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GENERAL INFO

LAUNCH 2013

LAUNCH 2013 brings together two events; LAUNCH Music Conference - where musicians can meet and network with peers and music industry professionals while attending instructional panels, seminars, events and parties; and LAUNCH Music Festival where the nearly 200 attending artists will be performing for the general public and Festival attendees!

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Now in its fifth year, LAUNCH Music Conference provides a unique opportunity for artists, music industry professionals and fans to meet, network and further their careers during one weekend in beautiful historic Downtown Lancaster, PA. With a schedule packed full of Panels, Seminars, Parties, Events and Performances, there is something for everyone - from the up-and-coming performer to the seasoned music industry veteran.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

LAUNCH Music Festival showcases more than 175 artists from all over the country, representing a variety of musical styles - from rock to folk, from pop to punk, from country to funk - all performing in a three block radius for fans during one weekend in beautiful historic Downtown Lancaster, PA. With the variety of performers, there’s assuredly something for everyone going on during LAUNCH from the most casual music fan to the most die-hard. Come and discover artists who might be the next big thing before they are household names!

ATTENDING LAUNCH Whether you’re interested in the Conference, the Festival or both, LAUNCH has multiple attendance options to cover your needs.

CONFERENCE BADGES

To participate in the Conference you must register to attend, either in advance or the weekend of the event at our Registration Table at the Lancaster County Convention Center (see hours at right). Conference registrants receive a Regular LAUNCH Conference badge that grants entry to all Conference events - panels, workshops, parties and more - as well as all standard Festival Showcases. A Regular badge grants discounted access to certain Marquee Festival Showcases (see our Performer Schedule on pages 10-11 for more detail).

VIP BADGES

Take your conference experience to the next level with a LAUNCH VIP Badge! VIP Badges include everything a Regular Conference Badge does but also grants free entry to all of our Marquee Festival Showcases, a LAUNCH 2013 tshirt and additional perks. If you want to attend the Conference and be able to check out any band playing LAUNCH at no additional cost, a VIP Badge is for you.

FESTIVAL WRISTBAND

Festival wristbands grant no access to the Conference portion of LAUNCH but do grant unlimited access to the Festival portion, making them the perfect choice for fans wishing to check out some live music. Wristbands come in three varieties - Friday-Only, Saturday-Only or Weekend (Thursday-Saturday) - granting access to showcases on the appropriate night(s). Unless you only intend to see only a single specific showcase, Wristbands provide the best value in allowing attendees access to all the music at the Festival. Wristbands may be purchased at our Registration table or in the evening at the main box office at the Lancaster County Convention Center.

A LA CARTE

If you only wish to see a single specific showcase, you may walk up and pay the appropriate cover charge at the venue (see our schedule for more information).

To Register or purchase Wristbands in person: Please visit our Registration table outside Freedom Hall at the Lancaster County Convention Center, Open Thurs. April 25th 4:30-9pm, Friday and Saturday April 26th-27th. Purchase In Advance at: http://smarturl.it/attendlaunch 2013 LAUNCH MUSIC CONFERENCE

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SCHEDULE YOUR WEEKEND

GENERAL INFO

With more than 175 performers, plenty of Conference panels and events, and our Trade Show to explore, planning your weekend at LAUNCH is key!

LET US ‘GUIDE’ YOU

The official event guide you’re currently reading will arm you with everything you need to tackle a weekend at LAUNCH. Our back cover venue map will help you navigate your way between venues and a full schedule of performers color-coded by the style of music they play can be found in the centerfold at pages 10-11.

GO MOBILE

We also encourage you to use our mobile scheduling app on your iPhone, Android phone or Blackberry. Discover more about the artists that are performing, sort events by type (Conference, Festival or General), by genre and more. Log in to create your own custom schedule and search and view what’s currently happening from your phone. Connect to your Facebook account so you can see where your friends will be and they can see what you’re interested in attending.

GET STARTED

Just visit this address from your mobile web browser: http://launch2013.sched.org

ATTENDEE APPRECIATION PARTY

CONFERENCE INFO

Saturday April, 27th 4:15-5:15pm outside of Freedom Hall Open to all LAUNCH Badge holders

TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO RELAX

Attending the Conference? We’d like to show you that we appreciate your attendance! What better way than a party to show you how much we care? Stop by and have a drink and snacks on us. Its the best way to refuel after Saturday’s panels are over and before performances start that evening. It’s also a great opportunity to network with other attendees and our guests. Free Heineken/Heineken Light (with valid ID) and Snacks from Herr’s will be provided.

DON’T WANT TO WAIT IN LINE?

