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Friday, April 29 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Lunch Roundtables with Panelists (Presented by O.N.E., One Natural Experience)

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175 attendees who signed up for the Lunch Roundtables will meet with four different panelists in small group settings. This is the first time this event has been offered, and it sold out very quickly. There are no openings or waiting list spots available.

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Jennifer Blakeman

SVP, Creative - Universal Music Publishing Group; Songwriter, Musician |   Jennifer has enjoyed a successful 27 year career spanning every aspect of the music business including work as: Warner Bros recording artist (albums produced by Eddie Van Halen/Ted Templeman); Touring/Live keyboardist (Billy Idol, Savage Garden, etc); and... Read More →
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Michelle Conceison

Founder - Market Monkeys     Michelle Conceison is the founder of Boston music marketing and management company Market Monkeys. A veteran of ad agencies in Boston, Chicago and San Francisco, Conceison has worked with major brands including AT&T, Bank of America, General Motors, Adidas, Timberland, eMusic, Sirius/XM, and Musician's Friend (Guitar Center). She bought the first keywords Google sold in 1999, and has been involved in many Internet milestone moments. As VP Director of Media, she built Search practices at Arnold, Digitas and Starcom. She is known and respected in the Search Marketing... Read More →
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Jordan Keller, Esq.

Attorney - Lassiter, Tidwell, Davis, Keller & Hogan, PLLC   Jordan Keller is a third generation entertainment industry veteran whose law practice covers a range of specialties, including copyrights, trademarks, IP valuations, rights of publicity, contract negotiations, licensing, estate and probate matters involving intellectual property, litigation, fiduciary interactions, and technology issues. Keller grew up in the entertainment industry giving him an intimate working knowledge of the many legal pitfalls of doing business in the worlds of music, theatre, film and television. His grandfather, Herman Steiger, developed the first "legal" fake book, which provided music royalties to songwriters and publishers for the first time. His father, Jack Keller, wrote the television theme song to Bewitched, among many others... Read More →
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Matthew J. Middleton, Esq.

Partner, Attorney - Simon, Eisenberg & Baum LLP   Matthew J. Middleton is a Partner at the law firm of Simon, Eisenberg & Baum LLP and is the head of the firm’s entertainment law practice group.  Mr. Middleton has over 13 years of experience as a transactional attorney providing counsel to recording artists, songwriters, television... Read More →
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Dan Foliart

President - The Society of Composers & Lyricists | Composer – TV: The Secret Life of the American Teenager, 7th Heaven, Home Improvement, Roseanne, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley   ASCAP Board Member Dan Foliart's music has been indelibly etched on the landscape of network te... Read More →
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Eric Galen

Founder & CEO – Music180   As an artist development evangelist, Eric works with many of today’s top publishers, labels and producers to help find and develop tomorrow’s great artists and songwriters.  After experiencing both the “old” and “new” music industries firsthand as an entrepreneur, musician, manager and music attorney, Eric started Music180.com to help upcoming songwriters and artists develop their music and... Read More →
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Ashley Gorley

Songwriter - “You’re Gonna Miss This,” "Then," "All-American Girl," “It Won’t Be Like This for Long”   Ashley Gorley was ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year in 2009, also receiving song of the year honors for "You're Gonna Miss This" performed by Trace Adkins.  He was nominated for CMA Song of the Year twice, won the ACM Single of the Year award in 2009, and wrote two of the five songs nominated for Country Song of the Year at the 2009... Read More →
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Jimmy Harry

Producer, Songwriter – “Sober,” "Touch of My Hand,” “Supermodel,” “Put Yourself in My Place” |   | Highlights of Jimmy Harry’s career include co-producing and co-writing the title track from Pink’s 2008 platinum Funhouse (LaFace), and co-producing the album’s gold single “Sober&rdquo... Read More →
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David Hoffman

Director, Creative Services - Shapiro Bernstein Music   David Hoffman is the Director of Creative Services at Shapiro Bernstein Music Publishing, one of America's oldest independent publishing companies. His responsibilities include; A&R rep, TV/Film/Advertising placement person, song plugger and he also acts as copyright... Read More →
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Scott Jacoby

