Memphis - GRAMMY futureNOW

  • Courtesy of Verve Records


Sep 27 2014 - 6:00pm CDT

The Memphis Chapter presents GRAMMY futureNOW on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Stax Academy in Memphis. Registration opens at 11 a.m.

The Memphis Chapter's day-long mini-conference, formerly known as GRAMMY GPS: A Road Map For Today’s Music Biz, is being rebranded as GRAMMY futureNOW and will provide educational/professional development information focused on utilizing new media tools to enhance fan engagement, developing new revenue streams and ways indie artists can improve their online presence, marketing and financial well-being.

GRAMMY futureNOW will host panel discussions on the following topics:

Keynote Interview: LEDISI - Twitter: @ledisi / Instagram: @ledisi​

  • Eight-time GRAMMY nominee Ledisi will share her insights on the importance of fan engagement and use of social media for fan engagement and building her fan base.

Turning Followers Into Fans: New Media Tools and Strategies for Fan Engagement​

  • Ashley Mixson - Girlilla Marketing (moderator) - Twitter: @teamgirlilla / @girlillaashley Instagram: @teamgirlilla​
  • Decota Letman - The Chamber Group - Twitter: @CHAMBERPRNY Instagram: @thechambergrouppr
  • Shannon Sanders - GRAMMY-winning artist & producer - Twitter: @_SHANNONSANDERS  Instagram: @SHANNONSANDERSMUSIC
  • Ken Shepherd - Shepherd Entertainment
  • Ari Surdoval - HereIt - Twitter: @hereitorg

Boost Your Earning Power: Developing Income Streams

  • Joe Conyers III - SongTrust/Downtown Music Publishing (moderator) - Twitter: @joeconyers Instagram: @joeconyers
  • Alex Holz - YouTube​
  • Liz Longley - Artist (top crowd funding artist) - Twitter: @lizlongley Instagram: @lizlongley
  • Gustavo Rodriquez - RocketHub - Twitter: @sandovar Instagram: @sandovar
  • Morgan Torp-Pedersen - StageIt - Twitter: @morganleetp Instagram: @morganleetp

Recording Metadata, Credits and Your Future

  • Maureen Droney - The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing (moderator) - Twitter: @maureendroney
  • ​Brad Blackwood - Euphonic Masters Twitter @euphonicmasters
  • Brandon Bush - Sugarland and Songs of the Architect - Twitter: @TheBrandonBush

Website Demolition Derby

  • David Dufresne - Bandzoogle (moderator) - Twitter: @DavidDufresne   @Bandzoogle Instagram: @bandzoogle 
  • Paul Chandler - Germantown Performing Arts Center - Twitter @chandler_pl
  • Cindy Cogbill - Levitt Shell
  • Bob Mehr - The Commercial Appeal - Twitter @BobMehr

​​We will featuring live showcases through out the day featuring:

  • Jessica Faith (GRAMMY Amplifier winner)
  • Marcella Simien
  • Mason Jar Fireflies

Closing reception for GRAMMY futureNOW attendees at Stax Museum.


Stax Academy
926 E McLemore Ave
Memphis  Tennessee  38106
United States

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