The Business of Music Summit

Presented by NM Lawyers for The Arts and AHA




Ticket Info

Admission: Free

Event Description

Santa Fe's music scene is extremely diverse and vibrant, despite very real challenges on the ground. Join NM Lawyers for The Arts and AHA for The Business of Music Summit, where we'll be sitting down with some of Santa Fe's most ambitious musicians as well as music-industry professionals and experts to explore the many different aspects of building a viable music career.

This event is free and open to the public.


THURSDAY, November 7, 2013

Taking It on the Road - Panel Discussion 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Nothing helps hone a band’s sound better than going on tour. In this panel discussion, hear musicians discuss their experiences with booking their own tours and applying to festivals, and learn the basics of working with the different types of venues you might encounter. Panelists: Todd Lovato, Johnny Bell, and Jeremy Bleich. Moderated by: Shannon Murphy

Meet the Press - Panel Discussion - 3:45 - 5:15 pm
Getting local and online press coverage is one of the most important goals for a musician. Quotes and positive reviews can help you sell albums and tickets as well as book shows in markets that have never heard of you. Join a panel of music and arts journalists to learn the basics of writing a press release and get the inside scoop on what types of stories get their attention. Panelists: Alex DeVore, Matthew Irwin, and Red Cell. Moderated by: Shannon Murphy.

Music as a Profession in the New Millennium – Panel Discussion - 5:30 - 7:00 pm
The shape of the music business today is completely different than it was 10 years ago. Developments in digital mixing and recording and digital distribution platforms have enhanced the art of production and made it easier for individuals to self-promote and distribute, while at the same time creating new challenges and opportunities for musicians’ earning potential. This panel will discuss alternative revenue streams for musicians, how the music world continues to change, and explore the benefits and limitations of this new ever-changing world. Panelists: Jose Antonio Ponce, Johnny Broomdust, Andrew Click and Gordon Free. Moderated by: Talia Kosh.

The Business of the DJ – Panel Discussion - 7:15 - 8:45 pm
Join local DJs who know the ins and outs of the business talking about the basics of booking, branding, promotion, licensing, and other tips and tricks. Panelists: DJ Feathericci, DJ Eldon, DJ Lil Steve, DJ Oona, DJ Sol. Moderated by DJ Melanie Moore.

FRIDAY, November 8, 2013

Understanding Music Contracts - Panel Discussion - 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Discusses legal agreements between bands and the basics of recording contracts and licensing agreements. Panelists: George Adelo, Esq. and Jose Antonio Ponce.

State of the Radio – Panel Discussion - 3:45 - 5:15 pm
Radio airplay has always been a critical part of a musician’s career. How and where people listen to radio depends largely on demographics and geography. Knowing how the industry has changed and will continue to shift will help guide your decisions when deciding where and how to pitch your music for broadcast. Hear experts in the industry discuss radio relevance, licensing issues, the emergence of online streaming and podcasts and the impetus and growing market of pirate radio. Panelists: Ira Gordon, Donna Di Bianco, Claude Stephenson, SCUBA. Moderated by: April Reese.

The Art of Music Production – Panel Discussion - 5:30 - 7:00
Join musicians and other experts in the industry to discuss different approaches to recording and production and explore how to choose a producer, how to resolve differences of creative vision, the benefits and hurdles of DIY production, and options for promotion and distribution. Panelists: John Kurzweg, Busy McCarroll, Evarusnik, and Luke Carr. Moderated by: Scott Jarret.

The Future of Music in Santa Fe - Panel Discussion – 7:15 – 9:15 pm
Santa Fe is a city with unique challenges when it comes to growing and sustaining a music scene. Music venues struggle to start up and remain viable, and everyone in the industry suffers. Join a panel of local music professionals and city representatives to discuss the future of Santa Fe’s music scene and explore what’s required to help music venues and musicians succeed in this challenging climate. Panelists: Brian Hardgroove, Kate Noble, Mikey Baker, Vince Kadlubek and Daniel Werwath. Moderated by: Shannon Murphy.