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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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Thursday, May 18 • 10:00am - 10:50am
The Startup Deal: What Happens After You Sign?

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Congrats! Your company just scored a label or management deal for your music service or marketing app. But the deal is just the beginning. Now it's time to actually operationalize what's on paper. A panel of experts will discuss best practices in working with record companies and artist managers on building a long and profitable relationship. Topics include artist relations, reporting, big data, content ingestion, and more.

Moderators
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Heather McBee

VP of Operations/Program Director, Nashville Entrepreneur Center/Project Music
Heather McBee has 25 years of experience in marketing, sales and operations in the music and radio industries with Sony Music and Cumulus Media. She’s now applying that experience to the world of innovation and entrepreneurship as the VP of Operations at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC). McBee also plays a leadership role in her passion-program at the EC... Read More →

Speakers
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Amanda Cates

Head of Marketing & Digital Strategy, Maverick Nashville
Amanda Cates is the Head of Marketing and Digital Strategy at Maverick Nashville, overseeing all artist online, e-commerce, mobile, social, fan engagement, new business development and marketing initiatives for the company's roster of high-profile country music clients. She began her career 14 years ago in Raleigh, NC for an artist management firm, then made her way to a Seattle-based, venture-funded mobile entertainment startup before heading to Nashville as a digital marketing consultant in artist management, most recently landing at Maverick, where she has been since 2009. Cates is a board advisor to startup companies Jammber, Ear.IQ, and Snapwave; a member of the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, Leadership Music Class of 2017; a co-founder of the Digital Divas Nashville networking organization... Read More →
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Chris Frankenberg

VP of Business Operations, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment
As the VP of Business Operations at Sony Music Entertainment, Chris Frankenberg drives strategic and operational initiatives worldwide to foster innovation and grow the company’s digital business.  He leads global teams in media production, reporting integration, and project management... Read More →
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Megan West

VP of Content Relations, SoundCloud
Megan West is the VP of Content Relations at SoundCloud, the leading audio platform. West works with labels, artists and management partners to utilize SoundCloud's tools to share music and audio content with fans across the web and social platforms. She came to SoundCloud follow... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
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