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New Noise Music Conference

Friday, October 18, @ The Savoy
10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20; All Ages

Once again, New Noise Santa Barbara takes over The Savoy, a historic nightclub located at 409 State Street, to deliver engaging conversations about the state of the music business and opportunities to network with other professionals. It's the best place to meet industry insiders, learn about the impact of evolving technology, and debate the future of music with artists, fans, and entrepreneurs.

10:00am, Third Floor Lounge
Registration and Welcome

10:30am, Third Floor Lounge

Career Opportunities: How to Get Your Music On-Screen

Music supervisors who place music in films, TV shows, and video games join the agents who represent bands in those deals to discuss how artists can create alternative income streams and gain much needed promotion.

Greg Danylynshyn (Owner, Go Big Entertainment)
Mike Locke (Sr. Director, INgrooves Music Publishing; Owner, Silver Side Productions)
Budd Carr (Music Supervisor, Oliver Stone Films, Californication, etc,)
Michelle Bayer (Owner, Shelly Bay Music)

Moderator: John Miller (Attorney, Nye, Peabody, Sitrling, Hale & Miller)

11:45am, Third Floor Lounge

Complete Control: How to Effectively Create Your Brand

Artists must have brands that are well defined to achieve commercial success and longevity. We take a look at the many aspects involved in creating, disseminating, cultivating and monitoring artist brands to get it down to a science. We talk to the people who make a successful team and learn from their experiences from touring to publishing and everywhere in between. This panel will help you not make the mistakes that most artists, managers and agents do early on in their careers. Extensive Q&A

Aubrey Wright  (Tour Director, Artist Development, Day to Day Manager DJ Dirty South)
Seb Webber  (Redlight Management. Co-management of all Size Management clients (AN21, Max Vangeli, Steve Angello, Third Party, Qulinez), Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Deep Dish and Rusko)
Mac Montgomery (Singer/Guitarist, FMLYBND)
Latane Hughes, Agent - Windish Agency

Moderator: Charles Donelan (Executive Arts Editor, The Santa Barbara Independent)

1:15pm, Third Floor Lounge

Hitsville (US): Turning Your Passion into a Career

Songwriting is true art. Join established musicians in conversation as they discuss practical hurdles and inspirational challenges to building a lasting career as a professional songwriter and artist.

Glen Phillips (Songwriter/Singer, Toad the Wet Sprocket)
Luke Ebbin (Producer/Songwriter, Bon Jovi, Plain White Ts, Richie Sambora)
Erland Wanberg (Songwriter/Singer, Erland)

Moderator: John Clark (Chairman, Santa Barbara City College Music Department)

2:30pm, Third Floor Lounge

If Music Could Talk: Marketing Your Brand
Presented by Oniracom

What’s the best way to get your band’s music to the masses? With limited funds, how can independent artists effectively distinguish themselves from the masses and get their music heard? What digital tools should artists be using? Is traditional marketing dead? These and other questions will be answered by a panel of experts who’ve worked with Jack Johnson, Arcade Fire, 30 Seconds to Mars, and others.


Ryan Kravontka (Artist Manager, Career Artist Management)
Danny Ornelas (Owner, Ornelas Online)
Daniel Lannon (Co Founder, Next Level SF)
Marc Angell (President/CEO, Music of Your Life, Inc.)
Moderator: Mike Wald (Chief Business Development Officer, Oniracom)
3:30-5pm, Third Floor Lounge

Career Opportunities: Mentoring Sessions

Brief one-on-one meetings for musicians, entrepreneurs, and anyone else interested in the music business, featuring music industry professionals, including agents, music supervisors, managers, songwriters, producers, and more.
To sign up in advance, email You must have a ticket to the conference or VIP badge to sign up.

3:30pm, First Floor Theater

A History of the Santa Barbara Bowl: Inside Rock ‘n’ Rolls’ Favorite Venue

Get ready for a rare multimedia presentation on the history and recent developments of the Santa Barbara Bowl, which musicians frequently name as their favorite performance venue in the United States. Presented by Bowl Staff, and followed by a Q&A with other Bowl luminaries.

4:45pm, First Floor Theater

A Conversation with Chuck D (Public Enemy)

Last year, Chuck D made jaws drop and eyes open with an insightful conversation about everything from the history of hip-hop to modern music technology. This year, he returns to New Noise for a special interview about what he learned on his latest tour with Public Enemy (Kings of The Mic), how and what he’s been listening to, and where he sees the industry going in the coming year. He’ll also answer questions from the audience and give insights on how he has maintained a successful career in music. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from a true legend.  

New Noise Happy Hour Mixer @ The Savoy

Third Floor Lounge @ The Savoy (409 State Street)
Free & open to the public

Presented by Oniracom, StartUp Weekend, & Dos Equis
Hosted on the third floor of this historic nightclub following the all-day conference, this is the party to network, relax with friends old and new, and prepare for more live music fun throughout the weekend. Special acoustic set from Isla Vista’s FMLYBND and drink specials start things off!

Past Speakers include: Tim Westergren (Founder, Pandora Radio), Chuck D (Public Enemy), Dr. Drew Pinsky (Host, KROQ’s Loveline), Kevin Lyman (Founder, Vans Warped Tour), Ian Rogers (CEO, Beats Music), John MacFarlene (Founder, Sonos) 

The conference has also been informed and inspired by the wisdom of such visionaries as Chuck D of Public Enemy, Tim Wetsergren (founder of Pandora Radio), Kevin Lyman (founder of the Warped Tour), and Ian Rogers (of TopSpin and Beats Music). “The music business is a rapidly changing industry,” said Theimer, “and we get speakers who can cut through the noise and tell you exactly what's happening, why, and what you can do to get ahead of the curve. That goes for both musicians as well as anyone who wants to build a career surrounded by music, whether as a manager, promoter, booking agent, music attorney, or what have you.”