A New Kind of Music Conference!

  • Discover your next steps in building a sustainable career in music
  • Learn to get it all done WITHOUT the overwhelm & burnout
  • Gain support & community with other like-minded musicians & industry experts


#1: Stream it live from a private FB Group -OR-

#2 Show up in person -OR-

#3 Show up in person + get LIFETIME access to recordings of all panels + workshops!

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Host | What We'll Cover | Speakers | Schedule | Location | Hotel | F.A.Q.

The Music-Preneur Mindset

“I am tired of feeling like I'm the only one stuck figuring out where to go next in my career.”

I hear this ALL the time as a mindset coach for music professionals. It takes a LOT of work to build a career in music but it DOESN'T need to feel impossible!

Learning to think like an entrepreneur will allow you to manage the business of your music, create sustainable streams of income, and reach the fans who WANT to engage with you WITHOUT suffering from all the overwhelm & burnout!

Your Host

Suz | The Rock/Star Advocate

Hey there! I'm Suz, a mindset coach for music professionals, helping them identify and reach their goals by creating customized time management strategies and tools to keep them working smarter, not harder. 

As the author of The Rock/Star Life Planner & host of The Music-Preneur Mindset Podcast, the goal of everything I do is to descrease overwhelm and increase a healthy work-life balance. Welcome to a new kind of music conference!

So excited to officially kick things off Friday, 9/28 @ 11am, with 2 industry leaders who truly understand the importance of this mission - helping independent musicians see themselves as successful business owners. They have created an incredible movement through their organization World Artists United & recently brought the house down at Harvard University with the Music Entrepreneur Conference this past April. Read more about their mission and work here.  

What We'll Cover


  • Get It Together! Understanding How to Compile Your Bio, EPK, Pitch, & Overall Online Brand
  • Managers, Labels, & Agents - Now What? Knowing What to Do Next With a Team
  • Hobby to Lifestyle: What You Need to Quit Your Day Job & Do Music Full Time
  • Shut the Fraud Up! Understanding How to Mentally Handle the Journey
  • Technically Engaged: Building a Following w/ Apps & Online Platforms
  • Sponsors, Brand Parters & Other Sources of Funding


  • Ariel Hyatt: Your Marketing Roadmap
  • Mark Freiser & Wallace Collins, Esq: How to PROPERLY License Your Music
  • Cheryl B. Engelhardt: Building an Email List that Makes Money 
  • Wendy Parr: The Artist's Circle*

*= In-person ONLY

Mindset Classes: 

  • Lauren Kelly Benson: Yoga
  • Corina Corina: Journaling & Meditation

PLUS DIGITAL BONUS CONTENT: How to Manage Your Time • Best Practices for Crowdfunding • Living Your Best & Balanced Life • AND MORE!


Stream it live from wherever you live: $27.00

Show up in person + network with industry experts: $47.00

Show up in person + get LIFETIME access to recordings of ALL panels & workshops!: $67.00

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Featured Speakers

Benji K. Rodgers

Cheryl B. Engelhardt

Ariel Hyatt

Lou Plaia

  • Co-Founder of ReverbNation
  • Adjunct Professor at Five Towns College

Wallace Collins III, Esq.

  • Film, TV, Music licensing & litigation attorney
  • Won the largest monetary judgement ever awarded for a single use sample
  • Contributor to Billboard, Entertainment Law & Finance, and The NY Law Journal

Mark Frieser

Vanessa Ferrer

Wendy Parr

Willie Green

Corina Corina

  • Singer-Songwriter, new single, BAR$, out now
  • Freelance writer, including Elephant Journal 
  • 1/2 of blues duo Max Caddy

Wade Sutton

Lauren Kelly Benson

Tasha Digital

Randy Nichols

  • President, Force Media Management
  • Tech Advisor for atVenu & Bandsintown
  • Managed artists w/ a combined sales of 5M+ records and $20M+

Amy Pugh 

  • Founder of Talisman Strategies
  • Branding & digital marketing {YouTube & other digital launch campaigns}
  • Formally of UMG, EMI, and Sony ATV/Music Publishing

Stephanie Carlin

Lesley Barth

  • Singer-songwriter, Green Hearts out now 
  • Newly full-time music-preneur
  • Freelance videographer


  • Billboard-charting Dance artist
  • Founder of beauty line Sariah Queen
  • New release, Fire, is out now

Tamara Bubble 

Jeremy Weiss

  • Artist Manager, Concert & Festival Promoter 
  • Owner of CI Records {The CI Companies}
  • Director & Founder of Launch Music Conference

Lorenzo Cardona

  • Mixing engineer, Zoe Sounds, LLC
  • House Engineer @ Quad Recording Studios
  • Clients have included Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj

Candace Fox 

  • Manager, TV Distribution @ ASCAP
  • Formerly of SoundExchange {digital royalties}

Jalen James Acosta

Rachel Karry

Roxie Digital

Barry Heyman, Esq.

  • Adjunct Professor at Five Towns College, Business Division
  • Founder of Heyman Law
  • Entertainment lawyer w/ a focus in Licensing, Intellectual Property, & New Media



3:00pm - 5:30pm  

Check-In & Welcome Bag Pick-Up

6:00pm - 9:00pm  

Welcome Mixer & Networking

FRIDAY, 9/28

11am: KEYNOTE w/ Jalen & Rachel: Becoming a Music-Preneur

12pm: PANEL: Building a Following w/ Tech

1pm: PANEL: Sponsors, Brand Partnerships & Other Funding

2pm: WORKSHOP w/ Cheryl: Rock Your Email List

3pm: PANEL: Managers, Labels & Agents - What Happens Next?