With so many people in attendance, the ‘free beer” line can get awfully long. Fortunately a separate VIP line means that VIP badge holders can move to the front of the line more quickly meaning more time to enjoy the party! See Page 3 for more information on VIP Badges 4

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FREE FOR ALL

IT’S NOT ONLY ABOUT MUSIC

GETTING AROUND Show your LAUNCH Badge Here to enter Panels

WORKSHOPS See Pg 17 for info

FREEDOM HALL B HEINEKEN STAGE

FREEDOM HALL A

PANELS (Daytime)

TRADE SHOW

See Pg 16 for info (enter through Trade Show/Freedom Hall A)

See Above for Hours

CONCERT (Nighttime)

DAYTIME ENTRANCE for Trade Show, Panels and Workshops

To Lobby

ATTENDEE APPRECIATION PARTY

NIGHTTIME CONCERT ENTRANCE (Closed by Day)

REGISTRATION See Pg 3 for hours

REGISTRATION

See Schedule on Pgs 10-11 for info (enter through doors by ticket counter)

TICKET COUNTER

(Sat 4:45-5:15)

To Vine St. Galactic Room

See Pg 4 for Info

Exit to Queen St.

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- Julia Hatmaker | Entertainment writer for The Patriot-News and PennLive.com | jhatmaker@pennlive.com

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“People like to see things regardless of whether you get hurt or not”

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Thursday, April 25th - Performer Schedule FEATURED Chameleon PERFORMERClub FREE FREE DAILY or WEEKEND

WRISTBAND

VIP BADGE

$15

$8

NO REGULAR BADGE BADGE or

WRISTBAND

(Admission includes entry to Lizard Lounge until 9:00PM)

Friday, April 26th - Performer Schedule

Heineken Stage

5:15 PM • Fail the Fatalist

5:45 PM • Eye For An Eye

at Lancaster County Convention Center

6:15 PM • I Surround 7:00 PM • Landlines

FREE FREE

7:45 PM • A World Once Silent 8:30 PM • Onward to Olympas

DAILY or WEEKEND

WRISTBAND

9:15 PM • Wordsmith

VIP BADGE

$8

$15

NO REGULAR BADGE BADGE or

WRISTBAND

10:00 PM • TEXAS IN JULY

Lizard Lounge at Chameleon Club

(See Above: Admission price included in admission to Chameleon)

FREE FREE

FREE FREE

Lobby

7:30 PM • A Faylene Sky

10:45 PM • The Teeth

12:15 AM • Minshara 1:00 AM • Ragers

Lancaster Dispensing Co. FREE FREE

FREE

$5

8:45 PM • The Pig Merchants 9:30 PM • Sabrina Duke

10:15 PM • Canyon.

11:00 PM • Holly Spears

7:00 PM • Colored Vinyl 7:30 PM • Lovebettie

8:00 PM • Jesse Baker Band

10:15 PM • FOXY SHAZAM

6:45 PM • Among the Fallen

11:30 PM • Time Columns

6:30 PM • Observe the 93rd

9:30 PM • Ducky and the Vintage

6:00 PM • Move Like Attis

10:00 PM • Mike McMonagle

6:00 PM • The Districts

9:00 PM • Hot Jam Factory

5:15 PM • Park Circle

9:15 PM • Ghost Hotel

5:30 PM • Stateside

8:30 PM • Minshara

at Lancaster County Convention Center

8:15 PM • High Water

Lizard Lounge

5:00 PM • Small Town Titans

21+

FREE FREE

FREE FREE

21+ 21+ 21+ 21+ 21+

21+

Galactic Room at Lancaster County Convention Center

FREE FREE

$8

$15

21+

6:00 PM • Manian Van Hacker 6:45 PM • Gramophonic 7:30 PM • Angela Sheik 8:15 PM • That Girl

5:15 PM • Author of Your Fate

5:45 PM • Indeed the End 6:15 PM • The Sadie Hawkins Slaughter 6:45 PM • Beyond Dishonor

7:15 PM • Rochelle Rochelle 7:45 PM •

Where The Ocean Meets The Sky

8:15 PM • Between the Lions

21+

8:45 PM • The Road to Milestone

21+

9:15 PM • I Am King

9:45 PM • ABANDON ALL SHIPS

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FREE FREE

FREE

$10

6:30 PM • The Red Shift Experiment 7:15 PM • Hey Hey Moon 8:00 PM • Auroras

8:45 PM • The Changing Light

Each venue is listed by day with each artist listed by the time at which their set starts.

9:30 PM • Avalar

Unless otherwise marked with an “18+” or “21+” bullet, shows are open to All Ages.

11:45 PM • The Shackeltons

Below the venue name you will find information on what the cost of the show is depending on whether you have a VIP badge, Regular Badge, Wristband or None of the above. See the symbols below for more information.

10:15 PM • The Soulars 11:00 PM •

Lizard Lounge at Chameleon Club FREE FREE

FREE

$5

Lauren Mann & the Fairly Odd Folk

This square will tell you how much each showcase will cost you to enter. (Hint: They’re all FREE with the appropriate wristband)

18+

6:00 PM • Huhn

21+

6:45 PM • Flashback Forward 7:30 PM • //Bear Language 8:15 PM • Color School 9:00 PM • Ton Taun

Have a LAUNCH VIP Badge?

This star will tell you how much each showcase will cost you to enter. (Hint: They’re all FREE with your VIP Badge)

Have a Regular LAUNCH Badge?

