If you are a music industry thought leader and have a program topic that will inform the overall growth of the music business; showcase new ways to enhance the monetization of music; illustrate and demonstrate best practices; offer actionable consumer intelligence and analysis; promote the value of music for all commerce models; help advance the artist/fan connection; or delve into the technology that underscores the business, we encourage you to submit today!
Music Biz’s program is built to both challenge and inspire everyone engaged in the business of music, and provide deep-dive presentations and conversations for the following industry players: commercial businesses (interactive and non-interactive streaming services, online and physical stores, etc.); internet radio services; aggregators; major and independent labels and distributors; mobile service and hardware providers; data providers; information technology companies; startups; artists; songwriters; publishers; managers; agents; touring professionals; educators; students; lawyers; and more.
Those submitting to the Call For Presentations will be asked to classify submissions under the topics listed below. However, Music Biz welcomes creative ideas — successes, strategies and innovative approaches to addressing the timely issues affecting the modern music industry — that may not fall into the categories outlined.
- Entertainment & Technology Law
- Indie Artist & Songwriter
- Artist Management
- Live Events & Touring
- Publishing & Rights Management
- Streaming, Playlisting & New Delivery Models
- Physical Product Sales & Promotion
- Brand & Strategic Partnerships
- Career & Professional Development
- Sync – Television, Film, Games
- Financial Literacy & Planning
- Breakout Programming submissions that do not fall into the categories above, but directly relate to the goal of monetizing music. Topics can include, but are not limited to, social media, marketing & public relations, blockchain, AI & VR, and more.
Presentations, case studies, conversation/interview formats, and panels are encouraged. Those sessions that lend themselves best to a panel format MUST be limited to no more than a moderator and three (3) panelists.
All topics MUST present a balanced perspective, giving representatives from the commerce, content and creative communities the chance to weigh-in on the discussion.
Presenters/panelists MUST be diverse in gender, ethnicity, age, geographic location, areas of expertise, and ideologies. Submissions that do not demonstrate diversity in these areas will not be considered.
NO sales pitch-oriented presentations will be considered.
During Music Biz 2019, panels will be staggered by time and location, allowing ample time for attendees to ask questions and speak one-on-one with panelists after the session. Presenters and panelists should plan their schedule accordingly to take questions beyond the scheduled presentation time.
Submissions will be prioritized based on overall quality, focus and innovation; relevance to the issues facing the music and entertainment industries; sound research and theoretical basis (if applicable); practical implications for the Music Biz audience; and diversity and reputation of proposed participants.
- There are no fees required to submit a proposal.
- While Music Biz membership is not a requirement for submitting a proposal, members are given priority consideration.
- Music Biz does not pay per diem or honoraria, or provide travel expenses or hotel accommodations for those chosen to speak.
- Presenters/panelists will receive a complimentary full registration to attend the event.
Presentation Space Particulars
- All presentation slides (PPT, Keynote or PDF preferred) must be delivered to Music Biz 24 hours before your scheduled session to be loaded on a shared computer that will be set and ready when you arrive at your presentation room.
- The programming space at the JW Marriott Nashville will include: a laptop computer, an internet connection, and a screen with an LCD projector.
- If the presentation requires equipment other than that shown above, organizer and/or participants must provide equipment at their own expense.
- Submissions must be received by 8 PM PST on Monday, November 26, 2018.
- Those proposing the chosen entries will be contacted by Friday, January 4.
- Panels must be fully staffed with panelists by Friday, March 8, 2019 so that proper follow-up and marketing of the session can be completed.
Submit your program proposal here
Those wishing to submit a speaker for consideration rather than a panel or presentation idea can do so here.
- An organizer may submit a maximum of three (3) proposals and cannot submit the same proposal more than once.
- Proposals will be rejected if all information on the online submission form is not completed.
- Each proposal should be as specific as possible, especially in the title and description of your program.
- Proposal must contain:
- Title: Should be concise (10 words or less) and descriptive of the program content. The more creative and intriguing the title, the higher the probability of getting registrants to read further.
- Session Description: The description will be used in the submission evaluation process and should include main points, objectives and goals of the proposed program. This description will also be used in the event’s program book. This description provides the basis upon which attendees select the sessions that they will attend. Explain what the audience will learn from the presentation/panel and how they may be able to implement that in their businesses.
- Participants: List, in addition to the organizer, individuals who you propose, or who you have confirmed are interested and available, who will be part of the presentation.