12:00 PM
to 1:15 PM

Annoying Things That Bands Do
47 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Musicians can do the dumbest things when it comes to booking and promoting shows. Venue owners find fault and point out mistakes in a caring fashion. This panel was inspired by a list from the late St. Louis club, the Creepy Crawl.
  Cindy Barber (Co-owner, Beachland Ballroom and Tavern), Jack McFadden (Talent Buyer/Owner, The Bell House/Union Hall), Katie Tuten (Owner/Talent Buyer, Hideout), Tim Tuten (Owner/Booking Agent, Hideout)

12:00 PM
to 1:15 PM

BBQ The Texas Way
32 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Celebrated in story, song and legend, Texas barbecue is clearly state of the art when it comes to smoked meat traditions. Your beefy sojourn begins here.
  Wyatt McSpadden (Owner, McSpadden Photography), John Morthland (), Davia Nelson (Kitchen Sisters), Joe Nick Patoski (), Rick Schmidt (Owner, Kreuz Market), Nikki Silva (Kitchen Sisters), Robb Walsh (Writer, Houston Press)

12:00 PM
to 1:00 PM

Crash Course #1: Recording
23 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Recording demos at home is easier than ever. What programs and gear are best suited for the home studio? And when is it wise to work in a professional studio?
  (Public HiFi), Craig Schumacher (Owner, WaveLab Recording Studio), Stuart Sullivan (Producer/Owner, Wire Recording Studio)

12:00 PM
to 1:15 PM

Green Track #1: Sustainability and Greening
17 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  It's not easy being green in the music business, but these experts are great examples of how it can be done. Learn what steps you can take to not only save money by going green, but to also make the planet a better place in the process.
  Brian Allenby (GM, Reverb Rock), Chris Baumgartner (Lifestyle Marketer & Sustainability Consultant, MusicMatters/Smart), Mike Jbara (EVP/COO, Warner Music Group), Joseph Malki (CBDO, Seven Star Inc), Ryan Mintz (Owner, The Green Musician)

12:00 PM
to 1:15 PM

Quickies #1: Promotions, Publicity, and Press
53 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Need to get the word out? Meet representatives from the three Ps: Promotions, Publicity, and Press. Learn how coverage works, and what press outlets are vital in creating the buzz.
  Nick Baily (Dir of Pub, Shore Fire Media), Bev Chin (Chef De Cuisine, Scorch Marketing), Keith Hagan (VP/GM, PFA), Regina Joskow (VP Pub, The Verve Music Group), Whitney Pastorek (Sr Writer, Entertainment Weekly), Mark Pucci (Pres, Mark Pucci Media), Howard Wuelfing (Owner, Howlin' Wuelf Media Inc)

1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

Crash Course #2: Management
35 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  When preparing to employ a manager, be sure you know what to expect at the outset of the relationship. Just like in weapons inspections, you'll need to trust and verify.
  Scott Booker (CEO, ACM@UCO), RJ Guha (Pres, Kindling Music)

1:30 PM
to 2:45 PM

Artist as Entrepreneur
59 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Talent does not ensure financial stability. Can artists benefit by adopting strategies of self-made mavericks? What tools are artist/entrepreneurs using? Little Richard reminds artists to sign their own checks. How else can artists take care of business?
  Raphael Domalik (CEO, Sovereign Entertainment), Adam Lewis (Planetary), Panos Panay (Founder/CEO, Sonicbids), Jeff Price (CEO, TuneCore), Matt Rosoff (Blogger, CNET Blog Network), Rachael Sage (Artist/Pres, MPress Records), Derek Sivers (MuckWork)

1:30 PM
to 2:45 PM

Green Track #2: Making a Green Album
15 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  What does it take to make a truly earth-friendly record? Explore the process, from recording to the final product.
  Stephen Glicken (COO Pres, Green Owl Records), Frank Mauceri (Pres, Smog Veil Records), Iliana Pena (Dir Conservation Education, National Audubon Society)

1:30 PM
to 3:00 PM

Mentor Session 1
16 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.
  Roggie Baer (Owner/Agent, Rajiworld Tour Consultants), Valerie Denn (Owner/Agent, Val Denn Agency), Nancy Fly (Pres, The Nancy Fly Agency), Sara Hickman (Owner, Sleeveless Records), Ken Irwin (Owner/A&R, Rounder Records), Wayne Nagel (Tour Mgr, CCR), Al Verik (Ops Mgr, A2IM)

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Crash Course #3: Getting Gigs
30 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The issue preoccupies new artists - where to play, how often to play, how to promote the gig, and how to engage the audience.
  Rosanne Burrus (Deputy, Armed Forces Entertainment), Matt Hickey (High Road Touring), Jackie Nalpant (Paradigm Agency), John Pantle (Sr Agent, United Talent Agency)