This triangle will tell you how much each showcase will cost you to enter. (Hint: Most are FREE with your LAUNCH Badge)

Community Room on Prince FREE FREE

FREE

$5

GENRE KEY

Lancaster Dispensing Co FREE FREE

FREE

$5

Marion Court FREE FREE

Hip Hop / R&B / Reggae

Metal / Hard Rock / Hardcore Pop

Punk / Ska / Pop Punk

Rock / Alternative / Indie / Etc. Singer/Songwriter / Folk / Etc. 10

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7:45 PM • Matt Bretton Band

8:30 PM • Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart

FREE

$3

9:30 PM •

Morning Sun & The Essentials

10:15 PM • Lijie

11:00 PM • Ed Romanoff 11:45 PM • Jeff Ruby

FREE

$3

21+

21+

6:30 PM • Waitin’ on a Train

7:00 PM • Jacob Jeffries Band

9:30 PM • Sweet Leda

FREE FREE

21+

6:00 PM • The Pinkerton Raid

9:00 PM • The Ill Funk Ensemble

At Penn Square

21+

21+

8:30 PM • Madison Cano

MOOSE Stage

21+

12:30 AM • Madison Cano

7:30 PM • Lachi

21+ 21+ 21+ 21+ 21+ 21+ 21+

5:45 PM • Halfway to Avalon 6:30 PM • Lion in the Mane

7:15 PM • Fat Daddy Has Been 8:00 PM • Man in a Crowd 8:45 PM • New Sweden

9:30 PM • Nate Myers & The Aces

The Taproom FREE FREE

Americana / Country / Roots / Etc.

21+

9:15 PM • Canyon.

Don’t have a Badge or Wristband?

Each artist is color-coded to give a rough idea of what style of music they play. While every band hates being classified, this gives music fans a general sense of what they can expect at any given venue on a given night.

21+

7:00 PM • Sweet Life

8:00 PM • Grown Up Avenger Stuff

This circle will tell you how much each showcase will cost you to enter. (Hint: If you’re planning on attending more than one show, consider buying a wristband)

18+

12:30 PM • The Sketties

9:45 PM • Empire of the Sea

Have a Daily or weekend Wristband?

18+

FREE

$3

8:00 PM • Dave & Jason

8:45 PM • The HickoryTown Ruckus 9:30 PM • Paul Saint John 10:15 PM • Matt James

Steinman Hall at The Ware Center FREE FREE

$8

$15

(Admission to Steinman Hall includes Lyett Lobby)

FREE

6:45 PM • The Born Sisters 7:30 PM • Watson & Wise

8:15 PM • Dana Alexandra

9:00 PM • HOLLY WILLIAMS

Lyet Lobby at The Ware Center FREE FREE

6:00 PM • Katy Glorioso

$5

(Admission to Lyett Lobby does not include Steinman Hall)

5:30 PM • Sebastian Janoski 6:15 PM • Douglas Thomas 7:00 PM • Tatum Murray 7:45 PM • Corty Byron

8:30 PM • Stuart Young 9:15 PM • Seasons

21+ 21+ 21+ 21+

Saturday, April 27th - Performer Schedule FEATURED PERFORMER Heineken Stage 5:00 PM FEATURED PERFORMER 5:30 PM at Lancaster County Convention Center

FREE FREE $10 $20 DAILY or WEEKEND

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Sub Title

6:00 PM • Last In Line

6:30 PM • Things Behind The Sun 7:00 PM • Divine Air

7:30 PM • Good Luck Varsity

8:00 PM • Last Scene in Reno

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8:30 PM • Very Americans

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Lobby

Galactic Room

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Lizard Lounge

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Community Room on Prince

Lancaster Dispensing Co

21+ 21+ 21+ 21+

21+

Marion Court

21+ 21+ 21+

7:30 PM • McAlister Drive

21+

9:00 PM • Bella’s Bartok

21+

9:30 PM • Instead of Sleeping

MOOSE Stage At Penn Square

FREE FREE

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TITLE HOLLY WILLIAMS Sub Title

A few chords and the truth

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- Julia Hatmaker | Entertainment writer for The Patriot-News and PennLive.com | jhatmaker@pennlive.com

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SPECIAL GUESTS

LAUNCH is pleased to welcome the following music industry professionals here to share their expertise with attendees. Whether you are an artist, a professional or someone who aspires to work in the music industry, these folks have a wealth of experience to share. For a compete list of panels and who will be speaking on them, see pgs 16-17. For more in-depth biographies on our guests, please visit our website

Please note that due to changes in schedules, cancellations sometimes happen and our speakers are subject to change.

