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Saturday, May 4
 

12:00pm

Registration
Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Lobby, left of hotel check-in
 
Sunday, May 5
 

7:00am

Registration
Sunday May 5, 2019 7:00am - 6:00pm
Main Lobby, left of hotel check-in

8:00am

Jaxsta Lounge
Jaxsta is building a comprehensive centralized source of official music credits. Our job is the tell The Story Behind The Music and Give Credit Where Credit is Due.


The Jaxsta Lounge is a place to meet, network, relax and recharge. 2019 is a special year for us with our imminent launch. We’d like to show you our platform so please feel free to ask any of our team to give you a demo and showcase how Jaxsta can help you.


The Jaxsta Lounge will serve refreshments to recharge you while you recharge your devices. If you need to catch up with a new potential business partner or simply converse with your office while on the go then this is the place for you. We welcome all Music Biz attendees and look forward to hosting you so please visit us at the Jaxsta Lounge or check us out at jaxsta.com.


Sunday May 5, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm
Symphony Foyer

9:00am

Explore Activation Stations by BuzzAngle Music, Hyperwallet, Jammber, Single Music, TuneGO, Tune Registry, Vydia, WeWork, and more!
BuzzAngle Music
BuzzAngle Music has set up a meeting and demonstration area to showcase their innovative platform and newest features. The platform offers unique capabilities such as daily reporting of sales, streaming and airplay for the U.S., Canada and several other international countries; comprehensive report and dashboard queries; 1,000 selectable genres; mobile app; and so much more. Come on by to get a personal demonstration of BuzzAngle Music!


Hyperwallet
Hyperwallet, a PayPal Service, is a global payout platform that provides growing organizations with a fast, efficient and transparent way to distribute funds to payees almost anywhere in the world. Trusted by enterprise, ecommerce, and on-demand platforms, Hyperwallet makes it easy to deliver a superior payment experience through a single integration. Put your payees in control with a range of convenient payment methods, enhanced financial management tools, integrated payment tracking, and user-friendly compliance and identity verification. Hyperwallet has offices in San Francisco, Austin, London, Sydney, and Vancouver. You can learn more at www.hyperwallet.com


Jammber
Come experience Jammber Creator Suite, the music industry's first suite of mobile apps designed for creatives to work differently, yet together. Jammber's beautifully designed suite meets creatives where they're at in the music production process, from songwriting sessions, in studio to distribution, all while tracking real-time metadata and important copyright information, using Jammber's Metadata Smart™ Technology. Jammber will be revealing an app a day, check out the schedule and stop by their activation to get a hands-on experience of Muse, Splits, nStudio & Bridge.


Sun, May 5th @ 9:00 a.m. - Muse
Mon, May 6th @ 10:30 a.m. - Splits
Tues, May 7th @ 9:30 a.m. - nStudio
Wed, May 8th @ 9:30 a.m. - Bridge


Single Music
Single is the first (and only) dedicated music app for the world's fastest growing ecommerce platform – Shopify. Using Single, artists, labels, and record stores are able to turn their webstore into a direct-to-fan distribution powerhouse. With features like instant digital bundling, SoundScan reporting, and automated pre-orders, artists are able to sell direct and keep more of their revenue. Stop by our space to learn how Single can help with your next release and simplify your d2c efforts.


TuneGO
You bring the tune. We’ll make it go. Come meet TuneGO – an end-to-end music technology platform that helps artists, collaborators and music pros to securely store, collaborate and distribute music and collect royalties worldwide. From rights protection to royalty collection, TuneGO delivers a digital fingerprint of the entire creative process for each individual song or music asset.  Stop by our booth to learn how TuneGO can simplify the business of music and streamline artist rights management. www.TuneGO.com


TuneRegistry
TuneRegistry – Simple music rights administration and metadata delivery software for small to medium-sized music rights-holders and administrators. Visit our table outside the Griffin Ballroom for a free demo and see how we can speed up your administration process while reducing your cost.


Vydia
Visit the Vydia Exhibitor Space to meet team members and demo the award-winning technology that empowers independent artists, managers and labels to distribute globally. Learn how you can power your business and grow your brand by managing audio, video and social media content on one central platform. Schedule an appointment with the Vydia team during your Music Biz journey today.


WeWork
WeWork is thrilled to be a part of Music Biz 2019! Swing by our booth to learn why the world’s most innovative companies are using WeWork to think differently about workspace. From desks to offices and entire headquarters, we create beautifully-designed spaces for productivity, innovation, and connection for businesses of all sizes. Meet our team and experience the warm hospitality and creative energy that make our Nashville locations music to your ears.


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Griffin and Symphony Ballroom Foyers

9:30am

Conversation Starter: A Talk With Amber Grimes, Capitol Music Group
Amber Grimes knows her worth, takes risks, and inspires those along the way to do the same. Always on the brink of what's next and new, she recently made headlines when she pivoted from her role at Spotify to the newly created SVP of Global Creative at Capitol Music Group – making her the youngest SVP at the company. "I’m very aware that I’m a door opener. It’s not my purpose to stay in every building or always make it to the top at every company. But I do hope, that when all is said and done, I can look back and see that someone else was able to make it to the top through one of the doors I opened along the way," said Grimes in Forbes.


Join us as she kicks off the Music Biz Conference and opens doors for all in attendance with an inspirational inside look at her life as a young, influential executive in today's music business.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Grimes

Amber Grimes

SVP of Global Creative, Capitol Music Group
Amber Grimes is SVP of Global Creative for Capitol Music Group. She is the youngest SVP in the label group. Prior to this role, Grimes was the head of Urban Indie at Spotify, where she oversaw campaigns for artists such as Migos & Rae Sremmurd. She was later promoted as a Label Relations... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Symphony DEF

9:30am

From Songwriter to Publisher: Legal Aspects of Starting Your Own Publishing Company
More and more often in today’s industry, hit songwriters are leveraging  their success by forming independent publishing companies.  Music industry executives and songwriter entrepreneurs will shed light on the ins and outs of working together to create and run a successful publishing company and discuss the legal aspects and agreements associated with forming such companies.


This session is part of the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference
With the recent passage of the Music Modernization Act, and of course the ever-changing technological landscape, Music Biz’s Law Conference aims to give our attendees a road map to navigate the shifting legal path that lies ahead. This year’s multi-faceted program notably will feature the first keynote from Mitch Glazier since taking the helm as Chairman and CEO of the RIAA, and will bring law experts together with major players from all facets of the industry to discuss a range of issues including: the legalities of starting your own publishing company, the pros and cons of independent distribution versus working with a record label, managing celebrity estates, and how the use of AI in songwriting will affect copyright law.


Today’s program will be hosted by Fox Rothschild LLP and its entertainment law partners Ken Abdo, Lori Landew, Tim Mandelbaum and Michael Reinert who will emcee the program and answer any questions about the firm and its services.


Five CLE Credits have been approved by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education.


Coffee will be served until 11 AM.

Moderators
avatar for Noah McPike

Noah McPike

Of Counsel, Dickinson Wright
Noah McPike is Of Counsel for law firm Dickinson Wright. He has spent more than a decade practicing entertainment, corporate and intellectual property law on Nashville’s Music Row. McPike’s client list is comprised of established and up-and-coming artists, songwriters, producers... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Austen Adams

Austen Adams

Of Counsel, Dickinson Wright
Austen Adams is Of Counsel at Dickinson Wright, where he represents and advises recording artists, songwriters, producers, artist managers, music publishers, executives, and other music industry professionals regarding their entertainment transactions and general careers. Adams... Read More →
avatar for Tali Canterbury

Tali Canterbury

President, 50 Egg Music
Tali Canterbury is the President of 50 Egg Music, the record label she co-founded with Multi-Platinum-selling hit songwriter Jonathan Singleton and GRAMMY-nominated, record-breaking singer songwriter Luke Combs. Prior to this venture, Canterbury served as Director of A&R/Project Management... Read More →
avatar for Beth Laird

Beth Laird

Co-Owner and GM, Creative Nation
Beth Laird is the Co-Owner & GM of Creative Nation, where she is responsible for all operations and creative endeavors, as well as publishing and managing the careers of 10 artists. In five years, Creative Nation has yielded 15 No.1 Country singles, over 100 major label album cuts... Read More →
avatar for Jonathon Singleton

Jonathon Singleton

Founder, 50 Egg Music

Jonathan Singleton is a Co-Founder of publishing venture 50 Egg Music, which includes multi-platinum singer/songwriter Luke Combs, Kenton Bryant, and Reid Isbell. 50 Egg Music has yielded four #1 singles since its inception in 2016. As a songwriter, Singleton has written hits such... Read More →



Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Griffin ABC

10:00am

“The Future Is Now” Music Experience (VR • Interactive Music • Immersive Audio • Hi-Res Audio) — Presentations from dCS, Oiid, and Jammer
Universal Music Group is hosting a pop-up lounge where conference attendees can experience and engage with innovative products, concepts, and services that will drive future growth in the music industry. Explore and learn about the exciting developments in VR, Hi-Res Audio, Interactive Music and Immersive Audio. Visit the Music Experience and earn a chance to win our prize giveaways from our participating companies.


The Future Is Now Music Experiences will feature products and services from Astell&Kern, Bluesound, MQA, dCS, Qobuz, Sony, Jammer, Oiid, Song.AI, and Streemliner.


Come checkout the daily programming to engage in talks from leading companies showcasing new technology driven products.


11:30 -11:50 AM
dCS - A pioneer in digital signal processing, dCS will highlight its new Bartok DAC/headphone amplifier that brings the company's renown listening experience to headphone and streaming enthusiasts. John Quick, their General Manager, will discuss this important category and how it supports their Only the Music strategy.


1:30 -1:50 PM
Oiid – The Oiid platform utilizes the individual components (stems) of a song and provides the user with total control right at their fingertips. With Oiid, fans can interact with music videos, explore lyrics, learn the chords in real time, view the scores and even tweak the mixing board. Frank Ostevold, Co-Founder and Head of Content, will demonstrate how the platform enables fans to engage, interact, and discover music in ways never before possible.


3:30 -3:50 PM
Jammer – Jammer is an interactive music app that is redefining what it means to be a fan. Jammer creates an active listening experience by allowing consumers to remix and create their own version of a song using a soundboard of isolated tracks and vocals from the original song. CEO and Founder Jake Lodwick will demonstrate the magic behind Jammer and illustrate why more and more fans are falling in love with the platform everyday.


Each day will end in a social hour where conference attendees are welcome to enjoy music and refreshments while networking with music-tech professionals.




Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Viola

10:30am

Who Even Am I? Entrepreneur, Corporate, Freelancer?
Finding yourself in a career with the wrong job description will cost you time, relationships, and possibly your health. In this panel, we'll honestly discuss reasons why certain jobs may or may not be the right fit for everyone, even if technically qualified. Additionally, we'll discuss ways to adjust a career path to fit intricacies in personality without jeopardizing future opportunities. Our speakers will provide the audience with a better understanding of how individual skill sets can be applied to any career path.


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.

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Dohse

Nathan Dohse

Founder and COO, AGD Entertainment
Nathan Dohse is the Founder and COO of AGD Entertainment, a day-to-day management service for performing artists. The company serves to foster artistic integrity and individuality for its artist roster while working towards revenue opportunities in the commercial music market. Since... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Martignago

Chris Martignago

Director, A&R and Research, Atlantic Records
Chris Martignago is Director of A&R and Research for Atlantic Records. Martignago works closely on a roster that includes Paramore, Shinedown, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Savannah Conley, Josie Dunne, and Devin Dawson. He also manages Nashville-based Alternative R&B artist, R.LUM.R... Read More →
avatar for Allison Shaw

Allison Shaw

CEO, Manic Monkee
Allison Shaw is the CEO of Manic Monkee, a firm that handles strategic business development, experimental marketing, and creative engaging activations for all kinds of brands. Manic Monkey also produces festivals and events, aligns brands with sponsorships and partnerships, and works... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Belle Meade

10:35am

The Label Artist Leverage Shift
Once upon a time and barely 20 years ago, there was really only one way to get music heard — through a label. That’s because a label had proprietary manufacturing and distribution systems, priority relationships to get the record made and promoted, the exclusive use of professional personnel, and the only pockets deep enough to launch an artist over the very high barrier to entry. As a result of that reality, artists had little to no leverage and barely any choice—and the deals reflected the reality that something was better than nothing.  But, that was then. Now, none of this remains true. Technology, innovation and entrepreneurship have created a plentitude of options. Recording can be done in your house with some software. Videos can be created and posted on an iPhone. Manufacturing is hardly a concern for most. The professional personnel are now consultants and available for anyone’s hire. Distribution options are abundant. Money can be attained through crowdfunding and as a result-artists now have the ability to launch themselves over the threshold without any kind of label.  All of this calls into question the role of a label and the justification of their split of the pie. It has artists’ asking themselves why they should sign with a label at all and labels’ thinking about what more they can offer to artists to bridge the ever widening leverage shift between them.


We’ll bring together representatives from indie distribution, major and indie labels, and management along with an artist for a hands-on, interactive workshop, with labels and distribution presenting their case for why an artist should sign, the artist and a manager talking out their decision, and a manger or business manager talking about their experiences and the pros and cons of each decision.


This session is part of the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference
With the recent passage of the Music Modernization Act, and of course the ever-changing technological landscape, Music Biz’s Law Conference aims to give our attendees a road map to navigate the shifting legal path that lies ahead. This year’s multi-faceted program notably will feature the first keynote from Mitch Glazier since taking the helm as Chairman and CEO of the RIAA, and will bring law experts together with major players from all facets of the industry to discuss a range of issues including: the legalities of starting your own publishing company, the pros and cons of independent distribution versus working with a record label, managing celebrity estates, and how the use of AI in songwriting will affect copyright law.


Today’s program will be hosted by Fox Rothschild LLP and its entertainment law partners Ken Abdo, Lori Landew, Tim Mandelbaum and Michael Reinert who will emcee the program and answer any questions about the firm and its services.


Five CLE Credits have been approved by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education.


Coffee will be served until 11 AM.

Moderators
avatar for Monika Tashman

Monika Tashman

Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Monika Tashman is a Partner at Manatt Entertainment, based in the firm’s New York City office. With a broad-based practice spanning over 25 years in the music and entertainment industries, she advises and provides creative, pragmatic solutions for clients at the intersection of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ron Cerrito

Ron Cerrito

President, AWAL North America
Ron Cerrito is President of AWAL in North America, which functions as Kobalt Music Group’s recording division. AWAL has a roster that ranges from new and breaking artists to global successes, including Lauv, R3HAB, Steve Lacy, Tom Misch, Kim Petras, Rex Orange County, The Wombats... Read More →
avatar for Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson

Head of Business & Legal Affairs, 300 Entertainment
Mark Robinson is currently Head of Business & Legal Affairs for 300 Entertainment, and serves on the A2IM Advisory Board. He is also is the Visiting Music & Entertainment Industries Expert Professor at  William Paterson University. Robinson is a 20 year music veteran who most recently... Read More →
avatar for Rick Stevens

Rick Stevens

CEO and Managing Partner, Cygnus Companies LLC/Beatchain Ltd.
Rick Stevens is CEO of Cygnus Companies LLC, a private equity and advisory firm focused on strategic opportunities in entertainment, media and the intersection of technology and entertainment. In addition to his role at Cygnus, Stevens is Senior Entertainment Industry Advisor of client... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly Schon

Kimberly Schon

Senior Artist Manager, 5B Artist Management
Kimberly Schon is a Senior Artist Manager and Director of Knotfest at 5B Artists + Media, a global, full- service artist management company and entertainment organization with offices in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and Birmingham (UK). The operation also comprises a record label, a film... Read More →



Sunday May 5, 2019 10:35am - 12:00pm
Griffin ABC

10:45am

Be First with SoundCloud
As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is the first place creators and listeners go to share and discover what’s new, now and next in music culture.


Led by members of SoundCloud’s Music, Artist Relations and Label Services team, join SoundCloud for an update on recent news and announcements, and the latest on the tools, stats and features available to partners and creators on the platform.

Speakers
RC

Roberto Caiaffa

Head of Artist & Label Relations (East Coast), SoundCloud
avatar for Lisa Ellis

Lisa Ellis

Global Head of Music, Artist Relations & Label Services, SoundCloud
Lisa Ellis is the Global Head of Music, Artist Relations, and Label Services at SoundCloud. In her role, Ellis leads the platform’s global artist and label services teams, and is responsible for its relationships with the global creative community of artists, managers, and labels... Read More →
avatar for Marisa Jeffries

Marisa Jeffries

Sr. Manager of Major Label Services, SoundCloud
avatar for Tricia Tranquillo

Tricia Tranquillo

Sr. Manager of Major Label Services, SoundCloud



Sunday May 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Symphony ABC

11:30am

Why In-Person Relationships Are More Important Than Your Follower Count
Would you rather have 10 more Instagram followers or 10 more people you can call business friends? It's often said that building a network in the music industry is important, but just how can you do that and why is it so important to focus on creating lasting relationships? In this session, you'll hear how making authentic connections is crucial to the success of an entrepreneur, songwriter, label project manager, and artist manager and you'll leave with ideas and ways you can build community to take your career to the next level.


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.

Moderators
avatar for Katherine Forbes

Katherine Forbes

Founder, Designing the Row
Katherine Forbes is the Founder of Nashville-based website and brand design company, Designing the Row, whose client roster includes multiple GRAMMY Award-winning and nominated artists. She is also the creator of Music Biz Besties, a community of thousands of female musicians and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson

Founder and CEO, Olivia Management
Erin Anderson is the Founder and CEO of Olivia Management, an artist management and consulting company based in Nashville. Since founding Olivia Management in 2012, Anderson has grown the company to three full-time staff, five management clients, and a consulting business that is... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller

Project Manager, Rounder Records
Matthew Miller is Product Manager at Rounder Records, one of the world's most historic Americana and Bluegrass record labels. In this role, he oversees album design, manufacturing, distribution, & marketing, and interfaces with artists and managers to create assets and coordinate... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Spencer

Sarah Spencer

American Singer, Songwriter and Pianist
Sarah Spencer is a Nashville-based Americana singer and songwriter, writing in a style called “Americana Sunshine,” with roots from her native home of Central Florida. Since bringing her love of song Nashville in 2012, her songs have been recorded by nationally touring artists... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Belle Meade

12:00pm

Amazon Music Artist Case Study
Amazon Music works with creators and their teams in a variety of ways to support emerging and developing artists. Join team members from artist relations, programming and voice to learn how you can utilize Amazon Music’s tools, across marketing and distribution, to programming and custom voice utterances powered by Alexa.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Cohen

Emily Cohen

Country Music Curator, Amazon Music
Emily Cohen is the Country Music Curator for Amazon Music. Cohen developed the global playlist, “Country Heat,” which launched in April 2018 and has become instrumental in growing the Country, Folk, Americana and Christian music audiences across Amazon Music. Prior to this role... Read More →
avatar for Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Senior Artist Relations Manager, Amazon Music
Chris Graham is the Senior Artists Relations Manager for Amazon Music. In this role, Graham has continued the development of Amazon Music Originals, which include hundreds of playlists, albums and singles by artists across various genres, and has become instrumental in growing the... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Riggen-Ransom

Michelle Riggen-Ransom

Voice Programming Manager, Amazon Music
Michelle Riggen-Ransom is the Voice Programming Manager for Amazon Music. She joined the Amazon Music team in early 2019 to help ensure customers can hear their favorite songs and discover new music on Alexa. Prior to joining Amazon Music, Riggen-Ransom was one of the original writers... Read More →



Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Symphony DEF

1:00pm

Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Keynote: Mitch Glazier, RIAA
In his first keynote address since taking the helm at the RIAA, Mitch Glazier will sit down with NSAI’s Bart Herbison to discuss current legislations and how they will affect the future of the industry for streaming services, labels, songwriters, and more.


Keynote
Mitch Glazier, RIAA


Interviewer
Bart Herbison, NSAI


This session is part of the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference
With the recent passage of the Music Modernization Act, and of course the ever-changing technological landscape, Music Biz’s Law Conference aims to give our attendees a road map to navigate the shifting legal path that lies ahead. This year’s multi-faceted program notably will feature the first keynote from Mitch Glazier since taking the helm as Chairman and CEO of the RIAA, and will bring law experts together with major players from all facets of the industry to discuss a range of issues including: the legalities of starting your own publishing company, the pros and cons of independent distribution versus working with a record label, managing celebrity estates, and how the use of AI in songwriting will affect copyright law.


Today’s program will be hosted by Fox Rothschild LLP and its entertainment law partners Ken Abdo, Lori Landew, Tim Mandelbaum and Michael Reinert who will emcee the program and answer any questions about the firm and its services.



Five CLE Credits have been approved by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Glazier

Mitch Glazier

Chairman and CEO, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
Mitch Glazier is Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the trade association representing the U.S.-based global entertainment companies responsible for creating, manufacturing, or distributing approximately 85 percent of the world’s recorded music... Read More →
avatar for Barton Herbison

Barton Herbison

Executive Director, NSAI
Bart Herbison is Executive Director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization and advocacy group dedicated to the songwriting profession. Established in 1967, NSAI’s membership of nearly 5,000... Read More →



Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Griffin ABC

1:00pm

Innovative Careers in the Music Industry
The new artist model will continue to create new career opportunities within the music industry. As more artists assume creative control within the music industry, essential career opportunities will continue to evolve as well. Some of the jobs that will become more relevant in the future are in areas such as brand management, merchandising, YouTube and video game sound design, Instagram gossip, content development, data engineer, trauma counselor, machine learning and AI, playlist scientist and many more. Join this interactive experience and discover how you can create your unique career path in the music industry.


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.

Moderators
avatar for Rashida Cruz

Rashida Cruz

Professor of Music Industry, Monmouth University
Rashida Cruz is an adjunct professor of the Music Industry Program at Monmouth University where she teaches the Business of Music and Music Industry Internship. She created the Introduction to Music Business course for Brookdale Community College and taught business courses at Berkeley... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Taymani Rivera Kissling

Taymani Rivera Kissling

Student, Music Industry Program, Monmouth University
avatar for Brianna Roberts

Brianna Roberts

Student, Music Industry Program, Monmouth University
avatar for Deja Perez

Deja Perez

Host, “Angie Ange Morning Show!”, WKYS 93.9 FM
Déja Perez is a host of the “Angie Ange Morning Show!” on WKYS 93.9 FM based in Washington, DC and the founder of "What's Poppin!?,” her own entertainment news report which highlights her quick-witted personality that her listeners love. "What's Poppin!?" has paved the way... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Belle Meade

1:15pm

YouTube Music: How to Make the Most of YouTube (as an Artist or Label)
In this hour-long deep-dive, YouTube will take the audience through best practices for artists and labels using the platform to increase their views, grow their fanbases, and make more money. We will highlight our most exciting new offerings like Premieres, show you examples of artists taking full advantage of YouTube, and highlight ways you can do it too.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Hart

Margaret Hart

Manager, Artist & Label Relations, Google/YouTube
Margaret Hart is the Manager of Artist and Label Relations at the YouTube Music team in Nashville. In this role, Hart specializes in the best practices and optimization for labels on YouTube. She previously worked in digital media and distribution at William Morris Endeavor.
avatar for Erica Fosse

Erica Fosse

Strategic Partner Manager, YouTube Creator & Artist Development, YouTube
Erica Fosse is the Strategic Partner Manager of YouTube Creator & Artist Development for Youtube. Fosse helps artists, bands, and their teams optimize their presence on YouTube through audience growth best practices, content strategy, and new product activation. She is also well-versed... Read More →
MS

Mahlet Seyoum

Global Music Strategist, YouTube



Sunday May 5, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Symphony ABC

1:45pm

Selling Your Copyrights: Legal Issues and Other Considerations
You've worked hard to write, record, and market a musical body of work that's generating some consistent revenue for you, and now you want to sell. This panel will feature a discussion of the legal and other considerations involved in the sale of copyrights in musical works and/or the royalty streams associated with those musical works. We will guide you through the transaction, from preparing your financial statements and soliciting offers, through the letter of intent, legal and financial due diligence, and (if all goes well...) closing.


This session is part of the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference
With the recent passage of the Music Modernization Act, and of course the ever-changing technological landscape, Music Biz’s Law Conference aims to give our attendees a road map to navigate the shifting legal path that lies ahead. This year’s multi-faceted program notably will feature the first keynote from Mitch Glazier since taking the helm as Chairman and CEO of the RIAA, and will bring law experts together with major players from all facets of the industry to discuss a range of issues including: the legalities of starting your own publishing company, the pros and cons of independent distribution versus working with a record label, managing celebrity estates, and how the use of AI in songwriting will affect copyright law. 


Today’s program will be hosted by Fox Rothschild LLP and its entertainment law partners Ken Abdo, Lori Landew, Tim Mandelbaum and Michael Reinert who will emcee the program and answer any questions about the firm and its services.



Five CLE Credits have been approved by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Fromm

Andrew Fromm

CEO, Fromm Consulting LLC/Songwriter
Andrew Fromm’s career had humble beginnings with his national appearance on TV’s Star Search. What started as the drive to succeed as an artist blossomed into another path: songwriter. Since he began in 1994, Fromm has proved himself a force to be reckoned within the music industry... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Linda Edell Howard

Linda Edell Howard

Partner, Adams & Reese LLP
Linda Edell Howard is a Partner with Adams and Reese LLP and Team Leader of the firm’s Entertainment and New Media practice group. In this role, she leads the firm’s practice with emerging technology businesses, entertainment-related professionals, intellectual property rights... Read More →
avatar for John Kelly

John Kelly

CEO, Entertainment Financial Services
John E. Kelly is CEO of Entertainment Financial Services, a financial consulting firm specializing in the entertainment industry. Kelly’s past and current clients include multi-platinum selling recording artists in all genres, athletes and coaches in both the NBA and NFL, and not-for-profit... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Novick

Daniel Novick

Trademark & Entertainment Lawyer, Novick Law PLLC
Daniel Novick is a trademark & entertainment lawyer who represents entertainment and entrepreneurial clients worldwide in matters related to business development, trademark registration & protection, and contract negotiations – with a particular focus on music, digital media, and... Read More →



Sunday May 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Griffin ABC

2:00pm

How To Job Search in the Entertainment Industry
Whether you’re searching for your first job, pursuing a new company, or undertaking a complete career transition, the employment search process can be overwhelming. Ease your worries by learning core skills from seasoned entertainment industry recruiting and career development professionals. Panelists will discuss professional documents, search strategies, online applications, networking and interviewing tips. Come prepared with all of your job search questions!


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.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Melby

Caroline Melby

Career Development Specialist, Belmont University
Caroline Melby is a Career Development Specialist for Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business. In this role, she guides students and alums who are developing their careers, equipping them with what they need to be successful in the entertainment... Read More →
avatar for Nina Williams Woodard

Nina Williams Woodard

Senior Career Development Specialist, Belmont University
Nina Williams Woodard is Senior Career Development Specialist at Belmont University, where she cultivates entertainment industry partnerships and provides career development coaching, resources, and programming for students and alumni of the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Zola

Rachel Zola

Founder and President, The Knight Agency, Inc.
Rachel Zola is the Founder and President of The Knight Agency, Inc., a boutique consulting agency that specializes in career coaching and development, culture-based recruiting services, and company culture practices. Zola is also the COO of Turnipblood Entertainment, a full-service... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Belle Meade

2:30pm

Spotify Masterclass
Spotify will present a look at how it’s evolving — from new formats and playlists, to tools artists and their teams can use to understand and engage their fans. Whether you’re an artist, manager, songwriter, publisher, label or distributor, come learn about strategies for growing your business with Spotify.

Speakers
avatar for J.J. Italiano

J.J. Italiano

Head of Music Culture & Editorial, North America, Spotify
J.J. Italiano is Head of Music Culture and Editorial North America at Spotify, overseeing many functions of the company's playlist ecosystem in the US and Canada. Prior to working at Spotify, Italiano worked as an artist manager for a number of independent artists.
avatar for Charleton Lamb

Charleton Lamb

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Spotify
avatar for Miles Lennon

Miles Lennon

Director of Product, Creator, Spotify
avatar for Jen Masset

Jen Masset

Head of Independent Label Support, Spotify
avatar for Sam Yeh

Sam Yeh

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Creator, Spotify



Sunday May 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Symphony DEF

2:50pm

Artificial Intelligence Meets Tin Pan Alley
Artificial Intelligence is surely changing the world, including the way that music is created and consumed. In fact, AI is invading the sacred realm of songwriting. Today, in the time it takes some people to restring and tune a guitar, AI software has the ability to compose a melody and lyrics that arguably are similar enough to human-written songs to evoke real emotions.  Is it inevitable that a computer will create a chart-topping song in the not-so-distant future? Consider, for example, the AI-created Pop song, “Daddy’s Car.” Released in 2016, it’s said to be the world’s first structured AI Pop song, for which AI software drew “inspiration” from the decades-old and revered Beatles songbook. Could the creative, business, and legal implications of this brave new world fundamentally disrupt the very foundation of the music and broader entertainment industries?


Among the legal issues to be discussed, perhaps the most important one is who owns the copyright in an AI-written song? Who is “author” under the Copyright Act? Is it the person who created the underlying software; the person who gathered and inputted the data; the person who owns the hardware; the person who commissioned and paid for the creation of the AI-written song; or someone else? Or could it possibly be the AI itself? The myriad legal questions presented have not been answered yet, but they are likely to be addressed sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, the interplay between human intelligence and Artificial Intelligence in the creative process is happening now, in real time.


This session is part of the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference
With the recent passage of the Music Modernization Act, and of course the ever-changing technological landscape, Music Biz’s Law Conference aims to give our attendees a road map to navigate the shifting legal path that lies ahead. This year’s multi-faceted program notably will feature the first keynote from Mitch Glazier since taking the helm as Chairman and CEO of the RIAA, and will bring law experts together with major players from all facets of the industry to discuss a range of issues including: the legalities of starting your own publishing company, the pros and cons of independent distribution versus working with a record label, managing celebrity estates, and how the use of AI in songwriting will affect copyright law. 


Today’s program will be hosted by Fox Rothschild LLP and its entertainment law partners Ken Abdo, Lori Landew, Tim Mandelbaum and Michael Reinert who will emcee the program and answer any questions about the firm and its services.



