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Friday, April 19 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Lunch Roundtables (Presented by American Express OPEN) - Sold Out

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175 attendees who signed up for the Lunch Roundtables will meet with four different panelists in small group settings. This event sold out five months in advance!
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avatar for Shawn Barron

Shawn Barron

Sr. Director, A&R - Atlantic Records
Sr. Director, A&R - Atlantic Records Shawn Barron was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and went to Seton Hall University. During his last semester at Seton Hall, Barron interned at Universal Records in the fields of New Media and A&R, and was then hired by Koch Entertainment.  Upon leaving Koch, Barron decided to create something that was his own. Barron and fellow Koch employee, Daniel Montes, had an initial meeting with another industry friend, Success Davis, and after a few weeks, Barron came back to the table with artist Phreshy Duzit. The four men created Self Made Celebrity Entertainment and went on to secure a record deal with Atlantic Records for Phreshy Duzit... Read More →
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Rob Bonstein

The Creed Company
The Creed Company The Creed Company is a boutique music management firm representing artists and songwriters/producers including Bruno Mars, the Smeezingtons, and Hunter Hunted. Bonstein is responsible for corporate strategy as well as a broad range of client functions, including branding, endorsements and digital marketing. A seven-year veteran of EMI and Sony, he began as a radio promo assistant and has worked in operations, finance... Read More →
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LeShawn Daniels

Songwriter, Producer - “It's Not Right (But It's Okay)," “The Boy Is Mine,” “Telephone,” "Say My Name"
Songwriter, Producer - “It's Not Right (But It's Okay)," “The Boy Is Mine,” “Telephone,” "Say My Name" With a catalogue that includes multi-platinum award winning songs like “It's Not Right (But It's Okay)" by Whitney Houston, “The Boy Is Mine” by Monica and Brandy, “You Rock My... Read More →
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Erin Dillon

Music Supervisor - Creative Control; Guild of Music Supervisors
Music Supervisor - Creative Control | Guild of Music Supervisors Los Angeles native Erin Dillon began her career in the music industry at tastemaker radio station KCRW. There she met DJ and Grammy-nominated Music Supervisor Liza Richardson. Erin then worked for Liza on the film Push (2009) and various television shows. She followed this up with a term working at renowned music supervision and management company Format Entertainment with Dave Jordan (Iron Man, Transformers, Thor), Jojo Villanuevo (Arthur, Lottery Ticket, Mr. and Mrs. Smith) and Julia Michels (Sex and the City, It's Complicated, The Blind Side) helping on projects ranging from Marmaduke to Something Borrowed. From Format, she moved to DreamWorks Studios where she assisted on The Help, Cowboys and Aliens and Real... Read More →
avatar for Barry Eastmond

Barry Eastmond

Songwriter, Producer – “You Are My Lady,” “I Apologize,” My Everything
Songwriter, Producer – “You Are My Lady,” “I Apologize,” My Everything One of the most prolific R&B/Pop songwriter/producers, Barry Eastmond has over sixty gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums on some of the most important contemporary artists notching up cumulative sales of over 80 million copies. Barry's creative magic has been responsible for hit records by: Anita Baker, Brandy, Britney Spears, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Tamia, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Kenny Lattimore, Michael Bolton, Billy Ocean, Freddie Jackson, Al Jarreau, Will Downing, Vanessa Williams, Regina Belle, Barry White, and George Benson, to name just a few. He produced... Read More →
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Motisola Zulu, Esq.

Attorney, Partner – The Davis Firm
Attorney, Partner – The Davis Firm In the fast paced competitive world of entertainment law, Motisola Zulu has been able to set herself apart from her colleagues.  With a stellar list of industry heavyweights that include Polow Da Don, Swizz Beatz and Lil Jon, Zulu has used her expertise to strengthen and protect their careers. Zulu, who became partner at The Davis Firm after just four years of joining, is responsible for structuring, negotiating and drafting agreements for her clients. She takes pride in being able to educate her clients while representing them... Read More →
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Paul Glass

Composer & Supervising Music Director - General Hospital
Composer & Supervising Music Director - General Hospital Seven-time Emmy Award winning Music Supervisor/Composer Paul Glass began his career at ABC in 1991, as a part-time music director on the daytime drama Loving. A year later, Glass was brought onto One Life To Live to support a new post-production structure and in 1996, became Music Director of One Life To Live. In March 2012, after the show was cancelled, Paul Glass was named Supervising Music Director of General Hospital, where Glass is responsible for all aspects of music, including composing and producing original underscore and music supervision. During... Read More →
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Andrew Gould

VP, Creative/A&R - BMG
VP, Creative/A&R - BMG Andrew Gould is Vice President of Creative at BMG.  He began playing classical piano at the age of 4, training and competing until he was 18.  After graduating Bowdoin College magna cum laude in 2000, he moved to Manhattan.  A music industry insider advised Andrew before pursuing a job in music, to head to Wall Street for strong business and finance experience... Read More →
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Sam Hook

Songwriter - "Hustler," "24 Yeard Old," "Forever Ain't Enough," "Pot Of Gold"
Songwriter - "Hustler," "24 Yeard Old," "Forever Ain't Enough," "Pot Of Gold" With an undeniable talent, Singer/Songwriter Sam Hook received his first songwriting placement with his song “Forever Ain’t Enough” on J. Holiday’s sophomore album, Round 2 in 2009. He then moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles in 2010. Sam Hook was born on May 29, 1988 in Brooklyn, NY as the middle of five children... Read More →
avatar for Josh Kessler

