This weekend will be NARM’s (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) annual convention in Chicago. Why should you care? Well, for the first time, they’re having a “Metal Meet-up” on Sunday, May 16. This will be an interesting roundtable discussion, moderated by Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel, about the past, present and future of metal. Another reason you should be excited is that Metal Insider is giving away a pass to the convention!
One lucky winner will win a “Metal Breakout Package” pass, valued at $99. The package will include not just admission to the “Metal Meet-up” on the 16th, but also the “Music Business Crash Course,” two days of panels leading up to the Meet-up. You’ll also get into a cocktail party after the meetup. For a little more info on what to expect, check out our Q&A with NARM’s Bill Wilson.
If you’re in the Chicago region, or will be this weekend, and are interested about the business side of the music industry, you can enter to win by simply leaving a comment in the comments section below stating why you want to attend the Meet-Up. We’ll choose a winner early Thursday. Description and panelists after the jump.
New this year, the exclusive METAL MEET-UP with a featured discussion on The Current State Of The Metal Marketplace. Insiders from the label, promotions and commerce areas come together to discuss where Metal is and where it’s going in the new music economy.
- Pat Egan, Relapse Records
- Vaughn Lewis, Manager Killswitch Engage
- Brian Slagel, Metal Blade
- Austin Stephens, Roadrunner Records
- Bram Teitelman, Metal Insider / The Syndicate
- Sarah Wefald, EMI/Caroline Distribution