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Thursday, April 13
 

5:15pm

Chris Bolint
FREE/Open to the Public
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Thursday April 13, 2017 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Outdoor | AT LOOP OFFICES - SQ YORK COLLEGE STAGE

5:15pm

Entropy

$10/Adv-$12/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Freedom Hall B

5:15pm

Oshian
$10/Adv-$12/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Galactic Room

5:45pm

Decryer
$10/Adv-$12/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 5:45pm - 6:15pm
Galactic Room

5:45pm

Futures

$10/Adv-$12/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 5:45pm - 6:15pm
Freedom Hall B

6:00pm

Autopilot
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Thursday April 13, 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Outdoor | AT LOOP OFFICES - SQ YORK COLLEGE STAGE

6:00pm

Buzzard Luck
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Marion Court 7 E Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17602

6:00pm

Vada March
FREE/Open to the Public
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Thursday April 13, 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm
LCCC Lobby Lancaster County Convention Center - 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603

6:15pm

No King For Countrymen (SB)

$10/Adv-$12/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Freedom Hall B

6:15pm

Softspoken
$10/Adv-$12/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Galactic Room

6:30pm

Dreamhouse
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Marion Court 7 E Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17602

6:45pm

Blind/Bird

$10/Adv-$12/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Freedom Hall B

6:45pm

Brandi LM
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Thursday April 13, 2017 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Outdoor | AT LOOP OFFICES - SQ YORK COLLEGE STAGE

6:45pm

If Not For Me
$10/Adv-$12/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Galactic Room

6:45pm

The Avenue
FREE/Open to the Public
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Thursday April 13, 2017 6:45pm - 7:15pm
LCCC Lobby Lancaster County Convention Center - 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603

7:00pm

Big Atlantic
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Marion Court 7 E Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17602

7:00pm

Six Bar Break
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Lizard Lounge 223 Water Street

7:15pm

Cedar Green

$10/Adv-$12/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 7:15pm - 7:45pm
Freedom Hall B

7:15pm

Persona Grey
$10/Adv-$12/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 7:15pm - 7:45pm
Galactic Room

7:30pm

Alex Gordez
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Marion Court 7 E Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17602

7:30pm

7:30pm

Lisa Ann Wright
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Thursday April 13, 2017 7:30pm - 8:00pm
LCCC Lobby Lancaster County Convention Center - 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603

7:45pm

Bad Case

$10/Adv-$12/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Freedom Hall B

7:45pm

Josh Taerk
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Lizard Lounge 223 Water Street

7:45pm

The Danger of Falling
$10/Adv-$12/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Galactic Room

8:00pm

Bri & The Astrotones
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Marion Court 7 E Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17602

8:15pm

Abandoned By Bears

$10/Adv-$12/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Freedom Hall B

8:15pm

Ethics
$10/Adv-$12/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Galactic Room

8:15pm

Lisa Heller
FREE/Open to the Public
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Thursday April 13, 2017 8:15pm - 8:45pm
LCCC Lobby Lancaster County Convention Center - 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603

8:15pm

Robbery, Inc.
FREE/Open to the Public
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Thursday April 13, 2017 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Outdoor | AT LOOP OFFICES - SQ YORK COLLEGE STAGE

8:30pm

Chase & The Barons
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Lizard Lounge 223 Water Street

8:30pm

Foggy May
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Marion Court 7 E Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17602

8:45pm

One Last Shot
$10/Adv-$12/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 8:45pm - 9:15pm
Galactic Room

9:00pm

Edjacated Phools
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Marion Court 7 E Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17602

9:00pm

Paralandra
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Thursday April 13, 2017 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Outdoor | AT LOOP OFFICES - SQ YORK COLLEGE STAGE

9:15pm

Seventh Ave Band
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 9:15pm - 9:45pm
Lizard Lounge 223 Water Street

9:15pm

Carousel Kings

$10/Adv-$12/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 9:15pm - 10:00pm
Freedom Hall B

9:30pm

Armory Infirmary
$10/Adv-$12/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Galactic Room

9:30pm

Talk Louder!
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Marion Court 7 E Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17602

9:30pm

Frankie Ballard
$20.50 Adv-$23.00/D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 9:30pm - 10:15pm
Chameleon Club 23 N Water St, Lancaster, PA 17603

10:00pm

Paper Waves
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Thursday April 13, 2017 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Marion Court 7 E Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17602

10:00pm

The Chance
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Thursday April 13, 2017 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Penn Grille 2 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

10:15pm

DRVR
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 10:15pm - 10:45pm
Lizard Lounge 223 Water Street

10:45pm

Eugene Tyler Band
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Thursday April 13, 2017 10:45pm - 11:15pm
Marion Court 7 E Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17602

10:45pm

Keith Monacchio
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Thursday April 13, 2017 10:45pm - 11:15pm
Penn Grille 2 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

11:00pm

Meg & The Right Sound
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Lizard Lounge 223 Water Street

11:30pm

Christian Evanko
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Thursday April 13, 2017 11:30pm - Friday April 14, 2017 12:00am
Penn Grille 2 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

11:30pm

Renee Heiser
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Thursday April 13, 2017 11:30pm - Friday April 14, 2017 12:00am
Marion Court 7 E Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17602

11:45pm

Heart For Hire
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Thursday April 13, 2017 11:45pm - Friday April 14, 2017 12:15am
Lizard Lounge 223 Water Street

12:15am

Jerod Encenrode of BLD
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Friday April 14, 2017 12:15am - 12:45am
Penn Grille 2 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

12:15am

Neil Grover
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Friday April 14, 2017 12:15am - 12:45am
Marion Court 7 E Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17602

12:30am

Bad Mary
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Friday April 14, 2017 12:30am - 1:00am
Lizard Lounge 223 Water Street

1:00am

Steve Wilkins
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Friday April 14, 2017 1:00am - 1:30am
Penn Grille 2 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

1:15am

Venture
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Friday April 14, 2017 1:15am - 1:45am
Lizard Lounge 223 Water Street
 
Friday, April 14
 

9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Brian Rosenblatt
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Brian Rosenblatt

Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Brian joined Bryce Downey & Lenkov, leaving one of Illinois’ top 25 largest law firms after nearly 15 years. Brian previously developed and co-chaired an Entertainment, Media and Privacy Practice Group, and Intellectual Property Group at his past firms. Brian brings his entire platform to Bryce Downey & Lenkov, where he continues to expand his national practice. | | Brian’s practice is focused in three areas: entertainment (including... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
TBA

9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Buzz
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Buzz

DARKCHILD ENTERTAINMENT
For the past 10 years Terry has continuously impressed label executives and the rest of the world by finding and matching some of today’s most creative talent the music business has seen. He is known for his ability to identify, spot and elevate raw talent. Today, he completely understands how to fulfill the role of the “traditional A&R”. Terry has a natural ability to spot the “X” factor in undiscovered raw... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
TBA

9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Christine Feola
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Christine Feola

Promoter and Talent Buyer, House of Independents
Christine has been booking Asbury Park, NJ for a little over 5 years. She started her own company, Dark City Entertainment, 4 years ago and focused on developing a strong Asbury Park music scene. She also ran a successful event every Monday at the Wonder Bar for the last 4 years dubbed Happy Mondays that showcased two local bands and one touring. Christine books The Stone Pony and Convention Hall as well. She has been booking and curating... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
TBA

9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Darby Moeller
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Darby Moeller

Director of Partner Relations, Artist Relations, and Business Development, Sixthman
After 10 years working at record labels in marketing (Columbia Records, Mom+Pop) I decided to make a move and found an incredible company called Sixthman who curates and produces festivals at sea. I began as a Partner Relations Manager working with each of our Host artists, agents, managers, and headliners to execute their vision for a festival on a ship. In that time I was also able to bring my music industry experience and passion to the... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
TBA

9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Darby Moeller
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Darby Moeller

Director of Partner Relations, Artist Relations, and Business Development, Sixthman
After 10 years working at record labels in marketing (Columbia Records, Mom+Pop) I decided to make a move and found an incredible company called Sixthman who curates and produces festivals at sea. I began as a Partner Relations Manager working with each of our Host artists, agents, managers, and headliners to execute their vision for a festival on a ship. In that time I was also able to bring my music industry experience and passion to the... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
TBA

9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Dave McWane
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Dave McWane

President, Big D and the Kids Table
Big D has produced 17 CDs. Their double album, Stomp and Stroll raised $40,000 on Kickstarter and won Best Punk Band of the 2014 Boston Music Awards. Their release, Strictly Rude, was touted as The Best SKA Record of the New Millennium by Alternative Press magazine. Big D was also recognized in 1999 as the Best New SKA Band at the Boston Music Awards. In 2008, David produced the CD Strictly Mixed & Mashed with artist dj BC, which won the 2008... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
TBA

9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Deborah Zuke Smith
Limited Capacity seats available

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Deborah Zuke Smith

Owner, zuketunes LLC
Vocal Coach/Artist Mentor & Owner of zuketeas™ | | One of my greatest passions is helping rock artists. I find them to be fearless with their singing. My foundation is as a rock singer so the organic approach is very natural to me. Most rock artists I know and work with balance sensitivity with courage. They are pure vulnerability on stage. There is no working on a character. What you see is the true self. Some are so exposed on stage... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
TBA

9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Eric Tobin
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Eric Tobin

VP Sales and Artist Development, Hopeless Records and Sub City
Eric Tobin is the Vice President of Business Development and A&R at Hopeless Records and Sub City Non Profit.  He began his tenure at Hopeless over ten years ago as the label's in-house booking agent, drawing on his experience of several years of touring as both tour manager and live sound technician. At Hopeless, Eric currently oversees three core business areas: domestic sales and business development, international strategy and... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
TBA

9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Finn Mckenty
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Finn Mckenty

CreativeLive / The Punk Rock MBA
I am a survivor of the 90s hardcore and graffiti scenes and spent my youth going to basement shows, making zines, and writing my name on other people’s stuff. Somewhere along the way I channeled my passion for DIY culture into a passion for business and entrepreneurship, and my secret mission is to build an army of hardcore-kids-turned-CEOs that will take over the business world. I am currently the Executive Producer of Music & Audio... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
TBA

9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Gizzy O'Toole
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Gizzy O’Toole

Artist Relations and Marketing Manager, KHS America
Helping artists & brands connect since 2007. | | Responsible for day-to-day international artist relationship management for KHS America's exceptional family of artists. Co-create and manage sponsored brand events, negotiate Artist/ Brand partnership agreements, produce and archive artist marketing content to best support several brand's strategic initiatives. | | Artist Relations Manager for the following brands and Instruments... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
TBA

9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Heather Griffith
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Heather Griffith

Publicist, Fearless Records


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
TBA

9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jeanne Hoffman
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Jeanne Hoffmann

Capital Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Jeanne concentrates her practice in intellectual property and business litigation and transactions. She handles all facets of business and intellectual property litigation and has extensive experience handling diverse matters in both the state and federal courts. Jeanne has represented clients in protecting their intellectual property by providing clearance opinions for trademark filings, preparing copyright and trademark applications and... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
TBA

9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jen Appel
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Jen Appel

Founder, Catalyst Publicity Group
Jen Appel, CEO & Publicity Director | Born and raised in sunny South Florida, Jen Appel received her Bachelors in Communications and Culture from Indiana University in 2009. While at IU, Appel gained real-life experience as a member of PRSSA and spent her summers working at local South Florida PR firms assisting with all things event development and publicity outreach. After graduating, Jen opted to continue her education at Barry University to... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
TBA

9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jen Kellogg
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Jen Kellogg

Partner, The Entertainment Institute
I'm the conference programmer for LAUNCH - so please feel free to give me your feedback on the event! I'm also the tour accountant for the Vans Warped Tour, Partner at TEI, and teach at Columbia College Chicago (Producing and Touring Live Entertainment). To round out my event producing life, I also produce the school carnival my kids' school. | | I love helping people figure out their careers and life, crunching numbers, and traveling. I'm a... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jeremy Weiss
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Jeremy Weiss

Founder & Owner, LMC&F/The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss is the founder and owner of  The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors: CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, The Champ venue, CI Productions, CI Design & Printing, & the CI band management arm.  CI Records (est. 1987) has signed notable acts, such as August Burns Red, Texas In July, Carousel Kings, The Pink Spiders, Vision, Sense Field, The... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
TBA

9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jim Digby
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Jim Digby

President & Chair of the Board of Directors, Event Safety Alliance
30 plus year veteran of the live music and event production industry. Highly experienced in domestic and international live event execution, team building, partnership development, and crisis management as applied to the successful execution of global entertainment production.A fierce advocate for the advancement and application of safety controls and education within the live event sector, a highly-regarded keynote speaker on life safety issues... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
TBA

9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with John Riccardi
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John Riccardi

Strategic Account Manager - Music, Eventbrite


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kate Truscott
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Kate Truscott

Sponsorships & New Business Development Empress, 4Fini Inc.
Kate Truscott is one half of the dynamic duo that makes up the 4Fini Nashville office where sponsorship strategy is handled from introduction through activation. Kate works with clients to create and execute key programs that allow them to access all that the 4Fini properties have to offer including social media and digital integration, artist relations, onsite marketing, and management of all staff each summer on the Vans Warped Tour. Prior... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kevin Lyman
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Kevin Lyman

CEO, 4Fini Inc.
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans.  Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Down from the... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kristin Schloesser
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Kristin Schloesser

Founder / Co-Owner, We Are Team Hans, llc
Kristin aka "Gypsy" founded We Are Team Hans, llc in 2011 with her husband Hans, although HANS actually stands for Have A Nice Show. The company was founded to be an all-in-one development/mgmt/marketing/touring machine for bands, as well as their crews. Gypsy has Tour Managed / Produced such tours as the Monster Energy Get Loud Tour with Bone Thugs n Harmony, 17 band festival Scream It Like You Mean It, Decibel Magazine tour and numerous... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kyla Lombardo
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Kyla Lombardo

Marketing Director, Red Frog Events
I optimize the relationship between entertainment properties, artists, brands and media. I am the Festival Marketing Director for Red Frog Events (RFE). Our festivals include Firefly Music Festival in Dover DE, Shamrockfest in D.C. and Chicago Beer Classic. Prior to joining RFE, I was the Marketing Director for Riot Fest.


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Lou Plaia
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Lou Plaia

Co-Founder/EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations, ReverbNation
Lou Plaia is the Co-Founder / EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations of ReverbNation. In 2006, music industry veteran Lou Plaia co-founded ReverbNation. Since that time, ReverbNation has helped millions of emerging artists build their careers with its powerful career management and online marketing tools. These tools, combined with its rapidly growing A&R and Artist Development capabilities and broad industry relationships offer emerging... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Lou Plaia
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Lou Plaia

Co-Founder/EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations, ReverbNation
Lou Plaia is the Co-Founder / EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations of ReverbNation. In 2006, music industry veteran Lou Plaia co-founded ReverbNation. Since that time, ReverbNation has helped millions of emerging artists build their careers with its powerful career management and online marketing tools. These tools, combined with its rapidly growing A&R and Artist Development capabilities and broad industry relationships offer emerging... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Maria Gironas
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Heather Griffith

Publicist, Fearless Records


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Mark Schulz
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Mark Schulz

Mark Schulz Philadelphia PA, Senior Executive Director, Philadelphia Chapter.   Before returning to the Recording Academy four years ago, he held the position of Project Manager for NARM, where he was involved in logistics for their national conference, as well as a series of Entertainment & Technology Law Conferences.   Prior to NARM, he worked as a project manager for the Red Stripe Plane Group, an entertainment company that... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Michael Kealey
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Michael Kealey

Owner, Motor Scout Music Publishing
Lancaster, PA based music publishing and rights management agency placing music in film, television and advertising mediums.Let’s identify the trends, the sounds, and the methodology of getting your music in front of the right people, at the right time and for the right project.


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Mike Carpenter
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Mike Carpenter

Partner, Adjust Creative
Mike has deep experience in design, branding, marketing, and tech. He's helped launch several businesses and can offer practical advice for performers, entrepreneurs, and storytellers. | | Mike will be at LAUNCH talking about TEI and the awesome things we're building together. | | He likes to mix beer and ideas. Say hello. | | ---- | His company, Adjust Creative is a design firm in Chicago that works with several industry... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Patrick (Peanut)
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Patrick (Peanut)

Owner / Co-Founder, Teamearly Management
Born and raised in Philia, PA. In 2002 starting working with Rocafella Records as a Road manager for Philia base group State Property Artist Beanie Segal Freeway Young Gunz Peedi Crakk O& Sparks .. once Freeway got his solo deal and dropped his classic album Philadelphia Freeway I started working with him as his Road manager/ DJ performing all over the country for more than 15 years.. I learned every aspect of the music business from major... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Randy Nichols
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Randy Nichols

Owner-Operator, Force Media Management
I have guided my artists to several Gold records and Grammy nominations. Overseen releases and sold out tours on six continents. My acts have seen a combined sales of over 3 million records and $10 million plus dollars in merchandise sales. | | Regularly invited to speak about artist management, merchandise and technology at conferences including SXSW, CMJ, Launch Music Conference, Montauk Music Festival as well as several universities... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Stephanie Maksimow
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Stephanie Maksimow

Publicity Director, The Catalyst Publicity Group
Hailing from New York, Stephanie is a wanderlusty soul who has found herself living all over the country - from Long Island, to South Florida, New England, and now based in Seattle, Washington. From a very young age, Steph has been surrounded by music, making her love for various genres and the industry itself feel natural. As early as age 3, she started singing and dancing, playing piano and violin, and engulfed herself in the world of... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Tim Borror
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Tim Borror

United Talent Agency
Tim Borror born in Washington D.C. and raised in Kenneth Square in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Timattended the Art Institute of Philadelphia where he earned a degree in Music Business. An entrepreneur at heart, Tim started a boutique agency during college called the All-Access Agency, representing fast-growing bands including Type O Negative, whose success caused a larger firm, Artists & Audience, to... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Ulf Oesterle
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Ulf Oesterle

Interim Director, Bandier Program, Syracuse University
Ulf Oesterle is an assistant professor in the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries at Syracuse University. Outside of teaching he started an indie label and artist management company, was the programmer and host of a weekly specialty radio show and has promoted concerts in upstate New York and NYC. He received a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the Newhouse School at SU in 2007. @ulfoesterle / @auxrecords... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donutswith Jeanne Hoffmann
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Jeanne Hoffmann

Capital Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Jeanne concentrates her practice in intellectual property and business litigation and transactions. She handles all facets of business and intellectual property litigation and has extensive experience handling diverse matters in both the state and federal courts. Jeanne has represented clients in protecting their intellectual property by providing clearance opinions for trademark filings, preparing copyright and trademark applications and... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Brian Rosenblatt
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Brian Rosenblatt

Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Brian joined Bryce Downey & Lenkov, leaving one of Illinois’ top 25 largest law firms after nearly 15 years. Brian previously developed and co-chaired an Entertainment, Media and Privacy Practice Group, and Intellectual Property Group at his past firms. Brian brings his entire platform to Bryce Downey & Lenkov, where he continues to expand his national practice. | | Brian’s practice is focused in three areas: entertainment (including... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Buzz
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Buzz

DARKCHILD ENTERTAINMENT
For the past 10 years Terry has continuously impressed label executives and the rest of the world by finding and matching some of today’s most creative talent the music business has seen. He is known for his ability to identify, spot and elevate raw talent. Today, he completely understands how to fulfill the role of the “traditional A&R”. Terry has a natural ability to spot the “X” factor in undiscovered raw... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Christine Feola
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Christine Feola

Promoter and Talent Buyer, House of Independents
Christine has been booking Asbury Park, NJ for a little over 5 years. She started her own company, Dark City Entertainment, 4 years ago and focused on developing a strong Asbury Park music scene. She also ran a successful event every Monday at the Wonder Bar for the last 4 years dubbed Happy Mondays that showcased two local bands and one touring. Christine books The Stone Pony and Convention Hall as well. She has been booking and curating... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Darby Moeller
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Darby Moeller

Director of Partner Relations, Artist Relations, and Business Development, Sixthman
After 10 years working at record labels in marketing (Columbia Records, Mom+Pop) I decided to make a move and found an incredible company called Sixthman who curates and produces festivals at sea. I began as a Partner Relations Manager working with each of our Host artists, agents, managers, and headliners to execute their vision for a festival on a ship. In that time I was also able to bring my music industry experience and passion to the... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Dave McWane
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Dave McWane

President, Big D and the Kids Table
Big D has produced 17 CDs. Their double album, Stomp and Stroll raised $40,000 on Kickstarter and won Best Punk Band of the 2014 Boston Music Awards. Their release, Strictly Rude, was touted as The Best SKA Record of the New Millennium by Alternative Press magazine. Big D was also recognized in 1999 as the Best New SKA Band at the Boston Music Awards. In 2008, David produced the CD Strictly Mixed & Mashed with artist dj BC, which won the 2008... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Deborah Zuke Smith
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Deborah Zuke Smith

Owner, zuketunes LLC
Vocal Coach/Artist Mentor & Owner of zuketeas™ | | One of my greatest passions is helping rock artists. I find them to be fearless with their singing. My foundation is as a rock singer so the organic approach is very natural to me. Most rock artists I know and work with balance sensitivity with courage. They are pure vulnerability on stage. There is no working on a character. What you see is the true self. Some are so exposed on stage... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Eric Tobin
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Eric Tobin

VP Sales and Artist Development, Hopeless Records and Sub City
Eric Tobin is the Vice President of Business Development and A&R at Hopeless Records and Sub City Non Profit.  He began his tenure at Hopeless over ten years ago as the label's in-house booking agent, drawing on his experience of several years of touring as both tour manager and live sound technician. At Hopeless, Eric currently oversees three core business areas: domestic sales and business development, international strategy and... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Finn Mckenty
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Finn Mckenty

CreativeLive / The Punk Rock MBA
I am a survivor of the 90s hardcore and graffiti scenes and spent my youth going to basement shows, making zines, and writing my name on other people’s stuff. Somewhere along the way I channeled my passion for DIY culture into a passion for business and entrepreneurship, and my secret mission is to build an army of hardcore-kids-turned-CEOs that will take over the business world. I am currently the Executive Producer of Music & Audio... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Gizzy O'Toole
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Gizzy O’Toole

Artist Relations and Marketing Manager, KHS America
Helping artists & brands connect since 2007. | | Responsible for day-to-day international artist relationship management for KHS America's exceptional family of artists. Co-create and manage sponsored brand events, negotiate Artist/ Brand partnership agreements, produce and archive artist marketing content to best support several brand's strategic initiatives. | | Artist Relations Manager for the following brands and Instruments... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Heather Griffith
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Heather Griffith

Publicist, Fearless Records


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jeanne Hoffman
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Jeanne Hoffmann

Capital Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Jeanne concentrates her practice in intellectual property and business litigation and transactions. She handles all facets of business and intellectual property litigation and has extensive experience handling diverse matters in both the state and federal courts. Jeanne has represented clients in protecting their intellectual property by providing clearance opinions for trademark filings, preparing copyright and trademark applications and... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jen Appel
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Jen Appel

Founder, Catalyst Publicity Group
Jen Appel, CEO & Publicity Director | Born and raised in sunny South Florida, Jen Appel received her Bachelors in Communications and Culture from Indiana University in 2009. While at IU, Appel gained real-life experience as a member of PRSSA and spent her summers working at local South Florida PR firms assisting with all things event development and publicity outreach. After graduating, Jen opted to continue her education at Barry University to... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jen Kellogg
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Jen Kellogg

Partner, The Entertainment Institute
I'm the conference programmer for LAUNCH - so please feel free to give me your feedback on the event! I'm also the tour accountant for the Vans Warped Tour, Partner at TEI, and teach at Columbia College Chicago (Producing and Touring Live Entertainment). To round out my event producing life, I also produce the school carnival my kids' school. | | I love helping people figure out their careers and life, crunching numbers, and traveling. I'm a... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jeremy Weiss
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Jeremy Weiss

Founder & Owner, LMC&F/The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss is the founder and owner of  The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors: CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, The Champ venue, CI Productions, CI Design & Printing, & the CI band management arm.  CI Records (est. 1987) has signed notable acts, such as August Burns Red, Texas In July, Carousel Kings, The Pink Spiders, Vision, Sense Field, The... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jim Digby
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Jim Digby

President & Chair of the Board of Directors, Event Safety Alliance
30 plus year veteran of the live music and event production industry. Highly experienced in domestic and international live event execution, team building, partnership development, and crisis management as applied to the successful execution of global entertainment production.A fierce advocate for the advancement and application of safety controls and education within the live event sector, a highly-regarded keynote speaker on life safety issues... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with John Riccardi
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John Riccardi

Strategic Account Manager - Music, Eventbrite


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kate Truscott
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Kate Truscott

Sponsorships & New Business Development Empress, 4Fini Inc.
Kate Truscott is one half of the dynamic duo that makes up the 4Fini Nashville office where sponsorship strategy is handled from introduction through activation. Kate works with clients to create and execute key programs that allow them to access all that the 4Fini properties have to offer including social media and digital integration, artist relations, onsite marketing, and management of all staff each summer on the Vans Warped Tour. Prior... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kevin Lyman
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Kevin Lyman

CEO, 4Fini Inc.
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans.  Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Down from the... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kristin Schloesser
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Jeremy Weiss

Founder & Owner, LMC&F/The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss is the founder and owner of  The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors: CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, The Champ venue, CI Productions, CI Design & Printing, & the CI band management arm.  CI Records (est. 1987) has signed notable acts, such as August Burns Red, Texas In July, Carousel Kings, The Pink Spiders, Vision, Sense Field, The... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kyla Lombardo
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Kyla Lombardo

Marketing Director, Red Frog Events
I optimize the relationship between entertainment properties, artists, brands and media. I am the Festival Marketing Director for Red Frog Events (RFE). Our festivals include Firefly Music Festival in Dover DE, Shamrockfest in D.C. and Chicago Beer Classic. Prior to joining RFE, I was the Marketing Director for Riot Fest.


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Lou Plaia
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Lou Plaia

Co-Founder/EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations, ReverbNation
Lou Plaia is the Co-Founder / EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations of ReverbNation. In 2006, music industry veteran Lou Plaia co-founded ReverbNation. Since that time, ReverbNation has helped millions of emerging artists build their careers with its powerful career management and online marketing tools. These tools, combined with its rapidly growing A&R and Artist Development capabilities and broad industry relationships offer emerging... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Maria Gironas
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Maria Gironas

Publicist, Reybee
Most people never fully grasp what they want to do for a career until much later in life. For Maria Gironas, she knew she wanted to be a music publicist since the age of 12 after meeting a publicist at a concert. Since then, she has stopped at nothing to break into the industry, using her ability to write and report through sites such as Bandsintown, MindEqualsBlown.net, YouTellConcerts.com, InfectiousMagazine.com, and Substream Magazine. She has... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Mark Schulz
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Mark Schulz

Mark Schulz Philadelphia PA, Senior Executive Director, Philadelphia Chapter.   Before returning to the Recording Academy four years ago, he held the position of Project Manager for NARM, where he was involved in logistics for their national conference, as well as a series of Entertainment & Technology Law Conferences.   Prior to NARM, he worked as a project manager for the Red Stripe Plane Group, an entertainment company that... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Michael Kealey
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Michael Kealey

Owner, Motor Scout Music Publishing
Lancaster, PA based music publishing and rights management agency placing music in film, television and advertising mediums.Let’s identify the trends, the sounds, and the methodology of getting your music in front of the right people, at the right time and for the right project.


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Mike Carpenter
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Mike Carpenter

Partner, Adjust Creative
Mike has deep experience in design, branding, marketing, and tech. He's helped launch several businesses and can offer practical advice for performers, entrepreneurs, and storytellers. | | Mike will be at LAUNCH talking about TEI and the awesome things we're building together. | | He likes to mix beer and ideas. Say hello. | | ---- | His company, Adjust Creative is a design firm in Chicago that works with several industry... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Patrick (Peanut)
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Patrick (Peanut)

Owner / Co-Founder, Teamearly Management
Born and raised in Philia, PA. In 2002 starting working with Rocafella Records as a Road manager for Philia base group State Property Artist Beanie Segal Freeway Young Gunz Peedi Crakk O& Sparks .. once Freeway got his solo deal and dropped his classic album Philadelphia Freeway I started working with him as his Road manager/ DJ performing all over the country for more than 15 years.. I learned every aspect of the music business from major... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Randy Nichols
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Randy Nichols

Owner-Operator, Force Media Management
I have guided my artists to several Gold records and Grammy nominations. Overseen releases and sold out tours on six continents. My acts have seen a combined sales of over 3 million records and $10 million plus dollars in merchandise sales. | | Regularly invited to speak about artist management, merchandise and technology at conferences including SXSW, CMJ, Launch Music Conference, Montauk Music Festival as well as several universities... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Stephanie Maksimow
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Stephanie Maksimow

Publicity Director, The Catalyst Publicity Group
Hailing from New York, Stephanie is a wanderlusty soul who has found herself living all over the country - from Long Island, to South Florida, New England, and now based in Seattle, Washington. From a very young age, Steph has been surrounded by music, making her love for various genres and the industry itself feel natural. As early as age 3, she started singing and dancing, playing piano and violin, and engulfed herself in the world of... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Tim Borror
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Tim Borror

United Talent Agency
Tim Borror born in Washington D.C. and raised in Kenneth Square in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Timattended the Art Institute of Philadelphia where he earned a degree in Music Business. An entrepreneur at heart, Tim started a boutique agency during college called the All-Access Agency, representing fast-growing bands including Type O Negative, whose success caused a larger firm, Artists & Audience, to... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Ulf Oesterle
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Ulf Oesterle

Interim Director, Bandier Program, Syracuse University
Ulf Oesterle is an assistant professor in the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries at Syracuse University. Outside of teaching he started an indie label and artist management company, was the programmer and host of a weekly specialty radio show and has promoted concerts in upstate New York and NYC. He received a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the Newhouse School at SU in 2007. @ulfoesterle / @auxrecords... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Brian Rosenblatt
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Brian Rosenblatt

Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Brian joined Bryce Downey & Lenkov, leaving one of Illinois’ top 25 largest law firms after nearly 15 years. Brian previously developed and co-chaired an Entertainment, Media and Privacy Practice Group, and Intellectual Property Group at his past firms. Brian brings his entire platform to Bryce Downey & Lenkov, where he continues to expand his national practice. | | Brian’s practice is focused in three areas: entertainment (including... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Buzz
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Buzz

DARKCHILD ENTERTAINMENT
For the past 10 years Terry has continuously impressed label executives and the rest of the world by finding and matching some of today’s most creative talent the music business has seen. He is known for his ability to identify, spot and elevate raw talent. Today, he completely understands how to fulfill the role of the “traditional A&R”. Terry has a natural ability to spot the “X” factor in undiscovered raw... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Christine Feola
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Christine Feola

Promoter and Talent Buyer, House of Independents
Christine has been booking Asbury Park, NJ for a little over 5 years. She started her own company, Dark City Entertainment, 4 years ago and focused on developing a strong Asbury Park music scene. She also ran a successful event every Monday at the Wonder Bar for the last 4 years dubbed Happy Mondays that showcased two local bands and one touring. Christine books The Stone Pony and Convention Hall as well. She has been booking and curating... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Darby Moeller
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Darby Moeller

Director of Partner Relations, Artist Relations, and Business Development, Sixthman
After 10 years working at record labels in marketing (Columbia Records, Mom+Pop) I decided to make a move and found an incredible company called Sixthman who curates and produces festivals at sea. I began as a Partner Relations Manager working with each of our Host artists, agents, managers, and headliners to execute their vision for a festival on a ship. In that time I was also able to bring my music industry experience and passion to the... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Dave McWane
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Dave McWane

President, Big D and the Kids Table
Big D has produced 17 CDs. Their double album, Stomp and Stroll raised $40,000 on Kickstarter and won Best Punk Band of the 2014 Boston Music Awards. Their release, Strictly Rude, was touted as The Best SKA Record of the New Millennium by Alternative Press magazine. Big D was also recognized in 1999 as the Best New SKA Band at the Boston Music Awards. In 2008, David produced the CD Strictly Mixed & Mashed with artist dj BC, which won the 2008... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Deborah Zuke Smith
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Deborah Zuke Smith

Owner, zuketunes LLC
Vocal Coach/Artist Mentor & Owner of zuketeas™ | | One of my greatest passions is helping rock artists. I find them to be fearless with their singing. My foundation is as a rock singer so the organic approach is very natural to me. Most rock artists I know and work with balance sensitivity with courage. They are pure vulnerability on stage. There is no working on a character. What you see is the true self. Some are so exposed on stage... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Eric Tobin
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Eric Tobin

VP Sales and Artist Development, Hopeless Records and Sub City
Eric Tobin is the Vice President of Business Development and A&R at Hopeless Records and Sub City Non Profit.  He began his tenure at Hopeless over ten years ago as the label's in-house booking agent, drawing on his experience of several years of touring as both tour manager and live sound technician. At Hopeless, Eric currently oversees three core business areas: domestic sales and business development, international strategy and... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Finn Mckenty
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Finn Mckenty

CreativeLive / The Punk Rock MBA
I am a survivor of the 90s hardcore and graffiti scenes and spent my youth going to basement shows, making zines, and writing my name on other people’s stuff. Somewhere along the way I channeled my passion for DIY culture into a passion for business and entrepreneurship, and my secret mission is to build an army of hardcore-kids-turned-CEOs that will take over the business world. I am currently the Executive Producer of Music & Audio... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Gizzy O'Toole
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Gizzy O’Toole

Artist Relations and Marketing Manager, KHS America
Helping artists & brands connect since 2007. | | Responsible for day-to-day international artist relationship management for KHS America's exceptional family of artists. Co-create and manage sponsored brand events, negotiate Artist/ Brand partnership agreements, produce and archive artist marketing content to best support several brand's strategic initiatives. | | Artist Relations Manager for the following brands and Instruments... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Heather Griffith
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Heather Griffith

Publicist, Fearless Records


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jeanne Hoffman
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Jeanne Hoffmann

Capital Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Jeanne concentrates her practice in intellectual property and business litigation and transactions. She handles all facets of business and intellectual property litigation and has extensive experience handling diverse matters in both the state and federal courts. Jeanne has represented clients in protecting their intellectual property by providing clearance opinions for trademark filings, preparing copyright and trademark applications and... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jen Appel
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Jen Appel

Founder, Catalyst Publicity Group
Jen Appel, CEO & Publicity Director | Born and raised in sunny South Florida, Jen Appel received her Bachelors in Communications and Culture from Indiana University in 2009. While at IU, Appel gained real-life experience as a member of PRSSA and spent her summers working at local South Florida PR firms assisting with all things event development and publicity outreach. After graduating, Jen opted to continue her education at Barry University to... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jen Kellogg
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Jen Kellogg

Partner, The Entertainment Institute
I'm the conference programmer for LAUNCH - so please feel free to give me your feedback on the event! I'm also the tour accountant for the Vans Warped Tour, Partner at TEI, and teach at Columbia College Chicago (Producing and Touring Live Entertainment). To round out my event producing life, I also produce the school carnival my kids' school. | | I love helping people figure out their careers and life, crunching numbers, and traveling. I'm a... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jeremy Weiss
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Jeremy Weiss

Founder & Owner, LMC&F/The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss is the founder and owner of  The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors: CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, The Champ venue, CI Productions, CI Design & Printing, & the CI band management arm.  CI Records (est. 1987) has signed notable acts, such as August Burns Red, Texas In July, Carousel Kings, The Pink Spiders, Vision, Sense Field, The... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jim Digby
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Jim Digby

President & Chair of the Board of Directors, Event Safety Alliance
30 plus year veteran of the live music and event production industry. Highly experienced in domestic and international live event execution, team building, partnership development, and crisis management as applied to the successful execution of global entertainment production.A fierce advocate for the advancement and application of safety controls and education within the live event sector, a highly-regarded keynote speaker on life safety issues... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with John Riccardi
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John Riccardi

Strategic Account Manager - Music, Eventbrite


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kate Truscott
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Kate Truscott

Sponsorships & New Business Development Empress, 4Fini Inc.
Kate Truscott is one half of the dynamic duo that makes up the 4Fini Nashville office where sponsorship strategy is handled from introduction through activation. Kate works with clients to create and execute key programs that allow them to access all that the 4Fini properties have to offer including social media and digital integration, artist relations, onsite marketing, and management of all staff each summer on the Vans Warped Tour. Prior... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kevin Lyman
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Kevin Lyman

CEO, 4Fini Inc.
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans.  Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Down from the... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kristin Schloesser
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Jeremy Weiss

Founder & Owner, LMC&F/The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss is the founder and owner of  The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors: CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, The Champ venue, CI Productions, CI Design & Printing, & the CI band management arm.  CI Records (est. 1987) has signed notable acts, such as August Burns Red, Texas In July, Carousel Kings, The Pink Spiders, Vision, Sense Field, The... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kyla Lombardo
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Kyla Lombardo

Marketing Director, Red Frog Events
I optimize the relationship between entertainment properties, artists, brands and media. I am the Festival Marketing Director for Red Frog Events (RFE). Our festivals include Firefly Music Festival in Dover DE, Shamrockfest in D.C. and Chicago Beer Classic. Prior to joining RFE, I was the Marketing Director for Riot Fest.


