavering passion from the age of 8 years. A first chair symphonic percussionist by the end of his university days, and later drumming for a noted L.A. based rock and roll band, he became immersed in sound engineering... Read More →
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Leah Selvidge

Other Worldly Contact
SS

Sarah Smith

Dir of Online OperationsFacebook
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jenni Sperandeo

PresDangerbird RecordsDangerbird Records & Publishing President, 20+ years radio promotion, artist development & management.


Friday March 18, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Music Transcending Borders and Boundaries
Music transcends borders emotionally, but artists still must find and capture an audience. With so much talent around the world, sometimes it is harder to "break out" to a global audience. This presentation will explore how labels and producers work with seasoned and emerging artists across genres, global boundaries and platforms. This includes best practices for online programming and traditional distribution. This presentation will include an executive from National Geographic Music and musical group that has successfully gained global recognition. They will discuss the most effective ways artists can increase their musical reach to a vast, incredibly diverse global audience. This includes the best resources, online or otherwise, for discovering the next big crossover acts in international music. National Geographic Music was established to reach people and inspire them to care about the planet through music and the power of radio. The division oversees the production of projects from today's hottest artists who are actively involved in environmental and cultural issues, as well as offers consumers the soundtrack of the world, from traditional roots music to unexpected hybrids from the furthest reaches of the globe. It launched with several distribution partners, including Clear Channel, Salem Communications and NPR, in order to provide the greatest opportunities for artists to expand their reach to global audiences.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7717

Speaker
TC

Thomas Cappel

Beats Antique
JC

Jeffrey Clyburn

National Geographic
ZJ

Zoe Jakes

Beats Antique
DS

David Satori

Beats Antique


Friday March 18, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 8BC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Musicians Bringing Musicians Home: New Orleans After Katrina
August 2010 marked the fifth anniversary of Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans, the city that birthed American music. Almost immediately after the storm, musicians were some of the first to respond: they traveled to New Orleans to aid in rescue work and produced benefits that raised significant funds and awareness for the relief effort. Five years later, musicians continue to demonstrate their commitment to this city by working to ensure that local musicians, many of whom are the tradition bearers of this vital culture, are able to remain and thrive in New Orleans. This panel will give an overview of the state of the music community pre-Katrina, how Katrina, the floods and the response impacted musicians and their way of life directly after the storm, how community organizations and advocates have focused efforts to serve the music community, how musicians from all over the country have worked to support and promote these efforts, and what more can be done to ensure this important city, her people and culture can thrive. Wayne Kramer said after participating in a series of artist-activism retreats in New Orleans (produced by ATC), "Go to New Orleans and meet the folks down there. Talk with them, eat with them, work alongside them and then play music with them and for them... Anyone that calls themselves a musician owes a debt to New Orleans..."
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7764

Speaker
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Jordan Hirsch

Improv Evangelist/Sr Technical LeadTHINK IMPROV
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Jon Langford

Mekons & Waco BrothersJON LANGFORD is a founding member of legendary British rock band the Mekons. A native of South Wales, Langford now lives in Chicago. He continues to play with the Mekons, as well as Chicago band the Waco Brothers. In addition to his music, Langford is an accomplished... Read More →
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Mike Mills

REMMike Mills is a member of R.E.M., a rock band based in Athens, Georgia.
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Thao Nguyen

The Get Down Stay DownTHAO NGUYEN is a musician and songwriter and the frontwoman of the indie folk band Thao with the Get Down Stay Down. She lives in San Francisco and tours the country playing music and looking for fresh produce. In 2010, Thao travelled to New Orleans with ATC... Read More →
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Deyden Tethong

Special ProgramsATCDEYDEN TETHONG understands the power of music: As a young Tibetan, she saw millions learn about her country while working on the Tibetan Freedom Concerts with the Beastie Boys. Today she connects musicians to social change through Air Traffic Control, a nonprofit... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Oh Canada: Your Guide to Touring in Canada.
It may be the longest undefended border in the world, but breaking into Canada is still harder than it looks. Meet agents, promoters, and other Canadian industry professionals who will give you insight into touring in this exotic foreign land.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP8104

Speaker
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Boche Billions

Pres CEOThe Billions Corporation
SD

Shauna de Cartier

PresSix Shooter Records
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Jeff Cohen

