Friday, Sept. 16

Noon: Making the most of a music conference

Learn how to make the most of the weekend and how to successfully navigate a music conference from veterans of the music industry and music conferences.

Panelists:
Joe Caviston, ECMC, digital marketing
Jeremy Weiss, CI Records, Launch Music Conference & Festival
Vince Volz, DVT Entertainment
Suzanne Paulinski, Rock/Star Advocate

Moderator:
Johnny Popko

12:15 p.m.: Work smarter not harder – tech in music

Learn how the utilization of technology can be used to make your journey in the music business easier. Learn about solutions and how you can implement them, from tech to social media.

Panelists:
Jim Logrando, Craft Services
Jon Fry, MerchBooth.com and Special Guest App
Nicholas Mishko, 10 and 8 Management Agency (TikTok specialist)

Moderator:
Joe Caviston

1:15 p.m.: How to wear multiple hats

These days, it’s not just about playing music. Learn how to manage your time and effectively do all of the “extra” things that go into being a musician. It may seem overwhelming, but our pros will walk you through the process.

Panelists:
Jeremy Weiss, CI Records, Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
Suzanne Paulinski, Rock/Star Advocate
Brian Cronin, That Mag
Dan McBride, Action Artist Group
Ted Felicetti, TKO Booking, Don’t Panic frontman

Moderator:
Johnny Popko

2:15 p.m.: The festival scene

Learn about how to attract the attention of large national festivals from the creator of The Bamboozle and Skate and Surf Festival in New Jersey.

Panelist:
John D’Esposito

Moderator:
Joe Caviston

3:15 p.m.: Sound healing bath with Kailin of Earth

It’s going to be a long weekend. Join us for a very special sound therapy session with Kailin of Earth. This will help bands focus, lose any negative energy, and prepare for a long weekend of networking.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Noon: How to get booked

You’re in a band. You want to play shows. How do you get those shows? Learn from a panel of talent buyers and booking agents what they look for in artists they book.

Panelists:
Jeremy Weiss, Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
Vince Volz, DVT Entertainment, Dobbs, Khyber
Dan McBride, Action Artist Group
Ted Felicetti, TKO Booking, Don’t Panic frontman

Moderator:
Joe Cavsiton

12:45 p.m.: Record deals and publishing

“I want to get signed.” It’s what we all hear constantly. Learn the pros and cons from the pros. Lou Plaia is the head of A&R for an international record label, and Nicholas Mishko not only manages the careers of multiple artists, he’s also a publishing wizard.

Panelists:
Lou Plaia, Sentric Music Group A&R director, ReverbNation
Nicholas Mishko, 10 and 8 Management Agency

Moderator:
Johnny Popko

1:30 p.m.: A crash course in music PR

Do you need a publicist? When do you? What can you do on your own? In a time when eyeballs and attention are almost as valuable as gold, we ask a music industry PR phenom to break it down for us.

Panelist:
Stephanie Maksimow, Whoa, That’s Fresh! Marketing & Publicity

Moderator:
Joe Caviston

2:15 p.m.: Your local scene – the good and the bad

Your local music scene can help you break as a band or it can absolutely break you in the worst way possible. We discuss the ins and outs of navigating your local scene – when it’s time to break out, how to utilize it, and how to stay out of the negative aspects.

Panelists:
Neil Rubenstein, Long Island music scene legend, touring comedian
Vince Vols, DVT Entertainment
Jeremy Weiss, CI Records, Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
Joe Caviston, ECMC

Moderator:
Johnny Popko

3 p.m.: Navigating a career in the music industry

Learn how to make a living and stay relevant in the ever-changing music industry. From major label deals, national touring, and starting over, these musicians have done it all.

Panelists:
Fred Masherino, Taking Back Sunday guitarist, The Color Fred frontman, Terrible Things frontman
Jacob Kulick, Kulick frontman

Moderator:
Johnny Popko

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