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Lou Plaia
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Lou Plaia

Co-Founder/EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations, ReverbNation
Lou Plaia is the Co-Founder / EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations of ReverbNation. In 2006, music industry veteran Lou Plaia co-founded ReverbNation. Since that time, ReverbNation has helped millions of emerging artists build their careers with its powerful career management and online marketing tools. These tools, combined with its rapidly growing A&R and Artist Development capabilities and broad industry relationships offer emerging... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Maria Gironas
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Maria Gironas

Publicist, Reybee
Most people never fully grasp what they want to do for a career until much later in life. For Maria Gironas, she knew she wanted to be a music publicist since the age of 12 after meeting a publicist at a concert. Since then, she has stopped at nothing to break into the industry, using her ability to write and report through sites such as Bandsintown, MindEqualsBlown.net, YouTellConcerts.com, InfectiousMagazine.com, and Substream Magazine. She has... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Mark Schulz
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Mark Schulz

Mark Schulz Philadelphia PA, Senior Executive Director, Philadelphia Chapter.   Before returning to the Recording Academy four years ago, he held the position of Project Manager for NARM, where he was involved in logistics for their national conference, as well as a series of Entertainment & Technology Law Conferences.   Prior to NARM, he worked as a project manager for the Red Stripe Plane Group, an entertainment company that... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Michael Kealey
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Michael Kealey

Owner, Motor Scout Music Publishing
Lancaster, PA based music publishing and rights management agency placing music in film, television and advertising mediums.Let’s identify the trends, the sounds, and the methodology of getting your music in front of the right people, at the right time and for the right project.


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Mike Carpenter
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Mike Carpenter

Partner, Adjust Creative
Mike has deep experience in design, branding, marketing, and tech. He's helped launch several businesses and can offer practical advice for performers, entrepreneurs, and storytellers. | | Mike will be at LAUNCH talking about TEI and the awesome things we're building together. | | He likes to mix beer and ideas. Say hello. | | ---- | His company, Adjust Creative is a design firm in Chicago that works with several industry... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Patrick (Peanut)
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Patrick (Peanut)

Owner / Co-Founder, Teamearly Management
Born and raised in Philia, PA. In 2002 starting working with Rocafella Records as a Road manager for Philia base group State Property Artist Beanie Segal Freeway Young Gunz Peedi Crakk O& Sparks .. once Freeway got his solo deal and dropped his classic album Philadelphia Freeway I started working with him as his Road manager/ DJ performing all over the country for more than 15 years.. I learned every aspect of the music business from major... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Randy Nichols
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Randy Nichols

Owner-Operator, Force Media Management
I have guided my artists to several Gold records and Grammy nominations. Overseen releases and sold out tours on six continents. My acts have seen a combined sales of over 3 million records and $10 million plus dollars in merchandise sales. | | Regularly invited to speak about artist management, merchandise and technology at conferences including SXSW, CMJ, Launch Music Conference, Montauk Music Festival as well as several universities... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Stephanie Maksimow
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Stephanie Maksimow

Publicity Director, The Catalyst Publicity Group
Hailing from New York, Stephanie is a wanderlusty soul who has found herself living all over the country - from Long Island, to South Florida, New England, and now based in Seattle, Washington. From a very young age, Steph has been surrounded by music, making her love for various genres and the industry itself feel natural. As early as age 3, she started singing and dancing, playing piano and violin, and engulfed herself in the world of... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Tim Borror
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Tim Borror

United Talent Agency
Tim Borror born in Washington D.C. and raised in Kenneth Square in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Timattended the Art Institute of Philadelphia where he earned a degree in Music Business. An entrepreneur at heart, Tim started a boutique agency during college called the All-Access Agency, representing fast-growing bands including Type O Negative, whose success caused a larger firm, Artists & Audience, to... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Ulf Oesterle
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Ulf Oesterle

Interim Director, Bandier Program, Syracuse University
Ulf Oesterle is an assistant professor in the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries at Syracuse University. Outside of teaching he started an indie label and artist management company, was the programmer and host of a weekly specialty radio show and has promoted concerts in upstate New York and NYC. He received a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the Newhouse School at SU in 2007. @ulfoesterle / @auxrecords... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Brian Rosenblatt
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Brian Rosenblatt

Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Brian joined Bryce Downey & Lenkov, leaving one of Illinois’ top 25 largest law firms after nearly 15 years. Brian previously developed and co-chaired an Entertainment, Media and Privacy Practice Group, and Intellectual Property Group at his past firms. Brian brings his entire platform to Bryce Downey & Lenkov, where he continues to expand his national practice. | | Brian’s practice is focused in three areas: entertainment (including... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Buzz
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Buzz

DARKCHILD ENTERTAINMENT
For the past 10 years Terry has continuously impressed label executives and the rest of the world by finding and matching some of today’s most creative talent the music business has seen. He is known for his ability to identify, spot and elevate raw talent. Today, he completely understands how to fulfill the role of the “traditional A&R”. Terry has a natural ability to spot the “X” factor in undiscovered raw... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Christine Feola
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Christine Feola

Promoter and Talent Buyer, House of Independents
Christine has been booking Asbury Park, NJ for a little over 5 years. She started her own company, Dark City Entertainment, 4 years ago and focused on developing a strong Asbury Park music scene. She also ran a successful event every Monday at the Wonder Bar for the last 4 years dubbed Happy Mondays that showcased two local bands and one touring. Christine books The Stone Pony and Convention Hall as well. She has been booking and curating... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Darby Moeller
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Darby Moeller

Director of Partner Relations, Artist Relations, and Business Development, Sixthman
After 10 years working at record labels in marketing (Columbia Records, Mom+Pop) I decided to make a move and found an incredible company called Sixthman who curates and produces festivals at sea. I began as a Partner Relations Manager working with each of our Host artists, agents, managers, and headliners to execute their vision for a festival on a ship. In that time I was also able to bring my music industry experience and passion to the... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Dave McWane
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Dave McWane

President, Big D and the Kids Table
Big D has produced 17 CDs. Their double album, Stomp and Stroll raised $40,000 on Kickstarter and won Best Punk Band of the 2014 Boston Music Awards. Their release, Strictly Rude, was touted as The Best SKA Record of the New Millennium by Alternative Press magazine. Big D was also recognized in 1999 as the Best New SKA Band at the Boston Music Awards. In 2008, David produced the CD Strictly Mixed & Mashed with artist dj BC, which won the 2008... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Deborah Zuke Smith
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Deborah Zuke Smith

Owner, zuketunes LLC
Vocal Coach/Artist Mentor & Owner of zuketeas™ | | One of my greatest passions is helping rock artists. I find them to be fearless with their singing. My foundation is as a rock singer so the organic approach is very natural to me. Most rock artists I know and work with balance sensitivity with courage. They are pure vulnerability on stage. There is no working on a character. What you see is the true self. Some are so exposed on stage... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Eric Tobin
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Eric Tobin

VP Sales and Artist Development, Hopeless Records and Sub City
Eric Tobin is the Vice President of Business Development and A&R at Hopeless Records and Sub City Non Profit.  He began his tenure at Hopeless over ten years ago as the label's in-house booking agent, drawing on his experience of several years of touring as both tour manager and live sound technician. At Hopeless, Eric currently oversees three core business areas: domestic sales and business development, international strategy and... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Finn Mckenty
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Finn Mckenty

CreativeLive / The Punk Rock MBA
I am a survivor of the 90s hardcore and graffiti scenes and spent my youth going to basement shows, making zines, and writing my name on other people’s stuff. Somewhere along the way I channeled my passion for DIY culture into a passion for business and entrepreneurship, and my secret mission is to build an army of hardcore-kids-turned-CEOs that will take over the business world. I am currently the Executive Producer of Music & Audio... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Gizzy O'Toole
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Gizzy O’Toole

Artist Relations and Marketing Manager, KHS America
Helping artists & brands connect since 2007. | | Responsible for day-to-day international artist relationship management for KHS America's exceptional family of artists. Co-create and manage sponsored brand events, negotiate Artist/ Brand partnership agreements, produce and archive artist marketing content to best support several brand's strategic initiatives. | | Artist Relations Manager for the following brands and Instruments... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Heather Griffith
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Heather Griffith

Publicist, Fearless Records


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jeanne Hoffman
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Jeanne Hoffmann

Capital Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Jeanne concentrates her practice in intellectual property and business litigation and transactions. She handles all facets of business and intellectual property litigation and has extensive experience handling diverse matters in both the state and federal courts. Jeanne has represented clients in protecting their intellectual property by providing clearance opinions for trademark filings, preparing copyright and trademark applications and... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jen Appel
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Jen Appel

Founder, Catalyst Publicity Group
Jen Appel, CEO & Publicity Director | Born and raised in sunny South Florida, Jen Appel received her Bachelors in Communications and Culture from Indiana University in 2009. While at IU, Appel gained real-life experience as a member of PRSSA and spent her summers working at local South Florida PR firms assisting with all things event development and publicity outreach. After graduating, Jen opted to continue her education at Barry University to... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jen Kellogg
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Jen Kellogg

Partner, The Entertainment Institute
I'm the conference programmer for LAUNCH - so please feel free to give me your feedback on the event! I'm also the tour accountant for the Vans Warped Tour, Partner at TEI, and teach at Columbia College Chicago (Producing and Touring Live Entertainment). To round out my event producing life, I also produce the school carnival my kids' school. | | I love helping people figure out their careers and life, crunching numbers, and traveling. I'm a... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jeremy Weiss
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Jeremy Weiss

Founder & Owner, LMC&F/The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss is the founder and owner of  The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors: CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, The Champ venue, CI Productions, CI Design & Printing, & the CI band management arm.  CI Records (est. 1987) has signed notable acts, such as August Burns Red, Texas In July, Carousel Kings, The Pink Spiders, Vision, Sense Field, The... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jim Digby
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Jim Digby

President & Chair of the Board of Directors, Event Safety Alliance
30 plus year veteran of the live music and event production industry. Highly experienced in domestic and international live event execution, team building, partnership development, and crisis management as applied to the successful execution of global entertainment production.A fierce advocate for the advancement and application of safety controls and education within the live event sector, a highly-regarded keynote speaker on life safety issues... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with John Riccardi
Limited Capacity full
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Speakers
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John Riccardi

Strategic Account Manager - Music, Eventbrite


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kate Truscott
Limited Capacity full
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Speakers
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Kate Truscott

Sponsorships & New Business Development Empress, 4Fini Inc.
Kate Truscott is one half of the dynamic duo that makes up the 4Fini Nashville office where sponsorship strategy is handled from introduction through activation. Kate works with clients to create and execute key programs that allow them to access all that the 4Fini properties have to offer including social media and digital integration, artist relations, onsite marketing, and management of all staff each summer on the Vans Warped Tour. Prior... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kevin Lyman
Limited Capacity full
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Speakers
avatar for Kevin Lyman

Kevin Lyman

CEO, 4Fini Inc.
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans.  Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Down from the... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kristin Schloesser
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Weiss

Jeremy Weiss

Founder & Owner, LMC&F/The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss is the founder and owner of  The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors: CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, The Champ venue, CI Productions, CI Design & Printing, & the CI band management arm.  CI Records (est. 1987) has signed notable acts, such as August Burns Red, Texas In July, Carousel Kings, The Pink Spiders, Vision, Sense Field, The... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kyla Lombardo
Limited Capacity full
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Kyla Lombardo

Marketing Director, Red Frog Events
I optimize the relationship between entertainment properties, artists, brands and media. I am the Festival Marketing Director for Red Frog Events (RFE). Our festivals include Firefly Music Festival in Dover DE, Shamrockfest in D.C. and Chicago Beer Classic. Prior to joining RFE, I was the Marketing Director for Riot Fest.


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Lou Plaia
Limited Capacity full
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Lou Plaia

Co-Founder/EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations, ReverbNation
Lou Plaia is the Co-Founder / EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations of ReverbNation. In 2006, music industry veteran Lou Plaia co-founded ReverbNation. Since that time, ReverbNation has helped millions of emerging artists build their careers with its powerful career management and online marketing tools. These tools, combined with its rapidly growing A&R and Artist Development capabilities and broad industry relationships offer emerging... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Maria Gironas
Limited Capacity full
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Maria Gironas

Publicist, Reybee
Most people never fully grasp what they want to do for a career until much later in life. For Maria Gironas, she knew she wanted to be a music publicist since the age of 12 after meeting a publicist at a concert. Since then, she has stopped at nothing to break into the industry, using her ability to write and report through sites such as Bandsintown, MindEqualsBlown.net, YouTellConcerts.com, InfectiousMagazine.com, and Substream Magazine. She has... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Mark Schulz
Limited Capacity full
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Speakers
avatar for Mark Schulz

Mark Schulz

Mark Schulz Philadelphia PA, Senior Executive Director, Philadelphia Chapter.   Before returning to the Recording Academy four years ago, he held the position of Project Manager for NARM, where he was involved in logistics for their national conference, as well as a series of Entertainment & Technology Law Conferences.   Prior to NARM, he worked as a project manager for the Red Stripe Plane Group, an entertainment company that... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Michael Kealey
Limited Capacity full
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Speakers
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Michael Kealey

Owner, Motor Scout Music Publishing
Lancaster, PA based music publishing and rights management agency placing music in film, television and advertising mediums.Let’s identify the trends, the sounds, and the methodology of getting your music in front of the right people, at the right time and for the right project.


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Mike Carpenter
Limited Capacity full
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avatar for Mike Carpenter

Mike Carpenter

Partner, Adjust Creative
Mike has deep experience in design, branding, marketing, and tech. He's helped launch several businesses and can offer practical advice for performers, entrepreneurs, and storytellers. | | Mike will be at LAUNCH talking about TEI and the awesome things we're building together. | | He likes to mix beer and ideas. Say hello. | | ---- | His company, Adjust Creative is a design firm in Chicago that works with several industry... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Patrick (Peanut)
Limited Capacity full
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Patrick (Peanut)

Owner / Co-Founder, Teamearly Management
Born and raised in Philia, PA. In 2002 starting working with Rocafella Records as a Road manager for Philia base group State Property Artist Beanie Segal Freeway Young Gunz Peedi Crakk O& Sparks .. once Freeway got his solo deal and dropped his classic album Philadelphia Freeway I started working with him as his Road manager/ DJ performing all over the country for more than 15 years.. I learned every aspect of the music business from major... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Randy Nichols
Limited Capacity full
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Speakers
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Randy Nichols

Owner-Operator, Force Media Management
I have guided my artists to several Gold records and Grammy nominations. Overseen releases and sold out tours on six continents. My acts have seen a combined sales of over 3 million records and $10 million plus dollars in merchandise sales. | | Regularly invited to speak about artist management, merchandise and technology at conferences including SXSW, CMJ, Launch Music Conference, Montauk Music Festival as well as several universities... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Stephanie Maksimow
Limited Capacity full
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Stephanie Maksimow

Publicity Director, The Catalyst Publicity Group
Hailing from New York, Stephanie is a wanderlusty soul who has found herself living all over the country - from Long Island, to South Florida, New England, and now based in Seattle, Washington. From a very young age, Steph has been surrounded by music, making her love for various genres and the industry itself feel natural. As early as age 3, she started singing and dancing, playing piano and violin, and engulfed herself in the world of... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Tim Borror
Limited Capacity full
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Speakers
avatar for Tim Borror

Tim Borror

United Talent Agency
Tim Borror born in Washington D.C. and raised in Kenneth Square in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Timattended the Art Institute of Philadelphia where he earned a degree in Music Business. An entrepreneur at heart, Tim started a boutique agency during college called the All-Access Agency, representing fast-growing bands including Type O Negative, whose success caused a larger firm, Artists & Audience, to... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Ulf Oesterle
Limited Capacity full
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Speakers
avatar for Ulf Oesterle

Ulf Oesterle

Interim Director, Bandier Program, Syracuse University
Ulf Oesterle is an assistant professor in the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries at Syracuse University. Outside of teaching he started an indie label and artist management company, was the programmer and host of a weekly specialty radio show and has promoted concerts in upstate New York and NYC. He received a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the Newhouse School at SU in 2007. @ulfoesterle / @auxrecords... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
TBA

10:00am

Countdown to Lift-Off: 10 Tips for the Best Conference Experience
So you're attending a conference or playing a showcase festival - now what? Our panelsits will give you 10 specific tips to make the most out of your time at LAUNCH or any conference. How best to stand out in a crowd of other performers, networking tips and making connections that can help your career and more will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Digby

Jim Digby

President & Chair of the Board of Directors, Event Safety Alliance
30 plus year veteran of the live music and event production industry. Highly experienced in domestic and international live event execution, team building, partnership development, and crisis management as applied to the successful execution of global entertainment production.A fierce advocate for the advancement and application of safety controls and education within the live event sector, a highly-regarded keynote speaker on life safety issues... Read More →
avatar for Jen Kellogg

Jen Kellogg

Partner, The Entertainment Institute
I'm the conference programmer for LAUNCH - so please feel free to give me your feedback on the event! I'm also the tour accountant for the Vans Warped Tour, Partner at TEI, and teach at Columbia College Chicago (Producing and Touring Live Entertainment). To round out my event producing life, I also produce the school carnival my kids' school. | | I love helping people figure out their careers and life, crunching numbers, and traveling. I'm a... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Lyman

Kevin Lyman

CEO, 4Fini Inc.
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans.  Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Down from the... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Weiss

Jeremy Weiss

Founder & Owner, LMC&F/The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss is the founder and owner of  The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors: CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, The Champ venue, CI Productions, CI Design & Printing, & the CI band management arm.  CI Records (est. 1987) has signed notable acts, such as August Burns Red, Texas In July, Carousel Kings, The Pink Spiders, Vision, Sense Field, The... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Freedom Hall B

10:30am

Springwood Productions Interview with Jess Garcia
Speakers
avatar for Mark Schulz

Mark Schulz

Mark Schulz Philadelphia PA, Senior Executive Director, Philadelphia Chapter.   Before returning to the Recording Academy four years ago, he held the position of Project Manager for NARM, where he was involved in logistics for their national conference, as well as a series of Entertainment & Technology Law Conferences.   Prior to NARM, he worked as a project manager for the Red Stripe Plane Group, an entertainment company that... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

10:35am

Houston, We have a Problem: Event Safety at Small Shows
Safety-related hazards aren't restricted to large events. Recent tragedies at the Pulse Nightclub (Orland) and the Ghostship Warehouse (Oakland) demonstrate the need for events of all sizes to improve their awareness and preparedness. We'll focus on issues of particular concern to small events, and discuss measures producers, promoters, and artists can take to protect themselves and their audience. 

