CMJ’s daytime conference is held at the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center on Washington Square Park. From October 15-19 attendees will have the chance to mingle and network, at over 80 panels featuring new leaders and emergent entrepreneurs offering insight into how to thrive in an industry that’s constantly evolving.

The initial list of featured CMJ 2013 panels and events for this year include:


Paid In Full: Royalties in the Digital World

Tuesday October 15th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 905/907, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

With so many outlets available to potentially monetize their music, artists need to be ever-more diligent regarding revenue opportunities. Whether it's streaming services, YouTube, internet radio or foreign markets, artists and rights-holders need strategies to ensure recoupment at all levels. Our panel explains how to navigate this complex but essential activity.


Music Journalism in the New Media World

Tuesday October 15th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 802 Shorin, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Music journalism has never been more alive. But as the voice of old media disappears, is there room for sound journalism in a new media world?


Climbing the Charts: Radio's Future

Tuesday October 15th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Radio, in all its myriad forms, remains the primary means of music discovery.  Terrestrial, internet, mobile, satellite, cable, HD and as-yet-to-be deployed platforms occupy an increasingly crowded playing field as they struggle for their piece of an ever-shrinking share of listeners.  What is the future of radio, specifically music-centric radio, in this ever evolving landscape?


19th Nervous Breakdown: NYU Clive Davis School

Tuesday October 15th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 909, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Artists are easily some of the most emotionally complex people in any profession. Add to that the intensity, demands and excess of numerous industry situations and you have a recipe for catastrophe. For those who’s responsibility it
is to keep artists happy, focused and especially successful, the challenges can be numerous. And for artist’s themselves, there are pitfalls to avoid that seem very enticing. Members of NYU ReMu, management, and Psychotherapy professionals address some of the most common issues artists face, different approaches to dealing with them, and practical advice for artists themselves.


The Big Picture: An Industry Overview

Tuesday October 15th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Music is at the center of the digital revolution and continues to drive innovation, online commerce, and conversation. We'll take a step back for a bird's eye view of our ever shifting industry, look ahead to that connected future, and discuss what that music-infused reality means for the world.


Quality Sound: How To Do It Better In the Bedroom

Tuesday October 15th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 802 Shorin, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

We are living in a DIY era. Musicians, producers and engineers world-wide are creating entire musical bodies of work from their laptops. This convenience is the ultimate luxury and keeps additional outside costs to a minimum, but how can you take your music to the next level in terms of sound quality, production and exposure? A team of highly distinguished, Grammy award winning producers and engineers will openly share their knowledge on programs like ProTools and Ableton, discuss their insights and ideas on how to turn your bedroom mixes into professional releases, and explain that this is entirely possible without breaking the bank.


How To Survive as a Musician in 2013

Tuesday October 15th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 905/907, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

A survival guide for the working musician. As musicians become more self sufficient, it's important to understand how to creatively monetize at every turn. Learn what it takes to pay the rent and eat off your music in 2013.


Silver Boardroom Meetings: Digital Revenue Streams

Tuesday October 15th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 914 (Silver Board Room), 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012


Broadcasted: The Reign of the Music Video

Tuesday October 15th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

MTV changed music consumption, and YouTube has done it all over again. It's a brave new world of video-based music. What does this mean to artists trying to make the the all important visual statement?  We'll also identify and discuss channels on the outer frontier of digital music aggregation and curation. 


The State of Emerging Music in 2013

Tuesday October 15th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 802 Shorin, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

The consolidation of major labels, the shift to streaming, and slumping album sales are causing seismic shifts in the structure of the industry and changing the way music is created, dissemenated, and consumed. While potential fallout for some, new opportunities will arise for others.


EDM: The Last Dance?

Tuesday October 15th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 905/907, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Daft Punk's return to a more conventional approach to recording has brought into question the music's complacency, ease of creation, and quest for the next big sound. Join artists, labels, and media experts to gauge the identity crisis and what it all means for the future of EDM.


Silver Boardroom Meetings: Music Supervision

Tuesday October 15th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 914 (Silver Board Room), 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

You think you've got what it takes to have your music in a film, TV show, or video game? This workshop will allow labels, artists, aspiring supervisors to interact and collaborate.


