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Monday, May 7 • 10:00am - 11:15am
"We Create Music" (Presented by Billboard)

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This signature EXPO panel brings together a dynamic group of of some of the most successful songwriters and composers working today to uncover the universal truths that bind all music creators together. While sharing their unique perspectives on the music industry, they will explore the common sacrifices, challenges and triumphs that are common to all music creator careers. You’ll gain valuable insight and inspiration from each of these master music makers, and learn what it takes to build a fulfilling, enduring life in music.

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Melinda Newman

Writer/blogger, Billboard

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Claudia Brant

Claudia Brant was born in Argentina and started writing songs from a very young age. At the age of 22 she got signed to Warner Music as an artist, and released two very successful albums in South America. She won both the OTI contest in1991 and the Viña del Mar contest in 1995. These... Read More →
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David Garcia

Songwriter, Producer
Since his move to Nashville in 2009, songwriter and producer David Garcia has had a tremendous impact in virtually every genre of music. Starting with roots in Christian music, Garcia quickly transitioned into writing and producing for hip hop, pop and country. To date, he has won... Read More →
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Jason Mraz

Singer, Songwriter
Jason Mraz is a two time Grammy award winning singer/songwriter most famous known by his hits, I'm Yours and I Won't Give Up. His musical works have been recognized by the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Environmental Media Association for their positive impact on the world. He sits... Read More →
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Junkie XL

Composer, Producer
Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, is a Grammy nominated and multi-platinum producer, musician, and composer whose versatility puts him on the cutting edge of contemporary music, as well at the vanguard of exciting new film composers. Tom is a billion dollar composer whose film scor... Read More →

Monday May 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am PDT
Dolby Ballroom