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Monday, May 16 • 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Independent Women: The Life of a High-Powered Female Music Exec

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Hear from a panel of successful women — all of whom fill seats on the Music Biz Board of Directors — about their lives and experiences in the music business. Topics will explore what led them into the music business, the challenges these women experienced early in their careers, how they became comfortable with technology, what it’s like managing teams of people (including men), and how they balance life and work in their demanding schedules.

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Deborah Newman

Principal and Owner, MusicStrat
Recognized as a digital music thought leader, Deborah Newman founded MusicStrat in 2008 to combine her deep experience in the music, television and video businesses with her interest in copyright and digital media. MusicStrat advises music/tech companies on copyright, content licensing... Read More →

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Candace Berry

EVP & GM, Commercial Partnerships, Universal Music
Candace Berry is the Exec. VP and General Manager of Commercial Partnerships, the award-winning account management, sales and marketing division of Universal Music Group. She oversees all of the sales, marketing, and operations functions, and leads all of the sales efforts for key... Read More →
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Christina Calio

Director, Partner Marketing, Microsoft Groove
Christina Calio is the Director of Partner Marketing at Microsoft Groove. Microsoft Groove includes the music player which ships with Windows 10, the Groove Music Pass for on-demand streaming, and a catalog of over 40 million songs for sale in 23 countries from the Windows Store... Read More →
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Amy Dietz

EVP, GM, INgrooves
Amy Dietz is the EVP & GM at INgrooves, an independent music distribution and marketing company. In this role she oversees the day-to-day management of global operations, ensuring the company’s label and artist partners are provided with the customer service and technology needed... Read More →
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Dilyn Radakovitz

NRB & Purchasing Coor., Promot, Adver, Dimple Records
Dilyn Radakovitz attended both American River College and Sac State before marrying John Radakovitz in 1967. With rack jobbers and music retail experience, John opened his own retail store and rack jobbing business in 1974. Today, Dimple Records has seven retail stores and a Internet... Read More →
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Kelly Rich

Sr. VP, Sales, Marketing & Interactive, Big Machine Label Group
Kelly Rich joined the Big Machine Label Group in 2006 and now oversees and implements sales, consumer marketing, and digital initiatives for the entire label group. Her efforts have contributed to more than 48 million album sales, more than 196 million digital track sales, and more... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2016 4:20pm - 5:10pm CDT
Grand Ballroom Center