Speakers
avatar for Jim Digby

Jim Digby

President & Chair of the Board of Directors, Event Safety Alliance
30 plus year veteran of the live music and event production industry. Highly experienced in domestic and international live event execution, team building, partnership development, and crisis management as applied to the successful execution of global entertainment production.A fierce advocate for the advancement and application of safety controls and education within the live event sector, a highly-regarded keynote speaker on life safety issues... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 10:35am - 11:20am
Freedom Hall B

10:45am

Springwood Productions Interview with Jess Garcia
Speakers
avatar for Lou Plaia

Lou Plaia

Co-Founder/EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations, ReverbNation
Lou Plaia is the Co-Founder / EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations of ReverbNation. In 2006, music industry veteran Lou Plaia co-founded ReverbNation. Since that time, ReverbNation has helped millions of emerging artists build their careers with its powerful career management and online marketing tools. These tools, combined with its rapidly growing A&R and Artist Development capabilities and broad industry relationships offer emerging... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 10:45am - 11:00am
TBA

11:00am

Springwood Productions Interview with Jess Garcia
Speakers
avatar for Randy Nichols

Randy Nichols

Owner-Operator, Force Media Management
I have guided my artists to several Gold records and Grammy nominations. Overseen releases and sold out tours on six continents. My acts have seen a combined sales of over 3 million records and $10 million plus dollars in merchandise sales. | | Regularly invited to speak about artist management, merchandise and technology at conferences including SXSW, CMJ, Launch Music Conference, Montauk Music Festival as well as several universities... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 11:00am - 11:15am
TBA

11:15am

Springwood Productions Interview with Jess Garcia
Speakers
avatar for Heather Griffith

Heather Griffith

Publicist, Fearless Records


Friday April 14, 2017 11:15am - 11:30am
TBA

11:30am

Springwood Productions Interview with Jess Garcia
Speakers
avatar for Dave McWane

Dave McWane

President, Big D and the Kids Table
Big D has produced 17 CDs. Their double album, Stomp and Stroll raised $40,000 on Kickstarter and won Best Punk Band of the 2014 Boston Music Awards. Their release, Strictly Rude, was touted as The Best SKA Record of the New Millennium by Alternative Press magazine. Big D was also recognized in 1999 as the Best New SKA Band at the Boston Music Awards. In 2008, David produced the CD Strictly Mixed & Mashed with artist dj BC, which won the 2008... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 11:30am - 11:45am
TBA

11:30am

Getting into Orbit: Taking the next step in your career | Group #1: Bands
We could all use a little help figuring out the next step in our career. We'll break the audience up into Bands, Solo Artists, and behind-the-scenes professionals for some Q&A with answers specifics to your situation. You'll talk with three different pairs of speakers to get a wide range of advice in an intimate setting.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Borror

Tim Borror

United Talent Agency
Tim Borror born in Washington D.C. and raised in Kenneth Square in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Timattended the Art Institute of Philadelphia where he earned a degree in Music Business. An entrepreneur at heart, Tim started a boutique agency during college called the All-Access Agency, representing fast-growing bands including Type O Negative, whose success caused a larger firm, Artists & Audience, to... Read More →
avatar for Randy Nichols

Randy Nichols

Owner-Operator, Force Media Management
I have guided my artists to several Gold records and Grammy nominations. Overseen releases and sold out tours on six continents. My acts have seen a combined sales of over 3 million records and $10 million plus dollars in merchandise sales. | | Regularly invited to speak about artist management, merchandise and technology at conferences including SXSW, CMJ, Launch Music Conference, Montauk Music Festival as well as several universities... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Freedom Hall B

11:30am

Getting into Orbit: Taking the next step in your career | Group #2: Solo artists
We could all use a little help figuring out the next step in our career. We'll break the audience up into Bands, Solo Artists, and behind-the-scenes professionals for some Q&A with answers specifics to your situation. You'll talk with three different pairs of speakers to get a wide range of advice in an intimate setting.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Mowery

Mike Mowery

OUTERLOOP MANAGEMENT
Mike Mowery is the president and managing partner of Outerloop Management and OuterloopRecords. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Outerloop manages 40+ artists including Refused, Darkest Hour, Escape The Fate and more. Mike is also the owner of EDM label Crime Kitchen, a partner of a multitude of EDM outlets such as website Raver Rafting, label Most Addictive Records, and YouTube channel... Read More →
avatar for Kate Truscott

Kate Truscott

Sponsorships & New Business Development Empress, 4Fini Inc.
Kate Truscott is one half of the dynamic duo that makes up the 4Fini Nashville office where sponsorship strategy is handled from introduction through activation. Kate works with clients to create and execute key programs that allow them to access all that the 4Fini properties have to offer including social media and digital integration, artist relations, onsite marketing, and management of all staff each summer on the Vans Warped Tour. Prior... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
LCCC Lobby Lancaster County Convention Center - 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603

11:30am

Getting into Orbit: Taking the next step in your career | Group #3: Business
We could all use a little help figuring out the next step in our career. We'll break the audience up into Bands, Solo Artists, and behind-the-scenes professionals for some Q&A with answers specifics to your situation. You'll talk with three different pairs of speakers to get a wide range of advice in an intimate setting.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Lyman

Kevin Lyman

CEO, 4Fini Inc.
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans.  Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Down from the... Read More →
avatar for Carl Severson

Carl Severson

Founder, Good Fight Entertainment LLC
Armed with the knowledge and experience from the multiple bands he'd developed, his work at Roadrunner, operating Rerret Music for over a decade, and touring as vocalist for Nora, Carl Severson co-founded Good Fight Entertainment with an emphasis on label services congruent with the evolving recorded music climate. At the end of the day, with over 2.5 million album sales under his belt, Severson is most proud of having helped his friends do... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Galactic Room

11:45am

Springwood Productions Interview with Jess Garcia
Speakers
avatar for Kristin Schloesser

Kristin Schloesser

Founder / Co-Owner, We Are Team Hans, llc
Kristin aka "Gypsy" founded We Are Team Hans, llc in 2011 with her husband Hans, although HANS actually stands for Have A Nice Show. The company was founded to be an all-in-one development/mgmt/marketing/touring machine for bands, as well as their crews. Gypsy has Tour Managed / Produced such tours as the Monster Energy Get Loud Tour with Bone Thugs n Harmony, 17 band festival Scream It Like You Mean It, Decibel Magazine tour and numerous... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 11:45am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:45pm

Springwood Productions Interview with Jess Garcia
Speakers
avatar for Mike Carpenter

Mike Carpenter

Partner, Adjust Creative
Mike has deep experience in design, branding, marketing, and tech. He's helped launch several businesses and can offer practical advice for performers, entrepreneurs, and storytellers. | | Mike will be at LAUNCH talking about TEI and the awesome things we're building together. | | He likes to mix beer and ideas. Say hello. | | ---- | His company, Adjust Creative is a design firm in Chicago that works with several industry... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:00pm
TBA

12:45pm

LUNCH
BUY LUNCH HERE: http://www.launchmusicconference.com/lunch

Mingle with our panelists while you recharge.

Friday April 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:30pm

Satellite Session: Sync & Publishing Workshop
In-depth panelist-powered learning.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Kealey

Michael Kealey

Owner, Motor Scout Music Publishing
Lancaster, PA based music publishing and rights management agency placing music in film, television and advertising mediums.Let’s identify the trends, the sounds, and the methodology of getting your music in front of the right people, at the right time and for the right project.


Friday April 14, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Freedom Hall B

1:30pm

Satellite Session: Vocals 101
In-depth panelist-powered learning.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Zuke Smith

Deborah Zuke Smith

Owner, zuketunes LLC
Vocal Coach/Artist Mentor & Owner of zuketeas™ | | One of my greatest passions is helping rock artists. I find them to be fearless with their singing. My foundation is as a rock singer so the organic approach is very natural to me. Most rock artists I know and work with balance sensitivity with courage. They are pure vulnerability on stage. There is no working on a character. What you see is the true self. Some are so exposed on stage... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
LCCC Lobby Lancaster County Convention Center - 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603

2:00pm

Springwood Productions Interview with Jess Garcia
Speakers
avatar for Maria Gironas

Maria Gironas

Publicist, Reybee
Most people never fully grasp what they want to do for a career until much later in life. For Maria Gironas, she knew she wanted to be a music publicist since the age of 12 after meeting a publicist at a concert. Since then, she has stopped at nothing to break into the industry, using her ability to write and report through sites such as Bandsintown, MindEqualsBlown.net, YouTellConcerts.com, InfectiousMagazine.com, and Substream Magazine. She has... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 2:00pm - 2:15pm
TBA

2:00pm

Satellite Session: A Balanced Life Without 9-5
In-Depth panelist-powered learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Kellogg

Jen Kellogg

Partner, The Entertainment Institute
I'm the conference programmer for LAUNCH - so please feel free to give me your feedback on the event! I'm also the tour accountant for the Vans Warped Tour, Partner at TEI, and teach at Columbia College Chicago (Producing and Touring Live Entertainment). To round out my event producing life, I also produce the school carnival my kids' school. | | I love helping people figure out their careers and life, crunching numbers, and traveling. I'm a... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
LCCC Lobby Lancaster County Convention Center - 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603

2:00pm

Satellite Session: Behind the Scenes of Behind the Scenes
In-Depth panelist-powered learning.

Speakers
avatar for Finn Mckenty

Finn Mckenty

CreativeLive / The Punk Rock MBA
I am a survivor of the 90s hardcore and graffiti scenes and spent my youth going to basement shows, making zines, and writing my name on other people’s stuff. Somewhere along the way I channeled my passion for DIY culture into a passion for business and entrepreneurship, and my secret mission is to build an army of hardcore-kids-turned-CEOs that will take over the business world. I am currently the Executive Producer of Music & Audio... Read More →
avatar for Darby Moeller

Darby Moeller

Director of Partner Relations, Artist Relations, and Business Development, Sixthman
After 10 years working at record labels in marketing (Columbia Records, Mom+Pop) I decided to make a move and found an incredible company called Sixthman who curates and produces festivals at sea. I began as a Partner Relations Manager working with each of our Host artists, agents, managers, and headliners to execute their vision for a festival on a ship. In that time I was also able to bring my music industry experience and passion to the... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Freedom Hall B

2:00pm

Satellite Session: Legal 101
In-Depth panelist-powered learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Hoffmann

Jeanne Hoffmann

Capital Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Jeanne concentrates her practice in intellectual property and business litigation and transactions. She handles all facets of business and intellectual property litigation and has extensive experience handling diverse matters in both the state and federal courts. Jeanne has represented clients in protecting their intellectual property by providing clearance opinions for trademark filings, preparing copyright and trademark applications and... Read More →
avatar for Brian Rosenblatt

Brian Rosenblatt

Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Brian joined Bryce Downey & Lenkov, leaving one of Illinois’ top 25 largest law firms after nearly 15 years. Brian previously developed and co-chaired an Entertainment, Media and Privacy Practice Group, and Intellectual Property Group at his past firms. Brian brings his entire platform to Bryce Downey & Lenkov, where he continues to expand his national practice. | | Brian’s practice is focused in three areas: entertainment (including... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Galactic Room

2:30pm

Springwood Productions Interview with Jess Garcia
Speakers
avatar for Larry Martin

Larry Martin

Founder/Owner, FakeLife Clothing
Fakelife clothing is a social enterprise founded on the business unusual practice of a for-profit business raising money to benefit others. Sales from our business benefit orphans and their communities in countries all over the world. | Inspired by an ear for music, an eye for creativity and a heart for hope, our story began growing up in the hardcore/punk music scene, being in bands, starting a record label, booking shows and printing merch... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 2:30pm - 2:45pm
TBA

2:45pm

The Empire Strikes Back: Can you Handle the Truth? | Music
Our most popular panel returns!!! How confident are you in your music? How much do you want real feedback from people who have to work with music every day? Artists will submit their music and those submissions are reviewed PUBLICALY to the entire panel with brutally honest feedback from the panelists. Think of it like our version of The Voice. Get the critique you crave from the experts. IF you can handle the truth!

Speakers
avatar for Jen Appel

Jen Appel

Founder, Catalyst Publicity Group
Jen Appel, CEO & Publicity Director | Born and raised in sunny South Florida, Jen Appel received her Bachelors in Communications and Culture from Indiana University in 2009. While at IU, Appel gained real-life experience as a member of PRSSA and spent her summers working at local South Florida PR firms assisting with all things event development and publicity outreach. After graduating, Jen opted to continue her education at Barry University to... Read More →
avatar for Buzz

Buzz

DARKCHILD ENTERTAINMENT
For the past 10 years Terry has continuously impressed label executives and the rest of the world by finding and matching some of today’s most creative talent the music business has seen. He is known for his ability to identify, spot and elevate raw talent. Today, he completely understands how to fulfill the role of the “traditional A&R”. Terry has a natural ability to spot the “X” factor in undiscovered raw... Read More →
avatar for Maria Gironas

Maria Gironas

Publicist, Reybee
Most people never fully grasp what they want to do for a career until much later in life. For Maria Gironas, she knew she wanted to be a music publicist since the age of 12 after meeting a publicist at a concert. Since then, she has stopped at nothing to break into the industry, using her ability to write and report through sites such as Bandsintown, MindEqualsBlown.net, YouTellConcerts.com, InfectiousMagazine.com, and Substream Magazine. She has... Read More →
avatar for Ulf Oesterle

Ulf Oesterle

Interim Director, Bandier Program, Syracuse University
Ulf Oesterle is an assistant professor in the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries at Syracuse University. Outside of teaching he started an indie label and artist management company, was the programmer and host of a weekly specialty radio show and has promoted concerts in upstate New York and NYC. He received a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the Newhouse School at SU in 2007. @ulfoesterle / @auxrecords... Read More →
avatar for Gizzy O’Toole

Gizzy O’Toole

Artist Relations and Marketing Manager, KHS America
Helping artists & brands connect since 2007. | | Responsible for day-to-day international artist relationship management for KHS America's exceptional family of artists. Co-create and manage sponsored brand events, negotiate Artist/ Brand partnership agreements, produce and archive artist marketing content to best support several brand's strategic initiatives. | | Artist Relations Manager for the following brands and Instruments... Read More →
avatar for Mark Schulz

Mark Schulz

Mark Schulz Philadelphia PA, Senior Executive Director, Philadelphia Chapter.   Before returning to the Recording Academy four years ago, he held the position of Project Manager for NARM, where he was involved in logistics for their national conference, as well as a series of Entertainment & Technology Law Conferences.   Prior to NARM, he worked as a project manager for the Red Stripe Plane Group, an entertainment company that... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Freedom Hall B

3:15pm

The Empire Strikes Back: Can you Handle the Truth? | Music : Round Two
Our most popular panel returns!!! How confident are you in your music? How much do you want real feedback from people who have to work with music every day? Artists will submit their music and those submissions are reviewed PUBLICALY to the entire panel with brutally honest feedback from the panelists. Think of it like our version of The Voice. Get the critique you crave from the experts. IF you can handle the truth!

Speakers
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Mike Mowery

OUTERLOOP MANAGEMENT
Mike Mowery is the president and managing partner of Outerloop Management and OuterloopRecords. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Outerloop manages 40+ artists including Refused, Darkest Hour, Escape The Fate and more. Mike is also the owner of EDM label Crime Kitchen, a partner of a multitude of EDM outlets such as website Raver Rafting, label Most Addictive Records, and YouTube channel... Read More →
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Uncle O

Power 99
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Lou Plaia

Co-Founder/EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations, ReverbNation
Lou Plaia is the Co-Founder / EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations of ReverbNation. In 2006, music industry veteran Lou Plaia co-founded ReverbNation. Since that time, ReverbNation has helped millions of emerging artists build their careers with its powerful career management and online marketing tools. These tools, combined with its rapidly growing A&R and Artist Development capabilities and broad industry relationships offer emerging... Read More →
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Deborah Zuke Smith

Owner, zuketunes LLC
Vocal Coach/Artist Mentor & Owner of zuketeas™ | | One of my greatest passions is helping rock artists. I find them to be fearless with their singing. My foundation is as a rock singer so the organic approach is very natural to me. Most rock artists I know and work with balance sensitivity with courage. They are pure vulnerability on stage. There is no working on a character. What you see is the true self. Some are so exposed on stage... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Freedom Hall B

4:00pm

Springwood Productions Interview with Jess Garcia
Speakers
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Jen Appel

Founder, Catalyst Publicity Group
Jen Appel, CEO & Publicity Director | Born and raised in sunny South Florida, Jen Appel received her Bachelors in Communications and Culture from Indiana University in 2009. While at IU, Appel gained real-life experience as a member of PRSSA and spent her summers working at local South Florida PR firms assisting with all things event development and publicity outreach. After graduating, Jen opted to continue her education at Barry University to... Read More →
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Stephanie Maksimow

Publicity Director, The Catalyst Publicity Group
Hailing from New York, Stephanie is a wanderlusty soul who has found herself living all over the country - from Long Island, to South Florida, New England, and now based in Seattle, Washington. From a very young age, Steph has been surrounded by music, making her love for various genres and the industry itself feel natural. As early as age 3, she started singing and dancing, playing piano and violin, and engulfed herself in the world of... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 4:00pm - 4:15pm
TBA

5:00pm

5:00pm

VIP Party at Fest Friday
If you are planning to attend April 14th, you are cordially invited our VIP Party at Fest Friday! 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Friday at Binns Park in the VIP Tent. Light fare and refreshments will be available

Speakers
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Patrick (Peanut)

Owner / Co-Founder, Teamearly Management
Born and raised in Philia, PA. In 2002 starting working with Rocafella Records as a Road manager for Philia base group State Property Artist Beanie Segal Freeway Young Gunz Peedi Crakk O& Sparks .. once Freeway got his solo deal and dropped his classic album Philadelphia Freeway I started working with him as his Road manager/ DJ performing all over the country for more than 15 years.. I learned every aspect of the music business from major... Read More →
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Jen Appel

Founder, Catalyst Publicity Group
Jen Appel, CEO & Publicity Director | Born and raised in sunny South Florida, Jen Appel received her Bachelors in Communications and Culture from Indiana University in 2009. While at IU, Appel gained real-life experience as a member of PRSSA and spent her summers working at local South Florida PR firms assisting with all things event development and publicity outreach. After graduating, Jen opted to continue her education at Barry University to... Read More →
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Tim Borror

