Launch Music Conference & Festival Rescheduled for July 23rd – July 26th, 2020 in Lancaster, PA

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The 12th annual LAUNCH Music Conference has been rescheduled for July 23-July 26 due to the recent global pandemic.

Statement from LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival organizers:

These new dates are both in an abundance of caution, and with an abundance of hope 🙂

This is a crazy time we are all living through. Uncertainty seems to be at the center of our lives. We are proceeding with this timeframe, with a true spirit of positivity, and in the sincerest hope that life will be liveable the way we had all come to know and love, by July.

Because no one really knows where we will be, with respect to gatherings, over the next couple months, we are concurrently organizing a virtual version of LAUNCH 2020.

Should we find that 3+ months from now, we’re still not quite out of the woods, LAUNCH will be fully prepared to stage the entire event; daytime live panels and Q&A, mentoring, and nighttime festival performance schedule, in real time, on the web.

We will broadcast the virtual version either way!If you have made hotel arrangements through http://www.launchmusicconference.com/where-to-stay , your reservation is good for the new dates.

In the event that the in-person rendition of the event is canceled, attendees will be fully refunded on lodging, of course. People can continue to make your lodging arrangements through www.launchmusicconference.com/where-to-stay.

LAUNCH Founder & Director, Jeremy Weiss, states:

“What we are facing…we will adapt to. We will not lose contact with each other, or commitment to our craft. One way or another (or both!), we will come together July 23rd-26th, 2020. We will forge new relationships, and reinforce current ones. We will tweak older ideas, and introduce new best practices. We will think, and grow; bond, and not break.

LAUNCH is a community, and our mission will continue!”+++++Now entering its TWELFTH year, LAUNCH Music Conference has redefined what a start-up music conference could be, bringing together musicians, music industry professionals and music lovers from all over the world to downtown Lancaster, PA, for a weekend of instruction, networking, and entertainment. Showcasing artists ranging from Grammy-nominees to high school upstarts, from regional touring acts to major label veterans.

LAUNCH has attracted a wide swath of respected, relevant industry experts who speak on panels, mentor musicians and attend conferences, from label reps to booking agents to managers, instrument sponsors, publicists, and manufacturers– In short: every type of contact a working artist needs in order to function in the current music business landscape.

The mission of LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival is to serve aspiring musicians and industry professionals from across the country & around the world, employing the expertise of an array of elite industry professionals, while maintaining unparalleled low pricing for all attendees, even FREE attendance for those who submitted for performance consideration.

Each year LAUNCH Music Conference strives to redefine what a music conference can be, bringing together musicians and industry professionals for a weekend of instruction, networking and entertainment.

LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival is only made possible by the support of our many generous brand partners, including Bud Light, Stella Artois, Goose Island, Bon & Viv, Reverbnation, City of Lancaster, PA, Atomic Design, PRS Guitars, GHS Strings, York College, D’Addario, SoundRink, SJC Drums, and more.Despite its historically low attendance fees, LAUNCH is repeatedly ranked as one of the Top 5 music conferences in the world.

We have grown exponentially since the pilot year in 2009.Past performers and panelists include Atreyu, August Burns Red, Dredg, The Early November, Emarosa, Felice Brothers, Foxy Shazam, Ice Nine Kills, Meaghan Trainor, Panic! At The Disco, Rusted Root, Twenty One Pilots, Whitechapel, Holly Williamsand more.

Former panelists include Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), Randy Nichols (Force Management), Talinda Bennington (320 Changes Direction), Mike Mowery (Outerloop Management), Vince Edwards (Metal Blade Records), Lou Plaia (ReverbNation), Nick Storch (Artist Group International), David Silbaugh (Milwaukee Summerfest) Kyla Lombardo (Firefly Festival, Riot Fest)and many more.

2020 Single-Day, Weekend and VIP passes are available for purchase at www.LaunchMusicConference.com.Bands/artists/media/industry can also register, submit to perform and book lodging atwww.LaunchMusicConference.com.

“Toy Story 4” Summer Road Trip Rolls into Kansas City on June 23rd

 Attention “Toy Story” fans, this announcement is for YOU!

  On Sunday, June 23rd, the “Toy Story 4” Summer Road Trip will be making a stop in the Kansas City area. A “Toy Story 4”-themed RV will roll into Kansas City, featuring photo opportunities for fans, film-themed prizes, carnival games and lots of family-friendly fun.     

Local “Toy Story” fans are invited to take part in the activities. Two film ambassadors will be on hand to share details about fan-favorite characters—Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep—as well as new characters coming to the big screen—Forky, Bunny, Ducky and Duke Caboom, among others—learn more about this all-new adventure.     

The event will be held at the AMC Town Center 20, 11701 Nall Ave. in Leawood, Kansas and will run from 10:00 am through 3:00 pm.

“Trollhunter” Comes to Blu-Ray/DVD on August 23rd

ONE OF NORWAY’S MOST SUCCESSFUL DIRECTORS PROVES FAIRY TALE CREATURES CAN BE DEADLY

Witness The Government Conspiracy of First-Hand On Blu-ray Disc And DVD August 23 with “TROLLHUNTER” From Magnolia Home Entertainment Under The Magnet Label

An enjoyably off-kilter hybrid of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Everyone will believe it when they see it! Norwegian director Andre Ævredal (Future Murder) presents an “enormously entertaining” (Variety) look at a creature thought only to exist in fairy tales when Trollhunter is uncovered on Blu-ray Disc and DVD August 23 from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet label. Shot in vérité style in the vein of popular films like Paranormal Activity and Cloverfield, Trollhunter follows three Norwegian film students as they travel to the mountains to catch a real-life troll on camera, a creature whose existence has been covered up for years by the local government. Their persistence quickly pays off as they trail a shadowy poacher, leading them straight into the path of the menacing trolls and documenting every last second of this “Trollhunter’s” heroics.

“The coolest monster movie import since The Host” (FEARNet) and “the best ‘found footage’ movie ever” (Screen Junkies), Trollhunter is beautifully shot, offering awesome images of the titular monsters destroying the Norwegian countryside. The Blu-ray Disc and DVD are loaded with special features including a making-of featurette, deleted scenes, an HDNet special on the film and the international trailer and will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 and $26.98, respectively

Synopsis
The government says there’s nothing to worry about – it’s just a problem with bears making trouble in the mountains and forests of Norway. But local hunters don’t believe it – and neither do a trio of college students who want to find out the truth. Armed with a video camera, they trail a mysterious “poacher,” who wants nothing to do with them. But their persistence lands them straight in the path of the objects of his pursuits: Trolls. They soon find themselves documenting every move of this grizzled, unlikely hero –The Troll Hunter – risking their lives to uncover the secrets of creatures only thought to exist in fairy tales.