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|Tue, May 21, 2013 at 8:16 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Public relations is a skill that applies not only to the media; it also applies to social situations, especially networking events where your image is everything.
I recently attended a local Chamber of Commerce networking event, and like every other entrepreneur, I went there to mix, mingle, find leads, make sales, and create new money. It's the driving force behind every successful entrepreneur or business owner. The quicker you master these skills, the faster your business grows.
Roughly 150 people were at this NYC event. I've been to hundreds of journalism and PR mixers, but this business crowd was different. Unlike journalism conventions, where reporters sit back and observe, this Chamber of Commerce mixer was packed with type-A personalities. Every man and woman was focused and self-aware. No one waited for the right moment. Everyone seized even the smallest of openings.
The longer I mingled with...Click to continue reading
|Tue, May 21, 2013 at 7:04 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Are you committing any of these social media sins?
I've been personally manning the Jaden Social Facebook and Twitter pages since starting the company in my bedroom back in November 2011. And let me say straight up, getting my hands dirty right from day 1 has been one of the most valuable and eye-opening experiences I could ask for as a business owner, musician and marketer.
In 18 months I have gone from checking in barely a couple of times a week to deal with a handful of interactions, to spending upwards of 12 hours a day monitoring and managing more than 100 interactions 7 days a week (thank you Chrome for the ability to permanently pin tabs to the browser window).
Now I would say I'm a pretty chilled out dude for the most part, but there are some things that musos do (and say) online that really make me cringe. Since I too was once a blissfully ignorant and, at times, cringe-worthy muso, I'm not going to sit here and get self-righteous about it. No, I'm going to do the next funnest (that's a real word, I swear) thing and compile a list of 7 deadly sins I feel are damaging the online efficacy of all my musician friends' content & promotion strategies on Facebook & Twitter.
1. Promoting without providing value
This is without a doubt one of the...click to continue reading!
|Tue, November 27, 2012 at 8:30 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
NARIP Sale ~ 50% Off NARIP Products
This year, give the gift of knowledge, including to yourself!
We are delighted to offer 50% off NARIP Audio Programs and Products* for a limited time.
Go to NARIP's shop and at checkout, use the following case-sensitive coupon code: NARIPLovesYou (no spaces).
A 50% discount will be applied to your order on checkout.
Some recent offerings include:
NARIP Music Supervisor Sessions -w- FILM & TV music supervisors including
--- Angela Leus, Universal Pictures Director of Film Music
--- Madonna Wade-Reed, Music Supervisor, Whoopsie Daisy Music
--- Liz Gallacher, Music Supervisor, Velvet Ears
--- Jonathan Leahy, Music Supervisor, Aperture Music
--- Dan Wilcox, Independent Music Supervisor / KCRW DJ
--- Scott McDaniel, Director of Music, Fuel TV
--- Brian Jones, Music Supervisor, BANG Music
NARIP Music Supervisor Sessions -w- TRAILER music supervisors including
--- Marcy Bulkeley, Music Director, Big Picture Entertainment
--- Toddrick Spalding, Music Supervisor, High Bias Industries
--- Serena Undercofler, Music Supervisor, BLT & Associates
--- Bobby Gumm, Music Supervisor, Trailer Park
--- Maura Duval Griffin, Music Supervisor, Toy Box Entertainment
--- Heather Kreamer, Music Supervisor, Create Advertising
--- Natalie Baartz, Music Director, Ignition Creative
--- Danny Exum, Music Director, mOcean
--- Angel Mendoza, Music Supervisor, AV Squad
--- Robyn Booker, Music Supervisor, Ant Farm
NARIP Music Supervisor Sessions -w- GAMES music supervisors including
--- Alex Hackford, Artists & Repertoire, Sony Computer Entertainment America
--- Michael Rajna, Director of Licensing, Konami
--- Maya Halfon, Music Supervisor, Microsoft / xBox
--- Raphaella Lima, Music Supervisor, Electronic Arts
--- Brandon Young, Director of Music Affairs, Activision Publishing, Inc.
--- Show Me The Money... But First Get Me The Paperwork: ABCs of Documents You Need When Licensing Music
--- How To Market & License Music For Film & TV
--- NARIP Presents Film Makers Who Seek Music
--- Hold The Phone! Mobile Music Marketing Strategies
--- Producing Hit Songs
Form Agreements & Mock Negotiations
- Mock Negotiations of important music deals (digital music license deals, digital distribution, producer, publishing, artist management, 360 recording deals and more)
- Form agreements and marketing plans
… and much more!
* Does not include MCLE programs.
Offer ends Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at midnight (PST).
Go to our shop and see what's "in store" for you now!
2013 NARIP Events
We are currently planning NARIP 2012 events in all chapters. Got a topic you want to hear more about? A speaker you MUST hear? Email any programming ideas or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can continue to program to meet your needs
|Thurs, October 25, 2012 at 8:41 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
LESS THAN ONE MONTH TO SAVE. REGISTER NOW!
