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Thursday, April 24 • 3:15pm - 5:30pm
One-on-One Sessions (Presented by Audio-Technica) - Sold Out

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One-on-One Sessions offer EXPO attendees the opportunity to meet in person with a songwriter/composer, music publisher, online marketing executive, record company executive, film/TV music executive, music attorney or ASCAP executive. The 15-minute session will be a mix of career advice and/or song critiques.

Our One-on-One sessions sold out in January, like they do each year. There are no openings or waiting list spots available.




Panelists
avatar for Mike Akiko

Mike Akiko

Sr. Director, A&R - Artist Publishing Group
Sr. Director, A&R - Artist Publishing Group Michael Akiko or 'Kiko', as he has been nicknamed by his peers, is Senior Director of A&R APG. He hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by way of Nigeria. He is an alum of the prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Kiko joined APG with a wealth of music knowledge working with the likes of DJ Mustard, Diplo, Marsha Ambrosius, and the Jonas Brothers.
avatar for Kristen Bushnell

Kristen Bushnell

Sr. Manager, Synchronization - Atlas Music Publishing
Sr. Manager, Synchronization - Atlas Music Publishing  Kristen joined Atlas Music Publishing in early 2014. Prior to joining Atlas, she spent several years in Creative Licensing at SONGS Music Publishing, whose roster includes Lorde, Diplo, Q-Tip, The Weeknd, Sleigh Bells, Jose Gonzales and Conor Oberst. As a member of the Atlas team, Kristen pitches the roster for synch opportunities in Film, Television, Trailers, Video Games, and... Read More →
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David "D.A." Doman

Producer, Songwriter – “Do My Dance,” “Senile,” “Don’t Hate Tha Playa,” "When I Feel Like It"
Producer, Songwriter – “Do My Dance,” “Senile,” “Don’t Hate Tha Playa,”  "When I Feel Like It" | | David "D.A." Doman is a platinum producer and songwriter with recent singles including Tyga, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne "Senile;" Fabolous ft/ 2 Chainz "When I Feel Like It;" and Tyga ft/ 2 Chainz "Do My Dance."  
avatar for Ben Gordon

Ben Gordon

A&R - Interscope Records
A&R - Interscope Records | | Ben Gordon is an A&R Executive from Los Angeles, California currently employed at Interscope Records. A graduate of Boston College, he works with a diverse group of artists including M.I.A., Disclosure, RAC & Sir Sly. As an A&R executive, he assists in finding new artists for the label and in all aspects of the record making process. In the past, he has been integral in the signing and/or... Read More →
avatar for (Pesci) Jeff Gray

(Pesci) Jeff Gray

Music Supervisor, Music Clearance; Guild of Music Supervisors
Music Supervisor, Music Clearance | Guild of Music Supervisors (Pesci) Jeff Gray is a jackass of many trades in the music business. He's been called: Composer, Performer, Music Supervisor, Music Licensor/Licensee, Consultant, and more. Pesci's first foray in to the music business at 18 years old was getting paid $20 cash and a Neil Young concert VHS tape as compensation to play guitar on someone's demo tape. This is still some of the most... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Haas

Brandon Haas

Head of Publishing - Insieme Music Publishing; A&R – Glassnote Records
Head of Publishing - