March to your own Beater.

 

Alas, come tomorrow, the Beater will beat no more. Today is the last round of panels for the 2011 CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival, reminding us that CMJ, herself, is nearly over. Sorry, we can’t help but be a wee bit wistful. Don’t you spend time wallowing, though—just get out there and hit it like there’s no tomorrow! Might we suggest our all-day, star-studded Entertainment Business Law Seminar? Here’s but a few of today’s other panel highlights, too. While you’re at it, take one final gander at the full list of panels and panelists here. So long folks, it’s been real…

 

The Wizards Of Oz

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
NYU Kimmel Center, Room 406 (60 Washington Square S New York, NY 10012)

Assembled especially for CMJ, this panel of leading Australian industry share their tricks and tips on how to navigate and activate a career in Australia. As the world continues to gets smaller, going global for artists becomes a when and not and if and there’s no better place to find new audiences than down under. Australians love music, they love festivals. They love it live and they love digital. Last year, Australia’s recorded music reported the largest increase in value (47%) in the world according to IFPI, with digital sales outpacing the fall in physical product, whilst the venue-based live music industry fuels the Australian economy to the tune of $1.2 billion. All sectors of the music ecosystem are represented: a publisher, a label/distributor, festival/venue booker, radio and music television. Moderated by the chair of the Australian Music Industry Network, this really is one session you won’t want to miss! Come say g’day.

Moderator: Paul Bodlovich, Chief Executive Officer, The West Australian Music Industry Association Inc.
Speakers:
- Justin Cosby, Head of A&R, Inertia
- Richard Moffat, Band Booker, Way Over There
- Jon Owen, Marketing Executive, XYZ Networks
- Zoe White, International Manager, Mushroom Music Publishing


KEYNOTE: A Conversation with DANIEL GLASS and MATT PINFIELD

12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
NYU Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor (60 Washington Square S New York, NY 10012)

Daniel Glass is the Founder & President of Glassnote Entertainment Group – a full-service, independent music company since 2007. Glassnote is the proud home of Grammy-winning band Phoenix, the platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated Mumford & Sons, as well as The Temper Trap, Two Door Cinema Club, Justin Nozuka, Kele, Secondhand Serenade, Royal Bangs, GIVERS and recent signings Oberhofer and Childish Gambino. With its communal spirit, exquisite mix of artists and musically-driven management team, Mr. Glass is proud that his company’s commitment to true artist development is proving successful. In April of 2010, Glassnote Records made history by becoming the first independent label to have four artists in the Top 10 of the Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart, and in 2011, Rolling Stone named Glassnote “Best Indie Label.”

Glass began his musical career as a DJ at the famed Regine’s Discotheque in New York City. He went on to SAM Records and continued at Chrysalis, then on to SBK Records. Glass’ path in music led him to become President & CEO of EMI Records Group (North America), a founding President of Universal and President of Artemis Records before eventually starting Glassnote. Daniel Glass’ career in the music industry has been marked by such success stories as: Billy Idol, Wilson Phillips, Sinead O’Connor, Jon Secada, Warren Zevon, Blur, Goldfinger, Jesus Jones, Erykah Badu, Paula Abdul, Baha Men, Kurupt, Susan Tedeschi, Technotronic, The Pretenders, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Sugarcult and Better Than Ezra, to name but a few.

 

Critically acclaimed music personality and show host Matt Pinfield started his career working as an on-air Talent and Music Director at WRSU-FM, the official radio station of Rutgers University. During a ten-year stint that began in 1984 as a radio DJ on WHTG-FM 106.3, the Jersey shore alternative rock radio station, he received the Gavin Award in 1992 and 1993 for National Commercial Alternative Music Director of the Year. Pinfield then kicked off his television career, hosting MTV’s 120 Minutes in 1995, and joining the MTV Music and Talent Department, where he hosted a variety of MTV shows and more than 100 MTV specials during his time at the network. In 2001, Pinfield was named Vice President of A&R and Artist Development for Columbia Records, a post that saw him sign and oversee the making of albums by multiple gold and platinum acts. In 2005, he was invited by the Rolling Stones to host an international radio interview for Premiere networks; the event featured all four band members interviewed together for the first time in more than 35 years.

In 2006, Pinfield returned to television as the host of VH1′s VSpot Top 20 Countdown and HDNet’s Soundoff with Matt Pinfield. He also co-starred as himself on Nickelodeon’s The Naked Brothers Band. Two years later, Pinfield took over as morning drive DJ on New York radio station WRXP 101.9 FM and was honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, where he spoke about his experiences and accomplishments in the music industry. Finally in 2011, MTV resurrected 120 Minutes, one of its longest running shows in the networks the event featured all four band members interviewed together for the first time in more than 35 years.


The DIY Religion

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
NYU Kimmel Center, Room 406 (60 Washington Square S New York, NY 10012)

Our panelists discuss the lifestyle, philosophy and mindset vital to all DIYers.

Moderator: Steven Beer, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Speakers:
- Erin Barra, Artist/Producer, MAMMA BARRA
- Charley Hoefer, Founder & Chief Music Officer, SoulBlendr.com
- Sean Holland, CEO, Low Life, Inc.
- Wax Tailor, Owner, Lab’Oratoire
- Marcus Whitney, CTO/Co-Founder, Moontoast


Privacy In Social Media: Dealing With An Oxymoron

3:50 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
NYU Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor (60 Washington Square S New York, NY 10012)

As social media and traditional entertainment media continue to converge, media companies increasingly face claims about the misuse of personal identifying information that includes GPS data. We will hear from expert in-house and law firm practitioners about current topics such as the privacy implications of integrating social media services with multiple music streaming providers; the use of PII in targeted online advertising; shared login services; shared playlists; and how companies can deal with global consumers, despite the EU’s different, but evolving approach to privacy regulation.

Moderator: Mason A. Weisz, Esq., Associate, Hunton & Williams LLP
Speakers:
- Drew Bordages, Esq., Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Specific Media
- Wade Leak, Esq., Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment
- Pauline Wen, Esq., Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc.
- Marc Zwillinger, Esq., Partner, ZwillGen PLLC