May 03, 2013

Independent’s Day Music Conference May 11th in Philadelphia

If you're within a commutable distance of Philadelphia, you should consider attending the upcoming Independent's Day conference in Philadelphia. It's a full-day music event on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts (meaning you'll be surrounded by world-class venues and the famous Philadelphia International Records) that includes networking opportunities as well as panels and TED-style presentations from some of today's best and brightest in the music industry. It also includes a chance to submit your music and get feedback from a live panel of key experts and decision makers within your genre. 

Independent’s Day™ is an annual one-day conference focusing on entrepreneurship for the music maker.  This event brings together the best minds from the music industry with those in business and social media worlds.  The day is split between high impact TED-style presentations, pitchathons and a networking reception.

Saturday May 11, 2013        
University of the Arts, Caplan Performance Center 211 South Broad Street, Philadelphia 19102
REGISTRATION- 9:00am-9:45am
MORNING SESSIONS- 10:00am-12:15pm
KEYNOTE:  Justin Kalifowitz (President, Downtown Music Publishing, Co-Founder Songtrust)
LUNCH (included)
RECEPTION – 5:00-6:00pm
Speakers include:

  • Jeff Lopez- CEO, Gloob Marketing
  • Monika Julien- Cornerstone Promotion
  • Michael Fiebach- Founder and CEO, Fame House
  • Katonah Coster- Marketing Manager, Fame House
  • Eric Hahn- Marketing Director, Fame House
  • Rick Goetz-Musician Coaching
  • Jeff Price- Founder TuneCore, Founder spinArt Records
  • Tony van Veen, CEO, AVL Digital Group (CD Baby, Disc Makers)
  • Janney Montgomery Scott's JP Cummins
  • Justin Kalifowitz- President, Downtown Music Publishing; co-Founder, Songtrust

Pitchathon panelists include: 

  • Helen Little-On Air personality iHeart Radio/107.9FM
  • Vance DeBose- President, Ruffhouse Records
  • Michael McArthur- Mama’s Boy/KWL Enterprises
  • Craig Hayes- radio personality
  • Bryant Pugh- Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, MD Sharon Baptist Church
  • BJ Shores- Recording Artist
  • Bruce Warren- WXPN, Founder Some Velvet Blog
  • Wendy Rollins- Assistant Program Director, Radio 104.5FM

Session 1: YOU Are the Brand 
Session 2: Understanding the Purpose of Digital PR & Social Media Marketing 
Session 3:  Fanbase Building: YouTube vs. Facebook vs. Tumblr 
Session 4: Everything You Need to Forget About the Music Business
Session 5:  YouTube: How it makes money on your videos, songs, and recordings, and why it has to pay you. 

KEYNOTE  (12:15pm) 
Justin Kalifowitz- President, Downtown Music Publishing; co-Founder, Songtrust

Lunch Served- (1-2pm)


BUSINESS 1- Building A Better Business Plan 
BUSINESS 2: Going Horizontal- Diversify Your Business for Broader Success 

PITCHATHONS (2:15- 3:45) 
What if you had the chance to listen in on the closed doors meeting where your music is discussed by industry decision makers?  Here’s your chance- four groups of experts will listen to selected tracks and discuss them from a music and marketing perspective.  There will be Pitchathons in R&B/Hip Hop, Gospel/CCM, Indie/Rock, and Dance/ EDM 

Submissions Open! 
The Philadelphia Chapter is now accepting music submissions for the afternoon panel discussions which will include breakouts by genre including Indie/Rock, R&B/Hip-Hop, Gospel/CCM, and EDM/Dance. 
To submit music to be considered Register Here! And make sure to send your MP3 to once you have registered. 

How will artists and band make money 5 years from now- what are the growing or new revenue streams to be looking at?  Many ideas, many opinions- let’s hear what the experts are predicting!


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