Wednesday, September 25 • 9:00am - 9:50am
The Empty Merch Table Conundrum

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Vinyl?  Hats? T-Shirts? Download cards? Thumb drives?  Merch sales can often make or break an artist's bottom line on tour. With CD sales in decline, this panel will investigate what artists are doing to diversify their merchandise sales. Hear panelists discuss unique ideas, challenges and perspectives on the future of music merchandising. 

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Joe Newberry

Showcase Artist, Compton & Newberry
Joe Newberry is an IBMA Award-winning songwriter and musician.  A frequent guest on A Prairie Home Companion, he was a featured singer on the 2016 Transatlantic Sessions, and at the Transatlantic Session's debut at Merlefest in 2017. The Gibson Brothers’ version of his song “Singing... Read More →
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Dustin Boyd

214 Productions
A graduate of MTSU’s Music Business program, Dustin Boyd has spent his entire professional career working in and around the music industry. As a long time staff member for Planet Bluegrass, he oversees merchandise for the company’s three major festivals (Telluride Bluegrass, RockyGrass... Read More →
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Michelle Conceison

Market Monkeys
Michelle Conceison runs management and marketing company Market Monkeys, manages GRAMMY nominated and IBMA winning band Della Mae, English songwriter John Smith, and IBMA-nominated songwriter-artist Sarah Siskind (Song of the Year for Molly Tuttle's "Take The Journey"). Conceison... Read More →

Wednesday September 25, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306 C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601