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Wednesday, March 18
 

2:00pm

Mentor Session: Jacob Daneman
Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. Online sign-ups for Mentor Sessions will close the day before each session occurs. On the day of the session, you can still sign up in person if slots are available.

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Speakers
avatar for Jacob Daneman

Jacob Daneman

Publicist, Pitch Perfect PR
National Publicist for artists such as Parquet Courts, Todd Terje, Wild Beasts, Temples, Flume, Sharon Van Etten, Quilt, Burger Records, Protomartyr, and many more, and festivals such as Pitchfork Music Festival, Pickathon, Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, Cropped Out, and... Read More →


Wednesday March 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 8AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Mentor Session: Leah Selvidge
Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. Online sign-ups for Mentor Sessions will close the day before each session occurs. On the day of the session, you can still sign up in person if slots are available.

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Speakers
avatar for Leah Selvidge

Leah Selvidge

Owner, Other Worldly Contact
Founded in 1997 out of sheer love and a lifelong enthusiasm for music (oh, and the desire to no longer work for the man), Other Worldly Contact Marketing & Public Relations continues to offer clients imaginative, thorough marketing and public relations consulting services. With a... Read More →


Wednesday March 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 8AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Mentor Session: Randy Alexander
Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. Online sign-ups for Mentor Sessions will close the day before each session occurs. On the day of the session, you can still sign up in person if slots are available.

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Speakers
avatar for Randy Alexander

Randy Alexander

President & CEO, Randex Communications
Randex Communications is marking its 17th year as a boutique Entertainment, Lifestyle, Consumer and Music publicity firm. Named a “tastemaker” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, one of “24 People to Watch” by SJ Magazine, and one of South Jersey Magazine’s “Names to Know... Read More →


Wednesday March 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 8AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Mentor Session: Sebastian Burford
Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. Online sign-ups for Mentor Sessions will close the day before each session occurs. On the day of the session, you can still sign up in person if slots are available.

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Speakers
avatar for Sebastian Burford

Sebastian Burford

Dir, Worldwide Friendly Society


Wednesday March 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 8AB Austin Convention Center
 
Thursday, March 19
 

12:30pm

How to Fill a Club When You Play Sheboygan
Publicists, artists and artist management are often frustrated in their efforts to generate good attendance at shows away from home. There are fewer local print publications, especially in smaller markets, and those that exist often provide little or no music coverage. At the same time, new types of media have now established themselves and traditional alternative outlets now are more responsive to independent publicists and artists than ever before. Even so, getting the word out and filling a club in tertiary markets is a challenge.
We will discuss how to locate the pertinent media in tour markets large and small and how to communicate with them most effectively.

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Speakers
avatar for Regina Joskow

Regina Joskow

Dir of Pub, Rounder Records
avatar for Rey Roldan

Rey Roldan

Owner, Another Reybee Production Inc
Rey Roldan is the president and founder of Another Reybee Productions (www.reybee.com), handling press campaigns for such artists as Blackalicious, Gang of Four, Alison Moyet, English Beat, Yellowcard, Twin Forks, Enter Shikari, Dashboard Confessional, KaiL Baxley, Hollywood Undead... Read More →
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Ken Weinstein

Publicist, Big Hassle Media
avatar for Howard Wuelfing

Howard Wuelfing

Owner, Howlin' Wuelf Media Inc
Howard Wuelfing is the owner of Howlin' Wuelf Media which he founded in 2002 after having been a part of the Publicity team at Columbia Records for some 12 years, that following 4 years at JEM Records.


Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 9BC Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentor Session: Heather West
Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. Online sign-ups for Mentor Sessions will close the day before each session occurs. On the day of the session, you can still sign up in person if slots are available.

