New Music Seminar Set for June in NYC

The indie label panel, held during the New Music Seminar, 2013. From left: Charles Caldas, CEO, Merlin; Matt Harmon, president, Beggars Group; Michael Goldstone, founder, Mom+Pop; Patrick Moxey, president and CEO, Ultra; Josh Deutsch, chairman and CEO, Downtown; Cliff Chenfield, Razor & Tie; Scott Robinson, CEO, Dualtone; Kenny Gates, founder, PIAS (Matthew Eisman)

The annual New Music Seminar will return to New York City on June 21-23 at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel. NMS organizers say over 180 speakers will be on hand at the meeting, along with live performances from emerging artists looking to impress industry movers-and-shakers. The seminar also includes the fourth annual SoundExchange Summit and the SoundExchange PULSE Awards, honoring artists in the digital radio streaming music space.

"The NMS projections for the music industry continue to become reality, but too many great artists and songs continue to wallow in obscurity despite the massive technological changes. In 2014, only 63 percent of U.S. music industry revenue came from actual sales of recordings, physical or digital," said NMS executive director Tom Silverman. "In five years, sales revenue will plummet to less than 30 percent of total revenue. How will artists break in this new music business? How will the industry monetize music? The New Music Seminar brings together the future executives of the music business with its current leaders to negotiate the path to a bigger and better music ecosystem for all of us."

This year's seminar kicks off with the New Music Nights festival on June 21, with a red carpet event featuring the NMS "Artist on the Verge" Top 3 Showcase. More artists will perform throughout the week at various showcases. Registration details can be found at newmusicseminar.com.