United Talent Agency
Tim Borror born in Washington D.C. and raised in Kenneth Square in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Timattended the Art Institute of Philadelphia where he earned a degree in Music Business. An entrepreneur at heart, Tim started a boutique agency during college called the All-Access Agency, representing fast-growing bands including Type O Negative, whose success caused a larger firm, Artists & Audience, to... Read More →
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Jonny Boucher

Founder + CEO, Hope for the Day
I've worked in a variety of capacities within the music industry since I was 13. Gradually I realized that there was a gaping void at concerts created by the fact that while lyrics talked viscerally about mental health and suicide, there was nobody to tangibly follow up with these emotions after shows. This was one of the sources of motivation for me founding Hope for the Day (HFTD), which I have been CEO of since 2011. We're all about... Read More →
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Buzz

DARKCHILD ENTERTAINMENT
For the past 10 years Terry has continuously impressed label executives and the rest of the world by finding and matching some of today’s most creative talent the music business has seen. He is known for his ability to identify, spot and elevate raw talent. Today, he completely understands how to fulfill the role of the “traditional A&R”. Terry has a natural ability to spot the “X” factor in undiscovered raw... Read More →
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Mike Carpenter

Partner, Adjust Creative
Mike has deep experience in design, branding, marketing, and tech. He's helped launch several businesses and can offer practical advice for performers, entrepreneurs, and storytellers. | | Mike will be at LAUNCH talking about TEI and the awesome things we're building together. | | He likes to mix beer and ideas. Say hello. | | ---- | His company, Adjust Creative is a design firm in Chicago that works with several industry... Read More →
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Jim Digby

President & Chair of the Board of Directors, Event Safety Alliance
30 plus year veteran of the live music and event production industry. Highly experienced in domestic and international live event execution, team building, partnership development, and crisis management as applied to the successful execution of global entertainment production.A fierce advocate for the advancement and application of safety controls and education within the live event sector, a highly-regarded keynote speaker on life safety issues... Read More →
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Eva

CEO/ President, FATA Booking Agency
FATA Booking Agency is a company that plans live concerts, tours, and other events for its artists and clients. We represent artists mainly in North America, however we have territories in Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Australia and Eastern Europe. FATA Booking works based on hands on experience in tour production with a personal touch. FATA Booking has worked with Jimmy Eat World, Coheed and Cambria, Flogging Molly, Elliott, Hot Water Music... Read More →
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Christine Feola

Promoter and Talent Buyer, House of Independents
Christine has been booking Asbury Park, NJ for a little over 5 years. She started her own company, Dark City Entertainment, 4 years ago and focused on developing a strong Asbury Park music scene. She also ran a successful event every Monday at the Wonder Bar for the last 4 years dubbed Happy Mondays that showcased two local bands and one touring. Christine books The Stone Pony and Convention Hall as well. She has been booking and curating... Read More →
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Maria Gironas

Publicist, Reybee
Most people never fully grasp what they want to do for a career until much later in life. For Maria Gironas, she knew she wanted to be a music publicist since the age of 12 after meeting a publicist at a concert. Since then, she has stopped at nothing to break into the industry, using her ability to write and report through sites such as Bandsintown, MindEqualsBlown.net, YouTellConcerts.com, InfectiousMagazine.com, and Substream Magazine. She has... Read More →
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Heather Griffith

Publicist, Fearless Records
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Jeanne Hoffmann

Capital Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Jeanne concentrates her practice in intellectual property and business litigation and transactions. She handles all facets of business and intellectual property litigation and has extensive experience handling diverse matters in both the state and federal courts. Jeanne has represented clients in protecting their intellectual property by providing clearance opinions for trademark filings, preparing copyright and trademark applications and... Read More →
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Michael Kealey

Owner, Motor Scout Music Publishing
Lancaster, PA based music publishing and rights management agency placing music in film, television and advertising mediums.Let’s identify the trends, the sounds, and the methodology of getting your music in front of the right people, at the right time and for the right project.
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Jen Kellogg

Partner, The Entertainment Institute
I'm the conference programmer for LAUNCH - so please feel free to give me your feedback on the event! I'm also the tour accountant for the Vans Warped Tour, Partner at TEI, and teach at Columbia College Chicago (Producing and Touring Live Entertainment). To round out my event producing life, I also produce the school carnival my kids' school. | | I love helping people figure out their careers and life, crunching numbers, and traveling. I'm a... Read More →
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Kyla Lombardo

Marketing Director, Red Frog Events
I optimize the relationship between entertainment properties, artists, brands and media. I am the Festival Marketing Director for Red Frog Events (RFE). Our festivals include Firefly Music Festival in Dover DE, Shamrockfest in D.C. and Chicago Beer Classic. Prior to joining RFE, I was the Marketing Director for Riot Fest.
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Kevin Lyman

CEO, 4Fini Inc.
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans.  Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Down from the... Read More →
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Stephanie Maksimow

Publicity Director, The Catalyst Publicity Group
Hailing from New York, Stephanie is a wanderlusty soul who has found herself living all over the country - from Long Island, to South Florida, New England, and now based in Seattle, Washington. From a very young age, Steph has been surrounded by music, making her love for various genres and the industry itself feel natural. As early as age 3, she started singing and dancing, playing piano and violin, and engulfed herself in the world of... Read More →
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Larry Martin

Founder/Owner, FakeLife Clothing
Fakelife clothing is a social enterprise founded on the business unusual practice of a for-profit business raising money to benefit others. Sales from our business benefit orphans and their communities in countries all over the world. | Inspired by an ear for music, an eye for creativity and a heart for hope, our story began growing up in the hardcore/punk music scene, being in bands, starting a record label, booking shows and printing merch... Read More →
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Finn Mckenty

CreativeLive / The Punk Rock MBA
I am a survivor of the 90s hardcore and graffiti scenes and spent my youth going to basement shows, making zines, and writing my name on other people’s stuff. Somewhere along the way I channeled my passion for DIY culture into a passion for business and entrepreneurship, and my secret mission is to build an army of hardcore-kids-turned-CEOs that will take over the business world. I am currently the Executive Producer of Music & Audio... Read More →
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Dave McWane

President, Big D and the Kids Table
Big D has produced 17 CDs. Their double album, Stomp and Stroll raised $40,000 on Kickstarter and won Best Punk Band of the 2014 Boston Music Awards. Their release, Strictly Rude, was touted as The Best SKA Record of the New Millennium by Alternative Press magazine. Big D was also recognized in 1999 as the Best New SKA Band at the Boston Music Awards. In 2008, David produced the CD Strictly Mixed & Mashed with artist dj BC, which won the 2008... Read More →
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Darby Moeller

Director of Partner Relations, Artist Relations, and Business Development, Sixthman
After 10 years working at record labels in marketing (Columbia Records, Mom+Pop) I decided to make a move and found an incredible company called Sixthman who curates and produces festivals at sea. I began as a Partner Relations Manager working with each of our Host artists, agents, managers, and headliners to execute their vision for a festival on a ship. In that time I was also able to bring my music industry experience and passion to the... Read More →
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Randy Nichols

Owner-Operator, Force Media Management
I have guided my artists to several Gold records and Grammy nominations. Overseen releases and sold out tours on six continents. My acts have seen a combined sales of over 3 million records and $10 million plus dollars in merchandise sales. | | Regularly invited to speak about artist management, merchandise and technology at conferences including SXSW, CMJ, Launch Music Conference, Montauk Music Festival as well as several universities... Read More →
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Uncle O

Power 99
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Ulf Oesterle

Interim Director, Bandier Program, Syracuse University
Ulf Oesterle is an assistant professor in the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries at Syracuse University. Outside of teaching he started an indie label and artist management company, was the programmer and host of a weekly specialty radio show and has promoted concerts in upstate New York and NYC. He received a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the Newhouse School at SU in 2007. @ulfoesterle / @auxrecords... Read More →
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Gizzy O’Toole

Artist Relations and Marketing Manager, KHS America
Helping artists & brands connect since 2007. | | Responsible for day-to-day international artist relationship management for KHS America's exceptional family of artists. Co-create and manage sponsored brand events, negotiate Artist/ Brand partnership agreements, produce and archive artist marketing content to best support several brand's strategic initiatives. | | Artist Relations Manager for the following brands and Instruments... Read More →
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Lou Plaia

Co-Founder/EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations, ReverbNation
Lou Plaia is the Co-Founder / EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations of ReverbNation. In 2006, music industry veteran Lou Plaia co-founded ReverbNation. Since that time, ReverbNation has helped millions of emerging artists build their careers with its powerful career management and online marketing tools. These tools, combined with its rapidly growing A&R and Artist Development capabilities and broad industry relationships offer emerging... Read More →
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Nikhil Potdar

Creative Director, Outerloop Management
Nikhil Potdar is a manager/producer for Outerloop, Director of Business Development & Marketing for Sumerian Records, an Advisory Board Member for Hope for the Day, and a Associate Member of the Recording Academy.
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John Riccardi

Strategic Account Manager - Music, Eventbrite
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Brian Rosenblatt

Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Brian joined Bryce Downey & Lenkov, leaving one of Illinois’ top 25 largest law firms after nearly 15 years. Brian previously developed and co-chaired an Entertainment, Media and Privacy Practice Group, and Intellectual Property Group at his past firms. Brian brings his entire platform to Bryce Downey & Lenkov, where he continues to expand his national practice. | | Brian’s practice is focused in three areas: entertainment (including... Read More →
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Dan Rozenblum

Senior Agent, Circle Talent Agency
Dan has been booking tours for bands since the mid 1990’s.   Initially started with his own band, while running his own DIY venue and talent buying for a number of clubs around his college town of Tallahassee, FL, word spread and other bands, both local and nationally signed acts cued up with Dan for booking.  While simultaneously running a record shop, hosting a nationally renown metal radio program as DJ, and talent buying as a promoter... Read More →
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Kristin Schloesser

Founder / Co-Owner, We Are Team Hans, llc
Kristin aka "Gypsy" founded We Are Team Hans, llc in 2011 with her husband Hans, although HANS actually stands for Have A Nice Show. The company was founded to be an all-in-one development/mgmt/marketing/touring machine for bands, as well as their crews. Gypsy has Tour Managed / Produced such tours as the Monster Energy Get Loud Tour with Bone Thugs n Harmony, 17 band festival Scream It Like You Mean It, Decibel Magazine tour and numerous... Read More →
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Mark Schulz

Mark Schulz Philadelphia PA, Senior Executive Director, Philadelphia Chapter.   Before returning to the Recording Academy four years ago, he held the position of Project Manager for NARM, where he was involved in logistics for their national conference, as well as a series of Entertainment & Technology Law Conferences.   Prior to NARM, he worked as a project manager for the Red Stripe Plane Group, an entertainment company that... Read More →
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Carl Severson

Founder, Good Fight Entertainment LLC
Armed with the knowledge and experience from the multiple bands he'd developed, his work at Roadrunner, operating Rerret Music for over a decade, and touring as vocalist for Nora, Carl Severson co-founded Good Fight Entertainment with an emphasis on label services congruent with the evolving recorded music climate. At the end of the day, with over 2.5 million album sales under his belt, Severson is most proud of having helped his friends do... Read More →
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Deborah Zuke Smith

Owner, zuketunes LLC
Vocal Coach/Artist Mentor & Owner of zuketeas™ | | One of my greatest passions is helping rock artists. I find them to be fearless with their singing. My foundation is as a rock singer so the organic approach is very natural to me. Most rock artists I know and work with balance sensitivity with courage. They are pure vulnerability on stage. There is no working on a character. What you see is the true self. Some are so exposed on stage... Read More →
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Brian Storm

Editor in Chief, Rock Feed / MetalSucks
I'm the founder and Editor in Chief of Rock Feed and a correspondent for Metal Sucks. I also spend time putting pizza in a blender and producing YouTube videos.
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Eric Tobin

VP Sales and Artist Development, Hopeless Records and Sub City
Eric Tobin is the Vice President of Business Development and A&R at Hopeless Records and Sub City Non Profit.  He began his tenure at Hopeless over ten years ago as the label's in-house booking agent, drawing on his experience of several years of touring as both tour manager and live sound technician. At Hopeless, Eric currently oversees three core business areas: domestic sales and business development, international strategy and... Read More →
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Kate Truscott

Sponsorships & New Business Development Empress, 4Fini Inc.
Kate Truscott is one half of the dynamic duo that makes up the 4Fini Nashville office where sponsorship strategy is handled from introduction through activation. Kate works with clients to create and execute key programs that allow them to access all that the 4Fini properties have to offer including social media and digital integration, artist relations, onsite marketing, and management of all staff each summer on the Vans Warped Tour. Prior... Read More →
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Jeremy Weiss

Founder & Owner, LMC&F/The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss is the founder and owner of  The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors: CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, The Champ venue, CI Productions, CI Design & Printing, & the CI band management arm.  CI Records (est. 1987) has signed notable acts, such as August Burns Red, Texas In July, Carousel Kings, The Pink Spiders, Vision, Sense Field, The... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Fest Friday Binns Park

5:15pm

The Chance
$10.00 Adv/$10.00 D.O.S.
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Friday April 14, 2017 5:15pm - 5:45pm
FEST FRIDAY at Binns Park - York College Stage

5:30pm

5:45pm

6:00pm

Glass Mansions
$10.00 Adv/$10.00 D.O.S.
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Friday April 14, 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm
FEST FRIDAY at Binns Park - York College Stage

6:15pm

6:30pm

6:45pm

Madison Ryan
$10.00 Adv/$10.00 D.O.S.
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Friday April 14, 2017 6:45pm - 7:15pm
FEST FRIDAY at Binns Park - York College Stage

7:00pm

7:15pm

7:30pm

Angela Michelle Walker
$10.00 Adv/$10.00 D.O.S.
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Friday April 14, 2017 7:30pm - 8:00pm
FEST FRIDAY at Binns Park - York College Stage

7:45pm

8:00pm

Devix
Friday April 14, 2017 8:00pm - 8:30pm
FEST FRIDAY at Binns Park - Acoustic Stage

8:00pm

Herschel Hoover
$8.00 Adv-$10/D.O.S.
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Friday April 14, 2017 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Lizard Lounge 223 Water Street

8:15pm

June Divided
$10.00 Adv/$10.00 D.O.S.
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Friday April 14, 2017 8:15pm - 8:45pm
FEST FRIDAY at Binns Park - York College Stage

8:45pm

Broke Royals
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Friday April 14, 2017 8:45pm - 9:15pm
Lizard Lounge 223 Water Street

8:45pm

Hot Jam Factory

$18.00 Adv-$20.00/D.O.S.
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Friday April 14, 2017 8:45pm - 9:15pm
Chameleon Club 23 N Water St, Lancaster, PA 17603

8:45pm

9:30pm

Resting
$8.00 Adv-$10/D.O.S.
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Friday April 14, 2017 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Lizard Lounge 223 Water Street

10:00pm

Deaf Rhino
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Friday April 14, 2017 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Galactic Room

10:00pm

Pat Foran
FREE/Open to the Public
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Friday April 14, 2017 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Penn Grille 2 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

10:00pm

selfhelpme
FREE/Open to the Public
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Friday April 14, 2017 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Marion Court 7 E Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17602

10:15pm

Cousin
$8.00 Adv-$10/D.O.S.
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Friday April 14, 2017 10:15pm - 10:45pm
Lizard Lounge 223 Water Street

10:15pm

RJD2

$18.00 Adv-$20.00/D.O.S.
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Friday April 14, 2017 10:15pm - 11:30pm
Chameleon Club 23 N Water St, Lancaster, PA 17603

10:30pm

The Nice Ones
$5.00 Adv-D.O.S.
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Friday April 14, 2017 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Galactic Room

10:45pm

Kerin Maguire
FREE/Open to the Public
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Friday April 14, 2017 10:45pm - 11:15pm
Penn Grille 2 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

10:45pm

Megosh
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Friday April 14, 2017 10:45pm - 11:15pm
Marion Court 7 E Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17602

11:00pm

Stacked Like Pancakes
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Friday April 14, 2017 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Galactic Room

11:00pm

Woven In Hiatus
$8.00 Adv-$10/D.O.S.
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Friday April 14, 2017 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Lizard Lounge 223 Water Street

11:30pm

Danielle & Jennifer
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Friday April 14, 2017 11:30pm - Saturday April 15, 2017 12:00am
Penn Grille 2 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

11:30pm

Elsie & The Vibe
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Friday April 14, 2017 11:30pm - Saturday April 15, 2017 12:00am
Marion Court 7 E Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17602

11:30pm

Jake Tavill
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Friday April 14, 2017 11:30pm - Saturday April 15, 2017 12:00am
Galactic Room

11:45pm

Send Request
$8.00 Adv-$10/D.O.S.
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Friday April 14, 2017 11:45pm - Saturday April 15, 2017 12:15am
Lizard Lounge 223 Water Street

12:00am

Balkun Brothers
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Saturday April 15, 2017 12:00am - 12:30am
Galactic Room

12:15am

Eugene Tyler Band (SB)
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Saturday April 15, 2017 12:15am - 12:45am
Penn Grille 2 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

12:15am

Kayla Rae
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Saturday April 15, 2017 12:15am - 12:45am
Marion Court 7 E Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17602

12:30am

Soulios
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Saturday April 15, 2017 12:30am - 1:00am
Galactic Room

12:30am

Sparrows
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Saturday April 15, 2017 12:30am - 1:00am
Lizard Lounge 223 Water Street

1:00am

Lisa Heller
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Saturday April 15, 2017 1:00am - 1:30am
Penn Grille 2 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

1:00am

Pentley Holmes
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Saturday April 15, 2017 1:00am - 1:30am
Marion Court 7 E Marion St, Lancaster, PA 17602

1:15am

Androgynous Jesus
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Saturday April 15, 2017 1:15am - 1:45am
Lizard Lounge 223 Water Street
 
Saturday, April 15
 

9:00am

MeMentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kevin Lyman
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Kevin Lyman

CEO, 4Fini Inc.
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans.  Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Down from the... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Bradley Walden
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Bradley Walden

Singer, Emarosa
Member of the American rock band Emarosa. 10+ years experience in the music industry,


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Brian Rosenblatt
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Brian Rosenblatt

Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Brian joined Bryce Downey & Lenkov, leaving one of Illinois’ top 25 largest law firms after nearly 15 years. Brian previously developed and co-chaired an Entertainment, Media and Privacy Practice Group, and Intellectual Property Group at his past firms. Brian brings his entire platform to Bryce Downey & Lenkov, where he continues to expand his national practice. | | Brian’s practice is focused in three areas: entertainment (including... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Carl Severson
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Carl Severson

