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Connective music seminar with music publishers

user 5305441
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New York, NY
For those that are aspiring songwriters and do "commercial music" or songs..
You may want to Check out the below seminar and meetup group...which I belong to:

Dear Connective Meet Up Member:

I wanted to remind you that The Connective Panel on Music Publishing
is just one week away! $10 discount for your first panel attended by Meet up members!
Our panelists have all agreed to accept music
with some very specific criteria. Read more below:

Richard Stumpf, Cherry Lane Music: Richard is willing to accept one
song that shows your very best ability as a songwriter. Please put
your full contact info on the CD and identify the name of the song.
This CD MUST be sent to him in the mail with instructions given out at
the event only.

Adam Epstein, Universal Music: Adam is willing to listen to one song
that shows your very best ability as a songwriter. Please put your
full contact info on the CD and identify the name of the song. You
may present this CD to him during the event.

David Hoffman, Shapiro Bernstein: David is willing to listen to one
song that shows your very best ability as a songwriter. Please put
your full contact info on the CD and identify the name of the song.
You may present this to him during the event.

Just a few of the artists these three major publishers are pitching
to record labels for are: Anastacia, Miranda Cosgrove, Josh Groban,
Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urba, Sara Ramirez (Callie on Grey's Anatomy)
who won a Tony for Spamalot and 2008 season of American Idol winners.

This opportunity to present songs to these publishers has been
extended to those who attend the Connective Panel on May 27th only.
We still have space available, if you are interested in attending. We
already have 50 RSVP's. We can accommodate more! Please RSVP if you
are planning to attend. Walk ins are welcome, but RSVP's make my

Detials are below:
The Connective Panel Series serves as an educaiitonal outlet for
those aspiring to be a part of the music business and also serves as a
fundraising event for World Hunger Year through its Artists Against
Hunger & Poverty (AAHP) Program and a rotating charity, which is Opus
118 Harlem School of Music.

The next panel will cover "How To Get Your Music Placed With a
Publisher & The Role of a Publisher" and will be held on May 27, 2008
at Opus 118 Harlem School of Music at 103 East 125th Street, 7th Floor
(at Park Avenue) in New York City. (Subway - take 4/5/6 train to 125h
Street). 212-831-4455

Registration is from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Panel begins 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Panelists will include:

? Richard Stumpf, Cherry Lane Music Publishing
? Dave Hoffman, Shapiro Bernstein Music Publishing
? Adam Epstein, Universal Music Publishing

Panel fee is $20 per person. $15 per person for ASCAP members and NYU
& UGA Music Business Program students. Cash only at the door. RSVP to

Free 6 month trial on Sonicbids (http://www.sonicbids....­) to all
participants. Up for silent auction will be a one year subscription to
Sonicbids, current edition of "The Indie Bible", "How To Start A
Record Label" by Daylle Deanna Schwartz, the 7 Key Code System "Proven
Roadmap to Breaking into the Music Business Independently" by Jonah
Fialkoff. Overplay (http://www.overplay.c...­, the leading UK indie
band site, is offering discounts on new memberships. IMC -
Independent Music Conference is offering Free Admission to one of
their upcoming events to Connective Panel attendees. WHY has some
cool swag, including guitar picks and dog tags!

100% of profits benefit charity (WHY's AAHP program and Opus 118, The
Harlem School of Music)

Media Sponsors: ASCAP, CDBaby, UK Trade & Investment, MusicDish
Event Sponsors: Overplay, Sonicbids, The Indie Bible, UGA Music
Business Program
Sonicbids is where people who make music, and people who need music,
find each other. More than 130,000 bands and over 10,000 promoters
connect through us for festivals, club dates, licensing gigs, and just
about everything else.


Adam Epstein

Adam Epstein is Creative Manager for Universal Music Publishing. It
was just 13 years ago that Mr. Epstein started his music career as an
intern for Desmond Child, the award winning songwriter, working for
free for a year. Ms. Epstein left his internship position to work with
Dave Hoffman at BMI on the administrative side. He left BMI to become
an A&R representative for 143 Records, which is David Foster's label,
run through Warner Brothers. He went back to work for Desmond Child
when he started a publishing company called Desmond Songs. He worked
with writers such as Mark Hudson, Gary Burr, Victoria Shaw, and
managed producer Andrea Carlson and Michael Beinhorn for four years.
He later joined BMG Music Publishing as A&R Representative for the New
York Office. Universal Music Publishing purchased BMG Music and Mr.
Epstein stayed on with the company.

Since joining BMG , he has placed songs with artists such as: Rod
Stewart, Rascall Flatts, Julio Iglesias, and Barry Manilow, to name a
few. He is responsible for the current Rascal Flatts single "Every
Day", which is currently #7 on the Country Chart. He is responsible
for a new band on Capital Records, called Lady Antebellum, which
debuted at #4 on the Overall Top 200 Chart and #1 on the Country
Chart. Lady Antebellum's current single "Love Don't Live Here" is #8
on Country Chart.

Mr. Epstein signed Victoria Shaw, who produced the Lady Antebllum
record, and had an award winning song, "A Good Man" with the Emerson
Drive Band, which won a SESAC award two years in a row. He has an
artist on Island Def Jam, Jon McLaughlin, who recently performed a
song from the movie Enchanted on the Oscars telecast. Jon McLaughlin
is currently recording his second record for Island Def Jam.

Mr. Epstein has participated in numerous music industry panels,
Including the Durango Songwriter Expo and the Connective Panel


David Hoffman is the Creative Director at Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.,
Inc., one of America's oldest independent publishing companies. At
Shapiro Bernstein he is an A&R rep, TV/Film/Advertising placement
person, song plugger and also acts as copyright manager. The catalog
ranges from classics including "In The Mood" and "Ring Of Fire" to
current hits including "Too Little Too Late" and "Put Your Records
On." Prior to becoming a full time publisher, David was a professional
drummer with the popular instrumental funk/jamband ulu, touring
upwards of 250 nights a year. Before hitting the road, David worked at
BMI and Giant Step Inc.


Richard Stumpf has been at Cherry Lane Music since 2001. As Senior
Vice President Creative and Marketing, Richard oversees writer
signings and content acquisitions. He also collaborates with fellow
senior management on business development strategy, including the
implementation of strategic joint ventures. He oversees the Marketing
team, who are responsible for identifying and negotiating song
placement opportunities for film & television, advertisements,
records, and new media outlets. Before joining Cherry Lane, Richard
held management positions with numerous entertainment-related
companies including EMI -- Capitol Records, MCY Music, PC Artist
Management, and Musicland. Creatively, Richard also has experience as
a live sound engineer and performing musician.

Throughout his career he has produced and marketed projects
incorporating artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, The Black Eyed Peas, John
Legend, Wolfmother, The Who, Sammy Hagar, John Denver, NSYNC, Willie
Nelson and others.

Richard attended Binghamton University where he studied Marketing. He
continued his education to receive his master's degree in Marketing
from Pace University.
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