11:00 AM
to 12:15 PM

A Dream Deferred: Black Rock
13 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  From the transatlantic success of bands like TV On the Radio and Bloc Party to the New York Times' infamous recognition of "blipsters" or "black people who rock" in early 2007, it has become clear that something's afoot regarding the progressive music and alternative lifestyles of blacks in the West. However, twenty-odd years after the founding of the Black Rock Coalition -- and four decades since Jimi Hendrix revolutionized the planet via electric kozmic blues -- full parity for black sonic self-determination remains a dream deferred.
  Daphne Brooks (Princeton University), Kandia Crazy Horse (Anschutz Distinguished Fellow, Princeton University), Rob Fields (Boldaslove.us), Wendy Fonarow (Anthropology), Duane Harriott (Co-Founder/Sales Clerk, Audio Archeology/OtherMusic)

11:00 AM
to 12:15 PM

Bloggers Are Now In Charge
121 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Amid the rubble of the music industry, a new breed of music enthusiasts has established instantaneous and direct links to like-minded fans. What exactly is their impact on the scene?
  Robert Duffy (Founder, donewaiting.com), Justin Gage (Founder, Aquarium Drunkard), Bill Pearis (BrooklynVegan.com), Glenn Peoples (Coolfer.com), Janet Timmons (Editor, Out the Other.com)

11:00 AM
to 12:15 PM

Indie Labels Keep the Faith
72 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Where music lovers and the culture business intersect, you'll find independent labels. As economic realities continue to hit hard, crafty indies are still selling music and still developing artists. As the recent Grammy sweep of 'Raising Sand' illustrates, the sector is viable and increasingly relevant.
  (Managing Dir, Wildflower Records), Howard Greynolds (Touch and Go/Overcoat Management), Ken Irwin (Owner/A&R, Rounder Records), Josh Rosenfeld (Barsuk Records), Portia Sabin (Owner, Kill Rock Stars), Nan Warshaw (Co-Owner, Bloodshot Records)

11:00 AM
to 12:15 PM

Quickies #3: People Who Pay Money for Music
31 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  This Quickies Session is exactly what it says. Labels, performance rights organizations, publishers, and music supervisors will be represented. We don't claim they'll lay out money on the spot, but these are good people to meet.
  Bradley Collins (Dir Writer-Publisher Rel, BMI), John Mullins (Dir Writer Rels, SESAC), Lisa Nupoff (A&R, Warner Brothers Records), Clay Pasternack (CPI/Burnside Dist), Steven Scharf (Pres, Steven Scharf Entertainment/Carlin America), Jay Sloan (Sr Dir of Creative Affairs, ASCAP)

11:00 AM
to 12:15 PM

Should Artists Be Paid for Radio Airplay?
21 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first U.S. Copyright Act that granted creators of all performable works the right to be paid a royalty each time their work was performed -- all works, that is, except for sound recordings. Recording artists and musicians are seeking to amend the law so that they can get paid for AM/FM radio airplay. But should radio be required to pay? Artists and representatives of the radio industry debate the hot button issues raised by this important subject that is getting so much attention in the entertainment community and on Capitol Hill.
  Ray Benson (Bismeaux Productions LLC), Terrie Bjorklund (Assoc General Counsel/Copyright & Intellectual Property, AFTRA), Jody Evans (Program Dir, KUT Radio 90.5FM), Scott Gillmore (Emmis Communications), John Simson (Exec Dir, SoundExchange)

11:00 AM
to 12:15 PM

There's Still Lots Of Money In Songwriting and Music Publishing
43 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Todd and Jeff Brabec, authors of "Music, Money and Success," present their popular seminar, which includes solid, up-to-date information on where the money is in the music biz.
  Jeffrey Brabec (Chrysalis Music Group), Todd Brabec (Adjunct Assoc Professor/Author, USC Music Industry Dept/Music Money & Success)

12:30 PM
to 1:45 PM

A&R 3.0
41 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The next generation of A&R is here. The field is evolving at the forefront of a new music industry. How is A&R adapting to new platforms in the music discovery space, and what does A&R mean today? Find out which traditional A&R methods are still effective, which ones aren't, and how A&R practices are changing.
  (VP A&R, Warner Brothers Records), Louie Bandak (A&R, Interscope Records), Daniel Glass (Glassnote Entertainment Group), Teresa LaBarbera Whites (Sr VP A&R, Jive Records), Steven Melrose (VP A&R/Labels North America, EMI), Paula Moore (Sr VP Music Strategy, A&R, LP33.tv), Greg Sowders (Sr VP/Head of A&R US, Warner/Chappell), (SVP A&R, RCA Music Group)

