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[NYC] Sat. Sept. 22, 2012: Jeff Price Speaks: Exclusive Press Conference And Q&A At Shocklee Innertainment Panel Series — Shocklee Entertainment Universe ● The Future Frequency

[NYC] Sat. Sept. 22, 2012: Jeff Price Speaks: Exclusive Press Conference And Q&A At Shocklee Innertainment Panel Series

TuneCore founder and former CEO, Jeff Price will be making his very first public appearance since the news broke about his departure from from the company in an exclusive in-conversation session at the Shocklee Innertainment Panel Series at IMSTA FESTA on Saturday September 22, 2012 at Noon Sharp at the SAE Institute in New York City.

Jeff Price announced his exit from TuneCore on August 15, 2012 in an open letter on his blog, a company he founded in January of 2006 which is currently the world’s largest music distribution and publishing administration entity in the world. According to Jeff Price, “As of July, 2012, TuneCore artists represent over 4% of all US gross digital music sales revenue and have sold over 610,000,000 units of music generating over $310,000,000 in gross music sales. More than four songs a second are sold on iTunes somewhere in the world by a TuneCore artist. Through the execution of the vision and the trust of the artist, TuneCore achieved about 40% of the market share of EMI and 25% of the market share of Universal in regards to digital music sales in the United States.

Over the years, we have admired Jeff’s work within the music industry and we have run into him at several conferences and events where he passionately speaks out on various issues of importance to independent artists and labels. In fact, in 2011, we invited Jeff to be our special guest keynote speaker where he shook up the audience with his presentation, The Shift To Streaming – How To Make Money From Your Songs: The Six Legal Copyrights That Drive The Entire Music Industry. In 2012, in light of recent developments, we are especially looking forward to hearing what Jeff has to say in this very special press conference and Q&A about TuneCore where he will also touch on some current key issues surrounding the music business.

About Jeff Price, Founder and former CEO of TuneCore, Co-Founder spinART Records:

Jeff’s previous work includes, co-founding New York based independent record label spinART records, the first record label in the music industry to offer its catalog of releases via paid download as mp3′s in 1991. During a 19-year tenure, his label was in strategic relationships with Sony, Warner Bros., Sire, Polygram Music Publishing and others.

From 1997 – 2001 Jeff Price worked with EMusic serving first as a consultant, next as interim VP of Content Acquisition and finally as the Senior Director of Music/Business Development. He contributed towards the creation of EMusic’s initial business model, played an active internal team role in EMusic’s successfully completed $30MM private placement in March 1999 and $90MM second round financing in September 1999 and created and implement the first subscription-based music sales and distribution structure.

In 2004, Jeff contributed to the founding charter and organization of The American Association of Independent Music [AAIM] – a non-profit non-governmental trade organization representing the interests of its independent label members.

Jeff has appeared on numerous panels at music conferences and events all around the world and has been interviewed and quoted in numerous publications and media outlets. Also, at the request of a congressional panel, he supplied a written deposition in the SEC investigation of Time Warner’s failed acquisition bid of EMI and has provided a witness statement for the SoundExchange arbitration relating to the royalty rate for webcasting.

Immediately following the press conference and Q&A, Jeff Price will also take part in the “The Current Climate of Music And Industry” panel. The Shocklee Innertainment Panel Series is bringing together the best minds, innovators and companies in the business of music and audio for this 1-day networking event. Join the discussion!

• The IMSTA FESTA Shocklee Innertainment Panel Series •
Saturday September 22nd, 2012 @ SAE Institute

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Welcome Address

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Keynote Presentation by 9th Wonder – Producer/DJ, CEO of It’s a Wonderful World Music Group, Jamla Records

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Press Conference and Q&A – Jeff Price Speaks:
The TuneCore founder and former CEO will address his departure from TuneCore in this exclusive in-conversation session also discussing the state of the new industry, publishing, the impact of YouTube and Venture Capital and how it works [or does not work]

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
The Current Climate of Music And Industry

The world of music is moving at lightning speed! During this discussion we’ll examine the current state of things and discuss the best ways you can achieve success with your project with marketing, social media & promotion tactics.