Five CLE Credits have been approved by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

Moderators
avatar for John Beiter

John Beiter

Attorney At Law, Beiter Law Firm PLLC
John Beiter, Attorney at Law for Nashville-based Beiter Law Firm, PLLC, has practiced entertainment and intellectual property law for over 20 years. Beiter has represented a diverse array of clients including recording artists, producers, record companies, songwriters, music publishers... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marghie Evans

Marghie Evans

Managing Director, Do Write Music LLC
Marghie Evans is Managing Direction at Do Write Music LLC, a company that represents various songwriters including Janis Ian, Tom Paxton, Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Ed Hill, Victoria Shaw, Old Crow Medicine Show and Janis Ian, as well as catalogues from several independent publishers... Read More →
avatar for Alex Mitchell

Alex Mitchell

CEO, Boomy
Alex Jae Mitchell is the founder of Boomy, a company using artificial intelligence to create "instant music." Mitchell is a serial music entrepreneur who previously founded Audiokite Research, the leading market research service for independent musicians, which was acquired by ReverbNation... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Sanders

Shannon Sanders

Songwriter, Producer, and Artist
Shannon Sanders is a songwriter, producer and artist who has worked with artists including India.Arie, Jonny Lang, John Legend, Robert Randolph, just to name a few. To date, his work has earned him two GRAMMYs, two Emmys, and one Dove Award. He is also the founder and program director... Read More →
avatar for Regan Smith

Regan Smith

General Counsel and Associate Register of, U.S. Copyright Office
Regan Smith is the General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights for the United States Copyright Office. Smith provides legal guidance to the various divisions and programs of the Office, including the national registration and recordation systems. She is frequently called... Read More →



Sunday May 5, 2019 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Griffin ABC

3:00pm

The Journey of a Music Entrepreneur
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.

Moderators
avatar for Elizabeth Chan

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 →

Speakers
avatar for J. Anthony Allen

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 →
avatar for Brian Penick

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
Belle Meade

3:45pm

Apple Music Workshop
Apple Music has lined up another great workshop for Music Biz 2019. Please join our business and operations teams to gain valuable insight into the inner workings of our market-leading music service. In this session, we will provide a general update on the strong growth of our business, a rich overview on our freshly expanded playlist ecosystem, a look at all of the incredible programming on Beats 1, our worldwide, always-on radio platform. Furthermore, we will take a close look at the role of lyrics in driving engagement; MusicKit, our software developer kit for delivering powerful Apple Music functionality to the web and mobile; a review of our artist analytics platform, Apple Music for Artists; and important changes being made to our metadata.

Speakers
JH

Jill Harwell

Operations Sr. Manager, Apple Music and Books
NL

Natasha Lynch

Global Lead of Music, Beats 1
BM

Bryce McLaughlin

Manager, Music Insights and Analytics, Apple Music
SS

Steve Savoca

East Coast Head of Music/Board Member, Apple Music/Music Business Association



Sunday May 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Symphony ABC

3:55pm

And the Beat Goes On… Managing Celebrity Estates and Beyond
This panel, comprised of experts who are the foundation behind some of the music industry’s leading celebrity estates, will discuss the many legal, accounting, and practical business considerations that should be addressed before and after this thing called life comes to an end. The panel will cover a range of interesting topics surrounding the continued importance of celebrity estates and the use and misappropriation that sometimes follows their name, image, and likeness.


This session is part of the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference
With the recent passage of the Music Modernization Act, and of course the ever-changing technological landscape, Music Biz’s Law Conference aims to give our attendees a road map to navigate the shifting legal path that lies ahead. This year’s multi-faceted program notably will feature the first keynote from Mitch Glazier since taking the helm as Chairman and CEO of the RIAA, and will bring law experts together with major players from all facets of the industry to discuss a range of issues including: the legalities of starting your own publishing company, the pros and cons of independent distribution versus working with a record label, managing celebrity estates, and how the use of AI in songwriting will affect copyright law.


Today’s program will be hosted by Fox Rothschild LLP and its entertainment law partners Ken Abdo, Lori Landew, Tim Mandelbaum and Michael Reinert who will emcee the program and answer any questions about the firm and its services.



Five CLE Credits have been approved by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

Moderators
avatar for Justin Buencamino

Justin Buencamino

Senior Manager, Royalty Compliance & Advisory, Prager Metis CPAs
Justin Buencamino is a Senior Manager in the Advisory Department of Prager Metis CPAs, a member of Prager Metis International Group. He has been in the accounting industry for more than 10 years. Buenocamino works closely on behalf of some of the world's most renowned recording artists... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jason Boyarski

Jason Boyarski

Partner, Boyarski Fritz LLP
Jason Boyarski is a Partner of the full-service law firm Boyarski Fritz LLP, a firm he founded with longtime entertain­ment and media attorney David Fritz. Boyarski's expertise is well-rooted in deal-making, entertainment, technology, media, brands, consumer goods, intellectual property... Read More →
avatar for Chuck Fleckenstein

Chuck Fleckenstein

General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, The Roy Orbison Estate aka Roy’s Boys
Chuck Fleckenstein is General Manager and COO of “Roy’s Boy’s” a company owned by the sons of the late Roy Orbison and which controls Roy Orbison’s masters, publishing and name and likeness. In 2014, Mr. Fleckenstein produced the film documentary “Mystery Girl: Unraveled... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith

Partner, Prager Metis CPAs
Thomas Smith is a Partner of Prager Metis CPAs, a member of Prager Metis International. With over 20 years of experience in the accounting industry, Smith provides business management, consulting, tax and accounting services to a varied client base including businesses, individuals... Read More →



Sunday May 5, 2019 3:55pm - 4:55pm
Griffin ABC

4:00pm

First Impressions Count: How a Teenager Became Create Music Group’s Secret Weapon
We’ll explore the career arc of Jacob Pace, VP of Business Development and A&R of Create Music Group/CEO of Flighthouse and discover why his boss and mentor Alexandre Williams, Create’s Co-Founder & COO, took a chance on the young executive when he was still in high school (*spoiler alert* Alex didn’t know he was still in high school)!


This conversation will discuss how it’s never too early in your life to try and make your dreams come true, how naivete might just be your best asset, and how being young in the business of youth culture is a significant advantage.


Create Music Group, based in LA, is the leader in digital royalty collection and content promotion, working with the likes of Migos, Post Malone, and more. Create was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies this year. Flighthouse, a division of Create Music group, is a viral Youtube and online channel with over 18 million followers on TikTok.


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.

Moderators
avatar for Amy Wang

Amy Wang

Journalist, Rolling Stone
Amy Wang is Rolling Stone's music business reporter. Wang covers streaming, labels, startups, and big-picture narratives in the future of media and entertainment. Previously, she was a reporter for Quartz, Slate and The Economist.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Pace

Jacob Pace

VP of Business Development & A&R/CEO, Create Music Group/Flighthouse
Jacob Pace is VP of Business Development & A&R of Create Music Group and CEO of Flighthouse, a leading digital entertainment brand that is in position to be the next big content brand for Generation Z. Flighthouse is one of the largest destinations on musical.ly, with more than 16... Read More →
avatar for Alexandre Williams

Alexandre Williams

Founder and COO, Create Music Group
Alexandre Williams is Founder and COO for Create Music Group, a next-generation music company built on evolving the global digital music marketplace. CMG uses a proprietary technology to determine which songs are going viral but have never been released by a distributor and then working... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Belle Meade

5:00pm

Featured Presentation: Turning the Tides with Zane Lowe, Apple Music/Beats 1
The tables are turned in this Featured Presentation as Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, known for his artist interviews across a number of mediums, will give a keynote interview to discuss his rise to prominence in the music business and his vision for our ever-changing industry in the years to come.


The GRAMMY-nominated producer and DJ and has an established career in music broadcasting, first at MTV UK and XFM. He then served 13 years as the host of BBC Radio 1’s New Music show before moving to Los Angeles to join Apple Music in 2015. He is now Global Head of Artist Relations and Host for Apple Music, leading Apple Music’s artist relations team for the world and overseeing Apple Music’s global livestream, Beats 1.


Zane will be interviewed by Hayley Williams, lead vocalist and co-writer of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Paramore. Hayley is also the founder of Good Dye Young, the hair color brand with a vision to create community around self-expression, color and happiness about being who you are.


Keynote
Zane Lowe, Apple Music/Beats 1


Interviewer
Hayley Williams, Paramore/Good Dye Young


Hayley Williams photo taken by Phoenix Johnson.

Moderators
avatar for Hayley Williams

Hayley Williams

Lead Vocalist/Founder, Paramore/Good Dye Young
Hayley Williams photo taken by Phoenix Johnson.Hayley Williams is the lead vocalist and co-writer of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Paramore. Hayley is also the founder of Good Dye Young, the hair color brand with a vision to create community around self-expression, color and happiness... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Zane Lowe

Zane Lowe

Global Head of Artist Relations and Host, Apple Music
GRAMMY-nominated producer and DJ Zane Lowe is the Global Head of Artist Relations for Apple Music. In addition to leading Apple Music’s artist relations team for the world, Lowe oversees Beats 1, Apple Music’s global livestream, where he serves as one of the anchor hosts, broadcasting... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Griffin Ballroom

6:00pm

WEA Opening Cocktail Party
A day packed with panels, presentations, workshops, meetups and meetings has ended — it's time to celebrate with a breath of fresh air out by the rooftop pool! Enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while taking in the sights of downtown Nashville, and preview some of WEA's hottest artists and upcoming releases.


Sunday May 5, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pool Deck (3rd Floor)

7:00pm

Women Who Rock Presented by Women In Music and Amazon Music [FURTHER RSVP REQUIRED]
Join Women in Music and Amazon Music for this year’s Women Who Rock party at Music Biz 2019 at Dirty Little Secret at the new Dream Hotel. Enjoy lite bites, a signature cocktail, and a special live performance from Big Machine’s Carly Pearce.


RSVP is recommended at this link. RSVP does not guarantee entry and event will be filled on first-come, first-served basis. Music Biz badge also required for entry.


Sunday May 5, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Dirty Little Secret @ Dream Hotel 210 4th Ave N

8:00pm

The Urban Songwriters and Producers Mixer
Nashville Is Not Just Country Music and Muziqueen are excited to partner with Music Biz 2019 for a special edition of The Urban Songwriters and Producers Mixer with a special performance by The Shindellas!


This networking mixer is a quarterly event that brings together over 200 of Nashville's Urban music creatives and music professionals for a chance to meet and connect with each other. This mixer has received rave reviews for the great vibe and atmosphere it provides for networking. The Urban Songwriters and Producers Mixer is a relaxed and easy way to connect with great people involved in all aspects of music in Nashville.


This special edition of the mixer will feature a performance by The Shindellas. This all-female band formed under the belief that when women come together, powerful things can happen. The Shindellas are comprised of three brilliantly talented women, Kasi Jones (Singer), Stacy Johnson (Singer/Guitarist) and Tamara Chauniece (Singer). Each member was introduced by multi-platinum, GRAMMY-nominated, songwriting and production duo Chuck Harmony and Claude Kelly, also known as the progressive band Louis York. The Shindellas explore Jazz, Soul and true R&B to create a unique genre of music for their audience. They are proponents of self-love, empowerment, and elegance, which are tenets they work hard to spread through their music.


No RSVP required. Music Biz badge required for free entry.


Sunday May 5, 2019 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Analog, Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave.

9:00pm

Nashville Fam Jam – Live Local Music and Rooftop Disco Party ft. Sparkle City Disco
Must be 21+ to attend.
Proceeds benefiting Music Health Alliance. 



Acme Feed & Seed closes out their birthday weekend celebration with a huge party to celebrate Music Biz. Both Music Biz and Acme Feed & Seed have called Nashville home for the last five years despite having histories that have expanded past their time in Music City. We'll be offering a huge Nashville Fam Jam on the first floor. Backed by a killer house band, we'll be rotating several local established artists. On the roof, we welcome local Disco DJs, Sparkle City Disco to host our Rooftop Disco Party.



Music Biz badge holders will have priority access into the building. RSVP recommended, but not required, at https://do615.com/cincodeacme.


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Acme Feed & Seed 101 Broadway
 
Monday, May 6
 

7:00am

Registration
Monday May 6, 2019 7:00am - 6:00pm
Main Lobby, left of hotel check-in

8:00am

CMA Opening Breakfast and Music Biz Presentations
Longtime event sponsor CMA will present a special Country music-focused program following breakfast, and the session will wrap-up with the annual address by Music Biz President James Donio.


Welcome
Sarah Trahern, Country Music Association


CMA is proud to showcase an exciting and inspiring performance featuring three of today’s most talented rising female stars of Country: Kassi Ashton, Danielle Bradbery, and Cassadee Pope. Set up as an artist round, each of these unique artists will take turns sharing the stories behind their songs and performing them in an intimate acoustic style.


Kassi Ashton brought a whole new attitude of her own to country music upon arrival in 2017. Released by UMG Nashville in conjunction with Interscope, her introductory release “California, Missouri” stirred up widespread critical acclaim from Taste of Country, CMT, The Boot, and many more. She maintained momentum on the summer solo song “Taxidermy,” and was named “Who to Watch” by Huffington Post and The Tennessean. She’s was also included in Bobby Bone’s Class of 2018, and she continues to defy convention and define a signature style on her 2019 single “Violins.”


Danielle Bradbery stepped into her own lane with sophomore album I Don’t Believe We’ve Met, on BMLG Records. Lead single “Sway” and follow-up anthem “Worth It” led to national TV performances on NBC’s “TODAY” and “The Voice.” Bradbery recently returned to radio with “Goodbye Summer,” a fresh take on album cut “Hello Summer” with Thomas Rhett. Since getting her start winning Season 4 of NBC’s “The Voice,” she’s garnered multiple ACM nominations as well as being up for CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year. Bradbery is currently touring across the country after kicking off 2019 on Kane Brown’s Live Forever Tour and making her Australian debut at the CMC Rocks music festival.


Over the past five years, Cassadee Pope has told her story of triumph and personal setbacks through music. As the winner of Season 3 of NBC’s “The Voice,” Pope has experienced many highs and several lows. Her first full-length debut album hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Country chart and secured a top 10 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Platinum-selling single “Wasting All These Tears” gained recognition with CMT’s Breakthrough Video of the Year. She’s also received nominations at the ACM Awards and People’s Choice Awards, among many others. Her 2016 hit with Chris Young, “Think of You,” went No. 1 and garnered a 2017 Grammy nod. Her most recent album, Stages, represents an astonishing leap for Pope that tells an important chapter in her tale. Currently, Pope is headlining the CMT Next Women of Country Tour and celebrating the current stage of her life, feeling confident and stronger than ever.


Following CMA’s program, Music Biz President James Donio will update attendees on the state of the industry and highlight Music Biz’s top initiatives for 2018 and what to expect from the Association in 2019 and beyond. Music Biz Board Chairman Steve Harkins of Baker & Taylor will welcome the 2019-2020 Music Biz Board of Directors and announce the Scholarship Foundation Class of 2019.

Speakers
avatar for James Donio

James Donio

President, Music Business Association
James Donio is the President of the Music Business Association. Since taking the top role in 2004, Donio has evolved the organization from one primarily focused on physical product retailers to a more inclusive trade association that represents the full breadth of the current music... Read More →
avatar for Steve Harkins

Steve Harkins

VP of Sales & Marketing/Chairman, Ingram Entertainment/Music Business Association
avatar for Sarah Trahern

Sarah Trahern

CEO, Country Music Association (CMA)
Sarah Trahern has more than 30 years of experience in the television business, including 21 years producing or overseeing Country programming. Today, she is the CEO of the esteemed Country Music Association (CMA), which was formed in 1958 as the first trade group to promote a single... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 8:00am - 10:30am
Griffin Ballroom

8:00am

Jaxsta Lounge
Jaxsta is building a comprehensive centralized source of official music credits. Our job is to tell The Story Behind The Music and Give Credit Where Credit is Due.


The Jaxsta Lounge is a place to meet, network, relax and recharge. 2019 is a special year for us with our imminent launch. We’d like to show you our platform so please feel free to ask any of our team to give you a demo and showcase how Jaxsta can help you.


The Jaxsta Lounge will serve refreshments to recharge you while you recharge your devices. If you need to catch up with a new potential business partner or simply converse with your office while on the go then this is the place for you. We welcome all Music Biz attendees and look forward to hosting you so please visit us at the Jaxsta Lounge or check us out at jaxsta.com.


Monday May 6, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm
Symphony Foyer

10:30am

Explore Activation Stations by BuzzAngle Music, Hyperwallet, Jammber, Single Music, TuneGO, Tune Registry, Vydia, WeWork, and more!
BuzzAngle Music
BuzzAngle Music has set up a meeting and demonstration area to showcase their innovative platform and newest features. The platform offers unique capabilities such as daily reporting of sales, streaming and airplay for the U.S., Canada and several other international countries; comprehensive report and dashboard queries; 1,000 selectable genres; mobile app; and so much more. Come on by to get a personal demonstration of BuzzAngle Music!


Hyperwallet
Hyperwallet, a PayPal Service, is a global payout platform that provides growing organizations with a fast, efficient and transparent way to distribute funds to payees almost anywhere in the world. Trusted by enterprise, ecommerce, and on-demand platforms, Hyperwallet makes it easy to deliver a superior payment experience through a single integration. Put your payees in control with a range of convenient payment methods, enhanced financial management tools, integrated payment tracking, and user-friendly compliance and identity verification. Hyperwallet has offices in San Francisco, Austin, London, Sydney, and Vancouver. You can learn more at www.hyperwallet.com


Jammber
Come experience Jammber Creator Suite, the music industry's first suite of mobile apps designed for creatives to work differently, yet together. Jammber's beautifully designed suite meets creatives where they're at in the music production process, from songwriting sessions, in studio to distribution, all while tracking real-time metadata and important copyright information, using Jammber's Metadata Smart™ Technology. Jammber will be revealing an app a day, check out the schedule and stop by their activation to get a hands-on experience of Muse, Splits, nStudio & Bridge.


Sun, May 5th @ 9:00 a.m. - Muse
Mon, May 6th @ 10:30 a.m. - Splits
Tues, May 7th @ 9:30 a.m. - nStudio
Wed, May 8th @ 9:30 a.m. - Bridge


Single Music
Single is the first (and only) dedicated music app for the world's fastest growing ecommerce platform – Shopify. Using Single, artists, labels, and record stores are able to turn their webstore into a direct-to-fan distribution powerhouse. With features like instant digital bundling, SoundScan reporting, and automated pre-orders, artists are able to sell direct and keep more of their revenue. Stop by our space to learn how Single can help with your next release and simplify your d2c efforts.


TuneGO
You bring the tune. We’ll make it go. Come meet TuneGO – an end-to-end music technology platform that helps artists, collaborators and music pros to securely store, collaborate and distribute music and collect royalties worldwide. From rights protection to royalty collection, TuneGO delivers a digital fingerprint of the entire creative process for each individual song or music asset.  Stop by our booth to learn how TuneGO can simplify the business of music and streamline artist rights management. www.TuneGO.com


TuneRegistry
TuneRegistry – Simple music rights administration and metadata delivery software for small to medium-sized music rights-holders and administrators. Visit our table outside the Griffin Ballroom for a free demo and see how we can speed up your administration process while reducing your cost.


Vydia
Visit the Vydia Exhibitor Space to meet team members and demo the award-winning technology that empowers independent artists, managers and labels to distribute globally. Learn how you can power your business and grow your brand by managing audio, video and social media content on one central platform. Schedule an appointment with the Vydia team during your Music Biz journey today.


WeWork
WeWork is thrilled to be a part of Music Biz 2019! Swing by our booth to learn why the world’s most innovative companies are using WeWork to think differently about workspace. From desks to offices and entire headquarters, we create beautifully-designed spaces for productivity, innovation, and connection for businesses of all sizes. Meet our team and experience the warm hospitality and creative energy that make our Nashville locations music to your ears.


Monday May 6, 2019 10:30am - 5:00pm
Griffin and Symphony Ballroom Foyers

10:30am

“The Future Is Now” Music Experience (VR • Interactive Music • Immersive Audio • Hi-Res Audio) — Presentations from Astell&Kern and Sony
Universal Music Group is hosting a pop-up lounge where conference attendees can experience and engage with innovative products, concepts, and services that will drive future growth in the music industry. Explore and learn about the exciting developments in VR, Hi-Res Audio, Interactive Music and Immersive Audio. Visit the Music Experience and earn a chance to win our prize giveaways from our participating companies.



The Future Is Now Music Experiences will feature products and services from Astell&Kern, Bluesound, MQA, dCS, Qobuz, Sony, Jammer, Oiid, Song.AI, and Streemliner.



Come check out the daily programming to engage in talks from leading companies showcasing new technology driven products.



11:30 – 11:50 AM
Astell&Kern - One of the leading manufacturers of portable hifi systems, Astell&Kern will provide a brief overview of their various products that fit virtually every music lifestyle need. Top company executive Owen Kwon will be there in person to discuss this in detail and highlight the company's latest Hi-Res Audio solutions.



2 – 2:20 PM
Sony - a true innovator in digital entertainment, Sony will preview for the first time to the music industry its new 360 Reality Audio immersive  technology. Learn from key developers Masaru Kataoka and Toru Chinen how 360RA has been specifically designed to capture and reproduce the live music listening experience.  


Each day will end in a social hour where conference attendees are welcome to enjoy music and refreshments while networking with music-tech professionals.


Monday May 6, 2019 10:30am - 5:00pm
Viola

10:45am

Keynote Presentation: The Ladies of Metadata Shed Light On How We Got to Now
As an introduction to this year’s Metadata Summit, we are going to take a look back to when our industry first started to take about tagging, identifiers, coding, etc. In this lively discussion with four of the women who have led the charge on data issues faced not only by their own company, but the industry at large, we will share insights on where we have come from and where we are going in the metadata space.


This session is part of our Metadata Summit presented by Dataclef and supported by DataArt, Exactuals, Nielsen Music, and VEVA Sound
For years, experts have forecast the tremendous importance of sophisticated metadata solutions to the future success of the music industry. The data challenges we face are no longer tomorrow’s problems, they are today’s. You may be surprised to learn, leading companies at the forefront of global music data are already operating technology platforms at scale which increase data accuracy, resolve conflicts, and maximize payments to rights holders.


Now in its seventh year, the Music Biz Metadata Summit returns in 2019 to offer substantive, in-depth discussions about how these solutions are operating in the real world today. Through case studies and panels with music data leaders, we will demonstrate how the solutions we’ve been waiting for are already beginning to make a difference worldwide.


We will also examine major legal and political changes (like the Music Modernization Act) and how they affect these solutions. Modern music rights requires significant public-private partnership, as we usher in new music metadata paradigms. We explore what these partnerships mean for music technology platforms of all kinds.


Looking to the future, we will discuss cutting-edge technologies like AI, machine learning, and blockchain to unravel their complicated but essential role in music rights. We explore how creating shared vocabulary, data standards, and best practices are essential for continuing the initial success we’ve seen so far.


Join us as we reveal the inner workings of today’s metadata universe, the hot new technologies and standards essential to continuing forward progress, and how your company can benefit from making metadata a primary business focus.


Emcee
Vickie Nauman, CrossBorderWorks

Moderators
avatar for Cameo Carlson

Cameo Carlson

President, mtheory Nashville
Cameo Carlson is the President of mtheory Nashville, a company providing a range of music industry services including marketing, digital and social strategy, sales, tour marketing, creative services, and project financing. Previously, Carlson was the Head of Digital Business Development... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kim Beauchamp

Kim Beauchamp

SVP of Process Innovation & Advanced Operations, Universal Music Group
Kim Beauchamp is the SVP of Process Innovation & Advanced Operations at Universal Music Group, where she oversees the Process Innovation, Advanced Operations, and Metadata Modeling and Standard areas. She focuses on transforming the existing business models and creating new business... Read More →
avatar for Jean Chadwick

Jean Chadwick

Digital Music Operations & Metadata Veteran
Jean Chadwick is a Digital Music Operations & Metadata Veteran, formerly the Director of Digital Operations and Supply Chain at Native Instruments, a software developer company that develops, manufactures, and supplies music software and hardware. Chadwick was a founding member of... Read More →
avatar for Jill Chapman

Jill Chapman

Digital Media Operations Manager, Amazon Music
Jill Chapman is the Digital Operations Manager for Amazon Music. In this role, Chapman drives the ongoing operations and catalog management for Amazon Music’s global expansion in more than 35 countries, bringing the music service and its language voice controls powered by Alexa... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 10:45am - 11:20am
Symphony AB

11:00am

How To Use Data To Break Hit Records
A hit from an indie label looks different than from a major label. And, the same holds true for different genres and areas of the country or world. But, one thing remains the same — they all want to maximize the revenue potential. This discussion will show how data is used to break a hit, taking into consideration the specific artist and the goals desired. We will examine the analytic capabilities of BuzzAngle Music that are used to power the published theories and marketing practices used by Westcott Multimedia.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Grant

Kristin Grant

CEO, Westcott Multimedia
Kristen Grant is the President of Westcott Multimedia, a software firm built for record labels in support of their marketing strategy for both current and deep catalogue music. Grant is also a contributor for Forbes who writes about the intersection of music and technology. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Jim Lidestri

Jim Lidestri

CEO, BuzzAngle Music
Jim Lidestri is the Founder and CEO of Border City Media, a New York-based music technology company that has developed the innovative service, BuzzAngle Music, which has radically changed the way businesses analyze entertainment consumption and related trends.  BuzzAngle Music provides... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Symphony EF

11:00am

The Ins and Outs of Killer Physical Packaging
The importance of killer packaging for physical product is so important. In this session, you will learn what works, what doesn't and how to design, produce and deliver packaging that will get your physical product noticed. Physical music packaging is a large part of the expense to release a project, learn how to not be overcharged and how to spend money wisely.

Moderators
avatar for Maribeth Poalson

Maribeth Poalson

Sales Representative, Bertelsmann Printing Group
Maribeth Poalson is a Sales Representative for Bertelsmann Printing Group. Poalson has worked on a number of high-profile projects, notably including the limited-edition Lemonade album by Beyoncé which featured a 600-page coffee table book, LP jacket and other printed pieces. She... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Billy Fields

Billy Fields

VP of Sales & Account Management, WEA
Billy Fields is VP of Sales & Account Management for WEA, the artist and label services arm of Warner Music Group. As the company’s resident vinyl expert, Fields serves as the day-to-day conduit for independent retailers and the three major independent music coalitions, overseeing... Read More →
avatar for Steven Williams

Steven Williams

Music Buyer/Asst. General Manager, Down In The Valley
Steven Williams is the Music Buyer and Assistant General Manager of Down in the Valley, a chain of three independent record stores in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also the founder and CEO of Init Records, an independent Metal and Hardcore record label that has over 100 releases on... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Harpeth

11:00am

Holding Space for Diverse Voices: Why It Matters to You and Your Bottom Line
Have you been listening to and amplifying the voices of people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community in the music industry? In today’s environment, you can’t afford not to!


Music has always crossed boundaries of race, gender, and sexual identity. Musicians are notoriously open in these areas, often far before their societal counterparts get there - because the music comes first! And today? In this streaming world, kids have access to entire catalogs across all genres. The new market isn’t thinking in terms limited by old stereotypes.


Attitudes are changing. Markets are shifting. Our industry needs to represent the artists and audience it serves. And we need to be poised to respond to the emerging needs around us. How do we do that? We start by “holding space” -- making room for diverse voices in our boardrooms and rosters and staffs and peer groups. And then we listen to what those voices are really saying. We amplify those voices so that others who will not normally listen to them can hear them.


This dynamic panel of minorities in today’s music industry will share their challenges, struggles, and triumphs in their journey to the top. You’ll hear why it’s so important to make sure there’s room at the table for everyone. And it’s not just a matter of good ethics -- it’s good business! We need to have these voices to know what our broadest market is thinking, and for that, representation matters.


But this won’t just be lip service to the topic: we’ll share real, concrete approaches that we can all use to pave the way to a brighter, more unified, future in today’s exciting and beautiful diverse world.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Yazge

Matt Yazge

VP, Head of Brand Sponsorship, Nielsen Music
Matt Yazge leads the Brand Sponsorship team at Nielsen Music. Throughout his career at Nielsen, Yazge has helped leaders in global entertainment and partnership marketing with their music, film, fashion, and lifestyle marketing strategies. In his current role, he helps brands activate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rochelle Holguin

Rochelle Holguin

VP of Creative Music Strategy, Viacom
Rochelle Holguin is VP of Creative Music Strategy for Viacom, a film and television media company whose brands include MTV, VH1, BET, Logo, CMT, and Whosay. Holguin oversees music supervision for content creators across programming, marketing, and digital, as well as supervising the... Read More →
avatar for Sumiko Sprinkle

Sumiko Sprinkle

Founder, song911.com
Sumiko Sprinkle is the Founder of song911.com, a music industry oriented consulting firm that bridges the gap between the creative and the analytical. She listens for independent publisher Steve Bloch (Demoliton) on Music Row in Nashville. Sprinkle also curates music for the National... Read More →
avatar for Phil Thornton

Phil Thornton

Senior Vice President & General Manager, RCA Inspiration
Phil Thornton is SVP & GM of RCA Inspiration, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, where he works with a wide range of inspirational artists including Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Marvin Sapp and Donnie McClurkin. The label, which was named 2017’s top Gospel label by Billboard... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Symphony C

11:25am

The Changing Tides of Music Metadata
The metadata revolution is now in full swing, as this complex standard becomes more and more important to business development, QA, content and publishing operations in the music industry. Our panel of music metadata movers and shakers will reflect on the progress already made in metadata implementation in an attempt to address the most pressing data questions facing the industry at large:


How has music metadata changed in the last two years? 
The session will begin by looking back at the progress made over the past few years and identifying which companies and organizations are driving the change, including DDEX, ISNI, and OMI.


What has improved, and how do we make it better?
The conversation will then shift to how the industry can ensure that data is being entered correctly in the first place. What would the perfect world of DAW data entry look like? And can we have audio workstations with integrated data workflows that work out the credits for a session in a smart manner?


What needs more work? 
Identifiers are key to mapping complicated data sets, allow us to “tell a story” by giving depth to raw data. Going forward, how do we ensure that independent intermediary identifiers can be created at any stage of the process, and then mapped to identifiers such as ISWC later? Or, would it be more effective if we drew the process up from scratch?


