New Music Seminar Returns to NYC June 8-10; Discount Offer

New York – New Music Seminar (NMS), dedicated to exploring ideas that will lead to a better music business through networking, engagement and discussion about the future of music and business, returns to New York for its annual conference, June 8-10 at The New Yorker Hotel.

From breakout indie artists to visionary CEOs and executives, NMS is where high-level discussions and interaction will help shape the new business solutions for this new era of music business.

“The music industry has reached a flexion point – after eight years of growth, digital music sales have peaked and joined CD sales in double digit declines, and the future of the music business is clearly ensconced in streaming,” saidTom Silverman, founder and executive director, New Music Seminar. readers can save 20% off online registration by using code NMSBNB14 at:

The conference kicks off on Sunday, June 8, with the NMS Tune-up Sessions, followed by the opening night red carpet event.

In the evening, NMS will present New Music Nights, two nights of live music featuring more than 70 Artists on the Verge, a curated selection of the best emerging artists, that will take over venues in the East Village and Lower East Side of New York.

The main theme of this year’s NMS is: “The beginning of a brand new music business,” with a story that unfolds through all-star movements on topics such as:

•        The A&R Movement features the hottest new Artists & Repertoire talent from labels and music publishers including Capitol, Island, Atlantic, SC, Insieme, Glassnote, Columbia, and Republic, and will be conducted by Island Records President David Massey.

•        Independent Labels Coming to Power will beconducted by Darius Van Arman, Co-owner, Secretly Label Group (Jagjaguwar, Dead Oceans, Numero Uno and Secretly Canadian), featuring execs from Wind-up, Razor & Tie, Mom + Pop, Domino, Average Joes Entertainment and S-Curve. The session will discuss why indie labels may be a better choice for artists than majors.

•        Music Subscription: The leaders of the exploding music subscription sector explain why it will drive exposure and revenues for artists in a way that records never could. With execs from Sony Music, Warner Music Group, Rhapsody and Google Play Music.

NMS covers all sectors of the music business, from hip-hop to video, A&R, radio, touring, dance music, distribution, producers, songwriters, publishers, high resolution audio, managers and more.

From 1980-1994, it established itself as the most influential music business conference of its time. In 2009, NMS was revived to convene the visionaries and industry leaders towards a clear path to a bigger, more engaged, more inclusive, more sustainable music ecosystem.’s coverage of last year’s NMS is HERE and HERE