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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.

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John Ozier

VP of Nashville Creative, ole
John Ozier is the VP of Nashville Creative at ole, where he manges music releases, signs songwriters and artists, and secures acquisitions. During 2016-2017, he led the Creative team in releasing more than 100 singles internationally, including No.1s by Kelsea Ballerini, Jason Aldean... Read More →

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Ree Guyer

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... 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... Read More →
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Kos Weaver

Exec. VP, BMG
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... Read More →

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