Serenity Now: Rock and Roll Your Soul Yoga

Tuesday October 15th, 3:00 PM– 4:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 405/406, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Led by a top instructor Megan M. Seaman, these zen-inducing yoga classes will lead you to that happy place, setting you up right for another day of panel insights and music mayhem.

Megan M. Seaman, yogi, spiritual mentor, and life-long student, has been studying and engaging in the practice of yoga for the past eight years. She aims to empower others with knowledge and self-awareness. Additionally, her purpose is to foster intentional and mindful connections to all beings, as well as express understanding and compassion for the interconnected system in which all beings exist.

In May 2012, Megan became a Certified Yoga Teacher through the Marni Task Jivasara Yoga Teacher Training, in Cleveland, Ohio. She has been trained in the principles of Jivamukti and Anusara yoga. In her classes, you will find a mix of both methods, with a focus on building mindfulness of the spirit (breath) as it exists and powers bodies and minds. She has taught at the Yoga Room in the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland, Michelle Star Yoga in Middleburg Heights, and Fitness 19 Cleveland in Westpark. Currently, she is teaching at Fitness Edge in the Lakewood, OH. In addition to Megan’s devotion to yoga, she works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art Therapy and Counseling at Ursuline College. Her intention is to create an egalitarian and scholarly environment for the exchange of knowledge and ideas of her students and colleagues. She is a National Certified Counselor and is working on the completion of her doctoral studies in Counselor Education.

Currently, she is working on her doctoral dissertation study, entitled Caring for the Caregiver: Exploration of Social Support and Sibling Connection in Relationships of Adult Siblings Caring for Aging Parents with Dementia, due to be defended this spring 2013.


Twerked Out: Digital Age Minstrels

Tuesday October 15th, 3:30 PM– 4:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 802 Shorin, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

As hip-hop continues its hold on the youth, white artists are becoming increasingly comfortable co-opting elements of African-American culture. This lively discussion around race and music in America will shed light on the roadblocks for artists walking the cultural tightrope amid accusations of negative stereotyping and questionable authenticity.


Classic Sounds: The Legacy Market

Tuesday October 15th, 3:30 PM– 4:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 909, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

While the internet has exploded the new music phenomenon, it's also given rise to a nostalgic generation eager to soak up sounds of the past. As 90s albums hit their twenty-year anniversary and are folded into the world classic back catalog, they become part of the long history of inspiration driving much of what we hear today. We'll discuss the state of the legacy market, the archivists' fight for preservation, and the staying power of good music.


Conscious Crowd-sourcing

Tuesday October 15th, 3:30 PM– 4:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 905/907, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

With the proliferation of social media, artists are increasingly relying on their fans for input. Crowd-sourcing has grown to incorporate crowd-funding, galvanizing fans on both the financial and creative fronts.   We review the state of both with leaders from both the artist and servicing fields.


Jam Packed: The Explosion of Music Festivals

Tuesday October 15th, 3:30 PM– 4:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

While the European festival market has been healthy for years, music festivals are now experiencing a huge surge in popularity in the US. Despite their lack of music buying, fans remain committed to the live music experience and festivals are offering something for everyone. We'll go behind the scenes with festival insiders to discover how festivals are expanding their audience and engaging their communities, successfully marketing to multiple audience groups, and creating new business models for sustainability.


Silver Boardroom Meetings: Brand Connection

Tuesday October 15th, 3:30 PM– 4:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 914 (Silver Board Room), 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012


Serenity Now: Rock and Roll Your Soul Yoga

Wednesday October 16th, 8:00 AM– 9:00 AM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 405/406, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Led by a top instructor Megan M. Seaman, these zen-inducing yoga classes will lead you to that happy place, setting you up right for another day of panel insights and music mayhem.

Megan M. Seaman, yogi, spiritual mentor, and life-long student, has been studying and engaging in the practice of yoga for the past eight years. She aims to empower others with knowledge and self-awareness. Additionally, her purpose is to foster intentional and mindful connections to all beings, as well as express understanding and compassion for the interconnected system in which all beings exist.

