2016 Conference Schedule

Preliminary Conference Schedule
(all panel speakers will be announced here once confirmed)

Monday, May 9th – 2016
8:00 am to 6:00pm

If you have not registered, take advantage of our pre-registration rates, and you will be entered into a drawing for :

WNKU  4 hours of recording and mixing time in Studio 89 for one song. (including set-up time, playing three songs) pick the one you like best, and WNKU will do a live board mix right there down to a stereo file.  

Even though they will be recording at a radio station, that does not mean WNKU will air the song.

Dayton Drones will give away a remote controlled drone with full  video control recording abilities.

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8:00am – 8:45am
Breakfast and Welcome by Organizer
:: sponsored by WNKU ::

9:00am to 10:00am
Conference Speaker
(Mike Hiles)

10:00am to 10:45am
Group Break Out

Table 1
Jayne Sachs – Singer/Songwriter
Topic:  “Writing for today’s market”

Table 2
Sean O’Mealy – GM of WNKU RADIO
Topic: “The Power of Listener supported Radio for local Artists”

Table 3
Jane Schreyer – Attorney
Topic: “Is it time to pay attention to an attorney ?”

Table 4
Neil Hixson – Owner of ODDBODY’s Music Room
Topic: “VENUE PROMOTION – Booking and things you must know!”

Table 5
Libby Ballengee – Local promoter and music journalist (Venus Child Productions and Dayton Music Insider)
Topic: “Musicians – Tips for getting people to your show from the ultimate fan!”

Table 6
Eron Bucciarelli-Tieger – formerly of Hawthorne Heights:
Topic:”Fairness in Music Licenses for artists and Venues”

10:50am to 11:30am
Conference Speaker
(Tim Ramanofsky)

Independent Music Promotion
In the Age of Streaming

The advancement of the internet and downloadable product has significantly changed the way we promote ourselves and our artists.

What was once seen as a disadvantage and potential downfall of the music industry can now be clearly used for the advancement, promotions, sales and fan-base building for independent music across the globe.

Here are incredible options for artists, labels and management to bypass the traditional thoughts for career building and focus on free and/or affordable content and appearances.

Start Locally. Build Regionally. Promote Globally.

11:30am to 12:10pm
Group Break Out

12:20 to 1:15pm

1:30pm to 2:30pm
Discussion Circles by Industry and Topic

2:35pm to 3:15pm
Feedback of Discussion Circles to Conference

3:15pm to 4:00pm

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Panel Discussion with Q & A

Michael Hiles
Tim Ramanosfski
Jayne Sachs
Sean O’Mealy
Jane Schreyer
Neil Hixson

5:00pm to 5:30pm
Organizer’s Closing comments and Wrap – Up

6:00pm to ??
After Party with Live Music 
(Artist to be announced)

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