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Coastal Bend Music Industry Symposium 2023

Coastal Bend Music Industry Symposium

Join the first-ever Coastal Bend Music Industry Symposium on February 16, 2023 at the Bay Jewel and House of Rock and hear from the best in the Coastal Bend music industry. This symposium brings together local musicians, talent, producers and creatives in one space to share industry trends and information as we move the Corpus Christi music scene forward.


Attendees must check in at House of Rock to receive their official CBMIS lanyard.

11:45am – 12:30pm

Check in / Registration

Location: House of Rock

*first 50 people to arrive will receive a Sound Vibes goodie bag

12:45 – 1:15pm

Welcome and Open Comments

Location: House of Rock


1:25 – 2:25pm

Creating an Identity – Marketing #1 

Location: House of Rock

Branding your band and creating your identity. Learn more about marketing your music to your fans


Stephanie Brazeal- House of Rock (Moderator)
Abigail Bair - Concrete Street Amphitheater
Melody Martinez - Freddie Records
Brandon Platz - New Ends


Local Resources and Education 

Location: The Bay Jewel

Music Industry education and resources available to locals for all ages and industry hopefuls


Brittany Moutte Stephan - Leading Ladies of CC (Moderator)
Dr. Dan Sipes - TAMUCC
Dr. Paul Bissell - Del Mar
Jules Taylor - TAMUCC
Cecy Treviño - Chicas Rock


2:35 – 3:35pm

Getting the Gig - Marketing #2 

Location: House of Rock

Now that you have created your brand for your fans, what’s next—getting the gig! Learn what you need to market your band to promoters, agents and venues. 


David Martinez - Musician (Moderator)
Casey Lain - House of Rock
Ryan Butler - Brewster Street Icehouse, CSA, Rockits
Matt Peveto- Etix


Hang on to Your Dollars – Accounting 101

Location: The Bay Jewel

You’ve got the gig, what’s next—learning money management, write-off and tax tips to hang on to your dollars as an independent contractor


Abigail Bair - Concrete Street, Brewster Street, Rockits (Moderator)
Dusty Oliveira-  Musician, producer
John Henderson - Swank, Salch, Henderson PC
David Martinez - Musician
Jerry Colmenero - Production


3:45 – 4:45pm

Collecting Your Money – Performance Rights Organizations (PROs)

Location: House of Rock

Hear from PRO’s SESAC and BMI on what their organization does and how to collect royalties on your original music, as well as musicians share how they utilize the organization benefits


Jimmy Smithwick - Reely Rotnz (Moderator)
John Troup - SESAC
Mitch Ballard - BMI
David Martinez - Musician


Touring: Stories from the Road

Location: The Bay Jewel

Lessons learned and what seasoned musicians have experienced when taking the gig on the road


Tony Gomez - Killamora & Tony Gomez Show (Moderator)
Lynwood King - The Heroine
Brandon Platz - New Ends
Michael O'Connor -  Touring Musician


5:00 – 6:00pm

Music Friendly Community Workshop brought to you by the Texas Music Office 

Location: House of Rock

What does it mean to be a music friendly community?


Chip Adams - Texas Music Office
Brendon Anthony - Texas Music Office
Visit Corpus Christi



Location: The Bay Jewel

Learn more about publishing your original music on various platforms in the digital world


Jimmy Smithwick - Reely Rotnz (Moderator)
Lynnwood King - The Heroine
Jimmy Wilden


6:10 – 7:00pm

Closing Remarks

Location: The Bay Jewel


7:00 – 8:00pm

Music Industry Mixer

Location: House of Rock

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