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RSD COUCH CAMP 2020 PT.2

RSD Couch Camp PT.2

Couch Camp is Back for a Second Round – August 5-7!

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About this Event

Couch Camp Pt. 2 will build upon the most popular aspects of your first camp experience:

  • One-on-One Meetings
  • Best Practices from Today’s Hottest Social Platforms
  • "Suite Parties" and Product Presentations

And, we’ll expand the program with ALL NEW TOPICS, SPEAKERS AND COMPANIES:

  • Artist Keynote
  • Black-Owned Record Store Panel and Discussion
  • A Virtual Tradeshow
  • Roundtable Discussions on RSD Drops, Re-opening Procedures and Other Essential Store Topics
  • AND MORE …




    

Event Agenda

Please note: Schedule is preliminary and subject to change

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5

2:00 PM EDT  KEYNOTE PANEL: BLACK LIVES IN INDIE RETAIL In an effort to amplify Black voices and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement we present an in-depth panel discussion with Black individuals in the indie record store community.

Historian Eddie Gilreath, Former Label Executive with Warner Bros. Records and Motown Records

Moderator Kendra Swinton, Label Services Specialist, WMG
Panelists
Tobago Benito, Owner, DBS Sounds, Atlanta GA
Brittany Benton, Owner Brittany’s Record Shop, Cleveland OH
Sharod Bines, Owner, RetroFit Records, Tallahassee FL
Saeed Crumpler, Urban Music Buyer, Rasputin Music; Black Music Coordinator Dept of Record Stores

3:30 PM EDT PANEL DISCUSSION: TAKING ON TIK TOK AND TWITCH What you need to know that your future customers already do

 


THURSDAY AUGUST 6

2:00 PM EDT ARTIST KEYNOTE PANEL (TBA!!!!)

3:00 PM EDT PANEL DISCUSSION: YOU DOWN WITH PPP? All about that loan, from the front and the back. Is there $$$ still available? Best practices for making sure your existing loan is forgiven, and more with a CPA who is doing the research.

4:00 PM EDT PANEL DISCUSSION: RE-OPENING IN A WHOLE NEW WORLD What should you do, what can you do, what can't you ask, what could happen? Looking at the questions surrounding being open to the public from a legal, medical and HR perspective. 

 


FRIDAY AUGUST 7

10:00 -- Noon EDT SPEED DATING SESSION #1 One-on-One meetings--Think of it like speed-dating: a brief introduction between record stores and labels, distribution, and other service providers. Long enough to put faces, names and contact information together so a beautiful working relationship can get started.  (NOTE: these are intended to be very quick and brief. Feel free to schedule follow up calls for more in-depth conversations!)

2:00 PM EDT RSD DROPS BRAINSTORMING SESSION Record Store Day Drops dates will not look like regular Record Store Day-- for a number of reasons. For the past few weeks, record stores have been holding zoom calls to talk about their plans, questions, thoughts and ideas for store procedures on those days, and this week we welcome every Couch Camper --record store or not-- to join in to hear about what the stores are deciding and dealing with. Everyone should be aware of what it looks like in a store as they get ready for RSD Drops dates.

3:00 -- 5:00 PM EDT SPEED DATING SESSION #2 One-on-One meetings--Think of it like speed-dating: a brief introduction between record stores and labels, distribution, and other service providers. Long enough to put faces, names and contact information together so a beautiful working relationship can get started.  (NOTE: these are intended to be very quick and brief. Feel free to schedule follow up calls for more in-depth conversations!)

6:00 PM EDT CAMP COCKTAIL CLOSING PARTY With prizes, new friends, old friends and maybe even a very special performance!