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summit schedule*

  • 8:00am Coffee & Networking - sponsored by TEC Direct Media, Inc.
  • 8:55am Opening Remarks & Welcome
  • 9:00am Entrepreneurship
    - Michael Burcham / The Nashville Entrepreneur Center
  • 9:30am State of the Music Business & Music Start-ups in Nashville
    A presentation on the state of the music business, the state of entrepreneur businesses and the Mayor’s initiatives in these two
    areas for Music City.
    - Randy Goodman, Music City Music Council
  • 10:00am State of Online Music
    A presentation of analytics reflecting online interaction with Music and Artists across social media, peer to peer networks and more.
    - Mark Tindle, Musicmetric
  • 10:30am Keynote: Idea Incubation (How to go from the napkin to reality.)
    - Christian Jorg, CEO OpenTopic (@ChristianHJorg)
  • 11:15am Panel Discussion: Bringing Content to Fruition
    A panel discussion that elaborates and teaches about the success of creating video content in the music space to expand a band/brand’s message and the tools used to make that happen.
    - Dez Dickerson, The Pavilion Group (@socio_dezruptiv)
    - Jamin Guy, Streamweaver
    - Brody Harper, Skorinc
    - Jared Scheel, Populr.me
    - Stokes Nielson, Artist, Founder/Stokes Tunes, Country Now
    Moderator: David Ross, Hit Shop Records (@davidmross)
  • 12:00pm Panel Discussion: The Relationship Between Push & Pull Marketing
    A panel discussion that explores the differences between “push” and “pull” tactics in the digital space related to music and the overall strategy that ties the tactics together and makes them most effective.
    - Jenn Downs, MailChimp
    - Charles Fetterly, TEC Direct Media, Inc.
    - Andre Gaccetta, G7 Marketing
    - PJ Loughran, Superfly Presents
    - Jeff Nicholas, The Uprising Creative (@jeff_uprising)
    Moderator: Jeremy Holley, Warner Music Nashville (@JeremyHolley)
  • 12:45pm Lunch Break - Sponsored by indiegogo
  • 1:45pm Crowdfunding Presentation
    - Presented by Karen Bair/indiegogo
    The folks at indiegogo provide a welcoming, supportive community that embraces collaboration, fearlessness and authenticity. They believe that anyone, anywhere who is passionate and works hard should be able to raise money to support their dreams. Join the leading international crowdfunding platform, indiegogo, for an in depth discussion on crowdfunding ... how it works, the do's & don'ts and what works & doesn't.
  • 2:15pm Keynote: The Artist as Entrepreneur
    - Evan Lowenstein, Founder & CEO Stageit (@evanlowenstein)
  • 3:00pm Nashville Mayor Karl Dean
  • 3:15pm Dream Project Competition - Presented by FanFare Entertainment
    The Dream Project finalists present and compete for the winning slot!

    The Finalists:
    - Leigh Fogle / CUREative Content
    - Chad Marcum / Ripple Music
    - Marc Lempert / Groove Gallery's "Communication Rock"
    - Kelsey Kinsel / Salvation City

    Judges:
    - Amanda Cates, Spalding Entertainment
    - Genevieve Jewell, The Collective (@genevievejewell)
    - Sloane Scott, FLO{thinkery} (@sloane927)
    - Marcus Whitney, Moontoast (@marcuswhitney)
  • 4:00pm Power Up Break (caffeine & sugar!!) - sponsored by LaunchTN
  • 4:30pm Panel Discussion: Stakeholder Priorities in the Digital Age
    A panel discussion among the various stakeholders in the music business and an entrepreneur about what each stakeholder's priorities and needs are in order to make digital solutions workable.
    - Julie Boos, Flood Bumstead McCready & McCarthy
    - Dave Haywood, Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum)
    - Lance Kelly, Fanfare Entertainment
    - Dawn Gates, Universal Music Group (@dawngates)
    Moderator: David Macias, Thirty Tigers
  • 5:15pm Dream Project Winner Presentation
  • 5:25pm Closing Remarks
  • 5:30pm Happy Hour - Sponsored by MailChimp

Coffee & Happy Hour &Networking

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Coffee & Happy Hour &Networking

Opening Remarks & Welcome

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Opening Remarks & Welcome

Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurship

State of the Music Business

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State of the Music Business

State of Online Music

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State of Online Music

Idea Incubation

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Idea Incubation

Bringing Content to Fruition

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Bringing Content to Fruition

Relationship Between Push & Pull

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Relationship Between Push & Pull

Crowdfunding Presentation

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Crowdfunding Presentation

Artist as Entrepreneur

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Artist as Entrepreneur

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean

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Nashville Mayor Karl Dean

Dream Project Competition

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Dream Project Competition

Stakeholder Priorities in Digital Age

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Stakeholder Priorities in Digital Age

Leadership Committee

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Leadership Committee

Decor & Sponsors

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Decor & Sponsors