Event

Jun 16 Indie Week 2016

NY Marriott East Side
525 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

A2IM Indie Week 2016

Bigger Venues, Better Programming!
A2IM celebrates its 11th Anniversary June 13-16 in NYC & caps off with the 5th Annual Libera Awards Show, June 16th at the Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom!

This year’s awards are hosted by Ted Leo, and features performances by Mac DeMarco, Naughty By Nature, Nosaj Thing, and Torres.

RSVP NOW for Indie Week

BUY YOUR TICKETS for The Libera Awards

The Libera Awards this year offers a seated dinner ticket option along with our usual open bar! 

See who’s coming! View the full list of registrations to date here.

View the bios of foreign delegates attending here.

Contact Sheryl Cohen if you did not receive your VIP Member Code to register.


WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

Workshop space is LIMITED – Click HERE TO REGISTER FOR WORKSHOPS.

Please note, your Workshop RSVP does NOT guarantee admittance. Confirmation emails for each workshop session will be sent closer to the date based on capacity. Check out the full workshop schedule below.


 Indie Week Schedule

Complete Downloadable PDF here

Monday, June 13: International + Backoffice Solutions

10:00AM – 5:00PM             Executive One-on-One Sessions on Distribution, Label Services, Digital Supply Chain, & Backoffice Solutions

10:00AM – 11:00AM  REGISTRATION & COFFEE (Located in Morgan A)

PANEL SCHEDULE:

11:00AM – 12:00PM        CRB: What’s At Stake?

Moderator: Jem Aswad (Billboard)

Panelists: Colin Rushing (SoundExchange), Victor Zaraya (Razor & Tie) + more TBA

12:00PM – 1:00PM           Keynote Speaker, Jim McDermott: Our Beliefs About Digital Music: All Of It Is True, and None Of It Is True introduced by Portia Sabin (Kill Rock Stars)

1:30PM – 2:30PM            Why Artists Should Make Indie Labels Their Top Choice

The word ‘Indie’ to many people connotes things like ‘small’ or ‘niche’ but today’s charts are saying otherwise. Independent labels continue to grow market share, and artists with independent labels are seen on every main stage across the country and the world. Come learn from top managers and indie labels why the indie label market is, and will continue to grow and compete across the world stage.

Moderator: Tim Mandelbaum, Fox Rothschild LLP

Panelists: Jane Abernethy (4AD), Allyson Coff (300), Amit Nerurkar (Mass Appeal), Eric Tobin (Hopeless)

2:45PM – 3:45PM            Cataloging the Past While Looking To the Future: Keeping Your                                                            Music Relevant

As the music industry continues to change and revenue streams morph continuously, the importance of being able to monetize and profit from both back catalogs and upcoming releases has become a tricky balancing act. This panel will follow the importance of mining the past, while maintaining relevance in the increasingly cluttered market.

Moderator: Portia Sabin (Kill Rock Stars)

Panelists: Nicole Blonder (Mute Records), Sara Dempsey (ABKCO Music & Records), Dave Martin (Omnian Music Group), & Jim Selby (Concord Music Group)

4:00PM – 5:00PM            Who Owns Live Performances?

There has been an explosion in the amount of recording of live performances in recent years, helped along by the expansion of the festival market. It seems that almost every time a live performance occurs, someone wants to record and broadcast it. Whilst we acknowledge that some of this coverage can contribute positively to our artists’ campaigns, we are very mindful that the proliferation of recordings, particularly online, can allow the market to be flooded with lots of low quality, free and substitutional recordings. Part of our role is to generate income for the artist as well as the label, so why would we, or the artist’s publishers, agree to the ‘free’ and, often requested, perpetual, use of our artists’ recordings, without some participation in that income for them and us?

Moderator: Ruth Barlow (Beggars Group)

Panelists: Alexander Schulz (Reeperbahn Festival), Tony Kiewel (Sub Pop), Grant Manship (Secretly Group)

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: 

1:00PM – 2:00PM            7digital with Anna Siegel

7digital is a B2B digital music platform and radio services company that powers music services for some of the world’s leading brands. Join 7digital’s Marketing Director, Anna Siegel at A2IM Indie Week to learn about the company. Find out about some of the services they power, the growing international demand for music streaming and where they see the real innovation coming from.

