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NMS Confirms Speakers And Topics

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — New Music Seminar Los Angeles has announced the initial list of confirmed NMS speakers, movement topics and intensive focus for it's upcoming conference, set to take place at the NMS Revolution Hall, February 14th through 16th at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles.

NMS provides both artists and industry executives incisive dialogue, actual working solutions and a context for collaboration to continue to design and build the new music business models of success.

Confirmed NMS Players:
Andy Gadiel – Founder/President of JamBase

Ben Campbell – CEO of OurStage

Brian Carpizo – CEO of Eventric

Bryan Calhoun – VP New Media of SoundExchange

Chris Vinson – Founder/CEO of Bandzoogle

Courtney Holt – President of MySpace Music

Craig Kallman – Chairman/CEO of Atlantic Records

Dameon Guess – Jakprints

Edward Donnelly – President of Aderra

Eric Garland – Founder of Big Champagne

Ian Rogers – President of Top Spin Media

Jason Flom – Chairman/CEO Lava Records

Jay Frank – Sr. VP of CMT

Kelly G – Music Programming at BET

Martin Atkins – Author, Tour: Smart; Invisible Records

Megan Jacobs – Booker for The Roxy LA

Michael Doernberg – Founder of ReverbNation

Pete Edge – President A&R of Jive Records

Richard Ellis – Founder/President of 12 to 20

Ted Cohen – Managing Partner of TAG Strategic

Tim Westergren – Founder/CEO of Pandora

Tom Jackson – Live Producer at OnStage Success

Tony Van Veen – President/CEO of Discmakers and CD Baby

Confirmed NMS Movements and Intensive Focus
1st Movement:  The Music Business Isn't Over: It's Just Beginning
"Press the reset button and start all over again. It's a new game and the good news is that NOW you can win."

2nd Movement:  A&R in the New Music Business
"The music business may be down 80% but NEW artists and music are still breaking.  The way people get exposed to new music and the way they ingest and metabolize music are changing rapidly with technology. The competition for attention in this more connected world is greater than ever. Music programming and exposure continues to become further segmented. Difficult music business economics are changing the kind of deals and the frequency of deals.

The prophets and pundits discuss how they find music and artists in the new era.  What do they think is hot and why?  Is A&R still directed to traditional radio formats or has the web changed all that? How is A&R in 2011 different from 2001?

3rd Movement:  Touring in the New Music Business
"Learn new ways of touring and the platforms to expose yourself including;  touring colleges, living room tours, club dates, marketing services available to promote your dates and other services to get you exposed and give your act the edge you need for success in this ever more crowded and competitive environment.

4th Movement:  The Creative Conundrum
"Standing out in an ever-growing sea of mediocrity requires you to not only be good but to be unique. Here are the four areas that you must pass the differentiation test; Your songs, production, live show and story (concept, image, platform). Give them something to talk about in all four areas and your odds of breaking go through the roof.

5th Movement:  Artist Movement:  The Breaks
"Artists discuss mentors and miracles, how they first broke through and life changing moments. What worked for them can also work for you.

15 – 18 Minute Intensives:  How to get more exposure and make more money at any stage of your career.

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon