|Following the successful New York City conference on July 21st, 2009, the New Music Seminar comes to Chicago for the first time ever on Tuesday, October 6th, 2009, at the legendary Park West. The New Music Seminar was established in 1980 and grew into one of the world’s largest music business conferences. Now, after 15 years, it is back as a crucial one‐day event for artists, managers and music labels of for every kind of music.
From the co‐founder and Director of the original New Music Seminar, comes a symphony of new thinking for the next generation of the music industry, targeted at disenfranchised artists disheartened by the state of the industry and desperate for change. “I have been asked many times over the last 15 years to bring back the New Music Seminar,” says NMS co‐founder Tom Silverman, “but it wasn’t until the end of 2008 that I could finally see the new business begin to emerge. The trends are clear now and the future can finally be foretold. The music business has changed beyond recognition. The old record business is over. For record companies it’s a bleak picture. But it puts thousands of artists in the strongest position they have ever been to create their own success”.
On Tuesday, October 6th in Chicago, the reincarnated New Music Seminar will announce a new dawn of the music business. Offering practical, straightforward, cutting edge solutions for artists trying to make it in these challenging times, NMS promises to give artists the knowledge and tools to step into tomorrow’s music business today.
The conference will kick off with Keynote address by, Michael Spiegelman, Head of Yahoo! Music. The keynote will be followed by four Movements:
1st Movement: Welcome to the Music Business; Everything you know is wrong. Redefining Success. 1000 True Fans and the Fan Relationship Pyramid.
2nd Movement: Get Arrested; Marketing Yourself in the New Music Business
3rd Movement: The Creative Process and radical Differentiation; Supercharge your music to rise above the noise floor and achieve success
4th Movement: The Live Show and Tour; How to Cut through the Glut and reach the Magic 300
New Music Seminar
On a hot 1980 summer day, 220 people met at a New York City rehearsal studio to discuss and debate
the problems in the music business. It heralded the birth of the New Music Seminar, bringing new
ideas, new talent and new connections to the industry, along with the introduction of hip‐hop, new
wave, house, and many other new forms of music.