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Monday, May 16 • 11:20am - 12:10pm
Bridging The Gap To Success: What The 21st Century Music Business Executive Is Looking For In College Graduates

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This panel of music industry experts has been gathered to help students learn how to up their game in competing for internships and job opportunities. With representatives from the Recording, Publishing and Live Entertainment side of the business, students will hear from executives about ways they can build their resumes and be better prepared -- beyond their academic progress -- for successfully getting a job in the music industry.

The overall meetup will take place from 11AM to 1PM framing the conversation around the following ideas: Working in the music business is as popular a goal as ever with new graduates, even with the challenges, contraction and shifting revenue streams the business is experiencing. Do you have what it takes and is course selection alone enough to give you what you need to be successful in your pursuit? During this meet up, we'll discuss what shifts universities are exploring in their music programs, real life paths successful executives have followed, and the importance of internships. Finally, we'll play drop the needle and test your knowledge, as well as enact some role playing scenarios to see if you are a student of the music business.

Moderators
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Gloria Green

Assistant Professor, Recording Industry Department, Middle Tennessee State University
Gloria Green is an Assistant Professor in the Recording Industry department at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), where she teaches Live Entertainment courses including artist management, concert promotion and touring, and music publicity. In 2013, she helped to develop MTSU’s first-ever talent agency fundamentals course, which she currently teaches. After working as the Public Information Officer for SC State Parks for five years, she... Read More →

Speakers
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John Butler

VP, Promotions, Curb Records
John Butler began playing in bands in his early teens and studied in the music business program at William Paterson University. While at school, he hosted a number of radio shows on the campus FM station and also took an internship at Z100, a Top 40 station in NYC. While there, he was approached to do college radio promotion for TVT Records which was in the middle of launching the career of Nine Inch Nails. Afterwards, he segued to work at Jive... Read More →
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Carrie Colliton

Co-Founder, Record Store Day
Carrie Colliton is the “Crew Chief” for Record Store Day, handling detail organization and the flow of information to the stores and the public. She has worked for indie record stores since college, and her day job is Director of Marketing for the Dept. of Record Stores, a coalition of indie record stores. The 21-year-old company, which traffics in all manner of physical media, has managed to adapt and grow its business in the age... Read More →
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Devon DeVries

VP, Creative Film & TV/A&R, Big Yellow Dog Music
Devon DeVries has had a 15-year career in the music/media business ranging from his current position as VP of Creative – Film/TV Music A&R at Big Yellow Dog Music and past stints at CBS/Paramount Pictures, Extreme/Sony/ATV, and Sony Music Entertainment. His knowledge and experience of copyright development/management and international sub-publishing have led him to thousands of connections into the film/TV sync market, A&R... Read More →
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Abby Wells-Baas

Talent Agent & Agent Trainee Program Coordinator, WME
Abby Wells Baas is an Agent at William Morris Endeavor, where she has booked Country music tours for over 17 years. She currently handles all bookings for WME’s extensive Country music roster in the Central Midwest territory. Baas’ clients include Dean Alexander, Ruthie Collins and comedian Ralphie May. She has also helped guide the careers of Brandy Clark, Jason Jones, Craig Morgan, Maggie Rose and Lee Ann Womack. Baas began her... Read More →


Monday May 16, 2016 11:20am - 12:10pm
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