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Virtual Cutting Edge Music Business Conference: Day 2

Founded in 1993, the Cutting Edge Music Business Conference features successful music professionals who address “hot” topics and “new” trends–everything from getting your music in films, to booking, touring, publicity and promotions.


10:00 – 11:00 AM   Business Management for the Creative Mind – How to Run Your Music

Business Like a Pro Applying fundamentals of small business to your music business to create a profitable and sustainable business.


  • Debra Russell, Debra Russell Coaching

11:15 – 12:30 PM    Negotiating Recording Agreements [Business/Legal/ CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

Important clauses and deal points to consider when negotiating • artist – record company agreement • record producer – artist agreement • artist/record company – recording Entrepreneurs and musicians are among those seeking success by signing artists or self-releasing music. This panel will cover legal issues that arise when an artist and recording company are negotiating to make or release a sound recording. Including the ownership

structure, income streams, of standard agreements, and potential contractual enhancements.


  • Edgar “Dino” Gankendoff, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, NOLA
  • Michael Olsen, Esq., President, EOne Records
  • Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY
  • Marc D. Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL (Moderator)

12:45 – 1:45 PM     What are the challenges in 2021 for the International Music Community? FutureCasting: What will 2022 look like?


  • Drew Young, Good and Plenty Records (Moderator)
  • Ake Lundstrom, Director, Live At Heart, Sweden
  • Tony Moore, Right Here with Tony Moore, London, UK
  • Maximilliano De la Fuente, GrooveList, Santiago Chile
  • Ed Bicknell, Manager, London, UK

2:00 – 3:15 PM     Monetized Music Platforms: You Can Make Money Performing During COVID-19


Monica Corton, CEO, Go to Eleven Entertainment

Steve Marks, CEO, of RoadNation

Mat Devine, Head of Music Partnership, Cameo

Stephen White, CEO, StageIt

3:30 – 4:45 PM       Partner Presentation: 2112 Incubator Chicago and the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship – Martin Atkins

Art and Entrepreneurship in a Time of Crisis: This is the story of a journey – art and entrepreneurship in a time of crisis is the story of a punk rock DIY pioneer and his reaction to the onset of the crisis, the lockdown, and his efforts along with his team to make some kind of positive difference for others and the unexpected momentum and then fire that these actions created.

5:00 – 7:00 PM         Showcase – 2112 Chicago presents

6:00 – 9:00 PM         Showcases – Artists Showcases broken down by genres or mix bag

Event Details
10. 15. 2020
10:00 am - 9:00 pm