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Monday, May 7 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
It Takes Village to Raise a Songwriter: Making It in Music City

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There are many paths to success in Nashville. But you can’t navigate them on your own. As one of the strongest music communities in the world, Nashville possesses a network of people who discover, support, foster and promote songwriters with talent and ambition. Using songwriter Adam Sanders’ story as a case study, this panel will explore his journey to signed writer-artist and the pivotal partnerships he cultivated along the way, from co-writers to music publisher to management and more.

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Ryan Beuschel

VP of A&R, Warner/Chappell
VP A&R at Warner Chappell.  Beuschel works closely with WCM songwriters such as Ashley Gorley, Lady Antebellum, Eric Paslay, Dustin Lynch, Rhett Akins, Nathan Chapman, Randy Montana, and Kelley Lovelace among others.Prior to Warner/Chappell, Beuschel served as Associate Director... Read More →

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Tom Lord

Red Light Management
Tom Lord served as VP of Marketing with Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN), the country music division of Universal Music Group (UMG), where he worked for 14 years. While at UMGN, Lord directed the advertising, marketing, partnership and international efforts for the roster for... Read More →
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John Marks

John Marks spent most of his career in terrestrial radio, since the age of 16.Programming stints include KKAT – Salt Lake City, KWNR – Las Vegas, KSON – SanDiego among others.From there, John spent 5 years as the Sr. Director of Country Programming at Sirius XM. Under Marks... Read More →
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Kevin Meads

Agent, WME
  KEVIN MEADS is an Agent at WME, a leading global entertainment agency.  In this role, Meads is responsible for guiding the daily touring, television, motion picture, literary and sponsorship opportunities for some of the biggest names in country music. His client roster includes... Read More →
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Adam Sanders

Raw talent is essential for an artist to develop a successful career, but a strongsense of identity is just as crucial. Adam Sanders possesses both. In a day and timewhere budding entertainers can be shaken by numerous factors from social mediacritics to music industry gatekeepers... Read More →

Monday May 7, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm PDT
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