The Fab Four’s global influence from the 1960s to the present is immeasurable and is felt today as much as it was in 1963. Gain—or regain—an appreciation for the Beatles as musicians, composers and iconic figures of our times. This panel is presented in collaboration with the Grammy Museum.
Hip hop superstar 50 Cent sits down with Nick Huff Barili from http://hardknock.tv to discuss his meteoric rise to fame from humble beginnings in Queens, to his incredibly successful musical career and hip hop empire, as well as his current work with SMS Headphones and the upcoming release of his album "Street King Immortal".
Hear rising Seattle-based hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis discuss with John Norris their soaring popularity following their self-released debut, The Heist, which shot into the #1 spot on iTunes and debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts without the support of a traditional record label. Their single “Thrift Shop” held #1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart for four weeks with a wildly popular music video (123 million+ views on YouTube) on heavy rotation on BET and MTV2.
With five solo albums to his credit and multi-platinum sales of over 15 million albums, Juanes is the world’s leading all-Spanish language rock artist. Named Latin Music’s “Star of The Decade” by Billboard, Juanes is both a GRAMMY and 17-time LATIN GRAMMY winner who has garnered more Top-5 hits (17) on the “Latin Pop Airplay” chart than any other artist since his chart bow in 2001. Juanes is also frequently recognized as one of the Spanish-speaking world’s leading social media voices with an online following of over 7 ½ million fans. Join us for a special interview with Juanes.
Everyone knows the great exposure you can get from having your music licensed in a commercial, but how else can you get your music heard with the help of a brand? Hear how to maximize usage beyond the conventional sync. Learn how brands can benefit from you as a band or performer, and how your band is itself a brand.
At long last, music subscription services are gaining listeners and revenue. Where does the money come from and where does it go? How can artists keep track of this income? What impact do label deals have on this issue?
In this age of home-recording, is it counterintuitive to start a studio business? New studios keep popping up, offering talented producers and engineers a chance to realize their specific sonic visions. What is involved with setting up a new studio? How does one overcome financial and physical obstacles to establish a successful sound room?
For one hour each week, Brooklyn based twin brothers, Darin and Greg Bresnitz (aka Finger On The Pulse) host Heritage Radio Network’s premiere food and music show, Snacky Tunes. The brothers invite the country’s most relevant chefs, foodies, farmers, bands, DJs and label owners for a discussion on relevant culinary and musical topics. Join them in this live representation of their critically acclaimed radio show. Get advice on how to start your own show and breakthrough in the crowded spectrum of Internet radio.
Facebook is launching a massive music integration, casting a spotlight on streaming music subscription service partners MOG, Rdio, Spotify & others. Leveraging a free model as a viral strategy and/or a trailing tool (an up-sell to a paid premium model) has proven successful for newcomers like Turntable.fm & Sirius XM, and will likely be a key strategy in subscriber acquisition through social music.
Music has always been an important agent for social, political, and economic change in America. This year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Woody Guthrie, whose Depression-era songs of protest still resonate today. Digging into the songs and stories of his life adds a vital dimension to an appreciation of his work. First-person stories and historical perspective will frame the discussion.