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Saturday, April 20 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Music Biz Q&A: A User’s Guide

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You’ve got the talent. You’ve got the drive. But what you really need to make it in today’s music business is a firm grasp of the “business.” Navigating today’s choppy industry waters takes an understanding of how the music business operates, from record deals and publishing to the many different areas that generate income and the deals associated with them to the growing opportunities in the digital world. Here’s your chance to ask questions of a panel of industry experts (a publisher, an attorney and a manager), who can give you a broad overview of what you need to know now.

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Brendan Okrent

AVP, Pop/Rock, Creative Services - ASCAP
AVP, Pop/Rock, Creative Services - ASCAP

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Wofford Denius

Attorney - Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane, ALC
Attorney - Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane, ALC Wofford Denius has been practicing law for more than 30 years.  He represents recording artists, songwriters, record producers, managers, and record and publishing companies in all facets of the music business.  He routinely prepares and negotiates recording agreements, songwriter, co-publishing, publishing administration and foreign sub-publishing agreements, management agreements, merchandise agreements, master and synchronization license agreements, purchase and distribution agreements, producer and production agreements, and foreign sublicensing... Read More →
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Nils Gums

President, Artist Manager – The Complex Group
President, Artist Manager – The Complex Group In just five short years since graduating with a B.A. in Music Business/Management from Berklee College of Music, Nils Gums has emerged as a progressive industry executive-to-watch, having launched The Complex Group — a full-service artist development and management company that also houses a record label and a TV and film production arm. After helping Berklee grads Dawaun Parker (Aftermath/Interscope Records) and Tiwa Savage (Sony/ATV) launch their careers, Gums signed his flagship client Karmin, a pop duo consisting of Berklee alumni Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, who, under... Read More →
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Randall Wixen

Owner – Wixen Music Publishing; Author - The Plain and Simple Guide to Music Publishing
Owner – Wixen Music Publishing | Author - The Plain and Simple Guide to Music Publishing Randall Wixen is the co-owner of Wixen Music Publishing, Inc. and Wixen Music UK Ltd., which together comprise the last pure publishing administration company of any significant size and market share and which are not publically traded or... Read More →

Saturday April 20, 2013 9:45am - 11:00am
Dolby Ballroom (formerly called Grand Ballroom) 5th Floor

Attendees (56)