In May 2012, Megan became a Certified Yoga Teacher through the Marni Task Jivasara Yoga Teacher Training, in Cleveland, Ohio. She has been trained in the principles of Jivamukti and Anusara yoga. In her classes, you will find a mix of both methods, with a focus on building mindfulness of the spirit (breath) as it exists and powers bodies and minds. She has taught at the Yoga Room in the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland, Michelle Star Yoga in Middleburg Heights, and Fitness 19 Cleveland in Westpark. Currently, she is teaching at Fitness Edge in the Lakewood, OH. In addition to Megan’s devotion to yoga, she works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art Therapy and Counseling at Ursuline College. Her intention is to create an egalitarian and scholarly environment for the exchange of knowledge and ideas of her students and colleagues. She is a National Certified Counselor and is working on the completion of her doctoral studies in Counselor Education.

Currently, she is working on her doctoral dissertation study, entitled Caring for the Caregiver: Exploration of Social Support and Sibling Connection in Relationships of Adult Siblings Caring for Aging Parents with Dementia, due to be defended this spring 2013.


Copyrights and Wrongs

Wednesday October 16th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 905/907, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Congress will soon hold a series of hearings on copyright law reform. Advances in technology, the emergence of new business models, and changes in the marketplace have left some key elements of the copyright laws outdated. This panel will discuss the problems with current copyright law for content creators, users and service providers; what changes need to be made; and what effect these changes will have on the future of music and the business surrounding it.


Sound Programming: Specialty Music Services

Wednesday October 16th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 406, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Music played on airplanes, in stores, restaurants, and sports venues is usually programmed by professional specialty music services. Get a better understanding on the lesser-known opportunities to promote and market your music, from different business models and programming to the submission and review process for respective channels.


Bootstrapped: Indie Label Challenges

Wednesday October 16th, 11:00 AM–12:00 AM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 802 Shorin, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

The rise of the indie label has advanced music artistically by birthing new genres that didn't fit into the major label formula. But while the new landscape they're playing such a pivotal role in shaping is still shifting, learn how independent labels still are facing the challenges of limited resources.


College Radio: Round Table Workshop

Wednesday October 16th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 909, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Jump into something a little different with these small group discussions led by respected members of the radio community. Likeminded individuals get together to share ideas, debate, brainstorm and learn about specific aspects of the music industry and community in an exciting, hands-on way. This is real-life workshopping for college radio.


The Death of A&R

Wednesday October 16th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

The death of proper A&R and the reduction of artist development and marketing at major labels has left a huge vacuum of talent for independent labels, both larger and micro, to take advantage of.  At every point along the emerging music foodchain artists, managers and non-traditional sources such as consumer sponsors are developing talent outside the system. How have major labels redefined their roles and are there really any benefits anymore for an artist to sign to a major?


Harnessing the Power of Music for Social Change

Wednesday October 16th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 405, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Music is a critical component of social movements everywhere in the world, facilitating change in unique and compelling ways. From the civil rights’ movement to the Egyptian Revolution, music has been integral for igniting action and mobilizing people to harness their collective power. This panel of socially conscious musicians and activists examine the history, current hotspots and the future of music as a catalyst for social change.


The New Curators

Wednesday October 16th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 802 Shorin, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

As music curation becomes more specialized and rarefied, fans are looking to trusted voices for the first word on new music. Find out how this group of influencers are using their platforms to create awareness and their methods for staying on top.


From Little Gerhard to Spotify: How Sweden's History informs its Pop Music Industry

Wednesday October 16th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 406, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Sweden boasts a fruitful music market. We'll take a close look at the parts of the history and development of popular music in Sweden from a cultural and social perspective. we'll discuss some of the important artists, genres and aspects of popular culture in general that have shaped Swedish music and music industry. We'll answer questions regarding why and how Swedish music has been successful internationally and what kind of social and cultural structures, values, attitudes, knowledge and habits have informed that development.


Brands & Emerging Music: Creating A Win-Win-Win for Brands, Artists & Fans

Wednesday October 16th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 405, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Join Sonicbids and executives from Jansport, Renaissance Hotels and Alex & Ani for an in-depth look at how major brands are integrating emerging music into their marketing strategies and everyone involved is benefiting.


