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Saturday, April 20 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
"Making it" in Today’s Music Business (Presented by CD Baby and Disc Makers)

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From global distribution to building a loyal fan base online, there are many options today for artists to realistically build a solid foundation for a music career. But more options presents more questions: How do you get that finished album or single to a global music audience? Can you make money without a major label behind you? Where else is there money to be made from sources like licensing and royalty collection? This informative panel will explore the enormous opportunities available to any artist with an internet connection, music they believe in and the desire to connect directly with fans. You’ll discover that, even in challenging economic times, making money from your music might be easier than you thought!


Brian Felsen

President - CD Baby
President - CD Baby Brian Felsen is responsible for all business development, operations, customer service, marketing, and technology at the world's largest online distributor of independent music. He also helms BookBaby, which digitally distributes the works of independent authors, poets, memoirists, and publishers, making their eBooks available to digital retailers worldwide (including Apple iBookstore, Barnes... Read More →

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Paul Anthony

CEO & Founder – Rumblefish
CEO & Founder – Rumblefish By the age of 22, Paul Anthony had produced recordings with Grammy award winning artist Sarah McLauchlan, composed full orchestral scores for 2 feature films, was nominated the collegiate entrepreneur of the year and established Rumblefish as the #1 start up company in the state of Oregon by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum. Anthony has grown his company Rumblefish to be a leading in the sonic branding and music licensing agency. Rumblefish, Inc. has been a pioneer in the development of strategic sonic branding and music licensing services since its founding in 1996. The multidisciplinary agency helps organizations build stronger customer relationships through music -- first, by developing distinct music identities that express clients' unique brand attributes; and second, by creating music branding programs that enrich their customers' brand experiences. Rumblefish recently launched the first online Music Licensing Store (MLS) to make licensing music fast, easy and affordable. MLS offers a broad range of authentic, independent music for use on television programs, films, Web sites, podcasts and more. Rumblefish clients include NBC-Universal, HBO, Nike, The North Face, adidas Originals, Red Bull, MTV, Mitsubishi and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Paul is a regular speaker at trade shows and seminars internationally and an intellectually property expert regarding the use of music related copyrights. Outside the world of music, Paul is a published author... Read More →

Kevin Breuner

Director, Marketing – CD Baby
Director, Marketing – CD Baby CD Baby’s Director of Marketing, Kevin Breuner, has spent over 14 years working in the music business, both as an artist and an industry professional. A San Diego native, Kevin went East to attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he studied Music and Music Business. After college, he joined the Atlanta based band Smalltown Poets who later signed a recording contract with a major label under the EMI umbrella. Their self titled debut album received critical acclaim selling over 200,000 copies and landing the guys with a Grammy nomination plus multiple Dove Award nominations. Kevin now lives in Portland, Oregon, home to great coffee, independent thinking, and 5 months of rain. He stays active in the music industry, managing CD... Read More →
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Jason Silberman

Sr. Director, Pop/Rock, Creative Services - ASCAP
Sr. Director, Pop/Rock, Creative Services - ASCAP

Saturday April 20, 2013 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

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