Calling all musicians and music industry folks: come to the Philadelphia Grammy chapter’s “Independent’s Day” on Saturday

Screen Shot 2013-05-09 at 5.46.47 AM This Saturday, May 11 is the Philadelphia Grammy Chapter’s Independent’s Day, a professional development conference focusing on “entrepreneurship for the music maker.” The day-long event will include panels, speakers and lots of networking opportunity and is being held at the Caplan Performance Center at the University of the Arts. starting at 9 a.m.

The keynote speaker is Justin Kalifowitz, the President of Downtown Music Publishing and co-founder of Songtrust. The day will also include panels about branding, marketing, social media, building a fanbase, how to use digital platforms effectively, how to monetize your content, how to develop business plans, and other facets of the industry including the administration of music publishing assets, performing rights, and digital licensing.

The event will offer musicians a chance to have their music be listened to in various “pitchathon” sessions. In addition to the keynote speaker, some of the panelist for the day include folks from Fame House digital marketing and management; Chad Taylor from the band Live, Jeff Price, the founder of TuneCore and spinArt Records, Monika Julien of Cornerstone Promotion, and various other industry and local media folks. The day will end with a “super panel” and a reception. Go here to register for the event.


The Independent’s Day music conference returns to University of the Arts on May 11th

GrammyThe Recording Academy’s Philadelphia Chapter welcomes back Independent’s Day on Saturday, May 11th.  The one-day conference aims focuses on entrepreneurship in the music industry and brings top music, business and social media professionals together with local musicians for presentations, panels and a networking reception.  Last year’s speakers included representatives from Red Bull Records, SoundExchange and CD Baby.  GRAMMY, the power behind the conference, hopes to ignite self-motivation and creativity through the event:

In the changing music business environment, one thing is becoming more apparent: every music maker needs to view themselves as an independent business entity. It is up to them to determine how to market their skills, create revenue streams, and find a path to sustainability and success.

This year, Recording Academy members also have the opportunity to get their music critiqued by a panel – more information on submitting your work can be found here.  Registration for the Saturday, May 11th event at University of the Arts’ Caplan Hall is now open here.  Check out a review of last year’s event over on Hypebot.