A look into current trends both musical and financial. Join us as top music professionals discuss the creative end of synchronization licensing, and the current climate of fees associated with these areas.
Panelists will discuss innovation in marketing methods and brand reach in today's socially driven consumer landscape.
Talk of the ever-ambiguous digital cloud is at the forefront of many conversations, but few really understand the impact of cloud-based technologies on the music industry. The goal of this panel will be to give artists and industry professionals alike a practical understanding of the cloud and how they can utilize cloud based technologies to improve their existing work-flows and business models. This panel will take a holistic look at the process of music commercialization from creation to preservation, what technologies are currently available and what we can expect in the future.
Representatives from some of the most storied indie labels will explore the importance of "brand identity," and how they incorporate their "identity" while positioning their artists' "brand" for success in the marketplace.
Feeling overwhelmed? If you're like most of us, you've got a "day job” and focus on your artistic calling during your "free time,” with gigs, meetings and networking mixers on the weekends. Plus, you've got a family to take care of, chores that need doing, and it would be really nice if you had a social life, too. So, how can you fill the shoes of a Manager, Booking Agent, Business Manager, Accountant, Music Supervisor, PR Agent, Personal Assistant, Producer, Lawyer, Fitness Coach, Housekeeper, Cook, Spouse and Parent at the same time? Let's find out! In this panel, we'll talk about how to organize, prioritize and strategize your LIFE!
Real-time marketing is where we are headed. Planning for who and what we are marketing for tomorrow, not next year. Panelists discuss the ins and outs of real-time marketing efforts: including using check-ins, like, follows, codes and other social engagement methods for real-time rewards.
This panel will discuss ways artists and labels can protect their rights and maximize their revenue streams. Innovators from TuneCore, TuneSat, Jingle Punks as well as music industry veteran George Howard will discuss the various challenges in protecting your rights, and provide insight on how to turn your music into your money.
Captivus, Blackstone, The Double, Tempo, Quirk of Fate, The Wedding Ring (Snubni Prsten), Cartoons
China is quickly developing to become the biggest consumer market in the world. With more disposable income, Chinese consumers spend money like crazy on games, music, apps, movies and concert tickets. If you want to sell your music to them, you need to make a plan. And while it is possible to sell your music in China, there are some things to remember. This panel digs into how to sell your music in China.
Hear practical, been-there-done-that advice from real industry entrepreneurs and investors. Get tips on securing funding, building a team, acquiring customers, choosing the right partners and how to structure a profitable business.
How the distribution of free music, and the usage of free music incentives, can build a diehard fanbase and major buzz.
Kick off the first day of CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival with your college and community radio peers at this station-only meet-and-greet hosted by NZ Music Commission. This is a great opportunity to meet show-going buddies and to learn about—and learn from—fellow station members, because, hey, there’s strength in numbers (see “Saving College Radio“). Snacks and refreshments will be provided. You must be affiliated with a college or community station to attend. This is an 18+ event.
Director: Cameron Crowe, USA, 119 min (CMJ Opening Night Film)
Carved from over 1,200 hours of rare and never-before-seen footage, plus 24 hours of recently shot interview and live footage, Pearl Jam Twenty is the definitive portrait of Pearl Jam as told by award-winning director and music journalist, Cameron Crowe. The film premieres nationwide on the “American Masters” series Friday, October 21 at 9 pm EST on PBS (check local listings) as part of the first PBS Arts Fall Festival. Released in conjunction with the film, the Pearl Jam Twenty soundtrack includes 29 unreleased tracks on two CDs, hand-picked by Crowe with his original liners and photos in a hardbound, 36-page book.
Seattle’s top tastemaker and lead college radio station, KEXP, is once again setting up shop in New York City to broadcast live sessions with CMJ performing artists. Broadcasts will happen Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but college radio festival-goers are invited to stop by on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. for a special presentation from KEXP staff and to watch a recording session in progress.
Panelists delve into today's hip-hop and jazz artistic landscape.
The future of radio is evolving through the airwaves, satellites, internet streams, podcasts, mobile devices and uncharted technology. Our panel will explore traditional and non-traditional forms of radio, and discuss how artists can best take advantage of opportunities for airplay.
How social networks and interactive platforms are changing the face of PR and marketing, from spin towards engagement.
Bag Tax, Holy Moly, Down & Across, Election Day, L.A. Love Story Part 1, Bruce’s Garden, How NOT to Borrow a Car, Run & Return: Matisyahu, Pepper
In today's web-centric world, where there are more films made than theaters in which to show them, successful distribution requires more creativity than ever before. Hear from experts who are blazing the trail away from the traditional theatrical model, and getting their films shows in new media environments.
Our panelists discuss how to build and manage your own professional team, including booking agent, music supervisor, manager, music lawyer and more.
Producers and engineers — who’s working and how they are working in today’s music industry.
Develop a strategic mobile app system and campaign that promotes your music and engages your fans.
Info session and tour of WNYU. Meet outside at the station (5-11 University Pl.) at 12:45 p.m.
