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Free Webinar: How To Use ReverbNation To Promote Your Music [Sign Up Now]

image from www.anymeeting.comHypebot is proud to sponsor the second of our free direct-to-fan music marketing webinars hosted by Brian Thompson and Michael Brandvold from The Music Biz Weekly podcast: “How To Use ReverbNation to Promote Your Music” with special guest Nick Sehn, Product Manager at ReverbNation.

To be held on May 8th at 3PM Pacfic, this 60 minute webinar into the world of ReverbNation, followed by a 30 minute Q&A, is free and is open to the first 200 people who register. A recorded video of the webinar will be made available at this link following the event. Sign up here.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

  • How you can use Promote It to setup Facebook ads to get more fans.
  • How you can use Promote It to setup Facebook ads to promote your shows.
  • How you can setup a email list and gather names.
  • How to get the most out of your Profile.
  • How to use FanReach fan management.
  • How to use the ReverbNation Mobile App.
  • How to use the Reverb Press Kit

Free Webinar: How To Use ReverbNation To Promote Your Music [Sign Up Now]


New Music Seminar June 17-19, 2012 (NYC)

Sunday, June 17-19
Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 353-1600 Phone
The New Music Seminar’s mission is to create a music business in which talent can rise to its highest potential based solely on its merit, without regard to its financial resources or connections. To help artists and their representatives achieve success. To create a new economic model that better rewards both artists, their investors and those in artist services.

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902 Broadway 14th Floor
New York, NY. 10010

Announcing The Hypebot Sessions @ Music Biz 2012


 We’re excited to announce the first ever Hypebot Sessions on May 9th in Los Angeles during NARM and’s Music Biz 2012 gathering. Kyle Bylin and Hisham Dahud will host two bleeding edge sessions with guests like musician Brendan Benson, manager Emily White, VC Larry Marcus and serial music tech entrepreneur Brenden Mulligan. In between, former WMG SVP amd Live Nation Lab VP Ethan Kaplan will share an insider’s view of the perils of flawed analytics – “Colored Data: How Bad Fan Experience Begets Bad Fan Data”.


Wednesday, May 9 •  3- 5 PM

Panel 1: Why Most Music Startups Fail
There are no shortage of startups working to transform how we discover, market and monetize music, but most of them will fail. Are they being defeated by licencing or are these technologists trying to fix problems that most consumers don’t really have?


  • Kyle Bylin, Live Nation Labs (Moderator)  Bylin is a music industry and technology analyst, who specializes in consumer products and behavioral trends. Bylin is spearheading the development of the Ultimate Chart and related content strategy at He was the Editor of Hypebot, a leading trade publication, as well as Social/Streaming Chart Manager and Columnist at Billboard Magazine.arry Marcus, Walden Venture Capital
  • Larry MarcusManaging Director at Walden Venture Capital. –  He was a founding investor in Pandora in early 2004 when Walden led the rebirth round to focus the company on launching a consumer-facing service and was a director through its IPO. He is also a Director at SoundHound, Rootmusic, Aarki, and a Board Observer at PowerCloud Systems. Marcus also led Walden’s investment in Terayon and Telekenex. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Industry Ventures and serves on the non-profit Board of the JazzSchool in Berkeley, CA. Prior to joining Walden in 2000, he was a digital media sell-side Equity Research Analyst at Deutsche Bank Alex.Brown where he lead the IPOs of Maxis, Terayon, CBS MarketWatch, Edmark, and Netflix among other equity and debt financings.
  • Brenden Mulligan, OneSheet – Mulligan is in charge of Product & Design at Onesheet, is a San Francisco-based entrepreneur who specializes in making complex things simple through thoughtful user experiences. He is a product designer and programmer, as well as an advisor to many entrepreneurs that are part of 500 Startups and ExcelerateLabs. Mulligan currently is working on several projects, including Onesheet, which creates style pages for the entertainment industry. He has also recently launched MorningPics and PhotoPile, both small Instagram-based projects. Previously, Mulligan founded ArtistData, an industry leading marketing platform that enables over 40,000 musicians to syndicate content across the web. ArtistData was acquired by Sonicbids in 2010.
  • Joey Flores, Earbits – Flores is co-founder and CEO of artist marketing company Earbits, which currently works with over 250 record labels and 4,000 artists, including numerous Grammy winners and platinum-certified artists. Flores has a 13-year background in online, performance-based marketing, was formerly Director of Marketing for a Top 10 Internet advertiser, and has fronted and managed a 10-piece original band in Los Angeles.Mike Dougherty, Jelli Radio
  • Mike Dougherty, CEO and co-founder of Jelli , a social music service that enables communities to crowdsource in real-time the programming of traditional FM & online broadcasts, via Jelli’s iPhone and Android app and website. Dougherty has 19 years of experience with online and mobile services and corporate development, as VP business development at Tellme, a leader in speech recognition applications (acquired by Microsoft) and Sr. VP of Business & Corporate Development at Loudeye, an early leader in music web services (acquired by Nokia). Dougherty was named radio industry Power Player by All Access and has appeared on CNBC Squawk Box, G4TV and conferences including NAB, Digital Hollywood, TEDxSF, Paley Center, Radio Ink, and RAIN.

