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INDIE ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT is happening on August 9-12, 2018 in the Heart of the Entertainment Capital, Los Angeles, California, with 3 big days of Workshops and Panels, over 100 industry-leading speakers and over 100 Bands and DJ's ROCKING live concerts and music showcases!

THE CONFERENCE is headquartered in N Hollywood, with venues in Hollywood & Universal Studios, with the IES Hub at THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Blvd, N.Hollywood, CA 91601)

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IES was envisioned by acclaimed industry veterans with decades of success in the industries who are dedicated to providing opportunities for talent & business to thrive in the ever-changing world of entertainment. Content, Production, Distribution, Marketing, Social Media, Press Coverage, Film-TV-Game-Commercial Placements, Touring, International Business, Finding Investors-Endorsements-Sponsors & much much more are covered IN-DEPTH to expand, grow & potentially explode your career!

 

The Conference offers attendees an opportunity to learn and grow with over 40 Seminars & Workshops where Industry Leaders share their secrets for success in the business in ALL vital areas of the industry. Speakers include executives from Top Music Labels, BMI, SESAC, ASCAP, The ORCHARD, INDIEPOWER, GRAMMYS, DISCMAKERS, CDBaby, ADA, INGROOVES, SPOTIFY, PLEDGE MUSIC, KICKSTARTER, PANDORA, TV Program creators, Social Media Leaders, Influencers,Top DJs & Radio Programmers, Leading Blogs – Magazine Journalists, Concert & Tour Promoters, Film Production Companies, cutting edge Tech CEOs and more!

 

Live Performances will showcase the best bands & artists from around the world in front of the Media, A&R, Worldwide Creatives and Industry decision makers!

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The Songwriting School of Los Angeles™ exists to inspire, instruct, and empower you to create work of meaning and value through outstanding education, top-flight services, and a network of mentoring and support. We offer songwriting classes, private lessons in songwriting, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and voice, on-line classes and lessons, special guest events and master classes, and a professional recording studio. We believe in the importance of education in music and writing, and we pursue a mission of public service to that end.

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  • LOS ANGELES SONGWRITING SCHOOL

    The Songwriting School of Los Angeles™ exists to inspire, instruct, and empower you to create work of meaning and value through outstanding education, top-flight services, and a network of mentoring and support. We offer songwriting classes, priv...

    Kendall Rucks

    Kendall Rucks, is an artist to watch. From her mature and spectacular vocals to her haunting and poetic lyrics, she’s at the precipice of one exciting ride. Like many, Kendall began singing at a young age and at 12 came to the attention of l...

    Heart Avail

    Heart Avail is a modern rock band based in Washington state. Band founders Aleisha and Greg found each other through internet radio and mutual admiration in 2009 and discovered they both had a similar love of a hard rock sound mixed with the classica...

    Grant Maloy Smith

    Grant was born in Jacksonville, Florida about 60 miles from the Georgia state line. His dad was a pilot in the US Navy, so the family moved around a lot during Grant's childhood, living in Corpus Christi, Texas, San Diego California, Pensacola Flor...

    my diveo

    mydiveo is a global talent discovery platform & creative network fostering creative collaborations and new connections between artists, music lovers, music industry professionals, talent scouts and brands...

    GOEST RYDER

    GOEST RYDER Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Goest Ryder appeared in the hip hop scene in late 2013. His love for music started early on, while listening to his mother’s vinyl collection. Falling in love with hip hop in 1992 after hearing Dr. ...
  • XCEDERA TWINS

    XCEDERA TWINS The identical twin brothers and recording artists have been in the industry and have worked with many celebrities including: Missy Elliott, Sisqo, Nelly and others! The twins take pride in performing, and producing q...

    AirPlay Direct

    AirPlay Direct is a digital delivery system developed for artists, radio programmers & music industry professionals. Send secure broadcast-quality music & digital press kits to radio stations, boo...

    EMELYN

    Emelyn is an award winning Los Angeles based singer-songwriter who fuses pop, jazz and country music to create songs that truly capture the heart. She started playing piano, singing and composing as a little child growing up in Ukraine, where she had...

    Michael Allen

    Michael Allen’s release of his new hit singles “We Need Us” and “Cowgirl Touch” begins the first musical offerings of his country magnum opus “I’ll Miss Being Your Ten”, and displays his potential of being considered one of country mu...

