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Saturday, April 23 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Do Or Do Not. There Is No Try: Starting a Business in the Music Industry

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There are tons of business opportunities in the music industry beyond music itself.   Clothing lines, instrument companies and blogging are just a few.  Matt, Finn and Mike will talk about how they started their businesses and share tips for success.

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Mike Ciprari

Co-Founder / SVP Marketing & Sales, SJC Custom Drums
Mike founded SJC Drums with his brother back in 2000. He now serves as CEO and Creative Director for the company, dealing with Artists on a daily basis, designing out of the box drums for trade shows and setting the long term vision for the company. Through the years, he’s learned a lot from handling the day to day of a small startup business, to how the endorsement side of the music industry works. He has toured with his band No Trigger... Read More →
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Matt Halpern

Periphery / The Entertainment Institute
Best known as internationally successful drummer of the band, Periphery, Matt Halpern is also an Entrepreneur, Educator, Public Speaker, Motivator, and Co-Founder of The Entertainment Institute. Since his high school days he has been teaching and inspiring musicians to further their knowledge and skills in both music and business. Touring all over the world, Matt has experience working with a myriad of bands, musicians, and students everywhere he... Read More →
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Christian McKnight

Promoter, Live Nation
Christian McKnight books shows. Christian McKnight has been booking shows since 15 and he is now 40, making that an insanely long time to book shows. | | McKnight started booking shows in his native Long Island, but expended over the bridges and tunnels into the big apple over 15 years ago ,where the majority of the shows he books now take place. | | Christian has been the talent buyer on multiple festivals as well including ( but not limited... Read More →
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Jason McMahon

Owner, Substream Magazine
Jason McMahon began his musical adventures interning at Quad Recording Studios in New York City. This internship led to a position as assistant engineer, allowing Jason to work with many recording artists and gain a true understanding of both the creative process and business side of the music industry. Shortly after returning to his home state of Ohio, Jason became an early investor in what was then known as Substream Music Press. In... Read More →

Saturday April 23, 2016 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Galactic Room (Lancaster County Convention Center - Vine Street Commons) 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603

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