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New Music Seminar 2012 Unveils High Powered Speakers List Including Bob Pittman & Sean Parker

Nms-logoThe New Music Seminar (NMS), set to take place in New York City June 17 to 19, announced an impressive speakers list. They include SoundExchange President, Michael Huppe; Pandora CEO/President, Joe Kennedy; Clear Channel Entertainment President, John Sykes; BMI CEO/President, Del Bryant; Violator Management CEO, Chris Lighty; Nile Rodgers Productions Founder/Owner, Nile Rodgers; Reverb Nation CEO/Founder, Michael Doernberg; Topspin Media CEO/Founder, Ian Rogers; eMusic CEO/President, Adam Klein.

This year's New Music Seminar features partnerships with SoundExchange, BMI and iHeartRadio. Special events include the SoundExchange Digital Broadcast Summit, the BMI Creative Conclave and keynotes from Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman and Founders Fund Executive General Partner Sean Parker.

A partial schedule of events is currently available with full details coming soon.

Tommy Boy founder Tom Silverman recently shared his thoughts on The Music Business Resurrection, an important topic of discussion for this year's NMS.

Confirmed Speakers for New Music Seminar 2012:

Adam Klein, CEO/President of eMusic
Alex White, Co-Founder/CEO of Next Big Sound
Allen Kovac, CEO of 10th Street Entertainment
Andy Gadiel, CEO/Founder of Jambase
Andy Wallace, Producer/Mixer
Angela Hunte, Songwriter
Bassy Bob Brockman, Producer/Mixer, Owner of MUZAPPS
Ben Campbell, CEO/Founder of OurStage
Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer at Gateway Mastering
Bob Pittman, CEO of Clear Channel
Brian Carpizo, CEO of Eventric
Buck Williams, President of PGA
Cameo Carlson, Head of Digital Business Development at Borman Entertainment
Caroline Prothero, CEO of Prohibition DJ
Charles Caldas, CEO of Merlin (UK)
Chris Lighty, CEO of Violator Management
Dave Shapiro, Agent of The Agency Group
Del Bryant, CEO/President of BMI
Desmond Child, Songwriter/Producer/Artist
Doc McGhee, CEO of McGhee Entertainment
Hartwig Masuch, CEO of BMG Rights Management
Ian Rogers, CEO/Founder of Topspin Media
Ian Wolfson, Owner Rex Arrow Films
Ime Archibong, Platform Partnerships at Facebook
J Sider, CEO of RootMusic
Jay Frank, Founder/CEO of DigSin
Josh Friedlander -VP Strategic Data Analysis at RIAA
Joe Kennedy, CEO/President of Pandora
John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises
Julie Perry, VP/ Social Media Director of Blastmedia
Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua, CEO of Hip Hop Since 1978
Linda Lorence-Critelli, VP, Writer Publisher Relations at SESAC
Liz Leahy, CEO/Founder of Section 101
Martin Atkins, Author of TourSmart & Welcome to the Music Business You're Fucked/CEO, Invisible Records
Martin Mills, Founder /Chairman of Beggars Group
Mathieu Drouin, Co-Founder/Manager of Metric at Crystal Math Management
Matt Adell, CEO of Beatport
Michael Doernberg, CEO/Founder of Reverb Nation
Michael Huppe, President of SoundExchange
Mike Moore, CEO of Headliner FM
Moses Avalon, Producer/Engineer/Author
Nikhil Seetharam, Songwriter
Nile Rodgers, Founder/Owner of Nile Rodgers Productions
Richard Stumpf, President of Imagem Music USA
Rick Goetz, Music Consultant at Musician Coaching
Ritch Ezra, Publisher/Editor of Music Business Registry
Russ Crupnick, VP/Senior Industry Analyst at NPD
Ryan West, Mixing/Recording Engineer
Sean Parker, Executive General Partner of Founders Fund
Tim Westergren, Co-Founder/ Chief Strategy Officer of Pandora
Tom Windish, Founder/ President of Windish Agency
Tom Jackson, Owner of Tom Jackson Productions
Tom Silverman, CEO of Tommy Boy Records

In addition to this extensive list of speakers, a number of companies are sponsoring and partnering with this year's New Music Seminar including Hypebot.  Sponsors include BMI, SoundExchange, iHeartRadio, Pandora, ReverbNation, AriZona Beverages, OurStage, Spotify, eMusic, Jambase, Section 101, Headliner FM, SESAC, Filter Magazine, Bandzoogle, Gibson and DI-WHY.

Media and Trade Sponsors include Songwriters Hall of Fame, Aquarian Weekly, NARAS, Music Connection, Next Big Sound, Folk Alliance, MusicDish, Hypebot, Mozes, Aderra, Sabian and Yamaha.

Official Site: New Music Seminar

Hypebot Features Writer Clyde Smith maintains his freelance writing hub at Flux Research and music industry resources at Music Biz Blogs. To suggest topics for Hypebot, contact: clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com.

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