Chief InstructorThe Starter League
JG

Jason Grant

Promoter Canada- EastLive NationJASON GRANT has been a fixture in Vancouver's music community since the mid '80s. In 2004 he decamped to Toronto, following five years as the in-house booker at the legendary Commodore Ballroom. Jason has been a concert promoter in Canada for the past... Read More →
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Jesse Kumagai

Dir ProgrammingMassey Hall & Roy Thomson HallJesse Kumagai is the Director of Programming for the Corporation of Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada. There, he oversees booking artists for Canada's two most prestigious concert halls as well as promoting in several other... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Three Drummers Walk Into a Bar...
Here we examine some of the links between comedy and music: the use of humor in song writing and especially in live performances, the development of web-based musical comedy, the continuing role of the artist as "Court Jester," and the blending of comedy and music to raise awareness and/or funds for not-so-funny causes. For many years, the term "musical comedy" evoked 50s-era showtunes; now Green Day's "American Idiot" is a big hit on Broadway, and the song "D*ck In a Box" won an Emmy. We'll look at how the worlds of music and comedy work together in the digital age, and we'll consider what lies ahead. We'll be here all week; try the veal.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7973

Speaker
JB

JP Buck

Segment ProducerN/A
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J.P. Buck

Segment ProducerConanJ.P. Buck is a segment producer for the TBS late night program, Conan. His previous credits include Executive Producer of Team Coco Presents: The Conan Writers Live, Talent Executive for The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Supervising Producer of Ellen's Even... Read More →
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Joseph DeRosa

Comic/Musician/DirectorApostleJoe DeRosa performs constantly, making appearances of all kinds. Recently he had guest roles on HBO's Bored To Death and IFC's Z-Rock and became a regular on The Opie and Anthony radio show and Fox New's Redeye. Joe also taped a half-hour Comedy Central... Read More →
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Joe DeRosa

Joe DeRosa performs constantly, making appearances of all kinds. Recently he had guest roles on HBO's Bored To Death and IFC's Z-Rock and became a regular on The Opie and Anthony radio show and Fox New's Redeye. Joe also taped a half-hour Comedy Central Presents special which aired... Read More →
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Judy Tint

Judy Tint Counselor at LawJudy Tint has over 25 years of experience as an attorney, consultant and producer in the entertainment industry. A graduate of Columbia Law School and Rutgers College, Judy specializes in music-related matters, and represents a broad variety of recording... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

What to Do When Your Artist is Addicted
This panel will discuss effective interventions and strategies when dealing with someone who is addicted.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5999

Speaker
MD

Michael Des Barres

Desbarres ProductionsThis guy has had more experience than Sinatra in a Vegas whorehouse. From appearing in "To Sir, With Love" with Sidney Poitier to creating Glam-cult superstar band SILVERHEAD to marrying the worlds most famous groupie, Miss "I'm with the Band" Pamela to fronting... Read More →
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Amy Blackman

MgrCookmanAmy B was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. After completing her under and post graduate degrees at NYU and Columbia in a field of expertise that unbeknownst to her at the time would also come in handy in the music biz (Psychology and Anthropology), she headed West to do... Read More →
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Harold Owens

Sr DirMusiCares


Friday March 18, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:30pm

Freedy Johnston
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston will be stopping by the SX Bookstore to meet fans and sign copies of his albums.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00428


3:00pm

3:00pm

Killer Mike
Legendary Atlanta hip-hop artist Killer Mike will be stopping by the SX Bookstore to meet fans and sign autographs.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00436

3:30pm

Breaking Out of the World Music Ghetto
World music is getting hipper, grittier, and younger (Balkan Beat Box, Chicha Libre, Antibalas, All Music is World Music Showcase, etc.) and indie music is getting more international (Vampire Weekend, MIA, Blk Jks, The Fader Fort, etc.). Will the two merge so there is no longer a distinction? Until then, how can international artists who keep their roots intact or merge cultures and languages break out of the world music ghetto? What can we learn from MIA, Vampire Weekend, and Fela? Do musicians have to sing in English to cross over? What is the role of photos and videos in breaking down walls? Whether you are into Afrobeat or Balkan electronica, Latin Alternative or Asian Massive, join this explosive and interactive conversation about taking global music off of the coffee table and onto the main stage. Topics will include why some promoters prefer to stay in the world music ghetto, phases of fan conversion, building from niche to mainstream, branding/marketing across cultures, getting mainstream presenters to accept gritty sounds, and why world music has some advantages over other categories. This panel turns the conference model on its head, where you the audience are the panelists.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP8169

Speaker
avatar for Dmitri Vietze

Dmitri Vietze

CEOStoryAmp LLCDmitri Vietze has been a music publicist for 15 years. He is the founder and CEO of StoryAmp, a web platform for connecting journalists with music. He wears crazy pants. Smile when you see him.


