2013 New Music Seminar: Invading NYC

The 2013 New Music Seminar will be held this week at the New Yorker Hotel in NYC. From June 9-11, various executives of the most well-known music industry companies will join forces to plan for a better future for these businesses. The power players of the biz come together to rethink the infrastructures of the current state of music, looking for ways to expand, improve, and work towards putting an end to piracy. The roster of attendees ranges far and wide, with a multitude of partners working in support of the seminar. In conjunction with this conference, the New York Music Festival will be occurring in venues across the city simultaneously.

Partakers in the convention will include individuals such as Warner Music Group’s Executive Vice President for Digital Strategy and Business Development, Stephen Bryan, along with Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer for SiriusXM Radio. Senior Editorial Analyst of Billboard magazine, Glenn Peoples, and Daniel Glass, founding president of Glassnote Entertainment Group, will be there as well. A goal of these talks is to reverse the effects of the dwindling revenue of the music market as well as the rapid growth of internet radio, a subject to be discussed specifically by partner SoundExchange Digital Broadcasting Summit. This nonprofit group, designated especially by Congress, has been given the right by the Copyright Royalty Board to accumulate and dispense performance royalties amongst artists and owners.

Broadcast Music, Inc., another partner of the convention, is a foundation that collects license fees from performers to give out to recording artists whose material has been covered. Senior Director of Artist Partnerships for Pandora, Matt Ostrower, is a key player in the design of the programs that make the Pandora experience improved on top of promoting the development of the musician. Another notable name on the list is Mark Piibe of Sony Music Entertainment in New York. Mark is the Executive Vice President of Global Business Development and Digital Strategy. Other supporters of this event include Jakprints, Inc., a screen printing, embroidery, sticker and large-scale printing company, and Bandzoogle, a website-formulating stepping stone that allows bands to have hands-on control of merchandise sales.

Amidst this gathering, the “Artist On The Verge” contest finalists will be judged by big names in the industry. The grand prize winner will walk away with a massive amount of gear, advice, promotion and marketing through the many brand names such as Gibson, Bandzoogle, eMusic, SESAC, Music Choice, Clear Channel/iHeartRadio and more. Michael Abbattista, Spotify’s Global Head of Telecom/ISP Partnerships, will be an additional guest of interest at the occasion, as will Carson Donnelly of Columbia Records. Editor In Chief of Pitchfork, Mark Richardson, and Michael Goldstone, founder of Mom + Pop Music, will also be present. For $1 a minute, Hands That Rock, another partner to the event, will be giving chair massages with the proceeds going to Little Kids Rock, a musical education foundation for underprivileged children. A few of the media partners of the New Music Seminar are The Aquarian Weekly, Billboard, Filter, Sag-Aftra One Union, Guilford Sound, and Tijuana Gift Shop. Ultimately, the goal of the New Music Seminar is to reeducate, bringing together many members of the music industry to sharpen and shift the focus towards the betterment of the future of how artists get to work.

For more information on the New Music Seminar, go to newmusicseminar.com.


New York Music Festival:

Cake Shop/$8/21+

June 10 Sweden Showcase

Chris Merritt 8:45 p.m.

Yves Jean 9:30 p.m.

State Of Grace 10:30 p.m.

Full Of Keys 11:00 p.m.

June 11

Cambatta 8:45 p.m.

DownBeat Keys 9:30 p.m.

Cold Fronts 10:15 p.m.

Raccoon Fighter 11:00 p.m.



June 10

Double King 8 p.m.

Modern Rivals 9 p.m.

Team Ghost 10 p.m.

Chateau Marmont 11 p.m.

June 11

Twin Wave 8 p.m.

The Grizzled Mighty 9 p.m.

Friend Roulette 10 p.m.

Life Size Maps 11 p.m.


Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2)/Free/21+

June 10

Lily & The Parlour Tricks 8:30 p.m.

Cultfever 9:15 p.m.

Air Traffic Controller 10 p.m.

The Doorbells 10:45 p.m.


Tammany Hall/$TBA/21+

June 10

Mr. Gargoyle 7:30 p.m.

Ryshon Jones 8:15 p.m.

Chancellor Warhol 9 p.m.

Holistic 9:45 p.m.

O.C.A.D. 10:30 p.m.

Sam Lachow 11:15 p.m.

June 11 SESAC Showcase: Tentative Lineup

Amy Allen 7:30 p.m.

Blow Up Hollywood 8:15 p.m.

Emily King 9 p.m.

TBA 9:45 p.m.


The Delancey/Free/21+

June 10

Pants Velour 8 p.m.

Blind Benny 8:45 p.m.

denitia and sene 9:30 p.m.

Manicanparty 10:15 p.m.

Krissy Krissy 11 p.m.

June 11

Ghost Pal 8 p.m.

This Good Robot 8:45 p.m.

TBA 9:30 p.m.

Bury Me A Lion 10:15 p.m.

The Suzan 11 p.m.


The Living Room/Free/21+

June 10 Spain Showcase

Depedro 8 p.m.

Coque Malla 8:45 p.m.

Carmen Paris 9:30 p.m.

Rachel Miller 10:15 p.m.

Catey Shaw 11 p.m.

June 11

Jesse Andrews 8 p.m.

Jesse Clegg 8:45 p.m.

Buffalo Clover 9:30 p.m.

Guy Fox 10:15 p.m.

Time Travelers 11 p.m.


Webster Hall

June 10

Grand Ballroom/$20/16+

Hess Is More 7:30 p.m.

Avan Lava 8:15 p.m.

Pearl & The Beard 9 p.m.

The Drums 9:45 p.m.

Marlin Room

Conor Maynard plus Special Guests

The Studio At Webster Hall/$15/16+

Ryan Cabrera & Jason Castro plus Keaton Simons/Jimmy Law/Drigo

June 11

The Studio At Webster Hall/$13/16+

The Postelles Plus Pretty And Nice/Swaii Boy