This Saturday, January 26th, at the Anaheim Convention Center, from 2:30pm-3:30pm PST, I will host an exciting panel of experts forÂ The NAMM Show,Â ”Bands Inc – Running Your Band as a Business (and as a Brand).â€ť
At a time when digital distribution is the tail that wags the dog, it’s critical for artists and bands to see themselves as a branded business. They must be more responsible than ever to build a strong team around them, to embrace working with consumer brands to increase exposure and find funding, and to engage more actively in social media and D2F (direct to fan) initiatives.
*It’s worth noting that my Amazon #1 Bestseller, “Taking The Crowd to the Cloud – Social Media for the Music Industry,” will be re-released with new and updated info. With social platforms changing almost daily, anyone and everyone in the music space MUST be armed with step-by-step how-to and cutting-edge info.
The show runs through the 27th, and inÂ addition to all of the new products and tech being unveiled at NAMM, there are great professional development sessions and unique product pavilions to explore. Year after year, NAMM keeps attendees on the cutting edge of business trends and new tech, and it’s a privilege to be a presenter there again.Â Join me on Saturday 1/26 and hear from some of the key players in the ecosystem who enable and inspire bands to thrive, as the industry continues to reinvent itself.
Kamran V, Founder/CEO of POP-AUT:Â Pop-Aut is an automatic, self-service payment service for creative collaborations such as film, music, games and art. Kamran is currently the Head of New Media Production for Interscope/Geffen/A&M.
Phil Sandhaus, Owner, Phil Sandhaus Productions:Â Phil is an artist manager, brand marketer, film/theater producer, and former label exec. He has worked with huge artists including the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Bowie, Beyonce, and many others.
Jaunique Sealey, Owner, Jaunique Sealey Consulting:Â Jaunique is the former social media strategist for Lady Gaga, as EVP of Bus Dev for Atom Digital, and is now a driving social media marketing, digital content strategy and brand development leader under her own banner.
Jeff Price, Founder of TuneCore, Co-Founder & GM of spinART Records & Co-Founder of AAIM (American Assn of Independent Music):Â Change agent and catalyst in the music tech space, Jeff Price is a staunch and vocal advocate of artist rights and driving revenues for artists in the digital age.
Ned Hearn, Principal, Law Offices of Ned Hearn:Â A highly respected lawyer, Ned focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology; clients have included labels, artists, songwriters, and start-ups among others.
You can find us on Saturday at theÂ H.O.T. Â Zone section of the venue, Hall B, Rm 204-A on the Second Floor. Â
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