Chuck Andrews

Good Fight Entertainment

As a member of the management team at Good Fight Entertainment, Chuck Andrews manages the careers of artists such as AUGUST BURNS RED, BALANCE AND COMPUSRE, BEHEMOTH, CANNIBAL CORPSE and more. In addition, Andrews also spent years of his life on the road tour managing bands big and small all over the world, including COHEED AND CAMBRIA, THE BRAVERY and FURTHER SEEMS FOREVER. (goodfightentertainment.com)

Nyeri Azablar ADA/Warner Music

At ADA/ Warner Music, Nyeri works directly with over 100 labels on both physical and online advertising for retail record placement. She has also spent time over at EMI Music as an Artist Development Rep, at Capitol Records as a Marketing Manager, and at Nettwerk Records as the East Coast Sales Manager. Nyeri has worked directly with artists like MEGADETH, DAVE NAVARRO, RON SEXSMITH and NEIL FINN. (ada-music.com)

Terry “Buzz” Brown DarkChild Entertainment

For 10 years Terry has impressed label executives and the rest of the world by finding and matching some of the most creative talent the music business has seen. He is known for his ability to identify, spot and elevate raw talent and completely understands how to fulfill the role of the “traditional A&R”. Even with the industry’s drastic changes, Terry continues to rise to the top and find great talent and connect them with deals so they can live out their dreams. (darkchild.com)

Jimmy Boswell

Tour Manager - Texas In July

Jimmy Boswell is the Tour Manager and Front of House Engineer for TEXAS IN JULY, with whom he has spent the last three years touring North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He has also toured with and mixed such acts as OF MICE & MEN, LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, IMPENDING DOOM, VOLUMES and more. He has Tour Managed on headline runs, support tours, and branded tours, such as Scream It Like You Mean It, Take Action and more. (texasinjuly.net)

Andrew Buck

Agency For The Performing Arts

Andrew Buck is a music agent at the Agency for the Performing Arts in NY. APA represents over 300 diverse artists ranging from JUDAS PRIEST to DAVE KOZ to JACK’S MANNEQUIN. Andrew’s roster has included the likes of THE HUSH SOUND, STRAYLIGHT RUN, DRAKE BELL, LUDO, PANIC! AT THE DISCO, HE IS WE, GO RADIO, LEILA BROUSSARD and more. Buck has built a system of developing bands on the road regardless of a label or radio presence. (apa-agency.com)

Spencer Carpenter Artery Global

Spencer Carpenter is a booking agent with Artery Global, an international talent agency with agents specializing in booking North America, Europe/UK, Austrailia and New Zealand. Spencer has worked bands such as LAUNCH 2013 performers TEXAS IN JULY, ICE NINE KILLS, CAROUSEL KINGS and ONWARD TO OLYMPAS as well as artists such as LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE, CLOSE TO HOME and many more. (arteryglobal.com)

Patrick Dahlheimer

Live / Think Loud Entertainment

Patrick Dahlheimer is a founding member of multiplatinum band +LIVE+ who has graced the cover of Rolling Stone as “Artist of the Year”, performed at Woodstock 94/99 and appeared on Saturday Night Live, Letterman, The Tonight Show and more. With over 20-million album sales, 22 top-ten singles and multiple international #1 albums, +LIVE+ helped pioneer the sound of 90s rock music. Dahlheimer acts as director of Think Loud Holdings, which has developed a diversified portfolio of multi-national companies. (thinklh.com)

Daniel Defonce The Phoenix Agency

Daniel DeFonce is the Co-Owner of The Phoenix Agency based out of Dallas, TX. He represents bands such as ADESTRIA, LEGEND, RINGS OF SATURN, KING CONQUER, SWORN IN, CITY LIGHTS, & many others. The Phoenix Agency has additional offices in Nashville, TN and represents artists such as AS CITIES BURN, VIA COMA and others. (thephoenixagency.net)

Todd Erickson

More Music Group / MasterKey Mgmt

Todd Erickson is the owner of artist management group Masterkey Management. As a key member of More Music Group, Erickson is talent buyer for several colleges and venues in the Northeast and Midwest. Notable acts booked by Erickson in 2013 include WILLIE NELSON, KE$HA, B.O.B, JASON MRAZ, ALL AMERICAN REJECTS, THE BLACK CROWES, 311, HEART, GOO GOO DOLLS and more. (masterkeymanagement.com)

Matt Friction The Pink Spiders

As the frontman/songwriter for THE PINK SPIDERS, Friction’s experiences include signing a blockbuster major label record deal, recording alongside the likes of Ric Ocasek (THE CARS) and JERRY HARRISON (TALKING HEADS), performing at Dodger Stadium, appearing on MTV, FUSE and FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen. With THE PINK SPIDERS, Friction has been writtern about in publications ranging from Rolling Stone to USA Today. Friction also manages high-profile Nashville music venue The High Watt/Mercy Lounge.

Tyler Greene

Cory Hajde

24x20

Tyler Greene shares responsibilites of GM / Talent Buyer / Promoter for VA venues Empire and Kingdom in addition to being an owner of Enlighten Graphic and Print and an artist manager at Imperial Artist Management. Greene has worked as a promoter/talent buyer for 8 years and has additional experience as a touring musician, tour manager, stage manager and more. (24x20.com)

The Artery Foundation

Cory Hajde is an artist manager at The Artery Foundation, a worldwide full serve management company founded in 2004. The Artery Foundation has been at the forefront of music management across the spectrum, from the mainstream to the most nuanced of subculture. Artery acts make regular appearances on the covers of magazines like Alternative Press and Revolver and on the stage of branded tours like Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Mayhem. (thearteryfoundation.com)