Career Counseling Meetings: Artist Management

Wednesday October 16th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 909, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Ever wanted to get a one on one session with a trusted pro from the music industry? Kickstart your career as an executive by receiving vital advice from important figures who have seen it all and are willing to share their experiences with laser-like guidance.


Dirty Laundry: The Ins and Outs of Independent Touring

Wednesday October 16th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 905/907, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

A focused look at real world examples and practical solutions for the burgeoning musician/band on the road.


I Heart Big Brother: Big Data and Music Discovery

Wednesday October 16th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Technology is playing an ever-increasing role in the process of music discovery. How is big data invading music curation? Should we be concerned as big data monitors our habits from search to spend?


Competitive Recording In an Independent Age

Wednesday October 16th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 802 Shorin, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

This workshop will cover the processes to take your song from pre-production to distribution with a focus on DIY & independent production techniques and channels.


Career Counseling Meetings: Publishing/Licensing/Synch

Wednesday October 16th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 909, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Ever wanted to get a one on one session with a trusted pro from the music industry? Kickstart your career as an executive by receiving vital advice from important figures who have seen it all and are willing to share their experiences with laser-like guidance.


Vinyl Now

Wednesday October 16th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 405, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Vinyl lovers the world over are thrilled with the resurgence of the format in all its glorious incarnations. Join 7-inch archaeologists, labels, and other round vinyl junkies to discuss the current state of vinyl and how the the format can continue to grow.


Walk With Me: Mobile Takeover

Wednesday October 16th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 905/907, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

As mobile explodes as the primary avenue of content consumption, mobile technologies are playing a larger role in distribution of music. Telco companies are positioning themselves for the future, while artists and labels are using mobile technologies in creative ways to make music a bigger part of the mobile experience.


B(r)and Management

Wednesday October 16th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Whether managing social media, creating licensing and branding opportunities, or securing unorthodox distribution and business models, managers are now band--and brand-- managers responsible for more facets of artists' careers than ever before.


2003: A Hipster Flashback

Wednesday October 16th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 406, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

It’s been a decade since The Hipster Handbook was published. In the early 2000s, there was nothing most teens wanted more than to be a hipster who was 5-10 years older and living in New York City. Eventually they became hipsters 5-10 years older living in New York City, but by then it was the mid- late 2000s. We’ll bring together the people who were there in 2003 to analyze things like Manhattan hipsters vs. Williamsburg hipsters, Misshapes, Sparks, the evolution of men’s jeans, drugs, and Electroclash.


Talking Taiwan: Asia's Growing Marketplace

Wednesday October 16th, 3:30 PM– 4:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 405, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

We'll take a close look at the interactions and differences of the music scenes and industries in Taiwan and the US, and the implications for American artists wishing to enter Asia's growing music market. Musicians and executives share their first-hand experiences on both sides of the Pacific as well as on collaborative projects that can help American musicians enter the Taiwanese and broader Asian markets.


Coming To America: Breaking in the US

Wednesday October 16th, 3:30 PM– 4:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 406, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Establishing a fan base for overseas artists in the U.S is a daunting task. Examine strategies and case studies on how to break international acts in the US market.


Fair Play: Royalty Rates and Internet Radio

Wednesday October 16th, 3:30 PM– 4:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 905/907, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

As the IRFA hearings loom on the horizon and artists have begun to express concern over internet radio, key players in the space discuss the challenges presented by current royalty rates.


Career Counseling Meetings: Working with Brands

Wednesday October 16th, 3:30 PM– 4:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 909, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012


The Craft of Songwriting

Wednesday October 16th, 3:30 PM– 4:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 802 Shorin, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

A group of songwriters discuss the process of constructing a song. From melody creation to lyric writing, every step to creating memorable songs from demo to finished product will be explored.


Serenity Now: Rock and Roll Your Soul Yoga

Thursday October 17th, 8:00 AM– 9:00 AM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 405/406, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Led by a top instructor Megan M. Seaman, these zen-inducing yoga classes will lead you to that happy place, setting you up right for another day of panel insights and music mayhem.

