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Published: 8/17/2010

New Music Seminar Announces New Partnership with BigChampagne Media Measurement

Providing the most accurate evaluation and identification of new American music talent

August 16th, New York, NY - New Music Seminar announces a new partnership with BigChampagne and their Ultimate Chart technology in support of New Music Seminar’s Artist on the Verge Project (AOV Project) to help identify the top artists on the verge of breaking. The NMS Artist on the Verge Project occurs twice at year during New Music Seminar NYC in July and New Music Seminar LA in February
The NMS and BigChampagne partnership will provide the most accurate evaluation and identification of new American music talent ever achieved.
BigChampagne Ultimate Chart technology will help NMS quantify the online awareness, exposure and general buzz of the top 500 acts nominated by selected music associations, technologies, tastemakers as well as other talent contests. NMS Director/Producer Dave Lory and Co-founder Tom Silverman will work with additional technologies and companies to further refine the results and, along with BigChampagne, the NMS Music Committee will make a final evaluation of the artists most likely to break.
The three finalists chosen by the NMS Music Committee are then invited to perform at NMS. The winner will be selected at each New Music Seminar by live audience voting and will win over $50,000 in promotional opportunities, goods and services. Selected artists cannot be signed to a major or major independent label or have yet shown significant sales success.
“We are excited to announce this relationship with BigChampagne and see them as the new standard-bearers in artist measurement and metrics for the new music business” says Tom Silverman, NMS co-founder. “Big Champagne’s Ultimate Chart supports the mission of the New Music Seminar and the AOV Project in identifying deserving artists and helping them break through the glut of releases to success.”
Eric Garland says, “In the data and analysis that go into the Ultimate Chart, we see so many real achievements by standout artists who have not been recognized in the past.  We’re honored to support the New Music Seminar in bringing attention to and making investments in the future of the business.”
The first two winners of The Artist on the Verge Project were “Loomis and the Lust” in Los Angeles (February 2010) and “Hotspur” in New York (July 2010).  The next winner will be announced at the New Music Seminar in Los Angeles, February 14 – 16, 2011, one day after the Grammys. 
For more information on NMS and BigChampagne’s Ultimate Chart go toww.NewMusicSeminar.com">www.NewMusicSeminar.com andww.bigchampagne.com">www.bigchampagne.com

About New Music Seminar
From the co-founder and director of the original legendary New Music Seminar comes a conference for the Next Music Business.  Artists have never had so much power to control their own careers and build their success. This affordable, future of music conference provides artists and their representatives the knowledge, tools and connections to step into the tomorrow’s music business today. Delegates get an intense program including keynote, five Movements, NMS 18 Minute Intensives and mentoring sessions with an incisive curriculum redefining the music business from the artists’ perspective. Delegates all receive the New Music Business Guidebook filled with important dos and don’ts by the experts, tips, information, forms and essential websites and blogs.  The NMS exhibit area will provide additional resources for those in attendance, in addition to the ongoing networking opportunities. For more information go toww.NewMusicSeminar.com">www.NewMusicSeminar.com.

About Big Champagne
BigChampagne Media Measurement (http://www.bigchampagne.com) is a leading provider of information about media consumption and analytic tools for measuring the impact of marketing impressions online and off.  Since the company’s launch in 2000, BigChampagne has become a nexus for intelligence about media consumption. The company aggregates and analyzes information about media of all types, in partnership with a wide variety of third parties that include retailers and distributors, online and traditional broadcasters (radio and television), major content companies, subscription services, social networks, and mobile providers. 

In short, the company collects information about how and where people enjoy popular music, movies and other media, and then analyzes the information to tell customers what titles are most popular, who is interested, and why.

BigChampagne’s customers and subscribers include Viacom/MTV, Premiere Radio Networks (a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications), major brands and their agencies, Wall Street analysts, major recorded music companies, music publishers, commercial radio stations, artists, managers and other music industry professionals. BigChampagne has offices in Beverly Hills, CA and Atlanta, GA.