3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

Crash Course #4: Online Resources
31 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Scores of online companies offer services to the musician. Which ones are most effective? Can you over-expose your band online?
  Jordan Glazier (CEO, Eventful Inc), Adam Ritchie (Communications, Sonicbids)

3:00 PM
to 4:15 PM

Demo Listening 1
12 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.
  Sam Shah (Partner, General Public Management), Danny Zook (CEO, Alien Music Services)

3:00 PM
to 4:15 PM

Green Track #3: British Innovations
8 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The UK faced issues of scarcity and global interdependence earlier than us Yanks. What initiatives have proved successful and relevant to the music industry?
  Matt Booth (Dir, Bristol Music Foundation), Karen Emanuel (MD, Key Production), Una Johnston (UK + Ireland Mgr Environmental Consultant, SXSW Europe), (Oya Festival), Tanner Watt (Assoc Dir, Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance)

3:00 PM
to 4:15 PM

Licensing for Unsigned Bands
45 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Major label record contracts and music publishing deals are no longer prerequisites to having music licensed into high profile projects. The unsigned band can also get its music into film/TV, soundtracks, TV ads, merchandise, and video games with a good dose of talent and an even larger dose of tenacity. This panel provides practical music placement advice to the independent artist and discusses how music licensing generates good income, builds great relationships, and maintains career momentum to keep you in the game.
  Joe Cuello (VP of Creative Music Integration, MTV), Katrina McMullan (Sr Counsel Music & Ent, Mattel Inc), Brian McNelis (Sr VP Music & Soundtracks/Records, Lakeshore Records), Eric Speck (A&R Dir, Mercury Records/Island Def Jam), Beth Urdang (Music Supervisor, Agoraphone)

3:00 PM
to 4:30 PM

Mentor Session 2
9 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive personalized input more directly 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.
  Rosie Flores (Durango Rose Records), Joan Myers (Owner, Myers Media), Nancy Prager (Atty, Nancy C Prager Esq), Jenni Sperandeo (Dir Natl Prom, Razor & Tie), Robert Vickers (Owner, Proxy Media)

3:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

Saying The Unsayable With Jarvis Cocker
57 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  What is the function of lyrics in popular song? Jarvis Cocker addresses the issue with examples from other people's songs and his own. Subjects under consideration include: "Should Songs Rhyme?", "Are Songs Poetry?", "Is There Anything You Can't Write Songs About?", "Which Phrases Should be Avoided at All Costs?" and "Great First Lines." Songs by Leonard Cohen, Pete Doherty, Hot Chocolate, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Dory Previn, Katerine, and Arctic Monkeys will be investigated.
  Jarvis Cocker (Jarvis Cocker)

3:00 PM
to 4:15 PM

The Loudness Wars
21 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Many record labels and producers opt to compress recordings to sound loud when played back on the radio and portable devices. This tactic sacrifices dynamic range and changes how music is heard. Mastering engineer Bob Ludwig explores the topic from his unique perspective, offering hope that recording practices will return to their musical roots.
  Bob Ludwig (Pres, Gateway Mastering Studios Inc)

4:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

Crash Course #5: Merchandising
44 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Merchandising is no longer a casual sideline for bands, it's a vital income source and a way to establish an identity with your fans. How can you best operate your merchandising? What hurdles are out there on the road?
  Rob Kitsis (Brothers Entertainment Merchandising), (Spare Change Enterprises)

4:30 PM
to 5:30 PM

Quickies #2: The Earth-Friendly Artist
9 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Whether touring, recording, or performing, treading lightly on the earth is a challenge. Discuss sustainability in the music business with innovative thinkers.
  John Gillilan (KUFALA Recordings), Adams Kirkpatrick (Founder, Seven Star Events), Marc Ross (Pres, Rock the Earth), Tanner Watt (Assoc Dir, Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance)

4:30 PM
to 5:30 PM

SXSW Speech: Martin Atkins
29 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  "Tour: Smart" author, drummer and impresario Martin Atkins has blunt, funny advice and knowledge to share with artists and all concerned with the indie scene.
  Martin Atkins (CEO, Tour:Smart)
 

 

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)
 

 

11:00 AM
to 12:15 PM

Adult Rock Music Meeting
23 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 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.
  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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 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.
  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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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 schedule::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)
 

 

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

CLE 5: An Intellectual Property Check-Up of Music Products and Services
26 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Today's music industry is creating and distributing many new and exciting products, and whether artistic or technological, multiple intellectual property (IP) rights exist for each of them. This audit of the goods and services being sold by a hypothetical 21st century band will address the cross-section of IP rights in each product, as well as the agreements and other measures used by legal practitioners.
  Tim Matson (Lommen Abdo Law Firm), David McClaughry (Principal, Harness Dickey & Pierce PLC), Lara Pearson (Owner, Law Office of Lara Pearson)

