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

Cover Recordings: Career Boost or Bust?

Friday, March 20
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 17B
Austin Convention Center

Did you know that the Rolling Stones started out covering Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard? Cover recordings and performances can be a great way to showcase your skills and make a name for yourself. YouTube, Glee, and The Voice have created a comeback for the cover, but many artists are reluctant to become known only for their covers. Some even believe there’s a stigma attached. We'll discuss the pros and cons of starting out with cover recordings and what you can do to get your songs out successfully and legally.


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Julien Frank

Dir of A&R/Royalties

Memory Lane Music Group/Royalty Solutions Corp

Director at Royalty Solutions, Julien holds a BS in Music Industry and Technology from Mercy College. Julien brings to Royalty Solutions 11 years of professional Music Business experience working ...

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Jeff Kilgour

VP PR & Artist Dev

The Syndicate

Jeff has almost 20 years of industry experience and currently owns Tijuana Gift Shop, a successful boutique firm specializing in PR, Artist Development and Design. Since finding a name while sifti...

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Jason "Space" Smith


Digital Daggers

Space and Andrea Wasse, both signed to EMI Music Publishing, started writing songs for developing artists together in 2008. The synergy between them led to the formation of Digital Daggers, and the...

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Mark Spier


Memory Lane Music Group/Royalty Solutions Corp

Arshan Sadri

Sr Channel Mgr


Arshan has been at INDMUSIC since 2012. Since joining the company, Arshan has overseen the development and accruement of Channel Partners (including Decon, Mad Decent, IMSOUND, okay player, Stones ...

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