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Friday, April 19 • 2:30pm - 4:45pm
One-on-One Sessions - Sold Out (Presented by Etymotic Research)

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One-on-One Sessions, which have sold out early each year, provide attendees an opportunity to meet with a songwriter/composer, music publisher, online marketing executive, record company executive, Film/TV music executive, music attorney or ASCAP executive. The 15-minute session will be a mix of career advice and/or song critiques.
There are no openings or waiting list spots available.


Panelists
avatar for Hisham Dahud

Hisham Dahud

Director, Digital Strategy - Fame House
Director, Digital Strategy - Fame House Hisham Dahud is a music industry professional at the epicenter of digital strategy, music technology, and musicianship – carrying a uniquely wide perspective of today’s music business. By day - although by no means a "day job" in the tradi... Read More →
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Katie Donovan

Director, A&R – Warner/Chappell Music
Director, A&R – Warner/Chappell Music In between running marathons Katie Donovan is developing some of today’s brightest and most talented songwriters and artists. Graduating with a BFA in Film & Television Production from NYU, Katie began her career in the music industry in 2006 as an intern at Verve Records. She moved on to work briefly at UMPG before landing at EMI Music Publishing in 2008. There she worked alongside Jon Platt as his executive assistant and coordinator, as well as jointly signing and developing writer/artist MoZella. Katie was also instrumental in the organization, continued growth and increasing success of... Read More →
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Greg Federspiel

Director, A&R - RCA Records
Director, A&R - RCA Records Greg Federspiel started his career in music while attending the University of Delaware as a Finance Major.  During his senior year, he joined pop/rock band, Making April as the band’s bass player.  After quickly rising the once coveted unsigned-MySpace chart, Making April went on to sign a recording contract with Universal Republic Records. After a few years of touring, Federspiel left Making April and was hired at Complete Control to handle the day-to-day management for the world renowned DJ, Tiesto... Read More →
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Nick Haussling

A&R - Warner Bros. Records
A&R - Warner Bros. Records Nick's story is classic. He literally started in the mailroom at Geffen Records in 1997, and Kimbra's success is now a part of his resume. He moved over to Giant Records in 1998, working his way into the A&R department in 1999 where he remained until they were bought by Warner Bros. Records in 2001. Being one of three people that survived the purchase, Nick's... Read More →
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Victoria Horn

Songwriter - "Days Go By," "Got Dynamite," “Not in Love,” “This Is Us”
Songwriter - "Days Go By," "Got Dynamite," “Not in Love,” “This Is Us” Victoria Horn (Lady V) began her professional music career as an artist featured on dance songs. Her first major songwriting release, a song from 2001 called "Days Go By" performed by Dirty Vegas, peaked at No. 14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Play following its implementation in an advertisement for the Mitsubishi Eclipse. "Days Go By" continued to garner heavy radio play throughout 2002 and win a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording as well as an ASCAP Pop Music Award for its author. In 2003, a song she co-wrote for Enrique Iglesius (and featured Kelis) entitled "Not in Love" won the Billboard Latin Dance song of the year and enjoyed top ten placement in many sales charts around the world. In 2008, Lady V co-wrote the song "This is Us" which appeared on the Keyshia Cole album A Different Me. The album went on to sell 1 million copies. As well, during this year, Horn collaborated with songwriters David "DQ... Read More →
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Brittney King

CEO - New Heights Management & Consulting
CEO - New Heights Management & Consulting Brittney King was born and raised in Birmingham, AL and attended Clark Atlanta University. During her college years, she worked as an intern for DJ Drama and the Aphilliates, ASCAP, and Grand Hustle Ent. In 2007, King began working as an executive assistant for Chris Hicks, then Vice President of Warner Chappell Publishing/CEO of Noontime Music. King has worked as the day to day manager for both artists and producers, including superstar Usher, Letoya Luckett, Bryan Michael Cox, and Johnta Austin. Brittney currently has her own talent... Read More →
avatar for Craig Marks

Craig Marks

Composer & Owner - CineMedia Music
Composer & Owner - CineMedia Music Feature films, network and cable television, commercials, trailers and beyond: as the creator of sonic imprints for an expansive range of high profile projects, Craig Marks’ comprehensive musical expertise is reflected in his extraordinary eclecticism. Ethnic music, orchestral scores, rock, electronic and rhythmic textures - Marks is a master of unlikely juxtaposition, from Steinways to Stratocasters; bassoons to buzz saws. Earning a degree in Music Composition at UCLA while moonlighting at Hans... Read More →
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Andre Merritt

