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RSD COUCH CAMP 2020 PT. 1

An online educational conference for the music indie retail community and its partners!

As part of their efforts to bring educational content to the industry at large as it practices social distancing, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Record Store Day today announce that they will co-host the Couch Camp virtual educational conference via Zoom!


Sponsored by:

    

Taking the place of the cancelled in-person RSD Summer Camp 2020 event, Couch Camp will offer a mix of webinar presentations, roundtable discussions, and one-on-one speed dating intros, all culminating in a cocktail party on June 5. Retail store attendees can expect presentations from Patreon, eBay, Instagram, Facebook, Shopify, Broadtime and more, as well as roundtable discussions on subjects including social media best practices, leadership in the time of COVID-19 and beyond, and financial planning.

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Event Agenda

Please note: Schedule is preliminary and subject to change

TUESDAY 6/2

3 – 4:15 PM 
GENERAL SESSION 1

     3 – 3:05 PM
     SPONSOR REMARKS FROM INGRAM MUSIC

 

     3:05 – 3:35 PM
     KEEP YOUR SOCIAL DISTANCE WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
     Learn how to engage and build community, as well as generate revenue with Instagram and Facebook! 

     Presenter:
     Perry Bashkoff, Instagram

 

     3:35 – 4:15 PM
     IS PATREON A PATH FOR YOU?
     Tiers of customer support that can just keep growing.

     Presenters:
     Carla Borsoi, Marketing and Customer Experience, humm Former Head of Marketing, Patreon

     Margaret Storms, Record Archive

4:20 – 5 PM
ROUNDTABLES

     1) STEPPING INTO THE NEW NORMAL: STORE RE-OPENING EXPERIENCES
     A conversation about what stores have experienced and how stores are planning for “the new normal.”

     Leader: Carrie Colliton, Record Store Day/Dept. Of Record Stores

 

     2) MOVING FORWARD: THE HUMANS WHO ARE YOUR RESOURCES
     A conversation with Human Resources professionals about staff experiences and situations now and in the future.

     Leaders: Mikal Celentano, EnterGain; James Celentano, EnterGain

 

     3) FINANCIAL WELLNESS IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
     In this presentation, we’ll take a look at five important aspects of finances in light of COVID-19 — Savings, Debt, Protecting, Investing & Retiring. And, we’ll discuss where the Family First Act and CARES Act fit in.

     Leader: Shawn Kilmurry, Fortis Lux Financial

5:05 – 6 PM
1-On-1 SESSIONS
Presented by AtoZ Media Bespoke CD, DVD & Vinyl Manufacturing
Pre-signup required

 


WEDNESDAY 6/3

3 – 3:55 PM 
GENERAL SESSION 2 — OUT IN THE MARKETPLACE
Best Practices and Making Your Way Through Discogs and eBay

     3 – 3:05 PM
     SPONSOR REMARKS BY DEER PARK DISTRIBUTORS

 

     3:05 – 3:30 PM
     eBay

     Presenter:
     Chelsea Walsh, eBay

 

     3:30 – 3:55 PM
     Discogs

     Presenters:
     Christopher Masagatani, Discogs
     Louis Rooney, Discogs
     Jeffrey Smith, Discogs

4 – 4:50  PM
ROUNDTABLES

     1) Facebook and Instagram Q&A
     A more in-depth conversation about the ways to have constant conversation with your customers.

     Leaders: Perry Bashkoff, Instagram

 

     2) MOVING FORWARD: THE HUMANS WHO ARE YOUR RESOURCES
     A conversation with Human Resources professionals about staff experiences and situations now and in the future.

     Leaders:
     Mikal Celentano, EnterGain
     James Celentano, EnterGain

 

     3) Patreon
     A more in-depth conversation about this special VIP solution for you and your customers.

     Leaders:
     Carla Borsoi, Marketing and Customer Experience, humm; Former Head of Marketing, Patreon
     Margaret Storms, Record Archive

5 – 6 PM
1-On-1 SESSIONS
Pre-signup required

 


THURSDAY 6/4

3 – 3:50 PM
GENERAL SESSION 3 — TAKING YOUR STORE ONLINE
What to know, what to look for, what to offer in your “new” location, without sacrificing your strong physical brick-and-mortar store. 


Presenters:
Jon Berger, Broadtime
Brock Shillington, Shopify
Lindsey Charlet, HUB Helping Hands
Jason McKee, Accessibility Shield 

4 – 4:50  PM
ROUNDTABLES

     1) STEPPING INTO THE NEW NORMAL: STORE RE-OPENING EXPERIENCES
     A conversation about what stores have experienced and how stores are planning for “the new normal.”

     Leader: Carrie Colliton, Record Store Day/Dept Of Record Stores

 

     2) eBay
     A more in-depth conversation about this marketplace option for your store.

     Leader:
     Chelsea Walsh, eBay

 

     3) Discogs
     A more in-depth conversation about this marketplace option for your store.

     Leaders:
     Christopher Masagatani, Discogs
     Louis Rooney, Discogs
     Jeffrey Smith, Discogs

 

5 – 6 PM
1-On-1 SESSIONS
Pre-signup required

 


FRIDAY 6/5

3 PM 
RECORDINGS OF PREVIOUS GENERAL SESSIONS LAUNCHED

 

3 – 3:50 PM
ROUNDTABLES

     1) Broadtime
     A more in-depth conversation on the function and features of this online option for your store.

     Leader:
     Jon Berger, Broadtime

 

     2) IS YOUR ONLINE WEBSITE ACCESSIBLE?
     A discussion about what having an ADA-compliant website means and why it’s important.

     Leader:
     Jason McKee, Accessibility Shield

 

     3) Shopify
     A more in-depth conversation on the function and features of this online option for your store.

     Leader:
     Brock Shillington, Shopify

 

4 – 4:50 PM
1-On-1 SESSIONS
Pre-signup required

 

5 – 6 PM 
COCKTAIL HOUR
The Zoom version! We can’t actually clink glasses, but we can get together to raise a toast to each other and the future. And, maybe even have some surprise party crashers!