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25 S Queen St
Lancaster, PA, 17603
United States

717-391-7865

The official website of the 10th annual LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival.

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Partnership Opportunities

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

WHAT IS LAUNCH MUSIC CONFERENCE?

LAUNCH Music Conference is a developing artist music conference, taking place annually in Historic Downtown Lancaster, PA every April over three days and three nights. LAUNCH is both education and performance centered. All artists who submit for one of over (200) performance spots are invited to attend LAUNCH and given complementary weekend badges. This badge grants free access to the full daytime program and free entry to all non-marquee showcases at night, with a 50% discount on marquee performances. Attendees can expect 12+ hours of music education, curated by The Entertainment Institute (TEI), a world-renowned music industry education platform. TEI was founded by 4-Fini owner Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), and Jen Kellogg (a professor at Columbia College andaccountant for the Vans Warped Tour).
TEI partnered with LAUNCH founder Jeremy L. Weiss in January of 2016.

This year LAUNCH will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary. Over the years LAUNCH has brought in thousands of attendees and hundreds of panelists, coming together to share their knowledge and love of the music industry. We can't wait for you to see what we have in store for 2018.

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THE CONFERENCE

From 10AM to 4PM on Friday and Saturday, more than 40 industry professionals educate prospective music industry workers and bands on a variety of topics, from deal structures to content creation, social media and tour booking. Panelists come from the most respected agencies in their fields, and some are members of internationally-acclaimed bands.

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THE FESTIVAL

For three nights, LAUNCH's performing artists take to the stage and showcase their music across the city. 220 unique performances took place in 2016 across 17 stages, all conveniently located within a five block radius in the heart of downtown Lancaster. There are stages indoors and outdoors, including in historic Penn Square, and in many popular downtown bars, restaurants, and clubs, in addition to the Lancaster County Convention Center.


2017 STATISTICS

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P A S T   S P O N S O R S


A L U M N I   A R T I S T S

Though LAUNCH was established as a developing artist conference, the festival has hosted numerous well-known artists, blended into the nighttime programming as Marquee Events, to raise the profile and general awareness of the festival. LAUNCH hopes to host artists both on their way to the top, and again once they have reached the next level. Our 2011 conference received a submission from (and subsequently placed) a virtually unknown act from Ohio who would rapidly ascend to greatness and renown - Twenty-One Pilots.


P A S T   P A N E L I S T S   I N C L U D E

Chuck Andrews (Goodfight Management)
Jen Appel (The Catalyst Publicity Group)
Biggie (Good Fight Management)
JB Brubaker (August Burns Red)
Tim Borror (United Talent Agency)
Jonny Boucher (Hope for the Day)
Chrissy Borsellino (The Catalyst Publicity Group)
Derek Brewer (Outerloop Management)
Terry "Buzz" Brown (Dark Child Entertainment)
Andrew Buck (APA)
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)

Ace Enders (The Early November)
Matt Friction (The Pink Spiders)
Cory Hajde (Royal Division)
Matt Halpern (The Entertainment Institute)
Matthew "Portland" Hay (Forefathers Group)
David Ivory (Ivory Productions)
Michael Kealey (Motor Scout Music)
Jen Kellogg (The Entertainment Institute)
Kyla Lombardo (Riot Fest)
Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour)
Christian McKnight (LiveNation NY)
Jason McMahon (Substream Magazine)
Dave McWane (Big D and the Kids Table)
Mike Mowery (Outerloop Management)
Gizzy O'Toole (KHS America)
Lou Plaia (ReverbNation)
Nikhil Potdar (Outerloop Management)
Andrew Reitz (Green Vans)
Eva Alexiou-Reo (Fata Booking)
John Riccardi (SeatGeek)

Kevin Rife (Pro Touring Services)
Dan Rozenblum (Circle Talent Agency)
Kristin "Gyspy" Schloesser (We Are Team Hans / SubStream Magazine)
Mark Schulz (Recording Academy - Phila)
James Shotwell (Haulix)
David Silbaugh (Milwaukee Summerfest)
Holly Skiadis (iHeartRadio)
Deborah "Zuke" Smith (Zuketunes, LLC)
Ryan Soroka (United Talent Agency)
Conor Sullivan (Ice Nine Kills)
Terry "Tru" Sneed (Finagle Ent)
Kate Truscott (4Fini)
Eric Tobin (Hopeless Records)
Leah Urbano (Crimson Management)
Bradley Walden (Emarosa)
Chris Walters (GHS Strings)
Jonathan Wilson (TKO Agency)
Mike Ziemer (Third String Productions)


PARTNERSHIP PACKAGES

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INDIVIDUAL PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Every LAUNCH Attendee receives a jam-packed Attendee Bag when they retrieve their credentials from the LAUNCH Registration Booth.  Items are of your choosing (you provide), from a simple flier or coupon, to a unique promotional item of your choosing (up to 2,000 items).  A great way to “greet” our guests and familiarize them with your brand for an extremely low price.  Attendee bags: $50 VIP and Attendee bags: $100

Every LAUNCH Attendee receives a jam-packed Attendee Bag when they retrieve their credentials from the LAUNCH Registration Booth.  Items are of your choosing (you provide), from a simple flier or coupon, to a unique promotional item of your choosing (up to 2,000 items).  A great way to “greet” our guests and familiarize them with your brand for an extremely low price. 

Attendee bags: $50
VIP and Attendee bags: $100

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Every LAUNCH Attendee Bag includes the 2018 LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival 2XCD compilation, featuring some 40 artists performing on a LAUNCH Stage in 2018.  This is one of the most recognizable annual promotions.   Price: $100

Every LAUNCH Attendee Bag includes the 2018 LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival 2XCD compilation, featuring some 40 artists performing on a LAUNCH Stage in 2018.  This is one of the most recognizable annual promotions.  

