Becoming an Artist: Working Backwards from the Beginning
It's 2013, you're a musician, and you’ve decided to get serious about making something happen in your career. Where do you start and what can you do to build your brand? Industry troubadours will expose the hazards to avoid, the channels on which to focus, and the lighted path to follow.
General Manager & Executive Vice President, Red Light Managerment
Jonathan Azu is General Manager & Executive Vice President of Red Light Management, an innovative artist management company with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Charlottesville, Nashville, Atlanta and London. RLM’s artists include Tim McGraw, Alicia Keys, Phish, Ben Harper, Alabama Shakes, Kool & the Gang, Tiesto, R. Kelly and many more. | In his role as General Manager, Jonathan oversees organizational planning and development for Red Light’s portfolio of managers, clients and shared... Read More →
Steven C. Beer is an attorney with the firm Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C. and concentrates his practice on film, television and music matters. | | He represents industry-leading film production, film finance and film distribution companies and has acted as counsel to numerous award-winning writers, directors, producers, and multi-platinum musical artists.
Cari Cole is America's #1 New Music Biz & Celebrity Vocal Coach, Artist Development Expert & New Music Business Mentor. She has worked with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. From Grammy winners, American Idol & The Voice finalists, legendary rock stars, Major and Indie label artists and thousands of emerging & independent artists, Cari’s formula works. Her popular online programs for artists worldwide and her weekly Ezine, Standing in the Spotlight, of 7000+ readers... Read More →
Linda Lorence Critelli is Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations for the performing rights organization, SESAC in New York City. She is responsible for signing and working with SESAC’s up and coming roster of talent as well as working with the organizations established professionals. SESACs roster includes some of the biggest writers in today’s market including Nate “Danja” Hills (Justin Timberlake, Keri Hilson, Madonna), Bryan Michael Cox (Mary J Blige, Mariah Carey, Usher... Read More →
Education: Daniel R. Friedman ("DRF") graduated from the University of Texas - Austin in 1991 with a BA - Government. DRF graduated from Tulane University in 1996 with a JD and MBA. | | Law Practice: DRF has been practicing entertainment law focusing on a transactional music practice since 1996 and has negotiated recording agreements and publishing agreements with most of the major record labels and major publishing companies and several independent record labels and independent music... Read More →
Hey! My name is Jodi Good and I'm a singer songwriter from NYC. I've ALWAYS been a singer, but it wasn't until about 5 years ago that I started writing songs. As soon as I did I had that "AHA moment" that people talk about. It was single handedly the most gratifying moment of my life. I had found my purpose. When people ask me what kind of songs I write I say "honest songs." I know they are looking for a specific genre, but I don't have one. As long as the lyrics tell the truth and the music... Read More →
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