Josh Kessler

VP, Business Development - dms.FM (Downtown Music Services) / Downtown Music Publishing
VP, Business Development - dms.FM (Downtown Music Services) / Downtown Music Publishing | | Josh runs the Downtown Music Publishing company, dms.FM, the focus of which is Film, TV and Ad placements of emerging and independent artists and catalogs.
avatar for Holly Knight

Holly Knight

Songwriter - "Love Is A Battlefield," "The Best," “Better Be Good To Me,” "The Warrior"
Songwriter - "Love Is A Battlefield," "The Best," “Better Be Good To Me,” "The Warrior" Holly Knight has had a wild 36-year ride in the music business that ignited when she met songwriter/producer Mike Chapman with her New York band Spider in 1981. They penned Spider's single, "Better Be Good To Me," which music icon Tina Turner recorded six months later on her 1984 album Private Dancer. Knight's rise to success continued when she wrote the chart-topping, "Love Is A Battlefield" and "Invincible" for Pat Benatar, "The Warrior" for Patty Smyth, "Change" for John Waite, "Baby Me" for Chaka Khan, "Never" for Heart and "Pleasure And Pain" for Divinyls. Knight has written nine songs for Turner, including signature songs "The Best... Read More →
avatar for Jason Kramer

Jason Kramer

Music Supervisor - Elias Arts LLC; Host - KCRW; Guild of Music Supervisors
Music Supervisor - Elias Arts LLC | Host - KCRW | Guild of Music Supervisors Jason Kramer is currently the concept music supervisor for Elias Arts, a prestigious music production company based in Santa Monica and New York. Elias Arts specializes in original music composition, sound design, music supervision, and audio branding for television, film, and commercials, and has won countless awards for over the years... Read More →
avatar for Liz Leahy

Liz Leahy

Founder & CEO - Section 101
Founder & CEO - Section 101 Liz Leahy is the founder and CEO of Section 101, a New York based interactive company that develops new ways for singers, songwriters and musicians to market, promote and monetize their brand. The Section 101 solution is a Do-It-Yourself model, providing all the tools and functionality required to create a unique website on a budget... Read More →
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Robert Ellis Orrall

Songwriter, Producer; President - Infinity Cat Recordings
Songwriter, Producer – “From Here to Eternity,” Beautiful Eyes, “What’s It to You,” “Dancing in Circles” | President - Infinity Cat Recordings Robert Ellis Orrall started his music career in the rock clubs of Boston, legendary venues like The Rat, The Paradise, and The Opheum.  Part of a new wave of Boston artists that included The Neighborhoods, Mission Of Burma, and Til Tuesday, Orrall signed with RCA in... Read More →
avatar for Rhea Pasricha

Rhea Pasricha

A&R - Prescription Songs Publishing
A&R - Prescription Songs Publishing Rhea Pasricha works in the A&R department for producer/songwriter Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald and his publishing company, Prescription Songs.  Rhea got her start in the music business as a student at Clive Davis' Program of Record Music at New York University, where she studied various aspects of the music industry along with music production... Read More →
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Rami Perlman

Sr. Director, Music - theAudience
Sr. Director, Music - theAudience Rami Perlman heads up the music group at theAudience in Los Angeles, CA. theAudience is a content publishing network that connects brands, and entertainment properties with millions of fans from around the world via social media platforms. At th... Read More →
avatar for Joe Solo

Joe Solo

Producer, Songwriter, Composer
Producer, Songwriter, Composer Joe Solo’s credits include songs for Fergie, Macy Gray, Atlantic, MTV, Epic, HBO, Paramount, NBC, Universal, Sony, Apple, Famous Music Publishing, CBS, Killer Tracks, Fox Sports Music, BMG and Hasbro Games. Solo is a seasoned Film/TV composer and songwriter. His songs have been heard on One Tree Hill, The OC, Major League Baseball, Dancing with the Stars and many others. Past speaking engagements include The NAMM Show, ASCAP's EXPO, The... Read More →
avatar for Beka Tischker

Beka Tischker

Producer/Writer Manager - Advanced Alternative Media (AAM); General Manager – Prescription Songs Publishing
Producer/Writer Manager - Advanced Alternative Media (AAM) | General Manager – Prescription Songs Publishing  Beka Tischker is one of those rare individuals who wears multiple hats and wears them all well. Beka began her career in music publishing working at Deston Songs, then Major Bob Music. In 2004, Beka moved from Nashville to New York after accepting a position in writer/publisher relations at BMI. From BMI, Beka joined the... Read More →
avatar for Mark Weinberg

Mark Weinberg

Songwriter, Producer – “Come on Get Higher,” “Inside of You,” Some Mad Hope, Modern Love
Songwriter, Producer – “Come on Get Higher,” “Inside of You,” Some Mad Hope, Modern Love Mark Weinberg is an award winning, LA-based songwriter and producer. An ASCAP writer since 1995, Mark has been signed to Qwest/Warner Bros., Atlantic Records, Warner Chappell Music Publishing and is currently a writer with EMI Music Publishing. He co-wrote and produced Matt Nathanson's records Beneath These Fireworks, Some Mad Hope and Modern Love. Their hit song... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Weiss

Jonathan Weiss

Music Supervisor - Bunim-Murray Productions
Music Supervisor - Bunim-Murray Productions Jonathan Weiss is a Los Angeles based music supervisor for film and television. He is currently music supervising the Bunim-Murray Production The Challenge: Battle of the Exes on MTV. Jonathan also recently music supervised Keeping Up With The Kardashians on the E! Entertainment... Read More →



Friday April 19, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Preston's Restaurant (formerly called Twist Restaurant) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

Attendees (43)