2:00PM – 3:00PM          SoundExchange: What It Is, Why It Pays, and How to Get Your                                                             Share with Scott Berenson and Sean Glover

SoundExchange will explain how registering (free!) with them can earn you royalties for plays on satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels and other services that stream sound recordings.  SoundExchange is a non-profit, independent collective management organization and an important source of revenue for all recording artists and rights owners: they’ve distributed more than $3.5 billion to artists and labels so far.  Come learn about what you need to do to make sure you’re getting what you’ve earned.  Interactive and question-driven, this workshop will also cover need-to-know info on copyright, licensing, metadata, and legislation that will affect your career.

A2IM Indie Week Reception will be held from 6PM – 9PM at Slate, 54 W. 21st St @ 6th Ave, NYC.


Tuesday, June 14: Sync Licensing, Brand Partnerships & Publishing
10:00AM – 5:00PM    Executive One-on-One Sessions will put Content Owners face-to-face with Music Supervisors, Brand Partners, Publishing Services, and Royalty Accounting Platforms.

PANEL SCHEDULE:

10:00AM – 11:00AM        Sync Advertising

While traditional advertising undergoes its own changes, the world of sync, and its profitability continue to expand.

Moderator: David Riva (Ghostly International)

Panelists: Eric Johnson (McCann), Erik Sutch (Good Ear Music Supervision [GEMS]), Charlotte Von Kotze (Vice), Sam Walsh (Team One)

11:00AM – 11:15am    Alison Wenham CEO of WIN (Worldwide Independent Network) / WINTEL                                           Presentation

Alison Wenham CEO of WIN (Worldwide Independent Network) presents the first  Global Independent Music Market Report. For the first time in the history of recorded music the independent sector has extracted its true market share value based on ownership of copyright. The report also highlights the cultural importance of the independent sector in protecting creativity and innovation.

11:30AM – 12:30PM         Reality 101 in the Land of Sync

Getting music into a TV or Film can be a major game changer for artists and can sometimes launch the career of an artist. Get the blunt realities on why some artists make it, and others don’t in the world of sync, and how the landscape sync is changing, now more than ever, as the market becomes cluttered and the film industry evolves.

Moderator: Jonathan Finegold (Fine Gold Music)

Panelists: Michael Hill, Susan Jacobs (SuperVision), Vanessa Jorge Perry

 

1:30PM – 2:30PM            Leaving Money on the Table: International Revenue Stream                                                                  Opportunities

The continuing transformation the music industry is going under has slowed traditional revenue streams while opening new ones. In today’s globalized world, knowing your rights and taking advantage of all revenue streams available can turn your pennies into a living.

Moderator: Charlie Phillips (WIN)

Panelists:  Adel Hattem (Dmusic Marketing), Ryan Lehning (SoundExchange), Ed Peto (Outdustry), Vickie Starr (Girlie Action) 

2:45PM – 3:45PM            What Labels Need to Understand About Publishing

Moderator: Eric German (Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP)

Panelists: Jennifer Blakeman (Atlas Music Publishing), Emi Horikawa (BMG Rights Management), Adam Epstein (Imagem Music), Tim Lee (Tummy Touch Music Group)

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

10:00AM – 11:30AM        We’re Kickstarter: How Can We Help? With Molly Neuman                                                                     and Hayley Rosenblum

Molly Neuman, Kickstarter’s Head of Music, invites you to a special presentation on Kickstarter at Indie Week. Since 2009, Kickstarter has helped to bring over 22,000 music projects to life. Music creators have worked with the community to make new LPs, music documentaries, and even brand new instruments. And in total, more than 10 million people have pledged over 2.3 billion dollars to Kickstarter campaigns.

During this discussion, Molly will share the Kickstarter Music team’s top priority –– helping artists, labels, distributors, and service providers connect with the fans that support their creative projects. Kickstarter’s recent acquisition of Drip is a new step in linking musicians with their fans, and we’d love for you to join this talk focused on how we can champion music together. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

1:00PM – 2:00PM            Social Media and Web Presence Workshop

Come watch experts from Acquia, Section 101, and Sneak Attack Media present on best practices for social media and web presence. Find out how to increase your reach and influence on the web!

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2:00PM – 3:00PM            SoundCloud with Megan West

3:00PM – 4:00PM            Bandcamp with J Edward Keyes and Andrew Jervis

D2C Best Practices. Fans have paid artists $154 million using Bandcamp, and $4.5 million in the last 30 days alone. Since launching accounts for labels in early 2015 over 2,000 labels have signed up. Chief Curator Andrew Jervis, Editorial Director J. Edward Keyes, Head of Strategy and Growth David Dufresne, along with guests discuss what’s new and next for the site, and how to make the most of being a label on Bandcamp.