Friday March 18, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

CLE 4: Cross-Platform Licensing: The New Media Music Deals
Entertainment commerce is more than ever about content licensing across multi-media platforms and products, including games, toys, and audio-visual applications. Various licenses will be explained and compared.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990189

Speaker
KH

Karen Hope

SVPRCA/Jive Music Group
HR

Henry Root

Lapidus Root Frankin & Sacharow LLPHENRY ROOT has over 25 years of experience in music and TV. He has overseen business and legal affairs for clients including MTV Networks and the delivery of programming to every major TV network. He also represents recording artists signed to nearly... Read More →
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David Weinberg

SVP Bus & Legal AffairsN/A


Friday March 18, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Digital Music Pricing Strategies: What Works?
When iTunes first launched, the pricing strategy mimicked the physical pricing strategy. Now that the digital market has matured a bit and there are multiple stores to create products for, there are many more options to consider when releasing music. Metric found success in their D2C store, deluxe digital packages are all over the iTunes Top Albums chart, The Raveonettes believe in the multi-EP model between albums and the addition of tracks for $1.29 seems to have stalled the growth of digital track sales. There is plenty of data available to demonstrate what works and what doesn’t, so we’ll discuss the successes we’ve experienced and how we've refined the strategies that were not entirely successful.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6550

Speaker
avatar for Cathy Bauer

Cathy Bauer

General ManagerDaptone RecordsCATHY BAUER, General Manager at Daptone Records, worked her way up the ranks at Lookout Records from the era of Mr. T Experience and the Hi Fives to Ted Leo and Pretty Girls Make Graves. She then served clients, looked behind the curtain, and marketed... Read More →
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Charles Caldas

CEOMerlin Bv
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David Hyman

CEOMOGDAVID HYMAN, a self-proclaimed music junkie, is CEO & founder of MOG Inc., a next generation music media company. MOG’s award-winning, on-demand subscription music service provides unlimited access to over 10 million songs from over a million albums through its mobile apps... Read More →
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Brad Navin

CEOThe OrchardBRAD NAVIN was appointed to Chief Executive Officer of The Orchard in February 2010. Prior to being named CEO, Brad served as Vice President and General Manager, where he oversaw global marketing, licensing, operations, and was responsible for the implementation and... Read More →
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Marcus Whitney

Co-Founder/CTOMoontoastMARCUS WHITNEY is CTO and Co-Founder of Moontoast, a Social Commerce platform that serves Musicians, Specialty Retailers, and Celebrities. He and the team at Moontoast are cracking the code of monetizing Social Media channels and writing the new rules of online... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Get Band Business Done Smart
A fast moving debate style panel about the best way to go about band business. Traditional and guerilla methodologies will be presented. Come away with great strategies.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990156

Speaker
MA

Martin Atkins

Dept Chair, Music BusinessSAE Chicago
HF

Hillel Frankel

Atty Managing PartnerN/A
SH

Stephen Hutton

PresidentUppercut Management
SH

Steve Hutton

OwnerUppercut ManagementAfter graduating law school in 1993 STEPHEN HUTTON started Uppercut Management. Shortly thereafter he began managing a skinny white rapper from Detroit. During his eight years as an Uppercut artist, Kid Rock sold over 14 million records, toured the world, sold... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Mentor Session 6
Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sign-up begins half an hour before the mentor session. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. You can only sign up for sessions on the day that they are held.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990052

Speaker
avatar for Brian Bloom

Brian Bloom

PartnerMoritt Hock & Hamroff LLPBrian A. Bloom is a partner at Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP where he concentrates his practice on all facets of intellectual property and licensing matters. The scope of his practice is diversified, and includes counseling emerging brands and Fortune 500... Read More →
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Adam Herzog

