These sessions offer the unique opportunity for aspiring executives to engage in a boardroom meeting environment. Each meeting will have two industry professionals running an agenda with their own style. Attendees will be challenged to think, share and generate ideas pertaining to the topic at hand.
These interactive boardroom meetings will discuss big ideas and trends in the music industry. Participants will share their aspirations, interests and ideas, hopefully walking away with some new friends and who knows what else. Each session will be run differently according to the style and direction of the executives. This is an opportunity for badge-holders to put themselves in a once-in-a-lifetime setting with some of today’s top executives.
To apply for a Silver Boardroom seat please determine the meeting that best reflects your path of interest from the list below. Then write up, in 75 words or less, why you would be an appropriate guest at the meeting here:
Tuesday 11am – 12 Noon
Silver Boardroom Meetings: Music Industry Moving Forward
American Association of Independent Music (“A2IM”)
Rich Bengloff is the President of the American Association of Independent Music (“A2IM”), a not-for-profit trade organization that represents over 290 dues paying independent labels located across the country stretching from Hawaii to Florida, that have banded together to form a central voice advocating for the health of the independent music sector in the areas of advocacy, commerce and member services. Rich has spent much of his career in the music and entertainment industry during the past 25 years, having worked at both music labels and music distributors at both independent (RED, Combat/Relativity/In Effect) and major music companies (Sony Music and Warner Music). He also worked at WNYC Radio, serving as a senior level operations and financial executive.
Rich’s perspective on the music industry, and independent music in particular, has been frequently published in both trade (Billboard, FMQB, etc.) and consumer print and digital publications (NY Times, Hypebot, Huffington Post, L.A. Times, Daily Tech, etc.). Rich is often called upon to be a panel moderator/speaker at events around the world, including events as varied as CMJ, Digital Music Forum East, Midem, SXSW and the inaugural International Creative Industries Summit in Shanghai, China, in 2009. Rich is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz; has an MBA from Columbia University; and is an adjunct professor of Communications and Media Management at the Fordham University Graduate School of Business and Hunter College, where he teaches the introduction to the music industry course. Rich also teaches the annual NARM/A2IM music business crash course.
Cathy Bauer has dedicated her career to the independent music community. Ms. Bauer worked her way up the ranks at Lookout Records in the era of Mr. T Experience and The Hi-Fives to Ted Leo and Pretty Girls Make Graves. She later served clients, worked with the engineering scrum, and marketed content at IODA. As a teenager she booked all-ages DIY punk shows, and throughout recent years occasionally consulted with bands and labels looking for guidance. She is currently responsible for sales and marketing of releases by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley and Antibalas, which entails connecting all the dots between distributors, customers, management, PR firms, radio partners and more. Under the watch of two musician/owners, she is an integral part of the management team at Daptone Records, looking at everything from the bottom line to the big picture.
Tuesday 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Silver Boardroom Meetings: Artist Project Development
Owner & Manager
We Are Free
We Are Free
Daniel Glass is founder/President of Glassnote Entertainment Group, a full service independent music company that began in 2007. Glassnote is the proud home to the Grammy Award winning Phoenix, Grammy nominated and double platinum selling Mumford & Sons, The Temper Trap, Two Door Cinema Club, GIVERS, Childish Gambino, Oberhofer, Daughter, Little Green Cars and Flight Facilities. Daniel Glass started the company as a place to develop artists’ careers. With its communal spirit, exquisite mix of artists and musically driven management team, Glass is proud that the company’s commitment to true artist development is proving successful. In 2011, Rolling Stone named Glassnote “Best Indie Label”.
Daniel 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 SBK Records. Daniel’s path in music lead him to become President/CEO of EMI Records Group N.A., a founding President of Universal and President of Artemis Records, before eventually starting Glassnote. Daniel Glass’s career in the music industry has been marked by such success stories with artists including Billy Idol, Wilson Phillips, Sinead O’Connor, Blur, Jesus Jones, Erykah Badu, The Pretenders, Pat Benatar–to name just a few!
Jake Friedman co-founded Lovepump United Records in 2004 while still in college. The label released albums and singles from Crystal Castles, HEALTH, Pictureplane, Deradoorian, Washed Out and AIDS Wolf, among others. In 2008, Jake began managing Dirty Projectors, and in 2011 he partnered with Jason Foster to form the management team We Are Free. We Are Free currently represents Dirty Projectors, Beach House, Yeasayer, Purity Ring, Wild Nothing, HEALTH and Lower Dens.
Tuesday 2pm – 3pm
Silver Boardroom Meetings: Modern Artist (and Producer) Management
Warner Bros. Records
Andrew Brightman is an artist and producer/manager based in Los Angeles. He has held A&R positions at A&M and Atlantic Records. He has landed over 30 major record and publishing deals for new artists over the years. He manages new artists on Universal Republic Records, including Baby Bee and the Secret Sisters, as well as other artists in development. His company and clients have worked with every major label and many indie labels.
