The Business of Music: How Can ‘Free’ Work for Me?

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The Business of Music: How Can ‘Free’ Work for Me?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall

55 West 13th Street

Room I202

New York, NY 10011

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How did U2 make money from giving away an album? How could a band, string quartet, or small orchestra use a similar approach? What is the role of social media in launching musicians today? Can a musician make money using Vine? Can a performer make money by giving away recorded music? What are the copyright and other legal issues? This panel of musicians and industry professionals will address these issues and much more.

Michael Whalen, New York-based two-time Emmy award winning composer & music supervisor, a Grammy nominated producer, recording artist and award winning commercial sound designer.
Barry Heyman, an entertainment lawyer with more than 20 years of industry experience.
Bill Stafford, Co-Founder, Missing Link Music, an independent music publisher.

Gregory Briggler, musician and polymath who manages people and things at the Performing Arts Library at The New School.


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