NARM and digitalmusic.org invite all music and entertainment business professionals to submit program ideas for Music Biz 2013 to be held Monday, May 6, through Thursday, May 9 at the Los Angeles Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Submissions for product and service presentations, educational/research offerings, issue/trend discussions, and best practices overviews will be considered to fill programming slots on the afternoons of Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9.
“Past annual event attendees have come to expect a high-level of educational programming and rank it among the top reasons why they come back year-after-year,” said Jim Donio, NARM President. “By considering proposals for presentations submitted by the true experts in the business — those who work in the trenches of the industry each and every day – NARM and digitalmusic.org hope to hone the best and most desirable topics and speakers for the limited number of programming slots that are available during Music Biz 2013.”
Submissions will be reviewed and finalists will be chosen by the NARM and digitalmusic.org executive staff, as well as members of the NARM Board of Directors and digitalmusic.org’s work groups. Submissions will be judged on overall quality, focus and innovation; relevance to the issues facing the music and entertainment industry; sound research and theoretical basis (if applicable); and practical implications to the NARM and digitalmusic.org membership.
Parties interested in submitting a program proposal should consider the following guidelines:
- Submissions must be received by 8 PM PST on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.
- Organizers of the chosen entries will be contacted by Friday, January 25, 2013.
- Use the form at this link to submit your program proposal.
- Each proposal should be as specific as possible, especially in the title and description of your program.
- Proposal must contain:
- Title: Should be concise (10 words or less) and descriptive of the program content.
- Extended Description: This description will be used in the evaluation process and should include main points, objectives and goals of the proposed program.
- Brief Description: This brief description (no more than 200 words) will be used in the event’s “Official Guide” program book. This description provides the basis upon which attendees select the sessions that they will attend. Explain what the audience will learn from the presentation/panel and how they may be able to implement that in their businesses.
- Presentation/Panel Participants: List, in addition to the organizer, individuals who will be part of the proposed presentation.
- Desired Length of Time to Present the Program
- Proposals will be rejected if all information on the online submission form is not completed.
- An organizer may submit a maximum of two proposals and cannot submit the same proposal more than once.
- There are no fees required to submit a proposal.
- NARM membership is not a requirement for submitting a proposal.
- NARM does NOT pay per diem, honoraria, or travel expenses and hotel accommodations for those chosen to present.
- Presenters/panelists will receive a complimentary full registration to attend the event.
- The meeting room at the Los Angeles Hyatt Regency Century Plaza where these presentations will take place will include:
- 6′ table with 4 chairs and table microphone;
- Podium with microphone;
- Internet connection;
- Screen; and
- LCD projector.
- If the presentation requires equipment other than that shown above, organizer and/or participants must provide equipment at their own expense.