4:00PM – 5:00PM            Vevo with Jordan Glickson and Dara Gelbtuch

An overview of Vevo’s global reach with an eye toward the footprint of indies on the platform. The presentation will touch on analytics, original programming, and product updates and how independent labels can work more closely with Vevo. Presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

France Rocks Summerfest – Opening Soirée & Networking Party

When: 8:00PM – 10:00PM

Where: Cultural Services of the French Embassy, 972 5th Ave (btwn 78th and 79th Streets), NYC

A2IM Members can RSVP here: 

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If you need help with your user I.D. or password, please contact operations@a2im.org


Wednesday, June 15: Digital Marketing & Revenue
10:00AM – 5:00PM     Executive One-on-One Sessions put Content Owners together with Digital Services and Marketing Opportunities.

PANEL SCHEDULE: 

 

11:00AM – 12:00PM         Playlisting: How Does That Work Then?

Moderator: Simon Wheeler (Beggars)

Panelists: Zack Gershen (mtheory), Vincent Clery-Melin (Kobalt Artist & Label Services) and Stephanie Shim (Glassnote Music Group)

These days we read so much about the importance of playlists. Playlists are the new way to consume music, playlists are the new albums or playlists are the new vehicle of music discovery Or, maybe today’s playlists are just like radio playlists of old but in a new business model. Good or bad, it’s clear that everybody is talking about playlists. This panel discusses some of the facts and realities around playlists, how to make them work for your campaign, how to manage expectations of what is achievable with playlists and how to understand what being on a playlist means.

12:00PM – 1:00PM          Shrinking Sync

Moderator: Alisa Coleman (ABKCO Music & Records)

Panelists: Stephanie Alexa (ATO Records), Rell Lafargue (Reservoir Media), Jay Rosenthal (Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP)

Sync rights are exclusive to music publishers and record companies; however, many of today’s audio visual digital deals don’t include that grant or include that grant for no additional fee. Due to changing licensing dynamics of user generated content and the DSPs are we selling ourselves short to collect micro pennies?

1:00PM – 2:00PM         How Shifting From the Sales Paradigm to the Attention Paradigm Will                                                Triple the Music Industry

Moderator: Tom Silverman (Tommy Boy)

Panelists: Charles Caldas (Merlin), Mark Eisenberg (SoundExchange), Jim Lidestri (Border City Media), Niklas Lundberg (Spotify)

Our business has been based on album sales since the late 60’s. Album sales are only 40% of revenue and dropping quickly yet our contracts and our marketing mentality are still based on album sales.  As the “units paradigm” shifts to “usage paradigm” we need to look at our business in an entirely different way.  Usage numbers and ARPU (average revenue per user) will be the way we measure the health of our business going     forward.  How can the independents lead the charge to build a new, more profitable and sustainable ecosystem?

2:00PM – 3:00PM            What’s Good For Indies at Radio?

Moderator: Allen Kovac (Eleven Seven Music)

Panelists: Danny Buch (RED), Cliff Chenfeld (Razor & Tie), Taylor Childress (Curb Records) & Tyson Haller (ADA)

The conversation will discuss what radio stations are looking for, what works well at radio and how Indies can market themselves to maximize exposure in coordination with radio releases.

3:00PM – 4:00PM           Data Manipulation and Its Impact On the Independents

Moderator: Dick Huey (Toolshed)

Panelists: Liv Buli (Pandora/Next Big Sound), Matt Harmon (Beggars), Alison Wenham (WIN)

Data, and how it is sliced, diced, and presented, sits at the heart of nearly every issue that is important to the independent label community in 2016. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Policy choices that have global ramifications, and front-line revenue for independents, are all impacted by our community’s effectiveness in telling our side of the story with data. We’ll discuss chart manipulation, independent vs. major market share based on ownership vs. distribution share, and tools that savvy independents use to directly impact revenue.

