TWO DAYS OF MUSIC BUSINESS  

 

 

MILLENNIUM MUSIC CONFERENCE AGENDA 2014*

http://www.musicconference.net

Thursday, February 20, 201
The Central Hotel & Conference Center - Best Western Premier
800 East Park Drive Harrisburg, PA 17111

http://www.thecentralhotelharrisburg.com/

3:00pm Early Hotel Check In & Atrium Bar Meet & Greet
5:00pm to 8:00pm Buzz Bag Stuff, Registration & Trade Show Set Up
8:00pm Kick Off Party - O'Reilly's Tap Room w/Pabst Blue Ribbon! 

Friday, February 21, 2014
The Central Hotel & Conference Center Harrisburg, PA
Daytime Events (Credentials Required*)
11:00am Trade Show Open (Atrium & Heritage Room)
11:00am to 5:00pm Registration/Information Desk Open
1:00pm to 5:00pm Conference Music Business Sessions, Mentoring
** Registration Credentials are required from 11am to 5pm

1:00pm to 2:00pm Central E - Use Your Head - Loren Weisman
You know more about the music business than you realize Seminar with Loren Weisman. Most people have a solid grasp of many of the key elements of the music industry because of experiences and intelligence in other parts of their lives. The only problem is that many artists don't apply that experience and knowledge to their careers, getting themselves in a great deal of trouble. "Use Your Head" is a crash course hour of comparing and contrasting the fundamentals you already know in life and applying them to the music business to help you get that much more organized and on the right path. From Financing to Social Media, Branding to Marketing and Recording to Touring, this hour will identify some obvious elements that you can apply immediately to make tomorrow go that much better for you and your career.  Loren Weisman - Brain Grenade Entertainment

1:00pm to 2:00pm Central D - Legal Issues for Independent Artists
Marc T. Levin, Esquire of Weber Gallagher moderates this of entertainment law experts delivering the know how in making the best decisions regarding representation as well as answering the most common questions such as when should I get representation? What kind of contracts do I really need? And the ever worrisome, How much does it cost? Lawyers can be your friends and this bunch will not only give you the tips to move forward with, but they will also deliver the information in a down to earth, easy to understand way.
Marc T. Levin,Esq. - Weber Gallagher LLP (Moderator)
Bernard M. Resnick,Esq. - Bernard M. Resnick, Esq., P.C.
Paul C. Rapp, Esq. - The Law Office of Paul C. Rapp

1:00pm to 2:00pm Central C - Recording, Producing and Mastering Your Music.
A mix of producers, studio owners, mixers and engineers discuss some of the best tips, approaches, ideas and methods to achieve the best recordings with the least hassle and least cost. Understanding the connection and the translation between the creative side of your songs moving to the recording and production phase can help speed up the process and save money. From pre-production preparation to tracking, from mixing to mastering, this panel will bring you some great information on recording your music for today's music industry.
Jordan Tishler - Digital Bear Entertainment (Moderator)
Bobby Gentilo - RightCoast Recording, Inc.
Dr. Louis deLise - deLise Studios
Stephan Held - StevenHeroProductions LLC
Joe Trojak - Progressive Enterprises

1:00pm to 2:30pm Cameron Room - 

1:00pm to 2:30pm Harris Room - Mentoring & Demo Listening Sessions (Sign-up)

2:30pm to 3:30pm Central E -  Your Music As A Buisness -
Paul C. Rapp, Esq.
Entertainment lawyer, writer and musician Paul Rap will lead a spirited and frank workshop on practical and strategic legal considerations for the working musician. Topics will include copyrights, trademarks, band, publishing, co-songwriter and management agreements, performing rights organizations, digital aggregators, online music licensing services, online streaming services, and using samples and recording cover versions.  
Lots of time for Q & A too. Paul C. Rapp, Esq. - The Law Office of Paul C. Rapp, Albany Law School