AGlassnote RecordsADAM HERZOG has been Head of Touring and A&R at Glassnote Records for the last four years, where he had a key role in signing and maintaining the label’s artist roster, as well as marketing and promoting each artist’s live tour dates. Adam graduated from Boston... Read More →
JL

Jo Lenardi

Project MgrBarsuk Records
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Joan Myers

OwnerMyers MediaPublic Relations and marketing consultant for a bunch of years. Have been lucky to have been involved in the careers of many and still love what I do, most days.
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Blake Neely

ComposerBlake Neely ProductionsBlake Neely is a world renown composer, orchestrator, conductor and author and has written the score for many film and television projects, including, The Mentalist, Pam Am, Brothers & Sister and Political Animals.
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Shari Reich

Mgr A&RJive Records/Sony MusicSHARI REICH is a manager of A&R at Jive as well as a manager of a band (Atomic Tom) recently signed to Universal Republic.
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Thaddeus Rudd

GMMom+Pop Music
JS

Jill Sternheimer

Assoc Producer, Public ProgrammingLincoln Center for the Performing ArtsJILL STERNHEIMER’s 20 plus year career in the Music Business has been the road less travelled.  She has done everything from Eddie Van Halen’s laundry to producing an outdoor concert of 200 amateur guitars... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Music in Sports
More and more teams are partnering with local artists-providing opportunities for bands to get their music heard and in some cases play live surrounding the action. From Pro to College and even in broadcast, music plays a huge part of the fan experience. Learn how to engage and get your music in the game.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5484

Speaker
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Julia Henry

Music SupervisorPostHaste Music
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Steve Knill

EVPGMR MarketingSTEVE KNILL
 EVP Music & Entertainment, GMR Marketing
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JJ Rosen

CEOIndaba MusicPreviously was Executive Vice President of Sony Music Entertainment’s Commercial Music Group where he oversaw the group’s digital marketing activities as well as the core strategic marketing and business development efforts, including the company's master synchronization... Read More →
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Dana al Salem

CEOFanFactoryDANA AL SALEM has been at the forefront of digital media and music since 1994 when she co-founded Clockwork, a Stockholm based multimedia and award winning agency which built the first interactive platforms online. In May 1996, Dana co-founded Yahoo! Europe, built the... Read More →
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John Sepetys

ABanshee Music LLCJOHN SEPETYS (Banshee Music, Artist Relations) was brought on by Banshee Music in July 2010 to head up their A&R department where he signs artists and writers to create custom music for major professional and college sports teams and leagues. Contributing columnist... Read More →
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Kevin Wilson

Music DirESPN


Friday March 18, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Music Is The Weapon: Empowering Communities Through Music
Musician/artist-led movements and grass-roots initiatives are sprouting up around the world and are working on making the dialogue between producer and consumer more organic. These artists not only connect with their audiences by addressing social injustice, racism, and the effects of globalization in their music, they actually go to the under-served and divided neighborhoods. They organize, support public programs and provide creative outlets for disenfranchised youth. This panel will focus on the work of such artist-led movements, the effect they have within the various communities, and what we as musicians, industry executives, and the media can learn from such movements about community engagement.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7601

Speaker
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Delphine Fawundu Buford

PhotographerAdama ImagesDELPHINE FAWUNDU-BUFORD is an award winning photographer and educator. She has been documenting hip-hop culture for over 15 years. She is currently producing a multi-media project on West African Hip-Hop.
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Benjamin Herson

FounderNomadic Wax LLCBEN HERSON is the founder and Executive Director of Nomadic Wax – a fair trade music, film and events production company with a focus on presenting politically and socially conscious music from around the world. Herson graduated with a B.A. in African Studies... Read More →
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Christopher (Gidon) Ockletree

Co-FounderThe Cipher-Austin's Hip Hop ProjectGIDON is co-founder of the hip hop group  "Public Offenders" (2002) who have created three albums addressing conditions of injustice. Gidon is also the co-founder of the nonprofit organization The Cipher-Austin's Hip Hop Project (2007... Read More →
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Ngozi Odita

Founder / Creative DirectorSociety HAENgozi Odita is founder of Society HAE (SHAE) an online media site and production company that promotes emerging art and culture from a global perspective. Odita serves as SHAE’s Creative Director and Executive Producer. In the role of Creative... Read More →
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Immortal Technique

