CHICAGO (Hypebot) –
After a successful re-launch in NYC earlier this year, the New Music Seminar is going on the road with a stop on Chicago on October 6th. And for those struggling to find their place in the new music industry paradigm the road show couldn't be better timed.
Album sales are down over 50% since 2000 and dollar value of albums has dropped more than 20%. This year again U.S. album sales are off by 14%. According to Soundscan, only 112 albums released in 2008 sold over 250,000 units that year and less than 200 artists broke 10,000 units for the first time. What’s going on?
The album-centric music industry model that has worked so well for the last 40 years is giving way to a new model based on the artist/fan relationship. How that relationship is managed and monetized will become the basis for the next music business.
Join a hand picked group of industry professionals including Yahoo! Music CEO Michael Spiegelman, PR queen Arial Hyatt, and execs from ReverbNation, OurStage, Sound Exchange, Pitchfork and a dozen others.
These are the visionaries and architects of the next music business and you can join them at a conference that doesn’t complain, but instead creates the business that will replace the old record business.
Sign up today for the New Music Seminar here. The get the Hypebot discount choose Google Checkout and enter NMSChicago25986 to save 10%.