September 15th, 2016
March 4th, 2015
We’re proud to announce that Jennifer will be presenting as part of two panels at this year’s SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas next week!
Panel: Building Trust In Community Marketplaces- Tuesday, March 17, 11:00-12:00PM
Location: JW Marriott, Salon 8
This panel will feature Jennifer, Julia Wilde of Sparkplug, Corinne Haxton Pavlovic from Etsy, and Steve Kirkham of AirBnB, brought together to discuss the importance of trust in developing an online community. The panel will discuss social media strategy, dispute resolution efforts, insurance policies, and customer service with respect to “sharing” economy communities- i.e. marketplaces where products are traded and rented.
Panel: Sync in 2015- Newest Trends, Tools, and Techniques- Thursday, March 19, 5:00-6:00PM
Location: Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB
This panel will focus on the development of sync licensing strategy for optimal monetization. Jennifer will be joined by Josh Rabinowitz, EVP and Director of Music at Grey Group; Jessica Sobhraj, Manager of Digital Content Licensing at SESAC; and Ben Kihnel, Director of Content at Rumblefish. The panel will discuss the best way to monetize content on online platforms such as YouTube, as well as new approaches to brand partnerships and strategies for new deal terms.
November 30th, 2014
It’s time once again for the Women in Music Holiday Party! $10 entrance fee for complimentary beverages, hors d’oevres, DJs, live music, and a silent auction. December 3rd, 2014 from 7 – 11 pm at Le Poisson Rouge. Join 1,000 industry professionals at this great event!
November 12th, 2014
Women In Music Presents:
Starting Your Own Record Label & Publishing Company
Thursday, November 13th, 6:30pm to 8:45pm
*Panel 6:30pm to 8:15pm, with short networking reception to follow.
**All attending must RSVP by November 12th at 2pm.WHERE:
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich St, 30th Floor Conference Space
New York, NY 10007-0300
*FREE for WIM members and $15 for non-members.
**light refreshments and snacks will be served
Molly Neuman - Vice President, A2IM (moderator)RSVP: http://bit.ly/
- company operations and management
- revenue sources and financial health
- effective market research techniques and strategies for successful implementation
- client acquisition and relationship management.
October 27th, 2014
I’m very please to announce that Sparkplug will be giving a demo of our site at the NY Music Tech Meet Up on November 5th.
Details and tickets available here.
September 10th, 2014
THE MUSIC MANAGERS PANEL
When: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014, 6:30pm to 8:45pm (Panel 6:30pm to 8:15pm, with short networking reception to follow.)
Where: BMI Offices, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St, 30th Floor Conference Space, NYC
*All attending MUST RSVP by September 16th at 2pm (EST).
Light refreshments and snacks will be served.
$15 for non-members and FREE for WIM & MMF Members
Today’s music managers are faced with unique challenges. They are not only managing the careers of their artists but also, often times, playing the role of the CEO of a music industry business. Women in Music, in partnership with the Music Mangers Forum US, is proud to present this panel of expert music managers who will address the role a manager plays in today’s industry, strategies that work, strategies that don’t work, anecdotes to inspire and teach us, the economics of being an artist manager, latest issues that are challenging music managers as well as their artists, and much more. Whether you are interested in a career as a music manager, are a music manager looking to learn from your peers, or are in any other part of the industry and want to gain a better knowledge of the landscape we work within, join us for what will most definitely be a very rewarding and interesting evening!
Jessica Herman Weitz, Artist Manager & Partner MCT Management (Nina Persson of The Cardigans / Pearl & The Beard / Dar Williams / Citizen Cope)
Dawn Barger, Founder Post Hoc Management (The National / The Antlers / The Long Count / Sounds of the South)
Alan Wolmark, Owner/President CEC Management (Nicole Atkins / The Kickback) & MMF US Board Member
Barry Bergman, Owner Barry Bergman Management, Ellymax Music Co. / Woodmonkey Music; Founder & President MMF US MODERATOR
Yaya Rey, Owner/President Ya IndieGround House Management (Esnavi / Gustavius Smith) & MMF US Board Member
June 3rd, 2014
New Music Seminar is right around the corner! The NYC conference will be held June 8 – 10 at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel.
The full schedule is available here and it’s pretty fantastic all around, but I wanted to share my picks for highlights of the conference. Say hi if you see me at one of these great panels!
Sunday, June 8:
The Artist is a Business (3-4 pm) – Learning how to run your business (and yes, being an artist is definitely a business) from business managers. I hope there are talks of numbers – budgeting and tax concerns – and organization. Not the sexiest of topics but a must-see for artists and other creatives who are unsure of how to manage their business.
CLE: The Legal Big Four (4:30 – 5:30 pm) – Of course most of the CLE’s are on my list but this one should give a great overview of basic artist agreements.
Monday, June 9:
Independent Labels Coming to Power (3 – 4:14 pm) – Indie labels give themselves a (much deserved) pat on the back and discuss why they may be a better choice for artists than the majors. Panelists are from WindUp Records, Razor & Tie, Mom + Pop Records, S-Curve Music, and Domino, among others.
Women in Music Meetup (4:15 – 5:15 pm) – Round table discussion on how we can recognize and encourage female leaders in the music industry.
