Tuesday May 14 & Wednesday May 15, 2019 / 8:00am
Brooklyn Bowl / 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

 

“Worthwhile and informative day.” — Brooklyn Vegan

“Impossible to recount all of the knowledge imparted by (and to) the attending music industry movers and shakers.” — Live For Live Music

“…compelling and educational while also fun. Getting to, not only
listen to the best of the industry speak, but also interact with them was a unique experience unlike any other.” — Baeble Music

“This conference has truly been a big inspiration and motivation for us and we can’t wait for the next one!” — Florence Miller Agency

“Sold out and live-streaming on Nugs.net, this new conference progressed without a hitch before a mixed crowd of music industry professionals, journalists, aspiring yuppies, intrigued hippies, and NYU students.” — Greenpointers

“Right here I have live music in New York at its best.” — Rolling Stone’s David Fricke 

AGENDA

DAY 1: TUESDAY, MAY 14TH

8:00am

Doors, Check-In & Light Breakfast

Break Presented by HUB Entertainment Insurance

 

10:25am

Opening Remarks

Rachel Baron (Dayglo Ventures)

10:35-11:35am

Panel: TO CLICK OR NOT TO CLICK: NAVIGATING THE EVER-CHANGING WORLD OF SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

Presented by Blockparty

Social media marketing remains essential to driving event and content awareness. With ever changing algorithms, policies and tools, what are the latest, most effective ways artists, venues and promoters can maximize engagement and revenue?

Moderator
Jonathan Healey (Dayglo Ventures)

Speakers
Myles Grosovsky (Q Prime), Gogi Gupta (Gupta Media), Erica Hernandez (Brooklyn Bowl) Dino Kuckovic (Falcon.io), Ali Shakeri (ToneDen), Christina Ventura (Live Nation)

11:40am-12:40pm

Panel: BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG STAGE

Presented by ROBE

Some of the leading light designers in live entertainment production discuss their inspirations and intentions as well as the challenges associated with transforming visual design objectives onto the concert stage.

Moderator
Emmanuelle “Gigi” Pedron (Gigilights)

Speakers
Robert Bloom (RBB Designs, LLC), Marc Janowitz (E26 Design), Christopher Ragan (BML-Blackbird / Raygun Designs), Jefferson Waful (Umphrey’s McGee)

12:40-1:40pm

Lunch

Break Presented by HUB Entertainment Insurance

1:40-2:40pm

Panel: AMPLIFYING AWARENESS AND ACTION

Presented by G4D Productions

Music stirs passion, curiosity and interest. Now, more than ever, it’s being used to catalyze social, political and environmental change. Across a broad spectrum, artists and organizations have harnessed the power of music to deliver critical messages while trying to be conscious to not alienate fans. How does a fan who simply came to listen to music become a fan that takes action for a cause?

Moderator
Ari Fink (SiriusXM)

Speakers
Mollie Farrell (HeadCount), Adam Gardner (REVERB), Jennifer Glickman (CannaCraft), Cameron Sears (Rex Foundation), Kris “Red” Tanner (Activist Artists Management)

2:45-3:45pm

A LONG, STRANGE TRIP WITH ROGER MCNAMEE
and Relix’s Dean Budnick

Roger McNamee has balanced a career as a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley as co-founder of Elevation Partners who helped oversee $1.9 billion in assets, with the life of a musician, touring nationally in Moonalice and Doobie Decibel System. In his new book, Zucked, McNamee shares his journey from tech true believer and early Facebook advisor to someone who has come to question the cultural and political impact of the company’s business model.

Roger McNamee (Zucked)

3:50-4:50pm

Panel: MEET ME IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM

Music-based entrepreneurs must draw on varied tool kits as they launch new businesses and then labor to ensure that these enterprises survive and thrive. This panel draws together accomplished individuals with experiences at various stages of the process to reflect on their trials and tribulations along a well-trod road of blood, sweat and tears.

Moderator
Shirley Halperin (Variety)

Speakers
Nabil Ayers (4AD), Daniel Glass (Glassnote Music), Jennifer Justice (The Justice Dept), Marilyn Laverty (Shore Fire Media), Steve Martocci (Splice)

4:50-5:20pm

Networking Break

Break Presented by HUB Entertainment Insurance

5:20-6:20pm

Panel: I WAS A TEENAGE GUSTER REP

Presented by ​C. F. Martin & Co. ®

Guster’s initial success was facilitated by its rep program through which fans helped to promote the band in exchange for merch and free admission to gigs. Now, more than 25 years later, some of these notable Guster Reps, who have embarked on music careers of their own, reunite with the band to reflect on their individual and collective paths.

Moderator
Ryan Miller and Brian Rosenworcel (Guster)

Speakers
Johnny Beach (The Bowery Presents), Noah Chernin (Dalton Sim Management), Michael Corcoran (mTheory), Laurence Freedman (Telegraph Road Management), Mike Greenhaus (Relix), Rich Schaefer (AEG Presents), Dalton Sim (Dalton Sim Management), Carla Sosenko (Us Weekly)

6:20pm

Happy Hour & Open Bowling

Break Presented by HUB Entertainment Insurance

7:30pm

WE B-E-E SPELLING, a live game show to benefit HeadCount

Featuring Andy Frasco and the U.N., and more!

