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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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The Kauai Music Festival (July 28 – July 31, 2010) – Line Up & Information

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Aloha All,

Can you believe it?  The Kauai Music Festival, July 28 – July 31, 2010, is now less than 2 months away!   As a reminder, attendance is limited, so be sure to sign up now while there are still  spots available.

For more information and to register for the Festival, please visit our web site at http://www.kauaimusicfestival.com/.

And be sure to reserve your room at the Kauai Beach Resort by the deadline of June 27 to get the special KMF group rate.  For details, visit our Travel & Info Page at www.kauaimusicfestival.com/site/kauaiinformation.html.

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Latest Additions to Our World-Renowned Staff

We continue to add new talent to our exceptional songwriting, producing, publishing, and music industry staff line-up.  We are extremely happy to announce that Kevin Griffin and Paul Kreiling will be returning in addition to many new faces:

Kevin Griffin – Kevin Griffin made his professional debut in 1995 as the singer and songwriter for New Orleans-based Better Than Ezra and has continued his success by writing and producing for other artists including Josh Groban, Tyler Hilton, Josh Radin, Meat Loaf, and Tristan Prettyman among others.

Paul Kreiling – An award-winning TV & Film Composer, Producer, and Arranger, Paul has worked for Columbia Pictures TV, Paramount Pictures TV, Warner Bros Pictures,  Disney, and others.

Evan Bogart – Hit Songwriter, Producer, & Artist Manager, Evan has written songs for artists and groups such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Leona Lewis, Keyshia Cole, Sean Kingston, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Natasha Bedingfield, Kylie Minogue, Adam Lambert, Pussycat Dolls, Paris Hilton, Jesse McCartney, Brandy, Donna Summer, Kesha, The Veronicas, Hilary Duff, and many others.

Sam Endicott – Hit Songwriter, Producer, Actor, and Founder of The Bravery.  A brand new Bravery song entitled “Ours” will be featured in the new Twilight Saga soundtrack and movie Eclipse.  While recording the new Bravery album, Sam Endicott and producer John Hill co-wrote three songs with Shakira for her new album, including the single “She Wolf.”

Bonnie McKee – A independent singer and songwriter, Bonnie is a classically trained pianist turned ‘pop rebel’ who portrayed legendary singer Janis Joplin on the critically-acclaimed NBC-TV dramatic series, American Dreams.

Lynn Grossman – Former VP and GM of Putumayo World Music (1994 – 1996), Lynn founded her own company and has been serving as President since 1996. Secret Road is a music licensing company representing independent artists and record labels for placement in film, TV, and advertising. Lynn is Music Supervisor for “House” on Fox, provides artist management for Ingrid Michaelson, and provides music consulting services for various advertising agencies.

For a complete list of staff and detailed biographies, please visit our “Instructors and Performers” web page at www.kauaimusicfestival.com/site/speaker.html.

And…  Please note that we will continue to add even more staff during the coming month!

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A Continued Focus on Writing for TV, Film, & Commercials
Like the previous 2 years, we are again putting heavy emphasis on the importance of composing for and promoting your music into the TV, Film, & Advertising industry.  In addition to Lynn Grossman, we also have Dave Stone (VP of Music, Bunim/Murray Productions) who is the music supervisor for The Real World, Bad Girls Club, The Kardashians, and others.

In addition, Paul Kreiling will be conducting a workshop specifically focused on “Writing music for commercials” or “How to live your life in 28.5 seconds”.

In this interactive workshop, Paul will talk about how to construct a commercial using oblique techniques and metaphors, how to sell a product without mentioning a product name in the song, and employing traditional techniques in both “Chicago” and “LA” style.  Paul will also discuss what can be expected to earn from a commercial, plus how to construct a demo reel that agencies will listen to.  As an assignment, Paul will be bringing several commercials without music and you will have a chance to write to picture.  So… Be sure to bring your computers and be ready to record you efforts!

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A New Focus on Collaboration
Whether you’re writing for TV & Film or are pitching your songs to others or writing songs to promote yourself as an artist, a critically important aspect of songwriting is collaboration.  In today’s music market, almost all top songwriters collaborate with others.  To address this area, we’re doing a couple of new things this year:

1)  As those of you who have attended in the past know, we historically have held 3 “songwriting seminars” – one each morning on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – in which attendees meet in small groups to play songs they have written and to get feedback from the group and the staff leader.   This year, we’re planning these a little differently.  On Wednesday & Thursday, the songwriting seminars will be the same, but we’ll also ask you to be on the lookout for other attendees who might become good collaborators with you.  Then, in place of the usual “songwriting seminar” on Friday, we’ll ask you to team up with your collaborators and have our staff work with you in small groups to write something new.

2)  James Elliott (Assistant Professor & Chair of the Songwriting Department in the Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business, Belmont University, Nashville) will conduct a workshop titled “The Art of Co-Writing”.  In this workshop, James will look at how co-writing teams are formed and the process of two or more songwriters creating a song.  Most of Elliott’s 100 plus recorded songs were co-written and he’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look at how he learned to collaborate. Topics covered will include how to find co-writers and the unique aspect of co-writing with a recording artist.

We hope you find these new additions exciting, educational, and fun!

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REMEMBER: Sign up today (attendance is limited) and book your airline and hotel reservations early while there are still discounts and good availability.   July & August are peak times, so book now!

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MAHALO to our sponsors:  BMI, The County of Kauai, The Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaiian Airlines, the Kauai Beach Resort, TAXI, Music Connection magazine, and Kauai Music & Sound.

In addition, the Kauai Music Festival is supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The KMF would not be possible without the generous support of all our sponsors

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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.