This session is part of our Metadata Summit presented by Dataclef and supported by DataArt, Exactuals, Nielsen Music, and VEVA Sound
For years, experts have forecast the tremendous importance of sophisticated metadata solutions to the future success of the music industry. The data challenges we face are no longer tomorrow’s problems, they are today’s. You may be surprised to learn, leading companies at the forefront of global music data are already operating technology platforms at scale which increase data accuracy, resolve conflicts, and maximize payments to rights holders.


Now in its seventh year, the Music Biz Metadata Summit returns in 2019 to offer substantive, in-depth discussions about how these solutions are operating in the real world today. Through case studies and panels with music data leaders, we will demonstrate how the solutions we’ve been waiting for are already beginning to make a difference worldwide.


We will also examine major legal and political changes (like the Music Modernization Act) and how they affect these solutions. Modern music rights requires significant public-private partnership, as we usher in new music metadata paradigms. We explore what these partnerships mean for music technology platforms of all kinds.


Looking to the future, we will discuss cutting-edge technologies like AI, machine learning, and blockchain to unravel their complicated but essential role in music rights. We explore how creating shared vocabulary, data standards, and best practices are essential for continuing the initial success we’ve seen so far.


Join us as we reveal the inner workings of today’s metadata universe, the hot new technologies and standards essential to continuing forward progress, and how your company can benefit from making metadata a primary business focus.



Emcee
Vickie Nauman, CrossBorderWorks

Moderators
avatar for Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson

Business Development and Industry Relations, UK/Europe, Jaxsta
Joshua Jackson heads up Business Development and Industry Relations in Europe for Jaxsta, a music credits and information resource. He works across data partnerships, new business and product development. Prior to his current position, Jackson co-founded Clippet News, an audible news... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Terry Boissonneault

Terry Boissonneault

Head of Deployment and Implementation, Dataclef
Terry Boissonneault is the Head of Deployment & Implementation at Dataclef, a wholly owned subsidiary of SOCAN. With more than 28 years of I.T. experience in his prior career at SOCAN and now with Dataclef, Boissonneault has insight into data management in the music industry. In his... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Fairchild

Deborah Fairchild

President, VEVA Sound
Deborah Fairchild is the President of VEVA Sound, the world's leading company in the preservation and archival of master recordings. In the past 15 years, Fairchild has risen to lead the company in all facets of the business. She has grown VEVA into a global entity servicing major... Read More →
avatar for Doug Mitchell

Doug Mitchell

Director of Customer Success, Exactuals
Doug Mitchell is Director of Customer Success at Exactuals, a Software as a Service (SaaS) company aiming to modernize the way the entertainment industry makes payments. In his current role, Mitchell shepherds the music customer experience for multiple Fintech Saas product lines (PaymentHub... Read More →
avatar for Todd Tate

Todd Tate

Co-Founder, Viva Data
Todd is a co-founder of Viva Data, a company he co-founded with another music tech veteran, Lucas Gonze. Viva Data helps music companies manage music metadata at scale in virtually any language. Todd focuses on building excellent music tech products, and enjoys mentoring, advising... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 11:25am - 12:10pm
Symphony AB

11:30am

#NEXTGEN_NOW 2.0: Young Voices, High Industry Impact
This Is America – where you can sign mega-star Childish Gambino and A&R the work that won both Record and Song of the Year at the GRAMMYs – all before your 30th birthday.


Yes it's back! The across-the-board acclaimed, uber-inspiring #NEXTGEN_NOW series is set to make a return to the Music Biz Conference! Join us as we feature a panel of young forward-thinking music industry influencers who will detail their unique journeys to the top of the music biz. Between winning The Voice and then reimagining a career, thriving as a top executive at Spotify, working on projects with top Latin artists such as J Balvin and Karol G, and solidifying a place as one of today's most influential music business journalists – these young voices are proving that age does not always equal authority.


Our panel's generation isn't necessarily "next" – it's NOW – and yours can be too. Join us as #NEXTGEN_NOW leaves you inspired, ready to rethink, and perhaps on your way to re-write your narrative... and the future of the music industry.


Moderators
avatar for Cherie Hu

Cherie Hu

Contributing Writer/Editor, Freelance
Cherie Hu is an award-winning journalist focusing on the intersection of music, media and technology. She writes regular columns for Billboard, Forbes and Music Business Worldwide, with additional bylines in Variety, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and the Columbia Journalism Review. In... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Derrick Aroh

Derrick Aroh

VP of A&R, RCA Records
Derrick Aroh is the VP of A&R at RCA Records, and has quickly become one of A&R’s rising stars. Aroh joined RCA in the A&R department as an intern at the age of 18 and became A&R Rep in 2015. He has signed and developed several acclaimed Hip-Hop artists to the label such as Childish... Read More →
avatar for Rosa Asciolla

Rosa Asciolla

Head of Artist & Label Marketing, North America, Spotify
Rosa Asciolla is the Head of Artist & Label Marketing in North America for Spotify. Asciolla leads the team that works directly with artists and managers supporting, empowering, and educating the creative community about Spotify, how to navigate the digital landscape, and its impact... Read More →
avatar for Cassadee Pope

Cassadee Pope

Singer/Songwriter
Cassadee Pope is a singer and songwriter who won NBC’s The Voice in 2012. A year after her win, Pope released her debut album, Frame by Frame, which bowed at number one on Billboard’s Country chart and hit the top 10 on Billboard’s main chart. The album packed the platinum-selling... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Griffin Ballroom

12:00pm

Reel Power - How Video Can Launch A Hip-Hop Career
In 2018, Hip-Hop became the most popular music genre, surpassing Rock for the first time ever in music history. Streaming data and lyric dissection have revealed new trends that artists can leverage to break into the industry. Join us for a conversation with music thought leaders who will discuss how you can use data to learn what content attracts viewers, how to promote a video to break through the competition, and how to monetize a video to make serious money.


Moderators
avatar for Tavia Mapp

Tavia Mapp

Sr. Manager of Publicity & Content Management, ThisIs50
Tavia Mapp is the driving force behind Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson's Hip-Hop website, Thisis50.net. With more than nine years’ experience in brand management, marketing and A&R, She leads the direction and management of the digital and social media strategy for ThisIs50, which... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ben Gross

Ben Gross

Chief Strategy Officer, Genius
Ben Gross is Chief Strategy Officer for Genius, where he oversees the company's strategic partnerships with music publishers, streaming services, and other industry leaders. Prior to his current role, he was Genius's first General Counsel. Before joining Genius, Gross was the Herbert... Read More →
avatar for Chaz Jenkins

Chaz Jenkins

Partner & Advisor, Chartmetric
Chaz Jenkins is a Partner and Advisor at Chartmetric, the most widely-used market analytics platform in the music industry. Chartmetric provides essential insight on the global digital and social environment for A&R, artist development and marketing. Clients include the major record... Read More →
avatar for Roy LaManna

Roy LaManna

Co-Founder and CEO, Vydia
Roy LaManna is Co-Founder and CEO of Vydia, an Inc. 5000 video technology company that ensures content creators have cutting-edge solutions to manage their digital strategy. LaManna is also Founder and President of Trendsetter, a Public Relations and Marketing firm that secures premium... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Belle Meade

12:00pm

The Wild West of Podcasting
Podcasting is a more viable medium for storytelling, promotion, and revenue than ever before, yet remains a format with very few rules or standards.  Join us for an interactive and informative discussion among market leaders and experts as they bring clarity to some of the mystery around partnerships, content strategy, promotion and more. Find out what’s working in the space and how to thrive in this emergent market.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Jesse Burton

Jesse Burton

Head of Music Originals, Spotify
Jesse Burton in the Head of Music Originals at Spotify, where he oversees playlist video programs (Hot Country, Viva Latino, RapCaviar), recorded music (Spotify Singles), and a portfolio of podcasts (The Joe Budden Podcast, Dissect, Jemele Hill Is Unbothered, Stay Free: The Story... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Eicher

Ashley Eicher

Host, All Our Favorite People Podcast
Ashley Eicher is an award-winning television host, and currently hosts the All Our Favorite People podcast. Launched in 2018 by Eicher and co-host Hunter Kelly, the show features in-depth conversations that dig into the heart, hilarity and messiness that is life. Eicher is widely... Read More →
avatar for Marissa Hurwitz

Marissa Hurwitz

Digital Media Agent, William Morris Endeavor
Marissa Hurwitz is an agent in WME’s digital department. Her focus is on representing digital native talent, building out digital businesses for traditional talent, podcasts, and packaging projects for new distribution networks. Hurwitz currently works with podcasters including... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Symphony D

12:15pm

Data in a Post-MMA World
The passage of the Music Modernization Act ushers in a new paradigm around the role of data for mechanical licensing. Pre-MMA, getting access to accurate publishing metadata was as elusive as a sighting of a rare elephant shrew in the wild. Really. Now enacted into U.S. law is a piece of legislation that mandates a publicly accessible database of mechanical rights owners, identifiers and underlying metadata.


Join experts in music licensing, metadata, and rights management systems to discuss how the MMA and impending MLC will change global data sharing practices, norms, and potentially the reduction of duplicative processes to match sound recordings to compositions.


This session is part of our Metadata Summit presented by Dataclef and supported by DataArt, Exactuals, Nielsen Music, and VEVA Sound
For years, experts have forecast the tremendous importance of sophisticated metadata solutions to the future success of the music industry. The data challenges we face are no longer tomorrow’s problems, they are today’s. You may be surprised to learn, leading companies at the forefront of global music data are already operating technology platforms at scale which increase data accuracy, resolve conflicts, and maximize payments to rights holders.


Now in its seventh year, the Music Biz Metadata Summit returns in 2019 to offer substantive, in-depth discussions about how these solutions are operating in the real world today. Through case studies and panels with music data leaders, we will demonstrate how the solutions we’ve been waiting for are already beginning to make a difference worldwide.


We will also examine major legal and political changes (like the Music Modernization Act) and how they affect these solutions. Modern music rights requires significant public-private partnership, as we usher in new music metadata paradigms. We explore what these partnerships mean for music technology platforms of all kinds.


Looking to the future, we will discuss cutting-edge technologies like AI, machine learning, and blockchain to unravel their complicated but essential role in music rights. We explore how creating shared vocabulary, data standards, and best practices are essential for continuing the initial success we’ve seen so far.


Join us as we reveal the inner workings of today’s metadata universe, the hot new technologies and standards essential to continuing forward progress, and how your company can benefit from making metadata a primary business focus.


Emcee
Vickie Nauman, CrossBorderWorks

Moderators
avatar for Vickie Nauman

Vickie Nauman

Principal and Owner, CrossBorderWorks
Vickie Nauman specializes in digital media and content strategy, the intersection of technology and music, and international business development. She founded the boutique consulting and advisory firm CrossBorderWorks in 2004 and since 2014 has been advising and consulting full-time... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alisa Coleman

Alisa Coleman

COO; NY Chapter President, ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.; AIMP
Alisa Coleman is COO of ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. where she oversees day-to-day operations, business development, and global licensing for one of the foremost independent entertainment companies in the world. Through her leadership, management and vision, Coleman has helped generate... Read More →
avatar for Joe Conyers III

Joe Conyers III

Chief Strategy Officer, Songtrust
Joe Conyers III is the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Songtrust , and the VP of Technology for Downtown Music Publishing. Songtrust, an online service that helps music makers and rights holders collect their royalties, is Downtown’s rights management platform. Conyers... Read More →
avatar for Paul Jessop

Paul Jessop

Founder and Director, County Analytics
Paul Jessop is Founder and Director of County Analytics, Ltd., an independent consulting firm named for his 400-year-old home and office in rural England – County Cottage. County Analytics has a diverse range of clients in the media, entertainment and electronics industries, where... Read More →
avatar for Sylvain Piat

Sylvain Piat

Director of Business, CISAC
Sylvain Piat is Director of Business for CISAC, a non-profit organization that aims to protect the rights and promote the interests of creators worldwide. In his role, Piat works with governance and professional rules implementation, as well as monitoring aspects for the whole CISAC... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Symphony AB

1:00pm

Songtrust Introduction
A Songtrust team member will be giving a brief overview demo of our rights management platform and how creators can best utilize our service for their royalty collection.


This session is part of our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum, powered by Songtrust
Now in its third year, our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum gathers the brightest minds serving the indie community to cover the most pressing topics facing these creatives as they embrace new business models to take control of their careers. This year’s Forum will be headlined by a keynote presentation from industry legend and Co-Founder of The Orchard Richard Gottehrer, and an overview of Songtrust’s rights management platform and its possibilities for royalty collection. The program’s panels will address how music streaming is changing the path to mainstream success, how to navigate the legalities of collaborating with other artists, and the power that emerging Blockchain technology is already giving to indie artists.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Conyers III

Joe Conyers III

Chief Strategy Officer, Songtrust
Joe Conyers III is the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Songtrust , and the VP of Technology for Downtown Music Publishing. Songtrust, an online service that helps music makers and rights holders collect their royalties, is Downtown’s rights management platform. Conyers... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 1:10pm
Griffin Ballroom

1:00pm

On the Record: Physical Formats, National Markets and Possible Futures
Over the past decade we were supposed to see the demise of physical formats. While the U.S. saw the market fall by nearly 50% in 2017, CDs and records remain key components of music consumption in other territories. Is the US experience the beginning of an end to physical product globally or is the landscape more complex?  


Why is U.S. music consumption choice so different to that of the UK, Germany, Japan and other markets? Why does market share for physical formats vary so much across territories? What are the factors that drive these differences? What lessons can be learned from successful markets to improve share of revenue for physical product? Is choice of format led by the market or driven by the consumer? What changes would benefit the physical music business at a local and national level? Can streaming improve record and CD sales?


The panel will look at the physical market across borders and formats. Panelists will debate the issues facing the business, focusing on production facilities, distribution networks, the pressure on retail space and support, or lack of it, from the media, music industry and business communities.

Moderators
avatar for Drew Hill

Drew Hill

Managing Director, Proper Music Group
Drew Hill is the Managing Director of Proper Music Group, a full-service company providing everything from global physical and digital distribution to artist and label services. Proper Music Group also provides publishing and online retail, as well as having its own record label... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Terry Currier

Terry Currier

Owner, Music Millennium
Terry Currier got his start in the music business at the age of 17, when he was hired as a Clerk at DJ’s Sound City in Portland, OR. Over the next 12 years, he worked his way up the ladder to Company New Release Buyer before joining Music Millennium as General Manager in 1984. After... Read More →
avatar for Glenn Dicker

Glenn Dicker

Co-Owner/Board Member, Redeye, Riff City Sounds, Yep Roc Records/Music Business Association
Glenn Dicker started in music business with Rounder Distribution/Records in 1988. In 1994, he started Upstart Records. In 1997, Dicker partnered with Tor Hansen in Redeye, now the exclusive physical/digital distributor in North America for many leading indie labels including Barsuk... Read More →
avatar for Jon Strickland

Jon Strickland

Director of Sales, Sub Pop Records
Jon Strickland is Director of Sales for Sub Pop Records. With over 25 years of experience in the indie sector, Strickland has worked with many artists such as Father John Misty, Beach House, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Weyes Blood. Prior to his current position, Strickland served... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Symphony EF

1:00pm

Radio SuperSession
Broadcast radio rates #1 in several music related categories; it commands more weekly listening hours than either YouTube, or Spotify, or Pandora. Radio has a larger audience for music than any streaming service, and depending on whose numbers you believe, a larger audience than all of the music streaming services combined. Radio also claims to be the leading source for music discovery, and it’s essential in providing a platform for artists to talk with their fan base.


Yet, “radio” gets no respect.


There is a furious debate about the future of radio. Some pundits argue that radio is heading for obsolescence, thanks to changing car tech, smart speakers and streaming service penetration among youngsters. “Radio” points to its local connections, personalities, programming and digital footprint as reasons why the future is bright.


The panel will look at the numbers and have a healthy panel discussion to uncover:
• What is really happening with radio listeners- what are the facts?
• How will radio adapt to the changing digital footprint and evolving tech?
• How is Country radio affected, and what’s this mean for Country broadcasters?
• How does the music industry stand to benefit?
• What are the risks to the music industry if radio becomes diminished?

Moderators
avatar for Russ Crupnick

Russ Crupnick

Managing Partner, MusicWatch
Russ Crupnick is Managing Partner of MusicWatch, a company dedicated to marketing research and industry analysis for the music and entertainment industry. Crupnick has focused his work on emerging digital music and video behaviors, high definition media, trends in cross-entertainment... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Beasley

Caroline Beasley

CEO, Beasley Media Group
Caroline Beasley is CEO of Beasley Media Group, which owns and operates many radio stations throughout the country. Prior to her role as CEO, Beasley served as interim CEO, EVP, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary. She currently serves as the Joint Board Chair of the... Read More →
avatar for Johnny Chiang

Johnny Chiang

Director of Operations, Cox Media Group Houston
Johnny Chiang is Director of Operation for Cox Media Group Houston, which is comprised of Houston-area radio stations including KKBQ Country, KGLK Classic Rock, and KTHT Classic Country. Prior to taking on this role in 2000, he served as Program Director for iHeart Los Angeles and... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Williams

Kristen Williams

SVP of Radio & Streaming, Warner Bros. Nashville
Kristen Williams is SVP of Radio and Streaming for Warner Bros. Nashville. Williams has overseen the promotion efforts of some of Country Music’s hottest current artists, including Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay, Chris Janson, and newcomers... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Harpeth

1:00pm

The Third Wave: Surfing the Emerging Streaming Landscape
Established streaming markets enjoy an efficient supply chain, covering file and metadata delivery, marketing and revenue distribution. In emerging markets, businesses are still piecing their chains together. And these are different in each case: players in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and China all face unique challenges, requiring unique solutions.


What network, financial and market dynamics do entrants need to understand to make their models work? Could emerging markets offer innovations that can be applied in established markets, or even lead the next global trends in streaming and consumption?


From foreign investment on the African continent to pirates becoming platforms in the Middle East and Russia, building a market for mobile in India to the ‘pan-music entertainment’ ecology of China, we will explore the opportunities and barriers the new markets offer. Drawing on their experience of various global markets, the panelists will discuss these territories and what we can learn from this unparalleled period of expansion.

Moderators
avatar for Anne Jenniskens

Anne Jenniskens

Head of Licensing, FUGA
Anne Jenniskens is Head of Licensing at FUGA, an industry-leading technology and services company for international rightsholders. Jenniskens is responsible for the company’s global licensing strategy and for its relationship with over 260 digital service providers worldwide. She... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Angel Gambino

Angel Gambino

Chief Commercial Officer, Napster
Angel Gambino is Chief Commercial Officer for Napster, where she is responsible for leading business and product development, marketing and label relations. Her role is focused on transforming Rhapsody International into a market leading audio innovation PaaS business. She previously... Read More →
avatar for Andy Ng

Andy Ng

Group Vice President, Tencent
Andy Ng is Group VP at Tencent, a multinational investment holding conglomerate. He is responsible for Tencent Music’s copyright management and digital music marketing. He currently oversees all business affairs in global licensing, managing PR and promotional activities. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Iredumare Opeyemi

Iredumare Opeyemi

Director of Legal & Business Affairs, Transsnet Music Limited/Boomplay
Iredumare Opeyemi is Director of Legal and Business Affairs for Transsnet Music Limited and Boomplay, Transsnet’s music and video streaming & download service. Opeyemi has spent the last three years facilitating multimillion-dollar deals across catalog licensing, catalog acquisition... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Symphony C

1:10pm

Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum Keynote: Richard Gottehrer, The Orchard
Music Biz 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award recipient and Co-Founder of independent distributor The Orchard, Richard Gottehrer, will keynote this year’s Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum powered by Songtrust. Gottehrer is an industry innovator who has left his mark on virtually all areas of the music world as an esteemed songwriter, producer, performer, entrepreneur, and executive.


Gottehrer’s dedication to the advancement of the indie music community culminated in the late 1990s with his founding of The Orchard with partner Scott Cohen. Coined as “A Place to Grow” for indie artists, the company pioneered a system of storing, delivering, and supplying music digitally. Today, The Orchard is the world’s largest indie music distributor, which works with artists including Jason Isbell, G Herbo, Ozuna, John Prine, Kelsea Ballerini and Jorja Smith.


This session is part of our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum, powered by Songtrust
Now in its third year, our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum gathers the brightest minds serving the indie community to cover the most pressing topics facing these creatives as they embrace new business models to take control of their careers. This year’s Forum will be headlined by a keynote presentation from industry legend and Co-Founder of The Orchard Richard Gottehrer, and an overview of Songtrust’s rights management platform and its possibilities for royalty collection. The program’s panels will address how music streaming is changing the path to mainstream success, how to navigate the legalities of collaborating with other artists, and the power that emerging Blockchain technology is already giving to indie artists.

Moderators
avatar for Brittany Hodak

Brittany Hodak

Co-Founder, The SuperFan Company
Brittany Hodak is Co-Founder of The Superfan Company (formerly ZinePak), a company that creates loyal customers by harnessing the power of fandom. She has spearheaded assignments for Walmart, Katy Perry, Unilever, Amazon, Taylor Swift, Johnson & Johnson, and many more. Hodak has published... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Gottehrer

Richard Gottehrer

Co-Founder, The Orchard
Richard Gottehrer is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Orchard, the largest distributor in the world for independent music and film. The Orchard currently works with artists including Jason Isbell, G Herbo, Ozuna, John Prine, Kelsea Ballerini and Jorja Smith. A true... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 1:10pm - 1:50pm
Griffin Ballroom

1:55pm

How Streaming is Evolving the Path to Mainstream Success
The rise of digital streaming platforms like SoundCloud is evolving the way a creator kickstarts their career - giving them immediate access to a community and tools. Likewise, these digital streaming platforms have also evolved the broader music industry’s approach to discovering new talent and developing their careers, offering more data and insights than ever before. This discussion will cover how streaming has changed the way creators forge their own path in transitioning from "bedroom musician" to "mainstream success," its impact on the broader music industry, and what terms like “discovery” and “success” mean in this new age.

This session is part of our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum, powered by Songtrust
Now in its third year, our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum gathers the brightest minds serving the indie community to cover the most pressing topics facing these creatives as they embrace new business models to take control of their careers. This year’s Forum will be headlined by a keynote presentation from industry legend and Co-Founder of The Orchard Richard Gottehrer, and an overview of Songtrust’s rights management platform and its possibilities for royalty collection. The program’s panels will address how music streaming is changing the path to mainstream success, how to navigate the legalities of collaborating with other artists, and the power that emerging Blockchain technology is already giving to indie artists.

Moderators
avatar for Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Music Journalist and Pop Culture Expert
Sowmya Krishnamurthy is a music journalist and pop culture expert with over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry. She has appeared on TV as a host on MTV's Hip Hop POV and contributes commentary for E!, CNN and Fuse, Revolt TV and The Huffington Post. She has interviewed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for LaTrice Burnette

LaTrice Burnette

EVP and General Manager, Island Records
LaTrice Burnette is EVP and General Manager of Island Records, where she oversees a roster including Shawn Mendes, The Killers, Fall Out Boy and Jessie Reyez. Prior to joining Island Records, Burnette spent eight years as a senior marketing executive with Epic Records where she conceived... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Ellis

Lisa Ellis

Global Head of Music, Artist Relations & Label Services, SoundCloud
Lisa Ellis is the Global Head of Music, Artist Relations, and Label Services at SoundCloud. In her role, Ellis leads the platform’s global artist and label services teams, and is responsible for its relationships with the global creative community of artists, managers, and labels... Read More →
avatar for Jillian Hervey

Jillian Hervey

Member and Artist, Lion Babe
Jillian Hervey is one half of New York-bred funk and soul duo, Lion Babe. Along with her musical partner, producer/DJ Lucas Goodman (also known as Astro Raw), the pair are known for their unique sound and look, described as ‘futuristic nostalgia.” The pair broke out with their... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 1:55pm - 2:35pm
Griffin Ballroom

2:00pm

Parents In Music: A Roundtable Discussion
This session will take place in The Duke, located off to the right of the lobby bar. 


Working in the music business can be tough. Being a parent in the music business is a whole other chapter. This program seeks to be a touchpoint and supportive discussion. The goal and objective of this program is to invite mothers and fathers in the music business to meet and join in a roundtable discussion to explore the cross section of music business life and family life.


"Should I homeschool my child on tour?"


"My child is showing interest in the music business but I'm on the fence about it, knowing what I know... should I encourage?"


Seating is limited so please reserve your seat here.


As you reserve your seat, you will be asked to submit questions to kick-off the discuss. Participants will also be encouraged to ask questions in the room and join in an interactive, lively and cathartic discussion.

Moderators
avatar for Elizabeth Chan

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 →

Monday May 6, 2019 2:00pm - 2:00pm
The Duke

2:00pm

Case Studies: Music Data in Action
In this session, we take you through a few brief examples of how music metadata solutions are being implemented today. Get a glimpse inside the complex challenges and solutions encountered when making music data operate at scale.


Case Study 1
Dataclef, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of SOCAN – one of the leading rights management organizations in the world – leverages over 90 years of experience in rights and data management. Our case study will focus on how the Dataclef Suite ingests and manages the world's repertoire of music data and consumption for our customers by leveraging world-class technology, data practices and workflows to provide scalable services which ultimately pay rights holders quickly and accurately.


Speaker
Janice Scott, Dataclef


Case Study 2
CD Baby is the largest global digital distributor of independent music and the largest publishing rights administrator in the world, representing over 650,000 recording artists, 100,000 songwriters, half a million albums, and more than 7 million tracks across 800+ genres. With so much data coming in from indie artists and labels, it was imperative that the company find a technology partner to ensure that publishing info and master recordings are linked accurately and consistently, conform to all DSP standards, and are optimized for search. They reached out to Exactuals about RAI, which utilizes machine learning bolstered by human experts to accomplish those goals quickly so that artists can get paid, DSPs can aid discoverability, and customers can get the best possible experience and recommendations. In this session, Exactuals' Chris McMurtry and CD Baby's Kelly Jones will discuss their work together and explain exactly how RAI can be used to link Master Recording and Publishing information and clean up metadata to meet DSP standards.


Speakers
Kelly Jones, CD Baby
Chris McMurtry, Exactuals


Case Study 3
Rumblefish – HFA’s licensing and administration service - offers a one-stop solution to manage administration, licensing, data or royalty management needs. Our clients including Warner Music, ClassPass, UltimateGuitar, LANDR, Smule and other DSPs. HFA’s John Raso will be joined by a Rumblefish client to discuss the current state of identifying and administrating publishing rights, establishing licenses and accounting royalties.


Speakers
John Raso, HFA/Rumblefish
Darryl Ballantyne, LyricFind


This session is part of our Metadata Summit presented by Dataclef and supported by DataArt, Exactuals, Nielsen Music, and VEVA Sound
For years, experts have forecast the tremendous importance of sophisticated metadata solutions to the future success of the music industry. The data challenges we face are no longer tomorrow’s problems, they are today’s. You may be surprised to learn, leading companies at the forefront of global music data are already operating technology platforms at scale which increase data accuracy, resolve conflicts, and maximize payments to rights holders.


Now in its seventh year, the Music Biz Metadata Summit returns in 2019 to offer substantive, in-depth discussions about how these solutions are operating in the real world today. Through case studies and panels with music data leaders, we will demonstrate how the solutions we’ve been waiting for are already beginning to make a difference worldwide.


We will also examine major legal and political changes (like the Music Modernization Act) and how they affect these solutions. Modern music rights requires significant public-private partnership, as we usher in new music metadata paradigms. We explore what these partnerships mean for music technology platforms of all kinds.


Looking to the future, we will discuss cutting-edge technologies like AI, machine learning, and blockchain to unravel their complicated but essential role in music rights. We explore how creating shared vocabulary, data standards, and best practices are essential for continuing the initial success we’ve seen so far.


Join us as we reveal the inner workings of today’s metadata universe, the hot new technologies and standards essential to continuing forward progress, and how your company can benefit from making metadata a primary business focus.



Emcee
Vickie Nauman, CrossBorderWorks

Speakers
avatar for Darryl Ballantyne

Darryl Ballantyne

Founder and CEO, LyricFind
Darryl Ballantyne is the Founder and CEO of LyricFind, a company which pioneered the licensed digital lyrics space, successfully negotiating the first-ever mass lyrics licensing deal with EMI Music Publishing in 2005. Since then, he has grown LyricFind to be the largest legal, licensed... Read More →
avatar for John Raso

John Raso

SVP, Client Services, HFA
John Raso is the SVP of Client Services for HFA and Rumblefish, where he oversees the teams who provide support to thousands of publishers and Rumblefish clients. Raso oversees the identification and distribution of music publishing royalties generated by Rumblefish administration... Read More →
avatar for Janice Scott

Janice Scott

COO and Head of Sales, Dataclef
Janice Scott directs and oversees the sales and application of Dataclef’s products and services, while focusing on the company’s ongoing and future business development activities in its growing services area. With more than 30 years of experience, Scott began her career as a... Read More →
avatar for Chris McMurtry

Chris McMurtry

Head of Music Product, Exactuals
Chris McMurtry is Head of Music Products for Exactuals. Born and raised in Nashville, McMurtry has been involved with music his entire life. His passion for music is only equaled by the underlying technologies and data that drive its curation, discoverability, insights, and accurate... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones

Director of Data & Analytics, CD Baby
Kelly Jones is the Director of Data & Analytics at CD Baby, joining the company a little over two years ago. In this role, Jones leads the team that architects and designs the data platforms that power CD Baby's growing and changing technology platform. She brings data and software... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Symphony AB

2:00pm

Increasing the Impact of Indie Retail Promotion in the Age of Streaming
The objective of this panel will be to focus on the continued importance of independent record stores in the age of streaming, with an emphasis on bringing independent retail promotion online. From streaming an in-store with a media partner to creating bespoke digital content to be experienced only at record stores to filming bands engaging with a retailer to promote a record, indie retail can be the home for not just the local community to gather and experience music, but also a platform for fans around the world to experience an artist's record for the first time. Panelists working in retail marketing at record labels and independent shops will share examples of promotions they have successfully brought online. Attendees will learn about the importance of the community of discovery a record shop can foster and how that can be translated to a wider audience around the globe.

