Past who knew speakers

Past who knew speakers

Ross Holmes – Fiddle player, Mumford & Sons and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Chris Austin – Music Supervisor, Traega Entertainment and Front of House Engineer for Gov’t Mule

Glenn Chin –  Founder & Managing Director of Most-Prolific

Stephanie Shore – Founder of Valkyries Org.

Don Transeth – Proprietor at The Brand Hotel; EA Sports Brand Founder

Michael Dorf – Founder of City Winery

Lindsey Conlin – Director of Global Business Development at EXACTUALS

Travis Terrell – Founder & co-CEO of Soundstripe

Liz Rogers – Founder & CEO of Anacrusis

Jay Sweet – Executive Director of Newport Festivals

Laura Webb – WebbWorldwide Music

Jon Ernst  – Showrunner Music

Kelsey Mitchell – Workshop Creative

Gene Bowen – Road Recovery

Andy Bernstein –

Cherie Hu– Music Business Journalist

Amy Kurland– Founder, The Bluebird Cafe

Neeta Ragoowansi– SVP, Business Development & Legal Affairs/Co-Founder at NPREX

Jonathan Levine – Paradigm Talent Agent

Chuck Reece (panel moderator), co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Bitter Southerner

Chastity Brown, singer, songwriter, musician, and Union City, Tennessee native

Ken Paulson, dean of MTSU’s College of Media & Entertainment and director of the Free Speech Center, formerly editor-in-chief of USA Today

Jennifer Newman Sharpe– Entertainment Attorney, GC at ONErpm, VP at Women in Music

Joe Rapolla– Chair of Music & Theater Dept., Director of Music Industry Program at Monmouth University

Michael Solomon– Co-Founder Musicians on Call, Brick Wall Management, and 10x Management

Steve Cropper – legendary guitarist, member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Vickie Nauman– Founder Crossborderworks Consulting & Advising

Lou Taylor– President of Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group

Patrick Sabatini– Entertainment Attorney at Serling Rooks Hunter

Street Symphony – GRAMMY Award Winning Record Producer and Music Executive

D’Llisha Davis – 2L’s on a Cloud

Iain Pirie – Music Manager and A&R Exec

Liz Rose – GRAMMY Award winning songwriter

Alanna Royale – Musician, activist, glamazon

Michelle Phillips  Founding member of The Mamas & The Papas, GRAMMY Award winner and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Carly Van Skaik – Music Supervisor at Casa Kline

Dan Wilcox – Freelance Music Supervisor

Chris Douridas – Radio Program Host at KCRW

Erin Scully – EVP of Music at New Line Cinema

Dan Buckley – Lightning 100 Program Director, EMCEE

Ken Paulson – Dean of MTSU’s College of Media & Entertainment and President of the First Amendent Center

Craig Havighurst – WHO KNEW… Historian, journalist and co-host of Music City Roots

Steve Schnur – Worldwide Executive of Music At Electronic Arts

Bailey Spaulding – Co-Founder, CEO, Brewmaster Jackalope Brewing Company

Kevin Grosch – CEO of Made in Network

Scott Hendricks – EVP and Head of A&R at Warner Music Nashville

Kamaal Malak – Producer, bassist formerly of Arrested Development

Kristin Thomson – Future of Music Coalition – Co-Director of Artist Revenue Streams Project

Deborah Newman – Digital Music Consultant/Attorney

BJ Leiderman – Composer of NPR’s theme music

Julie Boos – Co-owner/VP/Business Manager at Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy

James Donio – President, Music Business Association

Jeremy Holley – Co-Founder FlyteVu

Kevin Griffin – Lead Vocalist, Better Than Ezra; Co-Founder of The Pilgrimage Music Festival

Emmanuel Zunz – Founder and CEO of ONErpm

Kevin Williamson – Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records

Abbey Adams – Senior Creative Director, A&R – Sony ATV Music Publishing

Gina Miller – Vice President and General Manager Entertainment One Nashville

Phil Thornton – SVP / General Manager at RCA Inspiration / Sony Music

Stacie Seifrit Griffin: Marketing, Media & Tourism. Lockin’ Festival & Infinity Downs Farm

Aaron Mercer – Partner at Wool & Tusk

Adam Voith – Booking Agent at The Billions Corporation

Lenore Kinder  – Talent Booker, Concert Promoter AEG Live

Dave Frey – CEO Silent Partner Management; Founder of the Lockn’ Music Festival

Notelle – EDM Artist

Doyle Davis – Co-Owner of Grimey’s New and Preloved Music

Hunter Williams – Creative Arts Agency

Steve Savoca – Spotify Head of Content

Heather McBee – VP of Accelerator Programming at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Tatum Allsep -Music Healthcare Alliance

Ken Gay – Entertainment Technologist

Bertis Downs – REM’s long-time lawyer

Leslie Fram – Senior VP of Music Strategy of Viacom/CMT

Ree Guyer Buchanan – Owner/President at Wrensong Music Publishing

Michael Weintrob – Renowned Entertainment Photographer; Creator of InstrumentHead

David Ross – BossRoss Media Consulting; Founder of Music Row Magazine

Steve Keller – CEO of iV Audio Branding

Jody Williams – VP of Writer/Publisher Relations at BMI

Dave Pomeroy – Professional bass player and President of Local Musicians Union #257

