New Music Seminar Announces Programming and Speaker Highlights

New Music Seminar (NMS) is an annual music conference and festival acting as a catalyst for change in the music industry.

From breakout indie artists to visionary CEOs and executives, NMS is where high-level discussions and interaction will help shape the new business solutions for this new era of music business. Taking place in NYC from June 21-23, 2015, NMS is dedicated in exploring new ways to support artists, exchanging of business ideas, and showcase the next generation of stars. The conference portion is held at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel and the New Music Nights Festival featuring the NMS Artist on the Verge Project will take place at various venues in the surrounding area. For three days and nights, NMS tackles key challenges and discussions on how to generate greater revenue, and restore the music business back to its former glory. The main theme of this year’s NMS is: ”Transforming the Music Business,” with a story that unfolds through all sectors of the music business with movements on topics such as:
  • Can Derivative Works Double Music Revenues?
  • Subscription Music – Getting to the 100 million subscribers
  • The Developing World: Music Explosion
  • The Vinyl Resurrection Movement 

This year, NMS again features the SoundExchange Summit. On Tuesday, June 23, SoundExchange will present an entire day focused on rights owners, royalty collection, entertainment law, and advocacy from the Fair Play Fair Pay Act to the Protecting the Rights of Musicians Act. In the evening, NMS kicks off with a red carpet party Sunday June 21st at Webster Hall then continues the New Music Nights Festival – three nights of live music featuring more than 50 Artists on the Verge, a curated selection of the best emerging artists, that will take over venues in the East Village and Lower East Side of New York.

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