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Monday, May 16 • 12:40pm - 1:00pm
Moving Forward: Beyond Your First Job

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This segment will cover the skills necessary for success in the workforce, some of the most common issues for students transitioning to the workforce, and strategies for short and long term goals. The presenters will give you tips on becoming a perennial “student” of the music industry — always read trade magazines and music business books; stay alert and ahead of what the competition is up to; stay interested in trends/consumption/ways people discover new music; attend trade conventions, and more.

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 meetup, 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.

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Stacy Merida

Assistant Professor of Music Business, Middle Tennessee State University
Stacy Merida is an Assistant Professor of Music Business in the Recording Industry Department at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), where she also serves as the Faculty Advisor to Match Records, the student run record label.  Prior to joining MTSU, Merida was the President... Read More →
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Donna Ross

Sales Strategist, INgrooves Music Group
Donna Ross, is the Independent Sales Strategist for INgrooves Music Group in Los Angeles, one of the world’s leading independent music distribution and marketing services companies. At INgrooves, Ross’s focus is leveraging artist and label engagement with independent record retailers... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2016 12:40pm - 1:00pm CDT
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