Dennis “Aganee” Jenkins DarkChild Entertainment

Platinum producer/Drum Programmer/ Writer/Artist Dennis “Aganee” Jenkins has worked with the likes of JUSTIN BEIBER (‘Die In Your Arms”), CHRISTINA AGUILERA, ARIANNA GRANDE, MEEK MILLS (“Push Bricks”), BEENIE SIEGEL, FREEWAY and countless others. He is a multi platinum selling producer, with over 8 million records sold world wide. (darkchild.com)

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Jesse Korman Piermont

Jesse Korman co-owns Piermont, a music management and marketing company where he helps to creatively enhance bands, songwriters, producers, photographers, designers, businesses and more. In addition to being a musician himself, Korman is also a graphic designer, lighting technician and tour consultant. (piermontmanagement.com)

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Gregg Barley Chameleon Club

Gregg Barley is the general manager and talent buyer of Lancaster’s historic Chameleon Club, which has operated since 1985 and been in its current location since 1991. The club has received industry recognition for its contribution to the overall success of many national touring artists, and for it’s dedicated music fans and local music scene. With over 200 shows a year, no other venue in Central PA even comes close to the amount and caliber of acts seen on the Chameleon’s stage. (chameleonclub.net)

Amy Troendly Buck Good Fight Entertainment

Amy Troendly Buck works for Good Fight Entertainment handling marketing and sponsorship opportunities as well as taking on freelance marketing and sponsorship opportunities. Amy has overseen tour marketing for the likes of JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, ATREYU, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, THE HOLD STEADY, LEONARD COHEN, AUGUST BURNS RED and more. (goodfightenterainment.com)

Steve Ceragno Dropcards

At Dropcards, Steve provides custom digital download cards to bands and artists to help connect their music with fans. Prior to Dropcards, Steve started his music career at EMI Music Marketing where he was the Soundscan guru and founded the College Rep Program. Additionally, Steve is also an accomplished guitarist who has performed with members of DANZIG (John Christ and Eerie Von) to Rob Halford’s (Metal Mike) band. (dropcards.com)

Ace Enders

The Early November

Enders is the lead singer and guitarist of internationally touring indie rock outfit THE EARLY NOVEMBER. He is also the lead musician, songwriter and co-producer in his side project, I CAN MAKE A MESS LIKE NOBODY’S BUSINESS and has also released music under the name ACE ENDERS AND A MILLION DIFFERENT PEOPLE. In addition, Enders owns and operates a full-service recording studio in NJ under the name The Living Room. (theearlynovembermusic.net)

Adam Gray Texas In July

As the drummer for the Lancaster-based TEXAS IN JULY, Adam Gray has toured North America, Europe, Asia and Australia nonstop for the past 4 years. His acrobatic drumming talents have seen him appear on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno after a video of him juggling 3 sticks while playing went viral. The video was championed by the likes of Travis Barker (BLINK 182) and Ryan Seacrest (American Idol). (texasinjuly.net)

Greg Hildebrand Decadent Suite Records

Greg Hildebrand is the guitarist for Ducky & The Vintage and has been independently booking US tours for several indie bands including coveted appearances at major festivals such as SXSW and Summerfest. In addition, he also handles day to management duties for the Decadent Suite Records Roster. (decadentsuiterecords.com)

Ben Leubitz Bravo Artist

Ben Leubitz is the co-founder of BravoArtist, a multipurpose music company focused on artist management, marketing and talent buying and founded with the mission of developing artists’ longterm careers consistent with their creative philosophy and vision. As a talent-buyer, Leubitz promotes concerts throughout Ohio, including Akron, Athens, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus. (bravoartist.com)

FEATURED PERFORMER Jenn Littleton Red 4 Music

Jenn Littleton is the owner of Red 4 Music where she works with a small and diverse roster of artists that are carefully selected. Jenn’s past experiene includes more than 6 years as Senior Marketing Director and A&R for Geffen Records and opening and running Ironworks Music wth Kiefer Sutherland. Over her career, Jenn has worked with artists as diverse as WEEZER, ROB ZOMBIE, SONIC YOUTH, LIMP BIZKIT, CRYSTAL METHOD and many many more.

Joseph Marro

The Early November / Paperback Management

Joseph Marro is the guitarist/keyboardist of internationally touring indie rock outfit THE EARLY NOVEMBER and former member of HELLOGOODBYE. Under the moniker of Paperback Management, Marro also manages the careers of several artists including that of THE EARLY NOVEMBER, ALLISON WEISS, YOUNG STATUES & I CAN MAKE A MESS. (paperbackmanagement.net)

Ryan Nagle ICM Partners

Ryan Nagle is an agent in the concerts and music department for ICM PARTNERS, a talent agency representing clients in the fields of film, television, publishing, music, theater and more where he has been since 2008. Nagle began his career in Music by booking local concerts, and has also worked in the promotions department for MTV Networks, as well as several promoters in NYC. (icmpartners.com)

Mike Schleibaum Darkest Hour

Michael J. Schleibaum is an accomplished guitarist, musician, composer and producer who co-founded and currently plays in the band DARKEST HOUR. He also works with bands as a studio producer and composes music for TV and film. (officialdarkesthour.com.com)