Moderators
avatar for Emmaline McCourt

Emmaline McCourt

Director of Sales, Mute Records
Emmaline McCourt is the Director of Sales at Mute Records, where she works on digital and brick-and-mortar sales initiatives with artists such as M83, José Gonzalez, Yann Tiersen, and Moby. Previously, she spent four years as Sales & Marketing Coordinator for distributor Matador... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ani Basdekian

Ani Basdekian

Account Manager, Sales Strategy, Ingrooves Music Group
Ani Basdekian is Account Manager of Sales Strategy at Ingrooves Music Group, a global distribution, technology and marketing company. Prior to this position, Basdekian worked her way up through the ranks of Universal Music Group, serving in various artist development and physical... Read More →
avatar for Anna Lundy

Anna Lundy

Manager, Grimey's New and Preloved Music
Anna Lundy has worked in independent music retail for almost 20 years, dating back to her part-time college job at The Disc Exchange in Knoxville in the late 1990s. She has spent much of the last 13 years managing Grimey's New & Preloved Music in Nashville, helping the store move... Read More →
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Dave Martin

Head of Physical, Omnian Music Group
Dave Martin is the Head of Physical for the Omnian Music Group, which includes record labels Captured Tracks, Sinderlyn Records, and Flying Nun, among others. Martin has over 30 years experience in the independent side of the music business in various roles with record stores, distributors... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Symphony D

2:00pm

Emotional Intelligence: Your Ultimate Leadership Differentiator
“Emotional Intelligence” is what people look for in their leaders but how do you actually embrace and model it? Start to understand why this leadership quality has a greater impact than anything else. Then get a view of the steps to master this important trait for the benefit of the people you lead and your career.


This is session is a continuation of Music Biz’s Become a Future Leader of Entertainment Series, a four-part program will give you the insights and tools to become a leader in our space that can drive results for any part of the business by understanding how to motivate the people you work with!

Speakers
avatar for Adam Mirabella

Adam Mirabella

President, Mirabella Leadership Advisors
Adam Mirabella is a 17-year music industry veteran, having led the digital revolution from inside formidable companies like Warner Music, Sony Music, Omnicom, and Nokia. An experienced leader and a Certified Executive Coach and trainer, he specializes in helping executive leaders... Read More →
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Ilana Zivkovich

Founder and CEO, WERQ
Ilana Zivkovich is the founder & CEO of WERQ, a strategic leadership advisory firm headquartered in Austin, TX. An experienced executive leader and Certified Executive Coach, she is passionate about creating developmental experiences for top-level professionals that combine personal... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Belle Meade

2:35pm

Songtrust Presentation
A Songtrust team member will be giving a brief overview demo of our rights management platform and how creators can best utilize our service for their royalty collection.


This session is part of our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum, powered by Songtrust
Now in its third year, our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum gathers the brightest minds serving the indie community to cover the most pressing topics facing these creatives as they embrace new business models to take control of their careers. This year’s Forum will be headlined by a keynote presentation from industry legend and Co-Founder of The Orchard Richard Gottehrer, and an overview of Songtrust’s rights management platform and its possibilities for royalty collection. The program’s panels will address how music streaming is changing the path to mainstream success, how to navigate the legalities of collaborating with other artists, and the power that emerging Blockchain technology is already giving to indie artists.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Bond

Anna Bond

Director of Business Development, North America, 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 →



Monday May 6, 2019 2:35pm - 2:45pm
Griffin Ballroom

2:45pm

The Collaborator’s Dilemma: Getting What’s Yours Even When You've Given Up Control
You partnered up and worked hard during the creative process. Despite some push-and-pull along the way, in the end, an amazing piece of music has been birthed.  The delicate conversation about who did what has been had and the split sheets are signed. So the hard part is over… or is it?  


From idea to administration, this panel will explore the legal and practical implications of collaborations and provide sound advice on protecting your interests in co-authored songs and records. Topics will include statutory rights of co-authors, copyright assignments, (co)publishing and (co)administration agreements, fractional licensing, and the impact of recent changes brought about by the Music Modernization Act. Additionally, we will cover best practices when it comes to registering your contributions with the various collection societies and ensuring your co-collaborators hold up their end of the bargain.


This session is part of our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum, powered by Songtrust
Now in its third year, our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum gathers the brightest minds serving the indie community to cover the most pressing topics facing these creatives as they embrace new business models to take control of their careers. This year’s Forum will be headlined by a keynote presentation from industry legend and Co-Founder of The Orchard Richard Gottehrer, and an overview of Songtrust’s rights management platform and its possibilities for royalty collection. The program’s panels will address how music streaming is changing the path to mainstream success, how to navigate the legalities of collaborating with other artists, and the power that emerging Blockchain technology is already giving to indie artists.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Berger

Jason Berger

Partner, Margolis Edelstein
Jason Berger is a partner at Philadelphia-based law firm Margolis Edelstein and chairs the firm’s Entertainment and New Media practice group. Berger’s expertise lies in recognizing talented artists, individuals and companies; developing strategy to achieve long-term success; and... Read More →
avatar for Ash Kernen

Ash Kernen

Founder and Principal Attorney, Kernen Law
Ash Kernen is the Founder and Principal Attorney of Kernen Law, a Philadelphia-based boutique entertainment and intellectual property law firm, focusing predominantly on the music industry. Having spent over a decade as an independent musician prior to becoming a lawyer, Kernen’s... Read More →
avatar for Molly Neuman

Molly Neuman

Global Head of Business Development, Songtrust
Molly Neuman is the Global Head of Business Development at Songtrust, the world’s largest global royalty collection service and publishing administrator. At Songtrust she leads the business development, sales, and marketing teams of in their service to over 100,000 songwriters and... Read More →
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Misha Hunke

AVP of Distribution & Administration Services, BMI
Misha Hunke is the AVP of Distribution & Administration Service for Broadcast Music Inc (BMI), an American performing rights organization that represents more than 900,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 14 million musical works. Hunke... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:25pm
Griffin Ballroom

2:45pm

Future Is Now: Emergent Music Data Technology You Can Use Today
The music-industry potential of emergent technology concepts like AI and the blockchain is staggering. From creating a transparent and interoperable ledger of music rights data on the blockchain to drastically cutting down on unidentified and unclaimed royalties via AI, the use cases for these technologies is nearly limitless. But what is often lost in the discussion of these possibilities is the fact that many viable applications of these technologies already exist today. In this panel, a series of companies currently offering products built on emergent tech concepts will show attendees how they can take advantage of their potential today.


This session is part of our Metadata Summit presented by Dataclef and supported by DataArt, Exactuals, Nielsen Music, and VEVA Sound
For years, experts have forecast the tremendous importance of sophisticated metadata solutions to the future success of the music industry. The data challenges we face are no longer tomorrow’s problems, they are today’s. You may be surprised to learn, leading companies at the forefront of global music data are already operating technology platforms at scale which increase data accuracy, resolve conflicts, and maximize payments to rights holders.


Now in its seventh year, the Music Biz Metadata Summit returns in 2019 to offer substantive, in-depth discussions about how these solutions are operating in the real world today. Through case studies and panels with music data leaders, we will demonstrate how the solutions we’ve been waiting for are already beginning to make a difference worldwide.


We will also examine major legal and political changes (like the Music Modernization Act) and how they affect these solutions. Modern music rights requires significant public-private partnership, as we usher in new music metadata paradigms. We explore what these partnerships mean for music technology platforms of all kinds.


Looking to the future, we will discuss cutting-edge technologies like AI, machine learning, and blockchain to unravel their complicated but essential role in music rights. We explore how creating shared vocabulary, data standards, and best practices are essential for continuing the initial success we’ve seen so far.


Join us as we reveal the inner workings of today’s metadata universe, the hot new technologies and standards essential to continuing forward progress, and how your company can benefit from making metadata a primary business focus.



Emcee
Vickie Nauman, CrossBorderWorks

Moderators
avatar for Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones

Director of Data & Analytics, CD Baby
Kelly Jones is the Director of Data & Analytics at CD Baby, joining the company a little over two years ago. In this role, Jones leads the team that architects and designs the data platforms that power CD Baby's growing and changing technology platform. She brings data and software... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rory Bernard

Rory Bernard

CEO, Synchtank
Rory Bernard, CEO of Synchtank, is an experienced technology and software company entrepreneur who has worked at operational and board levels on startups co-founded with like-minded CEO's. Synchtank is a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) platform that broadcast, film, music... Read More →
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Jean-Luc Biaulet

CEO, Music Story
Jean-Luc Biaulet is the founder and CEO of Music Story, which provides music metadata licenses and related services for music and streaming platforms worldwide. 10 years ago, Biaulet used his background in data engineering to build a team dedicated to music and to remedying the countless... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Conlin

Lindsay Conlin

Business Development, Exactuals
Lindsay Conlin works in Music and Data Business Development at Exactuals, a Software as a Service (SaaS) company modernizing the way the entertainment industry makes payments, including residuals, royalties, marketplace payments, and similarly complex transactions. In her role at... Read More →
avatar for Greg Delaney

Greg Delaney

Owner, Entertainment Intelligence
Greg Delaney is the Owner of Entertainment Intelligence (Ei), a platform that seamlessly blends data from a variety of sources, analyzing over 45 billion streams by playlist, demographic and location. Ei also generates reports and benchmarks that help distributors, labels and artists... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Symphony AB

3:00pm

Music Business and Addiction: How Music Hurts the Artist and How It Heals
An in-depth look at how the music industry contributes to artists’ addictions and how music helps in the healing process. Our panel will include industry management who over the course of their career have helped over 50 artists find and maintain recovery while maintaining a successful career in the music industry. We will also show how to utilize music to ease any triggers while recording or on the road and discuss what it is like during active addiction and the process of working while in recovery. The panel will also include artists in recovery to share their experiences both in addiction and in recovery, and a clinician with experience working with artists and the process.

Moderators
avatar for Naomi Fabricant

Naomi Fabricant

Executive Director, Face The Music Foundation
Naomi Fabricant is the Executive Director of the Face the Music Foundation, which serves to raise awareness about addiction and recovery through information based outreach, fundraising events, and social media. Fabricant has over 30 years in the music industry, in a variety of roles... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Gorordo

Joseph Gorordo

VP of Business Development, Recovery Unplugged
Joseph Gorordo is VP of Business Development for Recovery Unplugged, a network of drug and alcohol treatment centers. Gorordo also oversees the entirety of the West Coast outreach team, helping maintain relationships with individuals in the community and healthcare providers to ensure... Read More →
avatar for Josh Halverson

Josh Halverson

Singer/Songwriter
Josh Halverson is an award-winning singer/songwriter who was a finalist from Season 11 of  NBC's The Voice. Halverson received "Artist of the Year" and "Best Folk Recording" at the 17th Annual Native American Music Awards, was named "Artist of the Year" at the 2018 Country Music... Read More →
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Doc McGhee

American Music Manager, McGhee Entertainment, Inc.
Doc Mcghee is CEO of McGhee Entertainment, Inc. As a pioneer of the entertainment industry, McGhee is responsible for founding the legendary careers of Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, and Skid Row. He managed the world-famous band, KISS for over two decades and reunited them for their sold-out... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Harpeth

3:00pm

Interactive Music: A New Way for Fans to Engage With Songs
Interactive Music is empowering everyday music fans to engage with songs deeper than ever before. The technology is simplifying the experience where a novice is more easily able to express their creativity. New platforms like Jammer, Oiid, Mix the Music, and Song AI are providing fans with easy-to-use tools to DJ, mix, and play songs in a new and immersive format.  


This panel will explore the artist and producer viewpoint on consumers creating their own interpretations of a song and how they see these types of platforms being a catalyst for a more personalized and immersive music experience in the future.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Janiszewski

Sarah Janiszewski

Head of Industry Relations, Jammer
Sarah Janiszewski is Head of Industry Relations for Jammer, a music app that is leading the way in an emerging interactive music segment. Janiszewski has over a decade of experience working with creatives, labels and brands to bring their artistic visions to market.  She has worked... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ivan Barias

Ivan Barias

GRAMMY-Nominated Producer & Songwriter
Ivan Barias is a music producer, songwriter and engineer.  As one half of the production/songwriting team Carvin & Ivan, he has received numerous awards and accolades for his songwriting and production, and has been nominated three times for a GRAMMY in the Best R&B Song category... Read More →
avatar for Ben Folds

Ben Folds

Multi-Platinum Selling Pop Artist
Ben Folds is multi-platinum Pop Artist who has created an enormous body of genre-bending music, including pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records. Folds’s last album was a blend of Pop songs and his “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra... Read More →
avatar for Jane Gowen

Jane Gowen

EVP of Product Development & Marketing, Universal Music Enterprises
Jane Gowen is EVP of Product Development & Marketing for Universal Music Enterprises. Gowen holds key leadership roles on global teams for The Beatles, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, and many others. She is focused on working with artists to innovate... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Symphony C

3:00pm

Beyond Borders Powered by Nielsen Music: A Pan-European Look at Music
3 – 3:30 PM       Top Trends Driving Global Music Consumption
The globalization of music is real. With people around the world connected to the internet, streaming services are making music more accessible than ever before. In this session, Nielsen will present the top streaming trends impacting music consumption, the top 10 music markets in the world and the distinct characteristics of each, as well as spotlight the highest growth markets by revenue. Nielsen will also share its analysis on the top 200 globally streamed songs by genre and the countries that possess the power to propel songs to international stardom.  


Presenter
Scott Ryan, Gracenote


3:35 – 4:45 PM    The New Frontier of Digital Licensing in the Pan-European Market
While the industry continues to evolve with the growth in streaming due to large digital music platforms, it’s important to think about business in a global marketplace, rather than on a national basis. It’s also a critical time to evaluate the next frontier of digital licensing while maximizing the value of copyright and leveraging the tools that exist to discover every revenue source.


This panel will discuss the cultural and technological barriers as well as potential solutions. The panel will also drive a conversation about simplifying the online licensing process—while identifying platforms that will maximize efficiency and the need for multiple license types in multiple territories.


Does the large amount of data/music consumption in the digital landscape drive transparency and enhanced efficiency in the licensing process? Will artists and songwriters collect accurate royalty payments? Are publishers losing money in Europe? These are just a few of the questions that can kick off a productive conversation.


Moderator
Sam Kling, SESAC


Panelist
Teri Nelson Carpenter, Reel Muzik Werks LLC
Sebastian Spring, Mint Digital Services

Moderators
avatar for Sam Kling

Sam Kling

Senior VP of Creative Operations, SESAC
Sam Kling is SVP of Creative Operations for SESAC Holdings, a performing rights organization. Kling oversees the company’s growth strategies for artist affiliations, music publishers and new business opportunities within the creative community. He also manages the Creative Services... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Teri Nelson Carpenter

Teri Nelson Carpenter

President &. CEO, REEL MUZIK WERKS
Teri Nelson Carpenter is President and CEO of Reel Muzik Werks LLC (RMW), a full-service music rights management company that specializes in Global Writer/Publisher Administration, Licensing & Clearance, and Music Supervision for all media. RMW also includes the management of performance... Read More →
avatar for Scott Ryan

Scott Ryan

Global VP Music, Nielsen / Gracenote
Scott leads the global market development and business for the music verticals for Nielsen Entertainment Music and Gracenote.
avatar for Sebastian Spring

Sebastian Spring

Development Director, Mint Digital Services
Sebastian Spring is Head of Publisher Affairs for Mint Digital Services, a leading Swiss collection society that is a joint venture between SESAC and SUISA. Mint is the first transatlantic collaboration between organizations that represent musical works on behalf of publishers and... Read More →



Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Symphony EF

3:30pm

Music Inside a Blockchain World: Why Artists Will Lead the Blockchain Revolution
Blockchain will disrupt everything and artists will be on the frontline. Learn about the blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and how to utilize them in the new music industry. There are many problems that can be solved by using the blockchain in the music industry and this presentation will get to the bottom of it and provide real life examples. There is a lot of talk about the blockchain but little is said about how it applies to people who do not code.


Interviewer
Britnee Foreman — Head of Data Strategy, Songtrust


Interviewee
Shelita Burke — Blockchain Music Artist


This session is part of our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum, powered by Songtrust
Now in its third year, our Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum gathers the brightest minds serving the indie community to cover the most pressing topics facing these creatives as they embrace new business models to take control of their careers. This year’s Forum will be headlined by a keynote presentation from industry legend and Co-Founder of The Orchard Richard Gottehrer, and an overview of Songtrust’s rights management platform and its possibilities for royalty collection. The program’s panels will address how music streaming is changing the path to mainstream success, how to navigate the legalities of collaborating with other artists, and the power that emerging Blockchain technology is already giving to indie artists.

Moderators
avatar for Britnee Foreman

Britnee Foreman

Head of Data Strategy, Songtrust
Britnee Foreman is the Head of Data Strategy at Songtrust and Downtown Music Publishing, where she uses data to leverage insights and advocate for songwriters. After more than a decade in the music industry, she knows what drives an artist’s career forward and works to help artists... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shelita Burke

Shelita Burke

Blockchain Music Artist
Shelita Burke is a groundbreaking Pop music artist and futurist who has achieved impressive Billboard and other chart positions without the help of major labels. Burke is the archetype of what is possible for artists as she holistically integrates her talents in data science and blockchain... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Griffin Ballroom

3:35pm

Designing New Data Solutions for Voice-Based Music Discovery
Smarter speakers and voice-enabled virtual assistants are taking over the home. These next-generation smart home devices are changing the way people find and experience music.  Unlike text searches, voice searches must be accurate and leave very little room for errors. Voice searches must understand context and unpack multiple queries in a single question.  


As a result, descriptive information and metadata become critical for voice-powered searches. This panel will explore how voice is changing consumer behavior, the challenges for music-related voice queries and data, and how the industry is applying AI and machine learning to drive next-gen music search and discovery in the smart home.


This session is part of our Metadata Summit presented by Dataclef and supported by DataArt, Exactuals, Nielsen Music, and VEVA Sound
For years, experts have forecast the tremendous importance of sophisticated metadata solutions to the future success of the music industry. The data challenges we face are no longer tomorrow’s problems, they are today’s. You may be surprised to learn, leading companies at the forefront of global music data are already operating technology platforms at scale which increase data accuracy, resolve conflicts, and maximize payments to rights holders.


Now in its seventh year, the Music Biz Metadata Summit returns in 2019 to offer substantive, in-depth discussions about how these solutions are operating in the real world today. Through case studies and panels with music data leaders, we will demonstrate how the solutions we’ve been waiting for are already beginning to make a difference worldwide.


We will also examine major legal and political changes (like the Music Modernization Act) and how they affect these solutions. Modern music rights requires significant public-private partnership, as we usher in new music metadata paradigms. We explore what these partnerships mean for music technology platforms of all kinds.


Looking to the future, we will discuss cutting-edge technologies like AI, machine learning, and blockchain to unravel their complicated but essential role in music rights. We explore how creating shared vocabulary, data standards, and best practices are essential for continuing the initial success we’ve seen so far.


Join us as we reveal the inner workings of today’s metadata universe, the hot new technologies and standards essential to continuing forward progress, and how your company can benefit from making metadata a primary business focus.



Emcee
Vickie Nauman, CrossBorderWorks

Moderators
avatar for Amy Wang

Amy Wang

Journalist, Rolling Stone
Amy Wang is Rolling Stone's music business reporter. Wang covers streaming, labels, startups, and big-picture narratives in the future of media and entertainment. Previously, she was a reporter for Quartz, Slate and The Economist.

Speakers
avatar for Kintan Brahmbhatt

Kintan Brahmbhatt

Director of Product Management, Amazon Music
Kintan Brahmbhatt is the Director of Product Management and Engineering Program Management for Amazon Music. After joining Amazon in 2009, Brahmbhatt guided the product vision and execution for IMDb Everywhere, the IMDb Movies & TV App for mobile devices, before joining the Amazon... Read More →
avatar for Tim Cutting

Tim Cutting

VP of Consumer Electronics, Digital and Pay TV, Gracenote
As VP of Consumer Electronics, Digital & MVPD for Gracenote, Tim Cutting leads the company's strategic sales initiatives designed to help CE, digital media and TV provider customers develop and launch entirely new entertainment experiences. Cutting is responsible for collaborating... Read More →
avatar for Ty Roberts

Ty Roberts

Strategic Advisor
Ty Roberts brings 25 years of experience and vision to every project. As a technologist, he developed technologies and data that power products including iTunes and Ford Sync, which are used by hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide. Today, he is the Strategic Advisor for TIDAL... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 3:35pm - 4:15pm
Symphony AB

4:00pm

BPMs: Music and Online Fitness
Music is the driving force of a great workout, from hi-octane spin classes to meditative yoga.  Music-savvy online fitness services like Peloton, Aaptiv, Fly Anywhere and many more are reinventing the workout experience by streaming directly into homes or wherever there’s Wi-Fi, combining great playlists with world-class instructors to keep the motivation and calories burned high; and they’re bringing the music industry along for the bike ride. This panel will discuss how the music and fitness industries are working in concert to bring innovative fitness products to market and how they are driving new music revenues.

Moderators
avatar for Lauren Pufpaf

Lauren Pufpaf

Co-founder and COO, Feed.fm
Lauren Pufpaf is Co-Founder and COO of Feed.fm, the leading B2B music platform for apps and retail brands. With experience across a wide range of industries, the connecting thread is the desire to build businesses and drive growth. With Feed.fm, Pufpaf merged a personal passion for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Campbell

Bill Campbell

Founder and CEO, Barefoot Media
Veteran digital music executive Bill Campbell is the Founder and CEO of Barefoot Media LLC, a consulting firm focused on assisting companies with licensing, negotiation, strategy, growth, financial modeling, and partner development. Barefoot’s clients extend across a wide range... Read More →
avatar for Evan Parness

Evan Parness

Executive Director, Digital Licensing, BMI
Evan Parness is Executive Director of Business Development & Digital Licensing at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). In this position, Parness is responsible for the growth and diversification of digital licensing revenues, with a particular focus on licensing solutions for emerging digital... Read More →
avatar for Chloe Raynes

Chloe Raynes

Director of Music Licensing & Partnerships, Aaptiv
Chloe Raynes is the Director of Music Licensing & Partnerships at Aaptiv. In this role, she oversees Aaptiv's in-app music curation and artist partnerships, while also working on music licensing and label relations. Since joining the team at Aaptiv, Raynes has worked with its label... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Belle Meade

4:00pm

Finding Your Fanbase: Starting, Managing and Growing a Fan Club in the Digital Age
Join Jennifer "T Bird” Gabriel, Founder of the Zamily (Zac Brown Band's fan club), with special guest Jackie Augustus, SB Projects’ head of digital marketing, for a discussion on the ins and outs of starting, managing, and growing a fan club for one of music’s biggest acts. T Bird shares the organic way in which she was able to spot one super fan and turn them into a massive family made up of 20k+ (and growing) ZBB loyalists by taking the mega-star band directly to the fans. Over the past decade plus, as Zac Brown Band’s fan club director, T Bird has seen it all – from the band’s early days engaging with regulars at the house bar, to touring full-time with ZBB and managing its million-dollar VIP ticketing program – and had to quickly adapt to quick changes in the music industry, necessary for success.

T Bird will share her inside knowledge on how to navigate through an ever-changing media landscape while maintaining/growing a successful bands' fanbase. She'll discuss how to reach fan club members in the digital age by utilizing social media, email marketing, and paid advertising - with special insight from Augustus. In addition to discussing ZBB Zamily’s digital outreach methods, T Bird will touch on the importance of incorporating artist-to-fan interaction into ZBB's marketing strategy to drive loyalty. In this session, you'll learn what it means to take to the masses to find your fanbase among the crowd, connect with them and grow them - as your band or artist grows simultaneously.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Augustus

Jackie Augustus

Head of Digital Marketing, SB Projects
Jackie Augustus is Head of Digital Marketing at Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, a company at the intersection of music, film, television, technology, brands, culture and social good. Augustus manages numerous exclusive activations under the SB Projects digital umbrella, including social... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer

Jennifer "T Bird" Gabriel

Founder, Zamily (Zac Brown Band Fan Club)
Jennifer “T Bird” Gabriel is the Founder of the "Zamily," the fan club for Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning artists Zac Brown Band. Gabriel identified a growing community of fans that were looking for a shared music experience and began working closely with the band even before... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Symphony C

4:00pm

The Power of Voice
Voice technology is no longer the future, but the present. Smart speakers continue to penetrate the home while the voice technology powering them finds its way into other areas of our lives. Join us as we hear from market leaders and experts as they discuss how voice is shaping consumer behavior and, specifically, music consumption. Find out how the voice technology will impact the future, and how you can tap into the power of voice.

Moderators
avatar for Ben Brown

Ben Brown

VP of Digital Revenue, Sony Music Entertainment/Provident
Ben Brown is the VP of Digital Revenue for Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. After nearly 15 years with Provident, Brown has served in a variety of digital roles involving sales, streaming, and business development. He has led many different voice initiatives... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charles Berg

Charles Berg

UX Design Lead, Google/Nest
Charles Berg is a UX design lead on the Google Home family of products. In this role, he focuses on developing smart speaker experiences that delight and engage users. Prior to Google, Berg was a UX design lead at Skype, where he launched the first iteration of mobile group calli... Read More →
avatar for Lars Murray

Lars Murray

Strategist/Marketer/Creator/Connector, PopCult/Voxally
I'm Lars Murray, a Digital Music OG working the content and tech sides of the voice and podcast worlds. You may know me from Pandora, Columbia Records, Virgin Records, Rykodisc (I said I was OG!), or from my international food posts on Instagram.Let's talk about how voice and contextual... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Riggen-Ransom

Michelle Riggen-Ransom

Voice Programming Manager, Amazon Music
Michelle Riggen-Ransom is the Voice Programming Manager for Amazon Music. She joined the Amazon Music team in early 2019 to help ensure customers can hear their favorite songs and discover new music on Alexa. Prior to joining Amazon Music, Riggen-Ransom was one of the original writers... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Symphony D

4:20pm

Making Modern Music Metadata Standards Work
As the entertainment industry modernizes the links between ISWC, ISRC, EIDR, ISAN, and many other identifiers, along with the platforms that power them, what can be done to unify metadata systems, identify cross-format usage, and create scalable best practices? Where do data standards like DDEX fit? This final panel will draw on the topics of the day to discuss and propose new metadata standards, connections, and identifiers, with a focus on simplifying...not complexifying.


This session is part of our Metadata Summit presented by Dataclef and supported by DataArt, Exactuals, Nielsen Music, and VEVA Sound
For years, experts have forecast the tremendous importance of sophisticated metadata solutions to the future success of the music industry. The data challenges we face are no longer tomorrow’s problems, they are today’s. You may be surprised to learn, leading companies at the forefront of global music data are already operating technology platforms at scale which increase data accuracy, resolve conflicts, and maximize payments to rights holders.


Now in its seventh year, the Music Biz Metadata Summit returns in 2019 to offer substantive, in-depth discussions about how these solutions are operating in the real world today. Through case studies and panels with music data leaders, we will demonstrate how the solutions we’ve been waiting for are already beginning to make a difference worldwide.


We will also examine major legal and political changes (like the Music Modernization Act) and how they affect these solutions. Modern music rights requires significant public-private partnership, as we usher in new music metadata paradigms. We explore what these partnerships mean for music technology platforms of all kinds.


Looking to the future, we will discuss cutting-edge technologies like AI, machine learning, and blockchain to unravel their complicated but essential role in music rights. We explore how creating shared vocabulary, data standards, and best practices are essential for continuing the initial success we’ve seen so far.


Join us as we reveal the inner workings of today’s metadata universe, the hot new technologies and standards essential to continuing forward progress, and how your company can benefit from making metadata a primary business focus.



Emcee
Vickie Nauman, CrossBorderWorks

Moderators
avatar for Abby North

Abby North

Principal, North Music Group LLC
Abby North is Principle of North Music Group LLC, worldwide publishing administrator for more than twenty catalogs with approximately 80,000 commercial and film and TV works. She is also Founder of Unchained Melody Publishing LLC, which she started after she began working with her... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tim Devenport

Tim Devenport

Executive Director, ISNI
Tim Devenport is Executive Director of ISNI International Agency and is also with the international standards organization, EDltEUR. Devenport has used his background in senior management, business consultancy and project management in the serials publishing sector to help EDItEUR... Read More →
avatar for Mark Isherwood

Mark Isherwood

Secretariat, Digital Data Exchange (DDEX)
Mark Isherwood is Secretariat at the Digital Data Exchange (DDEX), an organization developing standard messages and other supporting standards for the exchange of information relating to the management of digital media content and rights with the current focus on the music industry... Read More →
avatar for Will Kreth

Will Kreth

Executive Director, EIDR
Will Kreth is Executive Director at EIDR, or Entertainment Identifier Registry Association. Kreth has been involved in the broadband and digital media revolution for more than two decades and is a strategic advocate for supply chain automation, improved metadata workflows, and digital... Read More →
avatar for Sylvain Piat

Sylvain Piat

Director of Business, CISAC
Sylvain Piat is Director of Business for CISAC, a non-profit organization that aims to protect the rights and promote the interests of creators worldwide. In his role, Piat works with governance and professional rules implementation, as well as monitoring aspects for the whole CISAC... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Symphony AB

5:00pm

Featured Presentation: Double Duty with Paul Rosenberg, Def Jam Recordings
CEO of Def Jam Recordings and veteran artist manager Paul Rosenberg will keynote at a Featured Presentation, where he will discuss his professional journey, experience in both the management and label arenas, and his vision for the future of the industry at large.


An accomplished attorney, Rosenberg is also the founder and CEO of Goliath Artists Inc. — the New York-based management firm that handles the career of global Hip-Hop superstar Eminem and other recording artists including Detroit’s Danny Brown. He also continues to oversee Shady Records, the boutique record label he launched in 1999 with Eminem that has released breakthrough albums by such Hip-Hop acts as 50 Cent, D12 and Bad Meets Evil (Eminem’s collaboration with Royce Da 5’9”). Rosenberg has also served as a producer on films including 8 Mile, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, and Southpaw.


