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16September
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17September

Producer Showcase

Harlem Nights - Downtown Atlanta
18September
18September

Artist Showcase

Harlem Nights - Downtown Atlanta
19September

Conference Day

The Marriott Marquis Hotel - Downtown Atlanta
20September

Conference Day

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Schedule

LOCATION: THE ATLANTA MARRIOTT MARQUIS
265 PEACHTREE CENTER AVENUE • ATLANTA, GA 30303 USA

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Registration

Registration Open

Registration Open

Registration Open
September 19th 9:00am - 5:00pm
Registration Open
Registration will take place from 9AM-5PM. You will need to arrive at your earliest to register for the song feedback sessions and the Pitch & Switch one-on-ones. These sessions/ panels go really fast. First come first serve. Please arrive early.
 
 

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Pitch & Switch: A Music Speed Date

*YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THIS SESSION AT 9AM TO ENSURE YOUR SPOT:

Pitch & Switch: A Music Speed Date
September 19th 5:15pm - 6:30pm
*YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THIS SESSION AT 9AM TO ENSURE YOUR SPOT:
There is no better opportunity for artists, writers and producers to get together and hear each other’s feedback. The musical speed date will bring musicians together from all genres to establish synergies and possibly create collaboration opportunities. You’ll have 90 seconds to play your best music for the person sitting opposite you before rotating to the next potential co-writer music station. Based on each of your own assessments, you will then determine if you would like to reconnect at a later date to create musical content.
 
 

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The Copyright Camp: Your Music's Business

Presented by SongSplits

Song Feedback Session

Five Decades of Hip Hop

The Do’s and the Don’ts

Rocking the Small Screen

Presented by Sunseeker Media

The Copyright Camp: Your Music's Business
September 19th 10:30am - 11:30am
Presented by SongSplits
The Copyright Camp: Your Music's Business

The Copyright Camp gives songwriters and producers an inside view of a song’s financial lifecycle through studio production to the producer agreement, from SongSplits digital split sheet management to song licensing and your PRO. Managing proper split sheets and revenue is crucial in doing great business for each and every song in today’s new music business. With over 80 different ways for a song earn revenue today, learn how to think about your song’s business, as well as yourself. How can writers stay organized and continue to benefit when the checks come in? Commit to accurate digital communications and a financial management plan tailored for music creatives who depend on the value of their music catalog.

 
Song Feedback Session
September 19th 11:45am - 12:45pm
In this special feedback session, you can engage in honest talk and receive valuable critiques from chart-topping songwriters, producers and industry executives!

*Songs must be pre-submitted during registration at 9AM. First come, first listen!
 
Five Decades of Hip Hop
September 19th 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Hip hop now has a history spanning five decades but when exactly did it become so mainstream? How does it manage to keep it’s cool? Find out from this group of passionate aficionados why hip hop has remained such a centerpiece in pop music and hear about the genres most defining moments.
 
The Do’s and the Don’ts
September 19th 3:00pm - 4:00pm

We’ve recognized that there are so many do’s and don’t in the ever changing music industry so we’ve decided to break down the rules for you. This multi topic discussion will included everything from recording, networking, performing, signing contracts and much, much more. You’ll ultimately discover which rules you can break and which ones you can’t.


 

 
 
Rocking the Small Screen
September 19th 4:20pm - 5:20pm
Presented by Sunseeker Media
Rocking the Small ScreenTelevision networks can be the best platform for an artist! Come and hear a diverse group of top TV composers, producers, programmers and executives discuss the constant challenges of preparing music for some of today's most popular networks and television shows. Panelists will also be discussing the process from music composition to clearance and licensing. This is the perfect session to learn about one of music's most demanding and financially rewarding platforms.
 
 

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Fan Out

Presented by Loud, MerchCat & Indiehitmaker

The Money Myth

Breaking Down the Beat

Fan Out
September 19th 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presented by Loud, MerchCat & Indiehitmaker
Fan OutThis hybrid workshop panel will discuss how to win more fans, sell more merch and make it count on the charts. Led by Bram Bessoff, the conversation will further showcase how to engage & monetize your fan base online and at live shows. You’ll want to pay close attention to ultimately discover the ins & outs of direct-to-fan marketing, merch management, and sales reporting while industry experts work directly with you to sell more merch & music in 2015.
 
The Money Myth
September 19th 11:10am - 12:10pm
The starving artist is an old myth that romanticizes the idea that an artist must starve before they can thrive. Some would even say an artist’s work is more legitimate this way. We say this is nonsense and we’re going to show you some real ways to earn money, fund and monetize your artistic endeavors.
 
Breaking Down the Beat
September 19th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

From Mike Will Made It to Dr. Luke, we’re breaking down the beat. Find out why certain sounds just go together. In this two part session of listening and Q&A, explore production, rhythms and engineering that make chart-toppers sound so amazing.

 
 

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The New MTV?

Social Media Dropout

Free Is For Me

Music: Technically Speaking

The New MTV?
September 19th 1:45pm - 2:30pm

Not so long ago when an artist or band appeared on MTV, it was a stamp of approval, an ”I made it” moment. For the most part, music as a single entity has been dropped from MTV. So we’re asking what moved into its place? Which music platform today is the music superpower and gives artists that special platform to make their grand debut?

 
Social Media Dropout
September 19th 4:15pm - 5:00pm

You should know by now that making music and simply putting it out there isn’t going to cut it. So we ask, what does your social media report card look like? Are you failing on Facebook? Have an incomplete on Instagram? If so, don’t skip our social media class. We’ll be showing you how to effectively engage with your fans in the socially dominant music space.

 
Free Is For Me
September 19th 10:00am - 10:45am

Without a doubt, one of the most valuable things you can do in the music industry is to network and it doesn’t cost you a dime. Join us as this incredible group of panelists share some of their most cherished 100% free resources that will help you achieve success. Find out if you’re missing out on free events, subscriptions, merchandise or even free money.

 
Music: Technically Speaking
September 19th 12:20pm - 1:20pm
A well-rounded tech-savvy group of industry experts weigh in on this panel as they tackle the hottest buzz on gadgets, new media and web. Find out what roles Beats Music, Apple Watch and Jay Z’s TIDAL play in music’s innovation. You may even learn the real future of digital music.
 
 

Press Room