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This year’s New Music Seminar 2012 (NMS) will take place at Webster Hall in New York City on June 17 – 19, to discuss the state of the music industry and “new music business resurrection”. It offers speakers and workshops covering all areas of the industry, along with countless networking opportunities. The line up includes the SoundExchange Digital Broadcast Summit, the BMI Creative Conclave and keynotes from Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman and digital music futurist and Founders Fund Executive General Partner, Sean Parker.

There will be showcases for artists at night, including Artist on the Verge contenders.  NMS delegates will vote for a winner to receive $250,000 in marketing, promotion, musical equipment and services. During the final day of the conference, Tom Jackson of Tom Jackson Productions will review the finalists in a “Live Performance Workshop – Making the Band”. A popular forum at last year’s NMS in Los Angeles, Jackson provides honest, accessible feedback both in terms of musical arrangements and visual tips for any successful live show.  The presentation “Trends in A&R” will also review the top three Artists on the Verge acts, as top executive discuss the latest trends in A&R as well as what compels them to sign artists in today’s marketplace.

For the complete schedule and registration information, visit

Jane Jansen Seymour is a writer based in the burbs of New York City, which she frequents for a cultural fix/suburban survival mechanism. She channels her extreme need for new tunes at NewMusicMatters ( and welcomes recommendations on new bands/music. Follow @NMMatterscorp

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