How the gaming industry and the music industry intersect and benefit each other.
Brands are developing and breaking artists, while marketing products and services. A view into who is making these deals and the impact on artists’ careers. Preceded by a talk from MaryLeigh Krasniewicz, Executive Director at Trendera - a trend forecasting and market research company focused on collection and analysis of the cultural and behavioral insights of today’s most sought-after consumer groups. She'll be speaking about trends that are driving young consumers today, from new behaviors (like Constant Beta) to new technology hubs (like Kickstarter), as well as what brands and marketing they are responding to.
You’ve got your Twitter account, Facebook page, YouTube channel and an assortment of other social media profiles. Now, leverage them to build profit. Key experts in the field of social networking, online marketing and investing share how to define and direct social media campaigns and measure their productivity.
Like everything else in the digital world now, marketing initiatives just aren’t what they used to be. This panel will explore how the role of marketing has changed, and what skills today’s executives need to stay ahead of the curve.
Expert discussion on what is happening in the cloud, and where cloud computing is taking the industry.
Director: Will Gray, USA, 78 min (NYC Premiere)
Following on-the-verge artist Will Gray through the recording and release of his debut album (featuring production by the Grammy-winning T Bone Burnett), Broke* chronicles the stories of artists and executives searching for ways to thrive in today’s music industry. The film digs beneath the clichés to reveal an industry struggling to find a new identity, and an artist who’s simply trying to establish one. With appearances from John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Isaac Slade of The Fray, Seth Godin and Buddy Miller.
Gen Y has developed a real-time reflex to cope with the dynamic stream of constantly updated information, conversations and events they interact with on a daily basis. Learn how brands are using new tools to engage young people, and what the latest opportunities are in interactive marketing. Preceded by a talk from Joe Kessler.
Are your songs being streamed on Pandora? Have you ever performed music on TV? Do you know about ASCAPlus, BMI Live or AARC royalties? Whether you're a songwriter, performer or musician, there are pockets of money out there that you may be able to access. During this panel, learn more about the range of revenue streams available to musicians and composers, from the obvious to the more obscure.
The US share of the shrinking international recorded music market has declined from 34% of sales revenue in 2005 to 26% in 2010. While there are many factors, one has been the support of government funding for territories outside of the US. This panel will discuss available American federal and state funding opportunities and other support, and contrast them with the support that is available to our overseas music creator colleagues.
The internet has redefined the music video. Get cost-saving tips on how to make great looking videos, and learn the best ways to get them in front of viewers.
The nuts and bolts roadmap to making money and having longevity in the music industry. An introduction to how publishing enables artists to make money during and after their career through performance revenue, synchronization and licensing.
Director: Nick Hamm, Ireland, 114 min (East Coast Premiere)
Based on real events, Killing Bono tells the story of young Irish rocker Neil McCormick and his younger brother Ivan, who attempt to become rock stars, but can only look on as their school friends form U2…and become the biggest band in the world. The film is based on Neil McCormick’s memoir, Killing Bono: I Am Bono’s Doppelganger. Cast: Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan, Kysten Ritter, Peter Serafinowicz, Stanley Townsend, Martin McCann and Pete Postlethwaite.
Join four of the raddest stations in college radio for an evening of equally rad music featuring:
FIDLAR (LA): http://www.facebook.com/pages/FIDLAR/107196795985818
Unstoppable Death Machines (NY): http://www.facebook.com/UNSTOPPABLEDEATHMACHINES
Slutever (PHL): http://www.facebook.com/pages/SLUTEVER/293916556989
Wild Moccasins (TX): http://www.facebook.com/wildmoccasins
Extra Life (NY):http://www.facebook.com/pages/Extra-Life/302129886310
Gangi (LA): http://www.facebook.com/gangimusic
Fresh Millions (TX): http://www.facebook.com/FreshmillionsMusic
Buxton (TX): http://www.facebook.com/buxtonband
The Sour Notes (TX): http://www.facebook.com/TheSourNotes
This is a FREE CMJ showcase!
8:30pm: Mazzi of S.O.U.L. Purpose introduction
9:07pm: Danse Daimons
9:18pm: AP Performs
9:20pm: DJ Getlive!
9:42pm: The Kickdrums
9:58pm: Chris Webby
10:20pm: DJ Don Juan
10:43pm: Cyhi Tha Prince
11:00pm: DJ Getlive x DJ Don Juan!
Director: Douglas Freel, USA, 97 min (New York Premiere)
FIX: The Ministry Movie shoves your ass way, way backstage with the scariest band EVER. “F@$k The Mainstream” might as well have been written by Al Jourgensen, founder of MINISTRY. Love him or hate him, Al and how he makes music changed all the rules. Al, and all the guys he played with, paid the price and took no prisoners along the way. But they MATTERED. No MINISTRY = No NIN, no Korn, no Jane’s Addiction. Don’t believe it? Hear it directly from Trent Reznor, Jonathan Davis, Dave Navarro and many more.