Founder, Good Fight Entertainment LLC
Armed with the knowledge and experience from the multiple bands he'd developed, his work at Roadrunner, operating Rerret Music for over a decade, and touring as vocalist for Nora, Carl Severson co-founded Good Fight Entertainment with an emphasis on label services congruent with the evolving recorded music climate. At the end of the day, with over 2.5 million album sales under his belt, Severson is most proud of having helped his friends do... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Christine Feola
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Christine Feola

Promoter and Talent Buyer, House of Independents
Christine has been booking Asbury Park, NJ for a little over 5 years. She started her own company, Dark City Entertainment, 4 years ago and focused on developing a strong Asbury Park music scene. She also ran a successful event every Monday at the Wonder Bar for the last 4 years dubbed Happy Mondays that showcased two local bands and one touring. Christine books The Stone Pony and Convention Hall as well. She has been booking and curating... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Darby Moeller
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Darby Moeller

Director of Partner Relations, Artist Relations, and Business Development, Sixthman
After 10 years working at record labels in marketing (Columbia Records, Mom+Pop) I decided to make a move and found an incredible company called Sixthman who curates and produces festivals at sea. I began as a Partner Relations Manager working with each of our Host artists, agents, managers, and headliners to execute their vision for a festival on a ship. In that time I was also able to bring my music industry experience and passion to the... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Dave McWane
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Dave McWane

President, Big D and the Kids Table
Big D has produced 17 CDs. Their double album, Stomp and Stroll raised $40,000 on Kickstarter and won Best Punk Band of the 2014 Boston Music Awards. Their release, Strictly Rude, was touted as The Best SKA Record of the New Millennium by Alternative Press magazine. Big D was also recognized in 1999 as the Best New SKA Band at the Boston Music Awards. In 2008, David produced the CD Strictly Mixed & Mashed with artist dj BC, which won the 2008... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Deborah Zuke Smith
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Deborah Zuke Smith

Owner, zuketunes LLC
Vocal Coach/Artist Mentor & Owner of zuketeas™ | | One of my greatest passions is helping rock artists. I find them to be fearless with their singing. My foundation is as a rock singer so the organic approach is very natural to me. Most rock artists I know and work with balance sensitivity with courage. They are pure vulnerability on stage. There is no working on a character. What you see is the true self. Some are so exposed on stage... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Eric Tobin
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Eric Tobin

VP Sales and Artist Development, Hopeless Records and Sub City
Eric Tobin is the Vice President of Business Development and A&R at Hopeless Records and Sub City Non Profit.  He began his tenure at Hopeless over ten years ago as the label's in-house booking agent, drawing on his experience of several years of touring as both tour manager and live sound technician. At Hopeless, Eric currently oversees three core business areas: domestic sales and business development, international strategy and... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Eva Alexiou-Reo
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Eva

CEO/ President, FATA Booking Agency
FATA Booking Agency is a company that plans live concerts, tours, and other events for its artists and clients. We represent artists mainly in North America, however we have territories in Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Australia and Eastern Europe. FATA Booking works based on hands on experience in tour production with a personal touch. FATA Booking has worked with Jimmy Eat World, Coheed and Cambria, Flogging Molly, Elliott, Hot Water Music... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Finn Mckenty
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Finn Mckenty

CreativeLive / The Punk Rock MBA
I am a survivor of the 90s hardcore and graffiti scenes and spent my youth going to basement shows, making zines, and writing my name on other people’s stuff. Somewhere along the way I channeled my passion for DIY culture into a passion for business and entrepreneurship, and my secret mission is to build an army of hardcore-kids-turned-CEOs that will take over the business world. I am currently the Executive Producer of Music & Audio... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Gizzy O'Toole
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Gizzy O’Toole

Artist Relations and Marketing Manager, KHS America
Helping artists & brands connect since 2007. | | Responsible for day-to-day international artist relationship management for KHS America's exceptional family of artists. Co-create and manage sponsored brand events, negotiate Artist/ Brand partnership agreements, produce and archive artist marketing content to best support several brand's strategic initiatives. | | Artist Relations Manager for the following brands and Instruments... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Heather Griffith
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Heather Griffith

Publicist, Fearless Records


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jeanne Hoffman
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Jeanne Hoffmann

Capital Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Jeanne concentrates her practice in intellectual property and business litigation and transactions. She handles all facets of business and intellectual property litigation and has extensive experience handling diverse matters in both the state and federal courts. Jeanne has represented clients in protecting their intellectual property by providing clearance opinions for trademark filings, preparing copyright and trademark applications and... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jen Appel
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Jen Appel

Founder, Catalyst Publicity Group
Jen Appel, CEO & Publicity Director | Born and raised in sunny South Florida, Jen Appel received her Bachelors in Communications and Culture from Indiana University in 2009. While at IU, Appel gained real-life experience as a member of PRSSA and spent her summers working at local South Florida PR firms assisting with all things event development and publicity outreach. After graduating, Jen opted to continue her education at Barry University to... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jen Kellogg
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Jen Kellogg

Partner, The Entertainment Institute
I'm the conference programmer for LAUNCH - so please feel free to give me your feedback on the event! I'm also the tour accountant for the Vans Warped Tour, Partner at TEI, and teach at Columbia College Chicago (Producing and Touring Live Entertainment). To round out my event producing life, I also produce the school carnival my kids' school. | | I love helping people figure out their careers and life, crunching numbers, and traveling. I'm a... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jeremy Weiss
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Jeremy Weiss

Founder & Owner, LMC&F/The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss is the founder and owner of  The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors: CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, The Champ venue, CI Productions, CI Design & Printing, & the CI band management arm.  CI Records (est. 1987) has signed notable acts, such as August Burns Red, Texas In July, Carousel Kings, The Pink Spiders, Vision, Sense Field, The... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jim Digby
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Jim Digby

President & Chair of the Board of Directors, Event Safety Alliance
30 plus year veteran of the live music and event production industry. Highly experienced in domestic and international live event execution, team building, partnership development, and crisis management as applied to the successful execution of global entertainment production.A fierce advocate for the advancement and application of safety controls and education within the live event sector, a highly-regarded keynote speaker on life safety issues... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with John Riccardi
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John Riccardi

Strategic Account Manager - Music, Eventbrite


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kate Truscott
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Kate Truscott

Sponsorships & New Business Development Empress, 4Fini Inc.
Kate Truscott is one half of the dynamic duo that makes up the 4Fini Nashville office where sponsorship strategy is handled from introduction through activation. Kate works with clients to create and execute key programs that allow them to access all that the 4Fini properties have to offer including social media and digital integration, artist relations, onsite marketing, and management of all staff each summer on the Vans Warped Tour. Prior... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kristin Schloesser
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Jeremy Weiss

Founder & Owner, LMC&F/The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss is the founder and owner of  The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors: CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, The Champ venue, CI Productions, CI Design & Printing, & the CI band management arm.  CI Records (est. 1987) has signed notable acts, such as August Burns Red, Texas In July, Carousel Kings, The Pink Spiders, Vision, Sense Field, The... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kyla Lombardo
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Kyla Lombardo

Marketing Director, Red Frog Events
I optimize the relationship between entertainment properties, artists, brands and media. I am the Festival Marketing Director for Red Frog Events (RFE). Our festivals include Firefly Music Festival in Dover DE, Shamrockfest in D.C. and Chicago Beer Classic. Prior to joining RFE, I was the Marketing Director for Riot Fest.


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Larry Martin
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Larry Martin

Founder/Owner, FakeLife Clothing
Fakelife clothing is a social enterprise founded on the business unusual practice of a for-profit business raising money to benefit others. Sales from our business benefit orphans and their communities in countries all over the world. | Inspired by an ear for music, an eye for creativity and a heart for hope, our story began growing up in the hardcore/punk music scene, being in bands, starting a record label, booking shows and printing merch... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Lou Plaia
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Lou Plaia

Co-Founder/EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations, ReverbNation
Lou Plaia is the Co-Founder / EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations of ReverbNation. In 2006, music industry veteran Lou Plaia co-founded ReverbNation. Since that time, ReverbNation has helped millions of emerging artists build their careers with its powerful career management and online marketing tools. These tools, combined with its rapidly growing A&R and Artist Development capabilities and broad industry relationships offer emerging... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Maria Gironas
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Heather Griffith

Publicist, Fearless Records


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Michael Kealey
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Michael Kealey

Owner, Motor Scout Music Publishing
Lancaster, PA based music publishing and rights management agency placing music in film, television and advertising mediums.Let’s identify the trends, the sounds, and the methodology of getting your music in front of the right people, at the right time and for the right project.


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Mike Carpenter
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Mike Carpenter

Partner, Adjust Creative
Mike has deep experience in design, branding, marketing, and tech. He's helped launch several businesses and can offer practical advice for performers, entrepreneurs, and storytellers. | | Mike will be at LAUNCH talking about TEI and the awesome things we're building together. | | He likes to mix beer and ideas. Say hello. | | ---- | His company, Adjust Creative is a design firm in Chicago that works with several industry... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Mike Mowery
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Mike Mowery

OUTERLOOP MANAGEMENT
Mike Mowery is the president and managing partner of Outerloop Management and OuterloopRecords. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Outerloop manages 40+ artists including Refused, Darkest Hour, Escape The Fate and more. Mike is also the owner of EDM label Crime Kitchen, a partner of a multitude of EDM outlets such as website Raver Rafting, label Most Addictive Records, and YouTube channel... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Nikhil Potdar
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Nikhil Potdar

Creative Director, Outerloop Management
Nikhil Potdar is a manager/producer for Outerloop, Director of Business Development & Marketing for Sumerian Records, an Advisory Board Member for Hope for the Day, and a Associate Member of the Recording Academy.


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Patrick (Peanut)
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Patrick (Peanut)

Owner / Co-Founder, Teamearly Management
Born and raised in Philia, PA. In 2002 starting working with Rocafella Records as a Road manager for Philia base group State Property Artist Beanie Segal Freeway Young Gunz Peedi Crakk O& Sparks .. once Freeway got his solo deal and dropped his classic album Philadelphia Freeway I started working with him as his Road manager/ DJ performing all over the country for more than 15 years.. I learned every aspect of the music business from major... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Randy Nichols
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Randy Nichols

Owner-Operator, Force Media Management
I have guided my artists to several Gold records and Grammy nominations. Overseen releases and sold out tours on six continents. My acts have seen a combined sales of over 3 million records and $10 million plus dollars in merchandise sales. | | Regularly invited to speak about artist management, merchandise and technology at conferences including SXSW, CMJ, Launch Music Conference, Montauk Music Festival as well as several universities... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Stephanie Maksimow
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Stephanie Maksimow

Publicity Director, The Catalyst Publicity Group
Hailing from New York, Stephanie is a wanderlusty soul who has found herself living all over the country - from Long Island, to South Florida, New England, and now based in Seattle, Washington. From a very young age, Steph has been surrounded by music, making her love for various genres and the industry itself feel natural. As early as age 3, she started singing and dancing, playing piano and violin, and engulfed herself in the world of... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:00am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Ulf Oesterle
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Ulf Oesterle

Interim Director, Bandier Program, Syracuse University
Ulf Oesterle is an assistant professor in the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries at Syracuse University. Outside of teaching he started an indie label and artist management company, was the programmer and host of a weekly specialty radio show and has promoted concerts in upstate New York and NYC. He received a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the Newhouse School at SU in 2007. @ulfoesterle / @auxrecords... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Bradley Walden
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Bradley Walden

Singer, Emarosa
Member of the American rock band Emarosa. 10+ years experience in the music industry,


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Brian Rosenblatt
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Brian Rosenblatt

Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Brian joined Bryce Downey & Lenkov, leaving one of Illinois’ top 25 largest law firms after nearly 15 years. Brian previously developed and co-chaired an Entertainment, Media and Privacy Practice Group, and Intellectual Property Group at his past firms. Brian brings his entire platform to Bryce Downey & Lenkov, where he continues to expand his national practice. | | Brian’s practice is focused in three areas: entertainment (including... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Carl Severson
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Carl Severson

Founder, Good Fight Entertainment LLC
Armed with the knowledge and experience from the multiple bands he'd developed, his work at Roadrunner, operating Rerret Music for over a decade, and touring as vocalist for Nora, Carl Severson co-founded Good Fight Entertainment with an emphasis on label services congruent with the evolving recorded music climate. At the end of the day, with over 2.5 million album sales under his belt, Severson is most proud of having helped his friends do... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Christine Feola
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Christine Feola

Promoter and Talent Buyer, House of Independents
Christine has been booking Asbury Park, NJ for a little over 5 years. She started her own company, Dark City Entertainment, 4 years ago and focused on developing a strong Asbury Park music scene. She also ran a successful event every Monday at the Wonder Bar for the last 4 years dubbed Happy Mondays that showcased two local bands and one touring. Christine books The Stone Pony and Convention Hall as well. She has been booking and curating... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Darby Moeller
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Darby Moeller

Director of Partner Relations, Artist Relations, and Business Development, Sixthman
After 10 years working at record labels in marketing (Columbia Records, Mom+Pop) I decided to make a move and found an incredible company called Sixthman who curates and produces festivals at sea. I began as a Partner Relations Manager working with each of our Host artists, agents, managers, and headliners to execute their vision for a festival on a ship. In that time I was also able to bring my music industry experience and passion to the... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Dave McWane
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Dave McWane

President, Big D and the Kids Table
Big D has produced 17 CDs. Their double album, Stomp and Stroll raised $40,000 on Kickstarter and won Best Punk Band of the 2014 Boston Music Awards. Their release, Strictly Rude, was touted as The Best SKA Record of the New Millennium by Alternative Press magazine. Big D was also recognized in 1999 as the Best New SKA Band at the Boston Music Awards. In 2008, David produced the CD Strictly Mixed & Mashed with artist dj BC, which won the 2008... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Deborah Zuke Smith
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Deborah Zuke Smith

Owner, zuketunes LLC
Vocal Coach/Artist Mentor & Owner of zuketeas™ | | One of my greatest passions is helping rock artists. I find them to be fearless with their singing. My foundation is as a rock singer so the organic approach is very natural to me. Most rock artists I know and work with balance sensitivity with courage. They are pure vulnerability on stage. There is no working on a character. What you see is the true self. Some are so exposed on stage... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Eric Tobin
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Eric Tobin

VP Sales and Artist Development, Hopeless Records and Sub City
Eric Tobin is the Vice President of Business Development and A&R at Hopeless Records and Sub City Non Profit.  He began his tenure at Hopeless over ten years ago as the label's in-house booking agent, drawing on his experience of several years of touring as both tour manager and live sound technician. At Hopeless, Eric currently oversees three core business areas: domestic sales and business development, international strategy and... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Eva Alexiou-Reo
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Eva

CEO/ President, FATA Booking Agency
FATA Booking Agency is a company that plans live concerts, tours, and other events for its artists and clients. We represent artists mainly in North America, however we have territories in Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Australia and Eastern Europe. FATA Booking works based on hands on experience in tour production with a personal touch. FATA Booking has worked with Jimmy Eat World, Coheed and Cambria, Flogging Molly, Elliott, Hot Water Music... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Finn Mckenty
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Finn Mckenty

CreativeLive / The Punk Rock MBA
I am a survivor of the 90s hardcore and graffiti scenes and spent my youth going to basement shows, making zines, and writing my name on other people’s stuff. Somewhere along the way I channeled my passion for DIY culture into a passion for business and entrepreneurship, and my secret mission is to build an army of hardcore-kids-turned-CEOs that will take over the business world. I am currently the Executive Producer of Music & Audio... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Gizzy O'Toole
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Gizzy O’Toole

Artist Relations and Marketing Manager, KHS America
Helping artists & brands connect since 2007. | | Responsible for day-to-day international artist relationship management for KHS America's exceptional family of artists. Co-create and manage sponsored brand events, negotiate Artist/ Brand partnership agreements, produce and archive artist marketing content to best support several brand's strategic initiatives. | | Artist Relations Manager for the following brands and Instruments... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Heather Griffith
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Heather Griffith

Publicist, Fearless Records


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jeanne Hoffman
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Jeanne Hoffmann

Capital Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Jeanne concentrates her practice in intellectual property and business litigation and transactions. She handles all facets of business and intellectual property litigation and has extensive experience handling diverse matters in both the state and federal courts. Jeanne has represented clients in protecting their intellectual property by providing clearance opinions for trademark filings, preparing copyright and trademark applications and... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jen Appel
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Jen Appel

Founder, Catalyst Publicity Group
Jen Appel, CEO & Publicity Director | Born and raised in sunny South Florida, Jen Appel received her Bachelors in Communications and Culture from Indiana University in 2009. While at IU, Appel gained real-life experience as a member of PRSSA and spent her summers working at local South Florida PR firms assisting with all things event development and publicity outreach. After graduating, Jen opted to continue her education at Barry University to... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jen Kellogg
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Jen Kellogg

Partner, The Entertainment Institute
I'm the conference programmer for LAUNCH - so please feel free to give me your feedback on the event! I'm also the tour accountant for the Vans Warped Tour, Partner at TEI, and teach at Columbia College Chicago (Producing and Touring Live Entertainment). To round out my event producing life, I also produce the school carnival my kids' school. | | I love helping people figure out their careers and life, crunching numbers, and traveling. I'm a... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jeremy Weiss
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Jeremy Weiss

Founder & Owner, LMC&F/The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss is the founder and owner of  The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors: CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, The Champ venue, CI Productions, CI Design & Printing, & the CI band management arm.  CI Records (est. 1987) has signed notable acts, such as August Burns Red, Texas In July, Carousel Kings, The Pink Spiders, Vision, Sense Field, The... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jim Digby
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Jim Digby

President & Chair of the Board of Directors, Event Safety Alliance
30 plus year veteran of the live music and event production industry. Highly experienced in domestic and international live event execution, team building, partnership development, and crisis management as applied to the successful execution of global entertainment production.A fierce advocate for the advancement and application of safety controls and education within the live event sector, a highly-regarded keynote speaker on life safety issues... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with John Riccardi
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John Riccardi

Strategic Account Manager - Music, Eventbrite


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kate Truscott
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Kate Truscott

Sponsorships & New Business Development Empress, 4Fini Inc.
Kate Truscott is one half of the dynamic duo that makes up the 4Fini Nashville office where sponsorship strategy is handled from introduction through activation. Kate works with clients to create and execute key programs that allow them to access all that the 4Fini properties have to offer including social media and digital integration, artist relations, onsite marketing, and management of all staff each summer on the Vans Warped Tour. Prior... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kevin Lyman
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Kevin Lyman

CEO, 4Fini Inc.
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans.  Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Down from the... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kristin Schloesser
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Jeremy Weiss

Founder & Owner, LMC&F/The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss is the founder and owner of  The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors: CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, The Champ venue, CI Productions, CI Design & Printing, & the CI band management arm.  CI Records (est. 1987) has signed notable acts, such as August Burns Red, Texas In July, Carousel Kings, The Pink Spiders, Vision, Sense Field, The... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kyla Lombardo
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Kyla Lombardo

Marketing Director, Red Frog Events
I optimize the relationship between entertainment properties, artists, brands and media. I am the Festival Marketing Director for Red Frog Events (RFE). Our festivals include Firefly Music Festival in Dover DE, Shamrockfest in D.C. and Chicago Beer Classic. Prior to joining RFE, I was the Marketing Director for Riot Fest.