2:30pm to 3:30pm Central D Branding & Marketing for Independent Acts & Artists.
Branding your act is about telling your story. Your logo, website design and layout, fashion choices, cd & vinyl packaging, newsletters,  blogs,  videos, social media platforms, t-shirts and and alot more go into establishing a unique persona for your band, a personality that reflects the members as musicians and performers. Join our panel of industry professionals as they discuss the ways your act can engage fans and set your band apart from the rest with smart branding.
Brian Cronin - MirrorImage Media, LLC
Chris Kurtz - TheMediatwist Group & Feld Entertainment
Jason Spiewak - JLSArtist Management
Jessica Garcia - Springwood Productions
John Moyer - Disturbed& Adrenaline Mob
Lou Plaia -  Co-Founder, ReverbNation.com

2:30pm to 3:30pm Central C - Publishing, Licensing & Copyright.
One of the most crucial elements of success in today’s industry is clearly understanding and preparing yourself and your music for publishing in today's market. This panel, is made up Publishers, Publishing Companies and Music Supervisors that have had success with music, collected royalties and distributed them to the composers. Should you start your own publishing company? Should you sign your music with a publisher or music supervisor? What are the best ways to get your music published are just a few topics that will be addressed.
Paula M. Savastano - SSA Music (Moderator)
Robert Case - New Pants Publishing
Michael Davenport - Expressive Artists
Les Scott - Source Q Boutique
Sherri Mullen - RDSD Publishing
Joey Welz - Canadian American Records

2:30pm to 3:30pm Cameron Room - Maximizing Revenue Streams - Wordsmith, NU Revolution Entertainment 
Wordsmith has been able to maximize his music income through License deals, Writing off business expenses, Internet Radio Spins, Commercial Radio Spins, Youtube/Vevo Views, Shows, Album Sales, Merchandise, Jingles, Songwriting & Lectures. His Workshop details the methods used to achieve several revenue streams within the music business, Signing up for PRO Societies (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, Soundexchange, AARC & PRS Music) and how they pay you, why its beneficial to save all music related receipts during the year for tax write offs, signing up for the biggest internet station Pandora Radio, How to get started in the licensing field and the benefits to opening up an independent label.

2:30pm to 3:30pm Harris Room - Mentoring & Demo Listening Sessions (Sign-up)

4:00pm to 5:00pm Central E - Navigating The Copyright Maze.
Dr. E. Michael Harrington
 is a composer, musician, consultant, professor, teaches courses in music entrepreneurship and the future of the music industry at the Berklee College of Music.  In this workshop Dr. Harrington will discuss how copyright law helps songwriters iesmake money, but also what to do when problems arise – how one can avoid being sued for infringement, what to do if you think your song has been stolen, what are the rights and responsibilities of co-writers, and new issues involving copyright.
Dr. E. Michael Harrington - Berklee College of Music, E Michael Music

4:00pm to 5:00pm Central D Breaking into the World of Gaming Sound
The versatile sound needs of the gaming industry can range from voice over recording, Sound FX, and in-game music tracks, to full promotional trailer scores. Join panelists from game studios big and small as they share their sound needs and how they go about searching for individuals that are up to the challenge. Benefit from their unique perspective on sound in the gaming industry and discover how you can break into the exciting world of gaming sound creation.
Jonathan Del Toro - Writer,Producer
Michael Curran - Firaxis
Tyler Yohe - BrokenCrown Games

4:00pm to 5:00pm Central C - Successful Touring, Routing, Booking & Marketing.  A panel of promoters, agents, managers, talent buyers and touring musicians will examine strategies for successful touring that only experience can teach.  Consider raising money, planning the itinerary, selecting appropriate live music venues, properly promoting, maximizing tour profits with merchandise and planning for inevitable emergencies while on tour. Like keeping the band together!
Andrew Goodfriend - TKO Agency
Chris Kurtz - TheMediatwist Group & Feld Entertainment

Gregg Barley - Chameleon Club
Jason Spiewak - JLS Artist Management 

Lou Plaia - Co-Founder, ReverbNation
Ryan 'Mac' Macaluso - Macaluso Agency/The Champ

4:00pm to 5:00pm Cameron Room - Owning the Stage: The Brain Matter of Musician Success - Steven M Cartun, MD
Developing stellar musical performances, being in synch with your band, and developing a fan base that cares about your success, is the dream of every musician. Learn about the fun, yet challenging tools, from the fascinating world of applied psychology that will get you there. This indispensable custom program, integrated from cutting edge psychological research at such venerable institutions as Julliard, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and even the CIA (non-classified research), will provide the engine for your musical gifts. You will leave with a much better understanding of yourself, your fans, and your band members. You will also leave with a concrete strategy that will help you obtain your career goals.

