Memphis’ Recording Academy Chapter Presents GRAMMY GPS: A Road Map For Today’s Music Biz


I can’t find a specific press release for this thing, but it’s pretty self-explanatory. And it looks like there’s some legit folks on the panels, especially keynote speaker Daniel Glass. Here’s the deets straight from the Recording Academy’s site (and you can sign up at the links at the bottom):

SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
GRAMMY GPS Fest
Location: Hi Tone, 1913 Poplar Avenue
Time: Doors at 7pm
Performers: GIVERS, Cities Aviv, GR Robinson, Kruxe
Admission: FREE with GRAMMY GPS admission, $10 just for the show

OCTOBER 1, 2011
GRAMMY GPS: A Road Map For Today’s Music Biz
Location: Stax Music Academy, 926 East McLemore Ave
Time: Registration at 11am
Admission: FREE to Recording Academy members, $35 non-members
Keynote speaker: Daniel Glass, Glassnote Records

After many years in top executive roles at labels such as Chrysalis, SBK, EMI, Rising Tide, Universal and Artemis, Daniel Glass launched Glassnote Entertainment Group in 2007. With its communal spirit, exquisite mix of artists and musically driven management team, the company’s commitment to true artist development is proving successful. In April of 2010, Glassnote Records made history by becoming the first independent label to have four artists in the top ten of the Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart and in 2011, Glassnote Records was named Best Indie Label by Rolling Stone magazine. Glassnote Records is the proud home of Secondhand Serenade, GRAMMY-winning Phoenix, Justin Nozuka, The Temper Trap, GRAMMY-nominated Mumford & Sons, Two Door Cinema Club, Kele (of Bloc Party), Royal Bangs and GIVERS.

Panel topics include:
•    Sink Or Swim: Surviving The Indie Landscape
•    Direct Connect: Social Media and Direct To Fan Strategies for the Emerging Artist
•    Pitching and Placing: Music For Film and TV
•    Your Bottom Line: Alternative Funding Sources
•    Here’s Your Chance: Demo Critique
•    Art of the Craft: Producers & Engineers Wing panel

Confirmed panelists include (more TBD):
Lauren Anderson, SoundExchange
Al Bell, former STAX executive/chairman, Memphis Music Foundation
Scott Bomar, Electraphonic Recording
Maureen Crowe, music supervisor
Maureen Droney, Producers & Engineers Wing, The Recording Academy
Paul Ebersold, GRAMMY-winning producer
Erin Frankenheimer, Borman Entertainment Group
Ken “Duro” Ifill, engineer (Jay-Z, Alicia Keys)
J Kevin Lamb, Peermusic
David Macias, Thirty Tigers
Kim McCollum, Words and Music
Reen Nalli, A&R consultant/artist manager
Jonathan Poneman, Subpop Records
David Porter, legendary songwriter/producer
Jeff Powell, Humongous Recordings
Paul Roper, Dualtone
Jaime Sarachit, Social Media Director, The Recording Academy
Alicen Schneider, music supervisor
Kim Stephens, Capitol Records/Forward Entertainment
Vlad Vukicevic, RochetHub
Lil Wyte, artist (Three 6 Mafia protoge)
Jeremy Yohai, Downtown Msuic Publishing/SongTrust
Young Dolph, artist
Jordan “D J Swivel” Young, engineer (Beyonce, Jay-Z, or Mary J. Blige)
Billy Zero, DJ Boy Records

Memphis Music Foundation Plug-In
The Memphis Music Foundation will hold their Plug-In event in conjunction with GRAMMY GPS.
Location: Stax Museum
Time: 1:00-3:30pm

GRAMMY GPS Closing Party
Location: Ernestine & Hazel’s, 531 S. Main St.
Time: Doors at 8pm
Performers: Skewby, Alexis Marceaux, Fille Catatonique and more TBA
Admission: FREE with GRAMMY GPS admission, $10 just for show

Register for GRAMMY GPS HERE.
Submit your music for the Here’s Your Chance: demo Review HERE.
*All of these events are FREE for Recording Academy members. Non-members can purchase a conference pass for $35 for entrance to all events.

GRAMMY GPS travel information:
Dallas Minner, Stress Relief Travel, is our GRAMMY GPS travel coordinator. Please contact him directly for attractive conference hotel rates and any local information about Memphis. GRAMMY GPS hotel rates start at $84 single or double occupancy and vary based on location. E-mail [email protected] or call 901-278-2222. Please leave a message and callback number if your call is not answered immediately. Airline and rail and bus transportation are also available.

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