Besides going to kick it on the West coast with my industry peeps and celebrities at the Grammy’s… I was there to be a part of one of the most informative seminars I have ever attended!
The Official Post NMS Press Release:
Music and technology leaders convened yesterday at the sold out New Music Seminar at the Music Box at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. During the intensive one-day conference, New Music Seminar laid out a vision for a new music business that forges a union between artists and their managers, labels and support teams along with web technologies to help artists achieve maximum exposure and maximum revenues, in service of their fans.
The conference kicked off with a private NMS opening night “After Grammy Jammy” party at The Roxy with a hot line up of bands including headliner Semi Precious Weapons as well as U-N-I, Family of the Year and DJ Dan Morrell spinning between sets.
Mountain Dew, who is partnering with NMS as part of a larger, growing relationship to develop new platforms and educational tools for independent artists to advance their careers in the music industry, also sponsored the conference.
“Mountain Dew is proud to partner with New Music Seminar to sponsor the Reflection Award, which celebrates talented, emerging artists and offers musicians much-needed assistance that brings them closer to recognizing their professional goals and personal dreams,” said Frank Cooper, SVP, chief consumer engagement officer, PepsiCo Americas Beverages. “We’re thrilled to be in on the ground level supporting new music and today’s up-and-coming artists.”
Other sponsors and media partners included: NARAS, SESAC, LA Weekly, Music Connection, Billboard, Digital Music News, Yahoo Music, MySpace Music, Hypebot, Filter Magazine, OurStage, Rainbo Records, Remix Galaxy, ReverbNation, Echonest, Mozes and A2IM