I E S – INDIE ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT ANNOUNCES MAJOR NEW EDITION OF THE ACCLAIMED AUGUST CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL IN NoHo
Acclaimed Indie Focused Event Announces Major New Seminars, Showcase Concerts, Speakers, Honorees & Chance To Win Slot on WARPED TOUR 15 In the Most Comprehensive Agenda & Total Independent Event Ever
I E S 14 – the next level of the acclaimed INDIE ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT is set for August 6-9, 2014 in N.Hollywood California. With over 80 major seminars led by over 100 top Industry heavyweights, legends inducted in the IES HONOR events, major Industry Showcases at SoCal venues, acclaimed DEAL LINK series of 1-on-1 meetings with industry decision makers, major networking events & much more, I E S 14 is shaping up to be a must attend event for artists, producers, managers, indie labels, production companies, video / film makers & creative people looking to grow their career opportunities. Click here to see a list of the seminars and lineup.
In its third straight successful edition, IES has established itself as a vital global conference that many top industry pros have declared it more important on many levels for the independent entertainment community than SXSW, Sundance, & Midem, and that industry leading L2P ‘Live 2 Play’ Network says “IES is the greatest event in the World for indie artists, labels & the whole creative community!” Voluminous testimonials can be found on the site, www.IESfest.com. With such a comprehensive platform from creative to business, from social media to touring, from Film/TV placements to doing international business, many attendees exclaim “it’s like getting a degree in 4 days in high level entertainment business!”
Industry CEOs and heavyweights from top labels and distributors, like Strange Music, Fearless, RBC, Ingrooves Fontana, ADA, Funk Volume, Caroline, Rostrum, RED, Beggars Group, TDE, and more are expected. Top CEOs from leading tech companies, major marketing and social media gurus, will join leading innovators in the music/film/TV/video space to create an amazing array of visionaries all sharing their success techniques and proven theories on how they succeeded in such a competitive and changing environment. Valuable cutting edge knowledge and the attendees’ ability to meet and introduce themselves, potentially sparking a business relationship are cornerstones of IES. Also the ability for all IES attending artists to perform and showcase, without the ‘politics’ and ‘gatekeepers’ of other conferences, makes IES especially artist friendly and a great opportunity for artists to perform at a major global conference. The hub of IES is in the booming NoHo Arts District (home of the Television Academy/Emmys, the Federal, Art Institute, El Portal Theatre, Amp Studios, Laemmle Theatre and countless world class studios, film/TV companies, top national dance studios, clubs and company HQ’s).
In addition to all the Seminars, Workshops, Showcases, 1-on-1 industry meetings and special networking events, the IES HONORS area special event throughout IES, where ‘trailblazers’ are inducted. Past inductees have included Guns ‘n Roses, Tech N9ne, Pink Floyd, N.W.A, Jimi Hendrix, Megadeth, Nate Dogg, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Eazy-E, Ozzy and Randy Rhoads, and other legendary artists, groups, and trailblazing execs and producers. Last year the most successful songwriter of all time (over 300 Billboard chart hits) and owner of the biggest female owned entertainment company in the industry, Diane Warren was inducted, who grew up just a few miles from IES. This year IES HONORS will induct Nirvana, Foo Fighters, RUN-DMC, Metallica, E-40, Janes Addiction, Earth Wind and Fire, Def Jam Records 30th Anniversary Tribute, System Of A Down, Black Eyed Peas, Too Short, Green Day, Warren G, Quiet Riot, special Ruthless & Priority Records inductions. A Special Tribute to 2PAC will bring out the late great icon’s manager, mentor, family, best friends, producers, bandmates & people from across his storied life. A Special induction of Ruthless Records & Priority Records will bring together the Co-Founders of 2 of the greatest indie labels in history, introducing the world to N.W.A, Ice Cube, Jay-Z, Above The Law, JJ Fad, Will I Am, The D.O.C., Master P, Mack 10 & many more – members of most of those acts will join close associates, producers, influential DJs, & execs that were part of their legendary runs. A Special Induction of Rick Rubin, will bring out heartfelt congratulatory messages from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, Slayer, System Of A Down, among others paying tribute to the legendary producer & musical force. IES HONORS is growing each edition and include some of the most iconic & legendary ‘trailblazers’ in history. This years’ IES SONGWRITER HONORS go to legendary writer/producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men, Michael Jackson, Usher, Mariah Carey, New Edition, George Michael, TLC, Earth Wind & Fire, many more).
IES judges will select one IES BREAKOUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR that will win a IES MEGA PACKAGE, worth $100,000.00 in Gear & Services to help grow success opportunities! Plus one IES Artist will win a Slot on the next WARPED TOUR, the super popular & longest running tour in America! Thanks to IES Supporter & Speaker Kevin Lyman. IES will have a Special Honor to induct Kevin & WARPED on this their 20th Anniversary. The ‘IES CASE STUDY OF A SUCCESS STORY’ will study & dissect the meteoric indie success of TECH N9NE & STRANGE MUSIC, with top execs breaking down their success techniques & special IES HONOR to CEO Travis O’Guinn.
On Sunday August 10 as part of the Grand Finale of IES 15 the first ‘IES presents GEAR & TECH EXPO’ will be an all day event, free to the public & the entire creative community. Held in the IES zone of the NoHo Arts District at AMP STUDIOS, the GEAR & TECH EXPO will feature booths, stands & private suites of gear manufacturers, instrument companies, app makers, tech companies and an array of free workshops for musicians, artists, producers, labels, video makers and creative people.
IES Founder/CEO and 40+ year industry veteran Jay Warsinske states “IES has created the greatest opportunity in the industry today for attendees to plug into the true cutting edge of the industry, learn from the leaders, make amazing connections, be inspired by legendary trailblazers, and show the world what you got – all for a fraction of the price of other conferences, get more, pay less and explode your career with knowledge and connects galore!”