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A Discussion with Leading Managers Addressing Systemic Racism in the Music Business
Mondo & Music Managers Forum – US welcome our esteemed managers as they discuss the racism that has been pervasive in the music business for decades and what can be done to dismantle it.
Join Binta Niambi Brown (Nice Work, Chance the Rapper), Paris Cole (Ari Lennox, Lucky Daye), Prophet (Layton Greene) and Ty Stiklorius (John Legend, Charlie Puth) for this important discussion.
Chissy Nkemere (Concord, Women in Music) moderates and Neeta Ragoowansi, President of MMF-US, delivers opening remarks.
Mondo Conversations in Partnership with
Music Managers Forum-US
Addressing Systemic Racism in the Music Business
Moderator: Chissy Nkemere, Senior Director, Streaming Marketing, Concord
Binta Niambi Brown, Artist Manager/Music Executive, Co-founder Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC); Paris Cole, Co-Founder, Outlihers; Prophet, CEO, 50/50 Music Group, Inc., Co-founder, Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC);
Ty Stiklorius, Founder, Friends At Work Management
Join Binta Niambi Brown (Nice Work, Chance the Rapper), Paris Cole (Ari Lennox, Lucky Daye), Prophet (Layton Greene) and Ty Stiklorius (John Legend, Charlie Puth) for this important discussion. Chissy Nkemere (Concord, Women in Music) moderates and Neeta Ragoowansi, President of MMF-US, delivers opening remarks.
Mondo International Development Series
How to Get Your Music Played on Foreign Radio Stations while Staying at Home
Moderator: Allie Silver, Free Radical Productions
Michael Liot, Radio Nova, France
DJ Chilly, KEXP, USA
Marina Garvey Birch, Worldwide FM, Netil Radio, UK
Paula Rodriguez aka Paurro, Aire Libre FM, Mexico
Performance: Sot Tot and Weste, Argentina
Our esteemed panel of programming experts from around the world share insight into what you need to know about international radio outlets and how best to interact with them as part of an overall awareness-building strategy.
Mondo Conversations in Partnership with
Recording Artists Project at Harvard Law School
Where Law & Music Meet: A Practical Introduction to Music Law for Emerging Artists & Their Representatives
Panel: Brian Price, Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Anil Partridge, Events Director, RAP at Harvard Law School
Lowry Yankwich, Co-President, RAP at Harvard Law School
Chris Zheng, Oversight Director, RAP at Harvard Law School
The first in our series of panels: an introduction to many of the legal issues critical to the career development and content protection of emerging artists hosted by Harvard Law School students.
Mondo International Development Series
Export, Monetize, Global Virtual Music Conferences & More
Moderated By: Robert Singerman, SVP International Publishing, LyricFind
Panel: Trisha Carter Music Export Manager, CIMA;
David Hazan Head of North America, Midem;
Allie Silver Founder, Free Radical Productions
Performance: Arnaud Nano Methivier
The first in our monthly series of panels focusing on the rapidly changing international music landscape, “Be Present Everywhere While Staying at Home.” Plus a special performance by French artist Arnaud Nano Methivier.
Navigating the Future of the Independent Venue
Jennifer Sellers-Dimitrov, VP Operations/Booking, CEG
Rev. Moose, Managing Partner/Co-Founder, Marauder;
Stu Schayot, Talent Buyer/Manager, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans;
Leigh Bezezekoff, Ticketing/Marketing, Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA;
Chris Perella, Partner/Talent Buyer, Ardmore Music Hall, PA
May 5, 2020
Watch it Now
We discuss the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the live music scene, address the current state of affairs and what it may look like when artists are able to return to the stage.
How Music Supervisors in the Advertising Community are Experiencing COVID-19
Moderated By: Todd Porter, Music Supervisor
Karl Westman, Director of Music, Ogilvy;
Ben Dorenfeld, Sr. Music Producer, Anomaly;
Marchese Taylor, Sr. Creative Mgr, Score A Score;
Jessica Shaw, VP Music for Brands & Ads, Sony Music
April 30, 2020
Watch it Now
Join members of the advertising music supervision community as they discuss how they’ve been impacted by COVID-19 and their stories behind music placements in COVID-centric ad spots.
