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Music and Money: Financial Literacy Summit Powered by Lyric Financial Music [clear filter]
Tuesday, May 7
 

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 →
avatar for Eli Ball

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

12:15pm

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 →
avatar for Ashleigh Overly

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 →
avatar for Dwight Wiles

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

1:45pm

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

2:30pm

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