New Music Seminar Second Round of Programming Announced

New Music Seminar Second Round of Programming Announced


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Including State of the Industry by Tom Silverman, Keynote from Mike Huppe of SoundExchange, The Sunday Tune Up Sessions, talks with Seymour Stein, Daniel Glass of Glassnote Records and more

NEW YORK, May 20, 2014  New Music Seminar (NMS) announces additional programming for this year’s conference, including The Tune-up Sessions on Sunday June 8th, Monday June 9th’s State of the Industry address by NMS and Tommy Boy Founder Tom Silverman, followed by the NMS keynote from Michael Huppe, CEO SoundExchange, to kick off the SoundExchange Digital Summit.

Other programming additions are as follows:

Turning the Stream into a River: The Music Industry is Growing Again…and it’s All About Streaming – Leaders of this growth sector will share their vision for a bigger and better music business. Bloomberg Television anchor Cristina Alesci will conduct the movement.

It’s Still About the MusicTechnologies come and go but great music is a constant- This can’t-miss panel will feature music business legends Al Bell (Chairman/CEO & Owner, Al Bell Presents/ Stax Records), Kenneth Gamble (Co-founder/Chairman, Philadelphia International Records), and Seymour Stein (Co-Founder/Chairman, Sire Records) and will be conducted by Tom Silverman and Jerry “The Geator” Blavat (DJ & Radio/TV Personality, WXPN, WVLT, WTKU-FM, WBCB-AM). The industry luminaries will share the biggest triumphs and disappointments of their illustrious careers.

Globalization of Music A new focus on the international music community has led NMS to collaborate with the global music exhibition, conference and festival MIDEM this year. The music industry is approaching a time when all the world’s music will be available everywhere at the same time. What will that mean to developing artists? Should music activity tracking be done by worldwide metropolitan area rather than the historical home market approach? These questions and more will be answered. The movement will be conducted by Bill Werde (Entrepreneur, Guggenheim Digital) andwillfeature Andy Chen (CEO, Aspiro Group), Daniel Glass (Founder and President, Glassnote Records), Steve Hill (Head of Marketing & Projects, Warp Records), Peter Szabo (VP, Head of Music & West Ad Sales, Shazam), and Mike Jbara (President, ADA Worldwide).

Women in Music (WIM) Monday, June 9 from 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm WIM will host a meet-up. WIM advocates female music industry leaders educating and inspiring others in an effort to move towards a modern music industry environment where more women are in leadership positions.

International Brainstormers Open Forum, International Music Managers In its goal to annually gather the international music community for a high-level, open discussion on challenges and issues in the global marketplace. In attendance will be business professionals and government representatives from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Japan, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, and more will bring the world to New York.

tom silvermanIn this digital world where music is available simultaneously and can theoretically break anywhere, it is of great importance to engage in personal interaction. YouTube is available in 200 countries, Deezer in 180, iTunes in 119, Spotify in 56 and Rdio in 51. The world’s music is officially global. This is why NMS is focused on facilitating these networks and relationships to exchange ideas and form partnerships with international colleagues.

 – Tom Silverman, co-founder and executive director, New Music Seminar

There is more to NMS than forums and discussions, however. Sunday night features the Red Carpet Opening Night Party at Webster Hall. Monday and Tuesday nights play host to New Music Nights, two nights of live music featuring more than 70 emerging artists, taking over venues in the East Village and Lower East Side sections of Manhattan.

About NMS

The New Music Seminar is the world’s most influential Music Business convention, led by the voices that disrupt the conventional, tackle key issues, and provide a stage for trailblazing artists to shine. NMS is the place to network, engage, and discuss the future of the art and business of music.

From 1980-1994, NMS established itself as the most influential Music Business Conference of its time. In 2009, when it became apparent that the “record business” was not coming back, the New Music Seminar was revived to convene visionaries and industry leaders to design a new, better, sustainable music business.

The New Music Seminar is perfect for anyone looking to further their career in any and all facets of the music business. Recording Companies, Music Publishers, Music Technologies, Managers, Agents, Artists, Songwriters, Producers, and artist & label services from around the world come together each June in New York City to cross-pollinate, share ideas, and create new opportunities.

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About SoundExchange

 SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit performance rights organization representing the entire recorded music industry. The organization collects statutory royalties on behalf of recording artists and master rights owners for the use of their content from satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels and other services that stream sound recordings. The Copyright Royalty Board, created by Congress, has entrusted SoundExchange as the only entity in the United States to collect and distribute these digital performance royalties from more than 2,000 services. SoundExchange has paid out nearly $2 billion in royalties since its inception. For more information, visit or

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