The Music Business Network Changes

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Website Re-Development Information

What We’ve Been Doing:

  • We have been re-developing our website in order to improve member experiences and assist you in furthering your careers.

Why You’ve Been Waiting So Long For Our New Site To Launch:

  • We had many site developer personnel changes
  • Each developer utilized different methods in developing the new site (causing us to start from scratch with each developer change)
  • Developing a membership website takes a lot of time and is extremely difficult! Our Executive Director (on top of everything else she does) has been tirelessly developing this site.

When The New Site Is Launching:

  • The new site is still under development – If you would like to see real-time site development updates visit this link
  • The full site will launch in Q1 or Q2 of 2016
  • We are beta testing during development

What You’ll See On The New Site:

  • Educational content,
  • Increased ability to interact with members and connect in a much simpler manner,
  • Additional “Members Only” Discounts,
  • Topic Specific Forums & Discussion Boards for you to ask questions and engage in the community,
  • Event Calendar that lists all major music business and member events (ranging from conferences to shows and workshops),
  • Much, much more….

Note: If there are any specific kinds of content that you’d like to see on the new site please contact us! We are open to suggestions because our company is all about helping you!

Membership Fees:

  • You can join today by becoming a beta tester for the site (contact us for additional information),
  • We will be imposing an annual membership fee upon the relaunch,
  • All current members will be grandfathered in and will not be charged the new membership fee for their first year.

Our LinkedIn Group:

  • We were processing membership applications via our LinkedIn group page,
  • LinkedIn changed group settings and no longer indexed and is completely private,
  • You are no longer able to request to join (unless you request to receive a direct invite from Kathryn N. Sano).

Networking Events

What’s Been Going On With Our Events?

  • It has been a while since we’ve hosted our last networking event (we did this intentionally)
  • Upon our site’s relaunch we will be bringing back our monthly “Music Connect” networking events

Thank You For Your Continued Patience While We Undergo These Changes!


The Best Music Business Weekly News Recap – Week of 10/12/15

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The Music Business Network’s Weekly News Recap – Week of  10/12/15

Must Read Articles From This Week:

DIY or DIE – What You Need To Know To Succeed In The Music Industry:

Other Important News:

This Week’s Top Music Business News– Follow @MusicBizNetwork on Twitter, Like Us on Facebook, Follow Us on LinkedIn & Connect With Us on Ello for daily industry updates!!! Be sure to check out the rest of our site for more information about us!

Here Are Our Top CMJ 2015 Event Picks For The Week!

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Not Sure What Your CMJ Plans Are For The Week? Here Are Our Top CMJ 2015 Event Picks!

The CMJ Music Marathon is upon us again. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the CMJ Music Marathon. CMJ will be taking over New York City this week (10/13/15 – 10/17/15) with live performances, exclusive parties, networking events, panels, presentations, and workshops. Here are some of The Music Business Network’s top picks for this week’s events.


Marketing & PR Panels

10/13/15 – 11:45am – Augmented Entertainment: A New Way Of Connecting Fans And Artists

10/14/15 – 12:00pm – 10 Fundamentals Of A Creative Strategy

10/14/15 – 1:30pm – 10 Fundamentals Of A Creative Strategy

10/15/15 – 12:00pm – Artist Tools and Top Music Strategies

10/15/15 – 1:30pm – Artist Tools and Top Music Strategies

10/15/15 – 2:45pm – Talking Music Technology For Branding

10/16/15 – 11:20am – Artist Branding

Live & Touring Panels

10/15/15 – 3:30pm – Touring Advice For DIY Bands By Bandsintown

10/16/15 – 2:15pm – Smart Booking

Publishing Panels

10/15/15 – 12:45pm – Popular Music In The Streaming World: Publishers’ Role In Reaching The Most In Out Crowds

10/16/15 – 10:10am – The Changing Landscape of Collective Music Licensing

10/16/15 – 1:30pm – International Music Licensing

10/16/15 – 2:40pm – Blurred Lines or Fuzzy Math: How Did They Come Up with$7.3 Million, or Was It $5.3 Million? – Damage Calculations in the Music Industry

Other Important Panels

10/13/15 – 2:30pm – Shaping The Future: Music, Technology and Creative Collaboration

10/15/15 – 10:00am – The College Radio Resume and Interview Review and Workshop

10/15/15 – 1:15pm – The Hometown Hero’s Dilemma

10/16/15 – 1:30pm – It Takes A Village to Make a Band – Best Practices for Musicians and Their Professional Advisors


Register To Attend CMJ 2015

Networking Events & Shows


10/13/15 – 8:00pm – CMJ Takeover 2015 (SHOW)


10/14/15 – 4:00 – 7:00pm – Speakeasy: Music+Tech Mixer (NETWORKING EVENT)

