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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

Consultant & Attorney, 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 and digital distribution. Newman was an early pioneer in digital music in the mid-90s, serving as VP of Marketing & Sales at online retailer Music Boulevard and... Read More →

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Candace Berry

Exec. VP & GM, Commercial Partnerships, Universal Music Group
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 partners including Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Google, YouTube, Vevo, Target and WalMart, to name just a few. Berry works very closely with Universal Music’s family... 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. Since 2000, Calio has been responsible for business development and industry relations in music and entertainment for Xbox, Windows Phone, Zune, MSN, and the Windows... Read More →
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Amy Dietz

Exec. VP, INgrooves Music Group
Amy Dietz is a veteran player in the independent music and distribution space with a wealth of expertise in both traditional and emerging music revenue streams. Since 2012, she has overseen the day-to-day management of global distribution operations at INgrooves, while ensuring the company’s independent label partners are provided with the custom services they need to successfully market, promote and monetize their music. Prior to... Read More →
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Dilyn Radakovitz

Owner, 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 division. Dilyn has been working alongside John since the beginning and today, specifically focuses her efforts on buying and promotions. She serves as Treasurer for... 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 than 11 billion streams from artists including Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, Thomas Rhett, Justin Moore, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Eli... Read More →

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

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