Jaime Neely is originally from San Francisco, CA. He studied Music Industry and Communication at USC, and started in marketing at WBR shortly after graduation in 2006. In 2008, he began assisting on Rob Cavallo record productions, and became an A&R for WBR in 2010.
Tuesday 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Silver Boardroom Meetings: Publishing for Today’s Market
Co-founder/Chief Strategy Officer, RightsFlow and Product Manager
Head of Operations, RightsFlow, and Product Manager
Two of Google’s lead music executives will converse and interact with you on topics regarding the forefront of modern publishing and licensing.
Thursday 11am – 12 Noon
Silver Boardroom Meetings: Discussions on A&R Evolvement
Executive Vice President, A&R
SVP of Strategic Development
Alex Luke is currently EVP of A&R for EMI Music, working with developing and established artists across the Astralwerks, Virgin and Capitol Records rosters. He previously managed the global music programming and label relations teams at iTunes and Napster, and established some of the now standardized international programs in the digital music space, including the iTunes Single of the Week.
Prior to working in the digital music space, Alex spent 14 years in radio, beginning with a start at college radio, at KANM, Texas A&M. That led to an extensive career in commercial alternative radio, becoming Music Director, Program Director and performing on-air stints at KDGE Dallas, KPNT St. Louis, Q101 Chicago, and Indie 103.1 Los Angeles, amongst others.
Thursday 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Silver Boardroom Meetings: Start Up Revolution
Founder and CEO
Tony Van Veen
CEO and President
Audio and Video Labs Inc.
Panos Panay is founder and CEO of Sonicbids, a social music marketing platform that connects bands, promoters, consumer brands and music fans. Panos launched Sonicbids in 2001 with just $50,000 in startup capital and with a basic mission: great music should always find an audience. It has since grown into a global platform connecting more than 350,000 bands with 26,000 promoters from over 100 different countries. Sonicbids is the online launching pad for many of today’s hot artists and has exclusive partnerships with many taste-making events and consumer brands like South By Southwest, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, CMJ Music Marathon, Red Bull GmbH, Marriott Hotels and Diesel Industry.
Panos is widely credited for spotting and capitalizing on three distinct emerging trends in the music business over the last decade: the shift to a primarily online means of marketing; the emergence of an “artistic middle class,” a term which he coined; and the shift from a record-label funded industry to a consumer brand-funded music business. Prior to founding Sonicbids, Panos was a talent agent representing numerous legendary jazz artists like Pat Metheny and Chick Corea. He has been recognized with several awards, including Fast Company’s “Fast 50″ honor; Berklee College of Music’s Distinguished Alumnus Award; Inc Magazine’s “Inc 500;” and was also a feature in the Financial Times published book “Outsmart” by author Jim Champy. Panos was born and raised on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. He is active on many charitable and community supporting boards and is a diehard Arsenal FC fan.
Thursday 2pm – 3pm
Silver Boardroom Meetings: Digital Marketing Traction
Sr. Vice President Digital and Mobile
Island Def Jam/Universal Republic
Russell Fink is the Sr. Vice President of Digital and Mobile Edit Island Def Jam Music Group/Universal Republic where he is responsible for the digital presence and traction of artists on the label.
Thursday 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Silver Boardroom Meetings: Social Media Movements
Director of Interactive Marketing
VP – Marketing and Corporate Communications
As Director of Interactive Marketing at the Orchard, Tierney Stout oversees digital marketing campaigns for labels like Daptone Records, Nuclear Blast Records, Barsuk Records, and Frenchkiss Records. Tierney has been at the Orchard since 2010, and before the Orchard, she was a publicist at Tell All Your Friends PR. Prior to moving to New York, Tierney was a talent booker for SXSW in Austin, TX. She recently founded the Brooklyn chapter of Rock Lottery, and she volunteers regularly for World Savvy. Tierney loves and listens to all kinds of music but when push comes to shove her heart lies in country from the ’50, ’60s and 70s with artists like George Jones, Dolly Parton, and Hank Williams.
Jaclyn Ranere oversees industry and client marketing for each product developed by the Orchard, as well as business development and partner relations for the Orchard’s Marketplace. Since joining the Orchard in 2004, Jaclyn has launched the Retail Marketing and Interactive Marketing departments. Prior to the Orchard, Jaclyn ran a music marketing and video production company that created and used digital media as the central piece of independent artists’ marketing plans. She has also served as Brand Marketing Manager at eMusic. Jaclyn holds a Bachelor of Science in Film/TV from Boston University and is a reformed jam band groupie.