Music Biz 2017 has ended
Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
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Wednesday, May 17 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The Engine Room Perspective: A Peek Under the Hood of Artist SMEs that Drive our Business

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Today’s commercial artists are also small- or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Artists assume creative control of these businesses and delegate the remaining business responsibilities. Today’s managers serve as an artist’s CEO and must have an understanding of all four areas of the music business: recording, live, publishing, and branding. During this session, we will check in with managers on the fine tuning they are making to their artist's businesses in 2017, asking which factors never change and what regular adjustments required to keep pace in 2017? We’ll explore whether the pace of digital means that artists are circulating the commercial track faster or whether lowered barriers-to-entry are resulting in an overcrowded track and slowing the pace at which sustainable careers are established? Our panel of experts will round out our discussion with a wider look at the music business, touching on non-music industry partnerships and which blends of fuel … Talent R&D and access to finance … are needed in 2017’s music industry engines.

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Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt

Manager, International Music Managers Forum
✉ jakebn@gmail.comJake Beaumont-Nesbitt advises The International Music Managers Forum (IMMF) on copyright and new business models. IMMF is an organisation that brings together artist and artist representative associations from 50 countries, for networking, sharing, and discussion... Read More →

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Fabrizio Onetto

Head of Content and Artist Development, OCESA-Seitrack
Fabrizio Onetto is a music industry professional with over two decades of experience in artist management, label and publishing services. Onetto currently works as Head of Content and Artist Development at OCESA-Seitrack, Latin America´s leading artist management agency.  He is... Read More →
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Meg Symsyk

Artist Management/VP International Marketing/President, Last Gang/Entertainment One/MMF Canada
With experience in all facets of the artist business, Meg Symsyk has been a marketing executive at major and indie labels and worked in radio promotion, media, touring, publishing and merchandise. For the last decade, she has been an integral part of the full-service artist management... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
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