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Wednesday, March 18
 

2:00pm

Mentor Session: Michiel Peeters
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
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Michiel Peeters

Dance Promoter, NON Records


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

3:30pm

Touring Tips and Tricks of the Trade
Young bands looking to break into touring are faced with murky waters, and a myriad of seemingly insurmountable problems. Using real-world examples, we'll cover how to navigate the modern touring landscape, including creating a viable touring plan, common misconceptions and avoiding pitfalls.

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Speakers
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Victoria Camera

VP, Artist & Music Industry Rel, ReverbNation
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David Silbaugh

Talent Buyer, Summerfest
David is a co-founder and co-producer of the Yellow Phone Music Conference, just coming off its 4th successful year in Milwaukee, WI. It presents programming featuring numerous industry luminaries and showcases with emerging and unsigned talent. But, Silbaugh is probably best known... Read More →
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Peter Sotos

Owner, Epic Proportions Tour LLC
Peter is the co-founder of the Epic Proportions Tour, which provides a way for unsigned bands to make money while touring the country, as well as providing free concerts to high school students, and helping out local charities. All of this is accomplished through the use of alternative... Read More →
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Nick Stern

Agent/Pres, Vector Management/7-10 Music
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Tom Windish

Agent/Pres, The Windish Agency
Tom Windish first dove into the music industry by booking concerts and hosting college radio shows while attending State University of New York at Binghamton. Soon after, he began booking tours for bands, some of which he had booked to play at his college a few months or years earlier... Read More →


Wednesday March 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Artist Central in Ballroom E Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

Bridging Offline Concerts with Online Monetization
Artists, labels, promoters and others are unlocking real revenue from live concert venues beyond just ticket sales. With the rise of social media, internet bandwidth, mobile usage and the abundance of open APIs, technology is bridging offline concerts with real online monetization before, during and after the show.
Labels are using social analytics to identify emerging artists and management is using data for tour planning. Increased bandwidth at concert venues is ushering in new apps that are deepening fan engagement and enhancing the live music experience.
Explore how the industry is leveraging big data and new mobile technologies to drive entirely new experiences at a concert near you.

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Speakers
avatar for Drew Burchfield

Drew Burchfield

Founder, Aloompa
Drew co-founded Aloompa in February 2009 and is focussed on driving innovative mobile apps and software for music, food, conference and community events in the U.S. and abroad. Through his leadership, Aloompa has created unique fan experiences for Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Coachella... Read More →
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Chad Issaq

EVP, Business Dev & Partnerships, Superfly
Chad joined Superfly in March of 2002. During his 12-year tenure, Chad has been a key stakeholder in Superfly produced events and currently drives business development and strategic partnerships. Chad is focused on leveraging Superfly owned festivals to create brand driven multi-platform... Read More →
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Ethan Kaplan

VP of Prod Technology & Engineering/Founder, Live Nation Labs
I have been somewhat involved in the music business since I was 16 and decided to make a website for R.E.M. I used to oversee Emerging Technology for Warner Music Group before I decided to leave in January 2011. I used to run the Warner Bros. Records technology department. I now am... Read More →
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Ryan Lawler

Sr Editor, TechCrunch
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Ty Roberts

Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder, Gracenote
Ty is the Chief Strategy Officer for Gracenote and is tasked with developing long-term strategy and identifying new areas of growth for the company. Ty co-founded Gracenote when his company ION merged with CDDB in the late 1990s. Prior to Gracenote, Ty produced the industry’s first... Read More →


Wednesday March 18, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Room 12AB Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

Which Way Do I Go? Marketing Your Tour Correctly
You can tour and tour and tour, but that doesn’t mean you’re hitting the right marketers, at the right time, in the right way. A lot of planning goes into picking out and landing dates on a tour, but do you know how to market that tour without exhausting your market? Here we will discuss the advantage of touring to leverage and increase your fan base and presence.

