A day full of seminars and lectures might not sound like the most interesting of days, so the people at New Music Seminar are trying to change that. The one-day conference held on February 2, 2010 is made up of panel discussions and Q&As regarding the (pathetically dismal) state of the music industry and new era solutions to bring honest (and obviously profitable) music back to the masses. For artists struggling and wondering how to get to the next step, the 2-for-1 registration deal might just be for you (use code NMSLA2 at checkout). Local artists might also be interested in participating in New Music Seminar’s Artist on the Verge contest, which will award $25,000 in prizes to a very talented few. Deadline for entry is December 21.
Panelists scheduled to appear include KCRW’s Jason Bentley, Mike Doernberg of Reverbnation, Elliott Lefko of Goldenvoice/AIG and a bunch of other heavy hitters with sage advice and juicy anecdotes about the changing music business environment.