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Thursday, April 18 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Using YouTube to Jump Start Your Music Career

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A growing number of music creators are earning money and building connections with fans on YouTube. While the coin of the realm is still cover songs, there are also opportunities to make money with your original music. This panel will explore advertising partnerships, royalties and other channels for songwriters, composers and performers alike to get noticed and market themselves on YouTube.


Moderator
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Jonathan McHugh

Founder – Song Stew Entertainment
Founder – Song Stew Entertainment | Jonathan McHugh has spent more than 25 years in the music, film & TV business as a producer and music supervisor. As founder of Song Stew Entertainment – an independent film/TV production, music supervision and marketing company – he is currently co-producing the upcoming film Christmas In Compton. Most recently, he was SVP of Film... Read More →

Panelists
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DeStorm Power

YouTube Personality, Songwriter
YouTube Personality, Songwriter | | DeStorm Power, a 2011 American Music Awards winner with over 1.4 million subscribers worldwide, has the #1 hip-hop channel on YouTube. His "Do It Yourself" motto has made him the trailblazer of a new movement online with hip-hop and has plac... Read More →
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AJ Rafael

YouTube Personality, Songwriter - "I Just Want You," "We Could Happen"
YouTube Personality, Songwriter - "I Just Want You," "We Could Happen" Reigning from Moreno Valley, California, Arthur Joseph, otherwise known as, “AJ” Rafael has grown up all around music. AJ Rafael began his singing career in the summer of 2004. AJ began to perform in places out of Southern California starting in 2008, nationally and... Read More →
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Ali Rivera

West Coast Head, Artist Label Relations - YouTube
West Coast Head, Artist Label Relations - YouTube | Ali’s career at Google first began 10 years ago where she worked on AdSense for several years then moved onto Google Video. In 2006 Google bought YouTube and there Ali began to focus full time on music. She helped launch the first set of music videos on YouTube in 2006, launching deals with and managing all of the four major label deals. Some of her biggest accomplishments include... Read More →
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Kurt Schneider

YouTube Personality, Producer, Songwriter, Director
YouTube Personality, Producer, Songwriter, Director Kurt is a songwriter, director and producer of films, music videos and recordings. He creates high-quality, original, audio and video productions that are entertaining and artistic. He has over 2 million YouTube subscribers, 20 million monthly and 500 million total views, and over 130 videos on his YouTube channel KurtHugoSchneider. Kurt is the President and co-founder of NoodleHouse Studios. Kurt has collaborated with Sam Tsui, Max Schneider, Victoria Justice, Megan Nicole, Tyler Ward, Chester See, Dave Days, Alex Goot, Tiffany Alvord, Liz Gilles, Christina Grimmie, and virtually every YT musician. He directed and co-produced the feature-length film College Musical. His YT videos with over 30 millions view include: The Michael Jackson Medley, The Bruno Mars Medley, Just a Dream, Beauty and a Beat, and... Read More →


Thursday April 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

Attendees (105)