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Basic Agenda

(note - each seminar varies)

Friday

7:00pm - 10:00pm

welcome dinner at Reggie's Music Joint (2105 S. State St. Chicago)  and networking session with Shaun Barrett (meet at Reggie's)  

Saturday

8:00am - 8:30am..........welcome and breakfast

8:30am - 9:30am..........talk: current state of the music industry

9:30am - 10:15am..........talk: marketing yourself (Joanna QL, CEO, Toy Block Music)

10:15am - 11:00am..........talk: copyright (Joanna QL, CEO, Toy Block Music)

11:00am - 11:15am..........break

11:15am - 12:45pm..........7-11 panel:  a distinguished list of TBA speakers have 11 minutes to impart
there 7 most critical factors of success to you.  In the past, this panel has included Chicago Tribune
music critic Greg Kot, photographer and road manager, Paul Natkin, rock 'n roll travel agent, Julie Brewer,
producer Jesse Cannon, Jim Powers (Minty Fresh Records), Grazy Kuzminski (Jagoff Publishing), and
many more.

12:45pm - 1:00pm..........group photo

1:00pm - 1:45pm..........lunch

1:45pm - 3:15pm..........talk: touring strategies 

3:15pm - 4:00pm..........talk: excel

4:00pm - 4:15pm..........break

4:15pm - 5:00pm..........talk: financial management (Brian Carpizo, CEO Eventric)

5:00pm - 5:45pm..........talk: zero dollar marketing/merchandising

5:45pm - 6:00pm..........break

6:00pm - 7:00pm..........workshop: studio techniques/dub

session with Martin Atkins (optional)

Sunday

9:00am - 9:30am..........recap over much needed coffee and donuts

9:30am - 10:45am..........SEO marketing and social media (Jagoff)

10:45am - 11:00am..........break

11:00am - 12:30pm..........7-11 panel

12:30pm - 1:30pm..........lunch

1:30pm - 2:15pm..........talk: packaging

2:15pm - 2:45pm..........talk: basic video editing

2:45pm - 3:15pm..........talk: websites

3:15pm - 3:30pm..........break

3:30pm – 4:15pm..........talk: sponsorships (Mike Z, Trick Drums)

4:15pm – 4:45pm..........talk: screen printing basics

4:45pm - 5:45pm..........workshop: screen print

5:45pm - 6:15pm.......... Special Acoustic Performance: A Friend Called Fire

6:30pm - 6:30pm..........closing remarks