New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Indiegrrl Women In The Arts) - The 2009 Indiegrrl Conference is showcasing over 100 female artists on 5 stages and also more intimate guerrilla showcase rooms. The conference will take place in music city Nashville, TN on August 20 to 23 at Hotel Preston on Briley Parkway and will not only showcase some of the top performing members of the Indiegrrl organization but will also showcase line ups from Tryxo Entertainment, MPress Records, Rockin' Moms, Nette Radio, Promo Productions, The Writer's Block, Women's Radio, Texas
Women, and more. Men are welcome to attend the conference and take part in all the workshops and panel discussions.
Registration to attend the many workshops and panel discussions including The Pitch A Song room where industry professionals listen to songs for placement, visit the conference page on the Indiegrrl website at https://www.indiegrrl.com. Both women and men who take their independent music careers seriously are encouraged to register to attend. Advance registration before July 15 is only $100. After July 15 the walk up rate of $175 applies.
Indiegrrl Women in the Arts, Inc. is a non profit organization with a mission to create educational, networking, and showcasing opportunities for women in the independent music, spoken word, comedy industries and more. With over 1300 networking members Indiegrrl is one of the largest and oldest groups supporting women in the entertainment industry. Each year Indiegrrl produces an annual conference geared toward creating educational workshops and panel discussions with top music industry professionals to enhance entrepreneurial development to aid independent artists in creating and maintaining a successful career. The conference is a huge networking experience with artists both women and men attending from around the world. An exhibit hall trade show of vendors is also a part of the conference. The showcase stage areas and the exhibit hall are open to the general public for free so that as many people as possible can view the talented line up of women musicians and singer songwriters and check out many industry related vendors displaying and selling their product in the trade show.
Slated workshop presenters and panel members include:
Doak Turner of The Nashville Muse
Robert Case of BMI & New Pants Publishing & Pitch A Song
Toni Koch of TK Promotions and Pitch A Song
Michael Farley the CEO of Michael J Media Group
Debi Cochran a No 1 hit songwriter & NSAI leader,
Robyn Taylor-Drake a Song Plugger & hit songwriter from Trio Productions
Brian Ball, Program Director of Women's Radio,
Karen E. Reynolds of 'The Writer's Block'
Barbara Cloyd from Bluebird Cafe' in Nashville
Eric de Fontenay, editor of Music Industry Network and Owner of Music Dish Network
Steven Scott the President of the Coalition of Songwriter & Music Organizations (COSMO)
Judy Lampu of Cosmo Coalition
Merel Bregante the CEO of Big Bear Records based in Austin, Texas
Bart Herbison from the NSAI Nashville office and Washington DC lobbyist
Kay & Bill Pere from the Connecticut Songwriters Association
David Hooper of Kathode Ray Music
Gina Fant-Saez the creator of Protools and Esession
Denise Barbarita Producer and Engineer from Kampo Studios New York City
Gilli Moon Co-Founder of Songsalive!
Natalie Vanderslulis owner of Tryxo Entertainment in Europe and the United States.
Bob Kilgore the owner and creator of the Harmonic Capo
Raina Seides is a Public Relations Specialist with BWR, An Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Company, New York, NY.
Jan Seides holds a Music degree from University of Texas and is an award winning songwriter.
Kari Estrin Artist Management and Consulting of Nashville
Also industry representatives from the Nashville Performing Rights Organizations (ASCAP / BMI).
Tiffany Petrossi founder of Rockin' Moms
Rachael Harrington award winning songwriter from Seattle
Vicki Blankenship the President & Founder of Indiegrrl Women in the Arts, Inc.