Last night I attended a very informative music industry panel featuring Branden Chapman (Executive in Charge of Production & Chief Business Development Officer of The Recording Academy & The GRAMMYs), Bonnie Marquez (VP of Marketing of Goldenvoice’s Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals), Bill Silva (music industry mogul and respected concert promoter of Bill Silva Entertainment), and SuzAnn Brantner (Founder of The Family Business and former Head of Digital of William Morris Endeavor). Read More…
Your passion is not limited by your capacity to dream; it’s only limited by your work ethic. The most amazing people don’t only dream big, they work hard…they work big. Truth be told, no one has your best interest in mind; they have only their’s. And sometimes — ultimately in consequence — your best interest falls inline with their motives. I help artists by giving advice, providing guidance and sometimes opening doors. That is in your best interest only because my best interest is proving that in some way I am a relevant music industry insider. It is no secret — when best interests align — the most amazing shit happens. The lesson here is to put yourself in the circles of those who have THEIR best interest in support of YOUR best interest. Otherwise, you’re just another talented yet ill supported aspiring artist hoping you’re the exception to the rule of success.
I will be teaching a “Music Copyrights & Publishing” workshop at the Independent Music Conference. This workshop will cover music copyrights and publishing basics. Topics will include rights granted to music copyright owners, protection and enforcement, public domain vs. creative commons, public performance vs. digital performance, and much more.
The Independent Music Conference (IMC)® is a Federally Registered Trademark. It is the only national music conference designed specifically for the rapidly growing independent music market. Founded in 2002, the IMC has been presented thirteen times in cities all over the U.S. including Philadelphia, Dallas, Charleston, Northampton and Los Angeles.
More details at http://www.indiemusicon.com/
Tat Tong is a multi-platinum selling, award-winning pop producer/songwriter managed by Universal Music Publishing with 12 #1 and 36 Top 20 hits across Asia. He is currently making inroads into the American and European music markets, and splits his time evenly between Los Angeles and Singapore.
Tat Tong on live vocals versus studio vocals: Read More…