12:00 PM
to 1:15 PM

Doug Sahm's 'Mendocino'
13 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The Sir Douglas Quintet pretended to be English, but they were Texas to the core. Doug Sahm started his career when he was in elementary school, and by the time he formed the Quintet in the mid-'60s had already made a world of music. Their first hit, "She's About a Mover" in 1965, reached the Top 15. Four years later Sir Douglas was storming the singles charts again with "Mendocino." Sahm had moved to northern California and found deep inspiration in the Humboldt County redwoods. When he resurrected the Sir Douglas Quintet in 1969 they immediately locked back into their magical sound, with Augie Meyers Vox organ lines leading the way. The Lone Star groover continued for 30 more years, spinning out some of the best music ever made, no matter what style was being played. And even if "Mendocino" was his last real American hit, Doug Sahm never looked back.
  Bill Bentley (CEO, Sonic Boomers), Harvey Kagan (Sir Douglas Quintet/D Sahm), (), Margaret Moser (Music Writer, ), Jan Reid (), ()

12:00 PM
to 1:15 PM

Quickies #5: In the Studio
18 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Everything you wanted to know from a producer, an engineer or a studio owner but were afraid to ask.
  Tom Blankenship (Devourer of Worlds), Larry Crane (Editor/Founder, Tape Op/Jackpot! Recording), Adam Katz (Tsunami), (Mastering Engineer, Masterdisc NYC), Jody Stephens (Mgr, Ardent Music LLC), Martin Terefe (Kensaltown Records), Andy VanDette (Mastering Engineer, Masterdisk NYC)

12:00 PM
to 1:15 PM

SXSW Interview: The Hold Steady
81 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Strong songs and a killer live show distinguished The Hold Steady from their inception. As acclaim mounts, the band finds itself playing to larger audiences and entering the studio with heightened expectations. Producer John Agnello joins band members Craig Finn and Tad Kubler to discuss the state of The Hold Steady.
  John Agnello (), Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), Tad Kubler (The Hold Steady)

12:00 PM
to 1:15 PM

The Archival Restoration Preservation Society
11 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Alone of all the great arts there is no discipline to preserve recorded music on the original (and mostly analog) technology platforms on which it has been created over the last 100+ years. So what can be done as the clock keeps ticking and the tape keeps aging on the disappearing analog database of virtually all the music in the history of the world?
  Jon Kertzer (DJ, KEXP), (George Massenburg Labs), Sandy Pearlman (Schulich Distinguished Chair, McGill University), John Spencer (Pres, BMS/Chace LLC)

12:00 PM
to 1:15 PM

When You're Strange: The Doors
19 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Tom DiCillo's documentary film "When You're Strange" screens at the SXSW Film Festival. The core of this film is previously unseen footage of The Doors in their heyday. In this companion panel, the making of the film is discussed along with memories rekindled in the process.
  Jeff Jampol (Artist Mgr, THE DOORS Music Company), (Wolf Films), (Untitled Entertainment)

12:30 PM
to 1:30 PM

CLE 6: Music Across Multi-Media Platforms
32 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Current, non-traditional platforms on which music is being distributed, including television, internet, mobile / wireless, and video games now play a major role in contributing to an artist's success and increasing revenue sources. The creative, legal, and business affairs landscape on which these deals are made will be examined.
  (Hollywood Records Inc), Ned Hearn (Atty, Law Offices of Edward R Hearn), Henry Root (Atty At Law, Law Offices of Henry W Root PC)

1:30 PM
to 2:45 PM

Demo Listening 4
14 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.
  Jeff Blue (A&R, Jive Records), Ali Buttars (A&R, Atlantic Records), Marko DeSantis (Music Professional, Sugarcult), Rick Heysquierdo (Host/Producer, The Lone Star Jukebox KPFT 90.1 FM Pacifica)

1:30 PM
to 2:45 PM

Is Collective Licensing for P-2-P File Sharing a Future Source of Income for the Music Industry?
37 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Every day, unauthorized P-2-P file sharing exceeds the authorized sales of CDs and downloads. These distributions do not pay a single dime to creators and the companies that manufacture, market and distribute their works. With declining sales and a bad economy, is it finally time for the music industry to see this phenomenon as a potential source of income? Some analysts have suggested that the solution may be a voluntary ISP charge that would allow consumers to download music based on a monthly fee like HBO. What would this mean for record labels, recording artists, music publishers and songwriters?
  (Pres, Songwriters Guild of America), Jim Griffin (Managing Dir, OneHouseLLC), Dina LaPolt (Owner, LaPolt Law PC), Walter McDonough (General Counsel, Future of Music Coalition), Sandy Pearlman (Schulich Distinguished Chair, McGill University)

