Sunset Sessions Panels (MEMBER PASSES)

Sunset Sessions and The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter Invite you to attend the daytime panels at this year's Sunset Sessions. A limited number of complimentary passes will be available to RA members for the daily panels at the conference. Sunset Sessions is celebrating 15 years of giving artists a True Chance to Be Heard. This year's event will take place at The Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, CA. Below is the list of scheduled panels per day.

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Thursday 2/16
3:00pm-4:15pm: "The Passion Panel" Mixer/roundtable discussion with radio programmers, music supervisors, record labels, managers & artists on how to work in sync, eradicate the silos & break more new music. Much like a fun speed dating so everyone can meet everyone at the kick off event! Moderated by Marianne Goode (Lifetime Networks & All Music Media Group) & Chris Mays (PD of KINK).

4:30pm-5:15pm: Radio Panel The 7 Things Radio Must do to remain the Most Relevant provider of New Music Moderated by Tom Davis (President of Davis Media, LLC & Station Owner of WTYD & WUIN)
Panelists include Beau Guinn (PD of WUIN) and Gary Chetkof (owner of WDST Radio Woodstock)

Friday 2/17
9:30am-11:00am: Keynote
Livia Tortella (co-president of Warner Brothers Records with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips
Moderated by Scott Booker - (Flaming Lips manager).
Keynote conversation: artist + label = modern day partnership. Tortella and Coyne explore the relationship between multi-media, visionary artist and music company partnership. How do innovation, creativity and partnership co-exist?
Location: San Bernardo Room
Arielle Verinis performance to open

1:00pm-2:45pm: Moguls of the New World Panel
Moderated by Danny Goldberg, Gold Village Entertainment
The dramatic changes in the record business in the last decade have given rise to a new group of influential leaders from the independent world whose approach the development of musical artists from a very different perspective and group of strategies than those of the "major" labels.
Gregg Latterman, Aware Records
Bill Armstrong, Side One Dummy
Kevin Lyman, Warped Tour
Alex Patsavas, Chop Shop
Grover, Collective Sounds
Gene Rumsey, Concord Records
Gregg Hammer, Redbull Records
Kevin Zinger, Suburban Noise Records
Michael Lippman / Lippman Entertainment5
Clark Graham performance to open

3:00pm-4:00pm: The Transformation Power of Music
Agape International's Michael Beckwith

Saturday 2/18

9:30am-11:00am: Music Meeting Panel
Moderated by Rita Houston (WFUV) and Allen Kepler (Broadcast Architeture)
Audience and panelists rate songs with dials, real time data displayed & discussed.
Panelists: Radio: Kristen Kurtis / KGSR, Reverend Keith Coes / WRLT, Brad Dolbeer / KINK, Carmel Holt/ WDST, Brandon Bell/ KMXB & Music Supervisors: Marisa Wasser, John Houlihan, Janine Kerr/ NBC, Bonnie Greenberg, Kasey Truman/ Chop Shop
Rose Cousins performance to open

11:00am-12:00pm: Keynote
Dennis Constantine (KFOG) interviewed by legendary journalist Ben-Fong Torres
Millow performance to open

2:30pm-3:45pm: Creating Change: Socially, Spiritually & Environmentally
Moderated by Chris Wrightsman
Panelists:Bob Stein, Organically Grown
Connor Gaffney, Cafe Gratitude / May I Be Frank
Doug Gibeaut, UPS
Stephen Powers, Agape International
Bushwalla, Artist
Kevin Lyman, Warped Tour
Jim Lindberg, Artist
Erica Krusen / Music Cares
Pre-panel performances by Shawn SWIM Pereira
and post panel performance by Scott Biram

If you would like to attend the full conference, badges are available with a 20% discount valide only for NEW registrations. To purchase a full conference badge you can do so at, and click register now, select the full event $550 registration. When you get to the portion that asks for a coupon enter RAFull – Full Registration will allow you to see performances with the rest of the Sunset Sessions Artists who include: Jason Mraz, Jimmy Cliff, Lucinda Williams, Eve 6, Everlast, Lukas Nelson, Arlan Feiles, Audra Mae, Birdy, Brandon & Leah, Brothers of Brazil, Bushwalla, Chamilions featuring Pras, Chris Shinn, Eric Hutchinson, Everest, Dawn Mitschele, Fun, Gary Clark Jr., Gayle Skidmore, James Morris, John Eddie, Kevin Martin, Laura Bell Bundy, Laura Warshauer, LP, Marc Scibilia, Marit Larsen, Moi, Moon Taxi, Oria Aspen, The Parlotones, Rebecca Pidgeon, Rose Cousins, Rumer, Sara Milonovich & Daisycutter, Sarah Packiam, SLATR, The Dirt Drifters, The Empty Pockets, The Makepeace Brothers, The Pierces, The Villains, Tyrone Wells, Vintage Trouble, Yuna and ZZ Ward

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