CMJ Music Marathon

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Welcome to Panel Beater, CMJ’s daily guide to the panels at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon. Need help navigating the various discussions on the future of the industry? You’ve come to the right place. At Panel Beater we aim to provide an indispensable guide to some of the most insightful panels at the event. Today you can find out how to finely tune your media pitch, delve into a discussion on contemporary journalism, learn about the new gallery movement, take the temperature of major labels in the current climate and so much more.

CMJ is introducing Silver Boardroom Meetings as a new part of the programming at this year’s festival. These events offer the unique opportunity for aspiring executives to engage in a boardroom meeting environment. Each meeting will have two well-established industry professionals running an agenda in their own style. Attendees will be challenged to think, share and generate ideas pertaining to the topic at hand. Details of today’s Silver Boardroom Meetings can be found below. Pre-registration is required. Sign up for any remaining slots at the CMJ Desk in the CMJ Registrant Lounge.

Our selections below only scratch the surface of what’s on offer. Make sure you also check out our full panels page and add events to your schedule over here.

The Pitch Party: A Daily Lane For Opportunity (Influential Pros)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
NYU Kimmel Center, Room 802, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

A panel of professionals from various yet critical worlds listen and respond to your media pitch. A different mix of panelists every day, including figures from record label A&R, publishing, radio, music supervision and entertainment law, will offer candid feedback and who knows what else?

Moderator: Erik Philbrook Assistant Vice President Of Communications & Media, Editor-In-Chief, ASCAP Jake Gold President/CEO, The Management Trust
- Jake Gold: President/CEO, The Management Trust
- Kid Capri: DJ/Entertainer, Kid Capri Enterprises
- Bob Kaminsky: Executive Vice President, RipTide Music
- Jim Dunbar: Music Supervisor

Music Journalism Exploded

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
NYU Kimmel Center, 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

The digital orb has exploded audiences into tiny factions. This all-star panel will discuss how the repercussions of digital journalism has changed the all-encompassing work flow of the industry. Find out how the top-level journalists fight the clutter to hit target and find impact.

Moderator: Benjamin Wagner Senior Vice President, MTV News
- Caryn Ganz: Editor-In-Chief, Online, SPIN
- Maura Johnston: Writer, Freelance
- Jessica Robertson: Director Of Content, MTV Hive, MTV
- Bill Werde: Editorial Director, Billboard

Galleries Are Venues Too! The Future Of A Hybrid Audio-Visual Music Culture

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
NYU Kimmel Center, Room 905/907, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Recent movements depicting music culture through art exhibits are proving to add yet another layer to the evolution of the musical landscape. Perfected audio and visual sensory combinations are an interesting new twist on classic content. Our gifted panelists will discuss the future of music culture in its evolving hybrid form and its multi-platform expression from concert venues to art galleries.

Moderator: Miz Metro CEO/Creative Director, The City Firm Inc./Miz Metro Media LLC
- Joe Ahearn: Managing Director, Showpaper
- Oliver “Power” Grant: Founder, WuTang Clan
- NewVillager: Artist, NewVillager
- Keith Shocklee: President, Keith Shocklee Productions

The 411 Major Label Roundup

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Watch panelist David Boxenbaum (GM/COO, A&M/Octone) introduce this panel:

Moderator: Philip Wild Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, EMI North America
- David Boxenbaum: GM/COO, A&M/Octone
- Michael Iurato: Artist Management, In De Goot Entertainment
- Mike McKoy: Partner, Serling Rooks Ferrara McKoy & Worob
- Philip Wild: Senior VP, Business Affairs, EMI North America
- David Wolter: A&R, RCA

Silver Boardroom Meetings

NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 914 (Silver Board Room), 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Music Industry Moving Forward

11:00 a.m. – noon

Rich Bengloff: President, American Association Of Independent Music (A2IM)
Cathy Bauer: General Manager, Daptone Records

Artist Project Development

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Daniel Glass: President/Founder, Glassnote
Jason Foster: Owner & Manager, We Are Free
Jake Friedman: Owner & Manager, We Are Free

Modern Artist Management

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Andrew Brightman: Owner, Brightman Music
Jaime Neely: A&R Manager, Warner Bros. Records

Publishing For Today’s Market

3:30 – 4:30 p.m

Ben Cockerham: Co-founder/Chief Strategy Officer, RightsFlow; Product Manager,YouTube
Fred Beteille: Head Of Operations, RightsFlow; Product Manager, YouTube