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This year IES ROCK HONORS honorees include DAVID BOWIE – with an AllStar LIVE Tribute,JEFFERSON AIRPLANE & STARSHIP – with a Tribute to their late great leader PAUL KANTNERTOM PETTY & The HEARTBREAKERSEAGLES – with a Special Tribute to the late great GLEN FREYBLONDIEALICE IN CHAINS & the L.A. Rock Scene of the 80’s! & iconic labels IRS (REM, GO-GO’s, OINGO BOINGO, FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS, ENGLISH BEAT, +more) & EPITAPH RECORDS (BAD RELIGION, OFFSPRING, PENNYWISE, NOFX-more!).


DEAL LINK connects IES attendees with industry decision makers for 1-on-1 meetings.  It is VITAL to present yourself & your business succinctly, in minimum time or words.  Learn how to make a great first impression.  Be focused. Summarize your pitch to attract the interest of busy industry professionals.  Often referred to as an ‘elevator pitch’, attendees get a couple of minutes to present themselves, break down selling points & create an impression on an industry pro.  Show them why they should check out your music, video, or project, and retain their interest for future communication, follow up meetings & potential business ventures between you.  DEAL LINK connections have already led to deals for IES attendees. These introductions can be valuable to the progress of your career!


IES puts the spotlight on movies, filmmakers, documentaries, music videos, trailers and everything independent in the visual arts world.  Featuring exclusive film premieres, special screenings, and film-maker commentaries after screenings. Special viewings of music videos, shorts & trailers, as chosen by IES management.  In conjunction with seminars, panels & workshops on acting & film-making, these events are all part of the incredible IES experience! The last IES featured a World Premiere movie, followed by an IES exclusive panel discussion with the Movie’s Director, Producers, cast & crew, held at the IES GEAR & TECH EXPO.
Popular IES series ‘CASE STUDY OF A SUCCESS STORY‘ sessions (that reunites key people from an iconic success to dissect the parts that lead to the astronomical success – & have featured such ‘SUCCESS STORIES’ as : GUNS ‘n ROSES: Appetite For Destruction, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS indie breakthrough ‘THE HEIST’, TECH N9NE & STRANGE MUSIC label) : 2015 features historical sessions on ‘N.W.A: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON’ album (on the eve of the major motion picture of the same name, based on the story of N.W.A, Dr.Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren & DJ Yella), & BON JOVI‘s 20 million seller ‘SLIPPERY WHEN WET’ with band member/writer RICHIE SAMBORA & mega-hit songwriter DESMOND CHILD, among other key players in this ground breaking album!
EASY TRAVEL & ACCOMODATIONS! Convenient location – near Burbank Airport (LAX 20 min away-with many shuttles available), Amtrak station 2 miles away, Greyhound Bus station on the block of location, across the street from the Subway & Metro local bus station. Easy parking & inexpensive motels nearby. No need for a car while here for travelers, all venues walking distance or on Subway route.

Special recognition to label HUSTLE GANG Music Group & their flagship artist/CEO Almighty Green! Thanks for being a part of IES 17! More knowledge, connections & inspirations to come!