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Wednesday, May 8 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
The Activist Artist: Pros and Cons of Artist Involvement in Social Causes

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Politics, education, human rights, gun control… when should artists use their platforms for topics other than their art? Will tackling controversial subjects increase brand loyalty or alienate fans? As part of any career strategy, artist managers must be prepared to advise clients about best practices in getting involved in social and political causes. In this panel, we’ll discuss case studies of artists and brands who have taken a stand on current issues, and how to help successfully tie your artist’s beliefs into positive action.

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Jackie Otero

Program Director, Entertainment Business & Music Business Bachelor of Science Programs, Full Sail University
Jackie Otero is the Program Director of the Entertainment Business & Music Business Bachelor of Science Programs at Full Sail University. Otero previously working in artist management, supporting artists such as Aimee Mann, Marc Cohn, Suzanne Vega, Ian Axel of A Great Big World, Clap... Read More →


Jensen Sussman

President and Owner, Sweet Talk Publicity

Gaines Sturdivant

Manager, Red Light Management

Wednesday May 8, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Symphony D

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