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Thursday, April 28 • 5:00pm - 6:15pm
The Business of Being a Songwriter (Presented by State of Hawaii, DBEDT, Creative Industries Division)

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There was a time when writing and/or performing music consumed all of a songwriter’s focus. Today, however, songwriters need to develop business skills and strategies to maintain a fruitful career as well as gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Learn from this panel of savvy songwriters who are as creative in their business as in their music.

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With a delicate balance of fragility, strength and sass, Hawaiian born singer/songwriter Anuhea blends engaging lyrics, acoustic soul, pop, rap and reggae into a style that has earned her a reputation as Hawaii's #1 female artist. Anuhea's signature guitar rhythms, sultry vocals... Read More →
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DJ Frank E

Producer, DJ - "Tonight," "Yeah 3x," "Airplanes," "Right Round"   DJ Frank E, is an American DJ and record producer from Fort Collins, Colorado. In 2008, Mike Caren of Artist Publishing Group/Atlantic Records discovered Frank E on production website PMP Worldwide. Since signin... 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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Nicole Morier

Songwriter, Producer - "Heaven on Earth," "Mmm Papi,” “Dirty Talk”   Writer/producer Nicole Morier is the lead singer and main writer of indie/electronic band Electrocute.  As a songwriter she has recently had songs on Britney Spears' album Circus ("Rock Me In", "Mmm Papi") and... Read More →
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Kerry O'Neil

Business Manager & Consultant - O’Neil Hagaman, PLLC | Kerry O'Neil is a founding Member of the entertainment consulting and business firm of O'Neil Hagaman, PLLC. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, this 48 person practice is solely focused on the entertainment industry and represents many significant artists, producers, independent publishers, writers, and executives. Kerry specializes in strategic planning and negotiating for artists and entrepreneurs... Read More →
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Mike Viola

Songwriter, Producer - Amanda Leigh, "That Thing You Do" Film: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Get Him to the Greek   Mike Viola is best known as singer, songwriter and musical architect of the Candy Butchers, a highly regarded pop/rock band from NYC that recorded three critically-acclaimed albums for Sony. The success of the Candy Butchers led to multiple appearances on Late Night with Conan... Read More →

Thursday April 28, 2011 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

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