Mac Reynolds of Imagine Dragons among speakers at the Vegas Music Summit Jan. 31 – Feb. 1

 

Vegas Music Summit Brings a Lineup of Executives to Speak on Various Topics in the Music and Media Industry    

 KILPOP’s Vegas Music Summit, a two-day annual conference that converges music and media with educational panelists and artist showcases, has announced the speakers who will be participating in this year’s panels. Music and media fans will have their chance to ask questions and educate themselves as each panel has been carefully curated to include discussions on the most important topics facing the entertainment industry today. Invited speakers are influential executives from companies such as Warner Music Group, Lionsgate, ReverbNation and Brooklyn Bowl to name a few. The Vegas Music Summit takes place Thursday, Jan. 31 and Friday, Feb. 1 at the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. To purchase conference badges, see the schedule or for more information, visit www.VegasMusicSummit.com.

FALCON College Panel – professors and students from prominent music business programs discuss entertainment and how experimental activities prepare students to be the next generation of entertainment executives.
Thursday, Jan. 31 at 9 a.m.
LV Room inside Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Panelists:

  • Rodel Delfin / The FALCON Program (moderator)
  • Terry Tompkins / Hofstra University
  • Clyde Rolston / Belmont University
  • Scott LeGere / Minnesota State University

Mac Reynolds Q&A – managing Imagine Dragons from their early days as an unsigned group to becoming one of the biggest artists globally, a special Q&A to hear a successful manager’s journey.
Thursday, Jan. 31 from 1 – 2 p.m.
Fremont Room inside Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Panelists:

  • Brian Saliba / Smash Magazine (moderator)
  • Mac Reynolds / Imagine Dragons

Recording and Writing for Film and Television – learn what licensing A&R representatives and music supervisors look out for when choosing music to be placed in commercials, films and television.
Thursday, Jan. 31 from 2 – 3 p.m.
LV Room inside Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Panelists:

  • How Berman / Media Horse (moderator)
  • Vince Quintero / VQ Creative
  • Ryan Svendsen / Lionsgate
  • Brad Smith / Film Composer
  • TJ Courtney / Film Composer

The Artist Panel – from a newly-signed artist to a seasoned, platinum-selling veteran, a panel of musicians share their journey to success and longevity.
Thursday, Jan. 31 from 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Fremont Room inside Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Panelists:

  • Enrique Abeyta / Revolver (moderator)
  • Blake Riley / Lovelytheband
  • Christian Brady / Hellyeah
  • Rick DeJesus / Adelitas Way
  • Mikey Carnevale / The Frights

The Legal Panel – a panel of barristers from the top entertainment law firms will answer legal questions, from recording contracts to music licensing deals.
Thursday, Jan. 31 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Fremont Room inside Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Panelists:

  • Stephen Sessa (moderator)

Marketing and Social Media – a discussion on artist development and effective strategies to establish fans on the road, on radio and online.
Friday, Feb. 1 from noon – 1 p.m.
LV Room inside Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Panelists:

  • Terry Tompkins / Hofstra University (moderator)
  • Victoria Camera-Quintero / ReverbNation
  • Ash Avildsen / Sumerian Records
  • Chris Bitonti / Brooklyn Bowl
  • Tiffany Bosman / AEG

Rock Radio Programmer – a discussion on how radio stations are adjusting their programming in today’s streaming world and how they creatively champion new artists in their format.
Friday, Feb. 1 from 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
LV Room inside Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Panelists:

  • Carlota / KOMP 92.3
  • Ross Mahoney / KXTE-Las Vegas
  • Tracy Brown / AMPLIFY Entertainment Group
  • Jake Wagner / 91.5 KUNV / Vegas Golden Knights

Streaming Playlists – a must attend for artists and music marketers of all levels to discuss how to approach curators, pitch music, presentation and much more practices.
Friday, Feb. 1 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
LV Room inside Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Panelists:

  • Cherie Hu / Music Journalist (moderator)
  • Mike Sherwood / Warner Music Group
  • Mike Warner / Playlist Curator

Agent and Booking Panel – hear career stories and learn what the current state of the touring business is.
Friday, Feb. 1 from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
LV Room inside Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Panelists:

  • John Pantle / Sound Talent Group
  • Matt Andersen / Sound Talent Group

Two day badges are available for $99 per registrant. VIP badges are $499 and includes access to private suite showcases, industry only dinners, VIP access to the Kilpop Radio Awards and other amenities. Discounted student badges are also available.

Participating venues include Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Backstage Bar & Billiards and Fremont Country Club.

2019 Sponsors include Kilpop, Smash Magazine, ReedSmith, Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, XPOZ, Eventbrite, Open Range Entertainment and Backstage Bar & Billiards.