The 2017 Vegas Music Summit (VMS) kicks off Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 bringing educational panels, networking, and showcases to Downtown Las Vegas.
The annual music and media conference plus festival is one of the hottest events to showcase prominent, emerging artists and give a forum for industry experts to share insight on a diverse range of topics in the music industry including A & R, social media, touring, music licensing, songwriting, management, legal and production.
VMS participants include music executives from major and indie record labels, producers, booking agents, promoters, managers, attorneys and music publishers. A full schedule including all events and speakers is available at www.vegasmusicsummit.com.
Often compared to being an intimate version of “SXSW,” VMS gives guests shoulder-to-shoulder access with industry executives, popular artists and two days of invaluable networking. VMS has been the home of breakthrough performances by groups like Imagine Dragons, Hot Water Music, AWOLNATION, Otherwise, and exciting appearances by top level artists. Many of the participating artists who performed at VMS garnered early industry attention, and in some cases secured record or production deals. Guests have left with insight that provided a springboard for next level industry opportunities.
The VMS industry panels will be held Thursday, Feb. 2 and Friday, Feb. 3 at the Fremont Room at the Downtown Grand Las Vegas. Each panel has been carefully curated to include discussions on the most important topics in today’s music industry. Guest panelists come from some of the industry’s top companies, including Warner Music Group, Red Bull, Warner/Chappell, ASCAP, Disney and Live Nation. Current speakers include Nigel Dick, music video and film director (Guns n’ Roses, Oasis, Paul McCartney); Tom DeSavia, publisher and author (SONGS Music, Under the Big Black Sun); Tom Rothrock, producer, composer and musician (Moby, Beck, Foo Fighters); and Matthew Eversten, creative director at Moondog NYC (Victoria’s Secret, Pepsi). Additional speakers will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
The conference features live music showcases on Thursday, Feb. 2 and Friday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. at Backstage Bar & Billiards (601 Fremont St. Las Vegas). The Thursday showcase features Almost Normal, Avalon Landing, Smoke Season, Ray Little, Cameron Dettman, and Zach Kibbee. The Friday showcase welcomes Red Code Riot, We Gave It Hell, Nations, Almost Awake, A Poison Alibi, and Jesse Pino. This 21+ event is free. Additional showcase information will be announced via social media and on the website.
Conference badges are $99 per registrant and include access to conference panels, showcases and after parties. Discounted Student/Industry badges are also available. Conference badges are on sale now online at www.vegasmusicsummit.com.