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DC: The Recording Academy Presents: Business, Beats & Inspiration: An Indie Guide to Making Money in a Digital World

06/15/2013 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$25 – $75


In one day, members will participate in an event that will focus on how indie artists can get more people to find, listen to, and pay for their music while cutting through the clutter to engage their fans, improve their social reach and generate sales. The day will be filled with education, inspiration, and entertainment as members and industry professionals come together to for a dynamic and interactive event.

9 – 10 a.m.                            Registration and Continental Breakfast
10 – 11:30 a.m.                     Keynote
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.      Lunch and Networking
12:45 – 2:30 p.m.                Workshop Breakout sessions**
2:45 – 4 p.m.                        Dessert Reception with live music



Digital Distribution Panel:
Ray Farrell, CEOFintunes
Vickie Nauman, President, 7 Digital North America
Jaclyn Renere, VP, Digital Marketing, The Orchard
Tony van Veen, CEO, AVL Digital Group (Disc Makers/CD Baby)
Digital Marketing Panel:
Bryan Calhoun, VP, New Media & External Affairs, The Blueprint Group
Roy Lamanna, Founder and CEO, Trendsetter Media and Marketing
Joseph Pineda, Founder and Executive Vice President, JRNE Artist Management

Digital Media Panel:
Winston “Stone” Ford, Owner and CEO, Chief Strategist, Couch Sessions
Asya Shein, Founder and Publisher, Fusicology
Diane “Shabazz” Varnie, Founder, Electric Circus

Digital Publishing Panel:
Jeff Brabec, VP, Business Affairs, BMG Chrysalis
Todd Brabec. Esq., Author “Music Money and Success”/Former ASCAP Executive VP
Joe Conyers III, Songtrust and Downtown Music Publishing
Media Sponsors:


Couch Sessions


9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$25 – $75
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Embassy Suites Washington
900 10th St NW
Washington, DC United States