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.

Pricing
$115 - February 23 - On



Here is the preliminary schedule - stay tuned for many additions.

9:00
REGISTRATION

9:30 - 10:15
Main Hall
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
Main Hall
ENTOURAGE


Ryan Romana

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


Side Room
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
Main Hall
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
LUNCH BREAK

Downstairs
MENTORING

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
Main Hall
MOGUL


Julie Schuchard

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


Side Room
PRODUCERS PANEL


Jim Greer

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
Main Hall
ARTIST'S PANEL


Eric Victorino

Christian Cunningham, PhD - Co-Founder, General Manager - The Bay Bridged

Eric Victorino, The Limousines
Aja Volkman, Nico Vega
Francisco Fernandez, The Ferocious Few






Side Room
VIRAL - SOCIAL MEDIA AND MUSIC
Current trends and options for promoting and distributing music

Moderator: Jon Luini, Chime Interactive

Maiko O'Hara
Michele Flannery, YouTube Music
Mark Shedletsky, BlueHaze
Gabe Benveniste, Founder, SonicLiving


3:30 - 4:15
Main Hall
AND NOW...
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
COCKTAILS



PLUS! Onsite exhibits include ASCAP, Fantasy Studios, BMI, Grammy U, Bayareatone.com and others to be announced.