Wednesday May 10, 2017 / 8:45am
Brooklyn Bowl / 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

The Relix Live Music Conference​ is a conference for professionals in the live music industry, designed to shed light on the fast-paced and ever-changing live music business and bring together the leading figures in the industry today.

This one-day event features panels and discussions that touch on subjects related to venues, festivals, publicity and management, presentations on technology and non-profits, plus a keynote with two of live music’s most legendary promoters. The conference, which takes place at the renowned Brooklyn Bowl, also provides ample opportunity for networking, discussion and education.

Relix has remained a constant for over 40 years covering live music and fostering deep relationships with artists, managers, agents, publicists, venues, and festivals. The Relix Live Music Conference​ serves as a coming together of all the pieces and people that help bring a live show to life.

THANK YOU FOR A GREAT CONFERENCE!

Agenda

8:45am
Light Breakfast & Coffee

Hosted by Charley Ryan (Brooklyn Bowl)

9:30-10:15am

Panel: TALENT BUYING – Where it all begins

The latest show at your favorite venue was likely set in motion many months ago. Talent buyers take many factors into consideration as the lock down deals with artists and agents. how do they do it, what is the path to such a position and what’s the deal with contract riders, anyhow?

Moderator
Kirk Peterson (Dayglo Ventures)

Speakers
Michael Dorf (City Winery), John Moore (The Bowery Presents), Jim Glancy (The Bowery Presents), Don Strasburg (AEG Presents), Ben Baruch (11E1even Group)

10:20-11:05am

Panel: FESTIVALS – Weathering the Storm

Presented by Ascend Insurance Brokerage

As the music industry increasingly focuses on live entertainment, the festival setting has become more important than ever. With this increased prominence comes additional challenges involving competition, evolution and identity. Oh yes, wind and rain, as well. How does this all come together and what opportunities are available for would-be professional festivarians?

Moderator
Dean Budnick (Relix Media Group)

Speakers
Dave Frey (Lockn’ Festival & Silent Partner Management), Jay Sweet (Newport Folk Festival), Dan Berkowitz (CID), Janine Small (Janine Small, PLLC), Robin McNicol (Superfly)

11:10-11:25am

Presentation: ACTIVISM – Doing good and doing well

Presenter
Andy Bernstein (Headcount)

11:25-11:40am

Presentation: TICKETING – Better ticketing through technology

Presenter
Josh Baron (Songkick)

11:40-11:55pm

Presentation: TECHNOLOGY – Delivering the future to the present

Presenter
Justin Bolognino (META.is)

11:55am-12:55pm
Break for Lunch

12:55-1:40pm

Panel: PUBLICITY – Pressing engagements

Presented by Live For Live Music

Publicists are the folks who connect artists with media outlets and the general public but just how do they go about this? What role does social media play? How has the business evolved over the past few years and where is it headed?

Moderator Mike Greenhaus (Relix Media Group)

Speakers Ken Weinstein (Big Hassle Media), Emma Matthieson (Dayglo Ventures), Kevin Calabro (Calabro Music Media & Royal Potato Family), Rebecca Shapiro (Shore Fire Media), Jonathan Azu (Red Light Management)

1:45-2:30pm

Panel: AGENTING – Offering Alternate Routes

Over the past decade, as sales of recorded music have dwindled, the role of the booking agent has expanded. Agents have become more deeply involved in the careers of artists, often at an earlier stage, helping to initiate a series of goals beyond just routing tours in support of new albums.

Moderator
Lucas Sacks (Brooklyn Bowl)

Speakers
Seth Seigle (William Morris Endeavor Management), Lee Anderson (Paradigm), Joshua Knight (Monterey International, INC), Jordan Wolowitz (Founders Entertainment), Kyle Wilensky (CAA)

2:30-2:45pm Short Break

2:45-3:30pm

Panel: MANAGEMENT – Amplifiers and Emissaries

Presented by nugs.net

T​he job of a manager is to serve the interests of the artists they represent. This requires content expertise in any number of areas and can be a subtle dance in balancing what’s best for the performer with the future the artist sees for themselves. How does one build the proper relationships to survive and thrive in this setting? What are the obstacles to entry into this line of work?

Moderator
Jake Szufnarowski (Rocks Off)

Speakers
Mike Martinovich (Red Light Management), Patrick Jordan (Red Light Management), Mike Luba (Madison House Presents), Stef Scamardo (Hard Head MGMT), Vince Iwinski (UMGMT)

3:35-4:30pm

Keynote: A Conversation with Peter Shapiro and Ron Delsener

Presented by Access Industries

Two of the most inventive, engaging minds in the concert industry swap stories and share their perspectives on the business.

Moderator
David Fricke (Rolling Stone)

4:30-7:00pm
Happy Hour + Open Bowling

7:00pm Doors
All attendees are invited to attend
The Meat Puppets and Mike Watt + The Jom & Terry Show at Brooklyn Bowl

Speakers

Lee
Anderson

Agent
Paradigm Talent Agency

BIO

Jonathan
Azu

Senior Manager
Red Light Management

BIO

Josh
Baron

Business Development
Songkick

BIO

Ben
Baruch

​Manager / Promoter
11e1even Group & This Song Is Sick

BIO

Dan
Berkowitz

​CEO & Founder
CID Entertainment

BIO

Andy
Bernstein

​Executive Director
​HeadCount

BIO

Justin “jb”
Bolognino

​Chief Experience Officer
META.is

BIO

Dean
Budnick

Co-Editor In Chief
Relix

BIO

Kevin
Calabro

President
Calabro Music Media & Royal Potato Family

BIO

Ron
Delsener

​Chairman – NY Music
Live Nation

BIO

Michael
Dorf

Founder & CEO
City Winery

BIO

Dave
Frey

Co-Founder
Lockn’ Festival & Silent Partner Management, LLC

BIO

David
Fricke

Senior Editor
Rolling Stone

BIO

Jim
Glancy

Co-Founder
The Bowery Presents

BIO

Mike
Greenhaus

Co-​Editor in Chief
Relix

BIO

Vince
Iwinski

Manager
UMGMT & VIP Management

BIO

Patrick
Jordan

Manager
Red Light Management

BIO

Joshua
Knight

Agent
Monterey International, INC

BIO

Mike
Luba

Partner
Madison House Presents

BIO

Mike
Martinovich

Manager
Red Light Management

BIO

Emma
Matthieson

Director of Marketing
Dayglo Ventures

BIO

Robin
McNicol

Director of Programming
Superfly

BIO

John
Moore

Co-Founder
The Bowery Presents

BIO

Kirk
Peterson

Director of Talent
Dayglo Ventures

BIO

Charley
Ryan

Co-Founder
Brooklyn Bowl

BIO

Lucas
Sacks

Talent Buyer
Brooklyn Bowl

BIO

Stef
Scamardo

Founder
Hard Head Management & Evil Teen Records

BIO

Seth
Seigle

Agent
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

BIO

Peter
Shapiro

​​Founder
Dayglo Ventures

BIO

Rebecca
Shapiro

​Vice President, Publicity
Shore Fire Media

BIO

Janine
Small

​Principal
Janine Small, PLLC

BIO

Don
Strasburg

Co-President
AEG Presents

BIO

Jay
Sweet

​Executive Producer
Newport Festivals Foundation

BIO

Jake
Szufnarowski

​​Bossman
Rocks Off

BIO

Ken
Weinstein

​​President
Big Hassle Media

BIO

Kyle
Wilensky

​​Agent
Creative Artists Agency

BIO

Jordan
Wolowitz

​​Co-Founder
Founders Entertainment

BIO

Webcast

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Contact

For sponsorship opportunities, ticketing and general inquiries contact:

relixmusicconference@relix.com