NYMM Warm-Up Series (Mar-May)

#NYMusicMonth is proud to present The Warm-up Series – a series of digital events from March through May. Join industry leaders to hear insider perspectives on trends and career advice. The Warm-up Series is the precursor to New York Music Month in June, which includes over 30 in-person and digital events celebrating the music industry and the annual flagship conference produced by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program.

  • Music Sync: Navigating Music Licensing and Placements Music Industry City / Future Music Forum

    Don’t miss this unique opportunity to interact with experts about navigating music licensing and placements! You’ll learn the differences between publisher side and label perspectives when it comes to music placement, potential opportunities presented by advertising, trailers, film & TV and how music supervisors help define a brand identity through their work. 

    Plus, you’ll gain invaluable insights on best practices to get placement and earn more while avoiding common pitfalls in this industry – all while being able to participate in the livestream by asking questions of the experts.


    Adrian Womack – Creative Producer, Racket Club
    Brooke Primont – EVP, Sync, Concord Music Publishing
    Josh Rabinowitz – Music Consultant, Brooklyn Music Experience
    Julie Hurwitz – President, Global Synch and Creative Operations, Hipgnosis Song Management

    Date and Time: Thursday, March 30, 2023, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

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  • Exploring Inclusive Business Practices in the Music Industry Music Industry City / Future Music Forum

    Learn business strategies and insights on how to achieve greater success through equitable business practices.

    During this interactive session, our expert panel of music industry professionals and entrepreneurs will share their success stories, discuss business strategies and provide insights on how to achieve greater success through equitable business practices. 

    We’ll touch upon streaming platforms and new business models. Ultimately, through open dialogue we hope to cultivate an atmosphere where innovators and creatives are celebrated as essential assets to all facets of the music industry. Don’t miss this unique opportunity for growth as we strive towards building a more inclusive future!

    Participants will be encouraged to ask questions, offer their own thoughts and experiences on the topics discussed, and gain insight into how they can achieve greater success through equitable business practices.


    Nikisha Bailey – GM, Nvak Collective; VP, The Recording Academy, New York Chapter 
    Jonathan Azu – Founder & CEO, Culture Collective
    Lisa Robinson – VP, Community & Social Engagement, Downtown Music Holdings
    Janishia Jones – CEO, ENCORE Music Tech Solutions

    Date and Time: Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

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  • Making Money as a Musician: Maximizing Your Revenues Music Industry City / Future Music Forum

    Join us for an in-depth conversation about the different revenue stream opportunities available to musicians, organizations such as performing rights organizations and collection societies that can help you collect money, best practices to maximize your potential earnings, and other opportunities that enable musicians to make a living. Gain insights into how to set yourself up for success and learn tools and tactics needed to make it as a professional musician.


    Emily White – Founder, Collective Entertainment, #iVoted Festival
    Nicholas Judd – Founder & CEO, Leftbrain & RYLTY
    Peter Schwinge – Co-founder & CEO, Nybac Media
    Sean Garner – Judah Priest, 144 Records

    Date and Time: Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

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