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The official website of the eighth annual LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival.

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Panels and Panelists

LAUNCH BRINGS INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS RIGHT TO YOU

Carson Slovak (Atrium Audio),  Randy Nichols (Force Media Management), Howard Hertz (Hertz Schram PC), JB Brubaker (August Burns Red), Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), Vince Edwards (Metal Blade Records), and David Silbaugh (Milwaukee Summerfest)

Carson Slovak (Atrium Audio),  Randy Nichols (Force Media Management), Howard Hertz (Hertz Schram PC), JB Brubaker (August Burns Red), Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), Vince Edwards (Metal Blade Records), and David Silbaugh (Milwaukee Summerfest)

Mike Mowery, CEO of Outerloop Management & Outerloop Records, speaking with a band during LAUNCH's Mentoring session.

Mike Mowery, CEO of Outerloop Management & Outerloop Records, speaking with a band during LAUNCH's Mentoring session.

Each year LAUNCH is pleased to host a number of professionals from all aspects of the music industry to speak on a variety of topics relating to the growing complexities of the business. For a list of currently confirmed guests and panel topics and schedules, see below.

LAUNCH 2016 Proudly Welcomes

Chuck Andrews (Goodfight Management)
Jen Appel (The Catalyst Publicity Group)
Biggie (Good Fight Management)
JB Brubaker (August Burns Red)
Tim Borror (United Talent Agency)
Chrissy Borsellino (The Catalyst Publicity Group)
Derek Brewer (Outerloop Management)
Terry "Buzz" Brown (Dark Child Entertainement)
Jesse Cannon (Noise Creators)
The International DJ Casper (Darkchild)
Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills)
Mike Ciprari (SJC Drums)
Cory Crossman (City of London, ON)
Vince Edwards (Metal Blade Records)
Matt Halpern (The Entertainment Institute)
David Ivory (Ivory Productions)
Michael Kealey (Motor Scout Music)
Jen Kellogg (The Entertainment Institute)
Kyla Lombardo (Riot Fest)
Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour)
Finn Mckenty (CreativeLive)
Christian McKnight (LiveNation NY)

Jason McMahon (Substream Magazine)
Mike Mowery (Outerloop Management)
Lou Plaia (ReverbNation)
Nikhil Potdar (Outerloop Management)
John Riccardi (SeatGeek)
Kevin Rife (Pro Touring Services)
Dan Rozenblum (Circle Talent Agency)
Mark Schulz (Recording Academy - Phila)
James Shotwell (Haulix)
David Silbaugh (Milwaukee Summerfest)
Holly Skiadis (iHeartRadio)
Deborah "Zuke" Smith (Zuketunes, LLC)
Ryan Soroka (The Soroka Agency)
Conor Sullivan (Ice Nine Kills)
Chad Szeliga (Breaking Benjamin)
Eric Osman (BandsWithManagement)
Terry "Tru" Sneed (Finagle Ent)
Kate Truscott (4Fini)
Eric Tobin (Hopeless Records)
Chris Walters (GHS Strings)
Jonathan Wilson (TKO Agency)
Mike Ziemer (Third String Productions)

Clicking the "Speakers" button above will lead to full bios for each panelist

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Subjects covered in panels in the past include: how to get a manager/booking agent/label and when is the right time to get them, why and when to tour, how to get your band a gig, what you can do to increase your social network presence, and more. LAUNCH also annually presents the Can You Handle the Truth panel, in which music is submitted by attending bands to be judged by panelists and professionals in front of a live audience, much like our own version of American Idol. Think you have what it takes to impress industry leaders? Sign up now.

Please note, due to changing schedules, guests are subject to change. Please check back frequently as we announce additional speakers. To see a list of panels and panelists from 2015, please click here.