(All Conference pass holders are invited to attend)

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, MAY 15TH

9:15am

Doors, Check-In & Light Breakfast

Break Presented by Prism.fm

10:15am

Opening Remarks

Charley Ryan (Brooklyn Bowl)

10:25-11:25am

Panel: WHAT THE REST OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS CAN LEARN FROM COUNTRY?

Presented by Access Industries

Country music continued to thrive in 2018. Overall consumption of recordings rose by 10 percent across all platforms, while live events continued to do robust business with, for example, Kenny Chesney more than doubling the number of tickets sold by Phish or Dead & Company. What accounts for the genre’s steady, continued success and what lessons can be applied to other genres?

Moderator
Dan Berkowitz (CID Entertainment)

Speakers
Brad Belanger (HOMESTEAD), Michael Corcoran (mTheory), Faithe Dillman (Marbaloo Marketing), Emilee Warner (Warner Music Nashville), Jay Williams (William Morris Endeavor)

11:30am-12:00pm

A DIFFERENT KIND OF TWANG: Q&A WITH JED HILLY

The Americana Music Association launched in 1999 with a singular mission to support roots music. Jed Hilly assumed the role of Executive Director in 2007 and under his leadership the AMA has continued to thrive, gaining world renown for its annual Americana Music Festival & Conference and its capstone event, the Americana Music Honors & Awards.

Moderator
Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta (Relix)

12:05-12:20pm

A Presentation by Hi-Line Merchandising’s John Warner

John Warner (Hi-Line Merchandising)

12:20-1:20pm

Lunch

Break Presented by Prism.fm

1:20-2:20pm

Panel: PROMISE & PAIN: TICKETING TRIES TO GROW UP

Presented by Eventbrite

As much as technological innovation promises to bring changes to the ticketing industry, much remains the same: escalating service fees, restrictive ticketing policies, an expanding secondary market and frustrated fans. A frank and insightful conversation with some of the industry’s leading players about its shortcomings, triumphs and future.

Moderator
Josh Baron (Project Admission)

Speakers
Curtis Cheng (DTI Management), Russ D’Souza (SeatGeek), Vladislav Ginzburg (Blockparty), Chip Thomas (Eventbrite)

2:25-3:25pm

IN CONVERSATION: PETER SHAPIRO AND SETH HURWITZ

Two of the nation’s leading independent promoters talk shop. I.M.P. founder Seth Hurwitz will draw on his experiences at 9:30 Club, The Anthem and Merriweather Post Pavilion, while Peter Shapiro will counter with Wetlands Preserve, Brooklyn Bowl, The Capitol Theatre and Fare Thee Well. (Plus, maybe Seth will dish on his role in the Academy Award-winning film Green Book).

Seth Hurwitz (I.M.P.)
Peter Shapiro (Dayglo Ventures)

3:25-4:20pm

Networking Break

Break Presented by Prism.fm

4:20-5:20pm

Panel: THE ART OF HOSPITALITY

Presented by WinterWonderGrass

Whether a restaurant, venue, hotel or destination event, customer experience is the barometer by which your business survives or perishes. Great food but the service sucked? Good venue but the lines were too long? Amazing seats but the pre-show meet and greet felt rushed? The art of hospitality is one of constant refinement and practice. This panel sheds light on how different disciplines approach it and how each might learn from one another.

Moderator
Andrew Chason (Creative Artists Agency)

Speakers
Josh Capon (Mercer Street Hospitality), Michael Dorf (City Winery), Annabel Lukins (Cloud 9 Adventures), Eddie Meehan (Wonderful Union)

5:25-6:25pm

CASE STUDY: THE BOWERY PRESENTS
With John Moore, Jim Glancy and Rolling Stone’s David Fricke

John Moore began booking shows at the Mercury Lounge in 2001, expanded to the Bowery Ballroom and Webster Hall, and in 2004 co-founded The Bowery Presents.

Jim Glancy began his career at The Wolf Trap in Virginia, moved on to Radio City Music Hall and in 1998 joined SFX Entertainment which evolved into Live Nation Entertainment where he eventually served as President of New York before joining The Bowery Presents as a partner in 2006.

Since its inception, The Bowery Presents has been a purveyor of true artist development and consistently strives to work with artists like LCD Soundsystem, My Morning Jacket, Mumford & Sons and Sam Smith grow from performing in intimate clubs to performing in sold-out arenas.

The company’s principals reflect on its developments and continued growth, which includes breaking ground on a new Boston venue.

