Monday, May 12, 2014

MusicBiz At Sea Focus Session Announced

ZenBiz Travel and Organic Soul Marketing
New York City—Nassau, Bahamas
October 26 through November 2, 2014

Music Marketing, PR and Digital Design Pros Sail Away on
Norwegian Breakaway for Music Seminars at Sea

(New York, NY—May 12, 2014) – ZenBiz Travel and Organic Soul Marketing are putting the spotlight on music with Focus Sessions: MusicBiz at Sea. The first in a series of entertainment industry enrichment seminars, MusicBiz at Sea is designed to combine first-class world travel with career development. The professional enrichment sessions—held at all-inclusive travel destinations and aboard luxurious cruise ships—feature focused seminars, designed to help entrepreneurs and independent musicians in all musical genres to navigate the business and new technology of music entertainment, while affording them the opportunity to network with the industry’s best and brightest. 

Departing from New York City on the Norwegian Cruise Line’s new megaship, “Breakaway,” cabins start at $776 per person.  The conference registration is $250, which includes unlimited access to the Professional Enrichment Sessions (panels), Welcome Reception, Screenings, Special Events, and Unlimited Networking. Seminar topics include: Music Publishing, Digital Marketing, Distribution, Survival as a Working Musician, Mobile/Web Graphic Design, Publicity/Media Relations/Artist Development.  All seminars are helmed by industry experts.
Confirmed panelists include: Katrina Simpson, (A modern UI/UX Art Director/Designer for JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft, UPS, Facebook); Anthony Brown (Integrated Digital Marketing Consultant for VIBE, Coors Light, McDonalds); Blossette Kitson (International Music Publishing Guru, former Label A&R Executive—Whitney Houston, Bob Marley, Chaka Khan, Tracey Chapman, Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas); Kathy Sledge (Recording and Touring Artist); Jacqueline Rhinehart (Author, Marketing Consultant, former Music Executive—Whitney Houston, Nelly, Rakim, Notorious B.I.G., Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige); Laurence Pinckney (Zenbiz Travel & Events), and Kevin Fleming (Owner/Publisher/ Editor, The Urban, with more session speakers to be announced throughout 2014.

In addition to the professional enrichment seminars, guests can take advantage of all the activities and entertainment offered aboard the Breakaway, while enjoying beautiful accommodations, gourmet dining and exotic ports of call. Music industry veteran, Jacqueline Rhinehart, likens the cruise to those once done by music label Arista Records. “This cruise is reminiscent of the annual business cruises hosted by legendary Arista President, Clive Davis,” notes Rhinehart. “Similarly, the Focus Sessions: MusicBiz at Sea will cover Music Technology, Publicity, Promotion, Marketing, Distribution and Publishing. And, like the Arista cruises, the sessions will be held at various sites on the ship and on the beach. This cruise provides the time to connect, to develop and exchange ideas, and to benefit from the brilliance of a multi-talented group of music professionals with interest and experiences spanning every genre of music, from gospel to hip-hop. This is the environment to talk shop non-stop, if you like—to glean constructive advice or insight, plus, it all takes place while enjoying a Caribbean cruise.”

“It all plays a part in your success,” says ZenBiz Travel owner Laurence Pinckney. “I've seen too many aspiring independent artists and managers not have access to quality information. This is a great way to combine their passion and pursuit of professional growth with the enriching experience of travel. This is valuable networking of the highest order.”

The Focus Sessions: MusicBiz at Sea is open to independent musicians, managers, video/content creators, independent music labels, and others seeking to acquire a professional edge in the music industry. Registration for the Focus Sessions: MusicBiz at Sea is available. Act now while cabins are available. Reserve your midship cabin through Zenbiz Travel with a deposit of $250 per person for an Interior, Ocean View or Balcony, and $300 per person for a suite. Other cabin categories and specials are also available.

For more information please visit  or ZenBiz Travel - 800-381-1580. Join us on Social Media - (musicbizatsea) on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Jacqueline Rhinehart is the founder and President of Organic Soul Marketing, a Consultancy that integrates entertainment concepts into creative marketing and multi-platform branding opportunities.  She is an omni-media strategist, creating, developing, and implementing memorable campaigns for the music, entertainment, and lifestyle industries.

Zenbiz Travel, LLC is a unique Travel Company, managing not only travel arrangements for groups and individuals, but also providing media, event management and promotion services. Company’s Principal, Laurence Pinckney, has held various positions in the music industry, working with some of the world's biggest entertainers. “Balance Life with Leisure” is the company’s motto.

Travel Contact:
Laurence Pinckney
Tele: 800-381-1580

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