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Wednesday, March 18
 

12:30pm

Ladies First: How to be a Woman in Rap Journalism
Hip-hop is notorious for being a "boys club." Even in a time when female rappers like Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea have more than proven themselves, the culture is slow to catch up. Nowhere is this more apparent than in in hip-hop journalism. Hear from female journalists who are making it work in this male-dominated genre.

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Speakers
avatar for Nadeska Alexis

Nadeska Alexis

Sr Writer, MTV News
avatar for Georgette Cline

Georgette Cline

Editor/Writer, The Boombox/Townsquare Media
With over 10 years experience in the publishing and entertainment industry, Georgette Cline, a graduate of New York University, has written for the pages of VIBE, Complex, GIANT, TRACE, XXL, YRB, Black Beat, Right On! and Rap-Up magazines, as well as digital outlets such as the Associated... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Iandoli

Kathy Iandoli

Writer/Editor, MTV News
avatar for Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Music Journalist & Pop Culture Critic


Wednesday March 18, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 8C Austin Convention Center
 
Friday, March 20
 

12:30pm

Should Music Mags Survive or Get Killed Off?
Music publications are fighting to survive in a digital world with competition from blogs, newsgroups, mailing lists, apps, mobile services and streaming services. Many publications have died off or been bought out and the survivors, along with the rest of the publishing industry, might not have a long future. There are major implications for the the whole music world and music industry (including fans and musicians) which are riding on their future and their well-being but there's also the question of whether digital services may fill the gap.

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Speakers
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Jim DeRogatis

Host, WBEZ Chicago/Sound Opinions
avatar for Alex Gale

Alex Gale

Sr Editor, Billboard
avatar for Jason Gross

Jason Gross

Writer/Editor, Perfect Sound Forever, TheBlot
avatar for Ann Powers

Ann Powers

Critic & Correspondent, NPR Music
avatar for Jaan Uhelszki

Jaan Uhelszki

Partner/Mgr, Superhero HQ
Jaan Uhelszki was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary CREEM magazine, where she helped pioneer a new form of rock journalism that combined critical analysis with a fan’s love of music. Since that time her work – characterized by an acutely keen observational eye... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 17B Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

Books are the New Vinyl
As the digital age sucks more and more books into your iPad or Kindle, the need to have the physical in front of you that you can touch and feel and look at becomes an obsession. Yes, we want e-books and audio books, but just as the resurgence of vinyl has created a new cult status, so will the printed book, beautiful in all it's physical glory. Interesting stories, innovative ideas and visual content demands a physical component.

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Speakers
avatar for Danny Bland

Danny Bland

Author, N/A
Musician and long-time tour manager turned author, Danny Bland's first novel, "In Case We Die", is a brutally honest, descriptive, vivid tale of love and madness. He is a storyteller of ghosts, both spiritual and psychological. In his new book "I Apologize in Advance for the Awful... Read More →
avatar for Chuck D

Chuck D

Chuck D, Public Enemy/Enemy Books
Leader and co-founder of legendary group Public Enemy, social activist, author and digital music pioneer, Chuck D rose to acclaim in the 1980’s with a string of critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums that addressed weighty issues about race, rage and inequality... Read More →
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Marc Gerald

SVP of Innovation, The Agency Group
Marc Gerald is Senior Vice President/innovation and runs the literary department at the The Agency Group where he represents a diverse roster of culture makers, thought leaders, entertainers and writers to the publishing world. A sample range from Eminem, Brian Wilson, Cash Money... Read More →
avatar for Rynda Laurel

Rynda Laurel

CEO/Catalyst
Rynda Laurel has an extensive background in the music, entertainment, brand, and online space. She has helped expand and monetize numerous careers, companies, and ventures by focusing on the core strengths of a project then generating new opportunities for discovery and growth. Her... Read More →
avatar for Frank Turner

Frank Turner

Artist
FRANK TURNER BIOGRAPHY 2015 When is an underdog no longer an underdog? Is it when he’s the act who begins the Olympics Opening Ceremony? Maybe it’s when he has headlined both Wembley Arena and O2 Arena, two of the UK capital’s biggest venues? Or perhaps it’s when each of his... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

The Art of the Interview
As an artist, what can you say in an interview that will get the world’s attention? What does your audience want to find out from you? How does one balance privacy with the need to catch the attention of editors, bloggers, podcasters, and fans?
As media, how should one prepare for an interview? How do you get a great interview out of an artist uninterested in speaking with you?
We'll deconstruct the art-form from both sides of the microphone, providing an excellent discussion about what works, and what doesn’t. Some techniques accepted as standard will be dismissed and an update of the art-form for new technologies is discussed.

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Speakers
avatar for Ryan Downey

Ryan Downey

Partner/Mgr, Superhero HQ
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Godless

Podcaster, Metalsucks.net
Lesser half of the Metalsucks Podcast, the extreme metal world's go-to weekly podcast for commentary and interviews with the best the scene has to offer including giants such as Tom Araya of Slayer, Scott Ian of Anthrax, Phil Anselmo of Pantera / Down, and many more.
avatar for Chuck Loesch

Chuck Loesch

Program Dir, No Control Radio/KROX
avatar for Jaan Uhelszki

Jaan Uhelszki

Partner/Mgr, Superhero HQ
Jaan Uhelszki was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary CREEM magazine, where she helped pioneer a new form of rock journalism that combined critical analysis with a fan’s love of music. Since that time her work – characterized by an acutely keen observational eye... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Room 18D Austin Convention Center