    All Night Pressure

    All Night Pressure is the new voice in the So-Cal Roots Reggae scene with energetic live performances and conscious lyrics. The 6 piece band has influences spanning a wide horizon of genres from Reggae, Rock, Hip-Hop, Dub, Punk, and Ska. They’ve be...
  • Fused by Defiance

    Los Angeles native band (Fused By Defiance) formed in 2012 and signed to Wright Records/Sony Records in 2013, have created a unique sound combining roots ranging from Hip Hop, Metal, Funk, Reggae and Latin cultures. Fused By Defiance (FxD) composed o...

    HOWL AT THE MOON Hollywood

    We are Howl at the Moon, the World's Greatest Rock N' Roll Dueling Piano Bar. From Journey to LMFAO, you say it, we'll play it. Our entertainers use your requests to perform a high energy rock show all night. Take our party to the next level by enjoy...

    The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club

    We bring the funny! Come see me or any of the great comics who grace my club! ...

    LAEMMLE 7 NoHo Theatre

    PARKING: Structure is located at 11144 Weddington St. next to the Art Institute (PLEASE NOTE: THE LOT IS ALSO LABELED AS "5250 PARKING"). With a Laemmle validation, parking is $2.00 for three and a half hours and $1.25 every 15 minutes thereafter. ...

    KIZYM

    Imagine a website without any charge where it is possible to discover new songs, emerging artists, to share one’s preferences while supporting creation. Kizym offers to the artists the freedom to share their music by giving them the opportunity to...

    Electra Barakos

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    ...Not just a sound but musical poetry, this is Enter The Paradox. The band Enter The Paradox is a melting of styles and sounds forming a new and exciting experience that has been evolving since frontman Brian Bolen first started cutting tracks in Lo...

    Music Gateway

    Music Gateway provides an extremely simple yet deadly effective platform for our users to connect, work, collaborate and hire other users for their services. We create free work opportunities on a global scale. Whatever your role or level in the musi...

    Tia P

    Hailing from Inglewood, CA Tia P. is a driven, passionate and charismatic talented artist, producer, musician and songwriter whose lyrical prowess is unmatched. Influenced by the likes of Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams and Lauryn Hill, Tia...

    YIPIDA

    "Digital content meets network marketing." From Indie music and books to film Yipida is a new e-commerce platform for artists to not only sell their content but monetize their fan base through a referral programme. As an artist you are rewarded for a...

    Mixologist Mikk

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    Mike Campese

            Mike Campese is known as a guitar virtuoso, he is an all-around music performer, session artist competent in many musical styles, electric and acoustic. ...
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    Swirl was formed by guitarist Duane “DT” Jones in Washington State. The earliest version of the band scheduled a recording session in Southern California, but due to a scheduling conflict the original drummer was a last minute cancellation. One b...

    Erik DiNardo

    “The funk of Mraz, the energy of The Goo Goo Dolls, and the eloquence of Mayer” is what many describe as the music of Erik DiNardo. This Boston-born singer-songwriter prides himself on being unique…a...

    Katerpillar

    We're Katerpillar, and the rumors are true: We're the new sound of funk-break/groove-rock music. Our jams meld rock, hip-hop, funk, Latin-inspired percussion, rap... you name it, it's in there. Singer-song...

    The Sly Digs

    The Sly Digs have birthed a roguish fusion of music across a vast demographic landscape, without catering to the lowest common denominator. Based in Long Beach, CA, they have created their own genre, Sly Fi, by incredibly melding a...

    The Twitch

    The Twitch are a four piece rock band that hails from Vancouver, Canada. They are signed by the Australian record label, Blue Pie Records. The Twitch represents "Rock" in its truest sense and form. Their influences are a kaleidosco...

    The Chimpz

    The explosive music of THE CHIMPZ is a product of their every day struggles in the streets of LA. Crossing over from rock, hip hop, and heavy metal. With their new release of "Who Can I Trust" recorded and produced by Ryan Greene (...
  • Sean James

    Sean James is a multi-talented musician, producer and artist who began his musical career in 2010 with co-composer, musician and producer Kevan Arron. Together they developed U & A Products and are in the midst of creating this del...

