11:00 AM
to 12:15 PM

Adult Rock Music Meeting
23 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Back by popular demand: The Adult Rock Music Meeting! Come find out how music decisions are made by some of the most important gatekeepers at radio, television, film, and advertising. They (and you) will listen to 10 unreleased songs and grade their potential for their stations, shows, films, or commercials. Host Sean Coakley (Songlines) will moderate, and a roving mic will prowl the floor searching for your input.
  Sean Coakley (Owner, Songlines), Heather Browne (Editor/Music Writer, Fuel/Friends), Rita Houston (Music Dir, WFUV), Jim Pitt (Talent Exec, NBC), (Music Dir, KFOG-FM), Amy Rosen (Grey Worldwide), Bruce Warren (Program Dir, WXPN), Norm Winer (VP Programming, WXRT/CBS Radio)

11:00 AM
to 12:15 PM

Global Underground
22 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Over the past 10 years the growth of digital technology and communications has exploded at a dizzying pace. Home recording studios, MySpace pages, cell phones and digital cameras fill the cultural landscape of America - not to mention Africa, The Middle East, Asia and the rest of the developed and developing world. As these new tools proliferate, you find rappers in Africa, metal groups in Iran and B-Boys in Korea. Through these cultural influences the world is getting both smaller and flatter - and at a pace faster than we can imagine. But what is really happening here? Is this the hand of American cultural imperialism - or are youth worldwide taking what the West has created and rewriting the rules of the game? New forms of music, subgenres and cultural fusions are creating new identities in their own countries, and even taking root in the United States, as seen with the rise in popularity of artists such as MIA, K'naan and Kenna.
  Fiona Bloom (Pres, The Bloom Effect Inc), Benjamin Herson (CEO, Nomadic Wax LLC), Mark LeVine (Professor, University of California at Irvine), Magee McIlvaine (Filmmaker, Nomadic Wax LLC), Sukina Abdul Noor (Poetic Pilgrimage), Muneera Rashida (Poetic Pilgrimage)

11:00 AM
to 12:15 PM

Innovations In Digital Music
71 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The marketplace for digital tunes is the one area of growth in recorded music. From peer to peer services initiating sales programs to subscription services broadening their offerings, new ideas continue to emerge in cyberspace. Do these innovations point to a resurgence for the market as a whole?
  dustin sussman (Founder/CEO, IODA), Steve Knopper (Writer, Rolling Stone Magazine), Don MacKinnon (Pres, (RED)WIRE), Bill Nguyen (founder, Lala.com), Tim Quirk (VP of Programming, Rhapsody America), George Searle (CEO, LimeWire LLC), (Head of Global Business Affairs, Nokia Music)

11:00 AM
to 12:15 PM

Quickies #4: The Live Show
25 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  If it goes onstage, these guys have probably hosted it, booked it, sold t-shirts there AND jumped into the pit.
  Jordan Burger (Booking Agent, The Agency Group Ltd), Clem Burke (VP, Blondie Music Inc), Michael Dutcher (COO, Dim Mak), Erika Elliott (Dir of Music Programming, Central Park SummerStage), Trey Many (The Billions Corporation), Glenn Max (Producer, South Bank Centre/Meltdown Festival), David Swartz (Booking Agent, Alliance Talent International)

11:00 AM
to 12:15 PM

Repurposing Content: Catalogs in Today's Marketplace
15 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Back before the idea of "The Long Tail" existed, record companies mined their vaults for compilations and reissues. As the worlds of physical and digital retail nervously coexist, what does this mean for the reissue market? How can labels and managers preserve artistic heritage and make a buck at the same time?
  James Barber (Music Business), (COO, Shout! Factory), Jeff Greenberg (CEO/Owner , The Village), David Hirshland (Pres, Bug Music), Jeff Jampol (Artist Mgr, THE DOORS Music Company), Tom Moon (1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die), (CEO, Nefdrum Productions)

11:00 AM
to 12:15 PM

SXSW Featured Speaker: Little Steven
63 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Steven Van Zandt is a musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, human rights activist, and a radio and TV host. A founding member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, Van Zandt also performs with his band Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. He starred as Silvio Dante in all seven seasons of HBO's hit series The Sopranos. He is also a critically acclaimed record producer and radio host. Van Zandt's radio show, Little Steven's Underground Garage, now reaches over 1.2 million listeners in North America and over 50 countries around the world via international affiliates, Voice of America, and Armed Forces Radio. Van Zandt also programs two formats on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, the Underground Garage channel and the Outlaw Country channel. In 2006, Van Zandt created Wicked Cool Records, an imprint which is now home to more than nineteen Garage Rock bands.
  Steven Van Zandt (Chairman/CEO, Wicked Cool Records)