ArtistImmortal Technique


Friday March 18, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Record Store Day and Revitalizing Indie Retail
The record industry isn't all doom and gloom. When independent retail saw the downturn in sales, what did they do? Market themselves! This panel explores the brief history of Record Store Day and how independent retailers are working with labels to create events to engage consumers. The panel will discuss the growth of the event, and highlight a number of stores' marketing strategies to draw the consumer in - and retain them. The panel will show examples of exclusive product, live in-store events and recordings and how they generated a real 'experience' for the fan. The panel will also review and critique its latest ongoing promotions to drive sales year round.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP7419

Speaker
avatar for Michele Amar

Michele Amar

DirFrench Music Export OfficeMICHELE AMAR is currently the Director of the French Music Export Office in New York. Prior to that she was Director of International at IODA. As International Export Specialist and independent consultant she focused in International business development... Read More →
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Carrie Colliton

Dir of MktgRecord Store Day/Music Monitor NetworkCARRIE COLLITON is the "Crew Chief" for Record Store Day, handling detail organization and the flow of information to stores and the public. She has worked for indie record stores since college, and her day job is Director of Marketing... Read More →
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Joe Nardone

VP/OwnerGallery of SoundJOE NARDONE JR. is the VP and Owner of Gallery of Sound Wilkes-Barre Pa, a small chain of record stores that are indie to the core since 1972. Joe is a founding member of the Music Monitor Network and a Record Store Day supporter from its planning stages. Joe... Read More →
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Scott Register

A&RJunketboy Distribution/CIMS
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Susan Tanner

Independent ConsultantESI EventsSUSAN TANNER's career began in the late 1980's as an intern at IRS Records, and she has worked in sales for MCA Records, Universal Distribution, The Bottom Line Record Company, and until 2010, at Righteous Babe Records in Buffalo NY. Susan currently... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Touring in Mexico
The recent violence and unrest in Mexico has greatly affected the number of artists that once scheduled tour stops there. Is Mexico still a viable market for bands? Hear first hand stories how venues, promoters and artists are working together to ensure successful gigs.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990181

Speaker
DJ

Diego Jimenez Labora

CEOTAPE/8106.tv
CL

Camilo Lara

GMEMI Music/Mexican Institute of Sound
JP

Julio Pineda

Dir General/PhotographerEl Fanzine
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Ximena Sarinana

When Mexican vocalist Ximena Sariñana (hi-MEN-a sa-rin-YAH-na) released her debut solo album, Mediocre, in 2008, Rolling Stone gave it four stars and praised it as “one of the strongest debuts from a female singer-songwriter since Norah Jones’ Come Away With Me.” Recording... Read More →
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Carlos Verastegui

PartnerACHE Producciones


Friday March 18, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Visas are Vital!
With many tours canceled/postponed in 2010 due to immigration issues, we need to address what's going wrong and why. Immigration issues must be dealt with early in tour planning, but only by examining what the issues are and how they have changed, can the savvy manager, booking agent, promoter, record company or independent artist avoid the pitfalls. The combination of technological advances and prevention of terrorism initiatives make this area of touring more complex than ever. This panel will illuminate the situation for those who have had problems, and to those considering embarking on international touring, by examining time scales, costs and potential problems, along with the long term implications of incorrect advice.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6092

Speaker
MC

Matthew Covey

Exec DirTamizdat
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Tony Moore

Dir of Music Art & DevThe BedfordTONY MOORE began his career in the music industry playing keyboards as an original member of Iron Maiden. In 1986 he joined Cutting Crew as keyboard player and together they had massive world wide success with "I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight", which... Read More →
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Katie Ray

Sr Project CoordDigital Pyrotechnics/Traffic Control GroupKATIE RAY joined The Traffic Control Group team in 1998, following her graduation from Cambridge University. She has advised and undertaken research for multiple industry and government bodies, regarding visa/work permit issues... Read More →
JW

John Witherspoon

CEOGALACTICA MUSIC GROUP LLC


Friday March 18, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

4:00pm

Richard Barone
Legendary rocker and author, Richard Barone, will be stopping by the SX Bookstore to meet fans and sign copies of his book Frontman: Surviving the Rock Star Myth
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00439

