The New Music Seminar Announces Keynote Speaker Daniel Ek Of Spotify-Feb 2nd In L.A.


January 14th, 2009, New York, NY – The original New Music Seminar (NMS), is pleased to announce Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify, as the keynote speaker for the upcoming Los Angeles New Music Seminar taking place on February 2nd at the Henry Fonda Theater. Spotify, under the leadership of Ek is the innovative new music technology and service that has taken Europe by storm and is now poised to enter the US market with equal force.

“New Music Seminar has a reputation for bringing together artists, industry executives and entrepreneurs and discussing how the music business can be revolutionized. I’m looking forward to talking directly with artists and labels about how they can use services such as Spotify to help redefine how music is marketed and distributed.” – Daniel Ek.

Leaders from across the front edges of music, technology and beyond will speak and share ideas during this one day music, networking and educational extravaganza. NMS is the must attend one day for the industry (artists, managers, labels, etc…) who are seeking to learn and understand how to help artists “rise above the noise floor” in a shifting musical landscape.

Other featured players (panelists) include: über producer; Rodney Jerkins, Kevin Lyman; President/founder Warped 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. **Full panel listing is below.

The full day conference will include a symphony of four “movements” (focused discussion groups), 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.

“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

Then New Music Seminar will also host the exclusive After Grammy Jammy Opening Night Party at The Viper Room, located at 8852 West Sunset Blvd, on Monday evening February 1st, 2010. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception where delegates can network and schmooze between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. This will be followed by a private show attended exclusively by NMS 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 Indie Label Members and a host of new technology companies. 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 6:45 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 New Music Seminar is the epicenter of a new movement. The NMS is the creative crucible where new ideas are hatched and new collaborations formed. The New Music Seminar is a meeting of the architects of the next music business; the creators, the investors, the technological visionaries, those for whom music is a passion that they cannot do without.”

The conference will feature Keynote address and four Movements:

1st Movement Success & FRM: Conductor Tom Silverman
Tom Silverman Tommy Boy/NMS Founder
Mike Doernberg ReverbNation Founder
Bryan Calhoun SoundExchange VP, New Media / External Affairs
Ian Rogers Topspin President
Bruce Houghton Hypebot President
Frank Cooper Pepsi Chief Marketing Officer

Keynote: Daniel Ek: Founder Spotify

2nd Movement Marketing: Conductor Jon Healy
Jon Healy LA Times Editorial Writer
Greg Estes Mozes VP Marketing / Client Services
Alexandra Patsavas Chop Shop Music Supervisor
Derek Sivers CD Baby Founder
Corey Denis Not Shocking Founder

3rd Movement Creative: Conductor Jason Bentley
Jason Bentley KCRW Program Director
Justin Tranter Semi-Precious Weapons Lead Singer
Elliot Wilson Rap Radar Founder/Owner
Rodney Jerkins Darkchild Productions/Records Producer
Tom Jackson President

4th Movement Touring: Conductor Dave Lory
Dave Lory DJL Live Music Productions Chairman / CEO
Martin Atkins Tour:Smart / Invisible Records Author
Kevin Lyman Warp Tour/4fini Productions President
Eliott Lefko Golden Voice/AEG VP
Martin Winsch Mountain Ent./ Mgr Corey Smith

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. Artists have never had so much power to control their own careers and build their success. This affordable, one-day event gives artists and their representatives the knowledge, tools and connections to step into the tomorrow’s music business today. Delegates get an intense program including a keynote speech and four Movements with an incisive curriculum redefining the music business from the artists’ perspective. Delegates all receive the New Music Business Guidebook filled with important do’s and don’ts by the experts, tips, information, forms and essential websites and blogs. The NMS Schmoozatorium will have important exhibits by companies to help artists with their careers and amazing networking opportunities