What is the correct timeline to get an album set up properly? From artwork to publicity to marketing, to the pressing and distribution of your release, panelists will discuss the various deadlines and obstacles that must be overcome in order to set up an album properly.
Panelists will discuss various aspects of sponsorships and endorsements such as how a band procures an endorsement deal and what makes an artist appeal to a brand for possible sponsorship. Unravel the Mysteries behind this nebulous topic!
An open discussion about at what point a band needs representation. Get the answers to your most burning questions: What do managers do? When do you need one to advance your career? Do you need one? Get to the bottom of it at this panel!
An open questions and answers session where attendees are free to inquire about any aspect of the music business that they would like to discuss or get an answer or opinion on.
Very few artists land a "big name" booking agency right of the gate. Get the scoop straight from growing artists and agents who help keep developing bands out on the road and in front of fans.
This panel will delve further into booking, exploring larger opportunities such as how to appeal to festivals, conferences, colleges and more.
The question almost every band asks at one point or another will get examined: When should you be looking for a label? What will a label be looking for from you? In this day and age are labels still relevant?
Topic and panelists TBA
Texas In July drummer Adam Gray’s perfomance skill has been noticed by the likes of Travis Barker (BLINK 182) and Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) and has resulted in him being featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno where he was asked to try impress William Shatner (Spoiler Alert: Shat was impressed!). Adam will showcase those skills and advanced drumming techniques for percussionists of all skill levels.
PRESENTED BY: Greiner Kilmer Customs
Delve into the legal world of the music business and learn about setting your band up as a business, protecting your music, copywriting, creating a record of songwriting, non-disclosure agreements and lawsuits
PRESENTED BY: Todd Shill
One of the hardest things for a band to do is get the attention of a talent buyer or venue promoter to book the band in the first place. We’re making it easy for you to create new opportunities by bringing together a number of talent buyers from all over for artists to meet! Make an impression, give them your music and network, network, network!
FEATURING: Talent buyers and promoters from all over the Midwest to the East Coast!
Attending the Conference? We appreciate it and we’d like to show you! And what better way than a party to show you how much we care?
Stop by and have a drink and a bite to eat on us. Its the best way to refuel after the panels are over and before performances start that evening.
We’ll be providing free beer from Pabst Blue Ribbon (with valid ID) and free pizza from Metro Express on Saturday, April 28th from 4:30-5:30pm.