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Tuesday, May 7 • 1:45pm - 2:25pm
Everything You Need to Know About Alternative Financing

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Typically, traditional banks tend to be the first option to come to mind when talking about financing. As an artist or business, you have many options - From private financing firms to investors, there are several avenues to obtain the money you need aside from a traditional bank. This panel will discuss the pros and cons of alternative financing, as well as share important tips to ensure you get the best deal possible.

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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Anna Bond

Senior Director, Global Business Development, Songtrust
Anna Bond is the Director of Business Development for Songtrust in North America. A 15-year veteran of the industry, Bond helps musicians make important advances for their careers and enables them to share their unique visions. Prior to her role at Songtrust, Bond worked in artist... Read More →

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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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Katie Kneale

Processing Manager, Lyric Financial
Katie Kneal serves as Processing Manager at Lyric Financial, a financial consulting firm that supports the growth and development of the global music community. Kneale is in charge of processing the company’s traditional advances. Kneale has a decade of music business experience... Read More →
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Free “Da’Dreamer” Smith

Director, Artist Financial Program /Lizzie Grubman PR
Free “Da’Dreamer” Smith is Director for Artist Financial Program, a program developed to assist creatives to pursue artistic endeavors and succeed by providing financial opportunities. Smith has served as the Head of R&B for Blaze Entertainment, a Partner of Pop Life Entertainment... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:25pm CDT
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