Vegas Music Summit brings free education for the music industry

Live music showcases surround industry workshops!

Industry leaders from all areas of the industry, come together to offer free workshops for musicians and those looking to further there involvement in the music industry. These panels are designed to educate and further the spread of the music industry in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009

8:00pm – 11:00pm – VMS Artist Showcases…

Venue: Beauty Bar – Back Patio

One Pin Short – Imagine Dragons, Love It or Leave It

10:00pm – 11:00pm – Smash Magazine Presents…

Venue: The Griffin

The Study Band

8:00pm – 12:00am – RM 64 Lounge at the Beauty Bar

Featuring Hell Ya! DJs

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009

Vegas Music Summit Panels

El Cortez – Hotel Ballroom

Noon – 6:00 pm – See below for detailed listing of panels

8:00pm – 12:00am – RM 64 Lounge at the Beauty Bar

Featuring Hell Ya! DJs

8:00pm – 11:00pm – A&R Knights Presents…at the Beauty Bar – Back patio

*Line-up: Saint Motel – Links – Cursive

*Ticket prices for this special show is $15 and tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com

PANELS AND PANELISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

If you plan on sending a camera, please contact Alissa Kelly at 702-612-7870 for security clearance.

PANELS

Noon – 12:50p TOURING & BOOKINGS

The touring business is getting tougher and tougher. Club bookers don’t want to get burned and agents are more selective than ever with taking on new clients. Ask our panel of talent buyers on how to book your band properly and building a touring career.

MODERATOR:

Berko Pearce / RM 64

PANELISTS:

Sara Berkowitz / Viper Room (Hollywood)

Michael Soli / Owner, SoliConcepts.com

Brian Saliba / Las Vegas Promoter

Edward “Tex” Dike / Director of Entertainment, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Andrew Courtney / Talent Buyer, Hard Rock Cafe

1:00p – 2:00p ONLINE MARKETING & PROMOTIONS

The traditional means of promoting your band and building a following are now obsolete. Our panel of executives has an extensive background in online music marketing and promotions and is leading the charge with breaking new artists.

MODERATOR:

Joe Fleischer / BigChampagne

PANELISTS:

Jason Reynolds / Myspace Records

Jennie Smythe / Girlilla Marketing

Adrian Amadeo / Geffen Records

Bob Bradley / Authentik Artists

Eddie Meehan / GroundCtrl

Jon Nelson / Band Bitch

2:20p – 3:20p PUBLISHING & MUSIC LICENSING

Are you a songwriter? Do you have a catalog of recorded music perfect for commercials, TV shows or motion pictures? Want to know how to pitch your work to music supervisors, publishers or established artists? These publishing executives have worked with multi-platinum producers/songwriters and have placed songs in major motion pictures and hit TV shows.

MODERATOR:

Tom DeSavia / Notable Music

PANELISTS:

Matt Messer, VP of Creative / EMI Music Publishing

Jennifer Knoepfle / Sony-ATV

Josh Briggs / ASCAP

Amanda Berman / EMI Music Publishing

Casey Robison / BMI

3:40p – 4:40p ARTIST MANAGEMENT

Is your band ready for a formal manger or do you want to get in the management game? Our group of talent handlers will be on hand to share their insight on managing talent, building careers and what they look for in picking up a new artist. They’ll share their knowledge and experiences from on and off the stage.

MODERATOR:

Scott Austin / Authentik Music Group

PANELISTS:

Eric German / Mitchell, Silbbererg & Knupp (attorney)

Seth Keller / SK Management

Brian Klein / Future Sounds Mgmt

Tom Maffei / Pulse Mgmt

Andrew Brightman / Brightman Music

5:00p – 6:00p A&R / MAKING RECORDS

Our panel of music executives has worked with successful and developing acts. Find out what these pros look for in signing talent, making records and developing career artists.

MODERATOR:

Josh Feingold / SESAC

PANELISTS:

Jeff Sosnow / Interscope Records

Ed Jefferson / Warner Bros. Records

Antony Bland / Columbia Records

Heather Peggs / Atlantic Records

Jim Kaufman / American Voodoo Records

Shane Wells / RM 64

Mark Weinberg (Producer)

Oliver Goldstein (Producer)

Christopher Thorn (Producer)

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