Megan M. Seaman, yogi, spiritual mentor, and life-long student, has been studying and engaging in the practice of yoga for the past eight years. She aims to empower others with knowledge and self-awareness. Additionally, her purpose is to foster intentional and mindful connections to all beings, as well as express understanding and compassion for the interconnected system in which all beings exist.

In May 2012, Megan became a Certified Yoga Teacher through the Marni Task Jivasara Yoga Teacher Training, in Cleveland, Ohio. She has been trained in the principles of Jivamukti and Anusara yoga. In her classes, you will find a mix of both methods, with a focus on building mindfulness of the spirit (breath) as it exists and powers bodies and minds. She has taught at the Yoga Room in the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland, Michelle Star Yoga in Middleburg Heights, and Fitness 19 Cleveland in Westpark. Currently, she is teaching at Fitness Edge in the Lakewood, OH. In addition to Megan’s devotion to yoga, she works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art Therapy and Counseling at Ursuline College. Her intention is to create an egalitarian and scholarly environment for the exchange of knowledge and ideas of her students and colleagues. She is a National Certified Counselor and is working on the completion of her doctoral studies in Counselor Education.

Currently, she is working on her doctoral dissertation study, entitled Caring for the Caregiver: Exploration of Social Support and Sibling Connection in Relationships of Adult Siblings Caring for Aging Parents with Dementia, due to be defended this spring 2013.


College Radio: Autonomy, Authenticity, And Defining Independence

Thursday October 17th, 10:00 AM–11:15 AM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

What does it mean to be an independent station? Whether working with your community or school, learn how to attain funding, respect, and good will while retaining your station’s key mission and voice.


SoundExchange: What It Is, Why It Pays, & How to Get Your Share

Thursday October 17th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 405, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

During this session, representatives from SoundExchange will walk CMJ attendees through the SoundExchange online registration and membership process and host a Q&A session for artists and rights owners. If you’re already a SoundExchange registrant, stop by to verify that your account is in good standing or upgrade your status to membership. Don’t
miss this chance to interact with representatives from the world’s fastest growing PRO!"


Career Counseling Meetings: DIY

Thursday October 17th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 909, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012


Proper Channels: The Marriage of TV and the Internet

Thursday October 17th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 905/907, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

The merging of the computer and TV mean big changes for music marketing and consumption. We will address technology, the players (both legacy and start-ups), opportunities and pitfalls of this merger and how it will affect the emerging musician.


Brand You: Maximizing Corporate Partnerships

Thursday October 17th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 802 Shorin, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Learn how to maximize your relationship to further your career while never feeling like you're compromising artistic integrity.


Silver Boardroom Meetings: The New Rules of A&R

Thursday October 17th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 914 (Silver Board Room), 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012


College Radio: Music Directors’ Summit

Thursday October 17th, 11:30 AM–12:45 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Past and present music directors get together and tell all: how to shape the sound of the station, how to represent your station to the industry at large, and more. No question is too big, too small or off- limits in this always-anticipated panel.


The Rise of Urban Alternative

Thursday October 17th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 406, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

The breakout success of artists like Frank Ocean, Weeknd, Miguel, and Elle Varner are proof positive that there is room for an expansion of the contemporary R&B, Rap, and Gospel categories most African American artists have traditionally been shoehorned into. We'll discuss what the success of these artists signifies, and how they're redefining the urban music landscape.


Career Counseling Meetings: Marketing

Thursday October 17th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 909, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012


Silver Boardroom Meetings: Music Publishing

Thursday October 17th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 914 (Silver Board Room), 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012


Store Bought: Effective Worldwide Distribution

Thursday October 17th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 905/907, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Whether physically or digitally, getting your music distributed internationally is no easy feat.  With each region having its own set of rules and rulers, navigating each territory requires establishing the right network of people on the ground to look after your interests.  Our experts will guide you through getting presence in key territories around the world.


Mixing for a Mobile Generation

Thursday October 17th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 802 Shorin, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Top mix engineers talk about the importance of a proper mix, and how mixing for a headphone digital era has its own set of challenges. Discussions on modern methods used to ensure the mix sounds correct across all devices including the rise of mobile.