David Silbaugh Summerfest

David Silbaugh is the talent buyer for Summerfest (“The World’s Largest Music Festival”). He is also an A&R Consultant for Banshee Music, an Entertainment Relations Consultant for Gibson, and a partner in entertainment consulting firm Pursuit Live. As a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, he serves on the Board of Governors and holds the office of Vice President for the Chicago Chapter of The Recording Academy. (summerfest.com)

Conor Sullivan Ice Nine Kills

Conor Sullivan is the drummer of the posthardcore/metal band ICE NINE KILLS, who have been traveling continuously across US and Canada for the last three years on countless tours including Vans Warped Tour, The 2012 Allstars Tour and many more. In addition to drumming, Conor fulfills the role of tour manager and merchandise coordinator and works closely alongside the band’s management and booking agent. (iceninekills.com)

Ray VanMatre Artery Global

Raymond VanMatre is a booking agent at Artery Global, which is a global agency with offices in the U.S, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Raymond has worked with bands such as LAUNCH 2013 performers TEXAS IN JULY AUBURN, THE ROAD TO MILESTONE and ONE YEAR LATER as well as artists such as TEXAS IN JULY, FIT FOR A KING, THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE and more. (arteryglobal.com)

Bryan Weber Indie On The Move

Bryan Weber is a co-founder of Indie on the Move, a DIY booking asset that has helped their thousands of members - including musicians/bands, booking agents, venues, promoters, labels and managers - truly make touring a reality and elevating careers to the next level. Weber has toured full time in the Philadelphia-based band ZELAZOWA who performed 600+ shows worldwide between 2006-2009, thanks to their exceptional booking acumen and unmatched persistence. (indieonthemove.com)

Grant McFarland

Jason Malhoyt

Atrium Audio

Grant McFarland is an engineer and producer at Atrium Audio in Lancaster, PA in addition to being a well-rounded multiinstrumentalist who plays drums, guitar, bass, cello and piano. Grant is classically trained in cello performance and has an expansive knowledge of music theory. He has produced numerous projects as well as having played drums with national recording artists THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE and CENTURY. (atriumaudiopa.com)

Adam Merola

Jason Malhoyt is the Owner / Talent Buyer for VA venues Empire and Kingdom in addition to being an owner of Enlighten Graphic and Print and an artist manager at Imperial Artist Management. Malhoyt’s past experience includes 5 years as a touring musician, years as a tour manager, 8 years experience as a promoter and talent buyer and time spent with the Pantheon Agency and Sumerian Records. (24x20.com)

Mike Mowery

Truth By Blood Agency

Adam Merola is a booking agent and owner of The Truth By Blood Agency based in Boston, MA. Adam is also a talent buyer at several Boston area venues. In the past he has done everything from managing/ developing bands to promoting festivals but is currently focusing on tours at The Truth By Blood Agency where his roster includes bands like SPIES LIKE US, THOUGHTS IN REVERSE and IT LIVES IT BREATHES.

Bill Obrien

Outerloop Management

Mike Mowery is the President and Managing Partner of Outerloop Management. Based in Arlington, Virginia, Outerloop manages 30+ artists including STRIKE ANYWHERE, WE CAME AS ROMANS, LIFETIME, EMERY and more. Mowery has been involved in the industry since 1995 where, prior to starting Outerloop, he ran an independent record label and toured 40 countries (outerloopmanagement.com)

Andrew Reitz

Anchor & Hope Music

O’Brien is co-owner of Anchor & Hope Music, a management//marketing company working with bands such as SQUEEZE, RIVER CITY EXTENSION, THE FRONT BOTTOMS and more. O’Brien has promoted shows in Asbury Park, NJ at legendary venue The Stone Pony for more than 10 years as well as working on the renowned Bamboozle festival. A noted radio personality, O’Brien was awarded for ‘Top Radio Personality’ at the 2010 Asbury Music Awards. (anchorandhopemusic.com)

Kristin “Gypsy” Schloesser Team Hans

As the founder of Team Hans, Kristin Schloesser is helping bands around the world find creative means to fund their dreams. Kristin spends her remaining time on the road tour managing various acts, including the 17 band festival Scream It Like You Mean It and the Decibel Magazine tour. Kristen’s additional experience as a tour manager includes Rockstar Mayhem Festival, Rockstar Uproar, Summer Slaughter and more. (weareteamhans.com)

Carson Slovak

Green Vans

Andrew Reitz is the co-owner of Green Vans, a rental company dedicated to providing musicians with the most affordable tour van & trailer rentals without compromising on reliability, safety or comfort. The Greenvans fleet is designed with touring bands in mind with options to meet the needs of any touring group. (rentgreenvans.com)

Todd Shill

Rhoades & Sinon

Todd Shill is an entertainment lawyer who handles legal matters for film and music who has worked as counsel to on air personalities, musicians, writers, directors and actors including multi-platinum artists LIVE, TANTRIC, and Brett Scallions (FUEL, RIDERS ON THE STORM) as well as the Grammy Award winning Chris Thomas King and acclaimed artist Simone (daughter of legendary jazz singer Nina Simone) and more. (rhoadessinnon.com)

