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Friday, April 19 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Women Behind The Music: Playing for Keeps

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As performers, women have long dominated the world’s musical stage. But today more than ever they are also some of the most successful songwriters, executives and entrepreneurs in music. This panel of gifted women will share their experiences in navigating the music industry - the challenges they encountered, the lessons they learned and both the mistakes and smart choices they made - on their way to achieving career success.

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Nicole George-Middleton

VP, Urban, Creative Services - ASCAP
VP, Urban, Creative Services - ASCAP

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Tina Davis

Co-Founder & Artist Manager - Chris Brown Entertainment & Phase Too Management
Co-Founder & Artist Manager - Chris Brown Entertainment & Phase Too Management Tina Davis is recognized as one of the hardest working, most respected managers in the entertainment business. As manager of Grammy winning, multi-platinum recording artist Chris Brown, Davis knows what it means to not only manage high profile clients, but to also help them thrive in a rapidly changing, and vigorously... Read More →
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Ethiopia Habtemariam

EVP & Head of Urban Music - Universal Music Publishing Group; SVP - Motown Records
EVP & Head of Urban Music - Universal Music Publishing Group | SVP - Motown Records Ethiopia Habtemariam is Senior Vice President of Motown Records and Executive Vice President/Head of Urban Music for Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG). In her role as key creative executive of the storied Motown Records label, her mandate is to re-energize the label... Read More →
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Songwriter, Performer – Lost & Found, Turn Me Loose
Songwriter, Performer – Lost & Found, Turn Me Loose Ledisi is an eight-time Grammy-nominated American singer–songwriter and actress. Ledisi is known for her jazz influenced vocals. In 1995, Ledisi formed the group known as Anibade. After unsuccessfully trying to get the group signed to a major label, she formed LeSun Records with Sundra Manning. In 2000, Ledisi released her first album, titled Soulsinger: The Revival. In 2002, Ledisi released her second album, Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue. The album won her an award for "Outstanding Jazz Album" at the California Music Awards. In 2007, Ledisi signed a major record deal with Verve Forecast and released her third album in August of that year, titled Lost... Read More →
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Jill Scott

Songwriter, Performer, Actress - “Whatever,” “Daydreamin’,” Who is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds, Vol. 1
Songwriter, Performer, Actress - “Whatever,” “Daydreamin’,” “Gettin' In the Way," Who is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds, Vol. 1 Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, New York Times best selling poet, and critically acclaimed actress are only a few titles held by Jill Scott. Before having the #1 album in the country with her new album The Light Of The Sun, performing at The White House, being named People Magazine's Top TV Breakout Star of 2010 and appearing on VH1 Divas alongside Aretha Franklin, the triple threat began her career collaborating with musical icons, The Roots, Will Smith, and Common in the late 90s. In 2000, she released her much anticipated debut record, Who is Jill Scott? Words... Read More →

Friday April 19, 2013 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Dolby Ballroom (formerly called Grand Ballroom) 5th Floor

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