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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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Wednesday, May 17 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Student Preparedness: Straight Talk from the Industry

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This session is part of the Music Business Educators Meetup — a time for professors, faculty members, and other higher-education enthusiasts to review the past semester, present new trends that can benefit the classroom, and discuss the future of music business education. 

Are students today prepared for the internships and entry level jobs that music business has for them? What are employers finding are the strengths and weaknesses of today’s college upperclassmen and recent graduates? What skills and knowledge can educators add to their curriculums to make students even more prepared for their real-world experiences? Hear from employers from all walks of the industry and their experiences with hiring today’s music business students.

Music business educators have the option to purchase a Meetup Only pass, a Wednesday, May 17 day pass (which includes the Music Business Educators Meetup), as well as a full registration to the entire convention, which includes all Music Biz 2017 events and activities Monday, May 15 through Thursday, May 18. Click here for details.   

avatar for Donna Ross

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 →

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Charles Alexander

na, Streaming Promotions
Charles Alexander is an independent singer/songwriter, digital strategist and artist manager. He co-founded Streaming Promotions with business partner Michael Sloane, formerly of Big Machine Label Group. They specialize in strategically placing music within streaming services. He... Read More →
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Brandi Brammer

Human Resources Executive, CAA
Brandi Brammer is the Human Resources Executive at the leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA).  Based in the Nashville office, she manages the operations for the over 100-person team, which includes agents and executives from across the music, sports... Read More →
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Jamie Coletta

Director of Marketing, SideOneDummy Records
Jamie Coletta has worked in music marketing for nearly 10 years. She has experience in both the major and independent label landscapes, having spent time in the publicity departments for Capitol Records and RCA Records, as well as SideOneDummy Records, where she currently works as... Read More →
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Todd Goodwin

SVP, College Marketing, Universal Music Group
Todd Goodwin is the SVP of College, Lifestyle & Experiential Marketing at Universal Music Group, overseeing marketing strategy for the 18-24 demographic. This includes creating a national network of 80 College Representatives in 50 markets, charged with maximizing awareness of priority... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
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