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Career Development Workshops [clear filter]
Sunday, May 5
 

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

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

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

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

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

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