You are invited to NARIP’s
Pitch-A-Thon: Pitch, Listen & Learn
Experts listen and give live feedback to music.
on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Atlanta
So many NARIP members have let us know how much they value NARIP’s Music Supervisor Sessions (like the recent one in Atlanta with VH1’s Paul Logan) and the opportunity to get feedback from experts like James Barber, Sean “Jo Blo” Johnson and Steve Jones at our recent Modern Artist Development Strategies.
We hear you! And now there’s more.
At NARIP’s upcoming Pitch-A-Thon, music placement experts will detail what makes music more (or less) marketable in the highly competitive world of music placement. They will listen and give live feedback to music presented to them for evaluation.
You will learn:
- What do music buyers look for?
- What are the best outlets, shows or platforms for specific genres of music?
- What attributes of music make it more marketable?
- What makes lyrics more useable and likely to be placed?
- Production values: why broadcast quality is a MUST
- Avoid these 5 things to dramatically improve placements
This program will also cover:
- Most important parts of a music license
- Paperwork: do’s and don’t’s
- Opportunities for developing songwriters
NARIP Members Get Feedback From Panelists. NARIP members have the opportunity to have one (1) song played live at our event to receive direct feedback from our guest experts. Only NARIP member material will be selected to receive feedback (one submission per member). To have YOUR (or your artist’s) material critiqued by our expert panel, fill out the form you receive in the auto-responder when your online registration is complete.
- Submissions will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis from NARIP members who register for this event – register now to reserve your space!
- Only NARIP member material (or NARIP member client material) will be accepted. If you’re not a NARIP member yet, what are you waiting for?! Receive many benefits of NARIP membership for as little as $9.95 per month, join here now.
- Your track MUST be submitted in advance using the submission form you will receive when your online registration is complete.
Submit a song and receive live feedback from a music industry expert. Find out if you or your artist have a commercially viable hit!
We hugely prefer and appreciate ADVANCE submissions. When online registration is closed later today, and time permitting, we will take music for playback from walk-up registrants. NARIP members will be given priority, as well as those who provide the following:
- mp3 or WAV files ONLY
- thumb drives ONLY (CDs and Web sites take too long to load / transfer)
- songs must be properly labeled (i.e. artist and song title in the file name).
See NARIP Board Member Julie A. Kessler at registration TONIGHT.
And in future, register in advance to SECURE YOUR SPOT!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Music Publishing & Record Executives
Producers, Artists, Artist Managers and Artist Reps
Music Attorneys, Songwriters & Composers
Brand Marketing & Creative Executives
Accountants, Business Managers & CPAs
Anyone seeking more, better placement opportunities
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS (scroll down for speaker profiles)
Simon Horrocks, Affix Music
Melissa Love, Music Licensing, Clearance & Supervision
Chloe Peacock, NARIP Atlanta Executive Director (moderator).
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TWEET ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS & EVENT
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
6:30 p.m. – Registration opens
7:00 p.m. – Program begins
9:30 p.m. – Program ends
SAE Institute of Technology
215 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30303
Enter building from Andrew Young International Blvd. (behind Hard Rock Cafe).
Latecomers please ring buzzer for entry.
Click here for map.
PARKING ~ MARTA
Closest paid parking deck is on Andrew Young International Blvd. Or take Marta train to Peachtree Center Station and walk to SAE Institute from there.
$15 for NARIP members
$25 for Non-members
Because you are registering for this program, we offer you the opportunity to pre-order the MP3 recording of the program for only $20 (regularly $39.95). This will also include digital copies of documents distributed at the program. This program will cover a great deal of information, and so you won’t have to worry about taking notes! To pre-order now, select the Premium Ticket option below, the mastered recording will be emailed to you within 2-3 weeks after our program (if not sooner).
1. Online (just scroll down) using PayPal or any major credit card (you need not be a PayPal member)
2. Call 818-769-7007 with credit card
3. Walk-up if space permits. NARIP events sell out, advance registration is recommended.
No refunds, all ticket sales final. We appreciate your cooperation.
Call 818-769-7007 or contact NARIP
SOURCES FOR MORE INFORMATION
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Simon Horrocks, Affix Music
As both an artist and a business professional, Simon has over 20 years experience in the music industry. He began as a performing musician and writer in Detroit, and relocated
to Chicago to study music business in the Columbia College Art’s Entertainment and Media Management Program. While in the program, he began creating and selling
tracks to House Music legend, Larry Sherman, and writing songs for the Latin Dance group TKA. Shortly thereafter, Simon negotiated and signed a production/publishing
deal with Chris Blackwell for Island Records. After 5 records and 8 years of nationwide
touring with Capricorn Recording artist The Freddy Jones Band, Simon transitioned
from artist to manager, handling on behalf of Alliance Artist such clients as Survivor, Bad
Company, Wayne, Blue Epic and the Grammy-nominated Howard Tate. Since 2004 he
has been entrenched in Atlanta’s Urban music scene as a management consultant for
Multi-Platinum and Grammy-nominated artist Ciara, and as General Manger for
Upfront/Universal Records where he spearheaded projects for four-time 2008 Grammy
nominee Akon and Chilli (TLC).
Simon Is Co-Founder of Affix Music, an Atlanta-based music licensing company
specializing in placing quality independent Urban Music in Television, Film, Advertising,
Games and Digital Media. Affix uses the term “Urban” to represent the broad
spectrum of today’s cutting edge sounds and their lineage- Rap/Hip-Hop, R&B/Soul,
Pop, and Electronic, as well as Jazz, Blues and Gospel. The company has placed Urban
Music with some of the biggest brands in the world, including The Walt Disney
Company, HBO, Warner Pictures, EA Sports, NBC Universal, Turner Broadcasting, ABC
Television, Clear Channel and Verizon, In January 2010 Affix launched its music licensing
platform that greatly simplifies search, audition and music licensing process for media
clients. He is also a member of The Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter (The
Grammys) and Co-President of Georgia Music Partners.
Music Licensing, Clearance & Supervision
Melissa provides music supervision services to film companies and television networks worldwide. Honing her industry chops overseeing music licensing, clearance and reporting for Turner Broadcasting’s entertainment networks (Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TBS, TNT, TCM, TruTV), she later transitioned her practice to Songfinder, one of the world’s leading music licensing and supervision companies, servicing an even broader array of television networks and independent film producers. She specializes in general and last-minute clearances for music and projects of all types with a focus on television promos. Her recent work includes clearances for FX’s Fargo and Archer, Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, National Geographic Channel’s The 90’s: The Last Great Decade?, and Discovery Channel’s Klondike. She is a member of Georgia Production Partners, Georgia Music Partners and is a Governor with the Atlanta chapter of The Recording Academy (The Grammys).
NARIP Atlanta Executive Director, Moderator
An Atlanta native, Chloe is passionate about the city’s growing music and entertainment industries. A Georgia State University graduate, Chloe worked for a local music management company in the public relations and new media marketing departments, and quickly expanded her responsibilities into college radio promotion and marketing. Chloe volunteered with the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) in 2010 and was invited to join the Board of Directors in 2011. She also serves on the PR and marketing committee for Georgia Music Partners, an Atlanta-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the business of music and music technology in Georgia. In 2011 Chloe dove into music licensing and joined Affix Music, a licensing and placement company specializing in urban music. Building on her licensing experience at Affix, Chloe just accepted a position in the National Alliances department at Live Nation Entertainment, where she focuses on artist rights and national festival sponsorship and sales.
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