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A2IM will be celebrating our 7th Anniversary from June 19-21 at Slate (54 W. 21st Street, NYC, map) with our annual member-only A2IM Indie Week conference and related festivities. A2IM’s committees are planning events and this page will be regularly updated leading up to Indie Week. To see who has already RSVP’ed, click the link below.
In addition to these conference panels and presentations, we will also celebrate the 1st ever American Association of Independent Music Libera Awards.
Members of AIM (A2IM’s sister organization in the UK) will be sending delegates to NYC to attend Indie Week 2012. Read more here: AIM for the US 2012.
Schedule of Events
1PM – 2PM Panel Discussion on Video Monetization (continued from Indie Week 2011)
A panel discussion led by Scott Sellwood of RightsFlow / YouTube, Isaac Bess of YouTube, and Maggie Argyros of The Orchard will discuss best practices and practical strategies for monetizing music copyrights on YouTube. As they will build on information already shared regarding Video Monetization, we recommend that you watch last year’s panel HERE and read the Video Monetization white paper HERE prior to attending this event. We also highly recommend reviewing YouTube’s Partner & Creator Resources HERE.
2PM – 3PM Exporting to the Emerging Music Market in China
Presented in conjunction with China Audio-Video Association (CAVA). In 2005, per the IFPI, the US share of worldwide wholesale dollar sales, including digital streaming, was 34%. In 2010 & 2011 the US share had fallen to 26% of worldwide wholesale revenues. Exports have never been more important to the financial health of our community. This panel on the China marketplace is the first in a series on International Markets that we need to access for continued financial viability for our community. The panel will be moderated by Robert Singerman of Panel Sponsor 88tc88. The panelists include Anastasia Tonello of Laura Devine Attorneys LLC, Ju Wang of CAVA, Jean Hsiao Wernheim of a-Peer Synergy Shanghai Culture & Technology Co., and Bill Yanbin Zang of Shanghai Synergy Culture & Entertainment Group.
3:15PM – 4:15PM Discussion on Pan-European Licensing
Panelists to include Vickie Nauman of 7digital, Stan Schneider of BMG Rights Management and Simon Wheeler of Beggars Group. This panel will be moderated by Chris Castle.
4:30PM – 6:00PM Licensing Services / Music Supervisors : Executive One-on-Ones with Labels, Publishers & Distributors. – To participate in the One-on-Ones, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2PM – 3PM “Publicizing Your Press: How Social Media Partnerships Are Amplifying Coverage”A discussion on how media outlets (and the artists they cover) are using social media platforms to cross- and self- promote coverage. Moderated by Shore Fire Media’s Elizabeth Lutz, the panel will feature key decision makers in the press including: Jim Fusilli, The Wall Street Journal’s rock & pop critic; Jonathan Cohen, the music booker for NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and former Billboard editor; Matt Kiser, the digital product manager for SPIN Media and Amy Schriefer, NPR Music Product Manager.
3PM – 4:30PM “Get Your Digital House in Order” Case Studies
A2IM’s Digital Media & Emerging Technologies Committee are completing the “Get Your Digital House in Order” white paper now. This event will feature case studies from a label (Beggars Group), an aggregator (Virtual Label), and a distributor (Redeye Distribution) showing specific examples of how companies are adapting their approach and becoming better organized to embrace innovation and monetization. Gabe Spierer from Beggars Group will present with Perry Turcotte from VEVO and Jake Friedman from We Are Free (manager of Dirty Projectors, Purity Ring, etc.). Peter Wright from Virtual Label will present with Charles Caldas of Merlin and Bob Kohn of Royalty Share. Jim Logrando of Redeye Distribution will present with Portia Sabin from Kill Rock Stars and Ryan Auffenberg of Rdio. Case studies will be moderated by Rob Weitzner of Consolidated Independent.
4:30PM – 6PM Digital Marketing / Digital Revenue / Data Management Services: Executive One-on-Ones with Labels, Publishers & Distributors - To participate in the One-on-Ones, contact email@example.com
10AM – 1PM Think Tank Roundtable Discussions
1PM – 2PM Lunch Break – Lunch Served
2PM – 5PM A2IM Annual Meeting
A2IM business/board meeting to include State of the Union for Independents and presentations from our sponsors, Consolidated Independent; Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP; Rdio and Section 101. Featured speakers to include Alison Wenham (Chair, AIM/WIN) and Charles Caldas (CEO, Merlin) and keynote to be delivered by Victoria Espinel (U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator).
If you will be traveling to NYC for this event and are looking for a hotel or apartment for rent for your stay, check our forum suggestions from your fellow members HERE.
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