Speaker Wires: Speakers from Record Labels

Written by Rory Burbeck | Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014

SXSW Music kicks off just 5 weeks from today! We’re continuing to highlight the diversity of speakers traveling to Austin for the Music Conference with four panelists who will be representing indie record labels.

SXSW 2014 Music Speaker: Mathew Reiffe

SXSW 2014 Session: Maximizing International Performance Royalties

Mathew Reiffe worked as a senior financial analyst for RCA Music Group before joining up with indie label Razor & Tie in 2008. His role with the label includes digital sales and new business development for all Razor & Tie releases. Currently, their roster includes INVSN, Chiodos, Foreigner, and many more.

SXSW 2014 Music Speaker: Nils Bernstein

SXSW 2014 Sessions: Indie Food is the New Indie Rock & Don't Let Your Music Become Anti-Social Media

Nils Bernstein has worked in the record business for over 25 years. He started off owning a record store before working at Sub Pop during the early 1990s grunge years. In addition to his current position as Director of Publicity and Artist Relations at Matador Records, Nils is also a freelance food writer for Men’s Journal, Wine Enthusiast, and more.

SXSW 2014 Music Speaker: Jenni Sperandeo

SXSW 2014 Session: Mentor Session 1

After spending nearly 20 years working in radio promotion, Jenni Sperandeo joined Dangerbird Records in 2010. As Head of Promotion, she oversaw the breakout successes of Silversun Pickups and Fitz and the Tantrums. Sperandeo was promoted to President of the label in 2012. Artists can get one-on-one advice from Jenni during Mentor Session 1.

SXSW 2014 Music Speaker: Jason Feinberg

SXSW 2014 Session: Now and Then: New Tech and Established Artists

Bringing quite a diverse résumé to the SXSW Music Conference, Jason Feinberg is an entrepreneur, writer, teacher, and (currently) VP of Digital Strategy at Epitaph Records. When Jason isn’t working, he likes to build web software and study martial arts - knowledge of both should come in handy at SXSW Music.

Keep up with the list of Music Conference Sessions here.

Photo credits:
Mathew Reiffe photo courtesy of the speaker
Nils Bernstein photo courtesy of the speaker
Jenni Sperandeo photo by Josette Chen
Jason Feinberg photo by Albert Lansang