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Tuesday, May 17 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Nashville Is Not Just Country Music: Music City Rhythm Panel & Showcase

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Organized by Muziqueen Music Group

Urban and Pop music have always been a part of Nashville, but it is most recently that the genres have become even more viable in Nashville’s growth and competitiveness in the overall music business. This panel will provide an open dialogue about the changing and growing music scene in Nashville and feature insight from industry professionals whose blood, sweat and tears are entrenched in Nashville’s Urban and Pop culture.

The session will showcase live music from:

D Powers
D Powers is very respected in his hometown of San Antonio, TX as a solo producer, artist and music ambassador. As an accomplished producer, songwriter and performer of EDM/Hip Hop; D is honing his craft with some of the industries most respected players, including signing a deal with Yellow Rhinestone/Soulful Records out of the UK. Some recent collaborations with great writers and producers include Nikki Williams platinum artist/songwriter and Latin Grammy Producer Femke Weidema.

Kiya Lacey
Originally from Nashville, TN, singer/songwriter, and one of Paper Magazine's Top Ten Artist to watch in Tennessee, Kiya Lacey has had one crazy year of growth and it is just getting started for this 20 year old artist. If it weren't for her mother pushing the young singer to sing in every grocery store, restaurant and competition the Young Jedi says she would not be here. Breaking boundaries as a multi genre artist, Lacey's career began with a top charting Jazz album in 2013. In April of 2015, the Young Jedi released her first R&B/Indie EP entitled, Fail In Love, landing her warm jazzy vocals, on numerous music blogs, online magazines and lineups with other amazing underground artist in both Nashville, TN and Atlanta, Ga.  Her voice, both soulful and hypnotic, demonstrates maturity beyond her years. Landing two opening acts for R&B Princess Brandy and Soul artist Goapele; Kiya lacey commands the crowd.

Laura Reed
outh African born, Nashville and North Carolina based singer/songwriter that makes an impact with her original neo-world, soul sound. Reed has won 3  Nashville Industry Music Awards, including 2014 & 2015’s Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and 2015’s Best Live R&B/Soul Performer. Reed earned a nomination at the Long Island International Film Festival, and  is a featured artist with Lee Oskar Harmonicas and recently joined Oskar at the 2015 Joy of Jazz in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Thalia Ewing

Founder, Muziqueen Music Group
Thalia Ewing’s background in the music business began in 2001 and covers an array of aspects including artist management, copyright clearance, mechanical licensing, and royalty processing to name a few. She has worked for some of the biggest names in music such as Sony Music Entertainment... Read More →

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Shawn Carnes

Co-Founder, Nashville Underground Entertainment
Shawn Carnes is a creative/A&R professional who has worked with the most relevant people in the music industry as an artist manager, publicist and consultant. He has held an artist relations position with the Chameleon/Universal/Island Def Jam Music Group working with notable producers... Read More →
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Eric Holt

Partner, Chiminus Enterprises
Eric Holt is a diversified lifestyle marketing and consulting expert, CEO of Chiminus Enterprises and Managing Partner of the subsidiary concert promotion company, The Lovenoise Group. Holt is considered an expert in branding and marketing, and is regularly sought after for speaking... Read More →
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Jim Lidestri

CEO, BuzzAngle Music
Jim Lidestri is the Founder and CEO of Border City Media, a New York-based music technology company that has developed the innovative service, BuzzAngle Music, which has radically changed the way businesses analyze entertainment consumption and related trends.  BuzzAngle Music provides... Read More →
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Shannon Sanders

President, Nashville Chapter, The Recording Academy
Shannon Sanders is a GRAMMY/Emmy/Dove award-winning producer, a profound songwriter, an amazing musician and gifted singer. He has had the privilege to create many works with long-time collaborator Drew Ramsey. Masterpieces have been created with India Arie (GRAMMY), Jonny Lang (GRAMMY... Read More →
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Phil Thornton

VP & GM, Urban Inspirational, eOne Music
Phil Thornton started his first company, Bright Star Entertainment, an artist management/consultant firm in 2013. At Bright Star, he represented artists such as Bad Boy Records’ GRAMMY award-winning group 112 and singer Lil’ Mo. In 2007, Thornton settled in Los Angeles and partnered... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm CDT
Grand Ballroom West