Boston Band Crush Archived Article: Conference Crush: MEIEA at Berklee 3/27 & 3/28

This article originally appeared on Boston Band Crush ). Berklee is hosting a big industry conference next weekend. They have a lot of super interesting panels. As much as we think it’s counter to our “creativity” we all could use some schooling on the business side of music.


Berklee is hosting MEIEA, a major music and entertainment industry
conference, 3/27-28.

The MEIEA conference is an academic forum for discussion between
industry practitioners, professors, and students of the global
music and entertainment industries.

This year’s roster includes heavy hitters Hal Vogel, Danny Goldberg, CEOs / executives from Nettwerk, Topspin, Bug Music, and Electronic Arts.

Panels on global issues shaping the new entertainment economy – monetizing music for video games, sports, and film; new business models for touring; new technology; guerilla marketing and distribution; brand building through social media, ARGs, and more.

Public access through online, walk-in registration.
To attend, the public must register with MEIEA or via walk-in during the conference at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

The full conference schedule is available at

Keynote speakers include Hal Vogel, industry analyst, author, and
investor at Vogel Capital Management; and Danny Goldberg,
president of Gold Village Entertainment, Artemis Records
founder, and former manager for Nirvana, The Beastie Boys, and The
Allman Brothers. Confirmed moderators, panelists, and clinicians

Teddy Bautista, president, SGAE
Peter Gotcher, chairman and founder, Topspin
Ian Rogers, CEO, Topspin
Keyvan Peymani, COO, Nettwerk Music Group
John Rudolph, COO, Bug Music Publishing
Jim Griffin, Warner Music advisor/president, Choruss.
Marcie Allen Cardwell, president, MAC Presents
Panos Panay, founder and CEO, Sonicbids
Steve Schnur, worldwide executive of music and marketing,
Electronic Arts
Walter McDonough, general counsel, Future of Music Creation
Nicole George, assistant v.p., ASCAP
Hunter Williams, v.p., SESAC
Jim D’Addario, chairman, D’Addario Strings
Sammy Ash, COO, Sam Ash Music
Dave Moulton, Moulton Labs
Tish Ciravolo, president, Daisy Rocks Guitars