Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Meet the Policy Day Panelists: Bryan Calhoun

With DC Policy Day around the corner, today we decided to keep it local and introduce fellow Washingtonian Bryan Calhoun — Vice President, New Media and External Affairs at SoundExchange and FMC Board member.

Bryan is no stranger to FMC events; he’s been one of our most captivating panelists at past gatherings. He’s also the founder/CEO of Label Management Systems and the Music Business Toolbox — a music business and marketing solutions company based out of Atlanta, Georgia. This service is designed to help indie musicians and record labels compete on a level playing field with the majors by providing tools to efficiently run their operations and market their releases.

Over the course of 15 years in the music business, Bryan has worked with hip hop icons such as Kanye West and Ludacris — in fact, he was previously the Chief Operations Officer for West’s Good label. Bryan has also pulled stints with Warlock Records, Red Distribution and Relativity Records, with a focus on concert promotion, marketing, A&R and radio promotions. So you can see why we’re psyched to have him as a guest panelist next week.

At Policy Day, Bryan will join Michael Bracy (FMC Policy Director), Peter Gordon (president, Thirsty Ear Recordings), Brian Austin Whitney (founder, Just Plain Folks), Parul Desai (Associate Director, Media Access Project), Randy Hawke (Operations Manager, Mid-West Family Broadcasting) and Frannie Wellings (Legislative Assistant, Senator Byron Dorgan) on the “Adjust Your Dial: Radio for the 21st Century” panel. This in-depth conversation will look at some of the key issues facing the FCC and Congress and their potential impact on the music community.

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DC Policy Day
When: Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Time: 9:00 AM — 6:00 PM. with cocktail party to follow from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: National Geographic Music and Radio and National Geographic Live!
Registration: $50 through February 9 11:59 pm ET.
Registration with 6.0 CLE credits: $200 through February 9 11:59 pm ET.

Onsite registration will be available as well.

This event has been approved in Virginia for 6.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Additionally, CLE credits from Virginia can be claimed in the states of New York, California, Delaware (additional fees apply), North Carolina, Pennsylvania (additional fees apply), and West Virginia.

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