Adam Lambert is again going where few artists have gone before. He has been chosen to sit on a panel of industry experts discussing how social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.) is making its mark on the music industry. Here’s another peacock feather in his crown of confirmations from the industry that Adam Lambert matters and is here to stay.
I’ve been lucky enough to get a ticket for this event, and will fill you in on everything. This summit will take place Friday, February 11, 2011 at LA LIVE and will be televised live via YouTube. Read ahead for the details.
I feel Adam has been selected for this honor because of his forward thinking and knowledge about the issue, considering he’s smack in the middle of it. Of course his superior conversational ability is always a plus!
From Renee Snyder of LA Examiner.com, “With almost 855,000 twitter followers, Adam Lambert’s influence on social media has been news for quite a while. Recently, Adam’s huge twitter influence was even pointed out in a study by Northwestern University which showed that at the time of the Haiti earthquake, Adam had more twitter influence than even news organizations.”
Don’t forget to watch Adam on The Talk on CBS on Wednesday, February 9th. Lila and I will be there with a great group of our friends, many who we’ve met from this site!
~ Carol ~
Here is the event description:
In advance of the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, The Recording Academy will once again recognize the Rock Stars of Social Media by bringing them together for a summit to discuss relevant issues. This year, we will gather and present an in-depth discussion on how mobile is changing the music industry.
SOCIAL MEDIA ROCK STAR PANELISTS INCLUDE:
Current GRAMMY nominee Adam Lambert (Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Whataya Want From Me”); GRAMMY winner Chamillionaire (RIAA-certified as the biggest selling ringtone by a solo artist); Facebook Director of Platform Product Marketing Ethan Beard, Foursquare Co-Founder Naveen Selvadurai, and Pandora Founder & Chief Strategy Officer Tim Westergren. The panel will be moderated by legendary broadcast music journalist John Norris.
This forward-thinking panel will feature the world’s most elite group of social and new media trailblazers. This session will go beyond the ringtone and the digital download to cover the explosive growth of mobile devices. The growth of mp3 players, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices have altered the way consumers interact with music. Additionally, how the industry engages fans/consumers to share new music and content has had a defined impact on the business. The panelists will tackle these issues and related topics of discussion during the 90-minute event before the live audience and online interactive community.
The Social Media Rock Stars Summit will be streamed LIVE on both www.Grammy.com and www.YouTube.com beginning at 2:00 pm PST Sharp.
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