Conference & VIP MEET/GREET

EZ Studios, new york
325 W 37th St New York, NY 10018
THURSDAY, MARCH 30TH, 2017
DOORS OPEN: 4:30PM
moderated panels: 5:00pm

vip Meet/greet beer/wine

& dinner included

after-party with Dj shadow dubai & invited artists - click here

EXPERIENCED AND RESPECTED INDIVIDUALS IN THE FIELD WILL HAVE MODERATED DISCUSSIONS WITH INVITED ARTISTS ON PRODUCTION, MARKETING, BRANDING, FASHION, LIFESTYLE, music, films AND MUCH MORE TO PROVIDE THE AUDIENCE WITH A DIRECT AND WIDESPREAD APPROACH. OPPORTUNITY TO NETWORK WITH LIKE-MINDED people & INTERACT WITH THE ARTISTS TO GET TO KNOW THEM BETTER. NETWORKING & MINGLING PARTY TO BE FOLLOWED AFTER CONFERENCE. DINNER & beer/wine WILL BE SERVED.

*VIP MEET/GREET WITH moderators/panelists & after-party FOR all ATTENDEES* 

PROGRAMME

Panel 1: New Media

A look at new media and technology as it relates to composing music, developing music videos and films/shows. How has this new digital world changed the face of music and movies, what tips can these talents provide regarding aspiring actors and musicians. What are some tools talents need to be able to use before jumping into film production or music composition?

Moderator:

Carrie Brown (Director, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism)

Panelists:

Peter Mandana (Sound Engineer & Disc Jockey)

Pranna (Producer, Disc Jockey)

Asim Farooki (Photographer)

DJ Shadow Dubai (Producer, Disc Jockey)

Abi Varghese (Writer, Producer, Director - Brown Nation on Netflix)

Louis Obiha (Director & DoP)

 

Panel 2: Women Breaking Barriers

How have the increase in South Asian females in music, movies and fashion changed the world. How are women working to break the glass ceiling in this industry and what more should be done.

Moderator: 

Trisha Sakuja (Editor, Brown Girl Magazine)

Panelists: 

DJ Rekha (Disc Jockey, Professor, Curator & Humanitarian)

Anjali World (Singer, Songwriter & Environmentalist)

Bijal Vohra (Fashion Designer)

Aroon Shivdasani (Executive Director, Indo American Arts Council & the New York Indian Film Festival)

Deepti Sharma (Founder of Food2Eat)

Sahyba (Singer Songwriter)

 

Panel 3: The Art of Building a Brand

The ins-and-outs of developing a brand, crafting an image online, social media marketing, budgeting, use of technology, how to market on a budget, how to use social media to market

Moderator:

Luis Miquel Echegaray ( Prof., CUNY Gradaute School of Journalism & Contributor to Guardian US)

Panelists:

Trisha Sakhuja

Bijal Vohra

Aman (DJ Ice) (Disc Jockey & Entrepreneur)

DJ Rekha

Amar Syal (Co-Founder, UrbanAsian)

Aman Syal (Co-Founder, UrbanAsian)

 

Mashhad & Sanjoy(itabla007) Performance
Tabla & Guitar-live
 

History of Urban Desi Music

A mini history of the origins of Urban Desi music and how it is prevalent in from England, Canada, the United States & India.
Terry Mardi (Asian Music Publishing - UK)

 

Panel 4: Going Global

The demographics of music variations and marketing it internationally, how to artists manage to reach new heights on a global level.

Moderator: 

Aseem Chaabra (Journalist & Festival Director of the New York Indian Film Festival)

Panelists: 

Raxstar (Rapper & Songwriter)

The PropheC (Produer, Singer & Songwriter)

Mickey Singh (Producer, Singer & Songwriter)

Zack Knight (Producer, Singer & Songwriter)

DJ Shadow Dubai (Producer & Disc Jockey)

Upside Down (Producer & Disc Jockey)

 

Panel 5: Creative Exhibitions

A breakdown of how to turn creative content into a successful household name, how to bring movies and talents to festivals, how to find niche distributors and discussing everything from copyrights legalities, royalties to revenues. Also, dwelling into the aspect of how to publish and market a final product whether film, music or a business).

Moderator:

Aroon Shivdasani

Panelists:

Terry Mardi (Founder, Asian Music Publishing)

Samrat Chakrabarti (Arteprenuer, Musician, Actor, Composer)

Saavn Team

Kevin Rego (Head of Business B4U Music, North America

Abi Varghese (Writer, Producer, Director - Brown Nation on Netflix)

Deepti Sharma (Founder, Food2Eat)

 

Jam Sessions / Meet & Greet
 
the final world from your favorite stars, some fun interviews and a live jam session

Monty Kataria (Founder & Producer, UDC)