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Speakers
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Ardie Farhadieh

Mktg & Media Mgr, The Billions Corporation
Ardie Farhadieh is The Billions Corporation’s Marketing and Media Manager, overseeing marketing, media and sponsorships for a roster of 200+ artists. He came to Billions from Rethink Music in Boston, a solutions-focused music conference hosted by Berklee College of Music and Midem... Read More →
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Harlan Frey

SVP Touring & Artist Dev, Atlantic Records
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Arielle Rubin

Digital Media Dir, Mick Management
Arielle Rubin is the Digital Media Director at Mick Management, overseeing all social media and digital strategy for the company's 20+ artists. Ms. Rubin has garnered experience in many aspects of the music industry, including work at record labels, music publishing and live events... Read More →
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Mike Smith

New Media Publicist, Bloodshot Records
Mike Smith is the New Media Publicist at Bloodshot Records, where he manages digital and online marketing, in addition to running online publicity, for the label and its roster of 20+ independent touring bands. Throughout Smith's career and studies, he has worked in multiple facets... Read More →


Wednesday March 18, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Room 18D Austin Convention Center
 
Thursday, March 19
 

12:00pm

Book Signing: Martin Atkins
Martin Atkins will appear at the SXBookstore to sign copies of Tour:Smart and Break the Band.

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Speakers
avatar for Martin Atkins

Martin Atkins

Music Business Chair, SAE Chicago
Martin Atkins is the definition of entrepreneurial activity in cultural arts endeavors, his 30+ years in the music business spans across genres and borders and industries.


Thursday March 19, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm
ACC Ballroom D Foyer Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

In the Wings: Programming Performing Arts Centers
In the changing landscape of touring, performing arts centers (PACs) are critical in bringing musicians and audiences together. The process of programming at performing arts centers is shifting with new economic realities and audience expectations. Explore the different influencers on programming at performing arts centers, and how the decision making process works.

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Speakers
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Bill Bragin

Dir of Public Programs, Arts Center At New York University Abu Dhabi
Bill Bragin is the director of public programs at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, where he is responsible for curating the popular Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors festivals held on Lincoln Center’s public plazas each summer. Throughout his career, Bill... Read More →
avatar for Joi Brown

Joi Brown

Co-Founder, Dir, 4 Site Programming
Joi Brown is the Founder and Director of 4Site Programming, a consulting company that provides performing arts programming and support to multiple arts organizations and venues across the nation. Prior to launching 4Site in 2012, Joi spent 25 years working in the presenting field... Read More →
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Chad Herzog

Dir of the Performing Arts, Juniata College
Chad Herzog has served as the director of the performing arts at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, since October 2006 and curator of the College’s performance series since 2002. Since taking over the program, participation in the arts at Juniata has increased by over... Read More →
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Larry Kosson

Agent, The Roots Agency
Larry Kosson is the President of the Performing Arts Division at The Roots Agency, a firm known for its dedication to developing the touring careers of exceptional artists. The agency currently represents over thirty clients, including Dave Mason, Graham Parker, Jimmy Webb and Southside... Read More →


Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentor Session: Jeff Neuberger
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 Jeff Neuberger

Jeff Neuberger

Head of Touring, Glassnote Entertainment Group
Before joining Glassnote as the Head of Touring, Jeff Neuberger spent 5 years on the road tour managing acts on an international level (including Cults, Ra Ra Riot, Delta Spirit, and more). For a label that prides itself on representing the best live acts in the world, this crucial... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Festival Best Practices: Industry Insiders Share
Festival experts will share their best practices and insights on what works for them when it comes to hiring talent, event production, marketing, technology, sponsorship, building a loyal fan base, and generating more revenue.

