Independent Music Empowerment Weekend Coming to NYC, Nov. 11 and 12

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Nov. 11th Full day workshop - How to Make Music Your Day Job Nov. 12th Screening of What Is INDIE? at the Apple SoHo store

How to Make Music Your Day Job is a full day workshop that will cover a variety of ways to create income streams that add up to a full time living from music. It will provide instructive ways to take touring to the next level and get creative about finding outlets that will pay for your musical talents. Daylle will present a majority of the info and there will be two panels with industry pros who will provide more insight into making money from musical talents.

How to Make Music Your Day Job

DATE: Saturday, November 11th TIME: 11:00 - 5:30

PLACE: New Yorker Hotel 481 Eighth Avenue (NW corner of 34th Street)

Presented by: Daylle Deanna Schwartz, international music and self-empowerment speaker, music industry consultant/coach, and author of best-selling I Don't Need a Record Deal! Your Survival Guide for the Indie Music Revolution, Start & Run Your Own Record Label, and The Real Deal: How to Get Signed to a Record Label, published by Billboard Books. She appears on TV/radio, including Oprah, Inside Edition, and Howard Stern.

Topics include:

  • creating a business around your music
  • overview of income streams from music
  • licensing music to film, TV, advertising, music libraries, video games, ringtones
  • finding venues that pay
  • developing a successful domestic tour
  • touring & licensing in international markets
  • effectively working the press
  • developing an effective presence online (MySpace, YouTube, etc)
  • selling CDs and digital downloads

Confirmed speakers for licensing music panel:

  • Ramsay Adams has worked as the Music Supervisor for Fox News Channel, and as the film music supervisor of many films including "The Break Up Artist", "Heights" and "Justice."
  • Michelle Bayer, does publishing administration through her company, Shelley Bay Music AND licensing music to film/TV through Sugaroo.
  • Barry Cole-Music Supervisor/Founder of Spot Music ("Drum Line", "Beauty Shop", "American Psycho", "New Jersey Drive", and "Brown Sugar")
  • Eric Kaye, is executive Creative Director/Partner of the Lodge, which provides music for film, TV and advertising. Eric began as an indie artist and found his way to license his original music in a variety of media outlets.
  • Josh Kessler, VP Operations, MasterSource Music Catalog, which has provided music for dozens of films, including Failure to Launch, and TV shows, including Sex and the City, My Name is Earl, and Law & Order. Josh is also a Music Supervisor for film and advertising.
  • Ed Razzano is Senior Director for Film and TV with BMG / Zomba Music Publishing. Prior to this he was Creative Director for Spirit Music.
  • Jared Schlemovitz is a Music Producer for Grey Worldwide advertising, creating and licensing music for use in the ads his company creates.

Confirmed speakers for the Marketing and Promotion to Create a Buzz that Sells panel:

  • Ellyn Harris owns Buzz Publicity representing artists and record labels. She's worked with Gloria Estefan, Webster Hall Records, Louie DeVito (the #1selling DJ in America), Artemis Records and Warner Music Group. Ellyn has also been a successful recording artist and had her own indie record label.
  • Jerry Lembo is CEO of the Jerry Lembo Entertainment Group, a music business consulting firm specializing in promotion and marketing to all media. A former promotion executive for Columbia and Chrysalis Records and much more, Jerry is a champion for independent artists, labels and entrepreneurship.
  • Jeff Price is co-founder and GM / President of independent record label spinART records and launched TuneCore, a delivery and distribution company that enables artists to gain access to the channels of music distribution while keeping control of all of their rights, their masters and 100% of the money from music sales.
  • Madalyn Sklar is founder of, the largest online community of indie women musicians, supporting ALL music genres.

More Speakers TBA soon

Advance registration: $99.00 Door Registration: $125.00



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