The Access Axis: Music Delivery Models

Thursday October 17th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 802 Shorin, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Leading players from music-streaming and a-la-carte downloading services square off to joust about the best means of music consumption going forward.  Can both technologies survive and thrive?


The Evolution of Indie Music Publishing

Thursday October 17th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 406, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

With the acquisition of EMI Publishing by Sony, more independent labels are creating publishing companies of their own and/or joining forces with indie publishers. What does this mean for emerging artist music publishing, and could we potentially be at the beginning of a new era in the publishing industry?


Know Your Place(ment): Inside Music Supervision

Thursday October 17th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 905/907, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Getting your music placed in a film or TV show is not only incredible exposure, but an even better paycheck. Learn from industry leaders in the world of music supervision how the process works, what they're looking for, and how to get on the fast track to success.


Career Counseling Meetings: Label Landscape

Thursday October 17th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 909, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012


College Radio: Radio Relevance 2013

Thursday October 17th, 2:15 PM– 3:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

In an age of on-demand streams and branded events, we’ll explore how college radio remains an important cultural force both on- and off-line.


Career Counseling Meetings: Start Up Revolution

Thursday October 17th, 3:30 PM– 4:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 909, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012


The Art of Storytelling

Thursday October 17th, 3:30 PM– 4:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 802 Shorin, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Accomplished songwriters discuss the all important element to a great song. This performance/forum looks at how to improve your storytelling skills to effectively get your message across.


Give It Away Now: Music’s Freeconomy

Thursday October 17th, 3:30 PM– 4:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 406, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Stop selling your music, give it away. The Free 99 economy really works, so let your music work as a marketing tool. With sites like BitTorrent and Megaupload (now Mega) going straight on file sharing, they have become yet another alternative distribution model for artists. So give your music away to get fan attention -- let them stream it, buy a ticket to your, buy merch, and you work all the angles with brands. Easy enough?


Global Digital: Emerging Markets

Thursday October 17th, 3:30 PM– 4:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 405, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

China and India are standout emerging markets, with both already having exploding digital sectors. While Asia is seen as the largest emerging music market, there is huge growth potential in the Latin American and African markets as well.  We'll examine these territories and more, specifically each respective emerging digital ecosystem of labels, telcos, aggregators, digital service providers, distributors, hardware/software/handset manufacturers, and app developers.


WholeWorldBand Presentation by Founder Kevin Godley

Thursday October 17th, 3:30 PM– 4:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 914 (Silver Board Room), 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012


MCLE/CPE: Collective Versus Direct Digital Licensing

Friday October 18th, 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Music industry copyright owners have always had the right to directly license their musical works and sound recordings and to by-pass performing rights organizations (PROs) such as ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and SoundExchange. More recently, however, ASCAP and BMI have changed their membership rules to allow music publisher members to withdraw certain digital rights from ASCAP and BMI, giving these members the exclusive right to license their works for certain digital uses. More and more, we are also seeing webcasters and other eligible services enter into direct licenses with record labels, by-passing the SoundExchange statutory licensing regime. This panel will explore the impact of these changes on songwriters, performing artists, copyright owners, and music users and further, discuss the role of collective licensing as we move forward into a potentially more complex and fractured digital licensing world.


MCLE/CPE: Film Finance: It’s To Your Credit: Getting the Full Use of Tax Credits for Film Production

Friday October 18th, 10:10 AM–11:10 AM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 914 (Silver Board Room), 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Independent film and television producers need to use every funding source at their disposal in order to bring their vision to the screen. Major elements of both federal and state tax credits that are available for film and television production (e.g., Made In New York and Sec. 181 Federal Tax Credit) as well as structures for using tax credits to obtain production financing will be discussed in detail. Securitization, Pre-Sale of Music and other ancillary rights will also be addressed as possible financing components.


MCLE/CPE: The DIY Paradox

Friday October 18th, 10:10 AM–11:10 AM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

In recent years, the development of digital audio workstation software and affordable technology has allowed musicians to build fully functional home recording studios with ease. From David Grohl building a fully functional studio in his garage to a high school student recording through DAW’s such as Ableton, Pro Tools and Reason, the role of the professional recording studio is being taken over by emerging artists. Matching this trend, independent music distribution channels are attempting to reshape the way that music is delivered to consumers, allowing self-produced music to be truly self-distributed. But can it really be done? This panel of knowledgeable speakers will explore the realities of DIY music distribution, as well as the legal pitfalls many DIY-ers face in this ever changing industry.


