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.  
Wednesday, May 17 • 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Publishing & Songwriter Development in 2017

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The approach to publishing has rapidly shifted over the last several years in terms of deal structure, strategy and artist development. This panel will include Nashville's most successful publishers in an effort to discuss the current landscape in the publishing world. The panel will also discuss the shifting streams of income, mainly to streaming, and how that affects the bottom-lines of top tier publishers.

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John Ozier

VP of Nashville Creative, ole
John Ozier is the VP of Nashville Creative at ole, where he manges music releases, signs songwriters and artists, and secures acquisitions. During 2016-2017, he led the Creative team in releasing more than 100 singles internationally, including No.1s by Kelsea Ballerini, Jason Aldean... Read More →

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Michael McAnally Baum

Business Affairs & Management, SMACKSongs
Michael McAnally Baum handles all operations and business affairs across the SMACK publishing, production and management arms. He worked closely with the development of Old Dominion and Walker Hayes, independently releasing their buzz-worthy EPs prior to their major label signings... Read More →
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Chris Van Belkom

VP, Combustion Music
Chris ”Falcon” Van Belkom is VP of the Nashville-based publishing and production company Combustion Music. Van Belkom oversees all aspects of the creative department and manages the writing staff, which includes songwriters Ashley Gorley, Matthew West, Matt Jenkins, Zach Crowell... Read More →
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Rusty Gaston

General Manager and Partner, THiS Music
As General Manager and Partner of THiS Music, Rusty Gaston oversees all creative and day-to-day operations of the publishing company he owns with partners/songwriters Tim Nichols and Connie Harrington. The roster of writer/artists he manages included Nichols (Live Like You Were Dyin... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:10pm - 6:00pm CDT
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