Colored Data: How Bad Fan Experience Begets Bad Fan Data

  • Ethan Kaplan, Live Nation Labs – Kaplan is the VP of Product for LiveNation. He is a co-founder of LiveNation Labs, a division of the company responsible for “disruption from within” and creating new mobile and web experiences for users and customers. Prior to LiveNation, Kaplan was the Sr. VP of Technology for Warner Music Group and Warner Bros. Records. Kaplan also continues to run the largest fan-site for the now retired band R.E.M., which he has done since he was 16. He and the band are good friends, and accordingly “Almost Famous” is one of his favorite movies.

Panel 2: Recreating Team Indie
“Emily White Is Remaking Indie” declared a recent Billboard cover. Hypebot’s Hisham Dahud will interview White, musician/producer Brenden Benson and Young Hines, the first release on their unque commission-based Readymade Records.

  • Hisham Dahud, Fame House and regular Hypebot contributor (Interviewer) – Hisham Dahud is an independent music business professional at the forefront of the music technology and digital marketing space, and carries a uniquely wide perspective on today’s music industry. As a regular analyst for, Hisham educates and informs fellow industry professionals on emerging trends and newsworthy topics within the industry, and provides readers with regular digital marketing commentary and advice. Hisham doesn’t just write about digital marketing, he is knee deep in the implementation of it. In addition to his journalism, he is the Project Manager and head of Business Development for Fame House, LLC – an artist and labels services company specializing in Digital Strategy, Marketing, and Management whose client roster includes DJ Shadow, Pretty Lights, Josh Wink, Mimosa and many more. At the core of it all, Hisham is a lifelong musician himself.
  • Brendan Benson – Benson is a beloved musician, writer, performing artist and world-class producer. Benson released his first album in 1996, One Mississippi, with Virgin and followed up with Lapalco, which still pops up on many critics’ list as one of the best of the past decade. 2005′s Alternative to Love followed with V2, bringing Benson international acclaim. Shortly after, Benson teamed with long-time friend Jack White to form The Raconteurs, releasing Broken Boy Soliders and Consolers of The Lonely. In 2012 Benson formed Readymade Records & Publishing as a home for his new album, What Kind of World as well as to offer a platform for other artists he was producing such as Young Hines, The Howling Brothers, The Lost Brothers and a few additional artists Readymade will be announcing shortly.
  • Young Hines -On September 20th, 1976, an unknown nurse wrote “Young Mr. Hines” on the patient info sheet for the yet to be named newborn child. As the youngest of seven children, Young seemed perfectly fitting to his parents and it stuck. The Georgia bred musician caught his break when friends who were hired to paint Brendan Benson’s house happened to be listening to Young’s music while they were working. The stunning songwriting caught Benson’s ear who instantly reached out to Young by emailing him asking if they could get together and write. The session went so well that Benson ended up producing Young’s debut album, Give Me My Change, which prompted Benson to launch Readymade Records & Publishing with Young Hines as the first signee. Young spent 2011 supporting The Raconteurs and heads out on the road with Benson in the US and Europe in May.
  • Emily White –  White is the co-founder of Whitesmith Entertainment, a music and comedy management and consulting firm based in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. In 2012, White launched Readymade Records & Publishing with Brendan Benson as a platform for Brendan’s production projects after he produced over 6 albums in a year, including his own. The team assembled around Readymae is commission based, which is a new model for how record labels are structured. In addition to Benson, White manages GOLD MOTEL and Sydney Wayser in addition to consulting on Eric Burdon (of The Animals), Urge Overkill, and The Big Sleep. White sits on the board of Direct to Fan music technology non-profit CASH Music. In her early career, White was integral in developing The Dresden Dolls worldwide and worked directly with Imogen Heap, The Fiery Furnaces, Secret Machines, Paolo Nutini, Angelique Kidjo, Taj Mahal, Jonah Smith, and Zac Brown Band at companies ranging from Live Nation Artists to Madison House Inc.