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Speakers
avatar for Donnie Estopinal

Donnie Estopinal

Owner/Partner, Disco Donnie Presents
Disco Donnie Presents is an award-winning and recognized leader in electronic dance music event production, founded by veteran promoter James "Disco" Donnie Estopinal. Since the company's inception in 1994, DDP has generated over 5,000 live events, arena shows and outdoor festivals... Read More →
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Matt Frampton

Vice President, Sales, Pitchfork Media
Matt Frampton is the Vice President, Sales for Pitchfork Media, leading brand partnerships, advertising, and sponsorships for Pitchfork.com, the Pitchfork Music Festivals in Chicago and Paris, the company's recently launched print quarterly The Pitchfork Review, and sister film publication... Read More →
avatar for Luis Justo

Luis Justo

CEO, Rock In Rio
Luis Justo is CEO of Rock in Rio, one of the biggest music festivals in the world. For its particular approach with brands, media and sponsors through an 1-year communication platform before every event, Rock in Rio is compared to the "World Cup of Music". In 2015 the festival celebrates... Read More →
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Todd Sims

CEO, Flavorus/Groovetickets
As the CEO of Flavorus, Todd Sims is a pioneer in the online ticketing industry and has developed one of the most reliable and robust ticketing platforms in the world. After starting his own web design firm while in high school, he quickly catapulted his career to Internet guru status... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Mentor Session: Jordan Burger
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 JORDAN BURGER

JORDAN BURGER

Agent, Fleming Artists
Jordan Burger has been a booking agent for nearly 20 years. After running his own agency out of Atlanta GA, and spending the last decade as an agent at the Agency Group NYC, Jordan opened a New York office for Fleming Artists in 2010, and a Nashville office in 2012. Jordan has booked... Read More →


Thursday March 19, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 8AB Austin Convention Center
 
Friday, March 20
 

12:30pm

Mentor Session: Kevin Lyman
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
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Kevin Lyman

Creator, Vans Warped Tour, 4fini Inc


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

2:00pm

Mentor Session: Gabe Kubanda
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 Gabe Kubanda

Gabe Kubanda

Owner/Artist, Epic Proportions Tour LLC
Gabe Kubanda is an acoustic solo artist, and owner of the Epic Proportions Tour. Over the past 3 years, he and EPT have performed over 300 shows on 10 tours. Spring 2015 marks the 11th EPT tour!


Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 8AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Mentor Session: Jill Sternheimer
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
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Jill Sternheimer

Dir Public Programming, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts


Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 8AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Mentor Session: Keith Richards
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
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Keith Richards

Agent, Fleming Artists


Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 8AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Mentor Session: Mahmood Shaikh
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 Mahmood Shaikh

Mahmood Shaikh

Agent, Flowerbooking Inc


Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 8AB Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

Touring & Taxes: Where $10K Isn't Really $10K
From Boston to Brisbane, Los Angeles to Leeds, Raleigh to Regina, tax withholdings at show settlement are a frequent occurrence on tour. Get schooled on the taxation issues of touring by business managers who fight The Man for their artists’ money on a daily basis. We will review which states require promoters to withhold on the artist’s money, what can be done to reduce this tax withholding before the show, and what can be done get it refunded after the show. We'll also review taxation issues of touring in Canada, Europe, the Far East, and South America. The IRS’s Central Withholding Agreement program for foreign artists touring the United States will also be discussed.

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Speakers
avatar for Eddie Bull

Eddie Bull

Partner, Synergy Business Mgmt
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Mark Kaplan

Business Mgr, deBlois Mejia & Kaplan Llp
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Mark Scribner

Business Mgr, Piemonte & Liebhauser LLC
Mark is a Managing Partner with the business management firm Piemonte & Liebhauser LLC, located in Florham Park NJ. He specializes in handling the business affairs for entertainers in the music industry. In his 20 years as a business manager Mark has worked with clients in several... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center
 
Saturday, March 21
 

12:30pm

Mentor Session: Jeff Chabon
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 Jeff Chabon

Jeff Chabon

Dir of Booking, AT&T Center/AEG Facilities
For over thirty five years, Jeffrey Chabon has successfully worked in the live music industry working with and for promoters, artists, venues, corporate clients, sports franchises, not for profits, municipalities and media groups. Chabon began his event planning skills in college... Read More →


Saturday March 21, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 8AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentor Session: Tim Edwards
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
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Tim Edwards

agent, Flowerbooking Inc


Saturday March 21, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 8AB Austin Convention Center