NMS Announces Initial Confirmed Players for 2012 Conference




Confirmed Players include SoundExchange President, Michael Huppe; Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises President, John Sykes; BMI CEO/President, Del Bryant; Violator Management CEO, Chris Lighty; Reverb Nation CEO/Founder, Michael Doernberg; Topspin Media CEO/Founder, Ian Rogers; eMusic CEO/President Adam Klein and many more




February 28, 2012 (New York, NY)– The New Music Seminar (NMS), www.NewMusicSeminar.com, announces the initial list of confirmed NMS players (speakers) who will be discussing the state of the music industry and “new music business resurrection” over two and a half days of intensive seminars. Set to take place at Webster Hall in New York City on June 17-19, NMS will feature partnerships with SoundExchange, BMI, and iHeartRadio.


This year’s revamped NMS conference will include the SoundExchange Digital Broadcast Summit, the BMI Creative Conclave and keynotes from Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman and digital music futurist and Founders Fund Executive General Partner, Sean Parker.


“SoundExchange is at the heart of the burgeoning digital music industry, as an advocate for the rights of artists and rights owners and as an innovator serving thousands of streaming services,” said Michael Huppe, SoundExchange President. “We’re pleased to bring the knowledge we’ve gained in our decade serving the industry to the SoundExchange Digital Broadcasting Summit taking place during The New Music Seminar this summer. We look forward facilitating the conversation between the many digital broadcasters, artists and labels in attendance.”


New Music Seminar brings together key music, technology, radio, venture capital, advertising agency, brand executives, artists, managers, producers, songwriters, booking agents, venues, and promoters. The event will offer high-level industry keynotes, discussions “Movements,” NMS 18-minute intensives, workshops, closed-door meetings and networking opportunities.


“We’re very pleased to partner with New Music Seminar as they continue to enable relationships and effect positive change in the music industry,” statedJoe Kennedy, CEO/President of Pandora.


The New Music Seminar is the meeting place of music visionaries, upstarts, and disruptors who are building a new music business. These architects of a sustainable music business include SoundExchange President, Michael Huppe; Spotify CEO/Founder, Daniel Ek; Pandora CEO/President, Joe Kennedy; Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises President, John Sykes; BMI CEO/President, Del Bryant; Violator Management CEO, Chris Lighty; Nile Rodgers Productions Founder/Owner, Nile Rodgers; Reverb Nation CEO/Founder, Michael Doernberg; Topspin Media CEO/Founder, Ian Rogers; eMusic CEO/President Adam Klein and many more.


Confirmed NMS 2012 Players:


Adam Klein, CEO/President of eMusic
Alex White, Co-Founder/CEO of Next Big Sound
Allen Kovac, CEO of 10th Street Entertainment
Andy Gadiel, CEO/Founder of Jambase
Andy Wallace, Producer/Mixer
Angela Hunte, Songwriter
Bassy Bob Brockman, Producer/Mixer, Owner of MUZAPPS
Ben Campbell, CEO/Founder of OurStage
Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer at Gateway Mastering
Bob Pittman, CEO of Clear Channel
Buck Williams, President of PGA
Cameo Carlson, Head of Digital Business Development at Borman Entertainment
Charles Caldas, CEO of Merlin (UK)
Chris Lighty, CEO of Violator Management
Dave Shapiro, Agent of The Agency Group
Del Bryant, CEO/President of BMI
Desmond Child, Songwriter/Producer/Artist
Doc McGhee, CEO of McGhee Entertainment
Hartwig Masuch, CEO of BMG Rights Management
Ian Rogers, CEO/Founder of Topspin Media
Ian Wolfson, Owner Rex Arrow Films
Ime Archibong, Platform Partnerships at Facebook
J Sider, CEO of RootMusic
Jay Frank, Founder/CEO of DigSin
Josh Friedlander -VP Strategic Data Analysis at RIAA
Joe Kennedy, CEO/President of Pandora
John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises
Julie Perry, VP/ Social Media Director of Blastmedia
Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua, CEO of Hip Hop Since 1978
Linda Lorence-Critelli, VP, Writer Publisher Relations at SESAC
Liz Leahy, CEO/Founder of Section 101
Martin Atkins, Author of TourSmart & Welcome to the Music Business You’re Fucked/CEO, Invisible Records
Martin Mills, Founder /Chairman of Beggars Group
Mathieu Drouin, Co-Founder/Manager of Metric at Crystal Math Management
Matt Adell, CEO of Beatport
Michael Doernberg, CEO/Founder of Reverb Nation
Michael Huppe, President of SoundExchange
Mike Moore, CEO of Headliner FM
Moses Avalon, Producer/Engineer/ Author
Nikhil Seetharam, Songwriter
Nile Rodgers, Founder/Owner of Nile Rodgers Productions
Richard Stumpf, President of Imagem Music USA
Rick Goetz, Music Consultant at Musician Coaching
Ritch Ezra, Publisher/Editor of Music Business Registry
Russ Crupnick, VP/Senior Industry Analyst at NPD
Ryan West, Mixing/Recording Engineer
Sean Parker, Executive General Partner of Founders Fund
Tim Westergren, Co-Founder/ Chief Strategy Officer of Pandora
Tom Windish, Founder/ President of Windish Agency
Tom Jackson, Owner of Tom Jackson Productions
Tom Silverman, CEO of Tommy Boy Records

Sponsors include BMI, SoundExchange, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Reverb Nation, AriZona Beverages, OurStage, Spotify, eMusic, Jambase, Section 101, Headliner FM, SESAC, Filter Magazine, Bandzoogle, Gibson and DI-WHY. Media and Trade Sponsors include Songwriters Hall of Fame, Aquarian Weekly, NARAS, Music Connection, Next Big Sound, Folk Alliance, MusicDish, Hypebot, Mozes, Aderra, Sabian and Yamaha.


To register, visit www.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.  Rapidly changing music creation, exposure and monetization opportunities coupled with music fans changing music consumption habits are transforming the old “record business” into an entirely new industry.  The New Music Seminar is where the old rules are broken and new ideas will hatch into a vital new music business.  www.newmusicseminar.com


About SoundExchange

SoundExchange is the non-profit performance rights organization representing the entire recorded music industry.  The organization collects statutory royalties 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 for recording artists and master rights owners. SoundExchange has paid out more than $800 million in royalties since its inception. For more information, visit www.SoundExchange.com


About BMI

A global leader in rights management, is an American performing rights organization that represents more than 500,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 7.5 million musical works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for more than 70 years. The company provides licenses for businesses that perform music, and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents. Find out more at www.bmi.com, follow @BMI on Twitter and stay connected through Facebook.


About iHeartRadio

With 238 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Radio has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America.  Clear Channel Radio serves 150 cities through 850 owned radio stations.  The New iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s digital radio platform, brings users a best-in-class customizable digital listening experience.  It combines the best of both worlds to deliver everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: More than 800 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created Custom Stations which provide listeners more songs, better music intelligence, more user control and deeper social media integration.  With 65 million listening hours a month and 46 million downloads of iHeartRadio mobile apps and more than 12 million fans across Clear Channel station and radio personality Facebook pages, Clear Channel is already one of the most popular digital music destinations.  More information on the company and iHeartRadio can be found at www.clearchannel.com, www.iheartradio.com and www.ccmediaholdings.com.


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