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Larry Martin
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Larry Martin

Founder/Owner, FakeLife Clothing
Fakelife clothing is a social enterprise founded on the business unusual practice of a for-profit business raising money to benefit others. Sales from our business benefit orphans and their communities in countries all over the world. | Inspired by an ear for music, an eye for creativity and a heart for hope, our story began growing up in the hardcore/punk music scene, being in bands, starting a record label, booking shows and printing merch... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Lou Plaia
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Lou Plaia

Co-Founder/EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations, ReverbNation
Lou Plaia is the Co-Founder / EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations of ReverbNation. In 2006, music industry veteran Lou Plaia co-founded ReverbNation. Since that time, ReverbNation has helped millions of emerging artists build their careers with its powerful career management and online marketing tools. These tools, combined with its rapidly growing A&R and Artist Development capabilities and broad industry relationships offer emerging... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Maria Gironas
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Maria Gironas

Publicist, Reybee
Most people never fully grasp what they want to do for a career until much later in life. For Maria Gironas, she knew she wanted to be a music publicist since the age of 12 after meeting a publicist at a concert. Since then, she has stopped at nothing to break into the industry, using her ability to write and report through sites such as Bandsintown, MindEqualsBlown.net, YouTellConcerts.com, InfectiousMagazine.com, and Substream Magazine. She has... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Michael Kealey
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Michael Kealey

Owner, Motor Scout Music Publishing
Lancaster, PA based music publishing and rights management agency placing music in film, television and advertising mediums.Let’s identify the trends, the sounds, and the methodology of getting your music in front of the right people, at the right time and for the right project.


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Mike Carpenter
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Mike Carpenter

Partner, Adjust Creative
Mike has deep experience in design, branding, marketing, and tech. He's helped launch several businesses and can offer practical advice for performers, entrepreneurs, and storytellers. | | Mike will be at LAUNCH talking about TEI and the awesome things we're building together. | | He likes to mix beer and ideas. Say hello. | | ---- | His company, Adjust Creative is a design firm in Chicago that works with several industry... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Mike Mowery
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Mike Mowery

OUTERLOOP MANAGEMENT
Mike Mowery is the president and managing partner of Outerloop Management and OuterloopRecords. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Outerloop manages 40+ artists including Refused, Darkest Hour, Escape The Fate and more. Mike is also the owner of EDM label Crime Kitchen, a partner of a multitude of EDM outlets such as website Raver Rafting, label Most Addictive Records, and YouTube channel... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Nikhil Potdar
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Nikhil Potdar

Creative Director, Outerloop Management
Nikhil Potdar is a manager/producer for Outerloop, Director of Business Development & Marketing for Sumerian Records, an Advisory Board Member for Hope for the Day, and a Associate Member of the Recording Academy.


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Patrick (Peanut)
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Patrick (Peanut)

Owner / Co-Founder, Teamearly Management
Born and raised in Philia, PA. In 2002 starting working with Rocafella Records as a Road manager for Philia base group State Property Artist Beanie Segal Freeway Young Gunz Peedi Crakk O& Sparks .. once Freeway got his solo deal and dropped his classic album Philadelphia Freeway I started working with him as his Road manager/ DJ performing all over the country for more than 15 years.. I learned every aspect of the music business from major... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Randy Nichols
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Randy Nichols

Owner-Operator, Force Media Management
I have guided my artists to several Gold records and Grammy nominations. Overseen releases and sold out tours on six continents. My acts have seen a combined sales of over 3 million records and $10 million plus dollars in merchandise sales. | | Regularly invited to speak about artist management, merchandise and technology at conferences including SXSW, CMJ, Launch Music Conference, Montauk Music Festival as well as several universities... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Stephanie Maksimow
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Stephanie Maksimow

Publicity Director, The Catalyst Publicity Group
Hailing from New York, Stephanie is a wanderlusty soul who has found herself living all over the country - from Long Island, to South Florida, New England, and now based in Seattle, Washington. From a very young age, Steph has been surrounded by music, making her love for various genres and the industry itself feel natural. As early as age 3, she started singing and dancing, playing piano and violin, and engulfed herself in the world of... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Ulf Oesterle
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Ulf Oesterle

Interim Director, Bandier Program, Syracuse University
Ulf Oesterle is an assistant professor in the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries at Syracuse University. Outside of teaching he started an indie label and artist management company, was the programmer and host of a weekly specialty radio show and has promoted concerts in upstate New York and NYC. He received a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the Newhouse School at SU in 2007. @ulfoesterle / @auxrecords... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:15am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with with Kevin Lyman
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Kevin Lyman

CEO, 4Fini Inc.
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans.  Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Down from the... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Bradley Walden
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Bradley Walden

Singer, Emarosa
Member of the American rock band Emarosa. 10+ years experience in the music industry,


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Brian Rosenblatt
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Brian Rosenblatt

Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Brian joined Bryce Downey & Lenkov, leaving one of Illinois’ top 25 largest law firms after nearly 15 years. Brian previously developed and co-chaired an Entertainment, Media and Privacy Practice Group, and Intellectual Property Group at his past firms. Brian brings his entire platform to Bryce Downey & Lenkov, where he continues to expand his national practice. | | Brian’s practice is focused in three areas: entertainment (including... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Carl Severson
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Carl Severson

Founder, Good Fight Entertainment LLC
Armed with the knowledge and experience from the multiple bands he'd developed, his work at Roadrunner, operating Rerret Music for over a decade, and touring as vocalist for Nora, Carl Severson co-founded Good Fight Entertainment with an emphasis on label services congruent with the evolving recorded music climate. At the end of the day, with over 2.5 million album sales under his belt, Severson is most proud of having helped his friends do... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Christine Feola
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Christine Feola

Promoter and Talent Buyer, House of Independents
Christine has been booking Asbury Park, NJ for a little over 5 years. She started her own company, Dark City Entertainment, 4 years ago and focused on developing a strong Asbury Park music scene. She also ran a successful event every Monday at the Wonder Bar for the last 4 years dubbed Happy Mondays that showcased two local bands and one touring. Christine books The Stone Pony and Convention Hall as well. She has been booking and curating... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Darby Moeller
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Darby Moeller

Director of Partner Relations, Artist Relations, and Business Development, Sixthman
After 10 years working at record labels in marketing (Columbia Records, Mom+Pop) I decided to make a move and found an incredible company called Sixthman who curates and produces festivals at sea. I began as a Partner Relations Manager working with each of our Host artists, agents, managers, and headliners to execute their vision for a festival on a ship. In that time I was also able to bring my music industry experience and passion to the... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Dave McWane
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Dave McWane

President, Big D and the Kids Table
Big D has produced 17 CDs. Their double album, Stomp and Stroll raised $40,000 on Kickstarter and won Best Punk Band of the 2014 Boston Music Awards. Their release, Strictly Rude, was touted as The Best SKA Record of the New Millennium by Alternative Press magazine. Big D was also recognized in 1999 as the Best New SKA Band at the Boston Music Awards. In 2008, David produced the CD Strictly Mixed & Mashed with artist dj BC, which won the 2008... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Deborah Zuke Smith
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Deborah Zuke Smith

Owner, zuketunes LLC
Vocal Coach/Artist Mentor & Owner of zuketeas™ | | One of my greatest passions is helping rock artists. I find them to be fearless with their singing. My foundation is as a rock singer so the organic approach is very natural to me. Most rock artists I know and work with balance sensitivity with courage. They are pure vulnerability on stage. There is no working on a character. What you see is the true self. Some are so exposed on stage... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Eric Tobin
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Eric Tobin

VP Sales and Artist Development, Hopeless Records and Sub City
Eric Tobin is the Vice President of Business Development and A&R at Hopeless Records and Sub City Non Profit.  He began his tenure at Hopeless over ten years ago as the label's in-house booking agent, drawing on his experience of several years of touring as both tour manager and live sound technician. At Hopeless, Eric currently oversees three core business areas: domestic sales and business development, international strategy and... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Eva Alexiou-Reo
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Eva

CEO/ President, FATA Booking Agency
FATA Booking Agency is a company that plans live concerts, tours, and other events for its artists and clients. We represent artists mainly in North America, however we have territories in Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Australia and Eastern Europe. FATA Booking works based on hands on experience in tour production with a personal touch. FATA Booking has worked with Jimmy Eat World, Coheed and Cambria, Flogging Molly, Elliott, Hot Water Music... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Finn Mckenty
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Finn Mckenty

CreativeLive / The Punk Rock MBA
I am a survivor of the 90s hardcore and graffiti scenes and spent my youth going to basement shows, making zines, and writing my name on other people’s stuff. Somewhere along the way I channeled my passion for DIY culture into a passion for business and entrepreneurship, and my secret mission is to build an army of hardcore-kids-turned-CEOs that will take over the business world. I am currently the Executive Producer of Music & Audio... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Gizzy O'Toole
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Gizzy O’Toole

Artist Relations and Marketing Manager, KHS America
Helping artists & brands connect since 2007. | | Responsible for day-to-day international artist relationship management for KHS America's exceptional family of artists. Co-create and manage sponsored brand events, negotiate Artist/ Brand partnership agreements, produce and archive artist marketing content to best support several brand's strategic initiatives. | | Artist Relations Manager for the following brands and Instruments... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jeanne Hoffman
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Jeanne Hoffmann

Capital Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Jeanne concentrates her practice in intellectual property and business litigation and transactions. She handles all facets of business and intellectual property litigation and has extensive experience handling diverse matters in both the state and federal courts. Jeanne has represented clients in protecting their intellectual property by providing clearance opinions for trademark filings, preparing copyright and trademark applications and... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jen Appel
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Jen Appel

Founder, Catalyst Publicity Group
Jen Appel, CEO & Publicity Director | Born and raised in sunny South Florida, Jen Appel received her Bachelors in Communications and Culture from Indiana University in 2009. While at IU, Appel gained real-life experience as a member of PRSSA and spent her summers working at local South Florida PR firms assisting with all things event development and publicity outreach. After graduating, Jen opted to continue her education at Barry University to... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jen Kellogg
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Jen Kellogg

Partner, The Entertainment Institute
I'm the conference programmer for LAUNCH - so please feel free to give me your feedback on the event! I'm also the tour accountant for the Vans Warped Tour, Partner at TEI, and teach at Columbia College Chicago (Producing and Touring Live Entertainment). To round out my event producing life, I also produce the school carnival my kids' school. | | I love helping people figure out their careers and life, crunching numbers, and traveling. I'm a... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jeremy Weiss
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Jeremy Weiss

Founder & Owner, LMC&F/The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss is the founder and owner of  The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors: CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, The Champ venue, CI Productions, CI Design & Printing, & the CI band management arm.  CI Records (est. 1987) has signed notable acts, such as August Burns Red, Texas In July, Carousel Kings, The Pink Spiders, Vision, Sense Field, The... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jim Digby
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Jim Digby

President & Chair of the Board of Directors, Event Safety Alliance
30 plus year veteran of the live music and event production industry. Highly experienced in domestic and international live event execution, team building, partnership development, and crisis management as applied to the successful execution of global entertainment production.A fierce advocate for the advancement and application of safety controls and education within the live event sector, a highly-regarded keynote speaker on life safety issues... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with John Riccardi
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John Riccardi

Strategic Account Manager - Music, Eventbrite


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kate Truscott
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Kate Truscott

Sponsorships & New Business Development Empress, 4Fini Inc.
Kate Truscott is one half of the dynamic duo that makes up the 4Fini Nashville office where sponsorship strategy is handled from introduction through activation. Kate works with clients to create and execute key programs that allow them to access all that the 4Fini properties have to offer including social media and digital integration, artist relations, onsite marketing, and management of all staff each summer on the Vans Warped Tour. Prior... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kevin Lyman
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Kevin Lyman

CEO, 4Fini Inc.
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans.  Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Down from the... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kristin Schloesser
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Jeremy Weiss

Founder & Owner, LMC&F/The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss is the founder and owner of  The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors: CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, The Champ venue, CI Productions, CI Design & Printing, & the CI band management arm.  CI Records (est. 1987) has signed notable acts, such as August Burns Red, Texas In July, Carousel Kings, The Pink Spiders, Vision, Sense Field, The... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kyla Lombardo
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Kyla Lombardo

Marketing Director, Red Frog Events
I optimize the relationship between entertainment properties, artists, brands and media. I am the Festival Marketing Director for Red Frog Events (RFE). Our festivals include Firefly Music Festival in Dover DE, Shamrockfest in D.C. and Chicago Beer Classic. Prior to joining RFE, I was the Marketing Director for Riot Fest.


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Larry Martin
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Larry Martin

Founder/Owner, FakeLife Clothing
Fakelife clothing is a social enterprise founded on the business unusual practice of a for-profit business raising money to benefit others. Sales from our business benefit orphans and their communities in countries all over the world. | Inspired by an ear for music, an eye for creativity and a heart for hope, our story began growing up in the hardcore/punk music scene, being in bands, starting a record label, booking shows and printing merch... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Lou Plaia
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Lou Plaia

Co-Founder/EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations, ReverbNation
Lou Plaia is the Co-Founder / EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations of ReverbNation. In 2006, music industry veteran Lou Plaia co-founded ReverbNation. Since that time, ReverbNation has helped millions of emerging artists build their careers with its powerful career management and online marketing tools. These tools, combined with its rapidly growing A&R and Artist Development capabilities and broad industry relationships offer emerging... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Maria Gironas
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Maria Gironas

Publicist, Reybee
Most people never fully grasp what they want to do for a career until much later in life. For Maria Gironas, she knew she wanted to be a music publicist since the age of 12 after meeting a publicist at a concert. Since then, she has stopped at nothing to break into the industry, using her ability to write and report through sites such as Bandsintown, MindEqualsBlown.net, YouTellConcerts.com, InfectiousMagazine.com, and Substream Magazine. She has... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Michael Kealey
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Michael Kealey

Owner, Motor Scout Music Publishing
Lancaster, PA based music publishing and rights management agency placing music in film, television and advertising mediums.Let’s identify the trends, the sounds, and the methodology of getting your music in front of the right people, at the right time and for the right project.


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Mike Carpenter
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Mike Carpenter

Partner, Adjust Creative
Mike has deep experience in design, branding, marketing, and tech. He's helped launch several businesses and can offer practical advice for performers, entrepreneurs, and storytellers. | | Mike will be at LAUNCH talking about TEI and the awesome things we're building together. | | He likes to mix beer and ideas. Say hello. | | ---- | His company, Adjust Creative is a design firm in Chicago that works with several industry... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Mike Mowery
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Mike Mowery

OUTERLOOP MANAGEMENT
Mike Mowery is the president and managing partner of Outerloop Management and OuterloopRecords. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Outerloop manages 40+ artists including Refused, Darkest Hour, Escape The Fate and more. Mike is also the owner of EDM label Crime Kitchen, a partner of a multitude of EDM outlets such as website Raver Rafting, label Most Addictive Records, and YouTube channel... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Nikhil Potdar
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Nikhil Potdar

Creative Director, Outerloop Management
Nikhil Potdar is a manager/producer for Outerloop, Director of Business Development & Marketing for Sumerian Records, an Advisory Board Member for Hope for the Day, and a Associate Member of the Recording Academy.