12:30 PM
to 1:45 PM

History of British Indies
35 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Like the great American indies of the '40s and '50s - Atlantic, Chess, King, Sun, Vee-Jay, Imperial, Savoy, Specialty, Liberty, Elektra, and Cameo - who preceded and inspired them, UK indies have been kicking against the majors and all other obstacles for generations now. Brains and brawn are needed in equal parts to put out classic records and nurture significant careers. That combination can be seen in the work of Blackhill Enterprises, Mute, Rough Trade, and Cooking Vinyl. Join noted American indie pioneer Seymour Stein of Sire Records in discussion with a distinguished group of rabble-rousers.
  Martin Goldschmidt (MD, Cooking Vinyl), Peter Jenner (Sincere Management), David Katznelson (Pres, Birdman Recording Group Inc), Seymour Stein (CEO, Sire Records), Simon Raymonde (Owner/Man Dir, Bella Union), Geoff Travis (Managing Dir, Rough Trade Records)

12:30 PM
to 2:00 PM

Mentor Session 3
15 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sign-up begins half an hour before the mentor session. Sessions are scheduled in fifteen-minute increments. You can only sign up for sessions on the day that they are held.
  Dez Dickerson (Pres/CEO, Pavilion Entertainment), Marc Lipkin (Dir of Pub, Alligator Records), Mike Martinovich (Owner, Flatiron Management), Alasdair McMullan (Exec VP , EMI Music), Peter Rauh (Owner/Artist Mgr, The Nehru Ellis Co), Alicia J Rose (Co-Owner/Talent Buyer/Photographer, Mississippi Studios/Alicia J Rose Photography), Thaddeus Rudd (Pres, The Rebel Group), John Strohm (Atty, Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP)

12:30 PM
to 1:45 PM

Placing Your Music in Film and TV
70 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Music supervisors can raise the profile of an indie band by thoughtful placement in a popular project. Conversely, the use of music in a film or on a show doesn't guarantee attention, and the payday can vary wildly. Survey the range of possibilities with our prime time players and stars of the silver screen.
  Jennifer Czeisler (VP Licensing, Sub Pop Records), Marianne Goode (VP Music, Lifetime Networks), Season Kent (Music Supervisor, Relativity Media LLC), (), Alexandra Patsavas (Owner, Chop Shop Music), Alicen Schneider (VP Music Creative Svcs, NBC Universal TV Music), Madonna Wade-Reed (Music Supervisor, Whoopsie Daisy)

12:30 PM
to 1:45 PM

The Song and the Story Behind It
22 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The song itself doesn't tell the whole story. There's more to the development of the words and the music of noted songwriters' favorite songs than meets the eye. Presented in conjunction with BMI.
  Ed Harcourt (), (Artist, Jessica Lea Mayfield), (3 Ring Circus Records), (VP, BMI)

2:00 PM
to 3:15 PM

SXSW Keynote: Quincy Jones
136 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Impresario and multi-Grammy winning producer, composer, and arranger Quincy Jones delivers the 23rd SXSW Keynote. A longtime humanitarian who produced and conducted the historic "We Are The World" recording benefiting Ethiopian famine relief, Jones discusses the power of music to influence and create positive change in the world and the responsibility of the artist to use their craft to bring people together for the betterment of mankind.
  Quincy Jones (Quincy Jones Music)

3:30 PM
to 4:45 PM

Branding Latin Music for a Worldwide Audience
9 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Marketing and promotion create new avenues for music distribution worldwide, and open viable new markets for touring in Latin America, US, and abroad. In the past decade, old industry concepts have evolved to enable Latin music to reach a broader audience via the web and other innovative means. Experts on this panel create and utilize these new avenues to obtain the most successful tours and branding deals in Latin America and beyond.
  (Pres, Sei Track International), (Art Dir, NACO USA LLC), Alex Franco (Warp/Sentido Comun), Gil Gastelum (Mgr, Cosmica Artists Management + Consulting), Diego Jimenez Labora (CEO, TAPE/8106.tv), (Artist, Natalia Lafourcade), Jeremy Norkin (William Morris Agency)

