Music Biz 2017 has ended
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.  
Thursday, May 18 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Featured Presentation: NSAI Songwriters in the Round

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There is nothing quite like hearing the songs you know and love, performed by the songwriters who wrote them, the way they were originally written. Songs are performed “in the round” fashion (with each songwriter taking turns singing a hit song they wrote). You will also be able to hear the stories behind the songs. Watch as people are transformed by the magic of songs that change lives and mark history.

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Rhett Akins

Rhett Akins found his way to a professional music career when Decca Records (which had been reactivated then) heard one of his demos. The label was impressed with the singer and quickly signed him in the mid 90s. He dropped his first album, A Thousand Memories, in 1995. The record... Read More →
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Bart Herbison

Executive Director, Nashville Songwriters Association International
Bart Herbison is Executive Director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization dedicated to the songwriting profession. Established in 1967, the organization’s membership of nearly 5,000 spans... Read More →
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Rivers Rutherford

With a name like Rivers Rutherford, it's no surprise this soulful storyteller was destined to become one of Nashville, Tennessee's (and music's) most talented and accomplished singer-songwriters. Having grown up in the shadow of Elvis' Graceland homestead of Memphis, Rutherford came... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Music City Ballroom