Nick Storch

Atrium Audio

Carson Slovak has fulfilled many roles in the music industry including art directory, producer and musician. He owns and operates the successful studio Atrium Audio, does design work for Prosthetic Records and Aurora Creative Group and as a musician has been signed to multiple independent labels. Some of Slovak’s production credits include AUGUST BURNS RED, TEXAS IN JULY and more. (atriumaudiopa.com)

Chad Taylor

Live / Think Loud Entertainment

Chad Taylor is a founding member of multi-platinum band +LIVE+ who has graced the cover of Rolling Stone as “Artist of the Year”, performed at Woodstock 94/99 and appeared on Saturday Night Live, Letterman, The Tonight Show and more. With over 20-million album sales, 22 top-ten singles and multiple international #1 albums, +LIVE+ helped pioneer the sound of 90s rock music. Taylor is Chairman of Think Loud Holdings, LLC where he has developed a diversified portfolio of multi- national companies. (thinklhcom)

Chris Walters

ICM Partners

Nick Storch is an agent in the concerts and music department for ICM Partners, a talent agency representing clients in the fields of film, television, publishing, music, theater, and more where he has been since 2009. His repertoire of talent includes more than 30 rock, pop and hard rock acts including GYM CLASS HEROES, ANBERLIN, AS I LAY DYING, GHOST, FRANK TURNER, FOXY SHAZAM and VNV NATION. (icmpartners.com)

Jim Thorpe

DVT Events/Thorpe Productions

Jim Thorpe has been a manager, promoter and booking agent for over 20yrs. He has booked numerous venues in Philadelphia, including TLA, The Legendary Dobbs, Grape Street Pub, The Chestnut Room, and others. In addition, Thorpe is the panel coordinator and Assistant Director of the Dewey Beach Music Conference and is currently on The Board of Governors of the Recording Acadamy for the Philadelphia Chapter. (dvtevents.com)

Rich Warwick

GHS Strings

Chris has been the Artist Relations and Marketing Manager for GHS Strings and Rocktron for more than five years where he works to determine which artists to endorse, organizes marketing efforts for trade shows and events such as SXSW and NAMM. He works with more than 1500 musicians and bands spanning genres that include Rock, Country, Bluegrass and Blues. (ghsstrings.com)

Ben Witkowski Texas In July

24x20

A to Z Media

Rich Warwick works in sales at A to Z Media who has offered the most complete and personalized CD/DVD and Vinyl Manufacturing service in the industry for the last 18 years. A to Z provides the absolute best in customer service, quality of merchandise and pricing. Rich has worked in the indie music scene for more than 10 years and loves custom print packaging and Lancaster’s Central Market. (atozmedia.com)

Mike Ziemer

As the bassist for the Lancaster- based TEXAS IN JULY, Ben Witkowski has toured North America, Europe, Asia and Australia nonstop for the past 4 years most recently in support of the band’s 2012 self-titled release, their second for storied indie label Equal Vision Records (COHEED & CAMBRIA). Ben is intricately involved in almost all of the band’s general planning and finances and understands as well as anyone the challenges facing a young touring band. (texasinjuly.net)

Third String Productions

Mike Ziemer is the President of Dallas based concert & festival producers Third String Productions. His strategy of marketing his events almost completely through social media gained him national attention in 2005 from Business Week magazine, landing him a cover story. Ziemer’s flagship festivals “South By So What?!” and “Unsilent Night” have grown to fill baseball parks and small arenas. Ziemer is a partner in Evolve Music Management and The Phoenix Agency. (thirdstringproctions.com)

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CONFERENCE INFO

One of the most important things an artist can do at LAUNCH is to gain insight from the music industry professionals doling out advice on a number of topics. The following panels are open to all Conference Badge holders. Panelist bios can be found on pages 14-15.

Friday LAUNCH Music Conference Panels

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MAKING THE MOST OF CONFERNCES/FESTIVALS AKA: Lift Off!

Saturday, April 27 11:00-12:00pm

So you’ve been accepted - now what? Our panelists will discuss how to make the most of a conference and/or festival appearance such as your time at LAUNCH. How not to get lost in a crowd of other performers, how to network and make the contacts and connections that can help your career and more will be discussed. PANELISTS: Rick Gadd, David Silbaugh, Jim Thorpe, Chris Walters, Bryan Weber, Mike Ziemer, Jeremy Weiss

Promoters, Talent Buyers, Managers and Record Labels warn you what not to do when you pitch them. How best to get the attention of people and how to build the right team around you to help your career take off.

MEET THE TALENT BUYERS AKA: Close Encounters

PANELISTS: Chuck Andrews, Todd Erickson, Jesse Korman, Jospeh Marro, Mike Mowery, Mike Schleibaum, Kristen “Gypsy” Schlosser, Chris Walters 12:15pm

Like almost no other industry, the music business is undergoing a constant evolution as methods of creating, distributing, monetizing and building a lasting fanbase continue to change. Our panelists will discuss various aspects of the industry comparing them to how those things worked in the past and where they see things heading in the future.

