The Recording Academy® Texas Chapter Presents Daylong Professional Development Conference
The Recording Academy® Texas Chapter will hold the second annual GRAMMY® futureNOW at the W Austin Hotel on Saturday, August 16 from 11a.m. to 7p.m.The daylong conference will cover some of the most important issues trending in the recording community, including online streaming royalties, the increasing importance of advocacy for the creative community, music placement, songwriting, and the evolution of A&R.
We are bringing in panelists that will provide information and educate our local music community on opportunities and resources available nationally. Our music community must be knowledgeable and receptive to change in order to sustain a successful career.” – Theresa Jenkins, Executive Director of the Texas Chapter
Texas Chapter Board members, influential Texas music professionals and industry insiders will participate in panels and presentations focusing on the music business and reviewing the industry. GRAMMY futureNOW will feature event keynote speaker Terry Lickona, executive producer of “Austin City Limits,” one of the top music television programs.
GRAMMY futureNOW will also feature a keynote from Teresa LaBarbera Whites, executive producer and A&R executive. Whites is among the most successful A&R executives in the music industry for the past 20 years and has worked with Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, Pink and Britney Spears, among others.
GRAMMY futureNOW will also include the following panels:
- “Where’s My Money? Getting Paid From Streaming Is Hard Work (For Everybody)” will feature Aaron Ford, senior manager of digital advertising, The Orchard; Alexander Grout, director and counsel of business and membership affairs, ASCAP; and Chris Harrison, vice president of business affairs, Pandora. This panel will be moderated by Tamera Bennett, attorney/mediator at Bennett Law Office, PC.
- “Music Placement: Television, Film & Gaming” will feature Tammy Hurt, Placement Music founding partner;Barry Coffing, founder/CEO, Music Supervisor, Inc.; and Randall Ryan, producer/lead composer, HamsterBall Studios.
- “The Craft: Songwriters & Storytellers” will feature award-winning songwriters Darrell Brown, Sue Ennis andScott Jacoby.
Admission for members of The Recording Academy is $25. Non-members are invited to attend the conference for $100. The day will end with a reception at the W Austin Hotel. For more information, event updates and to RSVP, please visit GRAMMY futureNOW.
Jack Ingram, country artist and member, Tamerea Bennett, Advocacy Chair and Chapter Governor, Theresa Jenkins, Sr. Executive Director, Terry Lickona, Exec. Producer of Austin City Limits and Chapter Governor, and Ray Benson, GRAMMY-winning musician and member on the floor of the House
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