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Thursday, April 28 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Hitmakers Cookbook: Recipes for Success

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This panel of successful songwriters representing different genres will share from personal experience what ingredients it takes to reach the top of the charts today. From concocting an infectious song to mixing it up with other writers, performers and producers to developing a taste for the market for their material, they have learned by doing. Learn from these masters what you should be doing to turn up the heat in your own career.

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Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

EVP, Membership - ASCAP
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Josh Kear

Songwriter - “Need You Now,” "Before He Cheats," "Bama Breeze"   Versatile singer-songwriter Josh Kear wields a sympathetic eye and keen awareness that color his compositions. Kear garnered unprecedented success with Carrie Underwood's rendition of his scathing anthem, "Before He Cheats," earning nominations for Single and Song of the Year at the 2006 CMA Awards. Co-written with friend Chris Tompkins, the hit song won... Read More →
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Ari Levine

Producer, Songwriter - "F**k You (Forget You)," "Grenade," "Just the Way You Are," "Nothin' on You"
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Dan Wilson

Songwriter, Producer - "Someone Like You," "Secret Smile" "Closing Time," "Not Ready to Make Nice" | | | Dan Wilson is a Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer. Wilson has recorded as a solo artist and as a group, taking the helm of the alternative rock band Semisonic, for which he wrote the hits "Secret Smile," "Closing Time" and "Chemistry." He was also a member of the psychedelic folk-jam band Trip Shakespeare through the early 90s. Wilson is well-known as a songwriting collaborator, having written with Adele, the Dixie Chicks, James Morrison, Josh Groban, Dierks Bentley, Ben Folds, Nas, John Legend, Nicole Atkins, Rachael Yamagata, Keith Urban, Jason Mraz, Mike Doughty, and many others. Wilson contributed three songs to... Read More →

Thursday April 28, 2011 10:30am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

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