Label Heads: The Gamblers (5:15 – 6:30 pm) – Since we’ve already heard from the indies earlier that day, I think it makes sense to give the majors a little attention. Label heads from Lava, RCA, Republic, Atlantic, Entertainment One, and Warner will discuss how they making signing decisions.
Tuesday, June 10:
CLE: The Music Publishers Movement (10:30 – 11:45 am) – This should be a high level discussion of the impact of technology and globalization on the music publishing industry.
NMS Intensive: Will Page, Director of Economics at Spotify (12:25 – 12:45 pm) – The topic of this quick talk isn’t clear from the program, but I’m hoping he’ll touch upon trends in streaming royalties.
The Venture Capitalist, The Banker, The Record Company, The Music Publisher: Reexamining the business models for the music industry (12:45 – 2:00 pm) – The very length title of this panel speaks for itself. I’m eager to hear words of wisdom from VCs and a banker on how to develop music company and structure deals and partnerships.
Music Distribution in Transition (5:15 – 6:30 pm) – The distribution company is evolving and emerging as a major player in the music world, as artists now often go direct to digital distribution companies and the distribution companies increasingly offer services outside of their traditional role.
There are also New Music Nights featuring NMS Artist on the Verge Performers and other acts. The Festival Schedule is available here. The NMS opening party is Sunday, June 8th @ Webster Hall.
May 29th, 2014
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make SF Music Tech Summit this year. Last year I thought the panels were excellent, and I met some great people. Lucky for those of us who didn’t make it this year, the panels are online and available for streaming via Soundcloud. I’m just starting to get through them so let me know which ones are your favorites!
May 14th, 2014
In honor of Mother’s Day, Women in Music is presenting its annual panel on being a mom in music. This event is always inspirational and thought-provoking. Anyone can attend and there is no charge! Details below…
Date(s) – 05/15/2014
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
(This event is now FREE for WIM members and Non-Members.)
Back by popular demand, Women In Music presents its annual installment of Moms in Music, a panel discussion focusing on the joys and challenges of parenting while maintaining a career in the music industry. This panel is not just for moms, but for anyone thinking of having a family someday. Panelists will offer insight into balancing careers and personal lives and will candidly address the choices and compromises they’ve made along the way. In past years this panel has been soul-stirring and memorable for all involved. We hope you’ll join us for this year’s informative and inspiring discussion!
Topics that may be addressed include:
- Time management – striking a balance
- Maternity leave
- Juggling priorities – when to ‘Lean In’ and when to lean back
- Childcare choices
- Telling your boss/clients/fans you’re expecting
Pam Workman-Hilton - Founder/President, Workman Group CommunicationsPANELISTS
Angela Hunte - GRAMMY award winning composer, producer (Empire State of Mind, etc.) and recording artist
Julie Hurwitz - VP, Commercial Music Group, Kobalt Music
Lauren Kinhan - NY Voices & Internationally Touring Solo Artist
Liz Leahy - CEO & Founder, Section 101
Nina Persson - Singer/Songwriter, The Cardigans
All attending must RSVP by May 14 at 2:00pm EST. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1fCFgt3
Light refreshments and snacks will be served.
This event is FREE for WIM members and Non-Members. Click HERE to join WIM today to start taking advantage of member benefits!
April 15th, 2014
Women in Music has another fantastic panel coming up this week, this time focusing on touring. Details below!
Rules of the Road:
The Art of Global Touring
Thursday, April 17, 2014
PLEASE NOTE: Additional panelist added, and post-panel cocktails scheduled – see information below. RSVP deadline is Wed., April 16!
250 Greenwich Street/7 World Trade Center, 30th floor
New York, NY 10007
Join us for cocktails & networking after the panel (9pm) at the Millenium Hilton Hotel (55 Church St, New York, NY 10007)
RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/1elWsNy
*RSVP is required by Wednesday, April 16th at 2pm EST for entry as space is limited.
WOMEN IN MUSIC PRESENTS Rules of the Road: The Art of Global Touring
In an age where digital music sales are on the decline and the use of streaming services and new media are on the rise, live performance income matters more than ever for both emerging and established artists. Join us as industry experts discuss the unique challenges of touring in 2014 and share tips on how to book, promote, and execute profitable tours to ensure financial stability and long-term success in the U.S. and abroad.
Topics will include:
- How to attract an agent
- Crucial relationships: venue staff and talent buyers
- Strategic partnerships, branding entities, and related deal structures
- The influence of new technology on touring
- International touring etiquette
- The cash cows of touring: merchandise and tax rebates
- Challenges of touring for a woman in music
Randy Henner - Senior Vice President of Booking, Live Nation
Paul Clegg - Tour/Artist Manager; owner of Rock Star Logistics/Crossland Bussing
Alisa Preisler - Agent, The Agency Group
Elizabeth Sun - Vocalist/Percussionist, Gogol Bordello
Maureen Ford - President National Sales, Live Nation Media and Sponsorships
Light refreshments and snacks will be served.
This event is FREE for WIM members, $15 for non-members.
Click HERE to join WIM today to start taking advantage of member benefits!
All attending MUST RSVP by April 16th at 2pm EST.