    Band End Ship

    Founded in 2013 by Los Angeles based artists; Christopher J. Lee, Danny Johnson, and Stewart Forgey...

    Leah Ray Mendez

    The modern folk music of The Leah Ray Mendez Trio is both organic and earthy in its heart-centered and homegrown California sound. Their songs connect the romance of our inner spirit with imagery of natural landscapes in a poetic a...

    Cliff Beach

    Cliff was born into a family with strong musical roots and like most of the musicians that he idolized as a kid, he too grew up playing music in the church and sang regularly at home to entertain members of his family. Cliff descri...
  • B-WELL

    B-Well Bryan Bradwell, better known by the stage name “B-WELL”, is an entertainer, rapper, and songwriter. B-WELL is best known as a lyricist in the North Florida hip-hop rap scene and for being a very talented rapper wi...

    Privet Earth

    PRIVET EARTH! is your personal launch into the space of new sound. PRIVET EARTH!” is a unique rock project founded by Ivan Smirnov in Los Angeles in 2007. Currently, the band is one of the top rated...

    SNEW

    SNEW got it's start November 2005 in Hollywood, CA. For a definition of Snew's sound, how and why they do what they do, let it be said; bands like AC/DC, Motörhead, The Stooges, MC5, The Ramones, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin ...

    JGM

    JGM is Jeffrey George Moline, a vocalist and songwriter living in West Hollywood California. JGM is original music composed by Shant Ghahreman and Jeffrey George Moline. JGM is modern classics that are a brilliant amalgam of...

    FLOOD

    Previously signed to Interscope Records, FLOOD is back from a hiatus with a new re-vamped lineup. After a run of sucessful hometown (LA) shows, the band is now in the studio recording tracks for a forthcoming release. FLOODs debut ...

    MAJI ENTERTAINMENT

    Maji Company is a full service firm handling music production, studio production, film production, film financing, marketing, promotion and producers management, & artist recording. ...
  • ARTISTHEAD

    ARTISTHEAD MUSIC is an artist consultancy firm that implements the planning and administration of a complete line of related services and resources for the music business professional of all career levels. ARTISTHEAD™ was founded by career musician...

    Los Angeles Film School

    The Los Angeles Film School is a creative arts college that offers students an immersive experience, world class facilities and a supportive culture where seasoned instructors collaborate with talented, award-winning alumni to help students build pro...

    Angel City Brewery

    Angel City Brewery is excited to be part of the brewing renaissance of Downtown LA by bringing old-world, small-batch, craft brewing to the new world of the expanding Arts District. We are committed to the continued growth and revitalization of ou...

    Ivar Theater

    1605 Ivar Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028...

    Music Dish China

    MusicDish*China (http://china.musicdish.com) serves as a bridge between East & West, working with major acts from Taiwan (sa. Golden Melody Award winners Jolin Tsai, Mayday, Da Mouth) and China (Shanren) while developing Western acts for the Grea...

    iPay Mobile

    The i-PayMobile Interactive Sports & Entertainment Media Network turns any Entertainment Venue into a interactive shopping experience on "Mobile" device(s) Worldwide . Their patented location based technology allows Brands, artist and media produ...
  • ReverbNation

    ReverbNation provides over 2.97 million music industry professionals — artists, managers, labels, venues, festivals/events — with powerful, easy-to-use technology to promote and prosper online. Our wide array of distribution and promotional solut...

    Universal Bar & Grill

    4093 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91602...

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    CELEBRITY ACCESS We are thrilled to announce a great new partner CelebrityAccess. CelebrityAccess.com is a worldwide online database containing over 20,000 venue, profiles and contact information on musicians, comedians, lecturers...

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    Since earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and breaking into entertainment as an intern at Motown Records in the mid‐90’s, Jerrold Thompson has molded the careers of dozens of the music business’ most elite and talent...

    Ben Brannen

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    Founder MASTERSOURCE After playing in multiple bands with major deals & arena tours (including BON JOVI, KISS, VAN HALEN) MARC FERRARI formed MasterSource, which has become one of the most successful independent music publishing com...
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    Jeff Ponchick currently works with Fullscreen's top Edm and Hip-hop talent. YouTube channels include Porter Robinson, Strange Music / Tech N9ne, Mtv's Sway, & Majestic Casual. Prior to Fullscreen Jeff Ponchick is known for buildi...

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