NARM and are offering Hypebot readers, who have never before attended a NARM Convention, a special discounted full Convention registration rate of $359. Simply use the code ‘hypebot’ at to register. For the full Music Biz 2012 program schedule, visit

Announcing The Hypebot Sessions @ Music Biz 2012

SCMC Music Conference 3-31-2012 Atlanta,Georgia

SCMC2012  Center Stage

March 31,2012 @ 9am | Hilton Atlanta 255 Courtland Street ,NE Atlanta, GA

Do you know what the foundation of success is in the music industry?

If you answered “NO”, most people like yourself say the same thing.


SCMC Music Conference is one three official music conference for Unsigned Artists, Songwriters , Producers, and Independent labels.
The 3 conferences are Winter Music Conference, SXSW, and the Songwriters Composers Music Conference (SCMC).

SCMC 2012 Music Conference (SCMC) continues to bring the most prominent and influential music industry executives out to search for Independent & local Artists, Producers & Songwriters.

The SCMC Music Conference provides musicians the necessary information, tools, and insider tips on how to brand your artist, producer, or label in the music business.

So if your artist, producers ,or independent label, take the right path and come to the SCMC Music Conference and listen to some of the best in the music business.

 This year’s 2012 panel consists of 

  •  (2) Vice Presidents of A&R Department
  • (2) Directors of A&R
  • (6) A&R’s 



The New Music Seminar June 17-19, 2012

The New Music Seminar is the meeting place for visionaries, upstarts, and disruptors – those who are building a new music industry. These architects of a sustainable music business provide digital solutions to help artists create,expose and monetize in new and innovative ways. Companies like Pandora, Spotify, SoundExchange, Apple, Google/YouTube, Facebook, ReverbNation, iHeartRadio, Sirius/XM, TopSpin, Big Champagne and many more are changing the music landscape in radical new ways. The music business resurrection begins at the New Music Seminar.
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Carly Simon, Peter Frampton, The Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence,
Ari Levine), Desmond Child, Darrell Brown, Mark Isham, Allen Shamblin,
Dan Wilson to Lead Three-Day Event’s Eclectic Programming

New York, NY / Los Angeles, CA, February 29, 2012: ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) has announced the initial lineup of panelists and programming for the 7th annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, taking place April 19-21, 2012 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

In addition to signature “I Create Music” interviews, master classes, hitmaker panels and top-notch performances, ASCAP will once again bring together a diverse group of music creators and industry professionals to participate in a broad range of panels designed to support music creators at every stage of their career. The EXPO will also provide attendees with several opportunities to get their music heard – and receive honest feedback and advice – through a
variety of panels and showcases.

Some of the panelists and programming will include:

•A series of writer and composer-focused Master Sessions with some of the most successful names in music, including legendary songwriter Carly Simon, iconic guitarist Peter Frampton, world-renowned hitmaker Desmond Child with songwriter, producer and arranger Darrell Brown, Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Dan Wilson, ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year Allen Shamblin, prominent film composer Mark Isham, and more to be announced.

