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Wednesday, May 18 • 10:05am - 11:05am
Best Practices in Connecting Industry & Education

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In this session, we’ll explore how academic institutions can best prepare students seeking to enter the hyper-dynamic rapidly-shifting modern music business, through real-world, hands-on connections with the music industry. In a laboratory environment, students can experiment with and examine real world business concepts and challenges, while also providing mutual benefits to industry partners.  This panel will survey best practices in how leading educational programs are adopting experiential education, as well as provide the perspective from industry leaders on how they can wrangle the creativity of students for the improvement of their businesses.

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Rob Weitzner

Head of North America, Consolidated Independent (CI)
Rob Weitzner brings a rich strategic and operational perspective gained over 20 years of experience at the nexus of music and technology. He has served in senior roles at several forward-thinking companies including VP of Global Business Development at IODA; founding Head of Membership & Development for the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM); VP of Business Development & Digital Strategy at TVT Records; and VP & GM of... Read More →

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Andrew Kautz

COO, Big Machine Label Group
Andrew Kautz is the COO of Big Machine Label Group. As one of the original employees when Big Machine opened its doors on Music Row in 2005, Kautz has experienced a rich history within the organization. He has been instrumental in growing the then start-up with just 13 employees into one of the leading independent record labels across all genres of music today. Currently, with a staff of over 100, including employees in Canada and London, the... Read More →
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Chris Martignago

Director, A&R Research, Atlantic Records
Chris Martignago started out as a musician/songwriter, touring in bands for several years before attending Full Sail University for a Bachelor's in Music Business. While at Full Sail, Martignago worked for companies including SXSW, Florida Music Festival, NBC's Million Second Quiz with Ryan Seacrest, Cirque Du Soleil, Disney, AEG Live, Pepsi, and more all between managing/developing talent with homework due at midnight.  Full Sail is... Read More →
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Jason Ross

CEO, TSM Studio
Jason Ross started his first business in high school launching his entrepreneurial mentality. Eventually, his passion for music led him to Full Sail University in Orlando, where he studied recording arts. After he graduated, he was hired full time at A.R.S. Recording Studio as the manager, but he decided he needed to follow his own path, and within 6 months Ross started Trusun Media Inc. (TSM). While TSM has rapidly grown over the past 12... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:05am - 11:05am
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