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Speakers
avatar for Heather West

Heather West

Owner, Western Publicity
Heather West has over 20 years experience working with musicians as a talent buyer, radio promotions rep, label manager and publicist. A native Texan, she was raised in Austin and spent a decade in New Orleans before moving to Chicago. Owner of Western Publicity, she works on myriad... Read More →


Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 8AB Austin Convention Center
 
Friday, March 20
 

12:30pm

Mentor Session: Dayna Ghiraldi
Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. Online sign-ups for Mentor Sessions will close the day before each session occurs. On the day of the session, you can still sign up in person if slots are available.

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Speakers
avatar for Dayna Ghiraldi

Dayna Ghiraldi

Founder/Pres/Publicist, Big Picture Media
Bold and passionate, Dayna decided it was time to pave her own way through the entertainment industry, thus Big Picture Media was born in 2007 with nothing more than a laptop and a cell phone. Eight years later, Dayna runs and operates all facets of the company. In 2012, Big Picture... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Mentor Session: Marc Lipkin
Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. Online sign-ups for Mentor Sessions will close the day before each session occurs. On the day of the session, you can still sign up in person if slots are available.

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Speakers
avatar for Marc Lipkin

Marc Lipkin

Dir of Pub, Alligator Records
Award-winning music industry publicist Marc Lipkin has been Director Of Publicity for Alligator Records since September 1992.


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

3:30pm

I've Got 99 Problems, But PR Ain't One
For any artist, transitioning from home grown media efforts to hiring a publicist or marketing expert can be a challenge. From helping form their image/brand to handling an entire press tour, most artists do not know what to expect when they allow agencies or labels to take the reins on promotional efforts. In addition, as important as it is to provide these services for your client, keeping them informed and confident in their work is the number one priority of the everyday publicist’s job. We will explore the art of client relations and educating musicians on what it means to have a publicist.word

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Speakers
avatar for Tito Belis

Tito Belis

Publicist, Big Hassle
avatar for Natalie Bisignano

Natalie Bisignano

Dir of Pub, Equal Vision Records
Natalie Bisignano is the Director of Publicity at Equal Vision Records, an independent record label based in Albany, NY, where she oversees publicity for the entire Equal Vision Records' roster, as well as for EVR imprint labels: Rory Records (founded by Max Bemis of Say Anything... Read More →
avatar for Dayna Ghiraldi

Dayna Ghiraldi

Founder/Pres/Publicist, Big Picture Media
Bold and passionate, Dayna decided it was time to pave her own way through the entertainment industry, thus Big Picture Media was born in 2007 with nothing more than a laptop and a cell phone. Eight years later, Dayna runs and operates all facets of the company. In 2012, Big Picture... Read More →
avatar for Rey Roldan

Rey Roldan

Owner, Another Reybee Production Inc
Rey Roldan is the president and founder of Another Reybee Productions (www.reybee.com), handling press campaigns for such artists as Blackalicious, Gang of Four, Alison Moyet, English Beat, Yellowcard, Twin Forks, Enter Shikari, Dashboard Confessional, KaiL Baxley, Hollywood Undead... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center
 
Saturday, March 21
 

3:30pm

Public Relations, Public Radio, & Music
Public radio continues to be at the top of many publicists' target lists. These national programs and podcasts have demonstrated an ability to draw quality fans to album releases, sometimes using traditional radio interview techniques and sometimes through public radio's impressive pivot to online audiences. National radio and online radio programs have a unique set of needs to create their programming and its important for publicists and managers pitching them to understand those needs. You'll hear from some of the most influential producers in public radio's music coverage.

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Speakers
avatar for Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen

Host/Creator NPR's All Songs Considered, NPR Music
avatar for Monika Evstatieva

Monika Evstatieva

Director - NPR's All Things Considered, NPR Music
NPR's All Things Considered music selector, journalist and live broadcast conductor.
avatar for Vince Pearson

Vince Pearson

Producer, NPR Morning Edition
avatar for Dmitri Vietze

Dmitri Vietze

N/A, StoryAmp LLC


Saturday March 21, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 15 Austin Convention Center