Join our incredible group of award-winning songwriters for a spirited discussion and performances from their homes.
This panel discuss the relationship between showrunners, producers and supervisors, and how they work together to create the musical palate for their shows. Plus a surprise performance by Bre-Z.
Two of the top music supervisors in Hollywood join three of the top composers in the business as they discuss their collaborative processes to best meet the needs of their film or TV projects.
Hear from experts in the field of well-being — mind, body and spirit. Learn how to better manage your every day life during this most challenging of times.
Top music supervisors & musicians talk about how they ply their craft. What do supervisors look for in artists creating music for their projects? Our panelists discuss how they interact and share stories about their favorite experiences & challenges in the creative process.
As so many of us are dealing with the physical, emotional and financial effects of COVID-19, we invited music business leaders — from the live music world, law, musictech and more — to join us for an hour-long conversations and viewer Q&A with the goal of offering guidance, information and support.
To our Mondo community: We know so many of you are feeling apprehensive, isolated and overwhelmed, and are looking for answers and more importantly assistance. We’ve been trying to figure out what we can do to help and believe the best way to do so is to work with our network to collect and disseminate music-related information and links, presented in as useful and organized a manner as possible.
We’ve started the list (see below). It is a work in progress, and with your input identifying sources for help, guidance and support, we will hopefully in some small way help the music community in this time of critical need. Please click on the box below to submit links of interest to COVID-19 impacted musicians, related individuals and organizations.
And please practice humanity, be kind and take care of one another. Say thank you to a healthcare provider, first responder or service worker. And if you are in a position to do so, please consider contributing to one or more of the efforts listed below.
With our love,
Joanne and Bobby
Resources & Links By Category (updated regularly)
Supporting Musicians & Related Artists, Creatives, Events and Nightlife Folks as well as Frontline Healthcare Workers and Responders
Apple Music Announces COVID-10 Advance Fund for Indie Lablels [Rolling Stone}
French performing rights organization SACEM Launches Emergency Support Plan for its Members — financial aid up to 5,000 € (open to its 170,000 members experiencing difficulties due to COVID-19).
Gigseekr Grassroots Music Fund — supporting UK artists, venues and production companies and encouraging fans and industry supporters to donate to the grassroots music community
CAA-Backed Initiative Supports First-Responder Healthcare Workers — in partnership with Thrive Global & Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Crew Nation Global Relief Fund for Live Music Crews — donate, buy merch to support, learn more about relief
Arts Council England Funding for Culture & Arts — £160 million of emergency funding available
Seattle Artist Relief Fund Amid COVID-19 — pledge support on GoFundMe page
NYC Low-Income Artist/Freelancer Relief Fund — pledge support on GoFundMe page.
How You Should Support Independent Musicians Right Now — nine ways for fans to assist artist in these challenging times [Rolling Stone]
Berlin Nightlife Emergency Fund [Clash Magazine]
COVID-19 Federal Aid Package for Events Industry — Sign this Change.org petition.
COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund for LQBTQI + BIPOC Folks — donate on GoFundMe page.
Facebook Small Business Grants Program — Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses including music and live events organizations.
Recording Academy MusiCares Relief Fund — helping members of the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Accepting donations and offering assistance.
Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund — supporting musicians undergoing financial hardship.
News, Information & Resources
Self-Care for Challenging Times [MindfulNYU]
Steinway & Sons Artist Resources — country by country list of resources for artists seeking support during the pandemic
Music Covid Relief — an information and resource aggregation presented by the RIAA and a broad mixture of the largest U.S. labels, publishers, agents, PROs, streaming services, trade groups and more
How to Monetize Virtual Concerts — practical suggestions from Melvin Wong, founder of blockchain ticketing company 1Krowd. [IQ Magazine]
Eventbrite Compilation of Festivals & Venues in need of Direct Support — organized by metro area, regularly updated
Independent Venue Week Fundraiser Megathread — compilation of venue-specific fundraising efforts.
