FRIDAY, November 3, 2017
7:00pm – 11:00pm NAAH (New Artists Are Here) x AAMC Pre-Conference Mixer
Come join us and our friends at ENTNS Entertainment before the conference and get your networking in early! Pick up your registration badge early and enjoy live performances from local San Francisco Bay Area music artists! (Food and drinks are on your own. All are welcome, no registration necessary to attend this event.)
SATURDAY, November 4, 2017
8:30am – 9:30am Registration @ San Francisco Art Institute
9:30am – 9:45am Welcome Remarks
Hosted by: Freska Griarte, Radio Host, 96.5 FM KOIT
9:45am – 10:30am PANEL: Building a Team | The People Behind Successful Artists
Moderated by: Kerry Fiero, Project and Event Manager, Fiero Flair
Every successful music artist has a team of people working diligently behind the scenes in areas of business management, legal affairs, production, publishing, booking, marketing and lots more. As an artist starting out, often times you have to take on these roles yourself. How do you determine if you need a team and at what point in your career? Understand the different roles in a team from the perspectives of those who work day in and day out outside of the spotlight.
- Tony Berman, Attorney, Berman Entertainment and Technology Law
- Paloma B. Concordia, Founder, PapaLoDown Agency
- Johnny D. Nguyen, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Q-York Edutainment
- Pamela Serrano, Managing Director, PnC Music Company
10:30am-10:45am Coffee and Tea Networking Break
10:45am – 11:25am Morning Brew with Jocelyn Enriquez, Recording Artist
Hosted by: Freska Griarte, Radio Host, 96.5 FM KOIT
11:25am – 12:15pm PANEL: Music Production and Defining Your Sound
Moderated by: Grace Wang, Author, Soundtracks of Asian America
What defines your sound? How do you identify your true sound? Whether you’re an artist or producer, there is no one way to define your sound. Learn the process of defining your sound, developing it, and staying consistently true to yourself. Discover from these creative artists and producers how they explore and embrace the creativity process individually or as a production team.
- Knowa Lazarus, Performer and Producer, Q-York Edutainment
- Keith Eric Martin, Founder and CEO, New Direction Music
- Melissa Polinar, Singer and Songwriter
- Elvin Reyes, Producer, Audioneer
12:15pm – 1:15pm Networking Lunch
1:00pm – 1:45pm PANEL: An Eye on Digital Distribution and Digital Marketing
Moderated by: Marlino Bitanga, Founder/Chief Branding Officer, Huemanly
How music content is digitally distributed and marketed globally today is vast and continues to evolve daily. With several digital distribution platforms and online marketing tools, which ones are best at specific stages of your music career? What are best practices to stay up to date with digital services and technology tools? Gain insight from professionals in digital distribution and digital marketing.
- Stacy Cunningham, Director of Strategic Radio Marketing and Events, EMPIRE Distribution
- Tony Ng, Director of Events and Content Integration, iHeartMedia Markets Group / iHeartRadio
- Ray Wong, Vice President, Integrated Media Sales, iHeartMedia
1:45pm – 2:30pm PANEL: Marketing Your Music to the Asian Market Locally and Globally
Being Asian American in the US music industry has presented unique challenges that can sometimes be seen as limitations. However, as the Asian global market radically grows – music artists, producers and music business professionals have gained opportunity to not only reach new audiences but have also created their own niche communities. Find out from these individuals how they carved out a pathway for themselves in the Asian market locally and globally, and why the Asian community is a significant part of their career.
- Sammy Chand, Chairman and CEO, Ruckus Avenue
- Charlie Chin, Historian, Writer and Musician
- Richie Menchavez, DJ and Creator, Traktivist.com
- Miguel Santos, General Manager, Myx TV
2:30pm – 2:40pm Coffee and Tea Networking Break
2:45pm – 3:20pm A Conversation with Suzanne Koga
Talent Buyer at Blue Note Hawaii, Partner at Deal Matters Entertainment
Manager to Roberta Flack, Talent Team at Glide Memorial Annual Gala Concert
Hosted by: Kay Recede, TV Anchor, FOX40 News Sacramento
3:20pm- 3:30pm Closing Remarks
3:30pm – 5:00pm Happy Hour and Consulting Roundtables
Network with attendees over happy hour or sign up for a one on one consulting roundtable session with our featured music industry professionals and consultants. Sign-up information will be emailed to attendees prior to the conference.
Tony Berman, Attorney, Berman Entertainment and Technology Law
Paloma Concordia, Founder and Publicist, Papalodown Agency
Gian Fiero, Career and Life Coach, Fiero Flair
Johnny D. Nguyen, Business Manager, Q-York Edutainment
Elvin Reyes, Founder and Music Producer, Audioneer
Pamela Serrano, Managing Director and Vocal Coach, PnC Music Company
6:00pm – 9:00pm Performance Showcase
The Asian American Music Conference wraps up with the Asian American Music Showcase. The showcase highlights a select group of featured artists, as well as up and coming Asian American music artists, as selected by our selection committee.
Note: Schedule is subject to change. Please visit often for updates on speakers, panels and events.