Making Money with Your Music
An Exclusive Networking Event for Music Professionals
How to make money with your music without a label - the new music business model.
If you are a band member; a solo artist; a music blogger; a DJ, a venue booker; a band manager, or an event promoter: please join us for an evening of education, fun and beer. Or just beer and fun if you would rather!
Meet people; exchange ideas; make connections; and interact with other music industry professionals. Listen to a panel discussion from a panel composed of some of the TOP Music professionals in Seattle.
In addition to the Panel, there will be a couple of local bookers present; networking and talking with bands and solo artists about some potential local gigs.
The focus of this event is an in-depth discussion of "How to make money in the Music Business. What is the new music business model?" If you want to know how to make money in today's music climate, attend this event. Come and pick the brains of some of the most knowledgeable Music pros in Seattle.
Panel members will be available for a Q&A session after the presentation. You can feel free to ask them about any facet of making money with your music.
Schedule: 5:00pm - 6:15 Happy Hour Networking
6:15pm - 6:30 Panel Introductions
6:30pm - 7:45 Panel Discussion
7:45pm - 8:45 Q & A
8:45pm - 9:00 Wrap-up
Moderator: Todd Goldberg Singer/Songwriter Afraid of Figs
"How to make money with your music without a label. What is the new business model for indie artists?"
Eric Tingstad ~
Grammy-award winning American fingerstyle guitarist, Eric Tingstad, is renowned for creating beautifully crafted instrumental tunes with a definite "sense of place." His latest outings move away from chamber-style classical guitar, into the western roots of American music. On Feb. 21 he released "Badlands," a 12-cut collection following a Grammy-nomination for "Southwest" in 2007.
Best known as the harmonic half of Tingstad & Rumbel, Tingstad launched his career as a classical guitarist trained in the Segovian tradition. His first outing with Nancy Rumbel launched this unlikely duo of classical guitar, oboe, English horn and ocarina in 1985 when their highly acclaimed holiday CD, The Gift sold 11,000 units in ten weeks. The Gift has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and is a holiday classic. Playing over a hundred dates a year in small rural communities, national parks, and America's best concert halls did not go unnoticed and in 2003 Tingstad & Rumbel won a Grammy Award in support of "Acoustic Garden." Well-received, and highly revered for their musicianship, stewardship of the land, preservation of the environment, contributions to humanitarian causes, art and architecture, Tingstad & Rumbel have shared a musical journey few artists will have the pleasure to experience. http://www.erictingstad.com
Peter Fosso ~
Musician, producer, and entrepreneur, and the President of Global Music Project, the non-profit organization whose mission is to unite humanity through music. He is also the Head of U.S. Operations for Music2Deal.com, an international networking site for music professionals. Peter's past accomplishments include running Insight Records, which garnered reviews in Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly; launching NetMusic.com; and was lead singer and guitarist of the Seattle rock group, Life Like Feel - a band that was signed and had a nationally-released CD plus airplay on over 180 different radio stations. Peter has been featured in a number of publications including Billboard's "This Business of Global Music Marketing". http://globalmusicproject.org
Seth Jackson ~
After reading multiple blogs and books about music marketing on how to get a band famous, he noticed something disturbing: a lack of real world results from those techniques. Being an independent musician, he decided to take the opportunity to document experiments in getting more fans, getting money, and improving the lifestyle of a musician in a band. This experiment will document a new band, starting from scratch, from everything on how to get members, how to get gigs, and documenting the actual financial outcome of these experiments. http://howtorunaband.com
Bass guitarist and composer. Seth works a day job as a software engineer, in pursuit of fulfilling his life's dream of being a self-sufficient musician. This blog is to share the ups and downs of this adventure and, hopefully, find great techniques that everyone can use to achieve success in the extremely difficult world of music.
Brian Thompson ~
Managing Partner for Thorny Bleeder and Founder & Editor of The DIY Daily, is a Vancouver based music industry entrepreneur. He's adopted the terms Idea Development Engineer and Rock n' Roll Brand Architect to describe what he does, but he's also a record label owner, artist manager, marketing consultant, digital strategist, web designer, blogger, podcaster and industry speaker.
Formerly the corporate head of music buying and marketing for a large national music retail chain, Brian has since moved on to become a well respected voice on the convergence of artist development, music marketing, social media and technology.
Visit Brian online at:
The Hard Rock Cafe (View)
116 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
|Minimum Age: 17|
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|