Engage with Music Industry Professionals and Check Out Unique Artist Showcases at Vegas Music Summit Jan. 30 & 31  

Guest speakers include AEG Presents, Warner Music Group, Studio at The Palms and Life is Beautiful Music Festival

Local and national music industry veterans return to Downtown Las Vegas for the Vegas Music Summit Thursday, Jan. 30 and Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 inside the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino. The two-day conference brings together artists, entertainment executives, lifestyle brands, technology professionals, college students, entrepreneurs and visionaries to present, educate and share ideas that are facing the evolving music landscape. The event presents the opportunity for music lovers from diverse backgrounds to engage in an environment that welcomes sharing information and creative collaborations.

Invited speakers are influential executives from companies such as Dan Burt of J. Walker Thompson Advertising, James Cerreta of Big Deal Music, Tiffany Bosman of AEG Presents, entertainment attorney Stephen Sessa of ReedSmith, Kyle Huender of Life is Beautiful Music Festival, Chris Freeman of Crush Entertainment, Kylee Schmoyer of Warner Music Group, Zoe Thrall of Studio at The Palms and many more. Panels will touch on various topics about the ever-changing music industry as well as engage with the audience with answering questions and sharing ideas. General admission starts at $79 and includes admission for both days. Discounted student tickets are also available. To register or check out the full schedule and lineup, visit www.vegasmusicsummit.com.       

Thursday, Jan. 30 from 12-1 p.m. 
Social Media & Marketing – Learn the difference between traditional media versus digital and what work’s best in today’s over-saturated market. Learn what music marketing professionals are employing in their music campaigns.

Thursday, Jan. 30 from 2-3 p.m. 
Music Educators & College Programs – Professors from the top music business programs share how their institutions are preparing students to be the next generation of music executives.

Thursday, Jan. 30 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. 
Music Licensing in Film & Television – This panel will share artist success stories from the licensing gatekeepers that place songs in commercials, films and television shows.  

Thursday, Jan. 30 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. 
Songwriting & Publishing Workshop – Learn how publishers and songwriters work together in crafting and promoting songs and what the daily process is like for a working songwriter. In addition, the panel will select a few songs from the audience to review and critique.

Friday, Jan. 31 from 12-1 p.m. 
Producing a Music Festival – Members of the Life is Beautiful production team will share what it takes to put on a music event that draws nearly 200,000 people and has featured top performers such as Billie Eilish, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, among others.  

Friday, Jan. 31 from 1-2 p.m. 
Finding a Job in the Music Industry – The music industry is now back in a boom cycle and companies from major record labels to top-tier talent agencies are staffing up, but the job market is as competitive as ever. Hear from recent college graduates on their journey to scoring a job in the biz.  

Friday, Jan. 31 from 2:15–3:15 p.m.
Entertainment & Sports in the Cannabis Market – The cannabis industry continues to blossom as state legalization spreads. Learn how entertainment and sports converge within the cannabis space. Leaders in the field will discuss how the marketplace is evolving.

Friday, Jan. 31 from 3:45-4:45 p.m.
The Legal Panel – A panel of esteemed barristers from powerhouse law firm ReedSmith will answer legal questions from the audience, from record contracts to music licensing deals.

Friday, Jan. 31 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. 
Optimism in Audio Production – Learn how studio production has evolved over recent years and how tools today are so accessible that it’s empowering others to start today

Participating venues include: Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Backstage Bar & Billiards and Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.

2020 Sponsors include Smash Magazine, ReedSmith, Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, XPOZ, Eventbrite, Open Range Entertainment, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas and Backstage Bar & Billiards.

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