4pm: WORKSHOP w/ Wendy: The Artist’s Circle

5:30pm: YOGA class w/ Lauren Kelly Benson 

8:30pm - 12:30am: Live Music


11am: WORKSHOP w/ Ariel: Your Marketing Roadmap 

12pm: PANEL: Getting Your Materials Together

1pm: WORKSHOP w/ Mark & Wallace: Learn to License Like a Bo$$

2pm: PANEL: Hobby to Lifestyle: How to Quit Your Day Job

3pm: PANEL: Shut the Fraud Up! Learning How to Manage the Negaive Talk

4pm: KEYNOTE w/ Roxie Digital & Special Guests

5:30pm: JOURNALING workshop w/ Corina Corina

8:30pm - 12:30am: Live Music


The 2018 Music-Preneur Mindset Summit will be held in beautiful Long Beach, NY @ Junction Live Music Sports Grill. 

Conveniently located across the street from the LIRR {35 mins from Penn Station} & minutes from JFK Airport!

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Turn your side passion into a career

Make connections that matter

Reach your goals without overwhelm & burnout

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A block of rooms at The Long Beach Hotel has been FILLED, but you can still call and book a room at their normal rate. Simply call the number below to reserve your room. Double and single beds available, but rooms are limited so book now!

Only a few blocks from The Junction & the LIRR and across the street from the boardwalk!

  • Call: (516) 544-4444


#1. How do I get there? 

>> If you're coming in from out of state you'll want to fly into JFK Airport and then you can easily take a quick cab ride to the hotel {or wherever you'll be staying} OR you can take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station and then hop on the Long Beach line towards Long Beach and it's about a 25-minute ride from there! AirTrain is $5 & Long Beach LIRR train schedules & fares can be found here.

>> If you're coming from Penn Station or Atlantic Terminal, simply get on a Long Beach train and you'll be there in no time! LIRR schedules & fares can be found here.

>> If you're driving, click the address in this section & it will give you directions!

#2. How much does it cost?

>> You have 3 different options for purchasing a ticket. If you can't make it in person, $27 is all you need to stream all the panels + workshops live in a private FB Group. You'll then have 7 days from the end of the Summit to watch all of recordings before you lose access. If you purchase the $47 ticket you can join us in person AND you'll also have 7 days from the end of the Summit to watch all of recordings before you lose access. With the $67 ticket you can join us in person AND receive lifetime access to all of the recordings. If you can't make it in person but want lifetime access you will need to purchase the $67 ticket.

>> When you arrive in person there may be opportunities to purchase merch from bands performing, books and products from the speakers, etc. Also consider food, drinks, and transportation within your budget. The venues and accommodations are all within walking distance from one another and Junction is directly across the street from the LIRR, however you may want to Uber/Lyft at times if you plan to explore all of Long Beach :D  

#3. Where can I stay?

>> We have a block of rooms available at a discount but you MUST book by the end of August! Click here for more details. For hotels, your options are The Long Beach Hotel and Allegria. Keep in mind Sept 27-29 is still considered in-season for Long Beach.

>> Air B&B is not licensed in Long Beach, however a number of attendees live in the area and may have a spot for you to crash. Be sure to coordinate inside the private FB Group once you've purchased your ticket and we will make sure you find shelter!

#4. What can I expect to learn?

>> We are BIG on providing a digestible education, so no overwhelm here! There's never more than 1 panel or workshop going on at a time and we will be providing helpful workbooks/worksheets to help you retain what's being taught. 

>> If you want to learn how to quit your day job to do music full-time, learn how to better manage your full-time music gig, or learn more effective ways to make money/energize your fanbase/build your team THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!

#5. How can I get a ride or find a place to stay?

>> Once you purchase your ticket you'll gain access to a private FB Group where you can coordinate rides and find people offering up rooms. You can also book a room at The Long Beach Hotel using our group discount. Simply call them and tell them you're with the Rockstar block to get the discounted rate. See more information here

#6. Why are there 3 different types of tickets & which one do I buy?

>> To make this Summit as accessible as possible, we're offering a $27 ticket for those who'd like to stream the panels + workshops from home. We also offer 2 different tiers of in-person tickets. See #2 in F.A.Q. for more details. If you still have questions, please email admin@therockstaradvocate.com at any time.

#7. What do I need to bring with me?

>> If you're joining us in person, you may want to consider packing: Business Cards • ID • Phone {+ Charger!} • Notebook/Journal/Laptop {+ Charger!} • Pens/Pencils • Wallet • Comfortabe Clothes {yoga pants for morning classes} • Sun Screen/Bathing Suits {it can still be pretty warm at the beach}

>> Please do not bring flyers/stickers/etc. to paper the venue with. Come ready to connect and build relationships. They go a lot further and cost nothing :) 

#7. What if I can't stay for/virtually tune into the whole Summit?  

>> That's ok! All sessions will be recorded and you'll have 1 week from the end of the Summit to watch the recordings OR purchase the $67 ticket option and have access to all recordings for a lifetime!