2014 New Music Seminar: Fueling The Fire To Carry The Torch

The 2014 New Music Seminar will be held this week at the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan. From June 8-10, NMS is solely dedicated to exploring innovative methods that strive for a brighter future for the music business. Tackling key issues and challenges that arise within the industry while providing aspiring individuals with a stage to show off their fullest potential, producers, publicists, and artist & label services from all over the world will unite together with delegates to offer tools and connections to guide them with the insight to express new ideas and to create possible career opportunities.

Partakers in the convention will feature over 160 leading names in the music industry, including producing legend Nile Rodgers, as well as Chairman/CEO of Atlantic Records, Craig Kallman. These two featured speakers will be leading the charge at The Producer’s Movement workshop with a discussion on the evolution and current role of the music producer, from the analysis of artist psychologist and sound engineers to music consumers.

Along with some of the most influential labels in the music industry serving as partners in the seminar such as Atlantic Records, RCA Records and Warner Bros. Records, other key sponsors that are also involved include the independent nonprofit performing rights organization, SoundExchange, as well as Broadcasting Music Inc. (BMI), a rights organization that works on behalf to collect fees and distributed loyalties for represented songwriters and composers.

Throughout the seminar, SoundExchange will be covering a variety of interactive licensing workshops, such as the Digital Radio Workshop that addresses the basics of digital licensing amongst radio providers.

Fox Rothschild LLP will also be covering workshops throughout the seminar on several topics such as the effects of music publishing within a newly resurrected industry, as well the “Big Four Artists Agreements” between artists, labels, publishers and managers.

Also correlating with the conferences scheduled throughout the day, an “Opening Night Red Carpet Event Party” will be kicking off the New Nights Music festivities at Webster Hall on June 8. New Nights Music will be featuring live performances from emerging musicians who have been nominated for the Artist On The Verge’s Class of 2014 list. These events will be taking place in selected venues throughout the Lower East Side on the nights of June 9 and 10.

Several rising stars that will be performing at DROM on Avenue A for the AOV Top 3 Showcase include the Philadelphia rock outlet June Divided, who have achieved radio success, as well as performing on the Vans Warped Tour, Canadian Music Festival and SXSW. The Utah-based indie pop quartet VanLadyLove will also be sharing the stage with June Divided later in the evening.

Among the list of performers that also made the cut of this year’s AOV Class include the Brooklyn-based glitch-pop trio Life Size Maps, who will be closing out the first string of shows at Pianos on Ludlow St. The Montclair, New Jersey-based alternative rock quintet Those Mockingbirds, who have been featured on The Aquarian Weekly‘s cover, will be taking the stage at Pianos the following night as well.

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

New Music Nights 2014 Lineup:


June 9 AOV Top 3 Showcase

Laura Lee Bishop 8:15 p.m.
June Divided 9:00 p.m.
Kiah Victoria 9:45 p.m.
VanLadyLove 10:30 p.m.
June 10


The Corner (Canada) 8:15 p.m.
The Audyssey 9:00 p.m.


SoundWitch (Japan) 9:45 p.m.


N’Toko (Slovenia) 10:30 p.m.


Space Jesus 11:00 p.m.
Cake Shop/$8/21+

June 9 Sweden Showcase

Jens Wennberg 8:15 p.m.


Lucy Seven 9:00 p.m.
Hyper Heart 9:45 p.m.
The Magnettes 10:30 p.m.
June 10

Desert Sharks 8:15 p.m.
Sharkmuffin 9:00 p.m.


The Venetia Fair 9:45 p.m.


Honduras 10:30 p.m.

June 9


TBD 7:15 p.m.


How Sad 8:15 p.m.


The Veda Rays 9:15 p.m.
TBD 10:15 p.m.
Life Size Maps 11:15 p.m.
June 10

Luluc 7:15 p.m.
The Kickback 8:15 p.m.
Those Mockingbirds 9:15 p.m.
TBD 10:15 p.m.


The Cold And Lovely 11:15 p.m.
Tammany Hall/Free/21+

June 9

Dylan Owen 8:15 p.m.
Rapsody 9:00 p.m.
JuiceBox 9:45 p.m.
Lanz Pierce 10:30 p.m.
June 10

Sara Phillips 8:15 p.m.
Eric Dash 9:00 p.m.
LoveSick Radio 9:45 p.m.
Boy Epic 10:30 p.m.
The Delancey/$8/21+

June 9

Rexford 8:15 p.m.
Rachel Lynn 9:00 p.m.
Sreamin’ Rebel Angels 9:45 p.m.
Blackfoot Gypsies 10:30 p.m.
June 10

The Dirty Gems 8:15 p.m.
The Senators 9:00 p.m.
Rachel Brown 9:45 p.m.
Kim Logan 10:30 p.m.