MusicDish e-Journal - July 21, 2018
MusicDish Advertising Network
» HOME » INSIDER SCOOP » CAREER TIPS » MUSIC SPOTLIGHT » MUSICDISH*CHINA
» INDUSTRY INTERVIEWS » NEWS BEAT » DIGITAL SKOOL » OPEN REVIEW » MUSICDISH EDELWEISS
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

Interview With David Hooper of Kathode Ray Music
The Upcoming Nashville New Music Conference (2NMC)
By Doak Turner
(more articles from this author)
2003-09-09
Comment | Email | Print | RSS

David Hooper is the president of Kathode Ray Music in Nashville and promotions director for 2NMC, a great event happening in Nashville September 10th - 14th.

[Doak Turner] How did the 2NMC Music Conference get started a couple years ago?

David Hooper I attended a "conference" almost five years ago that was here in town called "Indie Music Week." It was a complete joke and people were paying something like $350 to play a 20 minute set at Douglas Corner. I was at the showcase and talking to the bands. Most were really pissed off. And I was pissed because I want Nashville to have a good reputation in the music industry. That's when I first starting thinking about doing something. The time wasn't right though because there was already another big conference here and another one being planned. Those events went under, so I knew it was my time to make a move. Brought it up to a couple of friends which hanging out eating pizza and that was the start of 2NMC.

MusicDish Network Advertisement
[Doak Turner] Doak - Why should someone attend the 2NMC event and who should attend it? Is it mostly for artist, or would songwriters also benifit from attending your event?

David Hooper While I work in the music business, I am a really a marketing guy. My job is to sell CDs, get people to shows, etc. 2NMC is designed after that. If you want to make money in music, we're going to show you how to do it. We also have a lot of "major label" types...and publishing companies. If you want to get with that aspect of the business, we have it at 2NMC as well. 2NMC presents the real music business, from do-it-yourself to major label, and let's our attendees make the decision on it. The networking opportunities are incredible and you'll walk away with the information you need to make more money than you ever thought possible doing what you love.

[Doak Turner] What are the goals of 2NMC.

David Hooper We want to empower musicians and artists.

[Doak Turner] What kind of success have you seen happen for those who attended you previous events?

David Hooper There have been countless deals made with help from 2NMC. Everything from bookings, to record deals, to publishing contracts... I never take credit and say things like "2NMC got this band signed" though because I'm not going to insult people's intelligence like that or take credit for the work of SEVERAL people... and we all know that is what it takes to make something happen in music.

The real success, regardless of how it happens, is that we teach bands a step-by-step process for making more money in music and making their music business dreams a reality.

[Doak Turner] If I am not showcasing, why should I come to 2NMC?

David Hooper Education and networking are the two main reasons I'd come. There are plenty of opportunities during the event to get your music heard though. We have live performance reviews, demo listening/critiques, mentor sessions, and more.

[Doak Turner] Anything else you would like to tell the readers regarding 2NMC?

David Hooper 2NMC has a moneyback guarantee. If people don't feel the event is worth it, they'll get their money back.

Note from Doak - I attended 2NMC as a songwriter in 2001, and found it very beneficial for networking and learning about the music industry. Go to www.2nmc.com for details on the 2NMC conference.


Home » Industry Interviews » Interview With David Hooper of Kathode Ray Music
Permalink:http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=8646
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top


MusicDish Advertising Network

Industry Interviews

» 'AIMP Nashville Pubcast' In-Depth Publisher Interview Series

» IZotope Masters Q&A Series, Part 3

» Why Singapore Stock Broker-Turned-Entrepreneur Is Bullish On Asian Pop

» Interview With Finland-based Guitarist Pauli Saksa

» New MBA in the Music Industry Promises to Meet Music Industry Challenges in the 21st Century

Industry Interviews Directory



» [2018-06-23] The 2018 MIDEM Silk Road International Music Alliance Signing; International Music Industries Signing Of A Mutual Resource Sharing Agreement With Shanghai Conservatory Of Music & The China Records Group

» [2018-06-06] Screen Music Connect To Explore The Music Of Film, Television And Interactive Media; Created By James Hannigan, Award-winning Composer And Game Music Connect Co-founder, Screen Music Connect Builds On The Success Of The Sold-out Game Music Conferences

» [2018-06-05] Fred Casimir To Develop BMG's Global Recordings Business; As Well As Building BMG's European Infrastructure, Casimir Was Instrumental In Developing BMG's Recordings Business

» [2018-06-03] 13 Music Label Sold To MTN; DSN Music Spins Off Record Label To Albuquerque Music Entrepreneur's New Group

» [2018-06-02] CISAC 2018 Annual Report; A Comprehensive Overview Of The Confederation's Work To Serve 4 Million Creators And 239 Authors Societies Across The World

» [2018-06-02] MusicDish Announces A Love Electric 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Crisscross Through China With 12 Shows In 8 Cities, Including Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Kunming, Jiaxin, Wuhan And Beijing

» [2018-06-02] Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records; Renowned U.K. Music Executive To Join Universal Music Group's U.S. Label Leadership

» [2018-05-17] Avant-Garde Label Maybe Noise Launches In Beijing; The Official Launch Will Be On May 26 At Magnet Theater With A Performance Supporting Its First Vinyl Release: Png Z

» [2018-05-04] Award-Winning Lithuanian Rock Band Colours Of Bubbles "She Is The Darkness" 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Kickoff In Shanghai Where The Band Will Represent Lithuania During The Country's Signing To The Silk Road Music Alliance

» [2018-05-01] Hollywood Heavyweights Launch New Christian Music Label; Their Debut Release, Firma Collective - Songs For Every Soul, Was Produced By Mgrdichian And Mixed By The Legendary Brian Reeves

» [2018-04-30] Pop Artist Ava King Releases New Single; Paris-born Ava King Decided To Move To Beijing Where She Wrote For One Of The Biggest Chinese Movie Production Companies, HuaYi Brothers

» [2018-04-27] NetEase Cloud Music Sign Distribution Partnership With B2 Music; Chinese Music Streaming Service To Release Billboard "Best Of Asia" Album Series
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

SUITEHOP Partners W/ Venues For Direct-to-Consumer VIP Experiences In Secure Marketplace

Gulf Coast Group Johnny John & The Schemin' Dreamers Release Debut Powerhouse AOR EP

BWH Music Group Releases Hottest Album Of The Summer

Cinq Music Appoints Marcus Spence SVP Of A&R

Hybrid Studios Hosts Student Field Trip Day

Australian DJ Duo NERVO Enter Sports Arena With Unique Volleyball Partnership

2018 Summer Additions Come To Hybrid Studios



Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2018 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships