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DIY Convention@CMJ Takes Shape

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The DIY Convention@CMJ has set the first panelists for its third annual event in New York. The full day of panels, workshops and schmoozing will take place October 16 at the Westin New York at Times Square. Keynoting is Greg Attonito, singer for the Bouncing Souls. Attonito will reveal the secrets of the band's long-lived success and more in a one-on-one conversation with Jim Testa, publisher of Jersey Beat, which has covered the band since its earliest days.

Also appearing at the event:

*** Jason Howell, accountant, JAM

*** James Levesque, Agent Orange/Luck Media publicist

*** Tracie Verlinde, BMI senior director writer/publisher relations

*** James Venable, composer , "Scary Music 3"

*** Peter Shane, senior director film/TV music Spirit Music Group

*** Jason Spiewak, new media manager, TVT Records
*** Julie Gordon, creator,
*** Michael Caplan, president, OR Music (Los Lonely Boys)
*** John Porter, senior director marketing, RED
*** Daniel Cartier, recording artist
*** Patrick Arn, owner Gotham Records
*** Jim Fouratt, cultural instigator
*** Gabriel Tolliver, producer, Race-O-Rama
*** Greg Spotts, director, "American Jobs"
*** Scott Beibin, managing director, The Lost Film Festival
*** Michael Wolk, director, "You Think You Really Know Me"
*** Jack Rabid, publisher, The Big Takeover
*** Gus Pena, publisher, Chord Magazine
*** Susan Driscoll, CEO/president, iUniverse
*** Richard Nash, publisher Soft Skull Press
*** Lisa Silverman, Peter Miller and Associates Lit/Film Agency
*** Eric Beall, author, "Making Music Make Money"
*** Mara Schwartz, director of film, TV and new media, Bug Music
*** Nelson Bae, music supervisor, SonicFusion
*** Brandon Young, music supervisor/licensing coordinator, Activision
*** Jennifer Tefft, talent booker, Spaceland Productions
*** Liz Cole, talent booker, Evil Twin Booking
*** Louis Posen, owner, Hopeless Records
*** Jason Hall, radio/retail marketing Fat Wreck Chords

The DIY event is free to CMJ badgeholders or can be purchased separately. — Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

DIY Convention@CMJ