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The New Music Seminar Is HIRING!!!

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The New Music Seminar  is currently looking to hire Sales Team Representatives and a Promotions/Marketing Director. Job descriptions are posted below for your review and convenience.

Sales Team Reps

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Promotions/Marketing Director

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For more information please contact: jobs@newmusicseminar.com

About The New Music Seminar

From the co-founder and director of the original legendary New Music Seminar comes a conference for the Next Music Business.  Artists have never had so much power to control their own careers and build their success. The New Music Seminar’s mission is to create a music business in which talent can rise to its highest potential based solely on its merit, without regard to its financial resources or connections. To help artists and their representatives achieve success. To create a new economic model that better rewards both artists, their investors and those in artist services. This affordable event gives artists and their representatives the knowledge, tools and connections to step into the tomorrow’s music business today.


 

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Featured Member: CrowdBands “You Run The Label”

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About Crowdbands

Crowdbands is a crowdsourced, online record label and entertainment company.  Our community of members guides the company by voting democratically on decisions pertaining both to the label and the career decisions of our artists.

 

We launched in early January, and the first artist on our platform is the Donnas (see the accompanying press release).  We are actively looking to add more artists to our roster, and we have several in the pipeline.

 

We seek to redefine the traditional record label model and to shake up the industry’s take on artist development and artist-fan interaction.  Find out more about us and our mission here.

 

Join the Crowdbands Community

We are turning to you – the members of the Music Business Network, the current and future music industry professionals, the die-hard music enthusiasts – to contribute your knowledge and passion to what we are trying to accomplish.  We know that you are taking an increasingly active role in discovering and connecting with artists, and we want to empower you further.  We want you to make active career decisions for our artists, and for our company itself.

 

Gain valuable music industry experience, play the role of a record label executive and join our community.  Read more information about membership privileges, and join Crowdbands today!

 

The Donnas

The Donnas are an American female rock and roll band formed in 1993 in Palo Alto, CA when all four band members were in eighth grade.  The current lineup is Brett Anderson on lead vocals, Allison Robertson on guitar and vocals, Maya Ford on bass, and Amy Cesari on drums.

 

The Donnas have released eight albums to date, and are currently in the recording process on their newest album that is due out this summer.

 

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Press Coverage

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Contact Information

Crowdbands, LLC

27 West 24th Street, Suite 404

New York, NY 10010

(212) 924-1266

 

Tom Sarig, Co-Founder: ts@crowdbands.com

Peter Sorgenfrei, Co-Founder: ps@crowdbands.com

Contact information regarding Jobs and Partnerships can be found here.

 

Website: http://www.crowdbands.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crowdbands

Twitter: http://twitter.com/crowdbands

Offline, Anonymous File-Sharing Network Launches

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Another p2p file-sharing network is starting in a public space near you. An artist based out of NYC has been embedding USB sticks into walls and curbs across the city. Aram Bartholl’s project is called Dead Drops. To read the full article please follow the link below.

Offline, Anonymous File-Sharing Network Launches– http://ht.ly/33gyH

New Music Seminar NYC Event Schedule

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Opening Night Party

Where: Santo’s Party House- located at: 96 Lafayette Street (one block south of Canal Street)

What: Meeting and Networking with like minded individuals in the music industry– Co-hosted by comedians Margaret Cho and Rob Cantrell. Come network at the cocktail reception and meet the attending delegates, set up meetings for the convention and help celebrate the start of the New Music Seminar. The NMS Opening remarks will kick off the start of the evening showing the latest trends, where the business is at and where it will be going to give you valuable information to succeed.

Time/ Schedule:

6:00 –  Registration Opens

6:00-8:00 –  Cocktail Reception

8:30 – Live Performances

Day 1 of The Seminar 7/20/10

Where: Webster Hall- located at: 125 East 11th Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenue)

What: A day of getting educated by top professionals (via panels, lectures, breakout sessions, workshops, and seminars) about the current state of the music industry and its future.

Time/ Schedule:

8:30 AM – Registration Opens

9:45-10:30 – Keynote Address

11:00-12:30 – The Next Music Business Unveiled

The game has changed, traditional radio, charts, retail, music video is fading. A new world of opportunities for developing artists to do redefine success and do it themselves has emerged. Moderator: Ariel Hyatt (Ariel Publicity & Cyper PR) Panelists:Eric Garland (Big Champagne), Jay Frank (CMT), Mike Doernberg (ReverbNation), Gwen Lipsky (SoundThinking)

1:00 – Gibson Guitar Giveaway

All registered delegates at NMS NYC 2010 are automatically entered into the drawing to win a Satin White Gibson SG Raw Power Guitar (valued at $1,284)! Must be present to win.

