Making (Sound) Waves at NMS 2015!

Making (Sound) Waves at NMS 2015!


SoundExchange will be back at New Music Seminar (NMS) to present the SoundExchange Summit on Tuesday, June 23. NMS is all about belief in building the music business, belief in change and belief in long-term success for artists and businesses alike. NMS provides a platform for discourse by the voices that disrupt the conventional, tackle key issues and give a stage for emerging artists to shine. NMS is the place to network, engage, and discuss the future of music and business.

This year we’re bringing some exciting panels and presentations to everyone attending the conference. Our Tuesday, June 23, lineup includes:

SX 101/”Money in Your Pocket” – Scott Berenson, Director of Claims Management and Sean Glover, Senior Manager, Artist and Label Relations, will host this presentation, which is designed to educate the audience on performance royalties and why SoundExchange membership is crucial in today’s digital music industry.

Does Living in the Past Provide a Vision for the Future? – This presentation will host artists to share their success stories (and failures) in the music industry over the past several decades, which will show how the industry has evolved over time.

  • Conductor: David Spero (Founder, David Spero Management).
  • Featuring: Gunnar Nelson (Musician, Singer, & Songwriter), Josh Solomon (Musician, The Empty Pockets), Felix Cavaliere (Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer)

Legal Eagles A presentation about entertainment law, this panel will feature an expert group of lawyers to discuss their contributions to the music industry and how artist integrity is more important now than ever.

  • Conductor: Jay Rosenthal, Esq. (Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp)
  • Featuring: Ken Anderson, Esq. (Special Counsel, Sheppard Mullens), Danielle Aguirre, Esq. (General Counsel & SVP, Business Affairs (National Music Publishers’ Association), Christine Lepera, Esq. (Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp)

Advocacy and Becoming Your Own Advocate – Wrapping up the day, Julia Massimino, Vice President of Global Public Policy, will lead a discussion on advocacy in the recorded music industry. Julia will speak about how they can get involved in spreading awareness about the Fair Play Fair Pay Act and the Protecting the Rights of Musicians Act.

New Music Seminar featuring the SoundExchange Summit kicks off on Sunday, June 21! Keep up with the latest on the NMS website.

See you in New York!