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Tuesday, May 7 • 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Owning Your Business‚ When to Make Boss Moves

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As an independent artist, you are the CEO of your business. As CEO, you are responsible for building your team, brand and image. But when should you invest in growing your business? Our expert panelists will dive into what areas should be of great focus, signs it is time to take your career to the next level, and where to save your money.

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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Davis Mallory

Recording Artist and DJ
Davis Mallory is a recording artist and DJ based in Nashville. Known from his role on MTV’s Real World in 2006, his first official release was a song that he wrote in tribute to his MTV co-star, Diem Brown, who passed away from cancer in 2014. Mallory continued writing and recording... Read More →

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Wendy Day

Founder, Rap Coalition
Wendy Day is the Founder of Rap Coalition, an organization that helps negotiate deals for Hip-Hop artists and advocates for artists who have little to no leverage in the Urban music business. Day has worked with many artists including Eminem, Tupac, Twista, Do Or Die, David Banner... Read More →
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Amina Diop

SVP of A&R/Founder and Principal, Republic Records/The Diop Agency
Amina Diop is SVP of A&R at Republic Records, where she spearheads the discovery and development of new artists across multiple genres. Her addition increases the label’s visibility within a veritable music mecca, placing official roots in the South for the very first time in its... Read More →
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Lori Landew

Administrative Chair for Entertainment and Sports Law Department, Fox Rothschild LLP
Lori Landew is the Administrative Chair of Fox Rothschild’s Entertainment and Sports Law department. Her current music clients include Sony Music and Warner Bros. Records, and independent companies like 11-7 Recording and TenThousand Projects. Landew represents industry executives... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 1:40pm CDT
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