4:00pm to 5:00pm Harris Room - Mentoring & Demo Listening

Sessions (Sign-up)
5:15pm - Keynote - tbd
6:00pm Daytime Close
7:00pm - 2:00am Showcases at Venues

* Registration Credentials are required from 11am to 5pm

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Central Hotel & Conference Center Harrisburg, PA
Daytime Events (Credentials Required*)

11:00am Trade Show & Mentoring Open (Atrium & Heritage Room)
11:00am to 5:00pm Registration/Information Desk Open
1:00am to 5:00pm Conference Music Business Sessions, Mentoring

* Registration Credentials are required from 11am to 5pm

1:00pm to 2:00pm Central E -  Marketing Your Music For Film & Television - Les Scott.  In this workshop, Les will present current information on the current trends of how music is selected, how to pick a company to work with, how to approach these companies and how to prepare your recording for presentation. It will also include what legal documents that will be required, how a song and a recording are owned with performance releases and collaboration agreements. You also learn what the typical flow of the earnings from a tv placement would be and have time to ask questions.   Les Scott - Source Q Boutique

1:00pm to 2:00pm Central D -  Songwriting Workshop with Phil Nicolo & Lawrence Gelburd. 
Phil and Lawrence want you to bring your hit song, guitar or keyboard to this workshop. Don't be shy!  They will analyze and arrange your song in each aspect from the overall structure to the finest details that time allows. Song structure, melodic shaping, harmonies, modulations, augmentation and diminution......it's all here!
Phil Nicolo - Studio 4 Recording, Revel Music Group, NARAS
Lawrence Gelburd - Gelboni-Integrated Ent., Wharton School, NARAS

1:00pm to 2:00pm Central C - Take Your Singing from So-So to Standout! Celia Slattery, MA     
Do you want to improve your vocal performance but not end up sounding mass produced - or like an opera star? Find out what Somatic Voicework(tm) can do for you!  In this workshop, Celia Slattery will introduce the fundamentals of healthy voice technique, and demonstrate how you can connect more powerfully to your audiences through your unique vocal expression. There will be an opportunity for a few participants to receive one-on-one coaching, please bring an instrument or back-up track and sign up at the door. 
Celia Slattery, MA - Somatic Voicework, Teacher/Performer

1:00pm to 2:00om Cameron Room - In The Key Of Success: The Jump Start Strategy. - Cheryl B. Engelhardt.  Whether you are looking to transition to being a full-time musician or have been for some time, this seminar will coach you through what really matters to you...and if you're not sure, that's the first thing you'll figure out. - Cheryl will work with you to get clear on your career goals and then take the actual steps to making money doing what you love. This result-oriented workshop, led by the touring performer/recording artist and full-time composer will be the kick in the a** you and your career (and your bank account) have been craving. Leave with all the tools you need to jump start your life of music; no matter what stage you're at.  Cheryl B. Engelhardt - CBE Music

1:00pm to 2:30pm Harris Room - Mentoring & Demo Listening Sessions (Sign-up)

2:30pm to 3:30pm Central E -ReverbNation Workshop with Lou Plaia.ReverbNation provides more than 2 million artists/bands, managers, labels, venues, festival/event/tour promoters and other music industry professionals with powerful, easy-to-use technology to promote and prosper online.  Join Co-founder Lou Plaia and see how ReverbNation provides these folks with powerful marketing & business tools to compete in the social media age as well as offering them high quality opportunities in the form of licensing deals, lucrative brand sponsorship programs, and high-profile concert bookings. ReverbNation operates worldwide with customers on every continent and more than 30 million visitors come to ReverbNation.com every month.
Lou Plaia - ReverbNation Co-Founder/EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations 

2:30pm to 3:30pm Central D -  
Raising Money On Kickstarter: Funding platforms for your projects.
Artists that both used and raised funds for their projects on Kickstarter will be delivering a round table style panel on the who, what, where, why, when and how of fundraising for projects. These artists will share and explain how they did it from setting up the page and making the video, to the reward offers to how money is received. Kickstarter has become a key part of crowd funding and these artists will walk you through how they did it with the best steps to follow and the best things to avoid.  

