Rock Biz

DIY Convention Announces Speakers

The DIY Convention has announced the various participants and speakers for the 2 day convention February 11-12, 2005 and there is some really interesting stuff that is going on. The keynotes will be presented by John Waite and Doug Gillard and these are some of the other speakers scheduled to take part:

Derek Sivers, CDBaby; East Bay Ray, Dead Kennedys; Kevin Lyman, Warped Tour founder; Travis Kalanick, Red Swoosh; Tim Mitchell, IODA; Tess Taylor, NARIP; James Leach, SESAC; Mike Todd, ASCAP; Ray Yee, BMI; Noel Ramos,; Dave Neupert, M80 Interactive Marketing; Mitchell Frank, Spaceland Productions; Daryl Stuermer, Genesis; Stephen Ferrone, Average White Band; Sean Suhl, Suicide Girls; Raymond Roker, URB; John Anderson, Windswept Pacific; Julie Hermelin, director, "Final Sale"; Cybele Pettus, Electronic Arts; Mara Schwartz, Bug Music; Dave Markey, director, "Desperate Teenage Lovedolls"; Jamie Chvotkin, FilmBaby; Anita Rivas, attorney; Blaze James, manager, Coheed and Cambria/TSOL; Nick Bogardus, manager, Rubio/Thrice; Kashif, recording artist; Daniel House, Tsunami Entertainment; Todd Clifford, Sea Level Records; Norman Hollyn, author/director; Greg Ross, Go Kart Records; Don Rey, manager; Rahsaan Patterson, artist; Leon Ware, songwriter; Marlon McClain, manager, Mint Condition; Ron Voss, branding/marketing expert.

All in all the whole event sounds like it could be quite worthwhile so if you could get yourself to LA you might want to check it out, and report back to The Rock and Roll Report on how it went!