4:00PM – 5:00PM            SoundExchange: Fireside Chat with Mike Huppe, along with Darius Van Arman (Secretly Group), Dave Hansen (Epitaph / Anti-), Scott Robinson (Dualtone Music)

Michael Huppe, president and CEO of SoundExchange hosts an industry thought leader fireside chat with industry visionaries to discuss important and controversial issues facing music.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

10:00AM – 11:00AM         Pandora with Marisa Fair and Mike Fink

Join Pandora’s Indie Label Relations team as they take a deep dive into the internet radio service. The presentation will include a look at Pandora’s music industry products and programs along with current marketing tools. (Labels/Distributors Only)

1:00PM – 2:00PM            Brand Partnerships: How to Win Against the Majors with Anelka Argiro (A2IM)

When over 50% of all Brand Partnerships in music are secured by one major label, Independent artists often struggle to be considered for opportunities. How can the Independent music community work together to increase the number of meaningful brand partnerships for our artists while ensuring independent artists are top of mind for brands and advertisers moving forward? Join the Brand Partnerships roundtable for an exploratory discussion on how A2IM can help bring more branded opportunities to its label members. (A2IM Label Members Only)

2:00PM – 3:00PM          SoundExchange: What It Is, Why It Pays, and How to Get Your                                                             Share with Scott Berenson and Linda Bloss-Baum

SoundExchange will explain how registering (free!) with them can earn you royalties for plays on satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels and other services that stream sound recordings.  SoundExchange is a non-profit, independent collective management organization and an important source of revenue for all recording artists and rights owners: they’ve distributed more than $3.5 billion to artists and labels so far.  Come learn about what you need to do to make sure you’re getting what you’ve earned.  Interactive and question-driven, this workshop will also cover need-to-know info on copyright, licensing, metadata, and legislation that will affect your career.

 

Reeperbahn Festival, which has become one of the most important industry conferences and festivals worldwide, is excited to announce the lineup of its New York Edition showcase during Indie Week. The showcase will feature international talents including Fenster, Grand Analog, Jesper Munk, Malky, Moonboy Inc., Rebstar, and Adi Ulmansky. As an official event of Indie Week, the showcase is open for all delegates to attend. Show up a little early to meet the Reeperbahn team and enjoy complimentary food and drinks while supplies last.

When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM – Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM (EDT)

Mixer for Delegates starts at 6:00PM

Where: Gramercy Theatre – 127 East 23rd Street , New York, NY 10010

Those without badges can find details at rbfnyc.eventbrite.com and use their Member Only Code:

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If you need help with your user I.D. or password, please contact operations@a2im.org


Thursday, June 16: CEO Sessions + Annual Meeting

PANEL SCHEDULE:

1:30PM – 2:30PM               When and Why A Dispute Crosses Over Into Litigation with Christine                                                Lepera (Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP) and Monika Tashman (Fox                                                    Rothschild)

Disputes are frequent and of all shapes and sizes in the business, as are the practical and legal considerations regarding how to resolve them. This panel will explore — from both a transactional counsel and litigator’s perspective-  some typical scenarios and discuss factors that lead to either early dispute resolution or protracted litigation.

2:30PM – 5:00PM               Annual Meeting

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: 

10:00AM – 11:00AM        SoundExchange: What It Is, Why It Pays, and How to Get Your                                                     Share (For Foreign Delegates) with Scott Berenson

SoundExchange will explain how registering (free!) with them can earn you royalties for plays on satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels and other services that stream sound recordings.  SoundExchange is a non-profit, independent collective management organization and an important source of revenue for all recording artists and rights owners: they’ve distributed more than $3.5 billion to artists and labels so far.  Come learn about what you need to do to make sure you’re getting what you’ve earned.  Interactive and question-driven, this workshop will also cover need-to-know info on copyright, licensing, metadata, and legislation that will affect your career.

12:00PM – 1:00PM       Social Media and Web Presence (For Foreign Delegates)

Come watch experts from Acquia, Section 101, and Sneak Attack Media present on best practices for social media and web presence. Find out how to increase your reach and influence on the web!

12:30PM – 1:30PM      U.S. Visas for Performing Artists: A Roadmap for Practical Advocacy Toward Positive Change with Matthew Covey (Located in Morgan B&C)

 

*A2IM MEMBERS CAN PICK UP THEIR BADGES IN MORGAN A ANY TIME DURING INDIE WEEK*

A2IM Libera Awards
Thursday, June 16
NOTE: New, larger venue – The Grand Ballroom, 311 W. 34th Street @ 8th Ave, NYC.
More live performances
Optional Seated Dinner
Tickets on sale now.

Co-sponsorships for Indie Week and/or the A2IM Libera Awards still available, please contact Jennifer Masset.

Thanks To Our Associate Member Indie Week Co-Sponsors
BuzzAngle MusicCI; Kickstarter; Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP; Reeperbahn Festival; SoundExchange ; Vevo

Our International Trade Association Colleague Indie Week Delegations
AIMBureauExport/France RocksCanadian Independent Music Association (CIMA)
Music From Ireland; Music NorwaySounds Australia

Full recap of Indie Week 2015 here.

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