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Sunday, May 5 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Why In-Person Relationships Are More Important Than Your Follower Count

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Would you rather have 10 more Instagram followers or 10 more people you can call business friends? It's often said that building a network in the music industry is important, but just how can you do that and why is it so important to focus on creating lasting relationships? In this session, you'll hear how making authentic connections is crucial to the success of an entrepreneur, songwriter, label project manager, and artist manager and you'll leave with ideas and ways you can build community to take your career to the next level.

This session is part of our Career Development Workshops 
Calling all students, young professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, and those looking for their big break in the industry! Educating and inspiring the next generation of music business executives is a major part of Music Biz’s commitment to the industry, and we’re excited to embody that commitment at this year’s Conference. Our Career Development Workshops will guide you on a path for long-term success in sessions led by those who have already tread on that path.

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Katherine Forbes

Founder, Designing the Row
Katherine Forbes is the Founder of Nashville-based website and brand design company, Designing the Row, whose client roster includes multiple GRAMMY Award-winning and nominated artists. She is also the creator of Music Biz Besties, a community of thousands of female musicians and... Read More →

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Erin Anderson

Founder and CEO, Olivia Management
Erin Anderson is the Founder and CEO of Olivia Management, an artist management and consulting company based in Nashville. Since founding Olivia Management in 2012, Anderson has grown the company to three full-time staff, five management clients, and a consulting business that is... Read More →
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Matthew Miller

Project Manager, Rounder Records
Matthew Miller is Product Manager at Rounder Records, one of the world's most historic Americana and Bluegrass record labels. In this role, he oversees album design, manufacturing, distribution, & marketing, and interfaces with artists and managers to create assets and coordinate... Read More →
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Sarah Spencer

American Singer, Songwriter and Pianist
Sarah Spencer is a Nashville-based Americana singer and songwriter, writing in a style called “Americana Sunshine,” with roots from her native home of Central Florida. Since bringing her love of song Nashville in 2012, her songs have been recorded by nationally touring artists... Read More →

Sunday May 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm CDT
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