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The CALIFORNIA MUSIC INDUSTRY SUMMIT Announces Opening Keynote Speaker Fred Bronson and More!

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Youth HIP HOP BATTLE Announced for June 15th!

THREE Days of Artists Showcases — June 13-15, 2013
TWO Days of Music Business/ Educational Panels & Workshops — June 14-15, 2013

Located at Laney College in Oakland, CA

The 4th annual CALIFORNIA MUSIC INDUSTRY SUMMIT is an intensive 3-day artist showcase and 2-day music business convention with panels, workshops, and exhibits. “The Ultimate Platform for all Genres of Music”, will take place this year from Thu. Jun 13th through Sat. Jun 15th at Laney College, located at 900 Fallon Street in Oakland, CA. The summit is sponsored by Music Connection, Comcast, SESAC, SonicBids, Reverb Nation, and Vivid Concepts, as well as new sponsors Bart, AC Transit, City of Oakland, and Quiznos!

Just in we now have new single day, or all-event pass options for the conference. See http://www.showclix.com/event/cmis2013 for all pricing options. To learn more about what registered attendees receive, including hotel discounts, promotional goodies and more, visit http://tramaientertainment.com/Registration.



This year’s opening keynote speaker will be journalist, author and writer Fred Bronson! Many people know Fred Bronson from his work with Dick Clark and his appearances on American Idol. But what people may not know is that Fred Bronson is perhaps singularly more significant than both of those entities combined, and his contribution and work – by way of his Billboard books – far more invaluable.


Also, new speakers are still being added to the CMIS! Jamie Purpora, President of TuneCore Publishing will be speaking on a panel (The Royalty Compensation War) with James Leach from SESAC. Head to www.tramaientertainment.com for more details.


Singer, songwriter, producer, vocal coach and artist developer Robert “RAab” Stevenson, who is known as the vocal coach to stars like Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland and more, will be teaching a Vocal Workshop at CMIS 2013! To learn more about Robert “RAab” Stevenson, visit http://www.kimadproductions.com/bio.html.  You can also visitwww.tramaientertainment.com for more details on this Vocal Workshop.

Other speakers include Nate “N8Beats” Rimmel, Music Producer (Lil Wayne, Too $hort, Tech N9ne, etc.) http://www.linkedin.com/in/n8beats, Emily White, Co-Founder of Whitesmith Entertainment http://whitesmithentertainment.com/, George C. Fraser of Fraser Net Inc., Mike Varney of Magna Carta Records and more. Learn more about the SPEAKERS at this link.



CMIS is proud to announce their first ever Youth Hip-Hop Battle! The battle will take place on June 15th from 11am-12pm at Laney College. To be considered, you must submit to the battle by Monday, June 3rd at 5pm. There is a $25 submission fee. The rules state that the battle is for youth ages 14-17 that are enrolled in high school. 10 individuals will be chosen to battle. Each battle will be one song for one minute and 30 seconds (1:30).


The 1st place winner will get sponsored by Golden State Management an all paid recording, mixing and mastering of one song at The Mint Studio owned by Multi-Grammy winning producer Bobby Ozuna.


*All youth that submit are automatically registered for free all access badges to attend the music conference on Saturday, June 15th ONLY.

Sign up here:



As mentioned above, CMIS features artist performance showcases. This year’s performers include CantoAcoustic MindsKonflict, G2Tom Richardson, YoshikoKwanza JonesMr. P ChillTrapdoor Social, and more. These showcases produce an electrifying and important platform for artists / bands. Performing at the CMIS annual conference and networking with other music groups, music industry professionals and music admirers in this unique conference setting can be essential to careers. Most of the showcases are open to the public. Showcases are usually 30 – 40 minute sets of original music. Registration to perform in a showcase is now closed. To learn more about artist showcases and the confirmed performances, visit the ARTIST SHOWCASE page at this link.

***Artist performance showcases will take place at Laney College during the summit on June 14th and 15th, but there are different artist showcases happening at other events/venues surrounding CMIS. See below for a list of events taking place at surrounding events/venues.

List of CMIS Events:

·         June 13th, 2013 6pm-2am @ The Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Ave  Oakland, CA 94612



  • June 14, 2013 7pm-1:30am @ The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612



  • June 15th,  2013 7pm-2am @ Somar Bar, 1727 Telegraph Ave  Oakland, CA 95612

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