On the Green - Friday, May 19th, 2-4pm.
Presented by The Montauk Music Festival & Sponsored The Montauk Sun
Friday 5/19 2:00-4:00PM
Schedule: 2:00-2:45PM – Breaking Band – A look at strategies to survive and flourish from developing artist and beyond.
Jason Jordan, SVP Republic Records
Lou Plaia - Co-Founder Reverb Nation
Natalia Romiszewski - Head of A&R, Three Six Zero Group
Zoe Silverman - Artist, ASTR
Elliot A. Resnik, Esq. - Attorney At Law, Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman, LLP
2:50-3:35PM – Know Your Rights And The Road Ahead – a discussion of key music industry legal and business issues from rehearsal to royalties, streaming and the future.
Steven Masur, Esq., Partner, Masur Griffits Law
Randy Nichols, President Force Media Management
Tom Lee - VP A&R, Arcade Songs Music
Elliot A. Resnik, Esq., Attorney At Law, Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman, LLP
Keynote 3:40PM Charlie Walk, President, The Republic Group
Elliot A. Resnik, Esq. – Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman, LLP – Admitted to the bar in 2001, Elliot has a general entertainment law practice in Manhattan at the prestigious firm and represents a diverse group of critically acclaimed and award winning recording and performing artists, producers, songwriters, record labels, music publishers, music festivals, digital content companies, marketing and branding agencies both in the United States and internationally. Elliot concentrates on music industry business and legal transactions including but not limited to major label and independent recording and publishing agreements, licensing, trademark, joint ventures, digital distribution and content, record label and publishing business affairs and represents some of today’s most notable Grammy winning and platinum selling artists, producers and companies in a diversity of musical genres.
Natalia Romiszewski – Head of A&R Three Six Zero Group -Currently the Head of A&R at Three Six Zero group where she oversee’s A&R efforts on the management side and oversee’s the Publishing joint venture with Warner Chappell and Three Six Zero. Prior to this she was Director of A&R at Lava/Republic Records responsible for bringing Lorde to Jason Flom. In her past life, Natalia was a music supervisor for many years working on video games, commercials and in Sonic Branding for TV and brands. I am text block.
Tom Lee – VP, A&R Arcade Songs Music – Tom is a music creative with over 10 years of experience in records and music publishing. He currently serves as VP, A&R at Arcade Songs Music Publishing in New York where he oversees artist collaborations, talent acquisitions, and strategic partnerships for Grammy-nominated writer/producer Gregg Wattenberg and team. Previously, Tom served as an A&R executive for Columbia Records, Island Def Jam Music Group and Wind-up Records. During his tenure on the label side, Tom was responsible for the discovery, signing, and development of artists such as John Legend, The Gaslight Anthem, Neon Trees, and Coheed & Cambria to name a few. Tom is also a co-founder and managing partner of the NYC based artist management company, Catchweight Entertainment, and co-manages Billboard Hot 100 writer/Atlantic Records artist, Johnny Yukon.
Zoe Silverman – Recording & Performing Artist. – Known as one half of ASTR and about to debut her new project, the New York bred Silverman and ASTR released their debut single “Operate” through the legendary Tommy Boy Records in May 2013, followed by a second single “Razor”. The duo also played several sets at CMJ Music Marathon in the autumn. ASTR later released a cover of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home”, which was a breakthrough hit on Hype Machine .In 2014 ASTR released their debut six-track EP, Varsity, on 21 January via Neon Gold Records. Spin later named it their twentieth best album of 2014. ASTR performed at SXSW for the first time in March 2014, and were praised as an “aural threat” by USA Today in May. ASTR also created a new song, “Hold On Me”, exclusively for DJ Annie Mac’s blog, and released a remix of Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” in the summer. ASTR were the first act to sign for the new independent record label 300 Entertainment. ASTR released their second EP, Homecoming, on November 6, 2015. The track “Activate Me” was produced by Darkchild. Silverman described Homecoming as “nostalgia pop” with lyrical themes around “industry sexism”. ASTR toured nationally in the month of the release. A remix of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me” was released in the summer of 2015, and a standalone single featuring Mick Jenkins titled “It’s Over” was premiered by Billboard in September. ASTR music festival appearances include but are not limited to Governors Ball and Ultra Music Festival.
Jeremy Maciak currently serves as VP, A&R for RCA Records in New York. Before joining RCA in January of 2017 Jeremy was Head of A&R for Vagrant Records and later Vagrant / BMG for over eight years. During that time he signed and handled A&R responsibilities for artists such as The 1975, LP, Bad Suns, AlunaGeorge, James Vincent McMorrow, CRUISR, Benjamin Francis Leftwich and several other artists.