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Jacob Andrew
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Rick BarkerRick Barker is looked upon as one of the music industry’s best marketers and artist developers, having spent two years managing the day-to-day operations of superstar Taylor Swift. He also created the “Nashville To You” radio tour, which played a role in the early development of several acts, such as Little Big Town and Sugarland. Barker’s impact on music extends to the industry’s record labels. He was the first record promoter hired by Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta, where he had a role in the label’s first Number One record with singer-songwriter Jack Ingram. Barker later went on to found his own marketing and consulting firm, at which his first client was Sony Music Nashville. He is also the mastermind behind the Music Industry Blueprint, a development service now teaching artists from around the world everything they need to know about the complicated music business.
dale_pennerProducer/Engineer/Mixer Dale Penner is the driving force behind Paradise Alley Productions, a combination production/artist development company. Countless projects have benefited from Penner’s production, including; Nickelback’s The State (Roadrunner) certified gold in America, platinum in Canada and scored Two Billboard Top Ten Singles (“Leader of Men” and “Breathe”).  Dale received the “Producer of the Year” award at the WCMA’s for his work on Holly McNarland’s (Universal) platinum selling Stuff sopohmore release. Other Penner production credits include: The Matthew Good Band, Econoline Crush and Montreal’s Jonas (Certified Gold & nominted for “Rock Album of the Year” at the 2006 Juno Awards). In fall of 2010 Dale was once again nominated “Producer of the Year” for Western Canada.
JUNE 18th & 19th
George R. Brown Convention Center
Two intense days of panels and networking we call the Band Bootcamp and our motto is “Handle The Truth”. We will have experts on almost every subject from social media to touring telling you exactly how it really works. After most of the panels the panel will go to break out rooms for Q&A so that you can meet the panel directly and exchange ideas and business cards.

JUNE 19th – 21st
Warehouse Live
Three days of industry showcases from the finest independent artists from around the world. Each artist will perform on the BOSE unplugged stage, give an on camera interview and perform a short showcase set with full production in the Ballroom at Warehouse Live. ALL of the events will be video taped & recorded so even members of the industry who cannot attend will be able to see the performances.


JUNE 20th – 21st
Warehouse Live
It is exactly what it says a “Moment Of Truth” one minute that will change lives. Here is how it works: Film & TV Licensing: “Everyone tells me my music belongs in the movies…” Moment of Truth We play one minute of one song for a panel of Music Supervisors & Directors. They tell you the truth. Last year 8 of our artists got placed in a film project from this pitch session Radio Airplay: “We know this song is a hit because when we play it the crowd goes crazy…” Moment of Truth. We play one minute of one song for a panel of Radio Programmers & Program Directors. They tell you the truth. If they love it maybe they will add it to one of their stations but either way you get heard by the right people.

JUNE 19th – 21st
George R. Brown Convention Center
A three day industry tradeshow that is free to the public. There are four zones: THE EDUCATION ZONE, THE CREATION ZONE, THE ORGANIZATION ZONE and the SALES & MARKETING ZONE. Everything from the vocal coach for Beyoncé to the latest amp manufacturers will be there to answer questions and show you what they have to offer.

In Conclusion

There has never been an event like this that educates and empowers everyone who attends. For one ticket price you will be able to attend 25 panels, pitches and presentations along with 120 showcases. This will also include networking events, mixers and a VIP after party. So there will be a lot of working and playing involved.