Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Indie Entertainment Summit Announces The Best Band In The Land Comp, $100,000 Value Grand Prize

I E S : the INDIE ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT August 1-5 2012 in L.A., the music and entertainment conference and festival announces the BEST BAND IN THE LAND competition, with the Winner receiving a GRAND PRIZE Package worth $100,000. The 5 day event will focus on cutting edge knowledge, networking & performances in the areas of Music, Movies/TV, & Touring. Featuring over 80 in depth workshops and seminars led by top industry pros designed to help musical artists, bands, managers, producers, writers, DJs, video & film makers, & independent labels/entertainment companies progress their business and career opportunities in the worldwide entertainment and media industries. Included in the speakers are legendary artists, producers, managers and execs who have worked with the worlds biggest musical artists. As part of the IES Festival will be the BEST BAND IN THE LAND competition where IES judges will choose the promising band to receive a $100,000.00 Grand Prize Package, including a Worldwide Record Deal, marketing & promotion campaign, music videos, REVOLVER or AP Magazine spread, major press coverage, promo tour & much more! Attendees will include reps from INTERSCOPE, VICTORY, EPITAPH, CAPITOL, SONY, RCA, ACTIVATE, UNIVERSAL, WARNER, SUBURBAN NOIZE, EMI & many more! Each evening will spotlight concerts, performances, film premieres & showcases by attending talent and name performers in a variety of top venues from Hollywood to Universal Studios to the booming NoHo arts district in North Hollywood. The final day Sunday August 5 will be an innovative day at a prestigious location, for an event called DEAL LINK, where attendees will have a chance to introduce themselves & meet one-to one with industry decision makers, including investors, A&R execs, CEOs of entertainment companies that are normally extremely hard for new talent to reach and that can make a difference in ones career and opportunities. IES prides itself in the diversity and strong caliber of the speakers, as well as the high percentage of artists that are able to perform and as the IES tagline proclaims : Show The World What You Got!. 'After speaking at hundreds of major conferences', states IES Co-Executive Director Jay Warsinske, 'and being involved in over a 1000 events over my 39 years in the business (including GRAMMY events, NEW MUSIC SEMINAR, SXSW, ASCAP EXPO, CMJ & many more), we see what works & what doesnt & with IES we have assembled The Best of the Best and created the best possible conference & festival in the Entertainment Capital of the World!' Warsinske is considered one of the industrys top entertainment marketing exec and has been a part of launching legends such as U2, Metallica, AC/DC, Guns n Roses, Black Flag, REM, The Police, Van Halen, Ramones, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, 311, Motley Crue, KISS, The Clash & many more. 'There is no event nothing quite like this', states IES C0-Executive Director Cameron Penny, '& who doesnt want to learn cutting edge tips from the absolute best pros in every vital area of the business, & get to perform in front of media & industry in L.A.: the Entertainment Capitol of the World!' Penny is a veteran Radio & Music industry veteran, Radio personality & Record Label CEO. Artists have been confirmed from all regions of the U.S. & from over 20 countries around the World that will be performing at IES. For more info visit & or call 818-505-9537.

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