Legendary jazz musicians, including members of The Chick Corea Electric Band and Weather Report, will converge at the Catalina Bar & Grill on September 11, 2012 for a special CD release party and benefit concert. Two-time HMMA award winning artist Lance Crane & Fabian Project will debut the new album entitled "No Limits" and will perform tracks from the CD. Featured musicians include Alex Acuna (percussion), Eric Marienthal (sax), Mitch Forman (keys), Mike Miller (guitar), James Hogan (guitar) and of course, Lance Crane (drums) and Christian Fabian (bass). Portions of proceeds will go to The Twin Tower Orphan Foundation. Discount tickets available for students. For more inf: www.craneandfabianproject.com
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Hey guys! - I will open this post with this:
The last Real Deal Event in April generated upwards
of $200,000 of deal values for the attendees...
what other event has done that for you?
do you really want to miss this one?
Do I really need to say more? of course it's summer and it's hot and you're maybe not in the mood to do a seminar....
AND the age old question - is this thing really worth it?
The answer speaks for itself - HMMA has been delivering results since day one and the Real Deal series is achieving more results than anything else out there today. That's because we won't settle for less. Your success is our success - end of story.
I can get all pitchy and be sales douchey with you but anyone reading this is hip to that and really just wants the straight truth. Musicians and content producers have it tough enough out there and are the most "bottom line" and savvy folks I've had the pleasure of working with. So I will always respectfully speak to them on the level.
HMMA knows this and has designed events like the Real Deal to deliver more and more value that attendees can take to the bank. We've effectively broken down walls and provided access to our members to people and networks that they simply would never have access to or if they did, would take far longer to develop a workable relationship so they could actually do something.
More top level speakers and presenters and brands are being added every day and that means more resources for you. Believe me, until you try getting sponsors for your projects, you have no idea just how convoluted it is. The biggest challenge you will face is finding the right people to talk to and guess what, we're serving them up on a silver platter!
Most of you would do whatever it took to get that guitar string you needed before a gig or spend an extra 3 hours in the studio to get that little part to sound just right. The same intention would hold true for you if you are a filmmaker or event producer or any type of media creator - you demand the best and demand results.
I only wish there were things like this when I was coming up. Now that I have a chance to do something about it - I'm doing it for you guys with the HMMA
Check out the Real Deal event here:
"Social Media Secrets for Musicians"
The key to good online marketing is always branding! We like to think of “branding” as your online personality. For a musician a brand has a character, a look, a logo, a color scheme, and a vibe. You are your BRAND! Continue reading “Social Media Secrets for Musicians” »
Hollywood Music in Media Awards announces final call for April entries. All musicians must submit their music for nomination consideration for the April round before the deadline. Each month during the year, nominations will be awarded from the pool of entries for the given month and those monthly nominees will be chosen from to win the 2011 HMMA's in their respective categories! Hurry - Deadline is April 30, 2011 SUBMIT MUSIC HERE
Also, don't forget Fast Forward's "Play the Stage" contest to win a performance slot at this year's HMMA! SUBMIT TO PLAY THE STAGE HERE
The Real Deal Speakers
Composer, Producer, Songwriter / BME
Marketing Strategist & CEO / 440 Artist Alignment
Licensor, Music Library / Worldsongnet.com
Director (Burning Bridges, Trailer Park of Terror, etc.)
Head of Music, Weinstein Company
TV, Film & Video Game Composer / Remote Control Productions
TV & Film Composer
Social Media Director / 440 Artist Alignment
Music Supervisor (Sex in the City 1&2, The Blind Side, etc.)
Publisher / Heavy Harmony Music
TV & Film Composer
("Dexter", "Body of Proof", etc.)
Producer, Author, Consultant
CEO, Cryo Snowbaords
CEO Fast Forward Entertainment / Artist Coach
JD24/7 - HMMA Media Host
CEO - Football Channel USA
Music Supervisor - FOX Sports
SOUNDTRACK CENTRAL/ Indie Power CEO
President, BETA Records
Vinestreet Music Consulting
Music Dealers - C.A.R.E. Rep, Catalog A&R
Lazy Hooks Music Library
Lazy Hooks Music Library
VP-Writer/Publisher Relations & New Technogies
TV & Film Composer
("Supernatural", "The Deep End")
The Real Deal Schedule of Events
|8:00am - 8:50am||Registration|
|9:00am - 9:45am||Key Strokes to Global Success : Social Media Marketing 2.0
Amy Houck - Marketing Strategist & CEO, 440 Artist Alignment
Helen Schmidt - Social Media Director, 440 Artist Alignment
Loren Weisman - Producer, Author, Consultant
Jennifer Lyneis - President, UE3 Promotions
|10:00am -10:45am||LICENSING ROUND 1
Football Channel USA & Cryo Snowboards
|11:00am -11:45am||Financial Security: Collect Your Music Money!
Rhonda Bedikian - Publisher, Heavy Harmony Music
James Leach - Director-Writer, Publisher Relations, SESAC, Inc
|12:00pm -1:00pm||LUNCH BREAK|
|1:00pm - 1:45pm||Small Screen, Big Bucks: The Land of TV Composing!
Moderator: Ray Costa - Costa Communications
Jim Dooley - Composer ("Pushing Daisies", "Epic Mickey")
Steffan Fantini - Composer ("Criminal Minds", "Suspect Behavior")
Dan Licht - Composer ("Dexter", "Body of Proof")
Chris Lennertz - Composer ("Supernatural", "The Deep End")
|2:00pm - 2:45pm||License Friendly Music: Secrets to the Perfect Placement Song!
Moderator: Alan Brewer - Producer, Songwriter
Richard Glasser - Head of Music, Weinstein Company ("Crash", "The Painted Veil", etc.)
Julia Michels - Music Supervisor (Sex in the City 1&2, The Blind Side, etc.)
Jerry Davis - Music Supervisor, Fox Sports
Art Ford - Licenser, Producer (Worldsongnet.com)
|3:00pm - 3:45pm||LICENSING ROUND 2
Co-Writing Opportunity, Beta TV, Music Dealers Library
|4:00pm - 4:45pm||LICENSING ROUND 3
Richard Glasser - Weinstein Company
|5:00pm - 5:45pm||LICENSING ROUND 4
Art Ford - World Song Net Exclusive Library
|5:45pm - 6:00pm||Guided Success Visualization Wrap-up
Facilitated by Jim DeCicco
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Hollywood Music in Media Awards announces final call for February entries. All musicians must submit their music for nomination consideration for the February round before the deadline. Each month during the year, nominations will be awarded from the pool of entries for the given month and those monthly nominees will be chosen from to win the 2011 HMMA's in their respective categories! Hurry - Deadline is February 28,2011 SUBMIT MUSIC HERE
Licensing your music is a great way to create a series of different streams of revenues and profits for your songs in ways well beyond just the sales of a song by download or CD. In addition, it can open up a series of connections for your music and your writing.
Some have gone on to careers where they do all their work scoring, composing or licensing older works to movie soundtracks, television shows, commercials, video games and even corporate training videos.
The information on licensing and music insertion opportunities has come a long way and just as it has created revenue for the artists, it has also created revenues for various agencies, companies and middlemen to be involved. Of course, many of these are legitimate but a great deal more are not. These scams play off the hopes and lack of understanding that many artists have about this side of the music industry. Continue reading “The scam of certain licensing sites.” »