Music industry folks by trade, as students, by hobby or just overall interested in the inner mechanics of the thing will be surely interested in this conference that I just got a press release about. Check it out down below. I’ll chime in with some editorial thoughts afterwards.
The Press Release:
Mondo.NYC returns to New York City October 2-5 with a new Brooklyn home. The global emerging music and frontier technology conference moves to Williamsburg, its daytime conference HQ at the spectacular Williamsburg Hotel with evening live music showcases in legendary Manhattan and Brooklyn venues including Brooklyn Bowl, Pianos, The Delancey, DROM, Coney Island Baby, Berlin, Arlene’s Grocery among others. Tickets are on sale now, with special 50% pre-registration pricing and student discounts.
This year Mondo.NYC partners with The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Guild of Music Supervisors, Record Store Day, international consular and export agencies, and multiple additional partners to present a comprehensive program for industry, artists, media, and fans. At Mondo, fans connect with artists, professionals build their network, and leading names in music and tech engage with an audience of business pioneers and veterans.
2018 Mondo.NYC highlights include:
* RIAA hosts “Everything You Need to Know About Streaming Revenue and Policy in One Hour”
* Guild of Music Supervisors NYC Education Event & Film Fest
* Record Store Day presents “A Conversation With…” Series at Rough Trade Records
* The Second Annual Marauder Radio Room @ Pianos — College stations record interviews and live sessions with Mondo showcasing artists.
* MusicTech Day @ Mondo.NYC hosted by Brian Zisk
* Northern Beat: Indigenous Canadian New Music Showcase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with iskwé, DJ Shub with James Jones and Elisapie
* HOTS, The Hungarian Music Export Bureau, presents Breakthrough Artists from Hungary Ivan & the Parazol and Mörk
* SWISS LIVE TALENTS present KT Gorique, The Last Moan, Sophie De Quay & The Waveguards, Eliane Amherd
Mondo 2018 will showcase over 150 breakthrough artists from around the world. In addition to the above international artists, the first round of U.S.-based artists – from Brooklyn’s best to breakthrough acts from across the USA – will be announced shortly.
Artists can currently “Apply To Play” via the Level Artist Submission platform presented exclusively by Level, a new music distribution platform for independent artists focused on building community and tools for the next generation of musicians. Artists wishing to be considered for Mondo showcase performances can apply here. For more information about Level click HERE.
Mondo’s initial agenda has been unveiled, inclusive of panels, speed meeting sessions, one-on-ones, NY music industry meetups, and more. Conference events will be held at The Williamsburg Hotel, Rough Trade Records and Brooklyn Bowl. Click here for the schedule.
New for 2018, Mondo.NYC is proud to launch an association with The Guild of Music Supervisors, (GMS) a non-profit organization with the mission to promote the craft of music supervision for the mutual benefit of all media stakeholders in film, television, games, advertising, trailers and emerging media. The NYC Guild of Music Supervisors Education Event & Film Fest is an immersive full-day symposium to meet, network and learn from some of the top music supervisors and industry executives in the business, will be held at The Williamsburg Hotel, October 5.
New Mondo Hotel HQ in Brooklyn: Mondo has partnered with the extraordinary Williamsburg Hotel to be the conference headquarters of Mondo 2018. The Williamsburg lights up the Brooklyn waterfront on the North Williamsburg/Greenpoint border. Special discount rates for Mondo accommodations are now available. Click here for more information and reservations.
Mondo.NYC is a festival and global business summit of music and tech industry insiders and innovators, emerging artists and their fans. Mondo connects fans and creators in a shared mission of empowering artists and advancing ideas in an ever-changing music business and technology landscape.
Please note all Mondo.NYC 2018 events are subject to change without notice.
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: This sure does sound like an interesting conference and showcases doesn’t it? It’s my hope that a number of the musicians and folks who are aiming their sights high in the music business world get themselves to the conference and some of the shows because there is bound to be a lot to take away from it. Let’s not forget the overall networking and chances to meet like-minded people that you can work with to benefit each other. Sadly, based on the scheduled dates of the conference, it doesn’t look like I will be able to attend. I’ll be at the NY Comic Con for its four days and that finds me moving like “The Flash” in and around the Javits Center for the whole affair. Of course, that shouldn’t stop you from attending since I want to know what you come back with and can share with us all. Closing up, I wonder what do you readers think about this? Does it sound like something you will be signing onto? If you don’t mind you can please let me know your thoughts down in the comments section below. Oh yeah and in the event that you are someone who does what I do and wants to cover the event if its the sort of thing that you might report on, all of the details and criteria that you must meet can be found under the Press menu item on their main website which is linked below. I’ll be listing the conference dates on the Events Calendar for reference. Ciao for now and stay tuned.