"Join us as we set the stage for the most exciting music business era since the 80's," wrote New Music Seminar founder and music business magnate Tom Silverman in a statement today announcing the return, this June, of the New York-based conference.
To be held at the New Yorker Hotel June 9-11, the New Music Seminar will bring together some of music's biggest brains and highest-powered executives -- including PepsiCo's Frank Cooper III, Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises' president John Sykes, VEVO president and CEO Rio Caraeff, Virgin Records' CCO Ron Fair, SoundExchange president Michael J. Huppe and Atlantic Records' chairman and CEO Craig Kallman -- to "share, discuss and cultivate innovative ideas and partnerships for the new music industry," as a release puts it.A
"The New Music Seminar is the place where artists, producers, songwriters, managers, publishers, labels, and agents get together with the businesses that use music to drive attention and engagement. Together we must proactively come up with solutions that encourage new business models that will generate new revenue to artists, songwriters and their partners. We predict that the next decade of music will be the greatest the music business has ever seen," said Silverman in a statement.
NMS' two featured partners this year are performance rights organizations SoundExchange (returning for its second year) and SESAC.