BMI presented the first in a series of educational seminars on July 28 at Guitar Center
's Manhattan store. This unique event, entitled "Career Connection," featured Lava Records Senior Vice President Andy Karp and EMI Music Publishing Executive Vice President Evan Lamberg, who discussed the new realities for artists and songwriters in the digital music age. BMI's Charlie Feldman, Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations in New York, moderated.
|Pictured after the "Career Connection" seminar are BMI's Charlie Feldman, Guitar Center's Tim Miller, EMI Music Publishing's Evan Lamberg and Lava Records' Andy Karp |
|Seminar attendees listen intently to panelists Charlie Feldman, Evan Lamberg and Andy Karp |
|EMI Music Publishing's Evan Lamberg (standing) introduces singer/songwriter Matt Bair, lead vocalist of Long Island rock group bandcamp, who were on hand to demonstrate the artist development process |
|BMI's Samantha Cox (center) chats with bandcamp members after the seminar: drummer Kris Mazzarisi, lead singer/guitarist Matt Bair, Cox, lead guitarist Sean Gould and bassist Steve Ruchelman |
Photos by Gary Gershoff