4:00pm

Speed Sets Curated By Sounds Australia and New Zealand
New for 2011, SXSW brings you Speed Sets- short, down and dirty shows by official showcasing bands. Each day Gear Alley Expo will feature six bands, specially selected by a curating entity. The bands will share the latest and hottest gear made by our exhibiting manufacturers, and play for ten minutes each. Speed Sets are an exciting way to see several bands play in one place, as well as meet our presenting partners. Oh yeah, did we mention drink tickets? Featuring: 4:00-Street Chant (Mount Roskill, NZ); 4:20-Washington (Melbourne, AUS); 4:40-The Chevelles (North Freemantle, AUS); 5:00-Battle Circus (Auckland, NZ); 5:20-DZ Deathrays (Brisbane, AUS)
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00527

Friday March 18, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2 500 E Cesar Chavez St

4:00pm

5:00pm

Branded: Label Identity and the Music Marketplace
This panel will explore the importance of brand recognition, identity, and loyalty in the current music marketplace. Bringing together representatives from some of the most identifiable and important record labels of the last 50 years, we will discuss how catalog management, A&R strategy, merchandising, and brand marketing can position a label for success in the ever-changing music marketplace. We’ll also at how the reemergence of vinyl has created opportunities for brand-based label exposure and how 'passive' marketing or artist endorsement (such as the Bloodshot Records sticker on Ryan Adams’ guitar) impacts a label’s position. In all, the panel will be a far-reaching, well-rounded discussion of how and why the public image of a record label matters in the current climate.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP5555

Speaker
DA

Dahlia Ambach-Caplin

The Verve Music GroupDAHLIA AMBACH CAPLIN currently serves as Vice President of A&R at Verve Music Group. She has been involved in signing and developing a broad range of artists and genres with a mission of honoring the Verve brand's legendary status while continuing to move the... Read More →
SB

Stephen Brower

VP A&RVanguard RecordsSTEPHEN BROWER has worked in marketing and A&R development for the Welk Music Group, home to Vanguard and Sugar Hill Records, since 2002.  During that tenure, Brower has signed artists such as Greg Laswell, The Watson Twins, Camper Van Beethoven, and Nellie... Read More →
CC

Carrie Colliton

Dir of MktgRecord Store Day/Music Monitor NetworkCARRIE COLLITON is the "Crew Chief" for Record Store Day, handling detail organization and the flow of information to stores and the public. She has worked for indie record stores since college, and her day job is Director of Marketing... Read More →
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Jesse Ervin

Sr Dir, Online MktgEMI MusicJesse Ervin Senior Director, Online Marketing EMI Music North America As Senior Director of Online Marketing for EMI Music North America’s Catalog division, Ervin oversees the company’s online marketing strategy and execution for catalog artists and... Read More →
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Steven Knutson

GMRough Trade RecordsSTEVE KNUTSON is General Manager at Rough Trade North America. He's also owner of Audika, which was created to release the musical archive of Arthur Russell. Steve's career began at Denver's famous Wax Trax. After moving to New York, he joined Tommy Boy, where... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Concert-Going 2.0 – Engaging in Live Streaming
This presentation will focus on streaming music for the masses - from big name acts like Miley Cyrus to emerging artist like Never Shout Never, MTV utilizes all of its creative tools, partnerships and music knowledge to provide accessible, awesome music to its hyper-connected fans, live and streamed as they demand. This presentation will showcase creative ways MTV makes concerts more engaging online – from shooting video from the audience perspective - to social viewing tools like the Gigya Widget that create an engaging community concert-viewing experience, and a partnership with Webster Hall that gives emerging artists a platform to reach crowds across the America with live streaming video on MTV.com. This session will offer best practices and tips on tools and techniques to engage fans via concert going 2.0.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP6827

Speaker
avatar for Brad Barrish

Brad Barrish

Head of Operations - Topspin Media
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Eliot Van Buskirk

EditorThe Echo Nest/Evolver.fmEvolver.fm Editor Eliot Van Buskirk has covered and occasionally anticipated music and technology intersections for under 15 years for CNET, Wired.com, McGraw-Hill, and The Echo Nest. A regular guest on NPR, he plays a bass, rides a bicycle, and lives... Read More →
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Jeremy Holley

VPWarner Music GroupJEREMY HOLLEY serves as Vice President of Consumer & Interactive Marketing for Warner Music Nashville. He oversees all aspects of online marketing, social media and digital music strategies, as well as creative services for the entire artist roster. Holley has... Read More →
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Mark Kates

FounderFenway Recordings


Friday March 18, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm