Wednesday May 10, 2017 / 9:00am
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 will feature 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 will take place at the renowned Brooklyn Bowl, will also provide 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​ will serve as a coming together of all the pieces and people that help bring a live show to life.

Agenda

9:00am
Light Breakfast & Coffee

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 (Brooklyn Bowl/ The Capitol Theatre/ LOCKN’)

Speakers
Michael Dorf (City Winery), John Moore (The Bowery Presents), Jim Glancy (The Bowery Presents), Don Strasburg (AEG), Joshua Knight  (Monterey International, INC.),

10:20-11:05am

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 (Brooklyn Bowl/ The Capitol Theatre/ LOCKN’), Kevin Calabro (Calabro Music Media & Royal Potato Family), Rebecca Shapiro (Shore Fire Media), Jonathan Azu (Red Light Management)

11:10-11:25am

Presentation: ACTIVISM – Doing good and doing well

Presenter
Andy Bernstein (Headcount)

11:30-11:45am

Presentation: TICKETING – Better ticketing through technology

Presenter
Josh Baron (Songkick)

11:45am-12:45pm
Break for Lunch

12:55-1:40pm

Panel: MANAGEMENT – Amplifiers and Emissaries

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), Mike Luba (Madison House Presents), Patrick Jordan (Red Light Management), Stef Scamardo (Hard Head MGMT)

1:45-2:00pm

Presentation: TECHNOLOGY – Delivering the future to the present

Presenter
Justin Bolognino (META.is)

2:05-2:50pm

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)

2:55-3:40pm

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)

4:00-6:00pm
Happy Hour

6:00pm
All attendees are invited to attend
The Meat Puppets and Mike Watt & The Secondmen at Brooklyn Bowl

Speakers

Jonathan
Azu

Senior Manager
Red Light Management

BIO

Josh
Baron

Business Development
Songkick

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

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

Stef
Scamardo

Founder
Hard Head Management & Evil Teen Records

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 Live Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest

BIO

Jay
Sweet

​Executive Producer
Newport Festivals Foundation

BIO

Jake
Szufnarowski

​​Bossman
Rocks Off

BIO

Ken
Weinstein

​​President
Big Hassle Media

BIO

Partners

Contact

For sponsorship opportunities, ticketing and general inquiries contact:

relixmusicconference@relix.com

Discounted rooms available for conference attendees at The William Vale:
www.thewilliamvale.com
718-631-8400
Discount Code: 268