Laurel Kittleson – A&R Director – Big Machine Label Group

H. Beecher Hicks, III – President & CEO at National Museum of African American Music

Jackie Patillo – President & Executive Director of the Gospel Music Association

Shannon Sanders – GRAMMY winning producer and Program Director 102.1 The VILLE

Peter Shapiro: Founder, Dayglo Ventures

Chet Roberts – Guitarist, Three Doors Down

Jamy Wheless – CEO & Director at Lightstream Animation Studios

Ian Davis – Founder at Kumite Tournement

Lang Whitaker – GM Grizz Gaming at the Memphis Grizzlies

Michael Micholic – Head of Business Development & Operations at Traega Entertainment

Ayla Kress – Co-founder of Brain Candy Management

Joseph Cabey – A&R at United Masters; Advisor to Taylor Bennett

Tommy Stalknecht – Founder & CEO of Single

Rita Houston – Program Director at WFUV

Doug DeAngelis – DeAngelis Music

Alex Fulton – Storefront Music

Nellie Rajabi – Google

Logan Crowell – Helping Our Music Evolve

Brian Sexton – Creatives Day

Al Andrews – Porter’s Call

Toni Wallace– Head of Music Brand Partnerships at United Talent Agency

Rachel Whitney– Country Music Programming Lead at YouTube & Google Play

Shannan Hatch– Vice President of Creative Services at SESAC PRO

Jay Blakesberg – legendary concert photographer

Ron Wynn, journalist and broadcaster

Bertis Downs, attorney and manager, R.E.M.

Patterson Hood – co-founder, Drive-By Truckers

Justin Bolognino– Founder & CEO of META

Molly Neuman– Global Head of Business Development at Songtrust

JJ Rosen – Digital Music Entreprenuer, EVP of Music Strategy & Industry Relations at Splice

Dave Park– CEO at Recombinant

Joe Conyers III- Co-Founder & GM at Songtrust; VP Technology at Downtown Music Publishing Group

Natalia Nastaskin– Head of US Operations at United Talent Agency

Dan Weisman– Artist Manager at RocNation

Tyke T – Artist, Songwriter at DrivenByMusic ENT

Tamara Conniff– EVP Music Publishing/Business Affairs at RocNation

Jim Jonsin – Grammy Award Winning Songwriter & Record Producer

Becky Gardenhire – Partner at WME

Abby White  – Director of Development, MTSU College of Media and Entertainment/WMOT 89.5; Contributing Editor, Nashville Scene

Megan Adams – Coordinator Rights and Clearances at Complex Networks

Dan Gross – Music Producer at McCann

Matt Mugford – Music Supervisor at NBCUniversal

Cybele Pettus – Senior Music Supervisor at Electronic Arts

Dawn Soler – SVP of Music at ABC (TV)

Benji Rogers – President & Founder of PledgeMusic

Mike Butera – Founder & CEO of Artiphon

Anastasia Brown – Music Supervisor, Consultant, Author and Producer

Lars Murray – SVP Music Industry Group Pandora

Rachel Beauregard & Bryan Dawley – Recording Artists Native Run

Tom Zutaut – Legendary A&R Executive (Discovered Guns N’ Roses)

Gavin Ivester – FLO{Thinkery} CEO

Jill Block – CEO of Nashville Non-Toxi and Co-Founder of the Billy Block Corporation

Judy Tint – Music Industry Attorney; Working Musician

Kate O’Neill – Digital expert, songwriter, published editor

Tracy Gershon – VP of A&R of Rounder Records; Manager at Red Light Management

Linda Edell Howard – L.E.M.I. at Adams and Reese LLP (Lawyer, Entrepreneur, MamaMafia and Idea-Generator)

Jeff Cuellar – VP Strategic Partnerships at AC Entertainment

Sarah Trahern – CEO of the Country Music Association

John Marks – Global Head of Country Music at Spotify

Chris McMurtry – Founder and CEO of Dart Data

Tracy Gershon –  A&R and artist development consultant; Red Light Management

Steve Robertson – Senior VP of A&R – Atlantic Records

Claude Kelly + Chuck Harmony – Co-founders & CEO’s of the Weirdo Workshop

Andrew Rasiej: Founder, Irving Plaza Digital Club Network

Jessica Ruoti – Music Supervisor at Open Road Entertainment

Larry Kloess – Founder of Cause A Scene

Don VanCleave  – Manager of Moon Taxi

Brian Waymire – Founder of RedGorilla Music Festival

Mark Mulligan – Co-Founder of Midia Consulting, Creator of “Music Industry Blog” and author of Awakening – The Music Industry in the Digital Age

Brittany Wegusen – Kalatech CEO

Charles Alexander – Founder of Outside the Box Music

Randy Wachtler – Warner/Chappell Production Music President & CEO

Terry Cologne – Richards & Southern Merchandising

Jeff Price – Co-Founder of Audiam

Debbie Carroll – MusiCares

Jim Griffin – Managing Director of OneHouse

Bryan Calhoun – Head of Digital Strategy; Freeform Development Co-Founder and Creator of The Music Business Toolbox

Marcie Allen – President, MAC Presents

Ali Harnell – Senior VP, AEG Live; Artist Manager, The Shadowboxers

Sloane Scott – Entrepreneur, Branding Expert, Cancer Warrior

Jed Hilly – Executive Director of the Americana Music Association

Dr. E. Michael Harrington – Expert Witness To Many of the Music Industry’s Most Visible and Controversial Infringement Cases

Garth Fundis – Grammy nominated producer

Tom Douglas – Hall of Fame songwriter

David Macias – Co-founder and President – Thirty Tigers

Anasa Troutman – Founder/CEO, Eloveate

Dick Wingate: Principal, Dev Advisors

Larry Miller: Director of the Music Business Program at NYU Steinhardt

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