“New Trends In Management”

    • May 21, 2024
    1024 536 The California Copyright Conference

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    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


    “New Trends In Management”



    Diane Snyder-Ramirez | Music Royalty Accounting, Administration & Software Expert, Vistex



    R. Wayne Martin | Founder, mthree / martin music management

    Steve Nice | Owner, Nice Management & Consulting

    Todd Singerman | CEO, Singerman Entertainment


    Tuesday, May 21, 2024

    2:30pm – 4:00pm PDT | Zoom Webinar Broadcast


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    Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 1:30pm PDT


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    Diane Snyder-Ramirez | Music Royalty Accounting, Administration & Software Expert, Vistex

    Diane Snyder-Ramirez has over 25 years of experience with copyright administration and royalties. She is currently a Senior Application Consultant at Vistex where she assists music and entertainment royalty software users. Prior to Vistex, she was Vice President, Royalty Accounting and Administration for Royalty Review Council, an independent music royalty administration organization. Diane was responsible for managing a number of boutique and large independent record label accounts handling many different types of royalty accounting including record/artist royalties, mechanicals, profit split accounting and had pioneered the processing of a variety of newer income streams.

    Prior to her current position, Diane was a music consultant as well as an advocate for digital music rights issues. She was a key team member in the development of a rights administration and royalty system for one of the largest online US music service providers. Additionally, Diane worked closely with her clientele to prepare for Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings on digital rights presenting extensive research and documentation. Previously, Diane was Director of Member Relations for ASCAP (NY), and played a role in furthering several of the department’s outreach programs, increased membership and handling high-profile clientele. She began her music career at CMJ and was responsible for the launch of CMJ Canada, the first weekly college radio trade publication in the Canadian market.

    A graduate of California State University, Long Beach, Diane holds a BA in radio, television and film. She is currently a board advisor and past president of the California Copyright Conference and speaks at industry events and universities.

    R. Wayne Martin | Founder, mthree / martin music management

    Many music industry executives migrate to Nashville, Tennessee to start their careers, but Wayne Martin, a veteran of the American music industry, launched his music career in Nashville as a local. Since that time, Martin as been awarded multiple gold and platinum awards as a key player inside the development of iconic careers, working with some of the biggest names in music and entertainment throughout North America and western Europe.

    While still an undergraduate in the Music Business program at Nashville’s Belmont University and after a stint at Warner Bros on Nashville’s Music Row, Martin was recruited by the monolithic CBS Records as a burgeoning marketing representative for their roster of artists at Columbia Records, Epic Records, and nearly a dozen other corporate partners and imprints. He developed an eight year relationship with other executives and recording artists at the label where, rather than climb the corporate ladder, he consistently and unconventionally left one area of discipline to move laterally in order learn another. In a similar fashion, he segued from one genre to another, working with the biggest names in pop, rock, country, jazz and more as CBS Records became what is now known as Sony BMG.

    Martin spent the next decade in the executive management of smaller, independent record companies such as the world music and jazz label Shanachie Entertainment and the avant garde Knitting Factory family of labels. Shanachie, in particular, saw tremendous growth during his tenure, and for the first time in its twenty-year history, began to win new industry awards and achieve unprecedented music trade magazine chart numbers, including the labels first number one airplay record.

    Following nearly twenty years of successful label operations under his belt during what most refer to as the “golden age” of the music industry, Martin was recruited by The Harry Fox Agency where he, for the first time, was hands-on inside the worlds of music licensing and music publishing. Years inside Fox during a challenging time of restructuring and transition proved to be especially rich with insight into the new music business models that the industry knows so well today.

    Following Harry Fox, Martin was working independently as a consultant for artists, their representatives, and music industry start-ups when he first shared his idea of moving into artist management with close friends and colleagues. His boutique management firm, Martin Artist Management, began to first take shape in 2013, but officially launched in the Fall of 2014 with his first two artist signings.

    After establishing his artist management business, Martin was also asked to consult labels, publishers, artists whom he had not signed, and yes, he was recruited to provide development strategies for other artist managers. This diverse and substantial addition of corporate clients became the conduit for Martin Artist Management to transform into mthree: martin music management, a music industry service company launched in January 2019 that not only advances his roster of signed recording artists and music producers, but produces the five-star rated Small Plates podcast for an audience of aspiring musicians worldwide.

