Yellow Phone Music Conference 2011

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Summary

Don't miss your LAST CHANCE to submit to the Yellow Phone Music Conference, and event focused on unsigned talent. Featuring engaging panel discussions and mentor sessions with experienced, respected leaders in the music business, YPMC brings professionals, artists and fans together to share ideas and discover new opportunities.

At least 20 slots are reserved for Sonicbids artists, and all artists who submit will have the chance to win a personal consultation with Peter Cohen (NBC's The Voice, Epic Records, No Name Management), as well as a $20 gift card to Cascio Interstate Music./n/nYellow Phone has extended their submission deadline to Monday, August 22nd at 11:59pm EST.

Yellow Phone Music Conference (YPMC) is a three day gathering of talented artists and music professionals scheduled for September 30th through October 2nd, 2011, at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, WI. YPMC will present engaging panel discussions and mentor sessions with experienced, respected leaders in the music business, bringing professionals, artists and fans together to share ideas and discover new opportunities. At least 20 slots are reserved for Sonicbids artists.

All bands who get selected will get one free badge and wristbands for the rest of the band and up to 3 crew members. Additional badges will be available for purchase for $50. That's 75% off the full price of $199. Any artist that submits for a showcase and is not selected will also be able to purchase badges at 75% off the full price (limited to band members only).

Additionally, all artists who submit will be eligible to win a 30-minute, one-on-one consultation with Peter Cohen (entry info will be provided during the submission process). Peter leads an extensive and accomplished career in the music industry, having worked as an A&R for Epic Records (assisting the likes of Pearl Jam, Incubus, Korn, etc.), a manager for No Name Management (Slipknot, Hatebreed, etc.), and Director of Business Development for the Australian Government, where he developed and oversaw campaigns to promote Australian artists like The Temper Trap and Sick Puppies to US markets. Since then, Peter has served as a Talent Producer for popular TV shows such as Star Search, Rock Star and, currently, NBC's The Voice. Three artists will be chosen for the consultation, which will take place at the conference, and the first 150 artists to enter will receive a $20 gift card to Cascio Interstate Music.

Yellow Phone is a more focused version of larger conferences which seem to have become less accessible to up-and-coming talent and new industry professionals. The priorities of those conferences have been redirected toward launching signed acts instead of showcasing undiscovered talent. Yellow Phone, on the other hand, is focused on the unsigned artists. With fewer artists and fewer venues, the quality of the talent presented is paramount.

Yellow Phone's goal is to bring together career oriented artists and positive, forward-thinking leaders in today’s music business, taking the best qualities of the larger industry conferences and downsizing them into a concentrated, quality experience with powerful, pertinent takeaways.

Just a few of the confirmed panelists so far are:


  • Jeff Castalez - CEO, Dangerbird Records/Management (Silversun Pickups, Fitz and the Tantrums, Minus the Bear, Eagles of Death Metal)

  • Tom Windish - President, The Windish Agency (Animal Collective, Girl Talk, Lykke Li, Passion Pit)

  • Ken Abdo - Attorney, Lommen Abdo Law Firm (Owl City, Hall & Oates, Austin City Limits)
  • Lucas Keller - Manager, The Collective (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Jimmy Cliff, Linkin Park, Crash Kings)
  • Alex Brahl - Manager, Red Light Management (Alpha Rev, Meese, The Disco Biscuits, Ume)

  • Nick Haussling - A&R, Warner Bros. Records

  • Sep V - Owner-Partner, Bright Antenna Records (Middle Class Rut, The Wombats, Jimmy Gnecco)

  • Peter Cohen - Talent Producer, NBC's The Voice / Mark Burnett Productions

  • Andrew Buck - Agent, APA (Jack's Mannequin, Flogging Molly, Rise Against, AWOLNATION)



Stay tuned, as more announcements will be made soon.