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Tuesday, May 7 • 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Finding Your Financial Footing

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Cash flow is a constant concern for artists. It’s why some sign bad label/publishing deals just to get a much-needed advance. It’s why others grind it out on the road instead of staying home or making new music. But a solid financial footing can change all of that. Financial security allows artists to wait for the deal they deserve rather than taking the first deal they can get. It allows artists to make the music they want to make rather than the music they have to make.

On this panel, leading business managers, accountants, financial planners, and financing services will discuss the strategies, tools, and other options available to help artists create the financial foundation needed to control their music career and legacy.

This session is part of our Music and Money: Financial Literacy Summit, powered by Lyric Financial
Following a successful debut in 2018, our Financial Literacy Summit is the perfect companion program for attendees asking, “I know how to MAKE money in the music business, but what do I do once I’ve EARNED it?” The program will unite artists, managers, agents, CPAs, lawyers and more for well-rounded discussions on how to secure your financial future. This year’s Summit will specifically cover how to build financial footing when cash flow is in flux, how to be the “CEO” of your business as an indie songwriter, and the ins-and-outs of alternative financing.

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Dustin Bank

Head of Royalty Administration, Royalty Exchange
Dustin Bank established and now leads Royalty Exchange’s publishing administration activities, as well as the company’s Nashville operations. He has been instrumental in expanding Royalty Exchange’s payment processes, system integrations, and related partnership relationships... Read More →

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David Boyer

Vice President and Business Manager, FBMM Entertainment Business Management
David Boyer is a Business Manager, Shareholder, and VP of FBMM Entertainment Business Management, a business and financial management firm. Boyer has over 23 years of experience in the music industry, and has previously served as Treasurer for both the International Entertainment... Read More →
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Elizabeth Gregory

Partner, Mark Music & Media Law
Elizabeth Gregory is a Partner at Mark Music & Media Law. Gregory represents artists, songwriters, producers and labels. Prior to this position, she launched her own boutique practice specializing in the full service representation of major and independent label artists, producers... Read More →
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Ashleigh Overly

Managing Director, Sports and Entertainment, SunTrust Bank
Ashleigh Overly is Managing Director for SunTrust Sports & Entertainment Group. Overly previously worked alongside a team providing a full suite of investment banking services to music publishers, record labels, talent agencies, and live entertainment companies. She developed a unique... Read More →
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Dwight Wiles

President, Wiles + Taylor & Co.
Dwight Wiles is the President of business management firm Wiles + Taylor & Co., and a Certified Public Accountant with more than three decades of experience in the music industry. After relocating Nashville following a stint of artist management roles, Wiles started his own firm in... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm CDT
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