Producer, Composer, Engineer - “Wanna Be,” “Freedom Now,” “Life Gets in the Way”   Scott Jacoby is a Grammy Award-winning producer, composer, engineer, musician and recording artist. He has produced artists and written songs in all genres of popular music for record albums, television and film and his work has won awards and topped charts in numerous countries... Read More →
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Suzan Koc

VP, Creative - BMG Rights Management |   | Suzan started in the music business at Warner/Chappell France in 1989. She was there for seven years as Head of International. In 1996, Suzan moved to NY (and LA in 1997) to work for Hit&Run Music Publishing as VP of Creative up until it was sold in... Read More →
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Liz Leahy

Founder and CEO - Section 101   Elizabeth Leahy is founder and CEO of Section 101, a New York based interactive company that develops new ways for musicians to market, promote and monetize their brand.  Liz’s company has created a revolutionary solution that provides artists with online branding, content management, marketing, and analytics all in one platform, enabling a richer experience for fans while propelling the Artist toward greater... Read More →
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Jon Lind

SVP, A&R – Hollywood Records | Songwriter – “Boogie Wonderland,” “Crazy for You,” “Save the Best for Last” |   | Jon Lind is a veteran music man who has tasted success in the music business from almost every angle – songwriter, musician, artist, producer and A&R executive. As a songwriter... Read More →
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Jonathan McHugh

SVP, Soundtracks & Supervision - Island/Def Jam (Universal Music Group) | Guild of Music Supervisors |   | Jonathan McHugh has spent 20 plus years in the music and film businesses.  McHugh was recently appointed Senior Vice President of Film, TV & Soundtracks, Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJ) where he will seek to create opportunities for the IDJ roster through music placements in films, TV and video games. He will also music supervise films and look for soundtracks to produce for... Read More →
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Producer, Engineer - "Just the Way You Are," "Till I Get There," "Piggy Bank," "Bust Ya Guns" | It's easy to assume that producer Khari "Needlz" Cain is just your average guy harboring a guiltless obsession for vintage records. However, after you listen to his musical arsenal and take a look at his A-List clientele, it is clear that his unique sound has the hardiness of a veteran tastemaker. Needlz challenges musical boundaries by carving out his own identity in today's highly competitive market. His list of production credits resembles a musical collage of hip-hop and... Read More →
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Erika Nuri

Songwriter - “When I See You,” "Fatal"   As a founding member of The Writing Camp (TWC), the Hollywood-based songwriting, production, publishing and music supervision collective, Nuri's finger rests firmly on the pulse of what drives the modern music business. Her recent successes include the #2 charting UK single... Read More →
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Kathy Spanberger

President and Chief Operating Officer - peermusic   Kathy Spanberger, a music publisher born in the Bronx, New York, is currently celebrating her 32nd year with peermusic, having joined the company in 1979 after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at UCLA. After working in... Read More →
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Evan Taubenfeld

Songwriter, Producer - "Don't Tell Me," "Hot," "Innocence"   Evan Taubenfeld is a songwriter, producer and recording artist based in Los Angeles. After deferring acceptance to the Berklee College of Music in 2001, he was hired by Avril Lavigne as her lead guitarist and musical director. From 2001-2004, he toured the world in support of... Read More →
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Emily White

Co-Founder, Artist Manager - Whitesmith Entertainment   Emily White is co-founder of Whitesmith Entertainment, a talent management firm based in New York and Los Angeles specializing in Music and Comedy.  Along with co-founder Keri Smith Esguia, Whitesmith has built their reputation on launching artists using models rooted in internet marketing, fan engagement, and tour development spawning various revenue streams and setting the foundation for long-term... Read More →
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Paul Williams

Songwriter, Actor – “Evergreen,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “The Rainbow Connection” | President and Chairman of the Board - ASCAP |   | Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President & Chairman of the Board of ASCAP. Paul Williams' career in music really began in 1967 when his acting career stalled, proof once again that "No" is often a gift. He began writing for his own amusement and happily discovered his life's work. Williams' songs include: "We've Only Just Begun," "An Old Fashioned Love Song," "Evergreen," "Rainy Days And Mondays," "I... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Twist Restaurant 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

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