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Monday, May 6 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
#NEXTGEN_NOW 2.0: Young Voices, High Industry Impact

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This Is America – where you can sign mega-star Childish Gambino and A&R the work that won both Record and Song of the Year at the GRAMMYs – all before your 30th birthday.

Yes it's back! The across-the-board acclaimed, uber-inspiring #NEXTGEN_NOW series is set to make a return to the Music Biz Conference! Join us as we feature a panel of young forward-thinking music industry influencers who will detail their unique journeys to the top of the music biz. Between winning The Voice and then reimagining a career, thriving as a top executive at Spotify, working on projects with top Latin artists such as J Balvin and Karol G, and solidifying a place as one of today's most influential music business journalists – these young voices are proving that age does not always equal authority.

Our panel's generation isn't necessarily "next" – it's NOW – and yours can be too. Join us as #NEXTGEN_NOW leaves you inspired, ready to rethink, and perhaps on your way to re-write your narrative... and the future of the music industry.

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Cherie Hu

Contributing Writer/Editor, Freelance
Cherie Hu is an award-winning journalist focusing on the intersection of music, media and technology. She writes regular columns for Billboard, Forbes and Music Business Worldwide, with additional bylines in Variety, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and the Columbia Journalism Review. In... Read More →

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Derrick Aroh

VP of A&R, RCA Records
Derrick Aroh is the VP of A&R at RCA Records, and has quickly become one of A&R’s rising stars. Aroh joined RCA in the A&R department as an intern at the age of 18 and became A&R Rep in 2015. He has signed and developed several acclaimed Hip-Hop artists to the label such as Childish... Read More →
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Rosa Asciolla

Head of North America, Artist & Label Marketing, Spotify
Rosa Asciolla is the Head of Artist & Label Marketing in North America for Spotify. Asciolla leads the team that works directly with artists and managers supporting, empowering, and educating the creative community about Spotify, how to navigate the digital landscape, and its impact... Read More →
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Cassadee Pope

Cassadee Pope is a singer and songwriter who won NBC’s The Voice in 2012. A year after her win, Pope released her debut album, Frame by Frame, which bowed at number one on Billboard’s Country chart and hit the top 10 on Billboard’s main chart. The album packed the platinum-selling... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Griffin Ballroom