1:30-3:00 – TED style Lectures

Four 18-minute talks, on how artists, no matter where they are at in their career, can make more money.

  • 1:30 – Tony Van Veen (Discmakers, CD Baby)
  • 1:50 – Bob Cramer & Phil Antoniadis (Nimbit)
  • 2:10 – Martin Atkins (Tour: Smart, Invisible Records)
  • 2:30 – Ralph Simon (Mobilium)

3:30-5:00 – Second Movement The future of media

In a world beyond the concept of CPM and reach and frequency, how will new artists break? The web is truly worldwide and potentially infinite. As media migrates to the web over the next 10 years, how will that change what breaks and how? Moderator: Peter Kafka (All Things) Panelists: Joe Kennedy (Pandora), David Goodman (CBS Interactive), Courtney Holt (MySpace Music)

8:00 – “ARTIST ON THE VERGE” Finals at Santo’s Party House

Come network and hear the hottest Artists who are the finalists from a national talent search who have met the criteria of rising above the noise ceiling and doing it on their own without the help of a major or major independent label. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 21st at NMS and receive over $25,000 worth of musical equipment, services and consultations from the new leaders of the music industry and other valuable prizes to take their career to the next level. Your NMS Badge gains you complimentary admission at the door.

Day 2 of The Seminar 7/21/10

Where: Webster Hall- located at: 125 East 11th Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenue)

What: A day of getting educated by top professionals (via panels, lectures, breakout sessions, workshops, and seminars) about the current state of the music industry and its future.

Time/ Schedule:

8:30 AM – Registration Opens

10:00- 11:30 – Third Movement: Your Live Tour: How to Rise Above the Glut, Get Beyond the 300 Ticket Barrier, Make More Money and Prepare for the Warfare That Lies Ahead:

How to get to the 300 ticket mark in multiple markets or gain the coveted opening act slot and make money as a touring musician. Learn the simple steps, do’s and don’ts and secrets from those who are making the decisions. Moderator: Martin Atkins (Tour:Smart, Invisible Records) Panelists: Corrie Christopher (Agent, VP APA), Michael Donovan (Sr. Talent Buyer, AEG Northeast)

11:30- 1:00 – Breakout Session 1

  • Tom Jackson (Onstagesucces.com)
  • Corey Denis (Not Shocking)
  • Linda Lorence-Critelli (SESAC)
  • Ralph Jaccodine (Manager)
  • Shannon Schlappi (Rockdex)
  • Rick Goetz (Musician’s Coaching)
  • Ariel Hyatt (Ariel Publicity/Cyber PR)
  • Marc Jacobson, Esq (Legal)
  • Dave Rosenheim (Jambase)
  • Chris McDonald (Indie Feed)
  • Jay Frank (Author, Future Hit DNA/CMT)

12:00- 1:30 – TED style Lectures

Four 18-minute talks, on how artists, no matter where they are at in their career, can make more money.

  • 12:00 – Michael Doernberg (Reverbnation)
  • 12:20 – Chris Vinson (Bandzoogle)
  • 12:40 – John Simpson (Soundexchange)
  • 1:00 – TBD

1:30-2:30 – Lunch Break

1:30- 3:00 – Breakout Session 2

  • Kissy Black (Lotus Nile)
  • Cassie Petrey (Crowd Surf)
  • Dameon Guess (Jakprints Merchandise)
  • Brian Carpizo (Eventric)
  • Michael Kauffman (Rightsflow-Limelight)
  • Joe Serling, Esq (Legal)
  • Darren Gallop (Marcato Digital Solutions)
  • Emily White (Manager, Whitesmith Entertainment)
  • Phil Sarna (Phil Sarna Business Mgmt)
  • Pam Workman (Workman Entertainment)

2:30-4:00 – Fourth Movement: The Creative Conundrum

Increasing your odds with radical differentiation. Panelists: Steve Van Zandt(E Street Band), Tom Jackson (OnStageSuccess.com)

4:30 – Bar Opens and Cocktails Served

4:30- 6:00 – Fifth Movement: The Breaks

Artists discuss mentors and miracles. How they first broke through. Life changing moments. Moderator: Margaret Cho (Comedian)

6:00-6:30 – Closing Remarks

Announcement of the winner of the NMS “Artist on the Verge” Contest

Closing Party

Where: Santo’s Party House- located at: 96 Lafayette Street (one block south of Canal Street)

What: Meeting and Networking with like minded individuals in the music industry

Cost: Your NMS Badge gains you complimentary admission at the door.