Keynote
Paul Rosenberg


Interviewer
Joe Levy, Content Strategist/Editor/Writer/Host

Moderators
avatar for Joe Levy

Joe Levy

Content Strategist, Editor, Writer, Host
Joe Levy is a Content Strategist, Editor, Writer and Podcast host. Currently, he is a Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone, where he served as Executive Editor from 1997 to 2007. Levy was the former Editor of Billboard, and has contributed to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Rosenberg

Paul Rosenberg

CEO, Def Jam Recordings
Detroit native Paul Rosenberg began 2018 on the cover of Billboard’s annual Power 100 issue, alongside his longtime friend, partner and client Eminem. Rosenberg - one of the music industry’s most prominent artist managers and label executives thanks to a combination of sharp business... Read More →


Monday May 6, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Griffin Ballroom

6:00pm

J.P. Morgan Cocktail Party
Does a day full of weighty discussions about “metadata who?” and “licensing what?” have your head spinning? Come decompress in the Griffin Ballroom Foyer after the day’s Featured Presentation with complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres provided by JP Morgan!


Monday May 6, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Griffin Ballroom Foyer

7:00pm

The Other Nashville Society (TONS) Mixer [FURTHER RSVP REQUIRED]
Sponsored by AWAL


Join The Other Nashville Society (TONS) for a special edition mixer during Music Biz 2019! Since launching in May of 2017, TONS has quickly become the go-to organization for non-Country music creators and industry professionals in Nashville. With over 800 members, representing every major music company and GRAMMY Award-winning creators alike, TONS Mixers have built a reputation of being can't miss events featuring the "who's who" of the Nashville scene.


RSVP for the event here. RSVP does not guarantee entry and event will be filled on first-come, first-served basis. Music Biz badge also required for entry.

Monday May 6, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hard 8 Working Group Mgmt. 521 5th Avenue S.

9:00pm

Late Nite with Universal Nashville Presented by Sounds Like Nashville
Doors: 8:30pm, Music starts at 9pm.
Open to Music Biz badge holders on a first come, first serve basis.



Kick off Music Biz 2019 with Universal Nashville and a showcase of some of their hottest new artists, including Adam Hambrick, Jon Langston and Caylee Hammack!


Monday May 6, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
The Stage 2nd Floor (Back Entrance) 412 Broadway
 
Tuesday, May 7
 

7:00am

Registration
Tuesday May 7, 2019 7:00am - 6:00pm
Main Lobby, left of hotel check-in

8:00am

Breakfast and Presentation Sponsored by Rolling Stone
Join Rolling Stone and BuzzAngle as the brand charts new territory. The music industry has called for greater transparency — we listened. Our service is driven by our commitment to the modern music world, and our new products reflect the true impact of music, celebrate the artists most deserving of attention, and define what it really means to be number one.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Griffin Ballroom

8:00am

Jaxsta Lounge
Jaxsta is building a comprehensive centralized source of official music credits. Our job is to tell The Story Behind The Music and Give Credit Where Credit is Due.


The Jaxsta Lounge is a place to meet, network, relax and recharge. 2019 is a special year for us with our imminent launch. We’d like to show you our platform so please feel free to ask any of our team to give you a demo and showcase how Jaxsta can help you.


The Jaxsta Lounge will serve refreshments to recharge you while you recharge your devices. If you need to catch up with a new potential business partner or simply converse with your office while on the go then this is the place for you. We welcome all Music Biz attendees and look forward to hosting you so please visit us at the Jaxsta Lounge or check us out at jaxsta.com.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm
Symphony Foyer

9:00am

Explore Activation Stations by BuzzAngle Music, Hyperwallet, Jammber, Single Music, TuneGO, Tune Registry, Vydia, WeWork, and more!
BuzzAngle Music
BuzzAngle Music has set up a meeting and demonstration area to showcase their innovative platform and newest features. The platform offers unique capabilities such as daily reporting of sales, streaming and airplay for the U.S., Canada and several other international countries; comprehensive report and dashboard queries; 1,000 selectable genres; mobile app; and so much more. Come on by to get a personal demonstration of BuzzAngle Music!


Hyperwallet
Hyperwallet, a PayPal Service, is a global payout platform that provides growing organizations with a fast, efficient and transparent way to distribute funds to payees almost anywhere in the world. Trusted by enterprise, ecommerce, and on-demand platforms, Hyperwallet makes it easy to deliver a superior payment experience through a single integration. Put your payees in control with a range of convenient payment methods, enhanced financial management tools, integrated payment tracking, and user-friendly compliance and identity verification. Hyperwallet has offices in San Francisco, Austin, London, Sydney, and Vancouver. You can learn more at www.hyperwallet.com


Jammber
Come experience Jammber Creator Suite, the music industry's first suite of mobile apps designed for creatives to work differently, yet together. Jammber's beautifully designed suite meets creatives where they're at in the music production process, from songwriting sessions, in studio to distribution, all while tracking real-time metadata and important copyright information, using Jammber's Metadata Smart™ Technology. Jammber will be revealing an app a day, check out the schedule and stop by their activation to get a hands-on experience of Muse, Splits, nStudio & Bridge.


Sun, May 5th @ 9:00 a.m. - Muse
Mon, May 6th @ 10:30 a.m. - Splits
Tues, May 7th @ 9:30 a.m. - nStudio
Wed, May 8th @ 9:30 a.m. - Bridge


Single Music
Single is the first (and only) dedicated music app for the world's fastest growing ecommerce platform – Shopify. Using Single, artists, labels, and record stores are able to turn their webstore into a direct-to-fan distribution powerhouse. With features like instant digital bundling, SoundScan reporting, and automated pre-orders, artists are able to sell direct and keep more of their revenue. Stop by our space to learn how Single can help with your next release and simplify your d2c efforts.


TuneGO
You bring the tune. We’ll make it go. Come meet TuneGO – an end-to-end music technology platform that helps artists, collaborators and music pros to securely store, collaborate and distribute music and collect royalties worldwide. From rights protection to royalty collection, TuneGO delivers a digital fingerprint of the entire creative process for each individual song or music asset.  Stop by our booth to learn how TuneGO can simplify the business of music and streamline artist rights management. www.TuneGO.com


TuneRegistry
TuneRegistry – Simple music rights administration and metadata delivery software for small to medium-sized music rights-holders and administrators. Visit our table outside the Griffin Ballroom for a free demo and see how we can speed up your administration process while reducing your cost.


Vydia
Visit the Vydia Exhibitor Space to meet team members and demo the award-winning technology that empowers independent artists, managers and labels to distribute globally. Learn how you can power your business and grow your brand by managing audio, video and social media content on one central platform. Schedule an appointment with the Vydia team during your Music Biz journey today.


WeWork
WeWork is thrilled to be a part of Music Biz 2019! Swing by our booth to learn why the world’s most innovative companies are using WeWork to think differently about workspace. From desks to offices and entire headquarters, we create beautifully-designed spaces for productivity, innovation, and connection for businesses of all sizes. Meet our team and experience the warm hospitality and creative energy that make our Nashville locations music to your ears.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Griffin and Symphony Ballroom Foyers

9:15am

Vydia Bootcamp: How to Power Your Independent Business
Vydia welcomes independent labels, managers, artists and partners to take a look inside the award-winning technology that currently empowers over 200,000 creators in 150 countries. Join this session if you'd like to learn about how to efficiently distribute your audio and video content, protect your digital rights, monitor performance analytics, and secure automated payments on a global scale.

Speakers
avatar for Roy LaManna

Roy LaManna

Co-Founder and CEO, Vydia
Roy LaManna is Co-Founder and CEO of Vydia, an Inc. 5000 video technology company that ensures content creators have cutting-edge solutions to manage their digital strategy. LaManna is also Founder and President of Trendsetter, a Public Relations and Marketing firm that secures premium... Read More →
avatar for Matt Skiba

Matt Skiba

Director of Rights Management, Vydia
Matt Skiba is Director of Rights Management for Vydia, an Inc. 500 video technology company. Skiba and his team are responsible for reviewing all content, clearing applicable rights, and delivering content to all major destinations. Previously, Skiba worked in publishing administration... Read More →
avatar for Jenna Tirico

Jenna Tirico

Head of Strategic Partnerships, Vydia
Jenna Tirico is Head of Strategic Partnerships for Vydia, an Inc. 500 Video Technology company. In this role, Tirico leverages her decade of experience in music, TV and film to cultivate and maintain all of Vydia’s partner integrations with the leading digital service providers... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Symphony AB

9:15am

Ram Trucks "Farmer in All of Us": How Music Fueled a Winning Campaign
Brands are using music like never before to connect with audiences in authentic ways. This session from the Clio Awards looks at the recent evocative "Farmer in All of Us" documentaries from Ram Trucks and agency G7—a campaign with music at its core. Join us for a conversation with the creators of the Ram work, as well as a look at some inspiring case studies of recent Clio Music winners.

Moderators
avatar for Tim Nudd

Tim Nudd

Editor-in-Chief, Clio Awards
Tim Nudd is Editor-in-Chief of the Clio Awards, leading all content initiatives for the venerable awards company. Before working for Clio, he was Creative Editor at Adweek for eight years, becoming one of the world's most respected advertising critics. After joining Clio in 2018... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Leeloy

Wayne Leeloy

Executive Director, Music & Marketing Strategy, G7
Living at the intersection of brands, music and technology, Wayne Leeloy is the Executive Director of Music & Marketing Strategy for G7 Entertainment Marketing, the entertainment vertical for Project Worldwide. In this role, he leads the charge on entertainment strategies and new... Read More →
avatar for Ron Stuve

Ron Stuve

VP of A&R, Universal Music Publishing Group
Ron Stuve is VP of A&R for Universal Music Publishing Group, where he specifically develops film and television opportunities for UMPG’s Nashville’s songs and artists and functions as an in-house A&R person for UMPG artist and writers. Stuve has worked with artists such as Sam... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Summers

Jeff Summers

Head of Advertising — Ram Truck Brand, FCA Fiat Chrysler
Jeff Summers joined FCA Fiat Chrysler US in 2013 after working at major Advertising agencies in Detroit and Chicago. As Head of Advertising for the Ram Truck Brand, he is responsible for communications strategy and positioning for the Ram Truck brand, including both the retail and... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Symphony D

9:15am

Music Business Educators’ Meetup
A large part of Music Biz’s dedication to fostering growth in the music business lies in supporting the future industry leaders on their path to building fruitful careers. Join us for the Music Business Educators’ Meetup — a time for professors, faculty members, and other higher-education enthusiasts to review the past semester, present new trends that can benefit the classroom, and discuss the future of music business education.


9:15 – 9:20 AM       James Donio Welcome


9:20 – 10:20 AM    Students, Mental Health, and Working in the Music Industry
Rejection. Depression. Self-Doubt. Fear of Failure. Pressure to Succeed. Every year, a new group of young people embark on their pursuit of becoming a songwriter, a recording artist, or working in the music industry. While most university Music Business programs offer solid curriculum and an academic foundation about the business of the industry, is there more that should be done to help prepare students for the emotional and mental challenges of being in the industry? This panel of professionals will discuss real mental health issues in the music industry, and offer insights for educators who must balance both teaching and encouraging students’ aspirations with providing a realistic view to the student about what it takes to succeed in the music business.


Moderator:
Gloria Green, Middle Tennessee State University


Panelists:
Al Andrews, Porters Call Counseling
Kat Cloud, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Amy Macy, Middle Tennessee State University
Elizabeth Porter, Entertainment Health Services


10:20 – 10:30 AM    And the Clio Goes To…
Highlighting the Clio Music Awards program and opportunities for student entries in Branded Entertainment & Content, Design, Digital/Mobile, Experiential/Events, Film/Video, Innovation, Social Media, and Use of Music in advertising and marketing. Michael Kauffman, Director of Clio Music, will share program guidelines, submission tips, and award-winning student entries.


Presenter
Michael Kauffman, Clio Music


10:30  – 10:45 AM      Dark Horse: Changing Lives So You Can Change the World
Dark Horse Institute’s Audio Engineering and Music Business programs are built on hands-on learning and real-world experience to prepare you for your career in the music industry. Since the founding of Dark Horse Institute eight years ago, we’ve helped hundreds of students from dozens of cities across the country launch their careers. Every Dark Horse student gets virtually unlimited access to our labs, classrooms and four professional recording studios. Plus, alumni get six months of free studio time to keep their skills fresh and begin building their careers. Tom Willett, President of Dark Horse Institute, will share more details on the Dark Horse program and why he believes that in today’s music industry this approach to learning has succeeded.


Speaker
Tom Willett, Dark Horse Institute


10:45 – 11:30 AM    Aligning With the Industry: Music Industry Programs for Today's Music Business
Join us as our panel of industry executives from across the commerce, content and creative communities discuss what they are looking for from recent college graduates. What are the areas of the business that university music industry programs should focus on? Where are the opportunities in the business? How can graduates be best prepared for the broad base of opportunities in today's music industry? The panel will comment on examples of current industry program curricula, and share their opinions on areas that should be covered in a current music business program.


Moderator:
Joe Rapolla, Monmouth University


Panelists:
Larry Mattera, Warner Bros. Records
Alba Ramadani, Sony Music Entertainment

Moderators
avatar for Gloria Green

Gloria Green

Assistant Professor, Music Business, Middle Tennessee State University
Gloria Green is an Assistant Professor in the Music Business program at Middle Tennessee State University where she teaches Artist Management, Concert Promotions & Touring, Music Publicity, Professionalism 101, and Talent Agency Fundamentals. Prior to teaching, Green was a Music Agent... Read More →
avatar for Joe Rapolla

Joe Rapolla

Chair of the Music & Theater Arts Department, Monmouth University
Joe Rapolla is the Chair of the Music & Theater Arts Department at Monmouth University, where he oversees all student Performing Arts Programs, directs the Music Industry Program, and founded the university record label, Blue Hawk Records. A recognized music industry innovator, he... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Al Andrews

Al Andrews

Founder and Executive Director, Porter's Call
Al Andrews is the Founder and Executive Director of Porter’s Call, a non-profit that offers free counsel, support, and encouragement to recording artists and their families. Andrews is also the author of children’s books, The Boy, the Kite and the Wind and A Walk One Winter N... Read More →
avatar for Kat Cloud

Kat Cloud

Director, Tennessee Area, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Kat Cloud is the Tennessee Area Director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the leading national organization for suicide prevention awareness, education and programming, survivor support, support for those with lived experience, and suicide prevention research in... Read More →
avatar for James Donio

James Donio

President, Music Business Association
James Donio is the President of the Music Business Association. Since taking the top role in 2004, Donio has evolved the organization from one primarily focused on physical product retailers to a more inclusive trade association that represents the full breadth of the current music... Read More →
avatar for Michael Kauffman

Michael Kauffman

Director, Clio Music, Clio Music
Michael Kauffman is the Director of Clio Music, a global advertising and marketing awards program created in partnership with Billboard. Now in its 6th year, Clio Music honors advertising and marketing spanning artist promotion, brand collaborations, and the use of music in ads, trailers... Read More →
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Amy Macy

Professor, Middle Tennessee State University
Amy Macy is a Professor in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University. Macy has served as the Music Business Internship Coordinator for 10 years and has taught Marketing of Recordings, Record Retail Operations, Survey of the Recording Industry, the Lecture... Read More →
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Larry Mattera

GM, EVP Commerce & Marketing, Warner Bros. Records
Larry Mattera is GM, EVP Commerce & Marketing for Warner Bros. Records, a division of Warner Music Group. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company's commercial, marketing and digital strategies and manages the day-to-day operations of the company. The legendary label... Read More →
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Elizabeth Porter

Founder and President, Entertainment Health Services
Elizabeth Porter is the Founder and President of Entertainment Health Services, specializing in mental health and coaching services for individuals working within the entertainment industry. Porter started EHS in 2015 after recognizing a need for greater support around mental health... Read More →
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Alba Ramadani

Manager, Talent Acquisition, Sony Music Entertainment
Alba Ramadani is Manager of Talent Acquisition for Sony Music Entertainment where she managed full-cycle recruitment across Sony Music’s five major labels, The Orchard, and corporate functions. She is passionate about music, the creative medium and people, and enjoys coming up with... Read More →
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Tom Willett

DHI Crew, Dark Horse Institute
Entertainment industry and education veteran, Tom Willett brings a lifetime of experience to the leadership of Dark Horse Institute. As a musician, he toured and recorded extensively during the ‘60s and ‘70s, served as a booking agent and personal manager in Nashville for numerous... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:15am - 11:30am
Belle Meade

10:00am

“The Future Is Now” Music Experience (VR • Interactive Music • Immersive Audio • Hi-Res Audio) — Presentations from Bluesound, Qobuz, Song AI, and Streemliner
Universal Music Group is hosting a pop-up lounge where conference attendees can experience and engage with innovative products, concepts, and services that will drive future growth in the music industry. Explore and learn about the exciting developments in VR, Hi-Res Audio, Interactive Music and Immersive Audio. Visit the Music Experience and earn a chance to win our prize giveaways from our participating companies.


The Future Is Now Music Experiences will feature products and services from Astell&Kern, Bluesound, MQA, dCS, Qobuz, Sony, Jammer, Oiid, Song.AI, and Streemliner.


Come checkout the daily programming to engage in talks from leading companies showcasing new technology driven products.


11:30 – 11:50 AM
Bluesound - This award-winning wireless hi-res sound system lets you play music in every room throughout your home. Product Manager Jeff Earl will explain how you can choose and control songs from your favorite streaming service when connected to your home network or even portable devices via their BluOS app.


2 – 2:20 PM
Qobuz – The New World of Hi-Res Music Streaming - Join Dan Mackta, Managing Director of Qobuz USA, for a close look at the hybrid streaming/download provider’s unique premium offering. Qobuz, which has been previously available in Europe, launched in the U.S. in February 2019.


3:30 – 3:50 PM
Song AI – Song AI is an interactive platform that allows fans to jam with a band on any instrument. Song AI’s understanding of music as a language creates a simplified experience where a novice can easily improvise like professional. Dave Park, CEO of Recombinant, will demonstrate how the Song AI virtual talent platform puts the fan in the band through simple touch and motion.


4:30 – 4:50 PM
Streemliner – More Than Music - Andy Carne, GRAMMY-nominated Art Director and Founder of Streemliner, demonstrates how entire libraries of existing visual assets can be transformed to create interactive experiences for music listeners, while also unlocking catalogues of contributor meta data for artists and the recorded music industry. The Streemliner UI features interactive artwork to engage fans at a deeper level while powering new forms of organic music discovery and enabling exciting new opportunities for voice search.


Each day will end in a social hour where conference attendees are welcome to enjoy music and refreshments while networking with music-tech professionals.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Viola

10:15am

Stems: Unlocking The Hidden Value in a Song
Record labels and artists have an unmonetized asset potentially worth billions of dollars per year. They own the rights to over 50 million songs, but currently only monetize these songs in their entirety. Each song has dozens of component parts, or “stems”, such as vocal tracks, drum beats, and guitar riffs that have tremendous standalone value to diverse buyer segments including DJs, TV, films, online video, radio, podcasts, ads, apps, and games. Despite high demonstrated demand for stems, the stem market has not yet been monetized by record labels and artists.


The stem market is a new industry that represents the logical next step in the disaggregation of songs into newly marketable components. Demand among DJs alone represents a significant market opportunity. The world’s five million professional DJs spend an estimated $2.5 billion on music each year, and this segment has demonstrated a high demand for stems that has been previously unmet due to a lack of available content.


This panel will discuss what record labels and artists are doing to prepare for the growing demand for stems. What are the licensing issues surrounding stems? How will derivative works be treated? How will stems be cleared and accounted for? Join us as we ask the experts what they see as the future for stems.

Moderators
avatar for Joshua Kaplan

Joshua Kaplan

Founder and CEO, Stemit
Joshua Kaplan is the Founder and CEO of Stemit, a company that uses stems created from digital multitracks and Ai to generate a new revenue stream and to serve as a resource for artists. Stemit has also developed a Software as a Service (SaaS) application, Maverick, which allows for... Read More →
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Ty Roberts

Strategic Advisor
Ty Roberts brings 25 years of experience and vision to every project. As a technologist, he developed technologies and data that power products including iTunes and Ford Sync, which are used by hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide. Today, he is the Strategic Advisor for TIDAL... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bob Barbiere

Bob Barbiere

Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of Licensing, Dubset Media
Bob Barbiere is the Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of Licensing for Dubset Media, a database and marketplace that manages the claiming, clearance, and administration of recordings for labels and publishers. Barbiere is responsible for all licensing deals and programs, and has now... Read More →
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JJ Rosen

Splice, EVP, Music Strategy & Industry Relations
JJ Rosen is an experienced music industry executive and a successful tech entrepreneur, who currently serves as EVP of Music Strategy & Industry Relations for Splice. In this role, he develops relationships with external music companies and oversees the company’s partnerships with... Read More →
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Tom Silverman

Founder and CEO, Tommy Boy
Tom Silverman is the founder and CEO of Tommy Boy, a record label established in 1981. The legendary label was the home of Afrika Bambaataa, De La Soul, Queen Latifah, House of Pain, Digital Underground and many more. He was also a vice president of Warner Bros. Records from 1985... Read More →
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Dick Wingate

Principal, DEV Advisors
Dick Wingate is Principle at DEV Advisors, a digital entertainment consulting firm that provides expertise to service providers, app developers, content owners and investors. With more than 40 years of experience in the music and interactive industries, Wingate has seen the intersection... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Symphony EF

10:15am

Tour Marketing in a World of Global Consumption
Digital streaming allows an unprecedented opportunity for artists to release music on a synchronized, global level. We'll explore how artists, managers and agents use this newfound global access to inform touring strategy, maximize fan engagement, and devise tour marketing plans that resonate globally and ultimately sell tickets locally.

Moderators
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Melissa Mennillo

Director of Tour Marketing, mtheory
Melissa Mennillo is the Sr. Director of Tour Marketing for mtheory, a manager services organization that works directly with managers to devise and execute artist marketing and development strategies for their clients. In her four years with mtheory, Mennillo has helped to shape global... Read More →

Speakers
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Sam Alpert

Senior VP of Marketing, Paradigm
Sam Alpert is the SVP of Marketing at Paradigm Talent Agency, where he oversees the growth of the tour marketing department to a team across offices in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. He successfully executed marketing campaigns for more than 260 unique clients with his team... Read More →
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Rob Dippold

Partner and President of Digital Strategy, Primary Wave
Robert Dippold is Partner and President of Digital Strategy at Primary Wave, a full-service entertainment company. Dippold is responsible for developing creative digital campaigns, strategic partnerships, as well as building e-commerce, and direct to fan initiatives. In addition... Read More →
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Courtney Marr

Sr. Director of Digital & Marketing Strategy, mtheory
Courtney Marr is the Sr. Director of Digital & Marketing Strategy at mtheory, a manager services organization which works directly with managers to devise and execute artist marketing and development strategies for their clients. In her eight years at mtheory, she has worked with... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Symphony C

10:15am

World’s Third Biggest Music Market: Germany, Powered by Reeperbahn Festival
The Reeperbahn Festival comes again to the U.S. in order to strengthen the music business connection between Germany, Europe and North America. Reeperbahn Festival is searching for the future of cultural exchange and new opportunities for international talent to enter the U.S. market and for U.S. acts to improve their careers and strategies for the European market and specifically Germany — the third biggest music market worldwide. This session will offer an introduction into the German music industry, focussing on the publishing, recording and live entertainment sector and providing exclusive insights presented by selected German experts from each market. We’ll delve into the differences and chances between the European and U.S. territory.

Moderators
avatar for Vickie Nauman

Vickie Nauman

Principal and Owner, CrossBorderWorks
Vickie Nauman specializes in digital media and content strategy, the intersection of technology and music, and international business development. She founded the boutique consulting and advisory firm CrossBorderWorks in 2004 and since 2014 has been advising and consulting full-time... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christian Gerlach

Christian Gerlach

Managing Owner, Neuland Concerts GmbH
Christian Gerlach is Managing Owner of Neuland Concerts GmbH, one of Germany’s top live music tour operators that also serves as a booking agency, production company, festival producer and promotional service. The company offers all services for brand and corporate events as well... Read More →
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Aissata Hartmann-Sylla

Senior Booking Director, AEG Berlin
Aissata Hartmann-Sylla is the Senior Booking Director for AEG Berlin. She is responsible for creating the event calendar for the Mercedes-Benz Arena and for AEG’s new venue, the Verti Music Hall. She is a Board member for the Live Entertainment School in Hamburg. Hartmann-Sylla... Read More →
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Alexander Schulz

Founder and General Manager, Reeperbahn Festival GbR
Alexander Schulz is the Founder and General Manager of Reeperbahn Festival GbR, Europe’s largest club festival and one of the world’s foremost industry events for the music and digital business. He is also the founder of Inferno Events GmbH & Co. KG, an events agency for corporate... Read More →
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Peer Steinwald

Senior A&R Manager, Budde Music Publishing GmbH
Peer Steinwald is Senior A&R Manager for Budde Music Publishing GmbH, one of Europe’s leading independent music companies. Steinwald works with international artists and songwriters such as Aurora, Alphaville, Apparat, Oddisee, Ten Fé and Booka Shade. He is also responsible for... Read More →
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Marit Posch

Label Manager, Monkeytown Records/SSPB
Marit Posch is Label Manager for Monkeytown Records and Seilscheibenpfeiler Schallplatten Berlin (SSPB), as well as Head of Publishing for Monkeytown Publishing. Since establishing Monkeytown Records, Modeselekrot’s label, in 2009, she has worked in many aspects of the label business... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Harpeth

11:00am

The Role of the Modern Day Innkeeper: How Hotels Can Build Music Ecosystems
Hotels have always been more than just places to sleep but today many serve as hubs for music and culture. As hotel chains grew globally and sought to standout, enhanced design and rich experiences brought about the emergence of the boutique hotel. Global lifestyle brands soon followed. Today, music has become an important complement and differentiator for hotels. W has created a 360 approach with a music ecosystem inspired by travel.


This session is part of our Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit: The Powerful Duo of Brands and Bands, powered by FlyteVu
Join us at Music Biz’s Brand Summit where top music and brand executives will come together to discuss the ever-changing landscape of the industry and how brands are successfully reaching their consumers through the power of music and entertainment. During this session you will hear from a variety of marketing professionals and music industry insiders on the development of strategic and creative brand partnerships that in turn create mutually rewarding collaborations with artists. While tackling the big picture of partnerships you will also learn the nuances of ideation and execution and what these deals look like in 2019 and beyond.


Powered by FlyteVu
FlyteVu is an entertainment marketing agency, based in Nashville and Austin, that connects brands to consumers through compelling storytelling, unparalleled experiences, and the authentic power of music. FlyteVu’s clients include Bumble, Tennessee Tourism, Red Cross, Cracker Barrel, Pilgrimage Festival, Dell, Journeys, Victoria’s Secret PINK, Enterprise, Barry’s Bootcamp, ClassPass and more.

Speakers
avatar for Pablo Henderson

Pablo Henderson

Senior Global Director of Brand Marketing, W Hotels
Pablo Henderson is the Senior Global Director of Brand Marketing for W Hotels Worldwide. Henderson oversees marketing for W Hotels and enjoys building platforms in support of Fashion, Design, Wellness and Music. In Music, he has launched W Sound Suites recording studios, the Wake... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Griffin Ballroom

11:00am

Money Data: Increasing Profits by Simplifying Metadata Collection For Creatives
Some call it metadata, we call it money data. Why? In this business, the more organized you are, the more money you make. For creatives, the collection of metadata for their music seems complicated and time-consuming, but it does not have to be. Hear from the industry’s leading experts on how to make your metadata collection process more efficient to increase sales and profits from your music.

Moderators
avatar for Marcus Cobb

Marcus Cobb

Co-Founder and CEO, Jammber
Marcus Cobb is the CEO and Co-founder of Jammber, a workflow and payment platform for the entertainment industry. Through Jammber, Cobb has brought his passion for creatives to solve complicated legacy issues. He has designed finance technology for Fortune 50 companies and has also... Read More →

Speakers
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Mike Fabio

VP of Digital Strategy, New West Records
Mike Fabio is VP of Digital Strategy at New West Records, where he oversees social, web, ecommerce, advertising, and streaming promotions. Fabio is also the COO & Co-founder of Bandposters/Rads, offering a suite of tools for artists to promote their music and shows in 90 seconds or... Read More →
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Ryan Maule

Program Lead, SOCAN
Ryan Maule is Program Lead for SOCAN, Canada’s largest rights management organization. Prior to this position, Ryan has consulted in licensing in the Startup Industry and has even created his own startup in the music space with Trebba, a mobile music platform that monetizes music... Read More →
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Rachel Scarpati

Sr. Director of Sales & Business Development, HFA/Rumblefish
Rachel Scarpati is Senior Director of Sales and Business Development at HFA/Rumblefish, the nation’s leading provider of rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry. In her role, she is responsible for the development and sales of Rumblefish’s new... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Symphony AB

11:45am

Spotlight on Rohitash Rao
An established artist, Rao will introduce himself and the pop-up he has of his work creating art for bands and brands that do not actually exist and the unique stories they tell.


This session is part of our Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit: The Powerful Duo of Brands and Bands, powered by FlyteVu
Join us at Music Biz’s Brand Summit where top music and brand executives will come together to discuss the ever-changing landscape of the industry and how brands are successfully reaching their consumers through the power of music and entertainment. During this session you will hear from a variety of marketing professionals and music industry insiders on the development of strategic and creative brand partnerships that in turn create mutually rewarding collaborations with artists. While tackling the big picture of partnerships you will also learn the nuances of ideation and execution and what these deals look like in 2019 and beyond.


Powered by FlyteVu
FlyteVu is an entertainment marketing agency, based in Nashville and Austin, that connects brands to consumers through compelling storytelling, unparalleled experiences, and the authentic power of music. FlyteVu’s clients include Bumble, Tennessee Tourism, Red Cross, Cracker Barrel, Pilgrimage Festival, Dell, Journeys, Victoria’s Secret PINK, Enterprise, Barry’s Bootcamp, ClassPass and more.

