‘Crowdfunding – A Dirty Word?’ at Monthly Nashville Music Industry Luncheon

Nashville Music Industry copyThe Nashville Music Industry Luncheon is an opportunity for people from all corners of the music industry to network, master-mind and be educated by industry leaders. The event is held the last Thursday of every month from 11:30 –  1:00 PM.

‘Crowdfunding – A Dirty Word?’ with Mike Fabio

This talk will encompass the triumphs and pitfalls of crowdfunding and direct-to-fan models, as well as showcasing a variety of basic techniques and best practices to use during your campaigns. We’ll discuss the differences between various platforms, the dangers of using the word ‘crowdfunding’, and why you can learn a whole lot from how those outside the music business are raising capital.

About Mike Fabio:

Mike is Metallica and Napster all rolled into one. After he got tired of building music-playing robots at M.I.T., he moved to LA and spent a few years teaching The Brothers Warner how YouTube works. Mike can tell you what software to use, what music to listen to and how to fix your Mars rover. He’s grown weary of saying “someone should fix that…” and has decided he’s going to have to fix it himself. Bring him anything, and he’ll break it, rethink it and fix it to make it better. For him, success is all about the fans – and he’s got the data to prove it.

  • Founder of Tiny Jetpack, a boutique social media marketing firm focused on fan relationships and the music business (Clients: PledgeMusic, Artist Growth, Lyric Financial, Anderson East, Nettwerk Music Group, Maker Studios)
  • Co-manager of independent artist Anderson East
  • Community Director at Warner Bros. Records overseeing online activity for every WBR artist, including social properties, websites, and more. (Artists: Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Eric Clapton, Avenged Sevenfold, Iron & Wine, The Black Keys, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jason Derulo, Disturbed, Gary Clark Jr., The Flaming Lips, Green Day, many more)

Event Sponsor

Mike’s crowdfunding experience includes a significant amount of time consulting directly for PledgeMusic; two successful music campaigns for the artist Anderson East (who he co-manages); and a successful movie project on Kickstarter called Farah Goes Bang

All attendees will be entered into a drawing for 5 custome t-shirts from Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More!


Event Sponsor

Cost: $20 if paid by Monday, May 26.

$25 if paid May 27 or later.

Online registration is now closed. There are still seats available. Please bring cash or credit/debit card to sign in at the door. No checks.

Date(s) - Thursday, May 29, 2014
11:30 AM CDT - 1:30 PM CDT

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About The Author

Vinny Ribas

Vinny Ribas is the founder and CEO of Indie Connect, an artist management, consulting and training company. The company also hosts networking and educational events and has published an app that connects people to the Nashville Music Industry. During his 40+ year career, Vinny has been a full time musician, artist manager, booking agent, songwriter, studio owner, producer and the Entertainment Director for the NV State Fair. He has also coached over 1000 artists and songwriters. He is a sought after speaker and has authored over 400 music industry articles. Vinny is also the CEO of Top 4M Entertainment, an independent film and television production company.