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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (July 24, 2017– Mondo.NYC has announced its Second Annual Global Business Summit and Music Festival, October 4-8 in New York City. By day, it’s an incubator for the music and tech industries; by night, artists from around the globe perform throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. Tickets are on sale now, with special pre-registration pricing and student discounts.  

This year Mondo.NYC partners with The New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), New York University (NYU), international export agencies, and multiple additional partners to present a comprehensive program for industry, artists, media, and fans. NYU will host the business summit, with the music festival headquartered at Rockwood Music Hall and additional venue affiliates announced today.

At Mondo, fans connect with artists, professionals build their network, and leading names in music and tech engage with an audience of business pioneers and veterans.

2017 Mondo.NYC highlights include:

“New York City – The Opportunities & Challenges,” in partnership with The New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment (MOME), is an important program that will address navigating New York’s music ecosystem, providing resources and recommendations for approaching NYC’s vast yet overwhelming infrastructure. Mondo’s content collaboration with MOME, scheduled for Wednesday, October 4 includes intensive seminars and more intimate network sessions.

Venue Network & Showcase Artists:  Mondo’s nighttime music festival and after-hours meetups will be headquartered at the Lower East Side’s Rockwood Music Hall. Artists will perform across Rockwood’s three stages, in addition to a host of other iconic Manhattan and Brooklyn independent music venues, including Arlene’s Grocery, Bowery Electric, Brooklyn Bowl, The Delancey, DROM, and Pianos, with more to be announced.

Among the expected 150+ Mondo official showcasing artists are the following performers:

Altre di B (Italy); Austerity (UK); Birthday Club (Houston, TX); Blue Dahlia – Dahlia Dumont (Brooklyn, NY); Bones Garage (Israel); Carnival Youth (Latvia); Chase The Jaguar (Miami, FL); Chill Russell(Austin, TX); Christopher The Conquered (Des Moines, IA); Evening Darling (New York, NY); FLOWERTRUCK (Australia); Gabrielle Marlena (Queens, NY); Girl Skin (Brooklyn, NY); Grandchildren (Philadelphia, PA); Jeremy And The Harlequins (New York, NY); Late Guest At The Party (New York, NY); Letters To Nepal (Brooklyn, NY); Luke Yeoward (Australia); Mt. Wolf (UK); One Sentence. Supervisor (Switzerland); Satellite Mode (New York, NY); Shag Rock (Australia); Siames (Argentina); Tenderfoot (Australia); The Settlement (Australia); VEHICLES (Wichita, KS)

Artist submissions will be accepted via Music Glue through August 4. Artists wishing to be considered for showcase performances should apply HERE.

RIAA Programming Partnership: 
The RIAA will present its mid-year industry revenue numbers during a special presentation on Thursday, October 5 as part of a discussion titled “Streaming Revenue & Policy in One Hour,” featuring Cary Sherman, RIAA CEO and Joshua Friedlander, RIAA SVP Strategic Data Analysis along with key industry representatives to discuss the major issues facing different components of the music industry right now.

The Music & Technology Law Symposium, 
a Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Program (MCLE), in partnership with the RIAA, Michelman & Robinson LLP, and Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, is a full-days’ worth of panel content specifically geared towards content producers, right’s owners and providers. MCLE is scheduled for Friday, October 6, and includes the following panels:

  • Can Washington Help The Music Industry Move Forward?
  • Who Are the DMCA Safe Harbors Saving?
  • Streamripping – The New Threat?
  • Fee Awards in Copyright Litigation
  • Latest Development in Artists Deals
  • Alternative Music Financing

NYU Partnership: 
Mondo will host a presentation by Larry Miller, Clinical Music Associate Professor and Director, Music Business Program, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, immediately followed by a panel discussion.

New for 2017 is The Mondo Sessions @ NYU, a groundbreaking multimedia music discovery and marketing partnership with NYU Steinhardt. NYU music business students and faculty team up with Mondo for a semester-long program integrated with the Village Records course to identify, support, and help advance the careers of two emerging artists chosen from among Mondo performing acts.  The Mondo Sessions will be highlighted with a panel and live music showcase from the selected artists as well as a recording session at NYU.

Highlight Panels:
  In addition to the RIAA programmed panels above, Mondo is proud to announce its first slate of tracks, panels and related daytime conference events. Mondo panels will be accompanied by a comprehensive series of speed meeting sessions, one-on-ones, NY music industry meetups, and more.

Music/Tech Convergence Panels:

  • How Streaming Playlists Work and How to Get on Them
  • You Better Pay Attention to VR

  • Digital Marketers Compare Notes

  • Armchair Quarterbacks: Startup Founders Edition

  • The Best Digital Resources in Music – Marketing, Distribution, Data, Live, Professional Development & More,

  • Bitcoin and Blockchain Deep Dive – What You Need to Know

  • Music Apps That Put Fan-Generated Content in the Spotlight

  • The Summer of Streaming: How Windowing, Soundcloud’s Status and 11th Hour Acquisitions Changed the Game
  • Streaming Service News and Predictions – Hot Off the Press from Journalists and Analysts

Indie/DIY/College Radio Panels:

  • NYC Radio Welcome Party
  • College & Emerging Radio Ideas Summit
  • Better Radio Through Big Data
  • Career Intensive 101: Exploring the Industry 2017
  • NYC Radio Station Meet Up, Showcase and Tour
  • Internet Radio Roundtable

The Marauder Radio Room @ Mondo,
 a dedicated space for attending radio station members to record interviews and exclusive live sets from showcasing artists for their stations, will debut at Mondo.NYC 2017.

Mondo Hotel HQ: 
Mondo has partnered with Ian Schrager’s brand new Lower East Side Public Hotel, an extraordinary new landmark in the heart of NYC’s Lower East Side, located at 215 Chrystie Street. Special discount rates for Mondo accommodations are available by entering code 170601MOND. Click HERE for reservations.

Advance purchase discount badges:
 Tickets are on sale now through Mondo’s exclusive ticket partner Eventbrite. Click HERE to take advantage of Mondo’s early and student discounts at pre-registration prices.

 is a festival and global business summit of music and tech industry insiders and innovators, emerging artists and their fans. Mondo connects fans and creators in a shared mission of empowering artists and advancing ideas in an ever-changing music business. Please note all Mondo.NYC 2017 events are subject to change.

For press inquiries, please contact:
Sara Gilbert |

For Mondo.NYC 2017 marketing, partnership, and business opportunities, please contact:
Bobby Haber |



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