Americana Music Association Announces 2010 Conference Panels
August 19, 2010 at 2:12 PM (PT)
The 2010 AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE is coming up quickly (it is taking place in NASHVILLE on SEPTEMBER 8th-11th), and the AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION (AMA) has now announced its panel lineup for this year.
Over 40 industry panels are scheduled focusing on all facets of the evolving business of music -- from high tech to grassroots. For a complete list of the agenda, visit here.
There will also be several speakers including producer DON WAS, ROLLING STONE music critic DAVID FRICKE, RHAPSODY’s ADAM PARNESS, PANDORA’s MICHAEL ZAPRUDER, MICROSOFT's BEN PORTER and BONNAROO co-founder ASHLEY CAPPS.
The not-for-profit AMA has partnered with other non-profits in curating some of this year’s industry agenda. The COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM will be the host of several unique events that will explore the traditions and future of Americana including interviews with WANDA JACKSON, SID GRIFFIN, JIMMY WEBB and MARSHALL CHAPMAN; the ARTS & BUSINESS COUNCIL OF GREATER NASHVILLE has teamed up with the AMA to provide an accredited CLE (Continuing Legal Education) program for attorneys; and the TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION In conjunction with the NASHVILLE ENTREPRENEUR CENTER provided insight in the new technology/digital media category of panels.
"Innovative marketing and artistic integrity are the cornerstones for Americana artist development," says AMA Exec. Dir. JED HILLEY, "and we’ve programmed panels, workshops and events featuring high-caliber, highly accomplished panelists that we hope will further enlighten and inspire our attendees.”
Further, each year the conference features the annual Americana Music Meeting – again coordinated and hosted by SONGLINES’ SEAN COAKLEY and LESLIE ROUFFE. They’re looking for the best new music to include: marquee names, brilliant unknowns and everything in between. Reach out to COAKLEY for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.