    Steve Nice | Owner, Nice Management & Consulting

    Nice Management and Consulting, founded by Steve Nice, is a full service management and consulting company specializing in composer, music supervisor and artist management, synch licensing, and radio promotion consulting.

    Steve began his career in 1996 at Capitol Records rising to Sr. Director, Alternative/AAA Promotion. Over the course of 8 years he worked with bands such as Coldplay, Radiohead, Beastie Boys and Foo Fighters. In the summer of 2004 he joined New West Records, where he spearheaded AAA and Alternative promotion campaigns for Ben Lee, The Drive-By Truckers, and John Hiatt.  In 2005, he joined indie label Dangerbird Records as a consultant overseeing all Radio Promotion and Synch Licensing, including the Silversun Pickups single, “Panic Switch” which topped the Billboard Alternative Radio Chart, a first in 11 years for an independent artist. By 2009, Steve began primarily focusing on growing Nice Management and Consulting.

    Nice Management manages film and television composers, music supervisors, artists and songwriters, Siddhartha Khosla (Six time Emmy Nominated for NBC’s “This Is Us”, Hulu’s “Only Murders In The Building”), Amanda Jones (Emmy Winner for Apple TV+ “Home”, HBO Max’s “Somebody, Somewhere”), Jeff Garber (Netflix’s “Virgin River”, “Full Swing”), KOVAS (Netflix’s “On My Block”, Disney + “The Crossover”), Shirley Song and Jina Hyojin An (Netflix’s “XO, Kitty”, Apple TV+ “Bearbrick”), Jeff Danna (HBO Max’s “Julia”), Sean Segal (Amazon’s “My Spy: Eternal City”), James McAlister (Searchlight Pictures “Theater Camp”) Mike Fiore (Netflix’s “The Life We Lead”), Nikhil Seetharam (Netflix’s “Geek Girl”) and Cameron Moody (History Channel’s “Kennedy”) to name a few.

    Additionally, Steve manages UK artist Scars on 45, Philly indie artist LOUD HOUND, Music Supervisor’s Derryck “Big Tank” Thornton (“The Chi”, “BMF”), Amine Ramer (“Five Nights At Freddy’s”, “Crip Camp”) Gary Calamar (“Three Body Problem”, “Six Feet Under”), Qiana Conley (“Flatbush Misdemeanors”, “Hair Tales”), Janine Scalise (“Twisted Metal”, “The L Word: Generation Q, Season 2 & 3”), Ben Hochstein (“On My Block”) and Greg Danylyshyn (“Telemarketers” “Burden”).

    Over the span of his 28 year career in the music industry, Steve continues to represent artists through his synch licensing division. He has placed music in several films, including the second installment in the hit “Twilight” saga, “New Moon”, and television shows such as ABC’s hit drama, “Grey’s Anatomy”, Netflix’s “The Lincoln Lawyer” and “Atypical”, HBO’s “Insecure”, Showtime’s “Shameless”, the CW’s “Riverdale” and “Nancy Drew” and CBS’ “So Help Me Todd” and “NCIS LA” to name a few. He has also placed music in commercials for several major brands such as Google, Apple, Nike and Chevy- as well as in video games such as Guitar Hero, EA Sports’ Madden, Tony Hawk and Rock Band.

    Todd Singerman | CEO, Singerman Entertainment

    Todd Singerman’s early beginnings in the world of politics gave him a thorough understanding of marketing and how to reach a targeted demographic. This skillset provided him with a leg up as he entered the entertainment and artist management business. Over his 35 years in the business he has managed bands spanning a variety of genres including Motörhead, Anthrax, Sepultura, Coal Chamber, The Misfits, UFO, Ratt, Zebrahead and continues to this day developing up and coming artists Shepherds Reign and AfroDiziac. In addition to his extensive work in the music industry Todd has also; managed Marlon Brando, served as a producer on the documentaries “Lemmy” (2010), “The Life, Blood and Rhythm of Randy Castillo” (2014) and “The Rainbow” (2019), and has served on the Advisory Board of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission and the Los Angeles Film Commission. He still continues to manage the Motörhead brand, one of, if not the, most successful musical brands that does not include a touring act.

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