Sound of Silence — Australian national initiative providing guidance and support to affected music industry members.
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources — a roundup of information about emergency funds, online platforms, and remote-job listings.
GEMA Announces Fund — The German performing rights organization to support its songwriter and composer members with up to €40m in emergency aid. [Music Business Worldwide]
Live Industry Resource Guide [Pollstar]
Los Angeles City Small Business Emergency Microloan Program — support firms with primary business operations located within City of Los Angeles boundaries.
Music Companies Request Aid from Congress — Urging members of the gig economy to receive similar benefits to longer term employees and hourly wage earners. [Rolling Stone]
#MUSICUNITESUS — ASCAP compiled resources for music creators (scroll down for financial assistance).
Nighttime.Org — Daily support updates, information and links from global nighttime communities
Venue & Organization-Specific Support & Information
The 5 Spot Community Fund — Support the East Nashville community’s musical hub since 2003 via its GoFundMe page.
DROM Staff Emergency Relief — Support NYC’s Alphabet City home for live new music from around the world via its GoFundMe page.
Worth A Look, Listen or Read
Henry Rollins hosts the “Cool Quarantine” long form radio program on KCRW.com
Clap Because We Care NYC [PIX11]
Community Radio Fights to Stay Live (and Weird) Despite Coronvirus [New York Times]
Steinway Lunch Concerts — great pianists perform from their homes.
Adam Schlesinger’s Incandescent Song Writing [The New Yorker]
The Daily Show — Trevor Noah with Bill Gates
John Prine And Stephen Colbert: “That’s the Way the World goes Round” — never before aired duet from 2016
Quarantine Culture Recommendations: “Troop Beverly Hills,” Japanese Industrial Music, and Jah9 [The New Yorker]
The World is Changing — So Can We — By David Byrne from “Reasons to be Cheerful,” his online magazine
Michael Stipe demo of new song “No Time for Love Like Now” — a collaboration with the National’s Aaron Dessner.
Desert Island Discs — BBC Radio 4 offers access to over 2000 programs and playlists from “castaways” since 1942
New York Times Project Cooking — What to cook when you have time on your hands. [New York Times]
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah — Dr. Fauci Answers Coronavirus Questions
Boston Conservatory at Berklee Student Convenes Virtual Orchestra — Shelbie Rassler and 74 of her peers join together for an incredible version of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “What The World Needs Now”
CBS Sunday Morning Nature — Myakaa River State Park, Sarasota, FL
New York Times Popcast — What Music Should I Listen to in a Crisis?
Bob Weir’s “Gymming Playlist” [Rolling Stone]
Great Writers on the Power of Music — Kurt Vonnegut, Susan Sontag, Aldous Huxley, Oliver Sacks, Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf, Friedrich Nietzsche, and more. [Pocket]
MONDO STATUS UPDATE
NEW YORK, 26 March 2020 — Mondo.NYC 2020 is proceeding as planned. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 related developments and keep you informed regarding changes, if any. Please check back here or reach out directly via firstname.lastname@example.org.
See You October 13-16, 2020 in New York City
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- Mondo.NYC’s 5th anniversary will be October 13-16, 2020
- Partnerships with the RIAA, Guild of Music Supervisors, Recording Artists Project @ Harvard Law School, Mindfulness in Music, Creative Nordic & more
- 2020 CLE Program Announced
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- Badges on sale now — get an Early Bird discount up to 25% off!
- Emerging Artist & Indie.Live Workshop
- The Business of Music, Streaming & Music Tech
- Music Supervision
- Artistry, Society, Mindfulness & Impact
- Music & Tech Law, Finance & Early Stage Investment
- Songwriters & Music Publishing Day
PLUG INTO THE WORLD OF MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY
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