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Sunday, May 5 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
The Journey of a Music Entrepreneur

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The music entrepreneur is not a one size fits all title. As varied as each individual and company may be, the motivations and pitfalls can be quite similar. We explore and examine real-life startup businesses — from record labels and music education to a music venture capital fund — and discuss the hallmarks and pitfalls which every music entrepreneur faces. We will also discuss the best and worst practices of running your own music business, as well as examine our shared experiences. Audience participation through Q&A is encouraged for a larger discussion of collective drivers which keep us music entrepreneurs on our journey.

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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Elizabeth Chan

CEO, Merry Bright Music
Elizabeth Chan is the CEO of Merry Bright Music, an entertainment company focused on producing Christmas and seasonal holiday content worldwide. Chan has multiple top 10 Billboard charting singles, has become a mainstay on holiday playlists, and has become one of the most played Christmas... Read More →

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J. Anthony Allen

Co-Founder and CEO, Slam Academy
J. Anthony Allen is Co-Founder and CEO of Slam Academy, an institute that offers quality digital arts educational programs focused on music production, DJing, sound design, and more. Slam Academy was born out of Allen’s desire to make Electronic music education accessible and affordable... Read More →
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Brian Penick

Managing Partner, Legacy Entertainment Ventures
Brian Penick is a disruptive entrepreneur and venture capitalist. After a 12-year career as a professional musician, Brian launched several startups in the music, tech, and education sectors, including The Counter Rhythm Group, Musicians Desk Reference, and Soundstr (acquired by VNUE... Read More →

Sunday May 5, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
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