College Radio: Resume And Interview Review

Friday October 18th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 406, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Graduating from college? Hear the success and horror stories from those in the trenches. Two hiring managers with extensive college radio experiences will discuss what makes makes a quality new hire, and how to get there. They'll examine the resumes, interviews, references, and that certain je ne sais quoi of potential employees.


Strange Lands: International Touring

Friday October 18th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 405, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

For many artists, breaking internationally is a huge opportunity as well as a complex --and expensive--challenge. Learn what it takes to set up a successful international tour with expert advice from this group of artists, managers, and agents.


Career Counseling Meetings: Digital Distribution

Friday October 18th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 909, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Ever wanted to get a one on one session with a trusted pro from the music industry? Kickstart your career as an executive by receiving vital advice from important figures who have seen it all and are willing to share their experiences with laser-like guidance.


Start Me Up: The Music Entrepreneur Revolution

Friday October 18th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 802 Shorin, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Music is at the center of the digital revolution, and continues to drive innovation. Nearly all of the major tech players have ventured into the music arena. Many opportunities exist for entrepreneurs wishing to enter into the music technology space. From conception to funding, launch and beyond, learn why music will continue to play a key part in technological advancement in the coming decade and how you can be a part of this future.


MCLE/CPE: Foreign Touring: You’ll Suffer Taxation Without Proper Representation!

Friday October 18th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 914 (Silver Board Room), 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

This panel focuses on Foreign Touring issues and discusses strategies and procedures to minimize tax suffered by artists touring outside the USA, including best accounting and legal practices to minimize costs while providing the artist with appropriate protection.


MCLE/CPE: Ethics: The Law of Anyplace: Ethical Considerations of Lawyering Without Borders (Virtual Practices, Outsourcing, Technology)

Friday October 18th, 11:20 AM–12:20 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012


MCLE/CPE Keynote Address: David Israelite,President and CEO of the National Music Publishers’ Association

Friday October 18th, 12:20 PM– 1:20 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012


The Struggle for Metal's Soul

Friday October 18th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 905/907, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Are we on the verge of another Metal explosion? There are some in the hard rock community who feel that the music has traded in its soul in lieu of technical virtuosity. This panel is an open dialogue among artists, labels, and fans about where the future of metal is heading and if the current resurgence will be lasting or a flash in the pan.


College Radio: Careers In Radio

Friday October 18th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 406, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

College radio has prepped you for the post- collegiate world. In this panel, professionals in the radio industry will discuss their career choices and the steps they've taken to get where they are now.


Career Counseling Meetings: Touring Industry

Friday October 18th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 909, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Ever wanted to get a one on one session with a trusted pro from the music industry? Kickstart your career as an executive by receiving vital advice from important figures who have seen it all and are willing to share their experiences with laser-like guidance.


The Lost Art of Mastering

Friday October 18th, 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 802 Shorin, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

The final stage of recording, mastering is becoming a forgotten art. Find out why this stage is so important and what to look for in this phase of the recording process. Understand the crucial relationship between mastering, producing, and mixing.


MCLE/CPE: Changing the Channel: Recent Cases and Developments Redefining the Television Landscape

Friday October 18th, 1:30 PM– 2:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

The law applicable to the electronic delivery of audio-visual content to end users is changing
as rapidly as the underlying technology, forcing programmers and businesses to adapt to unprecedented paradigm shifts. Who will win
the war for the ears, eyes, minds and wallets of consumers, who are increasingly demanding and taking control over the what, when, where and how of media consumption? From traditional broadcasting, to cable and satellite, to online services and mobile apps for both streaming and downloading, the pace of evolution is accelerating. Our panel will showcase leading experts and lawyers for major programmers, broadcasters and technology companies, who will explore these cutting edge issues.