Speakers
avatar for Rohitash Rao

Rohitash Rao

Artist, Rohit Records
Rohitash Rao is an Artist and the creator of Rohit Records, a touring art installation that mimics a records store and allows musicians to perform live as the bands portrayed on the album covers at each show. Rao has created music videos put on four solo shows in the past three years... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 11:45am - 12:00pm
Griffin Ballroom

12:00pm

Lyric Financial Welcome
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.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Griffith

Dawn Griffith

VP of Operations, Lyric Financial
Dawn Griffith is VP of Operations at Lyric Financial, a financial consulting firm that supports the growth and development of the global music community. In her role, Griffith oversees all daily operation activities, manages company initiatives, and develops company talent. She specializes... Read More →
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Eli Ball

CEO, Lyric Financial
Eli Ball is the CEO of Lyric Financial, serving the global music community by creating meaningful financial products tailored just for them. Lyric has provided over $50M in funding to the global music community and Ball’s most recent innovation is a virtual ATM (VATM) that automates... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Symphony C

12:00pm

How the MMA Will Affect Your Publishing Income
The passage of the Hatch-Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA) finally updated federal music copyright law for the first time since the Digital Millennium Copyright Act was enacted two decades ago. A rare collaboration between the music and tech industries, the new law includes a variety of reforms that will make it easier to negotiate for and collect fair royalty rates, establish that digital services must pay for the use of pre-1972 recordings, and create a new mechanical licensing collective (MLC) to oversee the collection and distribution of digital royalties. But what does this mean in terms of concrete dollars and cents? In this session, major and independent publishers will discuss the MMA in-depth and explain just how its provisions will impact the pocketbooks of songwriters and other rights-holders.

Moderators
avatar for Teri Nelson Carpenter

Teri Nelson Carpenter

President &. CEO, REEL MUZIK WERKS
Teri Nelson Carpenter is President and CEO of Reel Muzik Werks LLC (RMW), a full-service music rights management company that specializes in Global Writer/Publisher Administration, Licensing & Clearance, and Music Supervision for all media. RMW also includes the management of performance... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bob Bruderman

Bob Bruderman

EVP of Global Digital Partnerships, Kobalt Music Group
Bob Bruderman serves as EVP of Global Digital Partnerships at Kobalt Music Group. In this role, he is responsible for leading digital commercial partnership, strategy, and licensing efforts globally, working with a wide range of start-up digital services as well as with established... Read More →
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Alisa Coleman

COO; NY Chapter President, ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.; AIMP
Alisa Coleman is COO of ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. where she oversees day-to-day operations, business development, and global licensing for one of the foremost independent entertainment companies in the world. Through her leadership, management and vision, Coleman has helped generate... Read More →
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Evelyn Paglinawan

VP of Legal & Business Affairs, Concord Music Publishing
Evelyn Paglinawan is VP of Legal & Business Affairs of Concord, where she handles business affairs and legal issues for its music publishing division, Concord Music Publishing. Concord is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, management and acquisition of sound recordings... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Symphony EF

12:00pm

Music and the Ride-Sharing Economy
The ride-sharing economy is taking the world by storm. UberPOOLs and Lyft Lines are the new norm.  With the arrival of autonomous vehicles on the horizon, multi-passenger ride-sharing is only expected to increase.  With multi-passenger audiences, streaming services and automakers have an opportunity to deliver entirely new music experiences that appeal to every passenger in the car.  This panel will explore the automotive trends that will shape the music experiences of the future and how AI and machine learning is being applied to create a unified experience across all musical tastes.

Moderators
avatar for Amy Wang

Amy Wang

Journalist, Rolling Stone
Amy Wang is Rolling Stone's music business reporter. Wang covers streaming, labels, startups, and big-picture narratives in the future of media and entertainment. Previously, she was a reporter for Quartz, Slate and The Economist.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Kavanagh

Anne Kavanagh

CEO, Steereo
Anne Kavanagh is CEO and Co-Founder of Steereo, a new channel for new music that incentivizes drivers to play music and gives artists a new promotional platform to reach new fans. Kavanagh is a former agency owner who has built three other startups in the advertising and real estate... Read More →
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Scott Ryan

Global VP Music, Nielsen / Gracenote
Scott leads the global market development and business for the music verticals for Nielsen Entertainment Music and Gracenote.
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Jonathan Tarlton

Business Development Lead, Global Automotive Partnerships, Spotify
Jonathan Tarlton is the business development lead for global automotive partnerships at Spotify, responsible for making Spotify the go-to music source in cars worldwide. Jonathan joined Spotify in 2014 from Nissan, where he helped manage their U.S. Connected Car strategy. Prior to... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Belle Meade

12:00pm

The Bionic DJ: Brokering a Peace Between Humans, Metadata and Algorithms in the Playlist Curation Space
For years, the pendulum seemed to swing from one extreme to the other in the fight between humans and robots for playlisting supremacy: Taste vs. tech, intuition vs. data sets, art vs. science. Now it's become increasingly clear that this isn't a battle, but a balance. We'll discuss the role human expertise can play in informing and refining the metadata and algorithms that power automated playlists, and the role that data can play in making human curation more broadly appealing and impactful—all with the goal of building listener trust and increasing consumption.

Moderators
avatar for David Gorman

David Gorman

Co-Founder, 1021 Creative
David Gorman is Co-Founder of 1021 Creative, a content curation and consulting agency whose clients include Amazon, Apple Music and YouTube. 1021 Creative uses a global team of highly specialized pop-culture experts to work with its clients in curating engaging playlists, improve... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anida Gurlit

Anida Gurlit

Creative Director, Music Design, Mood Media
Anida Gurlit is currently the Creative Director of the Music Design team for Mood Media North America. With 15 years creating in-store music experiences, she has developed music programming for leading brands in retail, salon & spa and hospitality. Gurlit has made a career out of... Read More →
avatar for Kim Monroe

Kim Monroe

DJ and Consultant
Kim Monroe is a DJ and Consultant who spent three decades in the music industry. She previously held artist development and promotion roles for Sony Music and RED MUSIC focused on Rock and Alternative genres, and worked alongside label partners such as Glassnote to develop the careers... Read More →
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Leticia Ramirez

Latin Curator & Programmer, Pandora
Leticia Ramirez is Latin Curator & Programmer at Pandora Media. Her most notable achievement to date is the co-creation of Pandora’s first-ever Latin franchise program, El Pulso, which launched in March 2018 and has since spawned live events in Miami and Los Angeles with such acts... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Symphony AB

12:10pm

How to Make a Win-Win for Artists and Brands
When it comes to brand partnerships it is crucial to understand each party's assets in order to create a mutually beneficial deal. In this panel you’ll hear from both the artist and brand side on what has worked in the past, how to better think of partnerships, and ways in which both sides can reap the benefits. It really is possible for both parties to not only win in a partnership but have their expectations surpassed.


This session is part of our Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit: The Powerful Duo of Brands and Bands, powered by FlyteVu
Join us at Music Biz’s Brand Summit where top music and brand executives will come together to discuss the ever-changing landscape of the industry and how brands are successfully reaching their consumers through the power of music and entertainment. During this session you will hear from a variety of marketing professionals and music industry insiders on the development of strategic and creative brand partnerships that in turn create mutually rewarding collaborations with artists. While tackling the big picture of partnerships you will also learn the nuances of ideation and execution and what these deals look like in 2019 and beyond.


Powered by FlyteVu
FlyteVu is an entertainment marketing agency, based in Nashville and Austin, that connects brands to consumers through compelling storytelling, unparalleled experiences, and the authentic power of music. FlyteVu’s clients include Bumble, Tennessee Tourism, Red Cross, Cracker Barrel, Pilgrimage Festival, Dell, Journeys, Victoria’s Secret PINK, Enterprise, Barry’s Bootcamp, ClassPass and more.

Moderators
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Caroline Hobby

Host, "Get Real" Podcast

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina

Country Artist
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Trisha McClanahan

Artist Manager, McClanahan Management
avatar for Julia Perry

Julia Perry

Director of Digital Excellence, Cracker Barrel
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Sina Seger

Account Manager, FlyteVu
Sina Seger is an Account Manager at entertainment marketing agency FlyteVu. Since joining FlyteVu in 2017, she has collaborated with local music startups on several study projects, and complemented her marketing concentration with classes on copyright law and the music business. A... Read More →
avatar for Julie Ulmer

Julie Ulmer

Cracker Barrel, Sr. Marketing Director


Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:10pm - 12:55pm
Griffin Ballroom

12:15pm

Finding Your Financial Footing
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.

Moderators
avatar for Dustin Bank

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 →

Speakers
avatar for David Boyer

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 →
avatar for Elizabeth Gregory

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
Symphony C

1:00pm

Owning Your Business‚ When to Make Boss Moves
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.

Moderators
avatar for Davis Mallory

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Day

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 →
avatar for Amina Diop

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 →
avatar for Lori Landew

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
Symphony C

1:00pm

Six Degrees to Tennessee
The state of Tennessee has a unique story to tell which is rooted in music and experiences which are a huge motivation for travel to the state. During this panel we will walk you through the strategic development from ideation to execution of the Six Degrees to Tennessee campaign. Not only was a statewide platform launched, but the first ever Roots Jam outside of New York, LA or Austin (SXSW) was brought to Memphis to celebrate how artists (no matter the genre) are all connected back to the state in six degrees or less. This campaign serves as a great example of how to utilize artists as brand storytellers.


This session is part of our Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit: The Powerful Duo of Brands and Bands, powered by FlyteVu
Join us at Music Biz’s Brand Summit where top music and brand executives will come together to discuss the ever-changing landscape of the industry and how brands are successfully reaching their consumers through the power of music and entertainment. During this session you will hear from a variety of marketing professionals and music industry insiders on the development of strategic and creative brand partnerships that in turn create mutually rewarding collaborations with artists. While tackling the big picture of partnerships you will also learn the nuances of ideation and execution and what these deals look like in 2019 and beyond.


Powered by FlyteVu
FlyteVu is an entertainment marketing agency, based in Nashville and Austin, that connects brands to consumers through compelling storytelling, unparalleled experiences, and the authentic power of music. FlyteVu’s clients include Bumble, Tennessee Tourism, Red Cross, Cracker Barrel, Pilgrimage Festival, Dell, Journeys, Victoria’s Secret PINK, Enterprise, Barry’s Bootcamp, ClassPass and more.

Moderators
avatar for Heather Hourigan

Heather Hourigan

Publicity Manager, FlyteVu
Heather Hourigan is a Publicity Manager at FlyteVu, an entertainment marketing agency. Prior to her current position, Hourigan worked as a news anchor and reporter for ABC17 in Missouri. She won an Edward R. Murrow Award for her investigative reporting, as well as an Emmy for her... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brad Belanger

Brad Belanger

Artist Manager, HOMESTEAD/Red Light Management
Brad Belanger is an Artist Manager for HOMESTEAD/Red Light Management. Belanger founded HOMESTEAD while launching the career of Country star Sam Hunt, and the agency now oversees the careers and brands for many acts, including young Pop phenom Tayler Buono. Belanger managed Hunt... Read More →
avatar for Whitney Byerly

Whitney Byerly

Account Lead, FlyteVu
Whitney Byerly joined FlyteVu, an entertainment marketing agency that connects brands to consumers through music and entertainment, in 2015. She currently oversees project management and client services for several of the agency’s accounts including Bumble, Norwegian Cruise Line... Read More →
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Brandon Pankey

VP of Business Development & Operations, Live Nation Urban
Channeling a lifelong love for music into a multifaceted career, Brandon Pankey is VP of Business Development & Operations for Live Nation Urban. In this role, he proves integral to the planning, positioning, and execution of marquee annual events and initiatives such as The Roots... Read More →
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Kelli Shannon

Producer, VMLY&R
avatar for Brian Wagner

Brian Wagner

Assistant Commissioner Marketing, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
Brian Wagner is the Assistant Commissioner of Marketing for the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development. Wagner leads Marketing, PR and Sales efforts around the state brand campaign, “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” Some of his recent projects include the production... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Griffin Ballroom

1:00pm

Living The Dream: How To Leverage Streaming To Build Careers
Everyone wants to get on playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon. This is an interactive, real talk session on how some artists have achieved success on streaming services. Some of the topics covered include how artists or songs caught the ear of playlist curators, what artists did to ensure that their music remained on popular playlists; and how to keep editors and fans engaged while and after the music was on streaming platforms.


This panel discusses some effective game plans and strategies with artists popular on digital platforms, streaming marketing & strategy experts and artist managers. Some of these discussions are expected to revolve around film/tv sync, tour marketing, collaborations with other artists, as well as, collaboration & partnerships with different partners.

Moderators
avatar for Charles Alexander

Charles Alexander

Founder and CEO, Systemic & Outside the Box Music
Charles Alexander is Founder and CEO of Systemic and Outside the Box Music. Systemic is a label services company that specializes in streaming marketing and strategy, and Outside the Box Music is a management and digital services company. Alexander is also an independent singer/songwriter... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Butler

John Butler

Digital Artist Marketing Consultant, STRMCTY
John Butler is a Digital Artist Marketing Consultant who has successfully navigated the industry with over 25 years of label promotion, marketing and strategic streaming experiences. Most recently, Butler served as Global Head of Christian Music programming for Spotify. Prior to this... Read More →
avatar for Randall Foster

Randall Foster

VP of Business Development and GM of Nashville Office, Symphonic Distribution
Randall Foster is an innovative entertainment executive and music professional. He is VP of Business Development for Symphonic Distribution and General Manager of Symphonic’s Nashville office. Randall opened the Nashville offices of independent distribution powerhouse, Symphonic... Read More →
avatar for Eileen Tilson

Eileen Tilson

Director of Marketing, Oh Boy Records
Eileen Tilson is Director of Marketing at John Prine’s legendary record label, Oh Boy Records. Since joining the label in 2015, she creates, oversees and drives the overall marketing strategy for the label’s catalogue and roster of artists. The oldest artist-owned label in Nashville... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Symphony D

1:00pm

Personalization of Music, Radio, and Podcast Discovery in the Connected Era
Increasingly, consumers are expecting convenient personalized entertainment experiences, whether it is in their living room or their automobile. This presents unique challenges and new opportunities for the music industry. The connected car allows content providers to not only deliver the personalized experiences but also new revenue opportunities to promote and discover in the car and in the home. Whether you are a label, DSP, podcaster, or downstream promoter, these new technologies provide opportunities to leverage these new platforms.


This session will cover:
  • Personalized Connected Car/Automotive experiences for Radio and Music
  • Podcast Discovery and Personalization
  • Supercharging the multi-modal music discovery from the car-to-the-train-to-the-home
Attend and learn about the new connected car platforms and ways to take advantage of new business opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Jeffrey

Michael Jeffrey

VP of Business Development & Partnerships, TiVo
Michael Jeffrey is TiVo’s Vice President of Business Development. As a key leader of the global business development team, Jeffrey is bringing new music and automotive entertainment experiences to market for the originator of music metadata. His past experience spans founding wireless... Read More →
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Allen Schrott

Sr. Director of Content, TiVo


Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Harpeth

1:00pm

When Consistency Meets Evolution: How to Maintain Your Brand and Achieve Longevity
Now more than ever, it is crucial to have a consistent strategy across an artist’s brand. From an album cover to a simple social post, intention is the key to maintaining connection. When your digital footprint is permanent, it takes a unique perspective on brand longevity to create an everlasting impact. The objective of this panel is to clarify how creative intersects with messaging to form cohesiveness across socials, websites, streaming, and partnerships. Marketing experts from both the management and label sides will discuss how they work together to execute a long-term vision.

Moderators
avatar for Lucia Kaminsky

Lucia Kaminsky

Head of Digital, Sandbox Entertainment
Lucia Kaminsky is the Head of Digital for Sandbox Entertainment, a creative management and marketing publicity firm. Her role is to optimize digital strategy, fan engagement, and content for artists including Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Faith Hill... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Augustus

Jackie Augustus

Head of Digital Marketing, SB Projects
Jackie Augustus is Head of Digital Marketing at Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, a company at the intersection of music, film, television, technology, brands, culture and social good. Augustus manages numerous exclusive activations under the SB Projects digital umbrella, including social... Read More →
avatar for Lloyd Aur Norman

Lloyd Aur Norman

VP of Creative & Digital, Big Loud/Maverick
Lloyd Aur Norman is the VP of Creative & Digital at Big Loud/Maverick. Norman has been responsible for leading a five-person team of content creators and digital marketers since joining Big Loud in April of 2014. He also oversees all creative and digital needs behind the social and... Read More →
avatar for Sarah D'Hilly

Sarah D'Hilly

Associate Director of Digital Strategy, Monument Records
Sarah D’Hilly is Associate Director of Digital Strategy for Monument Records. In this role, she oversees marketing initiatives and partner relationships with all sales, streaming services, social platforms. Previously, D’Hilly worked in digital marketing at Borman Entertainment... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Symphony AB

1:45pm

Everything You Need to Know About Alternative Financing
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.

Moderators
avatar for Anna Bond

Anna Bond

Director of Business Development, North America, 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 →

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Bank

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 →
avatar for Katie Kneale

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 →
avatar for Free “Da’Dreamer” Smith

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
Symphony C

2:00pm

Copyright Terminations: Writer & Publisher Perspectives
This panel will discuss exactly how the termination process works, along with numerous legal issues related to copyright terminations for pre-1978 copyrights and post-1978 grants from the songwriter's perspective as well as the publishing company losing the copyright. We'll cover which royalties get paid to which party, and when; comparing what the copyright law states to what the industry practices. What are options to sell songs back to the original publisher, and how are those copyrights valued? Is it better to sell for immediate up front money, or keep for the long term for heirs?

Moderators
avatar for John Barker

John Barker

President, ClearBox Rights
John Barker is the Founder, President, and CEO of ClearBox Rights LLC, an independent IP rights management company whose mission is to transform the management of intellectual property for owners and creators as well as connect and empower these owners and creators. Prior to his role... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Duff Berschback

Duff Berschback

Senior VP of Legal Affairs & Business Development, Sony/ATV Nashville
Duff Berschback is Senior VP of Legal Affairs and Business Development at Sony/ATV Nashville. In this role, he is responsible for legal and financial due diligence and negotiating and closing all agreements, including songwriter contracts and acquisitions. Berschback also oversees... Read More →
avatar for Linda Edell Howard

Linda Edell Howard

Partner, Adams & Reese LLP
Linda Edell Howard is a Partner with Adams and Reese LLP and Team Leader of the firm’s Entertainment and New Media practice group. In this role, she leads the firm’s practice with emerging technology businesses, entertainment-related professionals, intellectual property rights... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Belle Meade

2:00pm

Leveraging Video in 2019: A Guide for Musicians and Labels
The world of online video is changing rapidly. Each year ushers in a new array of services, tools, and strategies that musicians can use to connect with their audience and grow their fan base through video content. At the same time, video platforms are constantly providing more ways to generate revenue from their services, and innovative artists are devising new methods for growing their bottom line through the creative use of video. Our panel take a look at some of the newest ways artists are getting their videos in front of a larger audience.

Moderators
avatar for Gray Gannaway

Gray Gannaway

Founder, Quarterlab
Gray Gannaway is the Founder of Quarterlab, a media distribution company that specializes in video strategy and rights management. The company, which helps brands and artists reach wider audiences and increase revenue through video content, oversees video strategies for artists such... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Calhoun

Bryan Calhoun

Digital Strategy and Business Development, The Blueprint Group/Maverick
Music Business Toolbox author and Freeform co-founder, Bryan Calhoun has more than 25 years of experience at the nexus of technology, business, and music. Currently the head of Blueprint Group (BPG)/Maverick’s Digital Strategy and Business Development, Calhoun helps foster the online... Read More →
avatar for Parul Chokshi

Parul Chokshi

Sr. Director of Talent, Vevo
As Sr. Director of Talent at Vevo, Parul Chokshi manages the talent team, who are responsible for booking artists for Vevo’s rigorous slate of original content, live productions and events. As one of Vevo’s first employees, she has been with the company since prior to launch in... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Hart

Margaret Hart

Manager, Artist & Label Relations, Google/YouTube
Margaret Hart is the Manager of Artist and Label Relations at the YouTube Music team in Nashville. In this role, Hart specializes in the best practices and optimization for labels on YouTube. She previously worked in digital media and distribution at William Morris Endeavor.
avatar for Todd Schefflin

Todd Schefflin

Sr. Manager of Music Partnerships, ByteDance/TikTok
Todd Schefflin is the Sr. Manager of Music Partnerships at ByteDance, a global internet technology company operating several machine learning-enabled content platforms. Schefflin leads ByteDance’s Global Business Development discussions with major labels, global indies and global... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Symphony EF

2:00pm

Beyond Borders Powered by Nielsen Music: Continued Expansion of the Latin Music Market
 2 – 2:35 PM   The Evolution of Latin Music Fans: Why They’re the Ultimate Consumers
As early adopters of technology from mobile devices to streaming services, Latin music fans often serve as a barometer for emerging consumption trends. Join Nielsen Music as they profile modern day Latin music fans and their listening habits in the U.S. This presentation will provide a deep dive into their purchase behaviors and explore how technology and social media access are making this important demographic an “X factor” for the music industry.


Presenter
David Bakula, Nielsen Music


2:40 – 3:15 PM  Collaborations and Technologies: Pushing Latin to the Mainstream
First was 'Bailando” Enrique Iglesias, then "El perdón" with Nicky Jam, and then “Despacito.” Now, consumer demand for Latin music and the growth of streaming have pushed Latin music to the verge of mainstream. Over recent years, Latin music began to change musically and lyrically, becoming more urban and more universal. The genre has seen collaborations between more traditional artists and Latin Urban artists that are reaching greater audiences. Couple this new DIY infrastructure — highly innovative digital instruments and production tools, accessibility to cloud-based recording and mastering capabilities — with the fact that Latin America is by far the fastest growing music market in the world, and this year we will see the emergence of new global artists from Colombia, Mexico, Brazil and surrounding countries. Join us as we showcase a few examples of successful collaborations which helped artists rise to stardom in the Latin music market.


Presenter
Dennis Murcia, Tropisounds


3:20 – 4 PM     Driving Fan Engagement and Consumption of the Expanding Latin Music Genre
Latin music has grown into a global phenomenon. Serving a generation that first connected with mobile devices, streaming has become the predominant way these fans consume music. We will examine how some of the most popular artists have used the new consumption model to build a global audience.


This panel will cover topics including growing a streaming-centric audience, using content to fuel word-of-mouth conversations, targeting your most engaged and influential followers, and using data to guide iterative decision making in direct-to-fan marketing.


Moderator
Murray Stall, FanMail Marketing


Panelists
Paris Cabezas, InnerCat Music Group
Yara Nahas, MelodyVR
Ed Rivadavia, Sony Music Nashville

Moderators
avatar for Dennis Murcia

Dennis Murcia

Global Buisness Development / A&R, Tropisounds/Codiscos
Dennis Murcia oversees the Global Business and A&R strategies for Tropisounds/Codiscos, a leading Latin American entertainment company specializing in recorded music. In this role, Murcia drives monetization opportunities for the label and its artists, including Nicky Jam and Wolfine... Read More →
avatar for Murray Stall

Murray Stall

Managing Director, FanMail Marketing
Murray Stall is Managing Director of FanMail Marketing, a marketing and advertising agency that focuses on fan relationship management through software tools and services. He heads a team of direct-to-fan marketing professionals in delivering industry-leading fan experiences for the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Bakula

David Bakula

SVP of Global Product Leadership & Industry Insights, Nielsen Music
David Bakula is the SVP of Global Product Leadership & Industry Insights for Nielsen Music, where he oversees Nielsen’s global music industry analytics, product development, label and major brand relationships in the U.S. and Canada, and drives the overall research and product development... Read More →
avatar for Paris Cabezas

Paris Cabezas

Managing Partner & Business Affairs, InnerCat Music Group
Paris Cabezas is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of InnerCat Music Group, a full service digital distribution and marketing company empowering independent artists. A strong proponent of artists' rights and independence, he has been at the forefront of both developing and discovering... Read More →
avatar for Yara Nahas

Yara Nahas

VP of Content, MelodyVR
Yara Nahas is VP of Content at MelodyVR, a virtual reality music platform created to bring artists and fans closer together. MelodyVR has signed first-of-their-kind agreements with Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Big Machine, and Roc Nation, and... Read More →
avatar for Ed Rivadavia

Ed Rivadavia

VP of Digital Strategy, Sony Music Nashville
Ed Rivadavia is the VP of Digital Strategy at Sony Music Nashville, where he is responsible for guiding the company’s overall digital strategy, including new technology, social media, CRM, D2C, online advertising, and other web and mobile properties. Previously based in New York... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Symphony D

2:30pm

From “La-di-da-di” To “La-di-dollars”: A Conversation with Slick Rick
As the third artist signed to legendary label Def Jam Recordings, GRAMMY-nominated artist and icon Slick Rick became the most successful British-American rapper when his wildly infectious debut album, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, debuted 30 years ago. Not only beloved for his cadence and flow, Rick has transcended his role as an artist and expanded his own personal brand. Building upon his iconic style, for example, he has teamed up to develop a line of sunglasses with ill.i Optics, a limited-edition white tee featuring graphics of Rick’s iconic gold and diamond chains with custom-apparel platform Teespring, a limited-release women’s tank top sporting the lyrics to “La-di-da-di” with Lyric Culture, and most recently, customized socks for Odd Sox’s music collection.


In an interview with Rap Coalition’s Wendy Day, for whom Rick provided the audio for the audiobook version of her book How To Get A Record Deal: The Knowledge To Succeed, Slick Rick will discuss how he expanded his personal brand from artist to entrepreneur. As part of this year’s Financial Literacy Summit, this session will expand on the summit’s mission to help artists smartly manage their income by discussing how they can build their brand into a business to create multiple revenue streams.


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.

Moderators
avatar for Wendy Day

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Slick Rick

Slick Rick

Artist and Entrepreneur
Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters, known to the world as Slick Rick, is a Hip-Hop Artist and GRAMMY-nominated performer who has pioneered what is celebrated today as the “Golden Age of Hip-Hop.” Rick began his career in 1983 as a member of Doug E. Fresh’s “Get Fresh Crew.” He has... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Symphony C

3:00pm

An Inside Look at the Ascendency of SoundExchange
Michael Huppe is on a mission at SoundExchange. An organization once focused on blanket licensing for sound recordings, is turning the industry’s data into accurate, timely, and usable information for songwriters, publishers, recording artists, and labels alike. Huppe will discuss, with interviewer Jim Griffin from OneHouse, all the ways SoundExchange is ‘handling the noise’ so artists can focus on their music.

Moderators
avatar for Jim Griffin

Jim Griffin

Owner, OneHouse
Jim Griffin is the Managing Director of OneHouse, a company dedicated to the digital delivery of art and its monetization. Griffin is also a professor at NoVa College in Sterling, VA where he teaches music copyright law. He previously ran The Pho List for almost two decades; ran Cherry... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Huppe

Michael Huppe

President & CEO, SoundExchange
Michael Huppe is President and CEO at SoundExchange, a non-profit collective rights management organization that has distributed over six billion dollars in digital performance royalties to recording artists and rights owners since its inception in 2003. Huppe is also the Chairman... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Symphony AB

3:00pm

Make the Music Last: Smart Strategies to Meet the Unique Needs of Music Industry Professionals, Powered by J.P. Morgan
Join us for a lively and interactive conversation focused on actionable ideas music industry professionals can use for the wide range of issues arising in this ever-changing, global industry. Hear about actual client situations from our panel, which has decades of experience working with music industry professionals. The panel will offer fresh thinking on making the most of your resources and opportunities, and will cover topics that may be top of mind:


  • Who do you call if your identity is stolen while on the road?
  • How do you establish credit when income can be inconsistent?
  • How do you get a mortgage if your income comes from varied projects?
  • What should you be thinking about when titling your assets?
  • How can you make your money last a lifetime?
  • What’s the best way to think about banking when you’re paid in multiple currencies?

J.P. Morgan is a recognized global leader with the depth and breadth of experience and services to deliver creative strategies that speak to the needs of individuals across the global music industry.

Speakers
avatar for George Epstein

George Epstein

Managing Director and Head of Banking & Lending Solutions, J.P. Morgan Securities
George Epstein is a Managing Director and Head of Banking and Lending Solutions for J.P. Morgan Securities. He is responsible for managing the team’s growth and profitability, with emphasis on portfolio management, business development, and driving the long-term strategy and vision... Read More →
avatar for Adam Frank

Adam Frank

Managing Director and Head, J.P. Morgan Securities Wealth Management Group
Adam Frank is a Managing Director and Head of the J.P. Morgan Securities Wealth Management Group, which focuses on strategic planning for individual clients, providing expertise in asset allocation, restricted and control stock and stock option management, retirement planning, estate... Read More →
avatar for Jim Hildebrandt

Jim Hildebrandt

ED, lead, Eastern Banking & Lending Advisor Team, J.P. Morgan Securities
Jim Hildebrandt is an Executive Director and the Lead for the Eastern Banking & Lending Advisor Team at J.P. Morgan Securities. In this role, he works with Financial Advisors to understand their clients’ financial goals and needs in order to custom craft tailored and innovative... Read More →
avatar for Eden Lopez

Eden Lopez

Managing Director and Financial Advisor, J.P. Morgan Securities
Eden Lopez is a Managing Director and Financial Advisor with J.P. Morgan Securities. She is a principal of The LSSW Group and serves the comprehensive financial advisory needs of high- and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs, with a focus on entertainment industry professionals... Read More →



Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Harpeth

3:00pm

Managing Content Ownership in the Era of Collaboration
In the creative industry, collaboration is key - a single song can be created by multiple songwriters, performers, a producer, and an engineer. With so many cooks in the kitchen, how does the average creator decide who actually owns their content and who can license it? The sheer scale and nature of collaboration today can leave creators feeling overwhelmed with the task of legally protecting the things they've worked so hard to create. Without establishing this from the onset, liability increases, income goes unclaimed, disputes arise, lawsuits ensue, and creators and service providers alike suffer the losses. During this panel, the panelists will share their expert opinions on traditional methods of establishing and managing copyright ownership as well as the modern technologies available for all creators at various stages of their careers.