•Featured interviews with some of today’s most successful songwriters and producers, including Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine of The Smeezingtons, who will share their unique insights into what it takes to reach the top of the charts.

•Intimate “in the round” performances from a variety of incredibly talented songwriters such as Don Felder, Brett James and Jonny Lang.

•A broad range of panels covering important topics related to a successful career in music, including craft, engineering and recording, legal issues, marketing, publishing and more. Many successful songwriters and producers will be on hand to provide insight and advice, such as ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams, Deana Carter, DJ White Shadow, George Duke, Julie Frost, Toby Gad, Siedah Garrett, Sam Hollander, Ryan Leslie, Hillary Lindsey, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Trevor Morris, Heitor Pereira, Greg Wells, Malik Yusef and others, alongside well-known producers and veteran music industry executives.

Other creative and business panels will feature Chris Anokute (Universal Motown), Shawn Barron (Atlantic Records), Michelle Bell, Derek Bermel, Gordon Chambers, Ernest “Tuo” Clark and Marcos Palacios (Da Internz), Allison Wright Clark (Angry Mob Music), John Dickson, Gabriela Lena Frank, Grant Gershon, Thomas Golubić, Bonnie Hayes, Gabriel Kahane, Liz Leahy (Section 101), Taylor Lindsey (BMG Chrysalis), Dallas Martin (Warner
Bros. Records), Shane McAnally, Ralph Murphy, Don Passman, Esq., Steve Porcaro, Dave Porter, S1 (Symbolyc One), Steve Seskin, Greg Sill, Soundz, D.A. Wallach (Spotify), and Brian Warfield (Fisticuffs).

Additional panelists and performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO is the premier conference for songwriters, composers and producers. The three-day event covers all genres of music and includes panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, One-on-One sessions, song critiquing, networking events, round- table workshops, product displays, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations, performances, and more. All music creators, producers, publishers and executives – regardless of their
performing rights organization affiliation – will benefit from this unique creative event, which is designed around personal interaction, education and networking. For more information, and to register, please visit

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Established in 1914, ASCAP is the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization (PRO) representing the world’s largest repertory totaling over 8.5 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from more than 427,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members. ASCAP has representation arrangements with similar foreign organizations so that the ASCAP repertory is represented in nearly every country around the world where copyright law exists. ASCAP protects the rights of its members and foreign affiliates by licensing the public performances of their copyrighted works and distributing royalties based upon surveyed performances. ASCAP is the only American PRO owned and governed by its writer and publisher members.

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Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series: New York

BMI is a proud sponsor of the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series co-presented by NARM and, being held at the offices of Greenberg Traurig LLP (Metlife Building, 200 Park Avenue, 15th Floor, NYC), 1:00-5:30 PM.

Discussion/panel topics for this event include:

Bankruptcy and Copyright Assets: Minimizing the Effect on Third-Party Licensees

Licensing Musical Works: Varied Approaches to Fixing a Broken System

Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA): Will the War on Piracy Change the Internet as We Know It?

Antitrust in Media & Entertainment: The Fine Line between Survival and Monopoly

BMI members interested in attending should take advantage of $50 off registration. To claim the discount, enter code CLE-BMI50 when prompted. Click here to register.

Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series: New York

Jason Blume Songwriters Workshop

BMI remains dedicated to educating the creative community through its popular Songwriters’ Workshop Series in Nashville, under the continued tutelage of hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume. This month’s topic is “How to Publish or Self Publish Your Songs (Song Critique).”

Participants will have an opportunity to pitch one song to a publisher. Those who wish to pitch a song should bring a recording and a lyric sheet—or be prepared to perform the song live.

Registration is conducted online. Online registration opens after the previous month’s workshop, at which time you can register on this page. 50 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 50 seats are filled.

*If online registration is full, you can sign up on the waiting list the day of the workshop at 9am in the BMI lobby.

*All participants MUST check in by 12:20pm or your spot will be given away to those on the waiting list.

Registration begins December 14, 2011 @ 3:00 pm (CST).

12:30 PM, FREE, 10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN 37203

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