12:30 PM
to 1:30 PM

CLE 1: Copyright Royalty Board: What Happens in DC Doesn't Stay in DC (The Recording Academy GRAMMYs on the Hill supported panel)
22 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Tucked away in the Library of Congress is a seemingly obscure rate-making body called the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB). Yet, while many are unaware of its workings, its decisions have enormous ramifications to all who make their living from music copyrights. Key participants in CRB rulings, will discuss recent decisions on mechanicals and performance royalty rates that affect every songwriter, artist, publisher and record label in the country.
  Kenneth Freundlich (Owner, Freundlich Law), Daryl Friedman (VP Advocacy & Gov't Rel, GRAMMYs), Jonathan Potter (Exec Dir, Digital Media Association), Jay Rosenthal (Sr VP & General Counsel, National Music Publishers' Association)

12:30 PM
to 1:45 PM

Great Expectations: Artist Development Meets Economic Reality
32 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  They've been asking "Whatever happened to Artist Development?" for years - but only now, as the music industry undergoes painful evolutionary change, do we have a broad enough perspective to try to answer the question. As various interests jockey for position in the new landscape, where will the new success stories come from? What kind of artists and companies will provide the models for meaningful, sustainable music careers? The current roles of artists, labels, managers, and others force us to look more closely at what the term "artist development" actually means to each stakeholder, and to examine how modern realities have altered the game.
  Pete Ganbarg (Exec VPres/Head of A&R, Atlantic Records), Ulysses Hueppauff (Pres, Halbe Miete Management/Publishing/Networking), Tony Kiewel (Sub Pop Records), Dan Mackta (Sr Dir Mktg, JIVE Label Group), Ian Montone (Pres, Monotone Inc), Mandi Perkins (Artist, )

12:30 PM
to 1:45 PM

Making Money With Music AND Keeping It
22 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Careers are short, income is sporadic and dispersed, and control of said income is often a matter of dispute - Hey, who wouldn't want a job in the music business? Financial gurus help straighten out the rocky road of personal finance for musicians and music executives.
  Don Harvey (Don Harvey), Mike Jacobs (Jacobs & Associates), Giti Khalsa (Financial Advisor, Smith Barney)

12:30 PM
to 2:00 PM

Mentor Session 4
13 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.
  Richard Bengloff (Pres, The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)), Bruce Burch (Dir, UGA Music Business Program), Bart Day (Music Atty , Entertainment Law Group LLC), Mark Hallman (Producer, The Congress House Studio), Ali Hedrick (Agent, The Billions Corporation), Dawn Holliday (GM/Talent Buyer, Slims/Great American Music Hall), Tim Kolleth (Prom, Alligator Records), Alex Maiolo (HINT Project, Future of Music Coalition), Phil Nicolo (Studio 4 Recording)

12:30 PM
to 1:45 PM

Slaughtering Sacred Cows
16 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  One of those beautiful, unplanned exchanges happened when a fan asked Dave Marsh, "Are you the one that hates the Doors?" Marsh replied, yeah. "It was a bad poet with a guy that ought to be in a cocktail lounge playing keyboards. Pretty good guitar player, though" The 'critic' part of rock criticism will be discussed in detail. Names will be named, and exalted reputations will be savaged. In an era where many blogs and magazines are loathe to print anything negative, perspective and balance is lost. Regain your footing at our acid-tongued rumble.
  (Editor/Publisher, Rock&Rap Confidential), (Cheif Pop Critic, Los Angeles Times), Jaan Uhelszki (Editor at Large, Relix Magazine), ("16" Magazine)

12:30 PM
to 1:45 PM

Songs In Strange Places with Tiny Desk Concerts and Project Song
21 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Bob Boilen speaks with emerging songwriters about the challenges of creating and performing music. As more and more outlets ask artists to perform in unusual settings, from the back of a cab to thestreets of Paris to a desk at NPR Music, participants will discuss the way their music is affected by theincreasingly unusual context surrounding it. The conversation will incorporate video footage, as well as live performances from the participating artists. Presented in conjunction with NPR.
  (Editor/Producer, NPR Music), (Artist, Nellie McKay), (Artist, The Get Down Stay Down), (Shearwater), (Shearwater), (Shearwater), (Shearwater), (Shearwater)

