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Monday, May 6 • 1:10pm - 1:50pm
Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum Keynote: Richard Gottehrer, The Orchard

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Music Biz 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award recipient and Co-Founder of independent distributor The Orchard, Richard Gottehrer, will keynote this year’s Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum powered by Songtrust. Gottehrer is an industry innovator who has left his mark on virtually all areas of the music world as an esteemed songwriter, producer, performer, entrepreneur, and executive.

Gottehrer’s dedication to the advancement of the indie music community culminated in the late 1990s with his founding of The Orchard with partner Scott Cohen. Coined as “A Place to Grow” for indie artists, the company pioneered a system of storing, delivering, and supplying music digitally. Today, The Orchard is the world’s largest indie music distributor, which works with artists including Jason Isbell, G Herbo, Ozuna, John Prine, Kelsea Ballerini and Jorja Smith.

This session is part of our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum, powered by Songtrust
Now in its third year, our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum gathers the brightest minds serving the indie community to cover the most pressing topics facing these creatives as they embrace new business models to take control of their careers. This year’s Forum will be headlined by a keynote presentation from industry legend and Co-Founder of The Orchard Richard Gottehrer, and an overview of Songtrust’s rights management platform and its possibilities for royalty collection. The program’s panels will address how music streaming is changing the path to mainstream success, how to navigate the legalities of collaborating with other artists, and the power that emerging Blockchain technology is already giving to indie artists.

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Brittany Hodak

Co-Founder, The SuperFan Company
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Richard Gottehrer

Co-Founder, The Orchard
Richard Gottehrer is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Orchard, the largest distributor in the world for independent music and film. The Orchard currently works with artists including Jason Isbell, G Herbo, Ozuna, John Prine, Kelsea Ballerini and Jorja Smith. A true... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 1:10pm - 1:50pm CDT
Griffin Ballroom