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New Music Seminar, an interview

Steve Gordon, author of The Future of the Music Business, interviews Tom Silverman, founder of Tommy Boy Records and co-founder of the New Music Seminar.

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From Steve:
In the interview, Tom talks about the upcoming New Music Seminar 2012, being held June 17-19 at Webster Hall in New York City. Tom has secured a stellar list of speakers and panelists, including Lyor Cohen, Chairman & CEO of Warner Music Group, Bob Pittman,CEO of Clear Channel, Tim Westergren, founder of Pandora, and Sean Parker, co-founder of the original Napster and the first president of Facebook. In addition to keynotes, panels and presentations,there will be over 150 artists performing various genres of music at venues throughout NYC.

The Future of the Music Business (Third Edition) provides a legal and business road map for success in today’s music business by setting forth a comprehensive summary of the rules pertaining to the traditional music business, including music licensing, as well as the laws governing online distribution of music and video. The accompanying DVD includes a comprehensive lecture, “How to Succeed in Today’s Music Business,” delivered by the author at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.