Moderators
avatar for Jessica Sobhraj

Jessica Sobhraj

CEO, Cosynd
Jessica Sobhraj is a 10+ year veteran of the music industry that currently serves as CEO of Cosynd — a cost effective, easy, and legal way for creators to create simple agreements to protect their content. She is also President of Women in Music — a 32 year-old non-profit that... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Cobb

Marcus Cobb

Co-Founder and CEO, Jammber
Marcus Cobb is the CEO and Co-founder of Jammber, a workflow and payment platform for the entertainment industry. Through Jammber, Cobb has brought his passion for creatives to solve complicated legacy issues. He has designed finance technology for Fortune 50 companies and has also... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Newman Sharpe

Jennifer Newman Sharpe

General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs, ONErpm
Jennifer Newman Sharpe is an entertainment, intellectual property, and transactional business attorney, a serial entrepreneur, and an award winning advocate for gender equality. She currently works as General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs for ONErpm, a leading digital distribution... Read More →
avatar for Monika Tashman

Monika Tashman

Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Monika Tashman is a Partner at Manatt Entertainment, based in the firm’s New York City office. With a broad-based practice spanning over 25 years in the music and entertainment industries, she advises and provides creative, pragmatic solutions for clients at the intersection of... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Belle Meade

4:00pm

Frontier Economics Research on the Music Business
Data, data, data. We know it’s good to have it and reams of it are available, but how can you extract real meaning from data? The Music Industry Research Association (MIRA) brings you two academic scholars who use rigorous methods to find surprising, actionable and interesting results on three critical topics: 1) With the domination of streaming, the new tastemakers for music have shifted from DJs to the likes of Spotify, Pandora and Apple. How much of an impact does a Spotify playlist have and does this decision reflect gender biases? 2) Advertisements are a revenue maker, but consumers are not always game to experience them. How many ads will a user consume before they flee? This question is answered by a remarkable controlled experiment that varied the number of ads that millions of Pandora users were exposed to. 3) What does it cost for that once-in-a-lifetime concert experience, and why have prices been rising faster than health care inflation?  Check out this analysis of the latest PollStar and Setlist data to find out what the real trends are and what determines touring revenue.

Moderators
avatar for Joshua Friedlander

Joshua Friedlander

SVP of Strategic Data Analysis, RIAA
Joshua Friedlander is the SVP of Strategic Data Analysis at the RIAA, where he is responsible for data analysis and market research. The results of his work are frequently used as standard measures of the U.S. music industry and are commonly referenced in news publications. Prior... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Will Page

Will Page

Chief Economist, Spotify
Will Page is Chief Economist at Spotify. Since joining Spotify in 2012, his annual calculation of the global value of music copyright has become an essential tool for all music industry stakeholders. Asking whether the definition of catalogue ‘needs an upgrade’, Page has been... Read More →
avatar for David Reiley

David Reiley

Principal Scientist, Pandora
David Reiley is Principal Scientist in advertising science at Pandora. He has begun to focus his research and experiments on measuring the effects of advertising on consumer behavior. Before working at Pandora, Reiley worked at both Google and Yahoo! Research. He previously served... Read More →
avatar for Joel Waldfogel

Joel Waldfogel

Professor, University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management
Joel Waldfogel is the Frederick R. Kappel Chair in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, an affiliated faculty member at both Minnesota’s Department of Economics and Law School, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Harpeth

4:00pm

Songwriter Deals in the Changing Landscape of the Music Business
In this session, we will examine creative ways to customize music publishing agreements tailored to a songwriter's specific needs based on the changing landscape of the music business.  Due in part to the growing number of publishing partners available for songwriters to consider partnering with now, there is greater competition, and the publishers who are open to unique deals are winning out.  We will discuss key variations in rights and obligations in the different types of music publishing contracts, including real world examples of how they are being put into play.  Further, the panelists will highlight which elements songwriters should take into consideration when choosing a music publisher in light of long term career goals rather than short term, short sighted visions.

Moderators
avatar for Joyce Dollinger

Joyce Dollinger

Entertainment Lawyer, Marc Jacobson P.C. / Alter, Kendrick & Baron LLP
Joyce Dollinger is currently working with the law firms of Alter, Kendrick & Baron LLP and Marc Jacobson, P.C. providing counsel in various areas such as copyright terminations, music publishing, recorded music, touring, film production and minor contract court approvals. She advises... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany R. Almy

Tiffany R. Almy

Attorney, Rothenberg Mohr & Binder LLP
Tiffany R. Almy is a transactional attorney at Rothenberg, Mohr & Binder LLP, a full-service music and entertainment law firm with offices in Beverly Hills, New York City and Miami. Almy has a diverse client roster which includes developing to super-star recording artists, producers... Read More →
avatar for Bea Koramblyum

Bea Koramblyum

VP of Business Affairs, Downtown Music Publishing
Bea Koramblyum is VP of Business Affairs at Downtown Music Publishing and leads Downtown’s business affairs department, both with respect to external negotiations and internal affairs. In this role, she oversees the drafting and negotiations of Downtown's wide range of publishing... Read More →
avatar for Nina Ossoff

Nina Ossoff

Songwriter
Nina Ossoff is a multi-genre, multi-platinum songwriter, composer, music producer, arranger, and musician. Her music has appeared in hit films including “Miss Congeniality,” top television shows including “Lizzy McGuire,” international sports broadcasts for the NFL Football... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Symphony EF

4:00pm

The "Real Deal" On Getting Your Song Synced
One of the most important avenues today to expose a song and artist is through sync licensing. It is also a revenue stream that can help fund growing artists and touring artists alike. Getting key placements in ads, trailers and prime TV shows is now a key strategy from independent artists to management companies, major labels and publishers. The completion to get attention and secure an important placement - the ones that make a difference, is formidable. In this panel, we'll drill down on the reality of what it takes from the song, artist buzz, presentation to the buyers, the business involved and the relationships needed to both get in play, and then close the deal.

Moderators
avatar for Rich Goldman

Rich Goldman

President, Riptide Music Group LLC
Rich Goldman is President of Riptide Music Group, a leading global publishing and administration company with a keen focus on synchronization and creative services. Goldman is a lifelong musician who has amassed a broad range of industry credits as a producer, composer, recording... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rochelle Holguin

Rochelle Holguin

VP of Creative Music Strategy, Viacom
Rochelle Holguin is VP of Creative Music Strategy for Viacom, a film and television media company whose brands include MTV, VH1, BET, Logo, CMT, and Whosay. Holguin oversees music supervision for content creators across programming, marketing, and digital, as well as supervising the... Read More →
avatar for Chris Lakey

Chris Lakey

VP, Creative Synch, Kobalt Music Publishing
Chris Lakey is VP of Creative Synch for Kobalt Music Publishing's North America offices. With over 18 years experience in music publishing, Lakey works closely with film studios, trailer houses, video game companies, music supervisors, directors and editors to further exploit Kobalt... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Mercer

Aaron Mercer

Co-Owner, Wool & Tusk
Aaron Mercer is Co-Owner of Wool & Tusk, a music supervision company with offices in Nashville and New York that oversees music supervision, licensing, and original music production on upwards of 300 advertising projects each year. Now in its seventh year, Wool & Tusk works on broadcast... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Symphony AB

4:00pm

Social Media Summit: How to Get More Fans, Sales, and Profit
4 – 4:40 PM    Roadblocks, Refinements, & Missed Opportunities
This session will reveal leading-edge strategies and actionable tactics to grow brand awareness, attract engagement, increase lead capture, and boost sales revenue. President of Bauer Entertainment Marketing (www.BauerEM.com), veteran strategist Brian Bauer has helped grow 100+ music-industry clients including the Music Business Association, Country Thunder, Kanye West, Morris Light & Sound, Universal Music Group, Red Bull, and Arcade Fire. Submit your information via this form for the chance to get a real-time analysis of your social media marketing. Brian will select a handful of attendees to join him on stage and receive customized recommendations.


Presenter
Brian Bauer, Bauer Entertainment Marketing


4:40 – 5:10 PM    Fireside Chat with RaeLynn
A quick look at RaeLynn's social media world confirms she's living the dream -- getting “Rowdy” backstage at the Ryman, touring with superstars Kane Brown and Maren Morris, jet-setting with Florida Georgia Line, performing for sold-out crowds at the C2C Festival and The Tortuga Music Festival, generating over 250 million streams, etc. Think that kind of success just happens? Think again.


Entertainment industry expert Brian Bauer sits down with RaeLynn to discuss her career as a chart-topping singer/songwriter and social media superstar. We'll dive deeply into how RaeLynn and her team create social media content, engage with followers, attract big-time brand partnerships, and much more.


Interviewer
Brian Bauer, Bauer Entertainment Marketing


Interviewee
RaeLynn, American Singer/Songwriter


5:10 – 6 PM    Social Media for the Music Business: Where It’s Going and How to Get There First!
A panel of music-industry experts will share insights on effective content and creative ways to leverage each platform. They'll explore which channels are most beneficial and fastest growing. Additional topics include testing before you invest, avoiding pitfalls, selling through social media, optimizing for search, and more.


Moderator
Brian Bauer, Bauer Entertainment Marketing


Panelists
Mike Fabio, New West Records
Lindsay Hayes, Relentless Artist Management
Laith Murad, Sweet
Kevin Breuner, CD Baby



Moderators
avatar for Brian Bauer

Brian Bauer

President, Bauer Entertainment Marketing
Brian Bauer is a Nashville-based entertainment marketer, entrepreneur, and President of Bauer Entertainment Marketing (BEM). Previously, Bauer co-managed Rockhouse Partners, a marketing firm owned by global-ticketing company Etix. He launched his career at MTV Networks, RCA/J Records... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for RaeLynn

RaeLynn

American Singer/Songwriter
RaeLynn is an American Singer/Songwriter who got her start on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2012. She worked with judge Blake Shelton on the show, who has since remained her friend and mentor. RaeLynn released her debut single, “God Made Girls,” in 2014, which was certified gold... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Breuner

Kevin Breuner

VP of Marketing, CD Baby
Kevin Breuner is the VP of Marketing for CD Baby, a leading independent music distributor and artist services company. Breuner joined Atlanta-based Christian Rock band, Smalltown Poets, after graduating college. The band signed a recording contract with a major label under the EMI... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Hayes

Lindsay Hayes

Artist Manager, Relentless Artist Management
Lindsay Hayes is an Artist Manager and heads the recently established Nashville office of Relentless Artist Management. Her career spans several facets of the industry including art direction, creative & event production, and label project management. She has worked with a variety... Read More →
avatar for Mike Fabio

Mike Fabio

VP of Digital Strategy, New West Records
Mike Fabio is VP of Digital Strategy at New West Records, where he oversees social, web, ecommerce, advertising, and streaming promotions. Fabio is also the COO & Co-founder of Bandposters/Rads, offering a suite of tools for artists to promote their music and shows in 90 seconds or... Read More →
avatar for Laith Murad

Laith Murad

Chief Marketing Officer, Sweet
Laith Murad is Chief Marketing Officer for Sweet, a transformative fan engagement platform that combines the power of loyalty and rewards with social media, UGC, music streaming, video and more into a single fan experience. Murad drives the strategic direction of the organization... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Symphony C

5:00pm

Automate Your D2C: Selling Music and Merch on a Budget
In this session, artists, labels and managers will learn new ways to reach fans through direct-to-consumer channels like Shopify. We’ll discuss how technologies like print-on-demand and direct music distribution give artists freedom to easily test ideas on tight budgets or with limited quantities. By selling direct-to-fan, artists are able to gain valuable insights into their audiences, create lasting relationships, and - most importantly - keep a larger portion of their revenues.

Moderators
avatar for Scott Welch

Scott Welch

Artist Manager, Scott Welch Management
Scott Welch is Artist Manager for Scott Welch Management. Welch has managed the careers and development of multi-platinum recording artists such as Alanis Morissette, LeAnn Rimes, Steve Perry, Paula Abdul, Collective Soul, C&C Music Factory, Veridia, Jason Lyle Black, Zach Stone and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jon Romero

Jon Romero

Head of Marketing, Vector Management
Jon Romero is Head of Marketing for Vector Management, one of the largest artist and brand management companies. Romero is responsible for strategizing the full promotional and marketing landscape across the Vector roster, maximizing not only digital and social efforts, but incorporating... Read More →
avatar for Tommy Stalknecht

Tommy Stalknecht

Founder and CEO, Single Music
Tommy Stalknecht is the founder and CEO of Single Music - the first dedicated music app for the Shopify ecommerce platform. With 10 years experience in the D2C side of the music industry, Stalknecht has had the privilege of working with artists at all stages of career success. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Josh Thompson

Josh Thompson

Head of Digital Services, Futureshirts
Josh Thompson is Head of Digital Services for Futureshirts, a company that designs and manufactures finished merchandise for touring artists and retailers. In this position, Thompson provides Marketing, e-Commerce, Creative, and VIP support for over 120 clients, including Live Nation... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Harpeth

5:00pm

Digitizing the Fan Experience
A panel of music industry experts will deep dive into digital ticketing and the transformative impact it's had for artists and venues by improving the overall fan experience and artist-fan connection. Through identity, delivery and data, artists are able to target their new music and live event marketing efforts more effectively and engage with their fans in more personalized ways. Join Justin Atkins from Ticketmaster as he leads the panel to explore how artists and venues can super serve their fans through the power of digital ticketing.

Moderators
avatar for Justin Atkins

Justin Atkins

Sr. Artist & Promoter Relations Manager, Ticketmaster Music
Justin Atkins is the Sr. Artist & Promoter Relations Manager with Ticketmaster Music, a division of Live Nation Entertainment. Ticketmaster Music is Ticketmaster’s concerts and touring division which supports more than 500 North American tours annually. They also work with artists... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sam Alpert

Sam Alpert

Senior VP of Marketing, Paradigm
Sam Alpert is the SVP of Marketing at Paradigm Talent Agency, where he oversees the growth of the tour marketing department to a team across offices in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. He successfully executed marketing campaigns for more than 260 unique clients with his team... Read More →
avatar for David Kells

David Kells

SVP of Entertainment & Marketing, Bridgestone Arena
David Kells is SVP of Entertainment & Marketing for Bridgestone Arena and the Nashville Predators. He has also served as the Conversion Manager, Event Manager, Director of Marketing, and SVP of Booking for the team and arena, which has become one of the top venues in the U.S. and... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Sonquist

Jessica Sonquist

Head of Tour Marketing, Maverick Nashville
Jessica Sonquist oversees all tour marketing and ticketing initiatives for Maverick’s Nashville roster, which includes iconic artists such as Jason Aldean, Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius Rucker, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts and more. She serves as the company’s liaison... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Belle Meade

5:00pm

Music 2020: The Next Era of Innovation in the Music Industry
In this workshop, we explore the art and process of ideation; discuss the differences between invention, disruption, and innovation; and profile a number of developing innovations within the music industry including augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), blockchain and crypotcurrency. The presentation ends with a design thinking exercise where attendees form into groups to work through the fundamental design thinking process of developing a minimum viable product to solve a vetted problem in the music industry.

Moderators
avatar for Dae Bogan

Dae Bogan

Founder and CEO, TuneRegistry
Dae Bogan is Founder and CEO of TuneRegistry, which develops music rights administration software and solutions for small and medium-sized music rights holders. Bogan is a music rights executive, serial entrepreneur, and educator with over fifteen years of experience in the music... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Cohen

Scott Cohen

Chief Innovation Officer, Recorded Music, Warner Music Group
Scott Cohen is Chief Innovation Officer of Recorded Music at Warner Music Group, where he works closely with Warner’s senior management team to help chart the long-term course of the company at the intersection of music, technology, and culture. Cohen is also the co-founder of CyborgNest... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Symphony D

5:00pm

The Landscape of the Music Industry in the US and Across the World
In this presentation, David Price, Director of Insight and Analysis at IFPI, and Josh Friedlander, SVP of Strategic Data Analysis at RIAA, will present and discuss the latest revenue trends in the music industry. In April 2019, IFPI published the Global Music Report, the definitive source of revenue data for the worldwide music industry, and analysis will focus on fresh data and analysis from this report and from the RIAA. Josh will show how far audio streaming – particularly paid subscriptions – has transformed the U.S. music market in recent years. David will move this analysis to the global landscape: is audio streaming a solution for the music industry across the world? How does the industry in the U.S. differ from neighbours like Canada and Mexico? And what’s the potential of success in countries like China, India, and Russia – and how can record companies and artists best capitalize on those prospects?

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Friedlander

Joshua Friedlander

SVP of Strategic Data Analysis, RIAA
Joshua Friedlander is the SVP of Strategic Data Analysis at the RIAA, where he is responsible for data analysis and market research. The results of his work are frequently used as standard measures of the U.S. music industry and are commonly referenced in news publications. Prior... Read More →
avatar for David Price

David Price

Director of Insight & Analysis, IFPI
David Price is the Director of Insight & Analysis at IFPI, where he leads his team in researching and analyzing the recorded music market, developments in music piracy, and the changing habits of music listeners. His team also examines market trends, changing consumer habits, and... Read More →


Tuesday May 7, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Symphony AB

6:00pm

Awards Dinner Red Carpet
Stop by the Red Carpet early to see this year’s star-studded Music Biz Award recipients and Music Business Hall of Fame inductees as they make their way to this year’s Awards Dinner event.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Griffin Ballroom Foyer

7:00pm

Music Biz Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner Sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, City National Bank, Cracker Barrel, Jammber and TiVo
Doors open at 7 pm. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. The program will begin promptly at 7:30 pm. All attendees must present badge for entrance for security purposes. There will be no exceptions.


Every year, Music Biz gathers to celebrate the artistic, executive and philanthropic achievements of those in our industry who continue to push the bar of excellence forward. Join us as we celebrate those artists whose music has impacted the lives of countless fans, those industry executives who have helped pave a path of sustained success for the industry as a whole, and those among us who strive to make our world a better place through their platform.


Receiving honors at the event will be Bebe Rexha and Kane Brown (Breakthrough Artist Awards); Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Randy Goodman (Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement); industry innovator, songwriter, and Co-Founder of The Orchard Richard Gottehrer (Outstanding Achievement Award); Record Archive owners Richard Storms and Alayna Alderman (Independent Spirit Award); Darius Rucker (Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award); and Peter Frampton (Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement).


This year’s ceremony will see the induction of the late Sir George Martin into the Music Business Hall of Fame by his son Giles Martin. The 2019 Hall of Fame class also includes major labels Atlantic Records and Capitol Records; independent label Sub Pop; industry executives Ahmet Ertegun, Herb Abramson and Miriam Abramson; music industry landmarks the Apollo Theatre, CBGB, Hitsville U.S.A., Sun Studio, and the Troubadour; and Rolling Stone magazine.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Griffin Ballroom

10:30pm

Official Music Biz Awards After Party Powered by Symphonic [FURTHER RSVP REQUIRED]
Join Symphonic and the best in the music industry as we host the official Music Biz Awards After Party. Enjoy drinks, snacks, and rooftop views at Acme Feed & Seed on us while you celebrate the executive and creative achievements highlighted at Music Biz 2019.


Open to all Music Biz Conference badge holders, we only request that you RSVP at the link provided.


Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:30pm - Wednesday May 8, 2019 1:00am
Acme Feed & Seed 101 Broadway
 
Wednesday, May 8
 

7:00am

Registration
Wednesday May 8, 2019 7:00am - 6:00pm
Main Lobby, left of hotel check-in

8:00am

Networking Breakfast Sponsored by Entertainment One
Although it’s the last day of Music Biz 2019, it’s never too late to make a good first impression! Gather with your industry peers and friends alike to discuss all you’ve learned so far and new business opportunities ahead of our final day of programming!


Wednesday May 8, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Griffin Ballroom Foyer

8:00am

Jaxsta Lounge
Jaxsta is building a comprehensive centralized source of official music credits. Our job is to tell The Story Behind The Music and Give Credit Where Credit is Due.


The Jaxsta Lounge is a place to meet, network, relax and recharge. 2019 is a special year for us with our imminent launch. We’d like to show you our platform so please feel free to ask any of our team to give you a demo and showcase how Jaxsta can help you.


The Jaxsta Lounge will serve refreshments to recharge you while you recharge your devices. If you need to catch up with a new potential business partner or simply converse with your office while on the go then this is the place for you. We welcome all Music Biz attendees and look forward to hosting you so please visit us at the Jaxsta Lounge or check us out at jaxsta.com.


Wednesday May 8, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm
Symphony Foyer

9:00am

"Shady Ladies of Music City,” Moderated by Hunter Kelly
When Susan Nadler and Evelyn Shriver arrived in Nashville, no one, including themselves, could have predicted the path they would forge. In a matter of only a few years, these two women infiltrated, and subsequently flipped on its head, the Nashville music industry in the 1980s and 90s. Eventually becoming the first women ever to helm a major Nashville record label, Asylum Records, Susan and Evelyn demanded a seat at the table that was largely made up of men. Along the way they catapulted the careers of legendary artists like Randy Travis and Tammy Wynette, smoked weed with Willie Nelson, were named honorary pallbearers at George Jones' funeral, one got arrested in Mexico while the other went roller skating with Cher, and both largely ignored the advice of every one of their male counterparts that came before. The Nashville Scene said that they were “leading the next wave of female music industry executives” at the time, and upon hearing that they were appointed to head Asylum, Tammy Wynette wrote them to say, “I would love to be a fly on the wall when the good old boys come to Susan’s office and she turns them down.” Now, they are bringing those backstage stories and unbelievable moments, with a substantial amount of unexpected, sometimes brutal, honesty, to their podcast Shady Ladies of Music City.


Equal parts music, comedy, and female empowerment, Shady Ladies of Music City is a tell-all podcast recorded and produced in Nashville, TN and brought to you by Monument Records.


With co-host of the "All Our Favorite People" Podcast Hunter Kelly on hand to moderate, Susan and Evelyn will use this panel to highlight some of the great stories told this season on their podcast, and offer thoughts on the current state of country music. Subscribe now everywhere podcasts are available. For more information visit ShadyLadiesOfMusicCity.com.


We really don’t know what they might say, so come “light one up and lighten up” with us.


Moderators
avatar for Hunter Kelly

Hunter Kelly

Host, "All Our Favorite People" Podcast
Hunter Kelly is the co-host of the All Our Favorite People Podcast with longtime friend Ashley Eicher. Recently featured in People, the show has welcomed guests including Amy Grant, Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina and author/speaker Annie F. Downs. Hunter is also creator of the long-form... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Symphony AB

9:00am

A Playlist Is NOT a Marketing Plan
Getting your music added to playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, etc. is important. But, there is so much more to creating a KILLER marketing plan for a successful release.


We’ll discuss best practices for collaborating with Digital Service Providers, plus crucial things you need to do to be successful in this new music business, including best practices for preparing, planning and bringing a release to market (new online marketing tactics, planning strategy and success with physical sales).

Moderators
avatar for Jay Gilbert

Jay Gilbert

Co-Founder and Digital Strategist, Label Logic
Jay Gilbert is the Co-Founder and Digital Strategist at Label Logic, a label and artist services company. Gilbert also publishes an industry trade email each week called “Your Morning Coffee,” which focuses on the dynamic new music business. Gilbert has been on the cutting edge... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Bailey

Phillip Bailey

Co-Founder, Artist Advocates
Phillip Bailey is the Co-Founder of Artist Advocates, an agency devoted to developing and strengthening relationships between artists and their fanbase. A passionate music and entertainment industry executive with over 15 years experience, Bailey has a proven track record of developing... Read More →
avatar for Lloyd Hummel

Lloyd Hummel

SVP of Global Sales Strategy, Ingrooves Music Group
Lloyd Hummel is the SVP of Global Sales Strategy at Ingrooves Music Group, where he oversees the worldwide teams which handle commercial digital partner management, video services, physical product sales, and engagement marketing. Working across all departments, his mission is to... Read More →
avatar for Larry Mattera

Larry Mattera

GM, EVP Commerce & Marketing, Warner Bros. Records
Larry Mattera is GM, EVP Commerce & Marketing for Warner Bros. Records, a division of Warner Music Group. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company's commercial, marketing and digital strategies and manages the day-to-day operations of the company. The legendary label... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Moskow

Jeff Moskow

Co-Founder and Marketing & Project Management, Label Logic
Jeff Moskow is Co-Founder and Marketing and Project Manager for Label Logic, an artist services company with a diverse client roster including Richie Sambora, Orianthi, The Temptations, Rick Springfield. Resilience Music Alliance, McGhee Entertainment (KISS, Vintage Trouble), American... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Symphony C

9:00am

Managing the Artist in 2020
Presented by Music Managers Forum (MMF-US), Moderated by Neeta Ragoowansi, MMF-US


New landscapes in the music industry are changing the flow and sources of revenue streams, brand strategies, social media and streaming marketing approaches… and pretty much everything else. How do managers approach building growth strategy for their artists and their own businesses and careers? How do they find the most innovative metadata, publishing and payment tools? How do they uncover new ground, new revenue streams, new promotional and marketing outlets? What right now is showing the most beneficial for their artists? What do they think will in the near future? Now that there are more distribution options casting a wider net, is the pie getting bigger and if so, what’s being done to rightfully claim an artist’s fair share? What are managers doing as a community to acquire and share resources, and to get better deals, better opportunities and better terms for their artists? What are the crucial points to stay on top of for the modern manager going forward? How does a manager approach working with new artists vs maintaining success and growing the current stable of artists on their roster?


This panel will engage in a discussion with a diverse group of managers and tap into their current approaches, analyzing strategies in these various areas balanced against their artists’ creative paths. They’ll also explore the concepts of building coalitions to strengthen the artists negotiating power, advocacy considerations, and best practices to build further success.


Moderators
avatar for Neeta Ragoowansi

Neeta Ragoowansi

Co-Founder and SVP of Business Development & Legal Affairs/Board Member, NPREX/MMF-US
Neeta Ragoowansi is Co-Founder and SVP of Business Development & Legal Affairs for NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange), the first-ever online marketplace for direct licensing of performance rights with the ability to bundle mechanical and sync between music copyright owners... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Binta Brown

Binta Brown

Artist Manager, Haight Brand
Binta  Brown is an Artist Manager and Music Executive at Haight Brand, where she supports Chance the Rapper, Knox Fortune, AlunaGeorge, The O'Mys and other of her favorite artists in partnership with Haight founder Pat Corcoran. She is also the Founder of oma lilly projects, a music... Read More →
avatar for Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson

President, Maverick Music
Greg Thompson, a 25-year veteran of the music business, is the President of Maverick Music, a management conglomerate that supports an impressive artist roster. In his role, he helps to synergize talent and managers, in addition to expanding the company’s roster. Thompson has worked... Read More →
avatar for Adina Friedman

Adina Friedman

Co-Head of Management Team, Friends at Work
Adina Friedman is Co-President of the management team at Friends at Work, the management company which she helped launch in 2015 that is now home to John Legend, Lindsey Stirling, Raphael Saadiq, and RuthAnne. Prior to helping found Friends at Work, Friedman worked for Atom Factory... Read More →
avatar for Tarsame Mittal

Tarsame Mittal

Founder, TM Talent Management
Tarsame Mittal is Founder of TM Talent Management, a music talent management organization in the Indian music industry that currently manages over 23 talents from the Bollywood playback and live entertainment industry. These talents include Arijit Singh, Vishal & Shekhar, Sukhwinder... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Symphony D

9:00am

Record Store Day Town Hall
Since 2007, records stores, their customers, and artists across the world have come together and celebrated the unique culture of record stores and the special role these independently owned shops play in their communities. The success of this one-day celebration has sparked the creation of a Black Friday event, as well as countless collaborations with both independent and major labels to create contests, special releases and promotions throughout the year. 


This Town Hall is open to all Music Biz 2019 registrants and is your chance to hear the impact that Record Store Day has had on the industry over the years and to celebrate the accomplishments of the recent 2019 event. Ideas will circulate about how your artists can reap the benefits of participating in this unique industry promotion.  An open forum discussion will allow all to share ideas about how to make the 2020 event even bigger. 

Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Belle Meade

9:00am

Explore Activation Stations by BuzzAngle Music, Hyperwallet, Jammber, Single Music, TuneGO, Tune Registry, Vydia, WeWork, and more!
BuzzAngle Music
BuzzAngle Music has set up a meeting and demonstration area to showcase their innovative platform and newest features. The platform offers unique capabilities such as daily reporting of sales, streaming and airplay for both the U.S., Canada and several other international countries; comprehensive report and dashboard queries; 1,000 selectable genres; mobile app; and so much more. Come on by to get a personal demonstration of BuzzAngle Music!


Hyperwallet
Hyperwallet, a PayPal Service, is a global payout platform that provides growing organizations with a fast, efficient, and transparent way to distribute funds to payees almost anywhere in the world. Trusted by enterprise, ecommerce, and on-demand platforms, Hyperwallet makes it easy to deliver a superior payment experience through a single integration. Put your payees in control with a range of convenient payment methods, enhanced financial management tools, integrated payment tracking, and user-friendly compliance and identity verification. Hyperwallet has offices in San Francisco, Austin, London, Sydney, and Vancouver. You can learn more at www.hyperwallet.com


Jammber
Come experience Jammber Creator Suite, the music industry's first suite of mobile apps designed for creatives to work differently, yet together. Jammber's beautifully designed suite meets creatives where they're at in the music production process, from songwriting sessions, in studio to distribution, all while tracking real-time metadata and important copyright information, using Jammber's Metadata Smart™ Technology. Jammber will be revealing an app a day, check out the schedule and stop by their activation to get a hands-on experience of Muse, Splits, nStudio & Bridge.


Sun, May 5th @ 9:00 a.m. - Muse
Mon, May 6th @ 10:30 a.m. - Splits
Tues, May 7th @ 9:30 a.m. - nStudio
Wed, May 8th @ 9:30 a.m. - Bridge


Single Music
Single is the first (and only) dedicated music app for the world's fastest growing ecommerce platform – Shopify. Using Single, artists, labels, and record stores are able to turn their webstore into a direct-to-fan distribution powerhouse. With features like instant digital bundling, SoundScan reporting, and automated pre-orders, artists are able to sell direct and keep more of their revenue. Stop by our space to learn how Single can help with your next release and simplify your d2c efforts.


TuneGO
You bring the tune. We’ll make it go. Come meet TuneGO – an end-to-end music technology platform that helps artists, collaborators and music pros to securely store, collaborate and distribute music and collect royalties worldwide. From rights protection to royalty collection, TuneGO delivers a digital fingerprint of the entire creative process for each individual song or music asset.  Stop by our booth to learn how TuneGO can simplify the business of music and streamline artist rights management. www.TuneGO.com


TuneRegistry
TuneRegistry – Simple music rights administration and metadata delivery software for small to medium-sized music rights-holders and administrators. Visit our table outside the Griffin Ballroom for a free demo and see how we can speed up your administration process while reducing your cost.


