Join us for a wonderful evening of guest speakers from the advocacy, recording studio and music tech worlds, presenting new perspectives and services to improve, enhance and educate the music managers and our industry colleagues. Music managers will be joined by a variety of other industry professionals including those from record labels, music publishing companies, digital streaming services, and marketing and publicity firms, to network and hear from amazing new entrepreneurs along with industry experts and representatives of the Music Managers Forum - US and the International Music Managers Forum re: latest developments, advocacy efforts, and future initiatives.
November 1st, 2018
6pm to 9pm PT
8730 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA, 90069
PLEASE RSVP: HERE
by 4pm PT on October 31, 2018
Limited guest parking. Recommend parking at meters on Sunset, or in lot across street next to the Coffee Bean. (Once you get to building, front elevator won’t work so you’ll have to use the elevators down the hall.)
Appetizers and Beverages will be served courtesy of BMI.
Planned speakers and topics:
● Welcome by BMI
● Updates from The Music Managers Forum (MMF-US) and International Music Managers Forum (IMMF) by:
Neeta Ragoowansi, MMF-US
Chris Hardin, MMF-US, Hardin Bourke Entertainment
Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt, IMMF
● Update on current advocacy issues and efforts on behalf of managers, with a focus on the California Talent Agencies Act by:
Kenneth D. Freundlich, Esq., Freundlich Law
● New Perspectives Presentations by:
Raymond McGlamery, General Manager, Studios at Fischer/Lucky Hound Music/484 Management
Dae Bogan, Founder & CEO, TuneRegistry
Allison Shaw, CEO & Founder, Manic Monkee
Shawn Wilson, CEO & Founder, Muzooka
Background on the MMF-US:
The Music Managers Forum (MMF-US) is the largest community of professional artist managers in the United States. MMF-US provides a platform to connect, enhance, and reinforce the expertise and professionalism of managers and self-managed artists, as well as sharing information with the music community. MMF-US plays a vital role in educating artists and managers and ensuring that the industry evolves fairly and profitably for artists. MMF-US works to help its members to stay ahead of the curve.
Throughout the last 25 years MMF-US has been instrumental in building awareness, supporting policy change, and improving royalty growth and accounting, exploring solutions to data challenges, and encouraging innovation in the music ecosystem.
Key missions are:
Education and Training
Access to Finance
Fairness and Transparency
Plurality and Diversity
MMF-US is part of a larger global network IMMF (International Music Managers Forum) with members across Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe; with the ability to connect to artist managers across various business opportunities globally.
MMF-US strives to engage in smart, cutting edge, informative and innovative programs and initiatives. We look forward to seeing you on November 1st.
The Music Managers Forum-US would like to thank our Sponsors for their generous support:
The Studios at Fischer is a world-class, state-of-the-art campus and production facility located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country between San Antonio and Austin. Lucky Hound Music and 484 Artist Management are two of the businesses that drive the facility and allow artists to immerse themselves in creativity without distraction.
BMI is the largest music rights organization in the U.S. BMI is the bridge between songwriters and the businesses and organizations that play their music publicly. BMI serves as an advocate for the value of music, representing 14 million musical works created and owned by more than 900,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.
TuneRegistry is a music rights administration platform that saves small to medium-sized rightsholders time and money by simplifying and streamlining music registrations and metadata delivery.
Muzooka is where artists and their teams manage their own digital assets across multiple platforms from one central hub. Muzooka also automates setlist reporting to performing rights organizations worldwide, ensuring that rights-holders are properly paid when their music is performed live.