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Wednesday, May 18 • 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Promotional Distribution & Digital Security

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In 2016, knowing how to securely share your new and unreleased music with industry professionals and journalists alike is one of the most important things you need to understand in order to succeed. There are a number of methods currently being used to share promotional music right now, from cloud storage services, to digital promotional platforms, streaming services like Soundcloud, and even file transfer sites. This panel will cover the status of the war on piracy and the best methods for promotional digital distribution today. We will also touch on which services allow for customization of presentation, as well as digital security (watermarking, automated takedowns, etc.).

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James Shotwell

Digital Marketing Manager, Haulix
James Shotwell got his start in music by opening, booking, and promoting the sole music venue in his hometown. While studying music industry management at Ferris State University a few years later, he continued his promotional work by assisting regional venues, as well as numerous independent labels, including Victory Records. He also used this time to launch Under The Gun Review, a music blog he would later sell to SpinMedia Group. Following... Read More →

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Jen Appel

Founder, Catalyst Publicity Group
Jen Appel got her start with several top South Florida-based PR firms working with a multitude of industries including automotive, hotel, restaurant, and local/national non-profits to name a few. Moving to the music industry was a natural progression for Appel, who began working for a local entertainment group, where she was the Public Relations Director overseeing the social media, graphic design, and branding departments. It was always her... Read More →
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Maria Gironas

Publicist, Reybee
Most people never fully grasp what they want to do for a career until much later in life. For Maria Gironas, she knew she wanted to be a music publicist since the age of 12 after meeting a publicist at a concert. Since then, she has stopped at nothing to break into the industry, using her ability to write and report through sites such as Bandsintown, MindEqualsBlown.net, YouTellConcerts.com, InfectiousMagazine.com, and Substream Magazine. She has... Read More →
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Will Pugh

Lead Singer, Cartel
As the main songwriter in Cartel, Will Pugh has achieved much success. Records he has written have sold over 500,000 copies and he has notched two Top 40 hits under his belt. While Pugh has showcased his pop-rock writing talents with Cartel, he is plenty versatile, well-versed in alternative, rock, straight-ahead pop, electronic music, and more. In addition to writing, Pugh also produces — he has helmed the boards for Cartel’s last... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 2:15pm - 3:05pm
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