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Wednesday, May 18 • 10:20am - 11:10am
Indie Publishing 2016: How Artist and Songwriter Development is Changing for the Independent Publisher

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With more and more opportunities for music placements popping up each day and many listeners discovering new artists and songs via this exposure, the role of music publishing companies has evolved to include many aspects of A&R, including songwriter and artist development. This focus is even more pronounced at independent publishing companies, many of which are responsible for developing the careers of promising songwriters and artists who have gone on to sign major label record deals and score chart-topping tracks. During this panel, executives from two of the top independent music publishing companies in Nashville will examine this new landscape, provide tips for publishers on how to successfully implement artist development programs, and explain how aspiring artists can use publishing deals to their advantage to take their careers to the next level.

For more information on the Songwriters & Publishers Town Hall, click here.  

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John Ozier

VP, Nashville Creative, ole
John Ozier is ole’s General Manager of Creative in Nashville. Ozier brings a wealth of experience in operating publishing and record label businesses to the role. He has been responsible for No.1s by Rodney Atkins, Lee Brice, Justin Moore, and Brantley Gilbert. He is also a hit songwriter, having co-written Lee Brice’s multi-week No. 1 and Platinum single, “Hard to Love” and Tyler Farr's No. 1 and Gold Single, "Whiskey... Read More →

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Ree Buchanan

President & Owner, Wrensong
Guided by the leadership of President/Co-Owner, Ree Buchanan, and its own in-house administrative staff, Wrensong’s catalog contains over 3,000 copyrights with five staff writers and artists. Buchanan has focused on developing a catalog of unique, special songs like “Where’ve You Been,” “How Can I Help You Say Goodbye” and “Whiskey Lullaby” which are all GRAMMY/CMA nominated Songs of the Year... Read More →
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John Pisciotta

Founder /Managing Partner, MusicSynk/LoudLab Ventures
John Pisciotta is the Managing Partner at LoudLab, a venture studio that accelerates high potential, scalable companies in the media and entertainment technology space. LoudLab is a Multi-Company Network (MCN), whose companies are mutually reinforcing and synergistically working together. Through its two business units, technology ventures and artist ventures, LoudLab invests in, develops and manages life-cycles of the IP it creates. Pisciotta... Read More →
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Kos Weaver

Exec. VP, BMG Rights Management
Kos Weaver brings nearly 30 years of experience to his role overseeing Nashville operations for both BMG Publishing & Records with a roster that includes Alabama, Brett Beavers, busbee, Clare Dunn, Danny Gokey, Hillary Lindsey, Buddy Miller, JD Souther and John Paul White. His management firm, Curo KR, oversees the career of Mercury Records breakout Country artist Canaan Smith. His previous tenures include VP posts at Disney Music... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:20am - 11:10am
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