Time/ Schedule: 8:00PM

Please go to www.NewMusicSeminar.com for more information , watch the EPK and see past events which were held in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

The New Music Seminar NYC-7/19/10-7/21/10 If You Don’t Go To Any Other Industry Events This Year YOU SHOULD GO TO THIS ONE

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This year The New Music Seminar (NMS) www.newmusicseminar.com,  is expanding into a multi-day conference and event from July 19th to July 21st at The NMS Revolution Hall @ Webster Hall in New York City.

The two day, three night conference will include a symphony of five “movements” (focused discussions) over the course of two days, 8 TED-style presentations from key industry leaders, 22 mentoring sessions, nightly musical performances and ongoing networking opportunities.

The New Music Seminar is the must-attend conference for the emerging new music industry.  The Seminars will address both the artists’ dilemma of breaking out from the ever-growing glut of music releases and the development of a new business model for a sustainable music business.
NMS featured “players” (speakers) for the upcoming New York City conference will  include: Eric Garland (Big Champagne), Joe Kennedy (Pandora) Mike Doernberg (Reverbnation), Courtney Holt (Myspace Music), David Goodman (CBS Interactive), Little Steven (Underground Garage and the E Street Band), Ariel Hyatt (Ariel PR), Corey Denis (Not Shocking), Linda Lorence, (SESAC),  Jay Frank (CMT), Gwen Lipsky (Sound Thinking), Tom Jackson (onstagesuccess.com), Martin Atkins (Tour: Smart), John Simson (Soundexchange),  Corrie Christopher (APA), Chris Vinson (Bandzoogle),  and Tony Van Veen (Discmakers).  More to be announced shortly.  The Artist Movement “conducted” by Margaret Cho will feature superstar artists discussing how they got their break and tips on how to apply what worked for them.
NMS founder Tom Silverman explains, “The New Music Seminar is the epicenter of a new movement. The NMS is the creative crucible where new ideas are hatched and new collaborations formed.  The New Music Seminar is a meeting of the architects of the next music business; the creators, the investors, the technological visionaries, those for whom music is a passion that they cannot do without.”

About The New Music Seminar

From the co-founder and director of the original legendary New Music Seminar comes a conference for the Next Music Business.  Artists have never had so much power to control their own careers and build their success. This affordable event gives artists and their representatives the knowledge, tools and connections to step into the tomorrow’s music business today. Delegates all receive the New Music Business Guidebook filled with important do’s and don’ts by the experts, tips, information, forms and essential websites and blogs.  Important exhibits by sponsoring companies will help artists with their careers and there will be amazing networking opportunities throughout the event.

In the 80’s and 90’s the New Music Seminar was the catalyst for change in the Music Industry and became the largest music conference in the world.  SXSW,Canadian Music Week, Winter Music Conference and many others were off-shoots of the New Music Seminar.

NMS is back again to usher in the next music business with a curriculum that presents a new paradigm.   The next music business will be based on the relationship between artists and fans and how to manage and monetize that relationship; new deals, new economics, new relationships, new technologies, a whole new mindset.  Other conferences talk about topics only relevant to superstars such as Beyonce’s sponsorship deals and getting a song in Grey’s Anatomy.  NMS teachs artists and their representatives how to get to 50 miles an hour on their own, inexpensively and how to develop enough revenue sources to build a real career.  NMS also gives every attending delegate the NMS New Music Business Guidebook, which is stuffed with valuable forms, do’s and don’ts, promotion and marketing tips, useful web sites and more. NMS Partners participate in creating the materials for this book to assist others in the industry along with the artists, but it also helps them promote their businesses.  Other conferences have ads, an agenda and delegate information while the NMS Guidebook is a resource that can be used over and over again.

For more information or to interview Tom Silverman or Dave Lory contact WE + PR – Pam Workman at (646) 351 6700/ email: pam@workmanentertainment

To Purchase Your NMS tickets NOW go to: www.newmusicseminar.com

IN ADDITION, NMS IS OFFERING A 2 FOR 1 DISCOUNT CODE TO MUSIC BUSINESS NETWORK MEMBERS TO ATTEND NMS NYC 2010.  AFTER YOU PUT IN YOUR CREDIT CARD DETAILS AT WWW.NEWMUSICSEMINAR.COM, SIMPLY PUT PROMO CODE “NMSNY2010” IN AND YOU WILL RECEIVE THE 2 FOR 1 DISCOUNT AND AUTOMICALLY BE ENROLLED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE GIBSON GUITAR.