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Patrick (Peanut)
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Patrick (Peanut)

Owner / Co-Founder, Teamearly Management
Born and raised in Philia, PA. In 2002 starting working with Rocafella Records as a Road manager for Philia base group State Property Artist Beanie Segal Freeway Young Gunz Peedi Crakk O& Sparks .. once Freeway got his solo deal and dropped his classic album Philadelphia Freeway I started working with him as his Road manager/ DJ performing all over the country for more than 15 years.. I learned every aspect of the music business from major... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Randy Nichols
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Randy Nichols

Owner-Operator, Force Media Management
I have guided my artists to several Gold records and Grammy nominations. Overseen releases and sold out tours on six continents. My acts have seen a combined sales of over 3 million records and $10 million plus dollars in merchandise sales. | | Regularly invited to speak about artist management, merchandise and technology at conferences including SXSW, CMJ, Launch Music Conference, Montauk Music Festival as well as several universities... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Stephanie Maksimow
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Stephanie Maksimow

Publicity Director, The Catalyst Publicity Group
Hailing from New York, Stephanie is a wanderlusty soul who has found herself living all over the country - from Long Island, to South Florida, New England, and now based in Seattle, Washington. From a very young age, Steph has been surrounded by music, making her love for various genres and the industry itself feel natural. As early as age 3, she started singing and dancing, playing piano and violin, and engulfed herself in the world of... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Ulf Oesterle
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Ulf Oesterle

Interim Director, Bandier Program, Syracuse University
Ulf Oesterle is an assistant professor in the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries at Syracuse University. Outside of teaching he started an indie label and artist management company, was the programmer and host of a weekly specialty radio show and has promoted concerts in upstate New York and NYC. He received a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the Newhouse School at SU in 2007. @ulfoesterle / @auxrecords... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:30am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Ice Cream with Heather Griffith
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Heather Griffith

Publicist, Fearless Records


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Bradley Walden
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Bradley Walden

Singer, Emarosa
Member of the American rock band Emarosa. 10+ years experience in the music industry,


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Brian Rosenblatt
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Brian Rosenblatt

Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Brian joined Bryce Downey & Lenkov, leaving one of Illinois’ top 25 largest law firms after nearly 15 years. Brian previously developed and co-chaired an Entertainment, Media and Privacy Practice Group, and Intellectual Property Group at his past firms. Brian brings his entire platform to Bryce Downey & Lenkov, where he continues to expand his national practice. | | Brian’s practice is focused in three areas: entertainment (including... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Carl Severson
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Carl Severson

Founder, Good Fight Entertainment LLC
Armed with the knowledge and experience from the multiple bands he'd developed, his work at Roadrunner, operating Rerret Music for over a decade, and touring as vocalist for Nora, Carl Severson co-founded Good Fight Entertainment with an emphasis on label services congruent with the evolving recorded music climate. At the end of the day, with over 2.5 million album sales under his belt, Severson is most proud of having helped his friends do... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Christine Feola
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Christine Feola

Promoter and Talent Buyer, House of Independents
Christine has been booking Asbury Park, NJ for a little over 5 years. She started her own company, Dark City Entertainment, 4 years ago and focused on developing a strong Asbury Park music scene. She also ran a successful event every Monday at the Wonder Bar for the last 4 years dubbed Happy Mondays that showcased two local bands and one touring. Christine books The Stone Pony and Convention Hall as well. She has been booking and curating... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Dave McWane
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Dave McWane

President, Big D and the Kids Table
Big D has produced 17 CDs. Their double album, Stomp and Stroll raised $40,000 on Kickstarter and won Best Punk Band of the 2014 Boston Music Awards. Their release, Strictly Rude, was touted as The Best SKA Record of the New Millennium by Alternative Press magazine. Big D was also recognized in 1999 as the Best New SKA Band at the Boston Music Awards. In 2008, David produced the CD Strictly Mixed & Mashed with artist dj BC, which won the 2008... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Deborah Zuke Smith
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Deborah Zuke Smith

Owner, zuketunes LLC
Vocal Coach/Artist Mentor & Owner of zuketeas™ | | One of my greatest passions is helping rock artists. I find them to be fearless with their singing. My foundation is as a rock singer so the organic approach is very natural to me. Most rock artists I know and work with balance sensitivity with courage. They are pure vulnerability on stage. There is no working on a character. What you see is the true self. Some are so exposed on stage... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Eric Tobin
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Eric Tobin

VP Sales and Artist Development, Hopeless Records and Sub City
Eric Tobin is the Vice President of Business Development and A&R at Hopeless Records and Sub City Non Profit.  He began his tenure at Hopeless over ten years ago as the label's in-house booking agent, drawing on his experience of several years of touring as both tour manager and live sound technician. At Hopeless, Eric currently oversees three core business areas: domestic sales and business development, international strategy and... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Eva Alexiou-Reo
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Eva

CEO/ President, FATA Booking Agency
FATA Booking Agency is a company that plans live concerts, tours, and other events for its artists and clients. We represent artists mainly in North America, however we have territories in Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Australia and Eastern Europe. FATA Booking works based on hands on experience in tour production with a personal touch. FATA Booking has worked with Jimmy Eat World, Coheed and Cambria, Flogging Molly, Elliott, Hot Water Music... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Finn Mckenty
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Finn Mckenty

CreativeLive / The Punk Rock MBA
I am a survivor of the 90s hardcore and graffiti scenes and spent my youth going to basement shows, making zines, and writing my name on other people’s stuff. Somewhere along the way I channeled my passion for DIY culture into a passion for business and entrepreneurship, and my secret mission is to build an army of hardcore-kids-turned-CEOs that will take over the business world. I am currently the Executive Producer of Music & Audio... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Gizzy O'Toole
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Gizzy O’Toole

Artist Relations and Marketing Manager, KHS America
Helping artists & brands connect since 2007. | | Responsible for day-to-day international artist relationship management for KHS America's exceptional family of artists. Co-create and manage sponsored brand events, negotiate Artist/ Brand partnership agreements, produce and archive artist marketing content to best support several brand's strategic initiatives. | | Artist Relations Manager for the following brands and Instruments... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Heather Griffith
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Heather Griffith

Publicist, Fearless Records


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jeanne Hoffman
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Jeanne Hoffmann

Capital Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Jeanne concentrates her practice in intellectual property and business litigation and transactions. She handles all facets of business and intellectual property litigation and has extensive experience handling diverse matters in both the state and federal courts. Jeanne has represented clients in protecting their intellectual property by providing clearance opinions for trademark filings, preparing copyright and trademark applications and... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jen Appel
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Jen Appel

Founder, Catalyst Publicity Group
Jen Appel, CEO & Publicity Director | Born and raised in sunny South Florida, Jen Appel received her Bachelors in Communications and Culture from Indiana University in 2009. While at IU, Appel gained real-life experience as a member of PRSSA and spent her summers working at local South Florida PR firms assisting with all things event development and publicity outreach. After graduating, Jen opted to continue her education at Barry University to... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jen Kellogg
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Jen Kellogg

Partner, The Entertainment Institute
I'm the conference programmer for LAUNCH - so please feel free to give me your feedback on the event! I'm also the tour accountant for the Vans Warped Tour, Partner at TEI, and teach at Columbia College Chicago (Producing and Touring Live Entertainment). To round out my event producing life, I also produce the school carnival my kids' school. | | I love helping people figure out their careers and life, crunching numbers, and traveling. I'm a... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jeremy Weiss
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Jeremy Weiss

Founder & Owner, LMC&F/The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss is the founder and owner of  The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors: CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, The Champ venue, CI Productions, CI Design & Printing, & the CI band management arm.  CI Records (est. 1987) has signed notable acts, such as August Burns Red, Texas In July, Carousel Kings, The Pink Spiders, Vision, Sense Field, The... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Jim Digby
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Jim Digby

President & Chair of the Board of Directors, Event Safety Alliance
30 plus year veteran of the live music and event production industry. Highly experienced in domestic and international live event execution, team building, partnership development, and crisis management as applied to the successful execution of global entertainment production.A fierce advocate for the advancement and application of safety controls and education within the live event sector, a highly-regarded keynote speaker on life safety issues... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with John Riccardi
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John Riccardi

Strategic Account Manager - Music, Eventbrite


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kate Truscott
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Kate Truscott

Sponsorships & New Business Development Empress, 4Fini Inc.
Kate Truscott is one half of the dynamic duo that makes up the 4Fini Nashville office where sponsorship strategy is handled from introduction through activation. Kate works with clients to create and execute key programs that allow them to access all that the 4Fini properties have to offer including social media and digital integration, artist relations, onsite marketing, and management of all staff each summer on the Vans Warped Tour. Prior... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kevin Lyman
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Kevin Lyman

CEO, 4Fini Inc.
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans.  Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Down from the... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kristin Schloesser
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Jeremy Weiss

Founder & Owner, LMC&F/The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss is the founder and owner of  The CI Companies, the umbrella brand of his career endeavors: CI Records (label), LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, The Champ venue, CI Productions, CI Design & Printing, & the CI band management arm.  CI Records (est. 1987) has signed notable acts, such as August Burns Red, Texas In July, Carousel Kings, The Pink Spiders, Vision, Sense Field, The... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Kyla Lombardo
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Kyla Lombardo

Marketing Director, Red Frog Events
I optimize the relationship between entertainment properties, artists, brands and media. I am the Festival Marketing Director for Red Frog Events (RFE). Our festivals include Firefly Music Festival in Dover DE, Shamrockfest in D.C. and Chicago Beer Classic. Prior to joining RFE, I was the Marketing Director for Riot Fest.


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Larry Martin
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Larry Martin

Founder/Owner, FakeLife Clothing
Fakelife clothing is a social enterprise founded on the business unusual practice of a for-profit business raising money to benefit others. Sales from our business benefit orphans and their communities in countries all over the world. | Inspired by an ear for music, an eye for creativity and a heart for hope, our story began growing up in the hardcore/punk music scene, being in bands, starting a record label, booking shows and printing merch... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Maria Gironas
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Maria Gironas

Publicist, Reybee
Most people never fully grasp what they want to do for a career until much later in life. For Maria Gironas, she knew she wanted to be a music publicist since the age of 12 after meeting a publicist at a concert. Since then, she has stopped at nothing to break into the industry, using her ability to write and report through sites such as Bandsintown, MindEqualsBlown.net, YouTellConcerts.com, InfectiousMagazine.com, and Substream Magazine. She has... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Michael Kealey
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Michael Kealey

Owner, Motor Scout Music Publishing
Lancaster, PA based music publishing and rights management agency placing music in film, television and advertising mediums.Let’s identify the trends, the sounds, and the methodology of getting your music in front of the right people, at the right time and for the right project.


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Mike Carpenter
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Mike Carpenter

Partner, Adjust Creative
Mike has deep experience in design, branding, marketing, and tech. He's helped launch several businesses and can offer practical advice for performers, entrepreneurs, and storytellers. | | Mike will be at LAUNCH talking about TEI and the awesome things we're building together. | | He likes to mix beer and ideas. Say hello. | | ---- | His company, Adjust Creative is a design firm in Chicago that works with several industry... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Mike Mowery
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Mike Mowery

OUTERLOOP MANAGEMENT
Mike Mowery is the president and managing partner of Outerloop Management and OuterloopRecords. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Outerloop manages 40+ artists including Refused, Darkest Hour, Escape The Fate and more. Mike is also the owner of EDM label Crime Kitchen, a partner of a multitude of EDM outlets such as website Raver Rafting, label Most Addictive Records, and YouTube channel... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Nikhil Potdar
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Nikhil Potdar

Creative Director, Outerloop Management
Nikhil Potdar is a manager/producer for Outerloop, Director of Business Development & Marketing for Sumerian Records, an Advisory Board Member for Hope for the Day, and a Associate Member of the Recording Academy.


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Patrick (Peanut)
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Patrick (Peanut)

Owner / Co-Founder, Teamearly Management
Born and raised in Philia, PA. In 2002 starting working with Rocafella Records as a Road manager for Philia base group State Property Artist Beanie Segal Freeway Young Gunz Peedi Crakk O& Sparks .. once Freeway got his solo deal and dropped his classic album Philadelphia Freeway I started working with him as his Road manager/ DJ performing all over the country for more than 15 years.. I learned every aspect of the music business from major... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Randy Nichols
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Randy Nichols

Owner-Operator, Force Media Management
I have guided my artists to several Gold records and Grammy nominations. Overseen releases and sold out tours on six continents. My acts have seen a combined sales of over 3 million records and $10 million plus dollars in merchandise sales. | | Regularly invited to speak about artist management, merchandise and technology at conferences including SXSW, CMJ, Launch Music Conference, Montauk Music Festival as well as several universities... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Stephanie Maksimow
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Stephanie Maksimow

Publicity Director, The Catalyst Publicity Group
Hailing from New York, Stephanie is a wanderlusty soul who has found herself living all over the country - from Long Island, to South Florida, New England, and now based in Seattle, Washington. From a very young age, Steph has been surrounded by music, making her love for various genres and the industry itself feel natural. As early as age 3, she started singing and dancing, playing piano and violin, and engulfed herself in the world of... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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9:45am

Mentoring, Coffee, & Astronaut Donuts with Ulf Oesterle
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Ulf Oesterle

Interim Director, Bandier Program, Syracuse University
Ulf Oesterle is an assistant professor in the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries at Syracuse University. Outside of teaching he started an indie label and artist management company, was the programmer and host of a weekly specialty radio show and has promoted concerts in upstate New York and NYC. He received a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the Newhouse School at SU in 2007. @ulfoesterle / @auxrecords... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
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10:00am

Springwood Productions Interview with Jess Garcia
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Michael Kealey

Owner, Motor Scout Music Publishing
Lancaster, PA based music publishing and rights management agency placing music in film, television and advertising mediums.Let’s identify the trends, the sounds, and the methodology of getting your music in front of the right people, at the right time and for the right project.


Saturday April 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
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10:00am

Live Long and Prosper: Financially Surviving as an Artist
'We can't all be the Rolling Stones. But we can help build a career that allows us to financially survive and thrive as an artist. We'll give you tips on just how to do that so you can quit your part-time job and focus on doing what you love.

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Kevin Lyman

CEO, 4Fini Inc.
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans.  Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Down from the... Read More →
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Dave McWane

President, Big D and the Kids Table
Big D has produced 17 CDs. Their double album, Stomp and Stroll raised $40,000 on Kickstarter and won Best Punk Band of the 2014 Boston Music Awards. Their release, Strictly Rude, was touted as The Best SKA Record of the New Millennium by Alternative Press magazine. Big D was also recognized in 1999 as the Best New SKA Band at the Boston Music Awards. In 2008, David produced the CD Strictly Mixed & Mashed with artist dj BC, which won the 2008... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:35am
Freedom Hall B

10:30am

Springwood Productions Interview with Jess Garcia
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Brian Rosenblatt

Member, Entertainment Attorney, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Brian joined Bryce Downey & Lenkov, leaving one of Illinois’ top 25 largest law firms after nearly 15 years. Brian previously developed and co-chaired an Entertainment, Media and Privacy Practice Group, and Intellectual Property Group at his past firms. Brian brings his entire platform to Bryce Downey & Lenkov, where he continues to expand his national practice. | | Brian’s practice is focused in three areas: entertainment (including... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 10:30am - 10:45am
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10:35am

Increasing your Gravitational Pull: The Art of PR
Publlic Relations, Marketing, and Social Media are integral parts of any artist's campaign. A great publiclisit can weave differing angles and ideas to create the best platform for an artist and their campaigns. In this panel, we'll explore the do's and don'ts of PR, Marketing and Social Media and the changes artists have faced over the years. 

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Jen Appel

Founder, Catalyst Publicity Group
Jen Appel, CEO & Publicity Director | Born and raised in sunny South Florida, Jen Appel received her Bachelors in Communications and Culture from Indiana University in 2009. While at IU, Appel gained real-life experience as a member of PRSSA and spent her summers working at local South Florida PR firms assisting with all things event development and publicity outreach. After graduating, Jen opted to continue her education at Barry University to... Read More →
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Maria Gironas

Publicist, Reybee
Most people never fully grasp what they want to do for a career until much later in life. For Maria Gironas, she knew she wanted to be a music publicist since the age of 12 after meeting a publicist at a concert. Since then, she has stopped at nothing to break into the industry, using her ability to write and report through sites such as Bandsintown, MindEqualsBlown.net, YouTellConcerts.com, InfectiousMagazine.com, and Substream Magazine. She has... Read More →
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Heather Griffith

Publicist, Fearless Records
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Stephanie Maksimow

Publicity Director, The Catalyst Publicity Group
Hailing from New York, Stephanie is a wanderlusty soul who has found herself living all over the country - from Long Island, to South Florida, New England, and now based in Seattle, Washington. From a very young age, Steph has been surrounded by music, making her love for various genres and the industry itself feel natural. As early as age 3, she started singing and dancing, playing piano and violin, and engulfed herself in the world of... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 10:35am - 11:15am
Freedom Hall B

11:00am

Springwood Productions Interview with Jess Garcia
Speakers
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Darby Moeller

Director of Partner Relations, Artist Relations, and Business Development, Sixthman
After 10 years working at record labels in marketing (Columbia Records, Mom+Pop) I decided to make a move and found an incredible company called Sixthman who curates and produces festivals at sea. I began as a Partner Relations Manager working with each of our Host artists, agents, managers, and headliners to execute their vision for a festival on a ship. In that time I was also able to bring my music industry experience and passion to the... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:15am
TBA

11:30am

Springwood Productions Interview with Jess Garcia
Speakers
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Kevin Lyman

CEO, 4Fini Inc.
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans.  Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Down from the... Read More →
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Kate Truscott

Sponsorships & New Business Development Empress, 4Fini Inc.
Kate Truscott is one half of the dynamic duo that makes up the 4Fini Nashville office where sponsorship strategy is handled from introduction through activation. Kate works with clients to create and execute key programs that allow them to access all that the 4Fini properties have to offer including social media and digital integration, artist relations, onsite marketing, and management of all staff each summer on the Vans Warped Tour. Prior... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 11:30am - 11:45am
TBA

11:30am

The Jump to Lightspeed: Getting on the Road | Group #1: Bands
Do you dream of getting out on the road and touring? We'll break the audiences up into Bands, Solo Artists, and behind-the-scnes professionals for some Q&A with answers to get you on the road. You'll talk with 3 different pairs of speakers to get a wide range of advice in an intimate setting. 

Speakers
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Mike Mowery

OUTERLOOP MANAGEMENT
Mike Mowery is the president and managing partner of Outerloop Management and OuterloopRecords. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Outerloop manages 40+ artists including Refused, Darkest Hour, Escape The Fate and more. Mike is also the owner of EDM label Crime Kitchen, a partner of a multitude of EDM outlets such as website Raver Rafting, label Most Addictive Records, and YouTube channel... Read More →
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Kristin Schloesser

Founder / Co-Owner, We Are Team Hans, llc
Kristin aka "Gypsy" founded We Are Team Hans, llc in 2011 with her husband Hans, although HANS actually stands for Have A Nice Show. The company was founded to be an all-in-one development/mgmt/marketing/touring machine for bands, as well as their crews. Gypsy has Tour Managed / Produced such tours as the Monster Energy Get Loud Tour with Bone Thugs n Harmony, 17 band festival Scream It Like You Mean It, Decibel Magazine tour and numerous... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Freedom Hall B

11:30am

The Jump to Lightspeed: Getting on the Road | Group #2: Solo artists
Do you dream of getting out on the road and touring? We'll break the audiences up into Bands, Solo Artists, and behind-the-scnes professionals for some Q&A with answers to get you on the road. You'll talk with 3 different pairs of speakers to get a wide range of advice in an intimate setting. 

Speakers
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Patrick (Peanut)

Owner / Co-Founder, Teamearly Management
Born and raised in Philia, PA. In 2002 starting working with Rocafella Records as a Road manager for Philia base group State Property Artist Beanie Segal Freeway Young Gunz Peedi Crakk O& Sparks .. once Freeway got his solo deal and dropped his classic album Philadelphia Freeway I started working with him as his Road manager/ DJ performing all over the country for more than 15 years.. I learned every aspect of the music business from major... Read More →
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Christine Feola

Promoter and Talent Buyer, House of Independents
Christine has been booking Asbury Park, NJ for a little over 5 years. She started her own company, Dark City Entertainment, 4 years ago and focused on developing a strong Asbury Park music scene. She also ran a successful event every Monday at the Wonder Bar for the last 4 years dubbed Happy Mondays that showcased two local bands and one touring. Christine books The Stone Pony and Convention Hall as well. She has been booking and curating... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
LCCC Lobby Lancaster County Convention Center - 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603

11:30am

The Jump to Lightspeed: Getting on the Road | Group #3: Business
Do you dream of getting out on the road and touring? We'll break the audiences up into Bands, Solo Artists, and behind-the-scnes professionals for some Q&A with answers to get you on the road. You'll talk with 3 different pairs of speakers to get a wide range of advice in an intimate setting. 

Speakers
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