vegas music summit

Speaker Panels

30 JAN, 2020

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Las Vegas Room – Social Media & Marketing

Traditional media versus Digital. What works best in today’s over-saturated market? Learn what music marketing professionals are employing in their music campaigns.

Moderator: Clyde Rolston, Music Business Professor - Belmont University
Tiffany Bosman, Director of Marketing - AEG Presents
Chris Bitonti, Director of Marketing - Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Kyle Huender, Digital Marketing Specialist - Life Is Beautiful Festival
Eric Holt, Co-Owner/Founder - Lovenoise 

 



1:00PM – 2:00PM

Ballroom - Keynote Q&A with Justin Weniger, CEO - Life Is Beautiful Festival

Moderator: Brian Saliba, Publisher - Smash Magazine
Justin Weniger, CEO - Life Is Beautiful Festival

 



2:00PM – 3:00PM

Las Vegas Room – Music Educators & College Programs

Professors from the top music business programs share how their institutions are preparing students to be the next generation of music executives. They’ll share some insight to the future direction of the entertainment industry and education.

Moderator: Armen Shaomian, Music Business Professor - University of South Carolina
Terry Tompkins, Music Business Professor - Hofstra University
Clyde Rolston, Music Business Professor - Belmont University
Jerry Brindisi, Music Business Professor - Columbia College
Scott LeGere, Music Business Professor - Minnesota State University
Ulf Oesterle, Music Business Professor - Syracuse University/Bandier Program

 



3:15PM – 4:15PM

Las Vegas Room - Music Licensing in Film & TV

Song placements can catapult an artist’s career. This panel will share success stories from the licensing gatekeepers that place songs in commercials, films and television shows.

Moderator: Jerry Brindisi, Music Business Professor - Columbia College
Dan Burt, Music Supervisor / Producer - Wundeman Thompson (J Walter Thompson)
Matthew Evertsen, Creative Director - Carousel NYC
Scott Cresto, Executive Vice President - Reservoir Media

 



4:30PM – 5:30PM

Ballroom – Finding A Job In The Music Industry

The music industry is now back in a boom cycle and music companies, from major record labels to top-tier talent agencies are staffing up, but the job market is as competitive as ever. Hear from recent college grads on their journey to scoring a job in the biz.

Moderator: Rodel Delfin, Executive Director - The Falcon Program
Chris Freeman, Talent Manager, Crush Music
Kylee Schmoyer, Research & Analysis Coordinator - Warner Music Group
Kayla Sapienza, Lead Agent of Legal Admin - TuneCore
Eric Manegold, Co-Owner - The Central (music venue - Seattle, WA)

 



31 JAN, 2020

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Ballroom – Producing A Music Festival

Members of the Life Is Beautiful production team will share what it takes to put on a music event that draws nearly 200,000 people and has featured top performers such as Billie Eilish, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, among others.

Moderator: Terry Tompkins, Music Business Professor - Hofstra University
Craig Asher Nyman - Music & Live Performances, Life Is Beautiful Festival
Pete Rogers - Brand Partnerships, Life Is Beautiful Festival
Kyle Huender - Digital Marketing, Life Is Beautiful Festival
Lauren DelFrago - Festival Operations, Life Is Beautiful Festival

 



1:15PM – 2:15PM

Ballroom – Songwriting & Publishing Q&A

How do publishers and songwriters work together in crafting and promoting songs? What’s the daily process for an established songwriter? A special Q&A with Big Deal Music Co-Prexy James Cerreta. Founded in 2012, Big Deal’s roster includes My Morning Jacket, St. Vincent and Ray LaMontagne, among others.

Moderator: Steve Ambers, Vice President - SOCAN
James Cerreta, Co-President - Big Deal Music

 



2:15PM – 3:15PM

Las Vegas Room – Sports & Entertainment in the Cannabis Market

The cannabis industry continues to blossom as state legalization spreads. Learn how entertainment and sports converge within the cannabis space. Leaders and proponents in the field discuss how the marketplace is evolving.

Moderator: Marc Hauser, Cannabis Attorney - ReedSmith
Emily Whitmire, UFC/MMA Athlete
Matthew Evertsen, Creative Director - Carousel NYC.
Adam Cohen, Owner/CEO - Jardin Cannabis

 



3:15PM – 4:15PM

Ballroom – The Legal Panel

Our panel of esteemed barristers from powerhouse law firm ReedSmith will answer all your legal questions, from recording contracts to music licensing deals.

Moderator: Stephen E. Sessa, Entertainment Attorney - ReedSmith (Roc Nation, Concord Music)
Joshua T. Love, Entertainment Attorney - ReedSmith
Amy M. Dunitz, Entertainment Attorney - ReedSmith



4:30PM – 5:30PM

Las Vegas Room – Optimism In Audio Production

How has studio production evolved in recent years? Today’s tools are so good and accessible that they are almost immaterial. It’s empowering and there’s no longer a wait to acquire, you can start today and move forward.

Moderator: Scott LeGere, Music Business Professor - Minnesota State University
Kane Churko, Music Producer (Ozzy, Five Finger Death Punch, Shania Twain)
Blake Riley, Musician - LovelyTheBand
Zoe Thrall, Studio Director - Studio at The Palms

 



The Schedule

day name time
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2020 Registration – Downtown Grand Lobby/Art Bar 5:00pm - 7:30pm
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2020 Kick Off Concert with The Toasters - Backstage Bar & Billiards
8:00pm - 10:00pm
     
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020 Registration Opens - Downtown Grand Lobby 9:00am
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020  Social Media & Marketing - Las Vegas Room 12:00pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020 Keynote Industry Q&A - Ballroom 1:00pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020 Music Educators and College Programs - Las Vegas Room 2:00pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020 Music Licensing in Film & TV - Las Vegas Room 3:15pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020 Finding A Job In The Music Industry -Ballroom 4:30pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020 Art Bar Mixer / DJ 5:30pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020 Las Vegas Room Showcase (Maddi Ryan)
7:00pm - 7:20pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020 Las Vegas Room Showcase (Kingsley) 7:40pm - 8:00pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020 Las Vegas Room Showcase (The Midnight Club) 8:20pm - 8:40pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020 Las Vegas Room Showcase (Hyland) 9:00pm - 9:20pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020 Las Vegas Room Showcase (sleepsleep) 9:40pm - 10:00pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020 Showcase at The Suite (Zlynn) 10:20pm - 10:50pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020 Showcase at The Suite (Billy Bars + Dynysty) 11:00pm - 11:30pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020 Showcase at The Suite (open line-up - TBA) 11:30pm - 12:00am
     
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020 Falcon Mentorship Breakfast - Freedom Beat Restaurant
(for student badge holders only / limited space / sign-up on Thursday at registration)
9:00am
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020 Producing A Music Festival - Ballroom
12:00pm
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020 Songwriting & Publishing Q&A - Ballroom 1:15pm
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020 Sports & Entertainment in the Cannabis Market - Las Vegas Room
2:15pm
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020 The Legal Panel - Ballroom 3:15pm
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020 Optimism In Audio Production - Las Vegas Room
4:30pm
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020 Brooklyn Bowl Concert 8:00pm
     
NOTE: Panel titles and schedule subject to change.