Price: $100

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To have your brand featured in advertising on the digital-only LAUNCH Conference Guide and/or Guide Area of the LAUNCH website, simply provide the upload ready art, or contact your LAUNCH representative to have your advertising created for you for a nominal charge.  $100 for an 1/8 page ad $175 for a 1/4 page $300 for a 1/2 page $500 for a full page ad.

To have your brand featured in advertising on the digital-only LAUNCH Conference Guide and/or Guide Area of the LAUNCH website, simply provide the upload ready art, or contact your LAUNCH representative to have your advertising created for you for a nominal charge. 

$100 for an 1/8 page ad
$175 for a 1/4 page
$300 for a 1/2 page
$500 for a full page ad.

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Place an ad in our 10K print/50+K online edition Conference Guide.  1/8th page, 1/4 page, 1/2 page, and full page options.  You provide the print ready art, or contact your LAUNCH representative for details on having your ad completed in house for a nominal upcharge.  LAUNCH Attendees use our conference guide religiously throughout the entire weekend.  Print guides are distributed throughout the tri-state area from 3 weeks in advance of the LAUNCH April 12th 2018 kick-off night, as well. $150 for an 1/8 page ad, $275 for a 1/4 page $500 for a 1/2 page $800 for a full page ad.

Place an ad in our 10K print/50+K online edition Conference Guide.  1/8th page, 1/4 page, 1/2 page, and full page options.  You provide the print ready art, or contact your LAUNCH representative for details on having your ad completed in house for a nominal upcharge.  LAUNCH Attendees use our conference guide religiously throughout the entire weekend.  Print guides are distributed throughout the tri-state area from 3 weeks in advance of the LAUNCH April 12th 2018 kick-off night, as well.

$150 for an 1/8 page ad,
$275 for a 1/4 page
$500 for a 1/2 page
$800 for a full page ad.

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Create a display, product sample, and or vend in the centrally located, highly traversed LAUNCH Trade Show area.  These 10’X10’ exhibitor spaces are smack dab in the heart of the Conference Area by day/LAUNCH Performance Stages by night.  Every LAUNCH Conference Attendee must pass through this area multiple times each day to reach our panels, and all night-time Festival goers at Freedom Hall and The Galactic Room pass through this area to attend love music showcases at night.   Price: $350/day, or just $650 for the entire weekend

Create a display, product sample, and or vend in the centrally located, highly traversed LAUNCH Trade Show area.  These 10’X10’ exhibitor spaces are smack dab in the heart of the Conference Area by day/LAUNCH Performance Stages by night.  Every LAUNCH Conference Attendee must pass through this area multiple times each day to reach our panels, and all night-time Festival goers at Freedom Hall and The Galactic Room pass through this area to attend love music showcases at night.  

Price$350/day, or just $650 for the entire weekend

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Included in our Gold & Platinum level packages, we offer also offer this option “a la carte”.  Every Attendee will see your brand’s logo on their personalized conference badge. Price: $600

Included in our Gold & Platinum level packages, we offer also offer this option “a la carte”.  Every Attendee will see your brand’s logo on their personalized conference badge.

Price: $600

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Print Media Placement includes your logo in posters, postcards, print ads in magazines. These options are included in the Gold and Platinum level sponsorships but can be purchased a la carte here as a supporting partner role. Price: $750

Print Media Placement includes your logo in posters, postcards, print ads in magazines. These options are included in the Gold and Platinum level sponsorships but can be purchased a la carte here as a supporting partner role.

Price: $750

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Name and Brand a LAUNCH Performance Stage in your brand’s name.  This stage is printed on all signage, in the conference guide, and used on the website.   Banners on the stage, as well.  Prices vary by Stage, from as low as $750 to $2,000.  Stage Sponsorship is included in our Platinum Level Sponsor Package, as well.  These are first come, first served, while opportunites last.  *contact us to design a stage sponsorshop. CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS AND PRICING  

Name and Brand a LAUNCH Performance Stage in your brand’s name.  This stage is printed on all signage, in the conference guide, and used on the website.   Banners on the stage, as well.  Prices vary by Stage, from as low as $750 to $2,000.  Stage Sponsorship is included in our Platinum Level Sponsor Package, as well.  These are first come, first served, while opportunites last.  *contact us to design a stage sponsorshop.

CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS AND PRICING

 

Whether (2), or (10) banners (you provide), see to it that your brand is highly visible in some or all of the highest traffic areas at LAUNCH 2018, in Conference areas, and Festival Performance areas alike.  Options are 2’X4’ banners up to 3’ by 6’ banners.  There are volume discounts for 3 or more.  CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS AND PRICING

Whether (2), or (10) banners (you provide), see to it that your brand is highly visible in some or all of the highest traffic areas at LAUNCH 2018, in Conference areas, and Festival Performance areas alike.  Options are 2’X4’ banners up to 3’ by 6’ banners.  There are volume discounts for 3 or more. 

CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS AND PRICING

LAUNCH hosts several gatherings for both Invited VIP guests, and for all Conference Attendees.  Make your brand a presenting sponsor, listed on all signage, in print guides, and one the website, where each and every attendee is made aware of your brand, and made to take note of the graciousness of our presenting sponsors. CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS AND PRICING

LAUNCH hosts several gatherings for both Invited VIP guests, and for all Conference Attendees.  Make your brand a presenting sponsor, listed on all signage, in print guides, and one the website, where each and every attendee is made aware of your brand, and made to take note of the graciousness of our presenting sponsors.

CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS AND PRICING

For further discussion, please contact us:  
Jen Kellogg: jen@thinktei.com
DIANA OBRACAJ: DIANA@THINKTEI.COM