2:30pm to 3:30pm Central C - Producers Panel. 
Producers? Who needs them?? An in-depth look at the past and current role of the music Producer. Explores the contribution producers make to music and the development of new and established Artist's.  How to decide on a producer and how to connect with them. What to ask and look for when discussing your project. 
David Ivory - Ivory Productions, Flexitone Records, NARAS (Moderator) 
Jim Cravero - East Coast Recording Company
Rob DiIoia -Diioia Beats, Artist & Producer Engineer
Ryan Schwabe - RareMP3s, MAD Dragon Studios

2:30pm to 3:30pm Cameron Room - The Really Sexy Art of Getting Paid - Jordan Tischler.  
There was a time when recording an album was part of the deal.  You made the album (with someone else's money) and took it on the road.  You got paid as the album sold, and for touring!  Fast forward to the Internet Age, and you know the story, that whole model has been stood on its ear.  So what's a band to do?  Many have given up on selling records at all.  They think it's a loss-leader for their ticket sales.  But that discourages making the quality records that fans demand, and frankly gives up on what used to be 50% of your income!  Surely there must be a better way.  And there is!  Come and let's discuss how you can recapture some of that buzz and revenue. Join Jordan Tischler of Digital Beat Entertainment for a sexy workshop.
Jordan Tishler - Digital Bear Entertainment

2:30pm to 3:30pm Harris Room - Mentoring & Demo Listening Sessions (Sign-up)

4:00pm to 5:00pm Central E - Mistakes Musicians Make - Jason Rubal
In this special one hour presentation Jason Rubal of Seventh Wave Studios is talking about common mistakes artists make that hold them back from achieving their goals. Topics will include handling shows and finding your audience. With his name on over a quarter-of-a-million records around the world, Jason has quickly become the authority for underground edgy artists. is talking about common mistakes artists make that hold them back from achieving their goals. Topics will include handling shows and finding your audience. With his name on over a quarter-of-a-million records around the world, Jason has quickly become the authority for underground edgy artists.   Jason Rubal - Seventh Wave Studio

4:00pm to 5:00pm Central D -  New Media & Marketing for Musicians.
A panel of industry experts will talk about how new media is revolutionizing the industry and what these changes will mean for musicians, singers and songwriters over the next decade. Are internet-driven technologies like blogs, RSS, web video productions, podcasts and social-networking platforms the way to go? Should old media still have a place in your strategy? Learn about new ways of building your fan base and getting your music heard. There will be an extensive Q & A. So, bring your questions!
Aaron Burton - SpinApp Mobile, Inc./Fizzkicks 
Dr. E. Michael Harrington - Berklee College of Music, E Michael Music
Loren Weisman - EDYP
Michael Rathfon - 
American Music Theater
Stephan Held - StevenHeroProductions LLC

4:00pm to 5:00pm Central C - When DIY is not enough!
You can do A LOT yourself in the music industry. You're already making new music, getting gigs, winning contests, selling cd's & merch and turning casual fans into rabid followers. Now you're ready for some help to take you to the next level. This panel of musicians and industry professionals will share success strategies. Whether its a lawyer, manager, agent, publisher, producer or best friend. They need to have the time, the connections, the outside perspective and willingness to share some of the responsibility of making your music career grow.
Amaryllis Santiago - Syllirama Entertainment, LLC
Andrew Goodfriend - TKO Agency
Brian Cronin - MirrorImage Media, LLC
Michael Davenport - Expressive Artists
Paul C. Rapp, Esq. - The Law Office of Paul C. Rapp

4:00 to 5:00pm Cameron Room -  Getting CDs Made on a Budget  - A Practical Workshop. Tracy Files - Echo Data
Tracy Files of Echo Data explains how to manage mission critical supply chain operations with lower cost and greater efficiency.  Manufacturing and selling your own CD's is more important than ever in the artists' arsenal of revenue streams. Topics covered will be Recording and Mastering on a budget, Artwork Design on a budget, Packaging options for smaller runs. This workshop offers practical solutions to the dilemma of CD production vs. CD Duplication and how many discs should you really produce to make the most of your dollars and get a professional quality product.   

