Panel #1 – Modern Day Musician…How to Get Discovered
(Saturday December 9th at 11:30)
Sydney Alston boasts two decades of immersive experience across the multifaceted realm of the music business, solidifying his status as a highly sought-after resource for artists not only in Los Angeles but nationwide. As a manager, Sydney has orchestrated numerous Major Label and Publishing showcases in collaboration with industry giants like UMG, Warner Brothers, Capitol, Sony, Sony ATV, Warner Chappell, Cherry Tree Records, Innerscope, and other major music entities.
Richard Parizer is a multifaceted music industry professional with a diverse background that spans across music creation, technology, and artist management. Richard’s creative talents have shone as a keyboardist in projects like the award-winning LA-Based Electro Synth Pop Outfit, ROBOT NATURE. With their electrifying performances the band shared the stage with major acts such as Lifehouse, Fuel, Hoobastank, The Wallflowers, The Alan Parsons Project, Moby, and more.
Earl Powell is an award-winning American Songwriter and Music Producer from Chicago, IL. Earl has been both at the helm & behind the scenes of many rhythmic & historic things in music and in the entertainment culture, having collaborated with some of music entertainment’s biggest names, including Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Keyshia Cole, Ashanti, The Jacksons, and many more. His Grammy & Gold recognition came from his work with Jennifer Hudson on the song “Stand Up” from her debut album.
David Chatfield is a 36-year voting member of the Recording Academy and member of the Producer’s and Engineers’ Wing of the Recording Academy. Recently, Harvey Mason Jr. of Recording Academy CEO, commented that; “David is a prolific creator and we are proud of his long-time membership in the academy.”
David is a native of Los Angeles who has earned six certificates from UCLA Music Business Extension including personal management, concert promotion, radio programming, music marketing and promotion.
Ben McLane is a music attorney who got his Law Degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA. Ben has worked at major management companies and has published over 200 articles on the music business in magazines, books and blogs. He is also a frequent speaker at numerous music and entertainment/media conferences worldwide, including SXSW, NAMM, Folk Music Summit, Taxi, Vegas Music Summit, Folk Alliance, You Bloom and more.