Sponsored By: Sneak Attack Media & Bandsintown



10/15/15 – 12:00pm – 4:30pm – CMJ Afternoon Delight Day Party (SHOW)


10/16/15 – 11:00pm – Purple Lemonade X CMJ 2015  (SHOW)


10/17/15 – 11:00pm – Craig Greenberg Band @ CMJ 2015!! (SHOW)

Summer Show Opportunities In NYC


The Cardinal Agency & New Island Entertainment Are Booking Summer & Fall Shows

Venue: The Shop

500 Capacity Space with full back line, Meyer Sound system and pit to plate BBQ.  In the heart of emerging Bushwick, right off the Jefferson L stop.

Available Dates: 

  • July 17th @ 10pm
  • July 30th
  • Aug 6th, 8th, 14th, 20th, 21st
  • Sept 3rd, 4th, 5th, 17th


Venue: Leftfield  87 Ludlow

The relatively newest venue on the block, Leftfield has two floors: upstairs w/ stage, downstairs fitting the perfect basement show aesthetic.

Terms: Draw min of 10 // 21+

Available Dates: 

  • Aug 14th, 27th, 28th
  • Sept 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 24th

Venue: Fat Baby


Located in the Heart of the LES, Fat Baby’s basement has been one of the longest running LES venues; hosting the best up and coming NYC and national artists for the past 10 years.

Available Dates: 


  • July 17th @ 11pm/ 8pm
  • July 23rd
  • Aug 6th, 8th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 27th

Venue: Lit Lounge

Melvins played here, enough said.

Available Dates: 

  • July 18th, 24th
  • Aug 7th, 8th, 15th, 21st, 28th


For booking requests or suggestions contact:

Cardinal Agency:
New Island Entertainment:

The Music Business Network’s CMJ 2013 After Party

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CMJ Done? Not just yet!!! Join us for our CMJ 2013 Afterparty & Networking Event!



Date:  Wednesday October 23, 2013

 Time:   7:00PM – 10:00PM

Location: Pranna Lounge (79 Madison Avenue at 28th Street)

RSVP: FREE with RSVP by 10/22/13  $5 at the Door

Who:   This event is open to those individuals who are currently working in the music industry (including those recently laid off), musicians, and all students of the music and entertainment industries.

Event Food & Drink Specials From 7:00 – 9:00

– Draft Beer $5

– Bottled Beer $6

– Signature Cocktails $8

– Wok Fired Bowls  $5

– 5 Types of Dim Sum $5


For More Info About the Venue Please Visit:

Volunteer Opportunity – Rock The Bells 2013 – 10 Year Anniversary!



It’s that time of year again….Rock The Bells are searching for volunteers for all four shows around the country for the 10 year anniversary of the tour. Please help spread the word.

These shows bring together some of the World’s best Hip Hop veterans for two days of liver performances at Rock the Bells.  This year the line up is amazing including Wu Tang, Hopspin, Rakim, Immortal Technique, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Brothers Ali, Common, Dizzy Wright, E-40 & Too Short, Talib Kweli, Supernatural and a host of others.

Check out the website for more details RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS CALIFORNIA: Where: San Bernardino, CA.  San Manuel Amphitheater, 2575 Glen Helen Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407 Date: Saturday September 7th and Sunday September 8th Time: TBD Where: Mountain View, CA. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043 Date: Saturday September 14th and Sunday September 15th. Time: TBD WASHINGTON, DC Where: Festival Grounds @ RFK. 2400 East Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC, 20003 Date: Saturday September 28th and Sunday September 29th. Time: TBD

NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK Where: Meadowlands Racetrack, NJ.  50 Rte 120, East Rutherford, NJ 07073 Date: Saturday October 4th and Sunday October 5th. Time: TBD RESPONSIBILITIES

Volunteers will be helping the Guerilla Union team (organizers of Rock the Bells) with the VIP ticket holders area, artist meet and greet, general admission area,  1 or 2 professional volunteers will be asked to help with backstage area duties and runners to help with all kinds of stuff around the show.  Its a great experience and opportunity to make contacts with the organizers and everyone will have breaks to watch some of the show.


INCLUDE IN YOUR E-MAIL: Which show you are applying for (include the state and date) Which day you can help (if both, please indicate you are available for both days in the state in which you are applying for) Full name Address Cell Phone Number Age (You will need photo ID – 18 and over only) 2 Work References (Title, Full Name, E-mail, Telephone Number)

Send info to

ONLY SERIOUS AND PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS NEED APPLY! Please note that you are responsible for your own transport to and from the shows.

— Ms Elnaz Nesva Regional Coordinator, Rock The Bells

The New Music Seminar Is HIRING!!!

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:

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.