MCLE/CPE: Managing Risk: Live Venues and Sponsors

Friday October 18th, 1:30 PM– 2:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 914 (Silver Board Room), 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

On a good day, producing a concert or other live event involves managing the uncertainties and risks associated with the unexpected. Adding onstage pyrotechnics to the mix without the proper planning and handling is inviting disaster. Staging equipment that cannot hold up in severe weather has also proved to be fatal in several cases. This panel will discuss how to plan for the unexpected from staging structure (and collapse) to execution of the “fireworks” display with a focus on managing the risks from the various perspectives: venue, artist, promoter and vendor.


Career Counseling Meetings: International Interests

Friday October 18th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 909, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Ever wanted to get a one on one session with a trusted pro from the music industry? Kickstart your career as an executive by receiving vital advice from important figures who have seen it all and are willing to share their experiences with laser-like guidance.


Close Encounters: Artist Free-For-All

Friday October 18th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 406, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Get a chance to engage your favorite artists as they discuss the ups and downs of living out their dream.


HD Radio Technology: Expand Your Programming and Break New Formats

Friday October 18th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 405, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

With increasing adoption of HD Radio technology, broadcasters can now use digital radio to introduce new formats and artists to their audience. Broadcasters around the country are utilizing this technology to offer choices of Indie Rock, Comedy, Student run stations, and more to their listeners! Learn more about HD Radio technology and how you can benefit from the technology.


Digital PR

Friday October 18th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 905/907, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Through social media platforms like Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram, smart PR campaigns are launched with technology at their core.  How to best employ these channels as well as examples and case studies of other, more exotic ways of shining the spotlight on yourself.


360 Me: DIY Theory and Application

Friday October 18th, 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 802 Shorin, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

The best deal 360 deal you'll ever get is with yourself. Independent artists are circumventing the traditional label system with a working alternative model that suits their needs. While no one sees labels disappearing anytime soon, will these new models become the standard for our new industry?


MCLE/CPE: Sync or Swim: Licensing Music for Film/TV/ Video Games in a Digital World

Friday October 18th, 2:40 PM– 3:40 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Whether an intricate score or featured pop song, music undoubtedly enhances a film or television scene, sets a particular mood, and effectively connects with the audience’s emotions. Video games have also grown increasingly music-based, whether featuring music from well-known bands or incorporating intricate scores that far surpass the music from games of the past. At the same time, digital technology and the Internet have facilitated a proliferation of independent artists who can instantly publish their music to the world and easily submit those same tracks to music supervisors or production music libraries, whether directly or via numerous agencies. This panel will discuss the ins and outs of music licensing for audiovisual and the current challenges faced in the industry.


MCLE/CPE: You’re Never Too Big for Your Breaches: The World of Mobile Data Security and Privacy

Friday October 18th, 2:40 PM– 3:40 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 914 (Silver Board Room), 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Online entertainment services collect a lot of personal information about their customers.
This panel will look at the state of the art in the regulation of personal information collected on line, with particular focus on mobile apps. The panel will review recent FTC guidelines regarding mobile app data privacy and look at best practices for data security and responding to a data security breach.


Career Counseling Meetings: Next Steps for the Music Industry

Friday October 18th, 3:30 PM– 4:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 909, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012


Game On: Composing for Video Games

Friday October 18th, 3:30 PM– 4:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 905/907, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Everyone from Paul McCartney to Trent Reznor is getting in on writing music for video games. But writer beware: the video game industry is not the music business, and the world of software development has its own rules. Learn the ins and outs of what it's like to work as a composer in the world of gaming from some of the top composers and sound designers in the industry.


MCLE/CPE: Copyright 2013

Friday October 18th, 3:50 PM– 4:50 PM
NYU Kimmel Ctr. 10th FL Rosenthal, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Copyright law is the legal foundation for much of the entertainment industry, yet that foundation
is built on shifting sand. This panel will discuss several of the key recent developments in copyright law and look forward at several pending copyright matters currently before Congress. Topics will include pending legislation (e.g., the Performance Rights Act), recent cases (e.g., decisions involving Aereo, ReDigi and others) and proposed clarifications (e.g., “gap grants”).

All CMJ Music Marathon events are subject to change.