PENNSYLVANIA & WASHINGTON D.C.
MAKING MUSIC OUR PROFESSION CONFERENCE IN DC NOVEMBER 10th
DCCN (DC Cabaret Network - http://www.dccabaretnetwork.org/
) joins SAW (Songwriters' Association of Washington - http://www.saw.org/
) to bring the music industry, senior officials from all 3 performing
rights organizations (ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC), to DC to feature "Making
Music Our Profession - Can We Quit Our Day Jobs?" on Saturday, November
10th, at the DC BAR ASSOCIATION (1250 H Street NW, Washington, DC),
from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Representatives from all three Performing Rights Organizations
will present an outstanding panel discussion on becoming a professional
in the music business. Panel members will include ASCAP's Assistant
VP of Musical Theatre and Cabaret, Michael Kerker, and Director of
Membership and Creative Affairs, Jason Silberman; BMI's Senior VP
of Government Relations, Fred Cannon; and SESAC's VP of Writer Publisher
Relations, Linda Lorence Critelli. These experts will have an interactive
discussion with our region's songwriters on "how to make it in the
music industry," covering the following:
1. What's a realistic goal for you? What are the odds
2. How to gauge your audience - what do they want to
hear and what will they buy?
3. Do you need an agent, manager, or anybody to help?
Can you do it all yourself?
4. How to NOT get ripped off.
5. Do independents have a chance to get on radio or
have songs in movies and on TV?
6. How has the internet changed the music industry?
7. How can the Performance Rights Organizations (PROs)
help you? Why are there 3 PROs? Which one should you join?
8. What is the state of the record industry and what
are the issues that will affect songwriters and artists?
Cost for the seminar is $30 for members of SAW, WAMA,
NSAI, BSA, and DC Cabaret Network, $40 for non-members, and $20 for
students. Advance registration is highly recommended to reserve your
spot. However, walk-ins are welcome if space is available.
To register, download the registration form from http://www.saw.org/
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