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2017 RIFF Music Panel Series

(All Music Panels Held at Sound of Music)

Tuesday Feb 28, 2:30-4:00pm –

PANEL #1 at 2:30pm – DIY Distribution:  Cut Out the Middle Men – How to Make A Living in Today’s Market & New Promotional Platforms for Today’s Indie Artist (David Waltenbaugh, Black Liquid, Susan Greenbaum, Marc Cheatam, Say Gillard)

Wednesday, March 1, 12noon-4:00pm –

PANEL #2 at 12:00pm – Music Roundtable Session: Branding Today’s Indie Artist – Image Appeal, Marketing Angles & Niches, Audience Engagement Platforms. Industry Professionals weigh in on Current Marketing Trends, Branding, Image & Artist Development (Ben Baldwin, Heather Waters, Marc Cheatam, Markus Schmidt)

PANEL #3 at 2:00pm- Pitch Session:  Artist Meets Director – Get Feedback from Film Industry Professionals on Music Video Concepts. Attendees will have 2 minutes to pitch ideas for feedback (Jesse Vaughan, Heather Waters, John Morand, Anna Wilding)

Thursday, March 2, 12noon-3:00pm –

PANEL #4 at 12:00pm – Songwriting 201:  Writing the Hook, Assembling the Winning Team, and Producing the Hit Song (Stephen Antonelli, Nate Lanzino, Carlos Chaffin, Smoothe Da Hustler, Trigger Tha Gambler, Black Liquid, Say Gillard, Tim Cochran, John Morand)

PANEL #5 at 1:30pm Pitch Session:  Hooks & Beats – Get Feedback from Music Industry Professionals. Attendees will have 2 minutes to pitch samples for feedback. (Stephen Antonelli, Nate Lanzino, Say Gillard, Smoothe Da Hustler, Trigger Tha Gambler, Ben Baldwin)

Friday March 3rd 12noon-3:00pm –

PANEL #6- Jam Session: Cross Pollination Music Jam Session, Genre InclusiveJam Session: Cross Pollination Music Jam Session, Genre Inclusive.  Bring an instrument, and come out to jam with other artists. All musicians invited to attend.

Saturday March 4th 12noon-5:30pm –

PANEL # 7 at 12:00pm- Creative Financing and Investments:  Staying Power & Raising the Cash for Your Next Project (Impact Makers)

PANEL #8 at 1:30pm – Industry Think Tank:  Where Do We Go From Here – Navigating the Terrain in Today’s Indie Market & Forecasting Emerging Trends (Tim Cochran, Andreas Katsambas (The End/BMG), Ben Baldwin, Marc Cheatam)

PANEL #9 at 3:00pm – The Winning Music Score: Create an Award Winning Score & Title Song for Today’s Moving Image (Andreas Katsambas (The End/BMG), Heather Waters, Andrew Scott Bell, Ben Baldwin, Jesse Vaughan, Carlos Chaffin)

PANEL #10 at 4-5:30pm – Ask an Entertainment Attorney Session: Do you have pressing legal questions that relate to film, television, music, publishing, or theatre? Here is your chance to get some answers from veteran attorney, Kirk Schroeder.

FLOW Collective Panel Series: Focused on film, music, writing, financing and cinematography for 2017, FLOW takes place Sunday, March 5 from 12-5:00pm at the Hofheimer Building. See the FLOW page for a full list of FLOW sessions offered.

 

MEET OUR 2017 PANELISTS:

ANDREAS KATSAMBAS, THE END RECORDS/BMG

STEPHEN JOSEPH ANTONELLI, PRODUCER/COMPOSER/WRITER/ SONGBUILDER STUDIOS 

ANDY EDMUNDS, DIRECTOR OF THE VIRGINIA FILM OFFICE

SMOOTHE DA HUSTLER, ARTIST & PRODUCER 

DERRICK BORTE, WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER

ANNA WILDING, PRODUCER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, WRITER

ANDREW SCOTT BELL, FILM COMPOSER

HEATHER WATERS, PRODUCER

THEODORE A. ADAMS III, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

CARLOS CHAFFIN, OWNER OF IN YOUR EAR MUSIC STUDIO

JAI JAMISON, DIRECTOR

JOHN MORAND, SOUND ENGINEEER

TIM COCHRAN, OWNER OF TRACE HORSE STUDIO NASHVILLE & PRESIDENT OF FEEDER POOL RECORDS

MARC CHEATHAM, WRITER/PRODUCER/PROMOTER

MARKUS SCHMIDT,  JOURNALIST/MUSIC CRITIC

NATE LANZINO, WRITER/PRODUCER/SOUND ENGINEER

JESSE VAUGHAN, DIRECTOR

JOHN SAY GILLARD, MARKETING & PROMOTIONS/STUDIO OWNER

KIRK SCHRODER, ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEY FOR FILM, MUSIC, TELEVISION, THEATRE, PUBLISHING

IMPACT MAKERS, CREATIVE FINANCING & INVESTMENTS

TRIGGER THA GAMBLER

BLACK LIQUID, ARTIST/PROMOTER

DAVID WALTENBAUGH, BEATGASM