This year, NMS again features the SoundExchange Summit focused on the growth in streaming, and how labels and artists can maximize revenues. A third day of educational programming is also added to the schedule.
Here are some of the highlights:
Producer’s Movement: Nile Rodgers and Atlantic chairman/ceo Craig Kallman are joined by Howard Benson and Andy Kipnes to discuss the evolution and current role of the music producer.
The A&R Movement:Talya Elitzer(Capitol), Alyssa Castiglia (Island Records), Brandon Davis (Atlantic), Jon Coombs (SC Publishing), Jenna Rubenstein (Insieme Music Publishing, Glassnote Entertainment), Austin Rice (Columbia Records), Jessica Strassman (Columbia Records),and Patch Culbertson (Republic Records), conducted by Island president David Massey (President, Island Records).
Independent Labels Coming to Power: Ed Vetri (Wind-up Records), Craig Balsam (Razor & Tie), Michael Goldstone (Mom + Pop), Kris Gillespie (Domino), Shannon Houchins (Average Joes Entertainment) and Steve Greenberg (S-Curve Music) discuss market share and why independent labels may be a better choice for artists than majors. Conducted by Secretly Canadian Label co-owner Darius Van Arman.
Dance Music: Not Another Disco Bubble: Patrick Moxey (Ultra Records), Geronimo (SiriusXM), Prem Akkaraju (SFX Entertainment), Andrew Goldstone (Red Light Management), Glenn Mendlinger (Astralwerks), Senthil Chadambaram (Dancing Astronaut) and Lee Anderson (AM Only)
Music Subscription: Ralph Simon (Mobilium Global), Mark Piibe (Sony Music), Stephen Bryan (Warner Music Group), Paul Springer (Rhapsody) and Tamara Hrivnak (Google Play Music)
High Resolution Audio is Coming. Michael Fremer(Analog Planet), Spencer Chrislu (Warner Music Group), Steve Guttenberg (CNET), Alan Silverman (Arf! Mastering) and Jerry Harrison (Producer/Performer, Talking Heads)
Midem’s The Globalization of Music: Daniel Glass (Glassnote Entertainment), Dan Chalmers (ADA UK), Steven Hill (Warp Records), Andy Chen (Aspiro Group) and Rich Riley (Shazam), conducted by Bill Werde (Guggenheim Digital).
Legal: Fox Rothschild will present CLE Accredited movements on the Big Four Artist Agreements: A state-of-the-art overview of the main artist contracts; So Sue Me– everything you need to know about litigation; Music Publishing; and Artist Label Deals.
In the evening, NMS will present New Music Nights, two nights of live music featuring more than 70 Artists on the Verge, a curated selection of the best emerging artists, that will take over venues in the East Village and Lower East Side of New York.
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