KEYNOTE Q&As with:
Managing Partner at Union Square Partners
Global Dance Music SuperStar Deadmau5
- Marc Geiger, Head of Music, WME
- Don Was, President & Chief Creative Officer, Blue Note Records
Data/Metrics and Music
Jason Fienberg, VP of Digital, Epitaph
The Music Funding Boom
Hany Nada, Founding Partner, GVC Capital
Pervasive Content IDs
Vince Bannon, VP of Entertainment Partnerships and Development, Getty Images
Merging Offline & Online Strategies for Social Success
Nic Adler, Owner, The Roxy/Adler Integrated
Marc Ruxin, Founder/CEO, Tastemaker X
Managers, Labels and the Future of Artist Services
Ian Rogers, CEO, Topspin
Music Merchandising in the Digital Age
Tim Quirk, Head of Global Programming, Google
Strategies for Creating Win-Win Artist/Developer Relationships
Prerna Gupta, CEO, Khush (A Smule Company)
Social Engagement Pitfalls
Rachel Masters, Co-Founder/Partner, Red Magnet Media
-Innovators Showcase Presentations & Judging
-Panels on Artist Revenues, Licensing and more
-Networking Happy Hours
DON'T MISS OUT. REGISTER NOW!
Registration: (212) 493.4263 Conferences@Billboard.com
Sponsorship: (646) 315.2961 Cebele.Marquez@Billboard.com
In Association Sponsor: Loeb & Loeb LLP
Conference Sponsor: MailChimp, BMI, Harry Fo
|Sat, October 20, 2012 at 4:40 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The emergence of Southern Hollywood to the Greater Atlanta area has captured many growing production companies while impacting the television and film industry by storm. Ty Johnston, the founder of Atlanta Pitch Summit, expands the marketplace for extraordinary professionals working in the business of TV, Film & Entertainment.
What is the Atlanta Pitch Summit?
The Atlanta Pitch Summitâ„¢ is a weekend event for all writers, producers, directors, actors and entertainment entrepreneurs to pitch their idea to television networks and film studios. The distribution process of selling a project can become stressful, time consuming and costly for the average person when trying to transition their script to mainstream. The educational factor is to learn how to pitch and give you the opportunity.
How does the Atlanta Pitch Summit help?
The Atlanta Pitch Summit has created access for Atlanta's Creative Community to pitch their completed project(s) to prominent executives in the motion picture and television industry.
What to Pitch?
All genres are welcomed, which includes television show-sitcoms, reality, docu-soap, animated series, dramedy, romcom, feature film, theatrical, etc.
Who will be there?
Confirmed attendees are development and creative producers, directors, talent, literary agents, managers, attorneys and casting directors.
Who can attend?
California, New York, Illinois and other states have merged their resources to the southern market to make Atlanta The Home of Southern Hollywood. Georgia's economic state impact increased came in at $1.33 billion, up from $1.1 billion the previous year.
What makes the Atlanta Pitch Summit different?
The Atlanta Pitch Summit celebrates the art of television and film making by creating the marketplace for partners and entertainment entrepreneurs to brand and sell their next big project.
Many festivals have become well known with exciting success stories beginning the official start to many filmmaker careers and counting. The Atlanta Pitch Summit is dedicated to getting your project to the next phase in production, sold to the right buyer and green lit.
What ranks Georgia in the top 5 for production?
According to Georgia's Film Commission:
Georgia's film and television industry is thriving with more than 348 productions shot in Georgia in FY10.
Combined production budgets increasing from $647.6 million in FY09 to $744.3 million in FY10.
Altogether, the industry's economic impact in the state in FY10 came in at $1.33 billion, up from $1.1 billion the previous year.
Georgia is now ranked number one in the Southeast, and among the top five states in the nation for film and TV production.
Average feature film budget: $41.7 Million
More than 14 in-state colleges and universities offer degrees or study in film and television production.
|Fri, September 28, 2012 at 1:38 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The Northeast Regional A&R Summit
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Ramada Inn (near the Philadelphia Airport)
76 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA 19029
10AM to 11AM -- Registration
11AM to 11:50AM -- Songwriter/Producer Panel featuring:
Sarah J (manager to various gold and platinum producers/executive at PMP Worldwide)
Latif Crooks (Grammy award-winning songwriter)
Ivan Barias (Grammy award-winning producer /President of the Philadelphia Grammy chapter)
Brent Kolatalo (Grammy award-winning producer, musician and engineer)
Shaun Beastley (Founder of the Pen-Up Songwriters Event /manager of various gold & platinum producers & songwriters).
12PM to 12:50PM -- Record A&R Panel featuring:
Riggs Morales (Shady Records)
Imran Majid (Universal Republic Records)
Eric McLellan (Sire Records/Warner Music Group)
1PM to 1:50PM -- Publishing A&R Panel featuring
Walter Jones (Sony/ATV)
Claribel Caraballo (BMG Chrysalis)
2PM to 2:45PM -- First One-On-One Listening Session with the above panelists & "Where Money is Made in Music" Workshop featuring Christopher J. Cabott, Esq.
3PM to 3:45PM -- Second One-On-One Listening Session with panelists & "The Fundamentals of Production Agreements, Recording Agreements and Publishing Agreements" Workshop featuring Christopher J. Cabott, Esq.
4PM to 4:45PM -- Third One-On-One Listening Session with panelists & "The Secrets of Getting Signed and Maintaining a Presence on Radio" Workshop featuring Christopher J. Cabott, Esq.
Each listening session will last six minutes; three minutes for music & three minutes for one-on-one discussion.
The conference is limited to 100 attendees.
For registration and discount pricing options, visit http://www.nearpowersummit.co