Industry Noise Conference Announces Keynote Conversation with Fat Mike

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Independent Music and Digital Music Conference part of Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco

Industry Noise, a one-day conference looking at independent music, technology, and the transforming industry, has announced a keynote conversation with Fat Mike (NOFX, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes). Fat Mike and his wife Erin run one of the most successful independent labels of all time, Fat Wreck Chords. For almost two decades, the label has put its roster of bands first and foremost, and sold millions of cds. Industry Noise takes place Friday, February 27, 2009 as part of the Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco.

This keynote is in addition to the previously announced keynote conversation with two of independent music's most enduring personalities Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Folk Implosion) and Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar). The conversation will close out the Industry Noise program and will touch upon the changing industry, including technology's effects on the way they pursue their careers, interact with fans, and approach their craft.

Confirmed panelists include David Hyman, CEO, MOG; artist Penelope Houston, Jordan Kurland, Zeitgeist Artist Management; Kevin Arnold, CEO, IODA; David Katznelson, President, Birdman Recording Group; Corey Denis, VP Digital Marketing, reepandsow; Brian Archer, Railer Entertainment; Aaron Axelson, Music Director, Live 105; Nancy Miller, Wired Magazine; Greg Werckman, Ipecac Recordings and more. For a complete list please see

Noise Pop is currently in its 17th year. This city-wide festival has hosted the most influential artists of our time including The White Stripes, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Jimmy Eat World, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, Bright Eyes, Wolfmother, Spoon, The Magnetic Fields, and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco to name a few. Confirmed headliners for 2009 include Antony and the Johnsons, AC Newman and No Age with more to be announced soon. Industry Noise is a joint venture between Noise Pop and the Bandwidth Music | Technology Conference, an annual gathering of music and technology professionals that brings those industries together for "Music. Technology. Cocktails."

To learn more about the conference and sponsorship opportunities or register, please go to the website at


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