Music Tech Startup Founders To Discuss Working With Independent Artists At Upcoming Indie Entertainment Summit
The Indie Entertainment Summit is a 4-day conference taking place August 5th – 8th in Los Angeles where independent artists, music industry professionals, managers, and music fans convene to network, experience music from up-and-coming artists, and attend workshops, panels, and music showcases.
This year music business consultant and music tech startup pundit, Dae Bogan, has developed a panel to address the benefits, issues, and opportunities of music tech founders working directly with independent artists. He has invited guest panelists from early and growth stage music tech startups including Ben Brannen (President & Co-Founder of atVenu), Roslynn Cobarrubias (Co-founder & CMO of mydiveo), and Alejandro Carrasco (Co-Founder of Dream Tuner).
Anyone can attend Indie Entertainment Summit. For more details and to register to attend, visit www.iesfest.com.
I am thrilled to announce that my clients Driss Ouazzani and Roslynn Cobarrubias have officially launched mydiveo in beta. Sort of a video-based Linkedin for the creative community, mydiveo aims to help artists connect and get discovered.
mydiveo is a global talent discovery platform fostering creative collaborations and new connections between artists, music lovers, music industry professionals and brands. mydiveo makes it easy to find and connect with local talent worldwide and enables artists to engage with their community.
Sign-up for a free mydiveo account at www.mydiveo.com.
atVenu Announces Partnership To Allow Bands To Report Venue Music Sales Directly To SoundScan And Billboard Charting
Nielsen, and atVenu, the provider of a mobile and web-based solution used by artists to manage merchandise logistics while on tour, today announced a new collaboration that for the first time will allow artists to digitally report their venue sales to Nielsen’s music reporting tools, including Nielsen SoundScan, the industry-standard for music sales measurement. Beginning Friday July 10, to coincide with the new Friday Global Release Date, atVenu will become Nielsen’s preferred venue sales data provider and automatically submit all venue sales recorded in the atVenu app directly to Nielsen. Read full article on Nielsen.
Music industry conferences offer musicians, music industry professionals, and startup entrepreneurs a platform to showcase, network, and conduct business. As a speaker and presenter at several conferences, I’ve found that selecting the right conference and being prepared to promote yourself and network is key to a successful experience.
Many conferences offer musicians opportunities to perform at artist showcases and competitions. For music tech startup entrepreneurs, conferences is a highly concentrated outlet for promoting your product, creating new business relationships, and learning about how changes in the music industry will affect your business.
Conferences are vital to the convergence of ideas and interactions between various stakeholders in the music industry. Below is a select list of notable upcoming conferences that you should consider attending. Make conferences work for you by going beyond just attending. Musicians may find performance opportunities. Startup entrepreneurs should consider exhibiting. And music industry professionals should consider applying to speak on panels. There’s no networking like the networking that can be done at a good conference.
|Jul 19-22||SXSW V2V||Las Vegas, NV|
|Aug 5-8||Indie Entertainment Summit||North Hollywood, CA|
|Aug 27-29||Cutting Edge||New Orleans, LO|
|Aug 31-Sep 2||All About Music||Nashville, TN|
|Sep 15-20||Americana Music Conference||Nashville, TN|
|Sept 25-27||Midpoint Music Fest||Cincinnati, OH|
|Sep 26-27||West Coast Songwriters||San Francisco, CA|
|Oct 1-3||Durango Songwriters Expo||Boulder, CO|
|Oct 2||DMW Music||New York, NY|
|Oct 2-4||Mid-Atlantic Music Conference||Charlotte, NC|
|Oct 13-17||CMJ Music Marathon||New York, NY|
|Oct 15-18||Revolt Music Conference||Miami, FL|
|Oct 23-25||CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference||Chicago, IL|
|Nov 10||SF MusicTech Summit||San Francisco, CA|
|Dec 13-15||International Music Festival Con||San Diego, CA|
Have questions about your music career or music company? I am now booking consultations for in-person (Los Angeles), phone, Skype, or Google Hangout sessions. Contact me for availability and rates http://www.daeboganmusic.com
INDEPENDENT ARTISTS: We are currently accepting music submissions for the in-store music video network broadcasting in over 130 teen retail stores across the United States for the month of July. Discounts available for early-bird submissions. Must be CLEAN music videos, lyric videos, or artwork videos (still image + background music).
I had a great time speaking at Gamechangers Music Seminar. See BMI’s recap here.
Who are super fans? They’re the fans who want to connect on a deeper level with recording artists—and are willing to pay for it. And while records are no longer sold like they used to be, artists now have the technology to connect to their audiences directly and build their base, one super fan at time. Benji Rogers, founder of PledgeMusic, travels to SXSW to explore this topic directly with artists and industry experts.
In this short documentary, copresented by PledgeMusic, Benji talks to Kevin Wortis, director of label services at Girlie Action Marketing; San Fermin, an up-and-coming Brooklyn-based band engaging with fans through Twitter; professors (and brothers) Jay and Chandler Coyle from Music Geek Services and Berklee College of Music; and Nicole Atkins, an established artist who found out she had more fans than she ever knew, when she turned to crowdfunding to fund her new record. It’s a brave new world for artists and fans. Find out how they’re using it to build long-lasting and career-sustaining relationships.
Watch more documentaries like this at lynda.com/vimeo.
(This article was written by Chandler Coyle and published on The Coyle Report on May 13th, 2015)
You’re an independent artist and are about to release your first album in almost four years. You’ve been running a pre-order on your website, iTunes, and Bandcamp during the weeks leading up to the release. On release day, in addition to making the album available via download stores and streaming services, you decide to give free downloads of the album away via NoiseTrade. Are you crazy? No, you are Josh Garrels and your new album Home just charted on Billboard despite also being available as a free download.
Giving away a new album on the day that it’s first made available has become for me, the ultimate form of ‘release,’” explains Garrels. “I pour my sweat and blood into the work and an album often takes me years to complete, but somehow, making it available for free creates a healthier relationship between myself, the work and the listener. In short, giving away my music over the years has proven to be life-giving practice.