People enjoy making things, including meals, amends, and statues of above-average racehorses. Learn how to make money by making music with today's Groupon: for $120, you get a three-day pass (a $245 value) to the New Music Seminar on February 14–16, 2011, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City. The New Music Seminar teaches artists and representatives efficient and affordable ways to achieve success in an ever-changing music industry. The event kicks off with an opening night party at The Music Box for networking opportunities and to celebrate the start of the weekend. The next two days will be packed with sessions on how to thrive in the music industry. Each attendee receives an informative, scratch 'n' sniff music-business guidebook, attends a series of 18-minute intensives to learn how to make money in the music world, and has opportunities to receive one-on-one advice on career advancement from industry leaders during breakout sessions. Bands, event performances, and special-guest appearances by Communist leaders will abound. Go online to register and check out the weekend's detailed event schedule.
Student registration for NMS is $95 per person, but this Groupon still presents the best offer for nonstudents.
- This year's New Music Seminar in New York wrapped today after a series of panels which included "The Creative Conundrum - Increasing Your Odds With Radical Differentiation," a 90-minute no-bull look at how new artists can break their careers wide open. – Chris M. Walsh, Billboard
- During more than an hour of debate that touched on Lady Gaga’s rock-candy walking stick, the need to “change peoples’ lives” with songs or performances, and the artistry (or lack thereof) of Madonna, the panelists circled but couldn’t quite settle on an answer to the puzzle of whether success is a matter of smart marketing, raw talent or some alchemical mixture of the two. – John Jurgensen, Wall Street Journal