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La Quinta Resort and Club
Palm Desert, CA
June 21, 22 and 23, 2012
Thursday, June 21st
THE PASSION PANEL
The “Real” Social Networking Panel
Marianne Goode – Founder / All Media Music Group
Michele Clark – Founder / Sunset Sessions & Sunset Sessions ROCK!
Amine Ramer / Music Supervisor, States Of Sound
Melyssa Hardwick / Director of Music, ABC
Tricia Holloway / Creative Director & Music Supervisor, Path Music
Kasey Truman / Music Supervisor, See Music
Todd Porter / Producer & Music Supervisor, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Chuck Bein / Music Producer, See Music
Chris Jackson / Director of Music, Comcast Ent’t Group & NBC Universal (E!, Style, G4 Networks)
Jon Ernst / Owner & Executive Producer, ShowRunner Music
Cybele Pettus / Sr. Music Supervisor, Electronic Arts
Raphaella Lima / Music Supervisor, Electronic Arts
Steve Curran / President & Creative Director, Harvest Creative Services
Gary Jay / LAND SHARK Promotion Studio
Cheryl Valentine / ILG Rock Promotion
Jen Shevlin / KCLB, Palm Springs
Tommy DeBenedictis / RED, Sony Music
Dave Hill / WTYY, Baltimore
Christy Taylor / 91X, San Diego
Jonathan Clark / WAXQ & WLTW, New York
Roxy Myzal / United Stations Radio Network, NYC
Brad Savage / WCNR, Charlottesville
Jerry Rubino / Last.FM CBS, NYC
Friday, June 22nd
Socially, Spiritually & Environmentally
Chris is the Production manager for Sunset Sessions for 14 of our 15 years and tours extensively in between all year with many great artists!
Shireen Janti-Reed: LAADAC (licensed drug & alcohol counselor), Manager of MusiCares / Map Fund. Shireen has worked in the field of addiction and substance abuse for over 23 years. She was worked at MusiCares for 8 years serving music industry people across the board with medical, psychological, social, health, addiction and educational services. For more information – www.grammys.org/musicares.
Peter Bunetta: Producer and entrepreneur with 3 decades of success in the music business. With a hand in over 40 million records sold, Peter has collaborated with some of music’s most talented and storied figures, including John Goodman, Steve Goodman, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, The Temptations, Ringo Starr & Tina Turner. Peter is also the executive consultant for Playing for Change project as well as their drummer. He is the co owner of Family Affair Productions with his sons Julian & Damon Bunetta. They have a roster of artists, writers & producers. See www.thefamilyofmusic.com.
Jesse Billauer: Life Rolls On provides quality of life programs for young individuals with a spinal cord injury through the platform of action sports. Its signature program, “They Will Surf Again,” empowers paraplegics and quadriplegics to experience the freedom and mobility of riding a wave. In addition to producing unique quality of life programs, Life Rolls On fosters spinal cord injury awareness and offers outreach to families and individuals at the onset of injury. Michele got turned onto Jesse by their mutual friend Jason Mraz! For more information visitwww.liferollson.org.
Jim Lindberg: As the lead singer and main songwriter for the Southern California skate punk band Pennywise, Jim Lindberg toured the world and sold millions of albums worldwide. After being married and raising 3 daughters, he then wrote the book Punk Rock Dad that in turn inspired a feature-length documentary, “The Other F Word”, which was released by Oscilloscope Films in 2011. Jim now fronts a new band called The Black Pacific, and is cofounder and VP of marketing for Havoc Television, a video on demand company based out of El Segundo, California. Jim recently founded Havoc Cares which shines a spotlight on inspirational causes and charities within the action sports and music industries. See www.havoc.tv
Bushwalla: Bushwalla has produced 2 full-length albums and 2 EPs. Ghetto Blaster, his debut release was produced by Spooner Oldham. His full length albums include Autodidactical Freestyle & Radical (2008) and The Man Who Invented the Sky (2010) which features Pigeon John, Rebecca Taylor of Slow Club, Teenie Hodges, Spooner Oldham. He is spending some of his free time finding ways to help the environment and also to teach others how to take care of themselves and the world around them.
Ryan Clark: Co-founder of Liberty Bottle works with CEO Tim Andis. They have built a truly sustainable domestic company whose U.S. factory produces the country’s only reusable water bottles made from recycled aluminum, and whose isolation practices led the EPA to claim that it was one of the greenest factories they’d ever visited. Liberty’s success throughout the music industry and across the nation has helped to reduce waste globally, support struggling American artists, and donated to important causes like Reverb, The Nature Conservancy, and Special Ops Warrior Foundation with every bottle sold, all the while employing more out-of-work Americans every year in their growing company. Check them out at www.libertybottles.com.
Robert Stein: Many don’t know that Bob Stein (aka Whitehead) was the original white rapper….we’re talking 1983, pre-Vanilla Ice here. Bob and his lovely wife Julie now own Organically Grown and work closely with Stand Up to Cancer. From songs to t-shirts to changing the planet, Bob Stein is a perfect panelist to cover multi facets of our lively discussions. For more info, go to shoporganicallygrown.com and su2c.org .