Rigo ‘Riggs’ Morales – VP A&R, Shady Records; Artist Manager
Amaechi Uzoigwe – Head of Content & Business Affairs, Official.fm
Liv Buli – Data Journalist, Next Big Sound
Jeff Price – Founder and former CEO of TuneCore, Co-Founder spinART Records

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
New Developments and Innovation In DJ & Production Technology

With so many cool products and tools being released on the regular, it’s an amazing time for beatmakers and DJ’s to innovate. We’ll talk about some of the coolest things going on.

Young Guru – Mix Engineer, DJ, Producer; Jay-Z, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Drake, T.I., Little Brother, Fabolous, Beyonce, Ghostface Killa, Nelly
Joe Lambert – Mastering Engineer; Dirty Projectors, The Black Crowes, Kanye West, Animal Collective, Holy Ghost, Chromeo, Ursula 1000, Deerhunter
Stephen Fortner – Editor in Chief, Keyboard Magazine
Roey Shamir – Engineer & Co-Owner of Area 51 Recording & Mastering Studio; Esperanza Spaulding, Jacob Latimore, Run DMC, Information Society, Mantronix,
9th Wonder – Producer/DJ, CEO of It’s a Wonderful World Music Group, Jamla Records; Little Brother, Rapsody, Destiny’s Child, Erykah Badu, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Drake, MURS

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Digital Distribution and ‘Radio’ Exposure How To Make The Two Ends Meet

Traditional distribution, direct to fan, terrestrial and web radio, streaming, creative technologies, and artist partnerships are just some of the options available to today’s artists. We’ll talk about ways to maximize your efforts and get your project out to the masses.

Aaron Ford – Interactive Marketing, The Orchard
Scott Englund – Client Service Manager, FanBridge
Ariel Hyatt – Founder, Ariel Publicity
Andrew Zarick – CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Dumbo
Errol KolosineModern Frequencies Music, Assistant Arts Professor NYU

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Revenue Streams & Legal Issues: It’s All About The Benji’s

From TV to online to games, films, multimedia and venues; music Is everywhere. Our panel will discuss the different ways you can get your music placed and will advise you on the areas to pay attention to when it comes to collecting your music money. We’ll also discuss some of the most important legal topics and issues you should look out for.

Sam Morrill – Sr. Manager of Content + Community, Vimeo
Jumee Park – Director, Film/TV Licensing, Downtown Music
Charlie DavisCharlie Davis Music Licensing & Music Supervision
Kevin Erickson – Communications Associate, Future of Music Coalition
Brian Durant – Manager, Data Management, The Harry Fox Agency
Sean Glover – Manager of Artist Relations, SoundExchange

How To Throw A Party Without Losing Your Shirt

So you really want to throw a gig? These NYC event promoters will give you insight on their experiences and tips on things to know before planning and promoting your next event.

Dave QDub War, Twisup
Dave GeeMethods, Darkroom
Patrick Rood AKA The CaptainTrouble & Bass
Luke McCannReconstrvct
Cliff ChoDirect Drive
Jen SchifferVerboten New York

Don’t delay – Register now & attend for FREE – seating is limited.

Saturday September 22, 2012
@SAE Institute
1293 Broadway, 9th Fl
[entrance on 6th avenue, Daffy's mall building, across from Macy's]
New York, NY 10001
Event hours 11:00 am – 7:00 pm



  1. I would really love to know the truth behind his departure,I feel in my musical gut that there is more to it. I have been a member of TuneCore for 2 years with nothing but great results.
    does he plan on starting another company? or has he been shut out by the over powering powers of this monopolized industry?
    Sincerely interested.
    The “Silver Conductor”


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