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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 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Catalog vs. New Release Album Sales Trends

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The panel will assemble today’s top sales analysts with representatives from the commerce and content communities for a candid discussion on the rise in catalog music sales and the notable decline in new music sales. The conversation will touch on the rational behind and implications as a result of embargoed releases and other day and date topics. 

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Robert Levine

Author, Free Ride
Robert Levine is the author of Free Ride, which the New York Times Book Review called “a book that should change the debate about the future of culture.” He has been the executive editor of Billboard and a features editor at Wired and New York, and he has contributed to Vanity... Read More →

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Dave Bakula

Sr. VP of Product Leadership and Analytics, Nielsen Music
As Sr. VP of Global Product Leadership and Industry Insights at Nielsen Music, Dave Bakula is responsible for developing products and insights for Nielsen clients and the music industry. He has 20 years of analytical experience and his core expertise includes strategic planning, business... Read More →
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Terry Currier

The guy at the record store/Owner, Music Millennium
Terry Currier got his start in the music business at the age of 17, when he was hired as a Clerk at DJ’s Sound City in Portland, OR. Over the next 12 years, he worked his way up the ladder to Company New Release Buyer before joining Music Millennium as General Manager in 1984. After... Read More →
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Doyle Davis

Co-Owner, Grimey's
Doyle Davis has over 35 years' experience in music retailing and is co-owner of Grimey's New & Preloved Music, Nashville’s premier independent record store. Doyle is a founding board member of national retail coalition AIMS (Alliance of Independent Media Stores), has served on the... Read More →
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Glenn Dicker

Co-Owner, Redeye
Glenn Dicker started in music business with Rounder Distribution/Records in 1988. In 1994, he started Upstart Records. In 1997, Dicker partnered with Tor Hansen in Redeye, now the exclusive physical/digital distributor in North America for many leading indie labels including Barsuk... Read More →
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Mike Gillespie

SVP, Commercial Development, Concord Music Group
Mike Gillespie, Concord Music Group’s Sr. VP of Commercial Sales, is one of the industry’s most experienced and successful music marketers.  The industry veteran currently oversees Concord’s vast and varied new release and catalog sales programs for labels such as Concord... Read More →
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Stephen Judge

Owner, Schoolkids Records
Stephen Judge began his career in 1990 as a part-time clerk at Raleigh, NC’s Schoolkids Records, his childhood record store, quickly working his way up to full-time status and becoming a buyer for several of the store’s locations while attending NC State University (where he received... Read More →
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John Kunz

Owner/President, Waterloo Records & Video
Kunz got his start in 1973 as a part-time sales clerk at Disc Records, eventually working his way up to store manager in 1975, where his location was the first in the 45-store Disc chain to reach $1 million in sales for the year. In 1976, he was named manager of the chain’s first... Read More →
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Jim Lidestri

CEO, BuzzAngle Music
Jim Lidestri is the Founder and CEO of Border City Media, a New York-based music technology company that has developed the innovative service, BuzzAngle Music, which has radically changed the way businesses analyze entertainment consumption and related trends.  BuzzAngle Music provides... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm CDT
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