John Moore (The Bowery Presents)
Jim Glancy (The Bowery Presents)
David Fricke (Rolling Stone)

6:25pm

Happy Hour & Open Bowling

Break Presented by Prism.fm

8:00pm

Official Relix Live Music Conference After Party

Lucky Chops and Midnight North

(All Conference pass holders are invited to attend)

OTHER HAPPENINGS

(INCLUDED WITH CONFERENCE BADGE)

Speakers

Nabil
Ayers

US General Manager
4AD

BIO

Josh
Baron

Head of Business Development
Project Admission

BIO

Rachel
Baron

Chief Personnel Officer
Dayglo Ventures

BIO

Johnny
Beach

Talent Buyer
The Bowery Presents

BIO

Brad
Belanger

Manager / Owner
HOMESTEAD

BIO

Dan
Berkowitz

​CEO
CID Entertainment

BIO

Robert
Bloom

Production and Lighting Designer
RBB Designs, LLC

BIO

Dean
Budnick

Editor-in-Chief
Relix

BIO

Josh
Capon

Executive Chef / Partner
Mercer Street Hospitality

BIO

Curtis
Cheng

CEO
DTI Management

BIO

Andrew
Chason

Head of Culinary
Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

BIO

Noah
Chernin

Manager
Dalton Sim Management

BIO

Michael
Corcoran

EVO of Marketing
mTheory

BIO

Russ
D'Souza

Co-Founder
SeatGeek

BIO

Faithe
Dillman

Owner
Marbaloo Marketing

BIO

Michael
Dorf

Founder & CEO
City Winery

BIO

Mollie Farrell

Director of Artist Relations
HeadCount

BIO

Ari
Fink

Programmer / Host
SiriusXM

BIO

Laurence
Freedman

President
Telegraph Road Management

BIO

David
Fricke

Senior Editor
Rolling Stone

BIO

Adam
Gardner

Founder, Co-Executive Director
REVERB

BIO

Vladislav
Ginzburg

Vice President & Head of Business Development
Blockparty

BIO

Jim
Glancy

Partner
The Bowery Presents

BIO

Daniel
Glass

Founder/President
Glassnote Music

BIO

Jennifer
Glickman

Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
CannaCraft

BIO

Mike Greenhaus

Editor-in-Chief
Relix

BIO

Myles
Grosovsky

Digital Marketing/Strategy
Q Prime

BIO

Gogi
Gupta

CEO & Founder
Gupta Media

BIO

Shirley
Halperin

Executive Editor, Music
Variety

BIO

Jonathan
Healey

Vice President, Marketing + Digital Strategy
Dayglo Ventures

BIO

Erica
Hernandez

Marketing Manager
Brooklyn Bowl

BIO

Jed
Hilly

Executive Producer
Americana Music Association

BIO

Seth
Hurwitz

Chairman
I.M.P.

BIO

Marc
Janowitz

Lighting & Production Designer
E26 Design

BIO

Jennifer
Justice

Co-Founder
The Justice Dept

BIO

Raffaela
Kenny-Cincotta

Assistant Editor
Relix

BIO

Dino
Kuckovic

Community Marketing Director
Falcon.io

BIO

Marilyn
Laverty

Founder & President
Shore Fire Media

BIO

Annabel
Lukins

Artist Programming
Cloud 9 Adventures

BIO

Steve
Martocci

Co-Founder & CEO
Splice

BIO

Roger
McNamee

Author
Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe

BIO

Eddie
Meehan

President
Wonderful Union

BIO

Ryan
Miller

Lead Singer
Guster

BIO

John
Moore

Founder & Partner
The Bowery Presents

BIO

Emmanuelle "Gigi"
Pedron

Lighting Designer / Director
Gigilights

BIO

Christopher
Ragan

Account Executive
BML-Blackbird / Raygun Designs

BIO

Brian
Rosenworcel

Founding Member
Guster

BIO

Charley
Ryan

Founder + Designer
Brooklyn Bowl

BIO

Rich
Schaefer

Senior Vice President of Global Touring
AEG Presents

BIO

Cameron
Sears

Director
Rex Foundation

BIO

Ali
Shakeri

CRO & Co-Founder
ToneDen

BIO

Peter
Shapiro

Founder
Dayglo Ventures

BIO

Dalton
Sim

Manager
Dalton Sim Management

BIO

Carla
Sosenko

Executive Editor
Us Weekly

BIO

Kristina "Red"
Tanner

Manager/Head of Commerce and Activations
Activist Artists Management

BIO

Chip
Thomas

Director of Music
Eventbrite

BIO

Bradley
Tucker

Producer
Relix Live Music Conference

BIO

Christina
Ventura

Digital Manager, U.S. Concerts
Live Nation

BIO

Jefferson
Waful

Lighting Designer
Umphrey's McGee

BIO

Emilee
Warner

Senior Director, Artist Development
Warner Music Nashville

BIO

Jay
Williams

Co-Head/Partner of WME Nashville
William Morris Endeavor

BIO

Partners

Contact

Official Relix Live Music Conference 2019 Hotel Partner: The Hoxton, Williamsburg
Use code: RLMC19 for a discounted rate.

For press inquiries please contact Nina Lee and Rebecca Shapiro at Shore Fire Media, (718) 522-7171.

For sponsorship opportunities, ticketing questions, and general inquiries please contact

relixmusicconference@relix.com