Information Wants To Be Free- Based on Andrew Zolli’s Newsweek Article “The Future Won’t Be Free”

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Andrew Zolli starts the article out by talking about how information wants to be free and that companies that released their content for free (in the early days of the internet) pretty much cannibalized their own sales and trained people to not pay for their content. According to Digital Media Wire Daily, Zolli’s statement is accurate; only 19% of online news consumers are willing to pay for online news content. What Zolli’s solution to the free content problem for these companies is for them to wait for new digital content distribution platforms to be developed, so that a new paid content model is developed for them to monetize. Zolli actually states that these content distribution companies have to “hold on” and try not to go bankrupt while they’re waiting for someone to figure out how to monetize their content in the future. Zolli’s main point in this article is that since this particular content can’t be monetized right now, these companies need to put their fate into the hands of unknowns in hopes that those individuals or companies can figure out a way that will benefit the content distributors and allow them to remain in business.

The music industry, although they did not facilitate the free distribution of music, has been severely impacted by the use of the internet, just like the news content distributors Zolli mentioned in his article have been. The music industry should not listen to Zolli’s opinion, stated in the article, about waiting for someone else to come along and fix their problems.  If record labels and distributors sit around and wait for someone to fix the free distribution issue, they are sure to go out of business sooner rather than later. Many major companies, like EMI for example, are barely hanging on by a thread and can’t afford to rest their fate in someone else’s hands.

What the music industry can learn from Zoller’s insights about new digital content distribution platforms is that they should capitalize on all of the ones that are currently out and those that will be coming out in the future (be it subscription models, streaming models, internet radio stations, et al.). The fact is that since digital music distribution developed, the music industry has tried to fight it in almost every way possible. It wasn’t until the iTunes store arrived in 2003, that major record labels strategically pursued digital content distribution strategies. Since then, major record labels have partnered up with other digital distribution outlets but have also remained skeptical and wary of newer ones. The most recent example of the music industry’s skepticism, about what I personally feel to be the best potential solution to the “free” problem, is with the streaming service Spotify.

Spotify enables users to access a plethora of musical content and, more importantly, allows users to create collaborative playlists and share their musical tastes with friends. The collaborative playlists enable users to promote their favorite music to others, who might not have been aware of it, thus assisting artists and labels by facilitating word of mouth promotion. Although Spotify offers a great service to music fans, and for the most part eliminates any need for them to illegally download music (because the music is already available at their fingertips whenever they want it), it is only available in select parts of Europe.

The music industry, rather than embracing this company, for the immense benefits it has to offer to both fans and the industry, has been focusing on the potential negatives, which has made it quite difficult for Spotify to launch in the U.S. The initial U.S. release date for Spotify was set for March 2009 and after many release date changes is expected to actually launch in Q3 of 2010. The reason why Spotify’s U.S. launch has kept getting delayed is due to the music industry not wanting to license their entire catalogs to the company because of sales cannibalization fears.  First of all, even though users can employ the service to listen to all of the music they want for free, there is an option for users to purchase the tracks from a third party vendor via the Spotify platform. Secondly, Scott Cohen (the founder/VP of The Orchard) has noticed that rather than cannibalizing sales, Spotify has actually boosted his company’s income. In Cohen’s interview with Billboard Magazine, he stated that, “Spotify is already boosting income for labels—the more tracks that are streamed on Spotify the more downloads occur on other services—we are not seeing any cannibalization.”[i] Many of the major record labels don’t share his opinion, particularly because of a recent study by the NPD Group (which stated that, “consumers using free streaming music sites that let them choose any song at any time make 13% fewer purchases of digital music”).[ii] The fact is, whether it’s Spotify or some other digital distribution service, the music industry needs to stop fighting and embrace them, in order to see how music consumers really want to obtain their music, as well as, to see how much they’re willing to pay for it, while still trying to devise methods of their own about how to cure the “free” problem.


[i] http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2010/02/spotify-were-not-cannibalizing-download-sales.html

[ii] http://www.fastcompany.com/1562878/spotify-users-buy-13-less-music