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Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
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Tuesday, May 16 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
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Sponsored by Middle Tennessee State University. 

A "speed dating" InfoFest! Students, take this opportunity to sit and talk with members of the music industry and ask the questions you've been wanting to know. Up to a dozen music executives from various parts of the music industry will be present. Pull up a chair and spend time in a table setting learning from professionals who are doing what you're interested in pursuing after college. Then, hang around longer for some snacks, and chat more during the casual networking group time.

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Gloria Green

Assistant Professor, Recording Industry Department, Middle Tennessee State University
Gloria Green is an Assistant Professor in the Music Business department of the College of Media & Entertainment at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). She teaches the Live Entertainment curriculum including courses in Artist Management, Concert Promotion and Touring, and Music Publicity. In 2013, she helped to develop and currently teaches... Read More →

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Jeff DaMert

Operations Manager, Live Nation
Jeff DaMert has spent the past 10 years in live event operations and production, focused largely on amphitheaters and outdoor events.  While completing degrees in Business Management and Neuroscience at Kent State University, DaMert’s love of live music led him to pursue experien... Read More →
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Rush Davenport

Agent, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME)
Rush Davenport is an Agent in WME’s Nashville office.  In this role, he oversees the daily touring, television, literary and sponsorship opportunities for several well-known artists including Lillie Mae, Parachute, Birdtalker, Steelism, Sam Palladio, Black Stone Cherry, Quaker City Night Hawks, and many others. Additionally, he works across the WME Nashville Roster booking concerts in clubs, colleges, theaters, and casinos on the West Coast. Outside of his work at WME, Davenport is very involved in the community. He spends time with Vanderbilt... Read More →
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Halie Hampton

Management Assistant, Maverick Management
Halie Hampton is in her fourth year as a Management Assistant at the Maverick Management in Nashville. Prior to Maverick, Hampton spent two years in Radio Promotion for Sony Music Nashville on behalf of an artist roster that included Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. A Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) alumni and Nashville native, she completed internships in music video production and radio promotion during her time at MTSU, which ultimately served as the launching pad for her career in the music industry. Hampton has been a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music since 2012 and is an active member in Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID), where she is currently serving on behalf of the University Outreach Sub-Committee within the organization... Read More →
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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 and owner of The MERIDA Group, a marketing and business consulting firm based in Brentwood, TN. Her corporate clients included Sony Music Entertainment, BET, Integrity Music, and Warner Bros. Records. Merida has also served as the music coordinator for BET's Sunday Best competition series, talent coordinator for The Dove Awards, script assistant for CMA Fest, and coordinating producer for TV One. She also had positions as VP of... Read More →
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Cheryl Moore

Project Manager, Thirty Tigers
Cheryl Moore is a Project Manager at Thirty Tigers, a Nashville-based entertainment company that offers music distribution, marketing and management services to independent artists.  She is responsible for overseeing marketing campaigns for artists on the Thirty Tigers roster including CeCe Winans, Clint Black, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Willis Clan and Mary Chapin Carpenter... Read More →
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Nathan Pyle

Administrative Assistant, The Recording Academy
Nathan Pyle has been with The Recording Academy for over two years working for the South Region and Nashville Chapter.  Prior to working for The Recording Academy, he worked as a freelancer for clients such as CMT and American Idol and managed his own entertainment event managem... Read More →
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Pete Stormer

Digital Marketing, Vector Management
Pete Stormer discovered a passion for artist management while cutting his teeth as an independent artist and touring musician. Since graduating from Middle Tennessee State University’s Music Business program in 2012, he has been an integral part of Vector Management’s digital marketing team, where he is responsible for the creation and execution of digital marketing plans across the... Read More →
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Makenzie Williams

Global Royalties Processor, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Originally from Rhode Island, Makenzie Williams graduated from the Recording Industry program at Middle Tennessee State University in 2013. During her time there, she found a love for music publishing, and quickly found herself on the Global Royalties team at Sony/ATV. In her current role, Williams works closely with Latin American and European countries to collect royalties for all of... Read More →

Tuesday May 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Grand Ballroom West

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