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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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David Silbaugh

Summerfest
Talent Buyer
Milwaukee, WI
David Silbaugh is best known as a Talent Buyer for Summerfest, "The World's Largest Music Festival," in Milwaukee. The 11-day festival books over 800 artists in nearly all genres, featuring international headlining artists as well as emerging artists. He also produces the noted Emerging Artists Series for the festival. Silbaugh is also currently serving as an A&R Consultant for GMR Marketing, having previously spent four years in that role for Banshee Music under the GMR Marketing umbrella. Banshee Music was “sonic branding” agency, creating custom music for sports teams, sporting events, and brands. Silbaugh’s background is diverse, having held positions in A&R for an indie label, artist management, artist relations for musical instrument manufacturers, and more. A musician and an active voting member of The Recording Academy (GRAMMYs), he has served on the Board Of Governors, as Secretary, and as VP of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter. He currently serves on The Recording Academy Advocacy Committee (Midwest), the Board of Directors for Sing Me A Story, the Advisory Board for FestForums, and the Advisory Board for The Les Paul Experience.