Vydia
Visit the Vydia Exhibitor Space to meet team members and demo the award-winning technology that empowers independent artists, managers and labels to distribute globally. Learn how you can power your business and grow your brand by managing audio, video and social media content on one central platform. Schedule an appointment with the Vydia team during your Music Biz journey today.


WeWork
WeWork is thrilled to be a part of Music Biz 2019! Swing by our booth to learn why the world’s most innovative companies are using WeWork to think differently about workspace. From desks to offices and entire headquarters, we create beautifully-designed spaces for productivity, innovation, and connection for businesses of all sizes. Meet our team and experience the warm hospitality and creative energy that make our Nashville locations music to your ears.


Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Griffin and Symphony Ballroom Foyers

9:00am

Career Opportunities for Students
Students and young professionals will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from top companies for potential internships and jobs during these special pre-scheduled meetings! Companies currently confirmed to participate include:


Amazon
Average Joes Entertainment
BMI
Country Music Association (CMA)
Concord
Exactuals
Songtrust
Sony Music Entertainment
Sony/ATV
Spotify
Universal Music Group
Veva Sound
Warner Music Group
William Morris Endeavor (WME)

Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Symphony EF

10:30am

Featured Presentation: Inside the Lives of Power Duo Ethiopia Habtemariam, President of Motown, and Jacqueline Saturn, President of Caroline
In a joint interview, President of Motown Records/EVP of Capitol Records Ethiopia Habtemariam and President of Caroline Jacqueline Saturn will discuss how their individual professional journeys to the top and their creative collaborations on important projects, and how they have lent their voices to ensure a bright and prosperous future for women across the business.


In her current role as President of Motown Records, which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019, Habtemariam is the highest ranking African-American woman within Universal Music Group. She is responsible for revitalizing the coveted label, and has been strategic in utilizing Motown as a platform partner for entrepreneurs that operate in the same spirit and legacy of Berry Gordy.


Based in Hollywood's iconic Capitol Tower, Saturn is President of Caroline, Capitol Music Group's indie label services division. Under Saturn's leadership, Caroline doubled its U.S. market share to more than three percent in a year’s time and scored several No. 1s on the Billboard 200 over a 14-month period.


Interviewer
Gail Mitchell, Billboard

Moderators
avatar for Gail Mitchell

Gail Mitchell

Executive Director, Billboard
Gail Mitchell serves as Billboard’s Executive Director of R&B/Hip-Hop in addition to writing and reporting about music business news for the magazine and online. Mitchell has moderated panels and Q&A’s for industry organizations such as ASCAP, BMI, the Recording Academy, the GRAMMY... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ethiopia Habtemariam

Ethiopia Habtemariam

President/EVP, Motown Records/Capitol Records
Ethiopia Habtemariam is the President of Motown Records and EVP of Capitol Records. In her role with Capitol, she is responsible for revitalizing the coveted label that hosts cultural hit makers such as Ne-Yo, KEM and Erykah Badu, as well as musical groundbreakers like BJ The Chicago... Read More →
avatar for Jacqueline Saturn

Jacqueline Saturn

President, Caroline
Based in Hollywood’s iconic Capitol Tower, Jacqueline Saturn is President of Caroline, Capitol Music Group’s indie label services division. The promotions veteran, who previously held the title of GM at Caroline, leads the division’s 50-person team in the US and oversees all... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Griffin Ballroom

11:30am

The MMA: Streamlining the Process
We know the big MMA decisions come later in the year, but that won’t stop us from bringing MMA leaders to the stage to share their views on how the MLC can create a streamlined process of logging and distributing royalties. Join us as we discuss how the groundwork laid by the MMA’s passage looks to address the concerns of publishers and songwriters as the industry continues its dramatic shift towards music streaming as its primary revenue generator.


11:30 AM - 12:25 PM    What Do Publishers Expect from the MLC, and Will It Be Able to Deliver?
According to the RIAA’s 2018 year-end report, streaming now comprises 75% of total music industry revenues. Publishers and songwriters have supported the MMA and its MLC as a path toward earning more royalties from streaming mechanicals and performance royalties. However, what obstacles threaten this reality? How will the MLC more accurately and comprehensively license, collect and distribute to publishers compared to how MRI or HFA currently do the job? What effects might the DSPs' appeal regarding the CRB's decision to increase the streaming mechanical rate have on the MLC?


Moderator
Neeta Ragoowansi, NPREX


Panelists
Steven Ambers, SOCAN
Vickie Nauman, CrossBorderWorks
Abby North, North Music Group LLC
Colin Rushing, SoundExchange


12:30 - 1:30 PM    The MMA in Action: Writer’s Edition
The passage of the MMA opens the door to honest accounting for songwriters. What does a transparent view of songwriter royalty flow look like and how might it change the songwriter landscape? How can the creators and artists be best served, and how can the industry be counseled or consulted?


Moderator
Kevin Casini, Casini Law Firm LLC


Panelists
Jon Bender, SoundExchange
Dr. E. Michael Harrington, Berklee College of Music
Leighton Linning, The Gordon Group
Steven Marks, RoadNation
Erin McAnally, Small Drink of Water

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Casini

Kevin Casini

Principal, Casini Law Firm LLC
Kevin Casini is Principal of the Casini Law Firm and founder of Ecco Artists Services, a consulting company servicing performers and creators. He has been in entertainment for more than 20 years. Casini is an active member of the Blues Foundation, the Recording Academy, the Americana... Read More →
avatar for Neeta Ragoowansi

Neeta Ragoowansi

Co-Founder and SVP of Business Development & Legal Affairs/Board Member, NPREX/MMF-US
Neeta Ragoowansi is Co-Founder and SVP of Business Development & Legal Affairs for NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange), the first-ever online marketplace for direct licensing of performance rights with the ability to bundle mechanical and sync between music copyright owners... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steven Ambers

Steven Ambers

Director of International Business Development, SOCAN
Steven Ambers is the Director of International Business Development & Compliance at SOCAN, Canada’s largest rights management organization. In this role, Ambers fosters U.S. publisher and key influencer relations and supports strategic investment opportunities, including mergers... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Bender

Jonathan Bender

Chief Operating Officer, SoundExchange
Jonathan Bender is the COO of SoundExchange, a non-profit collective rights management organization that has distributed more than $5 billion in digital royalties for sound recordings to recording artists and rights owners since its inception in 2003. Bender has 25 years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Dr. E. Michael Harrington

Dr. E. Michael Harrington

Course Author and Professor, Berklee College of Music
Dr. E. Michael Harrington is a Course Author and Professor at Berklee College of Music and Berklee Online. Harrington has also served as a consultant and expert witness in hundreds of music copyright/IP matters involving The We Shall Overcome Foundation, Pharrell Williams, Taylor... Read More →
avatar for Leighton Linning

Leighton Linning

Attorney At Law, The Gordon Group
Leighton Linning is an Attorney at Law for the Gordon Group. He has extensive experience in Nashville’s entertainment industry working on a variety of projects with Billy Block, CMT, Sony/ATV, Musicians' Hall of Fame Awards, K-Love Fan Awards, Camp Electric, Winter Jam, Kirk Cameron’s... Read More →
avatar for Steven Marks

Steven Marks

Founder and CEO, RoadNation
Steven Marks is the Founder and CEO of RoadNation, a new platform for artists and fans to create tours together. Artist benefits include optimized tour planning through real-time market demand; revenue opportunities beyond tickets to provide upfront capital to tour; connection to... Read More →
avatar for Erin McAnally

Erin McAnally

Consultant and Writer, Small Drink of Water
Erin McAnally is a Consultant and Writer for Small Drink of Water, where she helps artists, brands, and non-profits with marketing & advertising, fundraising, education, events, and operations. One of her main focuses in the past few years has been developing and teaching an education... Read More →
avatar for Vickie Nauman

Vickie Nauman

Principal and Owner, CrossBorderWorks
Vickie Nauman specializes in digital media and content strategy, the intersection of technology and music, and international business development. She founded the boutique consulting and advisory firm CrossBorderWorks in 2004 and since 2014 has been advising and consulting full-time... Read More →
avatar for Abby North

Abby North

Principal, North Music Group LLC
Abby North is Principle of North Music Group LLC, worldwide publishing administrator for more than twenty catalogs with approximately 80,000 commercial and film and TV works. She is also Founder of Unchained Melody Publishing LLC, which she started after she began working with her... Read More →
avatar for Colin Rushing

Colin Rushing

SVP & General Counsel, SoundExchange
Colin Rushing is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of SoundExchange, a non-profit collective rights management organization. Rushing oversees the company’s legal, regulatory, and corporate affairs, supervises rate setting proceedings, directs the company’s enforcement... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Symphony D

12:00pm

Remixing the Concept of Music Creator
Companies such as Splice, Tracklib, and Mixcloud are redefining what it means to be part of music creation and monetization; Splice now supporting the creators of beats in a similar way as labels and publishers sign performing artists and songwriters; Mixcloud elevating the DJ/playlist curator with Select; and Tracklib's pre-cleared samples giving new life to catalog stems. Berklee is even allowing students to now declare their instrument as an iPad. These are whole new streams of revenue for new kinds of music creators, as well as established rightsholders, songwriters, and producers. This session will dig into the these new opportunities and how all music creators can benefit.

Moderators
avatar for Stephen Webber

Stephen Webber

Executive Director, BerkleeNYC
Stephen Webber is Executive Director of BerkleeNYC, overseeing the iconic Power Station studios. Webber has hosted sessions for Janelle Monáe, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kate McKinnon, Trey Anastasio, DJ Khaled, Chris Martin, John Legend, Bette Midler, Paul Simon, Mick Jagger, Wynton Marsalis... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Mannis-Gardner

Deborah Mannis-Gardner

President, DMG Clearances
Phone: 302-239-6337 x1
avatar for Daniel Petruzzi

Daniel Petruzzi

VP of Partnership, Mixcloud
Daniel Petruzzi is the VP of Partnership for Mixcloud, an online streaming service and community. Petruzzi is responsible for growing and deepening engagement with Mixcloud’s U.S. creator community while also advocating for the recently-launched Mixcloud Select fan-to-creator subscription... Read More →
avatar for Dan Zaccagnino

Dan Zaccagnino

Head of Content, Splice
Dan Zaccagnino is the Head of Content at Splice, a cloud-based music creation and collaboration platform. Zaccagnino focuses on developing and executing Splice’s music content strategy across the company and works with music creators and sample label partners to create innovative... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Symphony C

12:00pm

Beyond Borders Powered by Nielsen Music: Exploring China and India
12 – 12:25 PM   India Spotlight: Understanding Listening Behaviors and Local Market Dynamics

India is a vibrant and complex music market experiencing massive growth driven by local listeners as well as fans around the globe.  The market is driven by a close relationship to the Bollywood film industry and the unique need to cater to 22 official languages which creates variances in music popularity by region. This presentation by Nielsen will provide new insight into the Indian music market, the composition of the country’s listeners and their behaviors relating to streaming music and video.

Presenter
Helena Kosinski, Nielsen Music


12:25 – 1:45 PM Exploring the Innovative Advances of China and India
As of May 2019, the world's three most populous countries are the United States with 330 million people, India with 1,346 million people, and China with 1,397 million people. From advanced space programs and important movie production hubs to their own ecommerce and content streaming platforms, these innovative countries offer artists and rights-holders much more than just scale. The HUGE scale (over 35% of the world’s population is in China and India) can be distracting… both markets have strong culture and arts tradition, as well as very competitive marketplaces. Both with their own specializations, selling music into these countries requires research and insights. Chinese and Indian leadership is increasingly visible, with the goal that innovations will drive their music and business exports to success around the world. Two experts will share their own personal overviews of their home markets and their national music businesses.


Moderator
Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt, Int’l Music Managers Forum (IMMF)


Panelists
Tarsame Mittal, TM Talent Management
Andy Ng, Tencent

Moderators
avatar for Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt

Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt

Advisor, International Music Managers Forum (IMMF)
Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt advises The International Music Managers Forum (IMMF) on copyright and new business models. IMMF is an organization that brings together artist and artist representative associations from 50 countries, for networking, sharing, and discussion of trading terms... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Helena Kosinski

Helena Kosinski

VP, Global, Nielsen Music
Helena Kosinski leads business development in Nielsen's expanding global music business.  For more than two decades, Nielsen’s consumer research, sales, streaming and airplay data have been a trusted  resource for companies wanting a complete music market picture in the US and... Read More →
avatar for Tarsame Mittal

Tarsame Mittal

Founder, TM Talent Management
Tarsame Mittal is Founder of TM Talent Management, a music talent management organization in the Indian music industry that currently manages over 23 talents from the Bollywood playback and live entertainment industry. These talents include Arijit Singh, Vishal & Shekhar, Sukhwinder... Read More →
avatar for Andy Ng

Andy Ng

Group Vice President, Tencent
Andy Ng is Group VP at Tencent, a multinational investment holding conglomerate. He is responsible for Tencent Music’s copyright management and digital music marketing. He currently oversees all business affairs in global licensing, managing PR and promotional activities. Prior... Read More →



Wednesday May 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Symphony AB

1:00pm

Language and the Machine: How Algorithms are Changing the Way We Connect and Communicate
While it’s true that the onward march of innovation has disrupted and in some cases dismantled entire industries, we are also seeing an even more profound change, which we believe will result in the greatest or worst shift in human communication in our history.


  • How is tech changing the way we do music, listen to music, connect and communicate?
  • How could we use AI to enhance craftsmanship and musical talent in music creation?
  • How MyData, human-centric personal data, could change the way we discover music?
  • How will voice recommendation algorithms and language processing change the way people listen to music?
  • Would you let an algorithm manage your music taste? You will.
  • How biodata processing and sensors will come new a language for collaborative music experiences?



Moderators
avatar for Virginie Berger

Virginie Berger

Founder and Managing Partner, DBTH Capital Ventures
Virginie Berger is the Founder and Managing Partner of DBHT Capital Ventures, a consulting firm for technology and media businesses, specializing in strategy, marketing, and business development. Berger is a managing partner as well for the venture capital fund that focuses on music... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nicolas Roebben

Nicolas Roebben

CEO, Himeta Technologies
Nicholas Roebben is the CEO of Himeta Technologies, a Belgian startup that offers music creators and distributors the opportunity to embed a unique and immutable identifier in each desired copy of their licensed digital master records. Himeta's breakthrough patented technology generates... Read More →
avatar for Michael Shanley

Michael Shanley

Vice President and Head of Business Development, Mr
Michael Shanley is Vice President & Head of Business Development at Music Reports. He has more than 15 years’ experience implementing enterprise level software solutions in the music and intellectual property rights business sector, and currently leads the development of Songdex... Read More →
avatar for Adrien Stern

Adrien Stern

Co-Founder, Mediarite
Adrien is the CEO & co-founder of Mediarite, a metadata capture and validation platform for creatives and labels. Adrien started his career on the creative side. By age 21, he was touring across Europe as guitarist and manager of Reggae Band, Najavibes. He booked his band in festivals... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Symphony C

2:00pm

Collected and Unclaimed: Getting Your Share of Live Performance Royalties
Performing Rights Organizations like BMI, SOCAN, and SESAC collect a lot of money every year that is earmarked for live performances. Many artists leave their part of these funds on the table. Some do not even know they are owed a royalty when they play their own songs onstage. Our panel of industry experts will discuss this huge pool of money and ways that artists can collect their fair share of it.

Moderators
avatar for Vickie Nauman

Vickie Nauman

Principal and Owner, CrossBorderWorks
Vickie Nauman specializes in digital media and content strategy, the intersection of technology and music, and international business development. She founded the boutique consulting and advisory firm CrossBorderWorks in 2004 and since 2014 has been advising and consulting full-time... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adina Friedman

Adina Friedman

Co-Head of Management Team, Friends at Work
Adina Friedman is Co-President of the management team at Friends at Work, the management company which she helped launch in 2015 that is now home to John Legend, Lindsey Stirling, Raphael Saadiq, and RuthAnne. Prior to helping found Friends at Work, Friedman worked for Atom Factory... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Portia Sabin

Dr. Portia Sabin

President, Kill Rock Stars
Dr. Portia Sabin is a cultural anthropologist. While working on her Ph.D. at Columbia University, she played drums, recorded, and toured with NYC band, The Hissyfits. She founded Shotclock Management in 2004 and took over running the legendary independent label, Kill Rock Stars, in... Read More →
avatar for Shawn Wilson

Shawn Wilson

CEO, Muzooka
Shawn Wilson is Founder and CEO of Muzooka, a platform that allows artists to manage their media assets from any festival, venue, ticketing, or radio platform on one central hub. Muzooka also sends verified show reports to collecting societies to ensure that rights holders are properly... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Symphony C

2:00pm

Creating a Go-To-Market Strategy that Leaves NO Money on the Table
Where does physical fit in especially with embargo dates, moving street dates, ingestion issue and more. How to marry up your digital, physical, DTC and tour strategies in order not to sacrifice potential sales and not cannibalize each effort. They can co-exist and even perpetuate more sales and visibility for your artists and releases. Because let's face it, who can really leave money on the table in this day and age.

Moderators
avatar for Jacqui Resur

Jacqui Resur

Head of Label Relations, Secretly Distribution
Jacqui Resur is the Head of Label Relations for Secretly Distribution, an independently owned and operated global music distribution company. The company serves as the exclusive distributor for a premier group of independent record labels including Asthmatic Kitty, Awesome Tapes From... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kathie Merritt

Kathie Merritt

Head of Sales, Epitaph Records
Kathie Merritt is Head of Sales for Epitaph/Anti- Records in Silver Lake, CA. In this role, she is responsible for bringing to market all physical, digital and streaming music products for artists including Bad Religion, Rancid, Neko Case, Glen Hansard, Parkway Drive, Pennywise, The... Read More →
avatar for Jocelynn Pryor

Jocelynn Pryor

Director of Marketing, AMPED Distribution
Jocelyn Pryor is Director of Marketing for AMPED Distribution, a division of Alliance Entertainment and the fastest growing digital and physical distributor in the global distribution game. Pryor has brought many breakout acts to the market such as The Civil Wars, Lindsey Stirling... Read More →
avatar for Brigitte Wright

Brigitte Wright

Management, Tour Strategy and Business Development, Black Box
Brigitte Wright joined Black Box in 2018 to provide Business Development, Artist Management and Tour Strategy. Black Box is a modern marketing agency designed for the music industry with a vision is to help clients develop engaged audiences through branding, marketing and partnerships... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Symphony D

2:00pm

The Relationship Between Artist Services, Technology and Artist Managers
As artists enjoy increasing choice in respect of how they release their music, artist managers are becoming increasingly involved in the day-to-day operations of the artist owned label. The object of this session is to discuss the technology and services that are available to enable managers to successfully navigate an artist owned label business. This session explores the potential benefits and pitfalls of an artist entering into an artist services deal. There will be particular focus on the use of technology for data analysis and the provision of marketing and promotional services in an engagement based streaming economy.

Moderators
avatar for Charles Kirby-Welch

Charles Kirby-Welch

Founder and CEO, Kartel Music Group
Charles Kirby-Welch is Founder and CEO of Kartel Music Group, a leading music services agency that provides integrated business solutions for marketing, campaign management, distribution, and artist development. The company focuses on re-imaging the recorded music industry for creative... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Driessen

David Driessen

Director of Sales and Client Services & Managing Director, FUGA Americas
avatar for Janice Kirkwood

Janice Kirkwood

Principal, Apparently Music
Janice Kirkwood is Principal of Apparently Music, a boutique management and marketing consultancy focused on helping emerging independent artists navigate the commercial music industry and build sustainable careers. The company focuses on artist development, strategic and release... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Symphony AB

3:00pm

A Great Friend, A Bad Boss: Balancing Music Data and Gut
Music data has the objective power to reduce uncertainty in a creative industry. But it’s a polarizing conversation: you’re either a "data" or "gut" person.  There is no need to choose.


With data-savvy speakers from across the music industry, we’ll discuss how artists, labels and other industry players are harnessing data in the global marketplace and how it has (and has not) changed the way they operate tactically and strategically. From understanding the playlist ecosystem to measuring fan engagement to practical applications, we'll explore dangerous pitfalls and learn to develop a data-friendly mindset.


Our goal is for you to walk away feeling empowered to use music data to strengthen what you do, not to replace it. Because while data is a great friend, you’re still the boss.

Moderators
avatar for Sung Cho

Sung Cho

Founder and CEO, Chartmetric
Sung Cho is Founder and CEO of Chartmetric, a music data analytics company making sense of the increasingly complex landscape of the music industry. Cho has 15 years of industry experience in mobile game development and data analytics. Before founding Chartmetric, he was Product Manager... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lloyd Hummel

Lloyd Hummel

SVP of Global Sales Strategy, Ingrooves Music Group
Lloyd Hummel is the SVP of Global Sales Strategy at Ingrooves Music Group, where he oversees the worldwide teams which handle commercial digital partner management, video services, physical product sales, and engagement marketing. Working across all departments, his mission is to... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Symphony D

3:00pm

Artists in Control: The Changing Landscape of Artists and Their Partners
The changing music landscape has shifted the artist to being the center of the ecosystem. With artists in the driver's seat, the focus on providing flexible and transparent services has led to focuses on label services, distributors providing more services, management companies adding in-house services and a new paradigm shift.

Moderators
avatar for Brittany Hodak

Brittany Hodak

Co-Founder, The SuperFan Company
Brittany Hodak is Co-Founder of The Superfan Company (formerly ZinePak), a company that creates loyal customers by harnessing the power of fandom. She has spearheaded assignments for Walmart, Katy Perry, Unilever, Amazon, Taylor Swift, Johnson & Johnson, and many more. Hodak has published... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jon Bahr

Jon Bahr

VP, Creator Services, AVL Digital /CD Baby
Jon Bahr serves as the VP of Creator Services at leading independent music distributor and artist services company, CD Baby. Bahr leads CD Baby’s Artist Relations, Music Service Relations, Publishing Administration, and Music Licensing of 3 million pre-cleared songs. Prior to joining... Read More →
avatar for Ben Patterson

Ben Patterson

Founder and President, DashGo
Ben Patterson is Founder and President of DashGo, a company that works to distribute, promote, analyze, and monetize an artist’s content. As President of DashGo, Patterson has built a full-stack music monetization platform offering white glove service to Artists, labels and music... Read More →
avatar for Jessi Tichenor

Jessi Tichenor

Artist Manager, Red Light Management
Jessi Tichenor is an Artist Manager at Red Light Management, where her current roster includes Zella Day, Rayland Baxter, Joshua Hedley, BONES UK, and Los Lobos. A passionate advocate for her artists, she and her team strive to inform, educate, and guide her clients through their... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Symphony AB

3:00pm

International Music Rights: Getting Played and Getting Paid
Rights management remains a big challenge for the music industry. In an era where music has become a global medium, artists must have a clear understanding about how they are searched for and discovered in international markets and subsequently paid the appropriate royalties. The varying degrees of “rights” held by labels, publishers, societies and service providers and laws by region are enough to make heads spin. How do artists get paid if a song is played in another country? How can artists be discovered globally?  What does music recognition look like in other parts of the world? This panel will help distill global music consumption by market, explore how new music is searched for and discovered by international audiences and discuss how international rights management solutions can help artists get paid.

Moderators
avatar for Cherie Hu

Cherie Hu

Contributing Writer/Editor, Freelance
Cherie Hu is an award-winning journalist focusing on the intersection of music, media and technology. She writes regular columns for Billboard, Forbes and Music Business Worldwide, with additional bylines in Variety, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and the Columbia Journalism Review. In... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Champarnaud

Caroline Champarnaud

Director, International Development, SACEM
Caroline Champarnaud is Director of International Development at SACEM, the world’s leading collective management organization. Champarnaud is also actively involved in several international working groups for the improvement of collection administration. She previously served as... Read More →
avatar for Joe Conyers III

Joe Conyers III

Chief Strategy Officer, Songtrust
Joe Conyers III is the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Songtrust , and the VP of Technology for Downtown Music Publishing. Songtrust, an online service that helps music makers and rights holders collect their royalties, is Downtown’s rights management platform. Conyers... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Finney

Barbara Finney

Product Lead, Music Rights, Gracenote
Barbara Finney is Product Lead, Music Rights at Gracenote, where she develops strategies and executes product roadmaps designed to bring the company’s industry-leading music data solutions to market. She brings a deep understanding of the music rights management landscape and how... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Symphony C

4:00pm

F*%k/Marry/Kill: Label/Team/Go It Alone
In recent years the range of options for releasing music has exploded, as has the number of questions that an artist and manager must address in developing a plan for new music. Do labels still offer a unique function that other teams can’t provide? Can independent providers and label services companies provide those same functions more effectively and efficiently? Can an artist release truly independently and expect to make an impact? And what do all these options mean for artists from standpoints of finances, ownership, and long-term development?


This panel explores the advantages and drawbacks of different release options: assembling and hiring a team for marketing / publicity, releasing independently on your own, or holding out for a traditional label deal. We’ll speak with a range of industry veterans on their own experiences and their overall view on the current state of scenarios for artists to explore.

Moderators
avatar for John Hammond

John Hammond

Head of Marketing & Digital Strategy, Missing Piece Group
John Hammond is the Head of Marketing & Digital Strategy at Missing Piece Group, a marketing, public relations and management agency. Hammond has managed album campaigns for a range of artists and labels including Ashley Monroe, Halsey, Belly, Ben Watt, Jon Batiste, and many more... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Corcoran

Michael Corcoran

EVP of Marketing, mtheory
Michael Corcoran is EVP of Marketing at mtheory, a manager services organization that works directly with managers to devise and execute artist marketing and development strategies for their clients. Corcoran has helped with planning and marketing for artists like Kacey Musgraves... Read More →
avatar for Tom Osborn

Tom Osborn

VP of Marketing/Easy Eye Sound GM, Q Prime Nashville & Easy Eye Sound
Tom Osborn is VP of Marketing for artist management firm Q Prime’s Nashville office and the GM of Easy Eye Sound. Throughout his career, Osborn has worked at both major and independent labels to implement innovative and successful marketing campaigns for some of the biggest names... Read More →
avatar for Colleen Theis

Colleen Theis

COO, The Orchard
Colleen Theis is COO of The Orchard, the industry’s largest independent music distributor.  In this role, she oversees the company’s core business activities across The Orchard’s 30 offices globally. The company represents labels such as Red Bull Records, Som Livre, as well... Read More →


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

4:00pm

The Activist Artist: Pros and Cons of Artist Involvement in Social Causes
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.

Moderators
avatar for Jackie Otero

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Matt Maher

Matt Maher

Co-Founder and Partner, Activist Artists Management
Matt Maher is a Co-Founding Partner of Activist Artists Management, a top-tier, full-service music and talent management, integrated media, and advisory firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, and Atlanta. Maher currently oversees the careers of artists such as Ben... Read More →
avatar for Gaines Sturdivant

Gaines Sturdivant

Artist Manager, Red Light Management
Gaines Sturdivant is an artist manager located in Red Light Management’s Nashville offices, where he handles touring strategy for Martina McBride and co-manages Craig Morgan, Dustin Lynch and Drake White. Sturdivant formally entered the field of artist management in 2007 handling... Read More →
avatar for Jensen Sussman

Jensen Sussman

President and Publicist, Sweet Talk Publicity
Jensen Sussman, President and Owner of Sweet Talk Publicity, is a public relations executive with more than 10 years of experience developing national campaigns for record labels, music clientele, and luxury beauty brands. Since launching Sweet Talk Publicity in 2008, Sussman has... Read More →
avatar for Dan Wise

Dan Wise

Artist Manager, Starstruck Entertainment
Dan Wise is an artist manager at Starstruck Entertainment, where he oversees the career of multi-GRAMMY nominated artist Hunter Hayes. Wise first began his career in the music industry as a sound engineer, and quickly moved into the roll of tour manager 12 years ago, working alongside... Read More →


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

6:00pm

WHO KNEW [FURTHER RSVP REQUIRED]
As a Music Biz badge holder, you are admitted into this event for free. All we ask is you RSVP to Tom Truitt at TomT@BuffkinBaker.com. The event takes place at City Winery; doors at 6:00, program at 7:00.


For the 4th year in a row, WHO KNEW is thrilled to close out the Music Biz Conference with an amazing lineup of accomplished music executives each delivering a 10 minute “TED Talk” about their careers. This special WHO KNEW is our annual Women Who Rock event and we are pleased to present this lineup:


  • Shannan Hatch — VP of Creative Services at SESAC PRO
  • Cherie Hu — Music Business Journalist
  • Neeta Ragoowansi — Co-Founder and SVP of Business Development & Legal Affairs, NPREX
  • Amy Kurland — Founder, The Bluebird Cafe
  • Toni Wallace — Head of Music Brand Partnerships, United Talent Agency
  • Rachel Whitney — Country Music Programming Lead, YouTube/Google Play
  • Heather McBee (Emcee) — VP of Operations, Nashville Entrepreneur Center


Musical Guest – The Shindellas

Moderators
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Heather McBee

VP of Operations, Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Speakers
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Neeta Ragoowansi

Co-Founder and SVP of Business Development & Legal Affairs/Board Member, NPREX/MMF-US
Neeta Ragoowansi is Co-Founder and SVP of Business Development & Legal Affairs for NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange), the first-ever online marketplace for direct licensing of performance rights with the ability to bundle mechanical and sync between music copyright owners... Read More →
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Shannan Hatch

VP of Creative Services, SESAC
Shannan Hatch serves as VP of Creative Services for SESAC PRO, a subsidiary of SESAC Holdings, Inc.  In this role, she leads the Nashville-based Creative Services team in supporting SESAC-affiliated songwriters and publishers, as well as working closely with senior management in... Read More →
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Cherie Hu

Contributing Writer/Editor, Freelance
Cherie Hu is an award-winning journalist focusing on the intersection of music, media and technology. She writes regular columns for Billboard, Forbes and Music Business Worldwide, with additional bylines in Variety, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and the Columbia Journalism Review. In... Read More →
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Amy Kurland

Founder, The Bluebird Cafe
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Toni Wallace

Head of Music Brand Partnerships, United Talent Agency
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Rachel Whitney

Country Music Programming Lead, YouTube/Google Play


Wednesday May 8, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
City Winery 609 Lafayette St.