MOGULS OF THE NEW WORLD
Discussions of the Changing Recording Business
President of GoldVe Entertainment which manages, world-wide, the careers of The Cranberries, Steve Earle, The Hives, Peaches, Blitzen Trapper, Ben Lee, The Old 97′s, School of Seven Bells, and Tom Morello among others. In the 1990′s, Goldberg was the president of Atlantic Records, Chairman of Warner Brothers Records and President of Mercury Records when each led the US in market according to Soundscan. Prior to that he ran Gold Mountain Entertainment who managed Nirvana & Bonnie Raitt among others. Before that, in the 1970′s, Danny was the Vice President of Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records. Goldberg is the author of the bookBumping Into Geniuses, which was published in 2008. Danny moderated the Moguls Of The New World panel in February and has been so helpful in launching the first Sunset Sessions ROCK in June of 2011! Danny is one of the most amazing, inspirational and important people in our music industry history and we are beyond grateful that he makes time to share his vast wisdoms with us all again. Check out www.goldve.com.
Bill Armstrong: Co-founder of local rock label SideOneDummy Records, has been working on a side project. His vision was to create a website for independent labels to give away free music. The site, TheNewRecord.com, would probably still be in the planning stages had Armstrong not sold his house to fund it. He’s partners with Kevin Lyman and Joe Sib and has done so much to nurture and support our inaugural Sunset Sessions that we will be forever in his debt! Chekc them out at www.sideonedummy.com.
Ron Spaulding:The recently named President of In Grooved/Fontana—the independent music arm for Universal Music Group—has learned the ropes from his days as Vice President of Sales at Priority Records, the groundbreaking hip-hop label, where he managed to grow sales from $30 million to $300 million during his eight-year tenure from 1992-2000. That label was known for releasing hit albums by such legendary west coast gangsta rappers as N.W.A., Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Master P, Snoop Dogg, Mack 10, Eazy-E, Ice T and Westside Connection, establishing a lucrative independent distribution network that challenged the majors at their own game. See www.ingroovesfontana.com.
Kevin Zinger: A successful entrepreneur who has spent the last 15 years creating and building an underground empire. In addition to his independent label Suburban Noize Records, he also owns management firm The Regime, lifestyle clothing brand SRH and the Skratch N Sniff radio program. He’s a rockin surfer, is involved in more cool artists than you have any idea (Everlast, Unwritten Law, Mickey Avalon and Versus the World who’s kicking off this year’s event!) Kevin also happens to be one of the coolest people you’ll ever get to meet, and he and Michele started the very cool Malibu Music Club – still in it’s infancy stage. More info at www.suburbannoizerecords.com.
Peter Katsis: An American music manager and partner in Prospect Park, a music management and tv/film production company. Katsis was closely involved with the birth of house music and has been involved with the careers of over 30 platinum recording artists including Jane’s Addiction, KORN,The Smashing Pumpkins, Limp Bizkit, Audioslave, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and Backstreet Boys.His accomplishments include producing the only concert by an American rock band in the Castro era in Cuba, when Audioslave played a free show in Havana in 2005 for over 100,000 fans.
Debbie Wilson: Owner and President of Wilspro Management. For thirteen years now, Wilspro Mgmt has represented the interests of such artists as Joshua Radin, Gavin DeGraw, Josh Kelly and Kate Voegele. Debbie has been an avid supporter of Sunset Sessions for many years and this woman knows how to break artists! To learn more about Wilson Productions and the artists she represents visitwww.wilspro.com
Laurel Stearns: Above all things I am a fan of music, I find when your passion is pure, a human is tireless. I have 20+ years of experience in this ever changing industry. major label a&r to my own indy label, I ran multiple recording studios that were the home to many incredible records. 2 major management companies to my own company presently. I love the transition we are in, it’s evoking innovation and that will keep us all attentive and focused on building a better business for what we all love, MUSIC. Laurel was responsible for the very first Sunset Sessions “Bed In” in June 2011.
Marianne Goode: Marianne launched ALL MEDIA MUSIC GROUP in 2010 to leverage her expertise and relationships in creating and maximizing opportunities between artists, songwriters and media content providers. Her clients include broadcast and cable networks, independent brand content producers, record and artist management companies. Prior to founding All Media Music Group, she was Senior Vice President, Music at Lifetime Networks. Marianne began her career in music publishing at Rondor Music International, the esteemed music publishing company started by A&M Records founders, Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss.
Raphael Domalik: Well-known and eminent South African music industry player. Having nurtured a multitude of South African artists, most notably The Parlotones – South Africa’s most successful musical export. He created South Africa’s version of MySpace (widely regarded as South Africa’s largest music portal) “Powerzone”. Within 18 months Raphael had branched out and established Sovereign Entertainment, a company that embraces the 360 model of business, offering artists a total career management solution which included promotion, publishing, recording, booking and management. Sovereign Entertainment operates in South Africa, UK, Europe and the USA. Specialties; Artist Management, Brand Building, Marketing, International business development.
Saturday, June 23rd
MORNING POOLSIDE PANEL
In a world of group pds, consultants, indies, owners and more releases than ever! How does that ONE record get a chance on a station? From new indie lables to major label records a lot- What cuts through the muck?
MIKE KAROLYI, WCCC/HARTFORD
2011 Mike attends Sunset Sessions Rock and discovers the band Dead Sara. He selects “Weatherman” as the first single and listener reaction was so strong the song went on to be the #2 most requested song at WCCC in 2011. 800 spins later
Dead Sara have signed a record deal, toured with Bush, Chevelle and The Used and are about to head out on Warped Tour. Dead Sara also played the WCCC Big Gig on May 19th to 12,000 fans. 6,000 albums sold and over 10,000 single sales to date as the rest of the rock and alternative panel catches up.
Matthew Potter / WYBB, Charleston
John Perry / WIIL, Chicago
Jave Patterson / KDOT, Reno
Jacent Jackson / WLUM, Milwaukee
Sean Demery / X96, Salt Lake City
Garret Capone / Crush Management