Following the successful debut of our online summit for indie retailers, Music Biz and Record Store Day are proud to present a second edition of the Couch Camp series set for August 5-7! Couch Camp Pt. 2 will build upon the most popular aspects of the first virtual event experience, and expand the program with new topics, speakers and companies!
2 – 2:10 PM
Music Biz & Record Store Day Welcome and Sponsor Highlights
2:10 – 3:30 PM
Panel Keynote: Black Lives In Indie Retail, sponsored by UMG
In an effort to amplify Black voices and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement we present an in-depth panel discussion with Black individuals in the indie record store community.
3:30 – 4:45 PM
Best Practices For Starting A Podcast
The podcast can become a key tool in the digital marketing strategies of companies. Hear from podcasters who have successfully created and launched this new-ish way to talk with customers.
2 – 2:10 PM
Music Biz & Record Store Day Welcome
2:10 – 3 PM
Artist Keynote: Jim James
In an interview with Scott Register (Birmingham Mountain Radio; A&R, Think Indie), the My Morning Jacket musician sits down with us to talk about the new album — The Waterfall II — coming to record stores soon, his long relationship with record stores, and more.
3 – 4 PM
You Down With PPP?
Is there still money available? You got the money, now what? Navigating the beginning and end of a PPP loan, and other financial queries.
4 – 5 PM
Re-Opening in a Whole New World
What you can and can’t expect, should or shouldn’t do, and other questions on how things are different in the Pandemic world, from a medical, legal and HR perspective.
2 – 3 PM
RSD Drops Best Practices Brainstorming
Record Store Day Drops will not look like regular Record Store Day, for a number of reasons. For the past few weeks, record stores have been holding Zoom calls to talk about their plans, questions, thoughts and ideas for store procedures on those days, and this call welcomes every Couch Camper — record store or not — to join in to hear about what those are. Everyone should be aware of what it looks like in a store on RSD Drops dates.
3 – 5 PM
Think of it like speed-dating: a brief introduction between record stores and labels, distribution, and other service providers. Long enough to put faces, names and contact information together so a beautiful working relationship can get started.
(NOTE: these are intended to be very quick and brief. Feel free to schedule follow up calls for more in-depth conversations!)
Couch Camp Closing Cocktails!
Fun, games, friends, and special guests, including a musical performance and toast with Ms. Margo Price! The silver lining of online cocktail parties is you get to drink whatever your heart desires.