Back in January we posted about the first Launch Music Conference and Festival announcement which featured the first round of panelists and artists listed. Now that we are less than one month away from the event (April 21st-24th), the second wave of panelists have been announced as well as the final list of artists!
Interested in attending the event? Click here to check out our previous post which also covers badge prices and info!
Last month we posted about the Launch Music Conference and Festival which will be back for its eighth edition from April 21st to April 24th at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, PA. Earlier this month, Launch announced it’s new partnership with The Entertainment Institute, who will be curating all educational panels and host break-out sessions through the weekend! The Entertainment Institute may sound familiar to some as it was previously featured on the Vans Warped Tour and was 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).
Launch Music Conference founder, Jeremy Weiss, discusses the importance of the partnership: "With LAUNCH and TEI both focusing on educating young musicians and would-be industry professionals, combining forces feels like destiny. We are thrilled to partner with TEI on presenting and curating all of the educational components of LAUNCH, expanding from a single-day program in 2015, as they are one of the most informative and effective educational platforms in the world. Partnering in the festival portion…, well that is most certainly a no-brainer! Kevin Lyman is one of the hardest working men I know, an innovator, and a friend. I’m so pleased, personally, to call him partner.“
For more information on the Launch Music Conference and Festival, click here!
Back again for the eighth edition, The Launch Music Conference and Festival will be taking place from April 21st to April 24th at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, PA. Fully packed with panels, seminars and performances, the conference tackles topics including festivals, publishing, touring, artist management, and more – giving both artists and attendees a look at today’s music industry.
Performances at the event include: – Bayside – Ice Nine Kills – Intervals – The Weekend Riot
Panelists for the event include: – Finn McKenty (CreativeLive, aka Sergeant D) – Dan Rozenblum (Circle Talent Agency) – Christian McKnight (LiveNation New York) – Mike Ciprari (SJC Drums) and Eric Osman (Bands With Management) – Randy Nichols (Force Media Management) – Jason McMahon (Substream Magazine) – Jen Appel (The Catalyst Publicity Group – Chrissy Borsellino (The Catalyst Publicity Group)
Information on artist submissions and tickets can be found below!
Artist Submissions: Open Until February 7, 2016 Phase Two Pricing: $30 Performance Application Fee Artists Submissions here!
Badge Pricing and Info (Phase Two): – Standard Friday & Saturday Individual Badges, $30: Free entry to all Conference events and all regular
festival showcases (Friday/Saturday only), half-price entry into marquee showcases, 2016 compilation CD, attendee bag – Weekend Standard Badge, $50: Free entry to all Conference events and all regular Festival
showcases (Thursday through Sunday), half-price entry into marquee showcases, 2016 compilation CD, attendee bag, attendee party invitation (Saturday 4/23) – Weekend VIP Badge, $70: Free entry to all Conference events and ALL Festival
showcases (including marquee showcases), 2016 compilation CD, attendee bag, attendee party invitation (Saturday, 4/23), festival t-shirt, VIP perks Artist Showcase Ticket Links: Bayside: http://bit.ly/bayside-launch Ice Nine Kills: http://bit.ly/ink-launch Intervals: http://bit.ly/intervals-launch The Weekend Riot: http://bit.ly/twr-launch
Boston rockers, The Venetia Fair, have announced that they will be headlining the Launch tour, in support of their performances at Launch Music Conference & Festival on April 25th! Featured guests on the tour include Icarus the Owl, The Great Heights Band and Que Sera.
Tour dates can be found below!
4/11 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club * 4/12 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar * 4/13 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome * 4/14 – Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub * 4/15 – Detroit, MI @ Hatchey’s * 4/16 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost * 4/17 – Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s *^ 4/18 – Providence, RI @ Simon’s 667 ^ 4/19 – Worcester, MA @ Club Oasis ^ 4/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Coco 66 ^ 4/22 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz ^ 4/24 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar ^ 4/25 – Lancaster, PA @ Launch Music Conference *^