Reminder: Launch Music Conference begins April 21

This Friday marks the beginning of April, and at that time there will be less than three full weeks before the start of Launch Music Conference 2016 in Lancaster, PA. We had an absolute blast participating in the conference last year, and fortunately for us the fine folks at Launch were kind enough to invite us back. James, the same guy who runs this blog, will be representing Haulix on site, and he would love to meet anyone who users our service. If you want to connect with him before the event to arrange a meeting or perhaps a preview of the new Haulix, reach out via Twitter.

Here’s a little more about the conference:

The Eighth Annual Launch Music Conference set for April 21st – 24th in Lancaster, PA is a jam-packed event, full of panels, seminars, parties, events, and performances, has welcomed heavy hitters such as Panic! at the Disco, Atreyu, twenty-one pilots and Foxy Shazam, as well as 215+ artists annually over the last seven years across 12 venues and 18 stages. Today, Launch Music Conference is thrilled to welcome and unveil their 218 unique performers at this year’s event. Attendees can view the entire line-up and schedule at http://launch2016.sched.org including key performers like, Yazz The Greatest, an American Actor and Rapper, best known for his role as Hakeem Lyon in the Fox primetime musical drama TV series, Empire, who will be performing at the Convention Center- Freedom Hall and newly announced Country superstar Jon Pardi on Friday, April 22nd at The Chameleon Club.

This year, Launch Music Conference is partnering with The Entertainment Institute (TEI), founded by Kevin Lyman (Creator of The Vans Warped Tour), Jen Kellogg (20 year concert industry veteran) and Matt Halpern (Founder of Bandhappy and drummer of band Periphery) who will be curating all educational panels and host a slew of breakout sessions throughout the weekend. Each panel and breakout session will give Launch Music Conference attendees a chance to learn about artist career growth, finding the right manager, booking agent roles, touring and more.

Launch Music Conference is thrilled to welcome the top industry personnel to this year’s event including: Finn Mckenty (CreativeLive), Dan Rozenblum (Circle Talent Agency), Christian McKnight (LiveNation New York), Mike Ciprari (SJC Drums), Eric Osman (Bands With Management), Jason McMahon (Substream Magazine), and Jen Appel and Chrissy Borsellino (The Catalyst Publicity Group), Jen Kellogg (The Entertainment Institute), Kevin Lyman (Creator of The Vans Warped Tour, The Entertainment Institute), Biggie (Good Fight Ent.), Jesse Cannon (Noise Creators), Mike Ziemer (Third String Productions), Mark Schulz (Recording Academy), Tim Borror (United Talent), Eric Tobin (Hopeless Records), Matt Halpern (The Entertainment Institute), Ryan Soroka (Soroka Agency), Derek Brewer (Outerloop Management), Terry “Buzz” Brown (Darkchild Ent), Terry “Tru” Sneed (Finagle Ent), Lou Plaia (ReverbNation), Nikhil Potdar (Outerloop), Mike Mowery (Outerloop), Chuck Andrews (Goodfight), Vince Edwards (Metal Blade), Cory Crossman (City of London, ON), Deborah “Zuke” Smith (zuketunes), and Kate Truscott (4Fini).

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.