Songwriter - "Turn Off the Music," "Disturbia," "Forever," "Fight for Your Love"
Songwriter - "Turn Off the Music," "Disturbia," "Forever," "Fight for Your Love"
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Astrid Narins

A&R/Manager - AtomFactory
A&R/Manager - AtomFactory Astrid Narins joined the AtomFactory team as A&R/Manager in early 2011 where she quickly solidified her spot on the team by signing singer/songwriter/producer duo: Victoria Monet and Tommy Brown. Astrid came to us from Atlantic Records where she worked... Read More →
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S1 (Symbolyc One)

Producer – “Power,” “Best Thing I Ever Had," "Murder to Excellence,” "My Life"
Producer – “Power,” “Best Thing I Ever Had," "Murder to Excellence,” "My Life" Symbolyc One (S1), born in 1976 as Larry D. Griffin Jr., was born and raised in Waco, TX. As a child, S1 grew up infatuated with old tunes that played on his parents’ turntable. This led him to learning alto sax and piano through out his teen years. As a devoted Christian, S1 began playing piano for Sunday school at his local church which developed his insight on music even more. In 1999, he received his Associates Degree in Applied Science: Audio Engineering, which required him to take his music theory and ear training to another level. Through a decade of hard work, sacrifice, rewards and disappointments, he continued to work harder and put ALL his trust in God to guide his life and career. Today, S1 is the main producer of the highly acclaimed group Strange Fruit Project. His style and production range stretches beyond all genres from... Read More →
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Eric Palmquist

VP, Income Tracking – BMG Chrysalis
VP, Income Tracking – BMG Chrysalis An industry veteran of nearly twenty years, Eric Palmquist has held executive positions with Warner/Chappell Music, Disney Music Group, and Quincy Jones Music Publishing. He currently is Vice President, Income Tracking BMG Chrysalis, and serves as President of the California Copyright Conference. As a songwriter... Read More →
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Kam Parker

Songwriter, Performer - “One Night,” “It’s All On Me”
Songwriter, Performer - “One Night,” “It’s All On Me” Kam Parker is a 23 year old Atlanta native, Morehouse College graduate, who most recently wrote “One Night” and “It’s All On Me” on Tyrese’s Grammy-nominated Open Invitationalbum. He also wrote and performed “Tie Your Shoes&rdquo... Read More →
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Cia Toscanini

VP, Symphonic & Concert, Creative Services - ASCAP
VP, Symphonic & Concert, Creative Services - ASCAP
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Emily White

Co-Founder & Manager - Whitesmith Entertainment & Readymade Records
Co-Founder & Manager - Whitesmith Entertainment & Readymade Records    Emily White is the co-founder of Whitesmith Entertainment, a New York and Los Angeles management firm specializing in music comedy and sports. Whitesmith's roster includes Brendan Benson, Hockey, Sydney Wayser, The Hush Sound, Urge Overkill, Eric Burdon, and The Autumn Defense. The firm's comedy division, headed by Keri Smith Esguia has launched the careers of W. Kamau Bell, Sara Benincasa, Janine Brito, and Kevin Avery with Smith most recently executive producing Bell's FX show, Totally Biased, along with Chris Rock. Additionally, White founded the company's Sports management division following the 2012 Olympics with indie rock n roll swimmer and gold medalist, Anthony Ervin developing Ervin's presence and brand with tactics rooted in modern music marketing. White's background spans the music industry specializing touring and artist development via sustainable models rooted in technology and fan engagement. Additionally White launched Readymade Records... Read More →
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James "Big Jim" Wright

Producer, Songwriter, Music Supervisor – “Fly Like A Bird” Film: Fighting Temptation TV: Sunday Best
Producer, Songwriter, Music Supervisor – “Fly Like A Bird” Film: Fighting Temptation TV: The Mo’nique Show, Let's Stay Together, Sunday Best Record Producer/songwriter/keyboardist/vocalist Big Jim Wright of the famed Flyte Tyme Productions (Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis) came to prominence in the early 90s writing and producing a string of hits with the music production house dynasty. Big Jim (or Jimmy) is often referred to as Flyte... Read More →



Friday April 19, 2013 2:30pm - 4:45pm
Doheny/Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

Attendees (12)