Semi-Precious Weapons for After Grammy Jammy

The original New Music Seminar (NMS) and Raise Up Music announce the exclusive NMS "After Grammy Jammy" Opening Night Party at The Roxy in Los Angeles on Monday, February 1st, 2010. NYC based filthy glamour rockers Semi-Precious Weapons, described by Spin Magazine as "like the Sex Pistols if they had emerged from Warhol's downtown Factory scene," will be headlining the party on a night off from their special guest spot on the Monster Ball World Tour with Lady Gaga.

NMS' "After Grammy Jammy" will kick off the official NMS LA conference, set to take place first thing the following morning, Tuesday, February 2nd 2010 at The Henry Fonda Theater.

The evening's stellar line-up will also feature the harmonizing indie folk band, Family of the Year, one of Spin Magazines "25 Must-Hear Artists" from the 2009 CMJ Music Festival, and U-N-I, the indie Hip Hip kids voted "Best Break-Out LA Artist" by MTV and featured in URB Mag's "Next 1000" and Billboard's "Artists to Watch" among others. Chicago's DJ Dan Morell will keep the music flowing between sets with his signature spinning skills.

Only NMS delegates will be able to enter the VIP schmoozefest and party. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception where delegates can network and mingle between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. This will be followed by a private show attended exclusively by NMS delegates, the media and official NMS partners including: NARAS, LA Weekly, Music Connection, Billboard, Digital Music News, Yahoo Music, MySpace Music, Hypebot, Filter Magazine, OurStage, RevebNation, Mozes, A2IM Indie Label Members and a host of new technology companies. It will be a great opportunity to meet and connect with all the top media and players in the music industry.

The next day at the official NMS conference, leaders from across the front edges of music, technology and beyond will speak and share ideas during this one day music, networking and educational extravaganza. NMS is the must attend one day for the industry (artists, managers, labels, etc.) who are seeking to learn and understand how to help artists "rise above the noise floor" in a shifting musical landscape.

The recently announced NMS Keynote speaker is Spotify's CEO Daniel Ek. Featured players (aka panelists) include: über producer, Rodney Jerkins; Kevin Lyman, President/founder Warped Tour; Alexandra Patsavas of Chop Shop Music; Justin Tranter, lead singer of Semi Precious Weapons; Derek Sivers, Founder of CD Baby and Jason Bentley, Program Director of KCRW.

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