2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Get Rid of Your Day Job: Create Full Time

Thursday, March 19
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 11AB
Austin Convention Center


Do you have a day job while moonlighting as an artist, musician, YouTuber or other content creator? Would you like to transition from having a career that supports you to relying fully on your passion for that support? Get insight on the financial, legal, and creative aspects of that transformation from this diverse panel that has lived through it. Learn how to balance that supportive career while developing your other goals to set yourself up for success.


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Ali Spagnola


Binge Responsibly LLC

Ali Spagnola is a drinking composer with a music problem. Her live concert is also interactive drinking game know as a Power Hour. Ali performs 60 catchy, one-minute songs and every time she change...

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Ben Landis

Social Media Growth Hacker/Songwriter

Ben's Networking

Ben Landis is an accomplished pianist and songwriter with a degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston studying Contemporary Writing & Production. He has garnered lots of attention with his inn...

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Shaun Spalding

Intellectual Property Atty

Law Office of Shaun A Spalding Esq

Shaun Spalding, Esq. is an IP attorney specializing in digitally entertainment who represents some of the largest Youtube channels in the world. As a board member of the non-profit New Media Rights...

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Walt Ribeiro

Music Composer

For Orchestra

Walt Ribeiro hosted one the first successful Youtube and Ustream channels in 2007, amassing millions of views and sponsorship deals. In 2009 he pivoted his career to write orchestra music for his c...

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