We at Music Times spend a fair amount of time at huge music showcases such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Governors Ball, but Music Times recognizes that it's just as important to keep an eye on the shape of the music industry, especially in an era where streaming, digital downloads and social media have changed how the business sustains itself, and how it will continue to do so in the future. We're all in this together! Therefore Music Times is pleased to offer TWO badges to this year's New Music Seminar, one of the most seminal events for exploring the future of music—from both an artistic and a business perspective—to our readers.
In their words:
"This year, the music industry has faced many trials and encountered an immense amount of change that requires an educated discussion about what the future holds. We all have to work together in order to adapt, build and ultimately, transform the business into the powerhouse that it has been. Come to New Music Seminar to join the discussion about transforming the music business to benefit the artists and the industry as a whole. From its origins in 1980, New Music Seminar has been characterized as a catalyst for change in music and business. This year will be no different. Multiple movements, international open forums, mentor sessions, networking breaks and much more! Artists benefit through learning about the three criteria surrounding success: creation, exposure and monetization."
If you want to take a friend to check out the future firsthand, just tweet @TheMusicTimes with what artist or panelist you're most excited to see at the 2015 New Music Seminar and the hashtag #NewMusicTimes. Good luck!
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ELIGIBILITY: Open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Employees and their immediate families (and those living in their same households, whether or not related) of Music Times, LLC and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter or win. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this sweepstakes.
HOW TO ENTER: Between 12:00 A.M. Eastern Time ("ET") on Saturday, June 13, 2015 and 12:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 20, 2015 (the "Entry Period"), Online: visit www.musictimes.com's New Music Seminar 2015 Contest article for rules. Follow @TheMusicTimes on Twitter and tweet us what artist or panelist you're most excited to see at the 2015 New Music Seminar. All submissions must include the hashtag #NewMusicTimes. Multiple entries will be void.
DRAWING: Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received by an independent judging agency. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
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PRIZES: One winner will receive TWO badges for the 2015 New Music Seminar. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") is $998. Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion.
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