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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 • 11:00am - 11:55am
Kickstarting Your Music Biz Career

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The music industry is a highly competitive field for recent grads to enter. How can you stand out in an already saturated market? What skills are prominent music companies in need of? What are the most effective ways of networking? We'll explore these questions and more with leading professionals across the business.


Moderators
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Jackie Otero

Program Director, Entertainment & Music Business, Full Sail University
Jackie Otero began her career promoting artists in San Francisco in 2001, and has since worked with artists including Ian Axel of A Great Big World, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Aimee Mann, Marc Cohn, Stroke 9, and Speech of Arrested Development. In 2006, she co-founded artist manag... Read More →

Speakers
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Charity Lomax

Tour Manager/Artist Relations, JH Audio
As a tour manager/production coordinator, Charity Lomax has traveled the world with several well-known artists, including Aerosmith, Queen Latifah, and the Pussycat Dolls. Her job entails handling the logistics for a tour, taking care of everything from booking travel to overseei... Read More →
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Joe Rapolla

Chair of Music & Theater Arts Department, Monmouth University
Joe Rapolla is the Chair of the Music & Theater Arts Department at Monmouth University, where he oversees all student Performing Arts Programs, directs the Music Industry Program and founded the university record label, Blue Hawk Records. A recognized music industry innovator, he... Read More →
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Steve Robertson

SVP of A&R, Atlantic Records
Robertson is the long-time Atlantic A&R exec who focuses on the signing and development of rock and pop artists. Since joining Atlantic, Robertson’s signings include Shinedown and Paramore, along with emerging artists such as Meg Myers and Vinyl Theatre. His first post at the label was Director of... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom West