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rock paper scissors has organized a two-day World Music Preconference during, APAP, the amazing performing arts presenter/booking conference that takes place in New York every January. You do not need an APAP badge to attend this preconference, though please RSVP here

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SCHEDULE

JANUARY 9, 2014 // THURSDAY 

Hilton Midtown Hotel, Sixth Ave/54th St., New York City
(Regent Parlor Room, 2nd floor, take escalator from lobby)

9 am Welcome and Networking

Dmitri Vietze, founder/CEO, rock paper scissors

9:30 am Building a Fan Base to Enable Your Music

Benji Rogers, founder/CEO, PledgeMusic

Garrett Grohman, Music Community Manager, Indiegogo
Scott Englund, Director of Client Success, FanBridge added 01/06/2014

11:00 am Streaming Music: Will It Sustain Musicians, Labels, and the Industry?

Ben Sisario, music business reporter, New York Times 
Drew Thurlow, manager of Artist Partnerships, Pandora 
Aram Sinnreich, author, The Piracy Crusade and Rutger's University 

Dick Huey, founder/CEO, Toolshed, & former SoundExchange board member (2003-2012)

1:00 pm Break

2:00 pm World Music Website Demolition Derby

David Dufresne, Bandzoogle
Rachel DiGregorio, publicist, rock paper scissors added 01/07/2014
Diana Ezerins, presenter, Kennedy Center (DC) added 01/07/2014

3:30-5 pm Licensing World Music for TV, Film, Ads, and Brands

Eileen O'Neill, Modiba Music Works (music supervision and publishing)

Jonathan Finegold, Fine Gold Music (music supervision and publishing)
Ricki Askin, Vice Media / Vice on HBO (music supervisor)

5 pm Receptions and Showcases Start: 

Read the Unofficial Guide to World Music at APAP for full listings. You can "like" each showcase and create your own personal schedule. (Just do not clear cookies.)

JANUARY 10, 2014 // FRIDAY 

Hilton Midtown Hotel, Sixth Ave/54th St., New York City
(Regent Parlor Room, 2nd floor, take escalator from lobby)

9 am Networking

9:30 am From Presenting to Grantmaking: Spotlights from the Field

Michael Orlove,  Presenting Director/Int'l Cdtnr., National Endowment for the Arts

Zeyba Rahman, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art 
Gerald Seligman, National Recording Preservation Foundation
Michael Mason, Smithsonian Folklife Center
Shannon Dorsey, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs  

10:45 am Artists as Civic Leaders

Mário Lúcio Sousa, Minister of Culture, Cabo Verde and Atlanic Music Expo
Mina Girgis, Executive Director, The Nile Project 
Martha Redbone, Artist, MarthaRedbone.com just added 01/07/2014

12:00 pm Break

1:00 pm Infiltration Across Disciplines
                   
Stephen Hendel, producer, Fela! The Musical
Janet Cowperthwaite, Managing Director, Kronos Quartet 
Bill Smith, Eye for Talent/Manganiyar Seduction
Geko Jones, DJ/producer, Que Bajo?! // Dutty Artz 


2:00 pm No More Flyovers: Recruiting World Music Presenters in Missing Markets
(Improving routing by expanding the geographic possiblities within)


Mel Puljic, Fli Artists Agency

Jacob Edgar, Cumbancha Agency 
Lisa Stafford, Programming Director, Festival International 

3:00 pm Closing

6 pm Receptions and Showcases Start

Read the Unofficial Guide to World Music at APAP for full listings. You can "like" each showcase and create your own personal schedule. (Just do not clear cookies.)

Please RSVP for this event here (no charge). Thank you to APAP for hosting this event. Leg work provided by rock paper scissors, deeply eclectic music PR firm. 

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