1:30 PM
to 3:00 PM

Mentor Session 5
5 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.
  Kevin Bowe (Bashti Music), Gourmet Delice (VP/Intl Dev, Bonsound), Davis McLarty (Davis McLarty Agency), Joe Priesnitz (Joe Priesnitz Artist Mgmt), Geoffrey Schulman (Professor Dept Chair, Austin Community College), Charles Slomovitz (GM, HappyParts Recordings), Judy Tint (Judy Tint Counselor at Law), Kevin Wommack (Owner, Playing In Traffic - Loophole Mgmt), Matt Hanks (Dir, Shore Fire Media)

1:30 PM
to 2:45 PM

Neil Young Archives
11 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  "Neil Young Archives Volume I (1963-1972)" is an unprecedented collection on the life of an artist, an audiobiography of his first decade in music. It includes a vast array of unreleased recordings along with some of his most popular work, visual footage never before seen and an accompanying book of rare documents, photographs and hand-written lyrics. There has literally never been another release like it, and its long-rumored existence has become legendary. For the very first time in public, hear how the producers and technicians assembled Archives, pushing the boundaries of technology to encompass Neil Young's unrelenting vision. The BluRay edition of the collection includes the exclusive feature BD: Live, which allows downloads of new content to the BluRay player and incorporates it into the BluRay disc content, allowing owners to receive material after the initial purchase.
  (Director, Shakey Pictures)

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

CLE 7: Music Litigation and Decisions
22 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  This practical look at recent court decisions impacting the music industry will include cases on Jimi Hendrix trademarks, re-recording of hit songs for use in video games, the scope of merchandising rights grants, court jurisdiction over personal managers, proper venue for copyright infringement suits and challenges to Truth in Music Advertising statutes.
  Christine Lepera (Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP), Stan Soocher (Assoc Professor, University of Colorado Denver)

3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

CLE 8: The Industry's Future and the Major Label Lawyer's Role (GRAMMY Foundation Entertainment Law Initiative supported panel)
15 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Major label lawyers are both reactively and proactively responding to forces that are changing the architecture of the music economy. Label lawyers address how law, deal making, and related negotiations are affected by rapidly evolving technology and consumer habits.
  Ken Abdo (Atty, Lommen Abdo Law Firm), Rand Hoffman (Head of Business & Legal Affairs, Interscope Geffen A&M Records), Lisa Margolis (Warner Bros), Julie Swidler (EVP Business Affairs & General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment)

3:00 PM
to 4:15 PM

Fan Based Marketing
50 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Fan interaction is a core resource for musicians. Artists' efforts from the studio to the stage are aimed at creating new fans and serving the overall base of support. Which services dedicated to this idea are most effective?
  David DeVore (GM, FanMail Marketing), Jo Lenardi (Sales, Barsuk Records), Don VanCleave (TAO-The Artists Organization), Ron Vos (CEO/Pres, Fan2Band Inc), Brian Zisk (Creator/Owner/Exec Producer, SanFran MusicTech Summit)

3:00 PM
to 4:15 PM

Producers On Making Classic Records
22 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  What unique elements combine to make a classic record? How do producers create magic in the studio? What techniques and tweaks are employed? Seasoned producers recount their peak experiences in recording.
  (Spoon), Tucker Martine (Tucker Martine), Michael McCarthy (Prod, Mike McCarthy), Tim Palmer (Tim Palmer), Howie Weinberg (Mastering Engineer, )

3:00 PM
to 4:15 PM

Wax Attacks!
25 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Once thought to be moribund, vinyl has managed to find a healthy niche among music fans. Speakers from the pressing plant to the record shop discuss how they cater to the crate diggers and casual fans.
  Douglas Hanners (Owner, Austin Record Convention), John Kunz (Pres, Waterloo Records and Video), Jay Millar (Mktg Dir, United Record Pressing), Monti Olson (Sr VP, Universal Music Publishing Group/Interscope Records), Mason Williams (Dir A&R, Rhino Entertainment)

3:00 PM
to 4:15 PM

WOODSTOCK: Untold Stories
34 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Performers, filmmakers, and key technicians who helped create the timeless music classic and Oscar®-winning Best Documentary gather for a lively discussion. Get a special sneak peek at the new high def picture and sound in Warner Home Video's upcoming historic Blu-ray and DVD release of WOODSTOCK: 3 Days of Peace & Music and a first glimpse of the two hours of bonus performances, some of it newly-discovered footage, contained in their 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition.
  (Producer, WOODSTOCK), Stu Cook (Bass Guitar / Founding Member, Creedence Clearwater Revival), Eddie Kramer (Producer-Engineer for Jimi Hendrix / Chief Engineer, WOODSTOCK), (Drummer, Sha Na Na), (Lead Vocals & Keyboard, Santana), (Drummer, Santana), (Oscar®-Winning Documentarian, ), Holly George-Warren (Jackalope Press), (Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie)
 


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