MUSICIANS MUSIC LOVERS INDUSTRY SCHMUCKS TECH GEEKS
A CONFERENCE FOR ALL OF YOU
Industry Noise will take place on Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco. We'll be discussing Independent Music, Technology, and the changing industry. Musicians, independent labels, music bloggers, managers, and others involved in music shouldn't miss this! Attendees can meet industry pros, listen to influential speakers, advance their artistic and business ventures, and learn more about current possibilities and opportunities. In addition to panels and speakers, there will be small discussion groups and individual mentoring. And we'll have some big names talk about how they manage their careers.
$115 - February 23 - On
Here is the preliminary schedule - stay tuned for many additions.
9:30 - 10:15
FEATURED SPEAKER: JOSH FREESE
Josh Freese is only one person, but you'd be excused for thinking otherwise. He's a permanent member of A Perfect Circle, The Vandals, and Devo, and also played drums in Weezer, Nine Inch Nails, Guns n' Roses and with Sting. He's appeared on over 300 albums, and is a musician who delves into and understands the power of social media and good marketing. For his last solo album "Since 1972", he garnered widespread press for offering a shopping list of varying prices and experiences - $7 gets you a digital download, $75,000 gets you a cd, a t-shirt, Josh creating and recording an album based around your life, and more!
10:30 - 11:15
A workshop that goes through the various career possibilities in music - the multiple layers of people that surround a successful artist.
Moderator: Chris Wiltsee, Exec. Director, The Recording Academy/SF Chapter
Miles Hurwitz, MH Management
Ryan Romana, Press Junkie PR
Casey Robison, Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, BMI
NEVER TRUST ANYONE OVER THIRTY
The shaping industry, as defined by those under 30. Innovators on the youthful side take a look at the industry from the perspective of those not defined by the "traditional" industry of the past.
Moderator: Karen Hart, Sr. Mgr Promotions, Buzzmedia
Eric Frederic, Wallpaper
Justin Little, Zeitgeist Artist Management
Andy Miles, Bandize
Ty White, Topspin Media
11:30 - 12:30
Noise Pop and GRAMMY U present
KEYNOTE: CLAUDIA GONSON (MAGNETIC FIELDS)
Claudia Gonson met Stephin Merritt in high school in the early 80's, and the pair have worked together ever since. Gonson has been Merritt's longtime manager since the beginning, a job involving all aspects of music management including licensing songs to films, ads and TV, creating theater shows, and all aspects of album production and touring. In addition, she performs on many of Merritt's albums, including the critically-acclaimed 1999 album 69 Love Songs, and frequently appears with him live as part of the usual quartet that comprises The Magnetic Fields.
Claudia will be interviewed by Yoshi Kato.
12:30 - 1:15
Your chance to meet one on one with industry pros including:
Julie Schuchard, Tricycle Records; Miles Hurwitz, MH Management; Sean Leonard, Pypeline; Beni B, ABB Records,; Todd Gascon, ZentLaw
Chris Wiltsee, The Recording Academy SF Chapter; Ann Cook, Major Look World/Rockin' Up Work; Jim Greer, The Rondo Brothers; Jeffrey Wood, Fantasy Studios
1:30 - 2:15
Starting and Running Your Own Label. A workshop for those interested in having their own label, led by those that do.
Moderator: Josh Briggs, Dir. of Rock/Pop Membership, ASCAP
Chris Appelgren, Lookout Records
Beni B, ABB Records
Anne Cook, Major Look World/Rockin'Up Work
Julie Schuchard, Tricycle Records
A workshop for those interested in producing, led by those that do.
Moderator: Tom Kenny, Editorial Director, Mix, Electronic Musician, Remix
Jim Greer, Rondo Brothers
John Lucasey, Studio 880
Jeffrey Wood, Fantasy Studios
2:30 - 3:15
Christian Cunningham, PhD - Co-Founder, General Manager - The Bay Bridged
Eric Victorino, The Limousines
Aja Volkman, Nico Vega
Francisco Fernandez, The Ferocious Few
VIRAL - SOCIAL MEDIA AND MUSIC
Current trends and options for promoting and distributing music
Moderator: Jon Luini, Chime Interactive
Michele Flannery, YouTube Music
Mark Shedletsky, BlueHaze
Gabe Benveniste, Founder, SonicLiving
3:30 - 4:15
A wide-ranging discussion on the music industry now, and its opportunities and challenges for musicians, labels and digital efforts.
Moderator: Rich Bengloff, A2IM
Stacy Horne, Noise Pop
Michael Fiebach, DJSHADOW.com: Project, Marketing, & Merch Mgmt
Joe Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer & President, Pandora
Cory Brown, Absolutely Kosher/Misra Records
4:30 - On
PLUS! Onsite exhibits include ASCAP, Fantasy Studios, BMI, Grammy U, Bayareatone.com and others to be announced.