Conference

Indiana University’s Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA), Union Board Live from Bloomington, and Business Careers in Entertainment Club (BCEC) will be hosting Music in the Digital Age symposium on November 10, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union. A reception sponsored by SPEA Career Services will precede the final key note address by Nick Light (Nick Light Productions). An after party will be held at Café Django starting at 6:30. The conference will highlight current music industry trends and feature speakers from all facets of the music industry. The cost of the conference is $10 and includes access to all panels, lunch, the reception, and the after party. Guests can register for the conference at http://tinyurl.com/978ho2a and pay with a Visa or Mastercard, there will be a $.50 convenience charge added to credit card registration. Guests can also visit the Union Board office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to register. Early registration deadline (which includes lunch) is Wednesday, November 7. Registration will be open until the day of the event, with walk-up registration at the conference available. For more information on the Symposium, visit MEISAIU.wordpress.com.

Panel discussions include Music Careers in the 21st Century, featuring Indiana University faculty, and Current Issues in Media, featuring a former employee of Universal Music Group as well as representatives from WTTS and rock paper scissors. The Money from Music panel will entail discussions with speakers and will take place in the afternoon, and finally, Keynote speaker Nick Light will take the stage at 4:00 p.m. Light has been working in the music industry since he was in school at Long Island University. He has orchestrated tours for The Who, AC/DC, Blink 182, The Eagles, Bon Jovi, and more and has been affiliated with Sony, Warner Bros. Records, Irving Azoff Management, MCA Records, and Mercury Records. Has has worked in all facets of the industry including touring, production, and artist development.

MEISA faculty advisor Monika Herzig is very enthusiastic about the event. “Attendance of this inaugural gathering of music industry professionals involved in a wide variety of musical genres and occupations on a regional as well as international level is a must for any musicians and aspiring entertainment professionals,” she said. “In addition to invaluable tips and information, students will have ample opportunity to network with the professionals and among each other. Any students serious about their future cannot miss this event.”

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