The music industry will never be a well oiled machine, running smoothly and supporting itself. There will always be new problems to tackle with new names and brands that need fighting for. The New Music Seminar offered itself as an outlet for change back in the 80's, hosting names like Nirvana and James Brown, showing just how much life there is in the business. After a brief hiatus, the New Music Seminar returns as an annual event in NYC; still presenting itself as one of the largest movements to build up the music industry and promote change. It's a chance to see how others are moving forward, a platform for people to tackle key issues and a stage for new artists to shine.
This year looks to be no different, as the seminar is bringing out the works. With an onslaught of speakers from Chris Atlas (VP, Def Jam Records) to Denis Leary, there will be no shortage of important platforms to pay attention to. Belmont Lights, Fictionist, and Grace Weber off of the Artists on the Verge Class of 2015 list will be adorning the stages, alongside a host of other names to look out for. Kicking off with the red carpet event June 21, the three day event demands attention. The New Music Seminar has always been an integral part of what keeps the music industry breathing, and it can only grow from here.