Talent buyers from Texas to Virginia, Chicago to Philadelphia, and Boston to Lancaster discuss various aspects of booking known and developing acts including a discussion on the often used term “Pay To Play”. PANELISTS: Gregg Barley, Tyler Greene, Cory Hadje, Jason Malhoyt, Adam Merola, Jim Thorpe, Mike Ziemer

A discussion about the when, where, whys and hows of touring. From booking, to promoting, to making sure you have the right merch - successful touring is about working smart. PANELISTS: Andrew Buck, Spencer Carpenter, Dan DeFonce, Matt Friction, Ryan Nagle, Andrew Reitz, Ben Witkowski

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CONVINCE ME TO WORK WITH YOUR BAND AKA: Take Me to Your Leader Friday, April 26 2:00-3:00pm

The concept is simple... The results are unpredictable. An array of panelists will listen to artists try to convince them of why they should work with them. Artists are given a maximum of 3 minutes to make their case be it through music (be creative - no music will be played through the PA system!), a list of accomplishments, or a Billy Mays style pitch. When it is all said and done the question remains... can you convince any of these professionals to work with your band? A great way to get direct feedback on how you might present yourself to others in the future. PANELISTS: Terry “Buzz” Brown, Amy Buck, Andrew Buck, Dennis “Aganee” Jenkins, Jenn Littleton, Bill O’Brien, Chris Walters

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PANELISTS: Nyeri Azablar, Amy Buck, Steve Ceragno, David Silbaugh, Nick Storch, Chad Taylor, Rich Warwick

TOUR SMART AKA: A Space Odyssey Friday, April 26 1:00-1:45pm

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STATE OF THE INDUSTRY AKA: Into The Unkown... Saturday, April 27 12:15-1:15pm

Friday, April 26 12:00-12:45pm

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HOW TO BUILD A TEAM AROUND YOUR BAND AKA: All Systems Go!

Friday, April 26 11:00-11:45am

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CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH? AKA: The Empire Strikes Back Saturday, April 27 1:30-3:00pm

Our most popular panel returns for its fifth year! Artists will submit their music to be played in front of everyone in attendance where the panelists will give their honest and uncensored thoughts to those in attendance. After each critique, the band will be revealed to the crowd. Get the critique you’ve always wanted from people who are making their living in the music business... but only if you can handle the truth! PANELISTS: Chuck Andrews, Nyeri Azablar, Andrew Buck, Patrick Dahlheimer, Ace Enders, Dennis “Aganee” Jenkins, Jospeh Marro, Kristen “Gypsy” Schlosser, David Silbaugh, Nick Storch, Chad Taylor, The Unknown Critic

WORKSHOPS

Workshops are designed to be an additional resource to gather information in a smaller setting than the panels. The following workshops are open to all Conference Badge holders. Friday LAUNCH Music Conference Workshops 3:15pm

BOOK YOUR OWN TOURS with Indie On The Move Friday, April 26 3:15-3:45pm

Whether your goal is attracting new fans, increasing music and merchandise sales, or catching the eye of labels, managers and other industry execs, the significance of live performance to a band’s career can never be overstated. It is THE tried and true method of sustenance and longevity, and the only definitive way to take your music, literally, “directly to fans”. Indie On The Move provides the most detailed collection of booking contacts for venues all over the US and will be giving tips on how to maximize those assets and get your band on the road! PRESENTED BY: Bryan Weber 3:45pm

MUSIC LAW: CONTRACTS COPYRIGHTS AND MORE Friday, April 26 3:45-4:15pm

Delve into the legal world of the music business and learn about running your band as a business, protecting your music, copywriting, creating a record of songwriting, contracts, non-disclosure agreements and lawsuits PRESENTED BY: Todd Shill

Saturday LAUNCH Music Conference Workshops 3:15pm

BOOK YOUR OWN TOURS with Indie On The Move Saturday, April 27 3:15-3:45pm

A candid discussion about production, engineering, songwriting and studio techniques from a variety of perspectives. PRESENTED BY: Patrick Dahlheimer, Dennis “Aganee” Jenkins, Grant McFarland, Carson Slovak, 3:45pm

DRUMMING AND PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES with Adam Gray Saturday, April 27 3:45-4:15pm

Back By Popular Demand! Texas In July drummer Adam Gray’s performance skill has been noticed by the likes of Travis Barker (BLINK 182) and Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) and has resulted in him being featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno where he was asked to try to impress William Shatner (Spoiler Alert: Shat was impressed!). Adam will showcase those skills and advanced drumming techniques for percussionists of all skill levels. FEATURING: Adam Gray

MENTORING

Get one on one time with some of our guests for advice, critiques and more. Open to all LAUNCH badge holders.

Mentoring Hours 3:00pm

SATURDAY MENTORING HOURS Saturday, April 27 3:00-4:30pm

Sign up for a 15-minute time slot with one of our mentors to pick their brain about your music (make sure to bring a CD or iPod!), career advice, how they got started and more. Great for one-on-one time with folks forging their path in the music industry. FEATURING: James Boswell, Spencer Carpenter, Mike Eaton, Greg Hildebrand, Ben Leubitz, Conor Sullivan, Ray VanMatre, TBA


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