12:30 PM
to 1:45 PM

The Underdogs: Living Large On Kids Music
9 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Even though the children's music market is largely dominated by the BIG conglomerates, there is still room for the "Underdogs" of family music to break through. A massive nation wide movement of high quality kids music is brewing that can only be compared to the punk rebellion of the late 1970s. It's DIY to the max. Though this independent spirit cultivates some great music, it is anything but easy. There is still no direct route to the BIG time. This panel will uncover the potential of the industry to calcify itself and the ability of new independent entertainment entities to aggregate the Underdogs through mass channels of distribution. Live large on kids music!
  Bill Childs (Producer/Host, WRSI-FM: Spare the Rock Spoil the Child), Doug Cohn (SVP Music Mktg & Talent, Nickelodeon/MTV Networks Kids & Family), Tor Hyams (Owner, HyLo Entertainment), Ted Kryczko (Vice-President A&R Catalog Development, Walt Disney Records), Adam Levy (Artist, The Honeydogs/Bunny Clogs), Veronica Villarreal (VP Mktg & Business Dev, E1 Music)

1:30 PM
to 2:30 PM

CLE 2: Are International Deals the Answer to American Artists' Problems?
19 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  This panel will explore differences between American and international record deals. The advantages of a territory-by-territory approach versus striking one worldwide deal will be examined. Also discussed will be what constitutes a good royalty in the key foreign countries and how is it calculated, whether the 360 deal is a worldwide phenomena, and what future trends can be anticipated in the international music marketplace.
  Bob Donnelly (Lommen Abdo Law Firm), Joseph Salvo (General Counsel, HIT Entertainment), Chris Taylor (Pres, Last Gang Records)

2:00 PM
to 3:15 PM

Demo Listening 3
12 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.
  Jesse Barnett (Owner, Right Arm Resource), Robin Danar (Producer/Artist, Squid Music LLC), Don DeBiase (Producer/Owner, Studio D Productions), Lawrence Gelburd (Producer, Gelboni Productions)

2:00 PM
to 3:15 PM

Music Managers' Strategic Stances
44 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Strategic decisions abound in the work of a manager. Skillfully negotiating the many facets of a band's professional life requires a unique skill set. Which alliances will further the aims of the artists and extend their opportunities?
  Jason Colton (Artist Mgr, Red Light Management), Ben Dickey (Pres, Constant Artists), Darren Hill (Pres, Ten Pin Management), Mark Kates (Founder, Fenway Recordings), (Mgr/Consultant, Nice Management and Consulting), Rick Rogers (DLR Management/University College Falmouth), Rich Schaefer (TAO-The Artists Organization), Nick Stern (7-10 Music), Rob Seidenberg (El Centro Group)

2:00 PM
to 3:15 PM

Social Networks for the Anti-Social
55 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Wondering what to do with all those people following your band? We'll walk you through why you want to build your online community, what your fans expect from you...and most importanly, how much time and energy you can expect to spend interacting with your fans.
  Chris Bucchere (Pres, The Social Collective), Tom Chernaik (Dir Partnership Mktg & Integration, BlogTalkRadio.com), Ariel Hyatt (Pres, Ariel Publicity & Cyber PR), Brad King (Asst Professor, Northern Kentucky University), Micki Krimmel (Sugar Packet, Inc.), Rachel Masters (VP Strategic Relationships, Ning)

2:00 PM
to 3:15 PM

SXSW Interview: Carlene Carter
9 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Carlene Carter has returned to music-making with her new record, "Stronger." As the prodigal child of country music royalty, Carter's experiences give her work remarkable depth. In this special interview, Carter will share stories and songs, and celebrate the music that continues a storied family tradition.
  (Artist, Carter Girl Music), Linda Ray (Writer, The Tucson Weekly)

2:00 PM
to 3:15 PM

The Sound and the Fury
35 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Like the variety of perspectives Faulkner offered in his classic novel, artists' views of the music biz are filtered through their particular experiences. Without denying the difficulties facing the recorded music market, and the economy as a whole, there are opportunities for intrepid musicians to find fans and make a career out of their creativity. The artists and execs on this panel bring unique histories to their current work, and they'll share their thoughts about furthering their goals in this challenging era. But maybe we'll leave Faulkner's themes of incest and despair out of this panel.
  Lynn Barstow (Program Dir , Emmis Austin Radio/KGSR/KROX), (Nada Surf), (Pres, Hits Magazine), (Aqualung), (Artist, The Airborne Toxic Event), Jordan Kurland (Owner, Zeitgeist Artist Management LTD), Anya Marina (Performer, Anya Marina), (Sub Pop Records), (Artist, New York Dolls)

