Sing Out Loud Festival presents Industry Out Loud: The Insider's Guide to Artist Development and Booking
Calling all artists, managers, bookers, promoters and anyone seeking insider knowledge about artist development and booking from music industry professionals - don't miss the Saturday, Sept 21 Industry Out Loud: The Insider's Guide to Artist Development and Booking Workshop, presented by the Sing Out Loud Festival and Sound Diplomacy!
The workshop is FREE and open to all! Featuring 13 industry professionals who will lift the veil on how artists go from playing house shows to national venues, how to grow your music's brand, how venues and festivals book artists, what it takes to really make it in today's music industry and more.
Morning Panel - Artist Development
10:15am - 11:30am
Topics: Past and current state of artist development, where artists should invest their time and money, what it takes to be successful in the industry now and more. Q&A session to follow.
Vincent Fiorello (member of Less Than Jake and Founder of Paper + Plastick Records)
Pierce Freelon (Founder of Blackspace)
Matthew Limones (Manager Artists & Label Relations at SoundExchange)
Fabio Nieto (VP of Sports & Entertainment Banking at Iberia Bank)
Rachel Nigro (Project Manager at Omnian Music Group)
Randy Ojeda (A&R at Symphonic Distribution and CEO of Cigar City Management)
Speaker: "What's In a Name?"
11:45am - 12:15pm
Artist and music executive Nolfris "Slim KuttaR" Williams will explore branding and marketing, identifying your audience and fan base, accepting "no" and moving forward and more.
Afternoon Panel - Booking
1:15pm - 2:30pm
Topics: past and current trends in booking artists and festivals, how venues and festivals book tours, the advantages of having a booking agent and/or manager, how artists can get noticed by venues and booking agents and how artists can avoid the politics and pitfalls of booking. Q&A session to follow.
Brittany Flores Moyer (President of Miami, South Florida, Jacksonville - U.S. Concert at Live Nation Concerts)
Dayna Frank (President and CEO of First Avenue Productions)
Ian LaPlace (Executive VP, Senior Talent Buyer of Communion Music)
Ryan Murphy (Sing Out Loud Festival Organizer, President of Huntsville Venue Group and VP of Facilities and Development for Communion Music)
Kevin Stone (VP, Programming at The Florida Theatre)
Day: Saturday, September 21
Location: Sarbez 115 Anastasia Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32080