3:30 PM
to 4:45 PM

Demo Listening 2
18 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Demo Listening Sessions offer a unique opportunity for selected musicians to get direct feedback from music professionals, those who listen to demos as part of their job.
  Margaret Kramer (Road Recovery/MuscleTone Records), Michael Rosenblatt (SVP, Head of A&R, LP33.tv), Peter Visvardis (Sr Dir A&R, Warner/Chappell), (Stereo Pristine Music Group)

3:30 PM
to 4:45 PM

Do A 360 Deal With Yourself
63 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Your band is a startup and you're the CEO, charged with assembling the right team, technology and resources to run your business. Your work contains a strong direct-to-fan component and expands to encompass all of the other primary elements that artists/managers need to consider when setting out to run a business with little or no label support. This model might not be the easiest to follow, but retaining control of your business can have payoffs that involve more than just money.
  SuzAnn Brantner (Agent, William Morris Agency), John Wesley Harding (Recording Artist & CEO, Popover Corps), Michael McDonald (Mick Artists Management), Christopher Moon (Artist Manager, Nettwerk Management), Amanda Palmer (Artist, ), Ian Rogers (CEO, Topspin)

3:30 PM
to 4:45 PM

The Oak Ridge Boys: Masters of Reinvention
25 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Through decades of mainstream success, the Oak Ridge Boys continue to reinvent themselves, meeting the challenges of the changing nature of the music industry. As their era of radio dominance wound down, they forged unique marketing partnerships and sought out innovative concert bookings. They are a tireless touring act, playing over 170 dates a year and are annually among the top grossing acts in country music. Their multi-platinum pop crossover hit 'Elvira' started a chain of hits with sales exceeding 30 million. The group will expound upon their experience, offer advice to new artists, answer audience questions, and possibly offer an a cappella song or two. For the first 200 registrants, there will be a giveaway of free Oak Ridge Boys BluBlocker Magnum sunglasses.
  Duane Allen (Entertainer/Producer/Businessman, The Oak Ridge Boys), Joe Bonsall (Entertainer/Songwriter/Author, The Oak Ridge Boys), William Lee Golden (Entertainer/Historian/Painter, The Oak Ridge Boys), Richard Sterban (Entertainer/Announcer/Athletic Team Owner, The Oak Ridge Boys), Michael Azerrad (Writer, ), Jim Halsey (The Jim Halsey Company)

3:30 PM
to 4:45 PM

The Risks and Rewards of Festivals
28 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Festivals establish their unique identities while dealing with common issues -- booking bands, working with government entities, promoting, marketing and producing the event itself. Promoters from an international group of festivals speak about turning their visions into events.
  Ruud Berends (Eurosonic Noorderslag), Marcos Boffa (Dir, Rebola Productions/Eletronika Festival), Martin Elbourne (Creative Dir, The Great Escape Festival), Rick Farman (Partner, Superfly Productions), Ira Padnos (Exec Dir, MK Charities/Ponderosa stomp Foundation), James Quinlan (The Rhythm Foundation), Alex Schulz (Managing Dir, Reeperbahn Festival GbR), Gerald Seligman (General Dir, WOMEX), Tom Windish (The Windish Agency LLC)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Kind of Blue at 50
28 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Miles Davis remains an internationally acclaimed musician, and hero to millions. His significant and innovative contribution to music and our culture remains unparalleled, and his appeal continues to cross all demographics. 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of his landmark album "Kind Of Blue," still the best-selling jazz album of all time. With a modal approach to improvisation, this record changed the language of modern music. The recent reissue documents the project with previously unheard music and rarely seen footage. Take a look back at the most forward-looking music of 1959.
  (Producer, ), (Miles Davis Properties), David Fricke (Sr Writer, Rolling Stone Magazine), (), (CEO, Nefdrum Productions)

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

SXSW Featured Speakers: Devo
123 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Devo's understanding of the ability of precise, multifaceted artistic expression to relay relevant social commentary elevated the band from quirky cult icons to mainstream players in the late '70s and early '80s. Co-founders Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh dubbed the band "Devo," shorthand for their wry philosophy of the "de-evolution" they most readily observed in cultural shortcomings of the United States. Devo sought to bring attention to the crisis of individuality through a finely executed musical and visual experience that was equal parts satire and synth-beat-savvy.
  (Artist, Devo), (Co-Founder, Devo), (Artist, Devo), (Artist, Devo), (Founder, Devo), Nic Harcourt (SamLuna Media Inc)
 


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