3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

CLE 3: The Evolving Landscape of Music Publishing: Same as It Never Was
38 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The focus of this panel will be on how the business of songwriting, music publishing and the licensing of songs has changed in the past year. The panelists will look at how the credit crisis is impacting publishing companies and publishing deals, how changes in advertising and motion picture business are impacting licensing of songs, and how changes in technology are changing and challenging music publishing rights and deals.
  Jeffrey Brabec (Chrysalis Music Group), Todd Brabec (Adjunct Assoc Professor/Author, USC Music Industry Dept/Music Money & Success), Edward Pierson ()

3:30 PM
to 4:45 PM

Bands, Brands and Fans
54 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Consumer brands around the world use music as an effective platform for delivering a brand experience. Leading music and brand specialists look at which campaigns actually succeed in putting value back into music, and what lessons the music industry can learn to develop preferable brand partnerships in future.
  Paul Griffiths (CEO/Creative Dir, Babycakes Clothing), Andy Hayman (Exec Dir, Mindshare), Dominic Hodge (Assoc Dir, Frukt Music), Peter Orullian (Xbox LIVE Global), Umut Ozaydinli (Global Music Mktg Mgr, The Coca-Cola Company), Josh Rabinowitz (SVP/Dir of Music, Grey Group)

3:30 PM
to 4:45 PM

Hip Hop In The Age Of Obama
14 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  How do hip hop artists who are not tied to a major label, most of whom do not get airplay on radio or tv, break down doors and create solutions for themselves and their communities? How can one best juggle traditional media and online promotional resources? How do you break through the smoke and mirrors of the music industry and sustain a career for yourself?
  (Host/DJ, Hard Knock Radio), (Kidz in the Hall), Invincible (Invincible Booking), (Kidz in the Hall), Truth Universal (Truth Universal Music), Toki Wright (Ryhmesayers/Brother Ali)

3:30 PM
to 4:45 PM

Inside Michael Ochs Archives
12 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Take an exciting glimpse inside Michael Ochs Archives, the world's largest collection of rock and roll imagery - approximately 3 million images. Renowned archivist, historian and music business veteran Michael Ochs takes you on a personal, anecdotal and historical tour of life in the music world. The presentation will include iconic and rarely seen images of music legends from his vast collection, which he has collected from his last four decades in the music business.
  Michael Ochs (Michael Ochs Archives)

3:30 PM
to 4:45 PM

Licensing Music in a Converging World
44 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Explore opportunities to generate new income streams from music licensing on new platforms. Look at how to avoid potential pitfalls to create a win/win situation for music creators, rights owners and users. Important territorial distinctions in licensing deals require attention.
  Jez Bell (Exec Dir Broadcast & Online Licensing, PRS For Music), Peter Bradbury (BBC Talent & Rights Negotiation), Susan Butler (Exec Editor, Music Confidential), (Sr VP of Membership, ASCAP), (Pres, Chrysalis Music Group), (CEO, Evergreen Copyrights)

3:30 PM
to 4:45 PM

Nardwuar's Video Vault
20 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Punk Rock Journalist and musician Nardwuar the Human Serviette of the Evaporators will be showing and talking about his "Video Vault" of interviews he has done over the years. Check out clips of Snoop Doggy Dogg, Mikhail Gorbachev, Michael Moore, Marilyn Manson, Joan Jett, Blur, Vanilla Ice, Iggy Pop and lots more...all presented live to you on the big screen.
  Nardwuar The Human Serviette (Nardwuar, Nardwuar)

4:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

CLE 4: Recording Agreement Provisions that Didn't Exist in 2000
27 Attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Material changes to Recording Artist Agreements have occurred during the last eight years. The presentation will focus on contracts from both major record companies and independent record companies. Among the topics to be discussed are website provisions, ancillary rights ("360") provisions and digital royalties.
  Paul Bezilla (Lommen Abdo Law Firm), David Lessoff (VP Business Affairs, New West Records), Lynn Morrow (Atty, Adams and Reese LLP)