The newly combined Next BIG Nashville (NBN) and Leadership Music Digital Summit (LMDS) have announced artists, speakers and details for their highly anticipated September 29-October 2 event in Nashville. NBN and LMDS recently joined forces to become Nashville’s most progressive music event: combining a four day multi-genre music festival with a two-day digital summit engaging industry leaders, innovators and instigators in lively conversations and presentations. Rounding out the week will be films, parties and special events.
The current festival artist lineup includes Yeasayer, WAVVES, Ponys, David Bazan, Javelin, The Hood Internet, Garotas Suecas, Moon Duo, The Mynabirds, Otouto, Peelander-Z, Elf Power and many more. In total, 150+ acts will play over four nights in Nashville’s premiere music venues. Nationally recognized artists will appear with a full slate of established and emerging names from Nashville and the Southeast including Madi Diaz, Kyle Andrews, Keegan DeWitt, Futurebirds, Andrew Belle, Katie Herzig, Megan McCormick, Kopecky Family Band, The Apache Relay, Mikky Ekko, The Protomen, The Non Commissioned Officers, Roman Candle, The Silver Seas and more. Record labels, organizations and brands will also present showcases, VIP events and exclusive after parties.
The LMDS continues to position Nashville directly in the epicenter of the evolving music business by bringing together thought provoking panelists and presenters to discuss what’s working, what’s not and what’s next. This year’s speakers include Tim Westergren (CEO, Pandora), Ian C. Rogers (CEO, TopSpin), Troy Carter (Atom Factory Management, Lady Gaga), David Israelite (CEO, NMPA), Randall Poster (Music Supervisor), Eric Garland (Big Champagne), Russ Crupnick (NPD), Jim Griffin (OneHouse), Dorrian Porter (CEO, Mozes), Ariel Hyatt (Ariel Publicity), Mitch Bainwol (Pres., RIAA), Jon Cohen (Co-Founder, Cornerstone), Brendan Mulligan (Sonicbids), Livia Tortella (GM, Atlantic), and David Airaudi (Universal) among many others.
Earlybird festival wristbands and conference/festival badges will be available at a significantly reduced price for the next two weeks, concluding on Tuesday, Aug. 10. All tickets available via www.nbnsummit.com. Click here to view a recap of Next BIG Nashville 2009.
To view highlights from the past Leadership Music Digital Summits, click here.