The New Music Seminar Hits Los Angeles – February 2nd 2010


January 7th, 2009, NY, NY – The original New Music Seminar is back and hitting LA’s Henry Fonda Theater on Feb 2nd as a one day music, networking and educational extravaganza for the industry who are seeking to learn and understand how to help artists “rise above the noise floor” in a shifting musical landscape.

After rave reviews in New York City in July and the smash success of its second event in Chicago in October, The New Music Seminar (NMS) will take place following the Grammy Awards. The New Music Seminar is the must attend event for artists, managers, agents and music labels of every genre.

Featured players include: Frank Cooper, CMO Pepsi, Kevin Lyman, President/founder Warp Tour, Alexandra Patsavas of Chop Shop Music, Justin Tranter, lead singer of Semi Precious Weapons, Derek Sivers, Founder of CD Baby and Jason Bentley, Program Director of KCRW. The full panel listing and keynote speaker will be announced shortly.

The full day conference will include four “movements” aka panels, live performances, the New Music Seminar “Artist on The Verge” contest winner performance and a ton of schmoozing both before, during and after the event.

**keynote speaker will be announced shortly as well as full music performance line up. (See press release and panelists below and check out more info and video at website

“Whether you want to be an Artist, promoter, manager, or entrepreneur, here are the new rules to make it in the music business.” The Huffington Post

There will also be an opening Night party at The Viper Room, located at 8852 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 90069, on Monday evening February 1st, 2010. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception where people can network and schmooze between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. This will be a private show and open only to New Music Seminar delegates, the media and our partners, which includes NARAS, LA Weekly, Music Connection, Billboard, Digital Music News, Yahoo Music, MySpace Music, Hypebot, Filter Magazine, Ourstage, Revebnation, Mozes, A2IM Members and a host of new technology companies who are attending and many, many more. It will be a great opportunity to meet and schmooze with all the top media and players in the music industry.

For the NMS Conference, badges can be picked up anytime after 7:30 am on February 2nd at The Henry Fonda Theater, located at 6126 Hollywood Blvd. The conference begins at 9:00 am sharp and will last until 6:15 pm. At this time, there will be a networking cocktail reception after to schmooze with other artists and Industry Leaders.

Says NMS founder Silverman, ” The music business has changed beyond recognition. The old record business is over. For record companies it’s a bleak picture. But it puts thousands of artists in the strongest position they have ever been to create their own success. “The trends are clear now and at the NMS the future will finally be foretold. ”

The conference will feature Keynote address followed by four Movements:

1st Movement:
Welcome to the Music Business; Everything you know is wrong. The New Definition of Success. 1000 True Fans and the Fan Relationship Pyramid.

2nd Movement:
Get Arrested; Marketing Yourself in the New Music Business – MySpace, Facebook and Twitter are not enough.

3rd Movement:
The Creative Process and radical Differentiation; Supercharge your music to rise above the noise floor and achieve success. A virtual A&R meeting.

4th Movement:
The Live Show and Tour; How to Cut through the Glut and reach the Magic 300 Ticket Mark

The NMS has already confirmed the following Players to participate in NMS LA with more to be announced shortly:

Martin Atkins (Author of Tour:Smart/CEO, Invisible Records)

Jason Bentley (Program Director, KCRW, music supervisor(The Matrix), Disc Jockey)

Bryan Calhoun (Vice President of Digital, SoundExchange/ Music Business Toolbox, consultant: Kanye West, Lil Wayne)

Frank Cooper (Chief Marketing Officer, Pepsi)

Corey Denis (Marketing Consultant & Vice President

Mike Doernberg (Founder, ReverbNation)

Greg Estes (Vice President of Marketing, Mozes)

Tom Jackson President (Tom Jackson Productions and

Jon Healey (Editorial Writer, Los Angeles Times)

Elliott Lefko (Vice President, Goldenvoice/AEG Live)

Kevin Lyman (President 4fini Productions-The Warp Tour)

Alexandra Patsavas – Chop Shop (music for Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girls, MadMen, New Moon)

Ian Rogers (President, Topspin)

Justin Tranter (Lead Singer, Semi Precious Weapons)

Derek Sivers (Founder CD Baby)

Martin Winsch (CEO/President, Mountain Entertainment, Manager- Corey Smith)

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G. Khari Branch
G. Khari Branch
9 years ago

I would like to host a music conference in the South, Richmond Va.I also want to attend your next conference. I Seek your guidance and expertise. The purpose of the conference is to provide relevant professional development and musical experiences that support professional musicians, executives, students and educators in their pursuit of a career in the music entertainment business. This will provide a unique opportunity for musicians, artists, music professionals and fans to meet and greet and network to further their careers during the conference. The schedule will be full of panels, seminars, and performances. The idea is to have… Read more »