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Thursday, April 28 • 10:30am - 11:45am
The Real Nashville: Exploring Career Options in Music City

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It’s called Music City for a reason. As one of the world’s greatest musical communities, Nashville has always been a hub for music creators and businesses alike. And today’s Nashville is much more than country music. Pop, rock, Christian and other musical genres are flourishing like never before. This session will guide you through the community and show you how it works - from the perspective of music experts who know it best.

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Dave Berg

Songwriter - “Stupid Boy,” "If You’re Goin’ Through Hell (Before The Devil Even Knows)," "10,” "Somebody” | | | Originally from Portland, OR, Dave Berg has found success in Nashville as a diverse, multi-genre hit songwriter. Berg’s many honors include being named ASCAP's Country Songwriter of the Year in 2008, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year in 2007, and Berg's song... Read More →
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Darrell Brown

Songwriter, Producer - "You'll Think of Me,” "Why Don't We Just Dance," "Crazy Women," "Simple Things"   |   | Darrell Brown is a songwriter, arranger and producer who has written hit songs for dozens of recording artists, as well as music for film and television. Recently, he has co-written songs for country music stars LeAnn Rimes and Keith Urban (including the Grammy Award-winning song... Read More →
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Fletcher Foster

General Manager, Nashville – Red Light Management   Fletcher Foster's stints at labels in Los Angeles and Nashville have given him one of the most varied and eclectic backgrounds on Music Row, working with the likes of Whitney Houston, Annie Lennox, Toni Braxton, Patti LaBelle, TLC and Live among mainstream country acts. Foster currently oversees the Red Light Management office in Nashville... Read More →
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Ben Glover

Songwriter - “Before the Morning,” “Let the Waters Rise,” “Savior, Please,” “The Lost Get Found”   Ben Glover is a songwriter and producer based in Nashville, TN.  Originally from Loveland, Colorado, a small city on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, Ben moved to Nashville in 2000 after signing his first... Read More →
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Jake McKim

Owner - Birch Street Music   Birch Street Music is a full-service A&R Consulting and Artist Development company. Led by Jake McKim, a music industry-savvy exec, we strive to position each client as a viable artist whether you're seeking a major label deal or you simply want your music heard on an independent level. McKim serves as an Executive Consultant to powerhouse record labels Island Def Jam and Roc Nation and major management companies, such as Kevin Liles' KWL Enterprises and Mathew Knowles' Music World Entertainment, among others. The company's particular focus is working with those who have the ability to be "stars", but need guidance to make it happen. McKim, who was mentored by Mathew Knowles... Read More →

Thursday April 28, 2011 10:30am - 11:45am
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

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