Launch Music Conference Announces 2017 Panelists

LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival will return to Lancaster from April 13-16, and is keeping with tradition by bringing in music industry executives to share their expertise with up-and-coming artists.

The conference and music festival, now in its ninth year, has announced its official panelist list for 2017. This year, LAUNCH will feature the knowledge of more than 30 industry professionals, including:

Eva Alexiou-Reo (Fata Booking)
Jen Appel (The Catalyst Publicity Group)
Curran Blevins (Fram Projects / AllNaturalAthlete)
Tim Borror (United Talent Agency)
Jonny Boucher (Hope for the Day)
Mike Carpenter (Adjust Creative)
Heather Griffith (Fearless Records)
Michael Kealey (Motor Scout Music)
Jen Kellogg (The Entertainment Institute)
Kyla Lombardo (KLL Marketing)
Kevin Lyman (4Fini Inc.)
Stephanie Maksimow (The Catalyst Publicity Group)
Finn Mckenty (CreativeLive)
Dave McWane (Big D and the Kids Table)
Mike Mowery (Outerloop Management)
Randy Nichols (Force Media Management)
Lou Plaia (ReverbNation)
Nikhil Potdar (Outerloop Management)
John Riccardi (Eventbrite)
Dan Rozenblum (Circle Talent Agency)
Carl Severson (Good Fight Entertainment LLC)
David Silbaugh (Summerfest)
Deborah Zuke Smith (zuketunes LLC)
Brian Storm (Rock Feed)
Eric Tobin (Hopeless Records)
Kate Truscott (4Fini Inc.)
Annie Weeks (Atlantic – Artist Promoter)
Jeremy Weiss (Launch Music Conference & Festival/The CI Companies)
Maria Gironas (Reybee PR)
Mark Schulz (The Recording Academy)
Jim Digby (Production Manager Linkin Park, Event Safety Alliance)
Larry Martin (Fake Life)
Kristen Schlosser (We Are Team Hans)
Darby Moeller (Sixthman)
Brian Rosenblatt (Bryce Downey & Lenkov, LLC)
Jeanne Hoffmann (Bryce Downey & Lenkov, LLC)
Christine Feola (Dark City Entertainment / House of Independents)

“LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival has grown into a known, highly anticipated conference and festival nationwide, and 2017 will not disappoint,” said Jeremy Weiss, Founder, LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival. “With The Entertainment Institute directing the educational and networking program, the Conference programming is current, relevant, and applicable. Through our carefully selected panelists and instructors, the acquired knowledge and networking opportunities are can’t-miss. The nighttime festival portion is a blast, chock full of non-stop performances by over 200 original artists, across all genres, over three nights. We can’t wait to unveil these programs in the coming months, and we can’t wait to see you at LAUNCH 2017!”

LAUNCH has staged more than 1,500 artists over the last eight years, with 200+ acts performing across 11 venues and 15 stages inside of Lancaster County Convention Center and surrounding venues. These have included major acts such as Panic! at the Disco, Atreyu, twenty one pilots, Meghan Trainor, Foxy Shazam, PnB Rock, Yazz the Greatest (B. Gray of TV’s “Empire”), and more.

The conference portion of LAUNCH covers topics such as artist management, publishing, festivals, touring, and more, giving artists and attendees a well-rounded look at today’s music industry. A full recap of the 2016 conference can be found here.

Those interested in attending LAUNCH as a registered guest can do so at three different levels: Weekend VIP ($65 now, $80 April 1st, $85 DOS); Weekend Standard ($45 now, $55 April 1st through conference); or a One-Day Badge ($30 now, $35 April 1st through conference). More information, including a performer submission form, can be found at

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