4:00pm to 5:00pm Harris Room - Mentoring & Demo Listening Sessions (Sign-up)

5:15pm  Keynote tbd
6:00pm Daytime Close
7:00pm - 2:00am Showcases at Venues

** Registration Credentials are required from 11am to 5pm
 All events are subject to change and alteration.

Sunday, February 23, 2014  Rock 'n Roll Brunch 10am to 2om O'Reilly's Tap Room & Kitchen


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In 2014 the Millennium Music Conference will feature two full days of music business panels, clinics, workshops, day stage, one-on-one mentoring & demo listening sessions and industry trade show. This conference is your opportunity to meet and learn from music producers, managers, agents, promoters,
talent buyers, publicists, publishers, studio engineers, radio station executives, attorneys, songwriters, recording artists, CD manufacturers, distributors, radio and record label representatives.

If you are a musician, have a music industry related business or want to get into the business you should register to attend this event. Panels, clinics, and workshops discuss topical issues and examine technological advances that
impact the future of musicians, new music and the music business. Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the seminars, network on the trade show floor, perform on the convention center day stage, and sign-up
for "one-on-one" mentoring & demo listening sessions with industry professionals.

This music conference is the most affordable and musician friendly event of it's kind in the country. You, your band or music industry related business need to be represented at this event. Networking at this music conference will provide you with the tools and contacts to take your music business skills to the next level; but you must submit to showcase or register to get your MMC laminate.

Early Bird Registration until December 31, 2013 ............ $55.00
Discounted Registration until January 31, 2014 .............. $55.00
Registration after December 31, 2013 ........................... $75.00
Registration after February 7, 2014 ............................... $100.00

*Discounted registration for any students, military, NARAS, BMI, SEASAC and MEIEA members is $55.00 until February 10, 2014. Call us for more information.

*Acts that submit to showcase do not need to register. All showcasing acts and artists receive free Performer's Credentials and do not need to register for the conference.


HOW TO REGISTER:
1. Register by submittng your act to showcase.
2. Register online with MissionTix.
3. Register by phone during regular business hours at 717-221-1124
4. Download, fill out & mail in the Registration Form with your payment.

All who pay to register to attend the conference recieve:

  • A personalized MMC laminate good for all official conference events. The All Access pass is also good for entrance into hospitality parties and discounts from the host hotel, exhibitors, advertisers, sponsors and select restaurants during the event.
  • Registrants receive a listing in and copy of the MMC Conference Directory
  • A copy of the 2014 MMC Compilation Double CD
  • The MMC Buzz Bag full of promotional items and inserts

    SPEAKERS, MENTORS, & INDUSTRY PARTNERS
    The Millennium Music Conference will host over 150 music industry
  • professionals at the 18th annual conference on February 20-23, 2014. Industry professionals who wish to participate are required to submit bioigraphical information and a jpeg photo to the conference director by December 1, 2013.

    Speakers participate in and conduct over 30 panels, clinics and music business workshops. All speakers are afforded Free conference bag Inserts and guarenteed mentoring table slots. Mentors reserve slots at tables for the one-on-one mentoring sessions in the ballroom from Noon to 5:00PM. The one-on-one mentoring and demo listening sessions are one of the highlights of this event every year. Last year's event featured 16 mentoring tables on Saturday.

    Email your bio and a jpeg photo to MMCHBG@gmail.com for consideration
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    INTERNS, VOLUNTEERS, SCHOLARSHIPS
    Each year the conference has about 20 positions for staff. Our work starts in June of 2013. The director also awards registration scholarships for musicians or acts that travel a long distance or for individuals and acts that express hardship in a written letter. Interested parties should communicate their interest in scholarship opportunities to the conference director after August 2013 and no later than January 17, 2014. MMCHBG@gmail.com for more info.

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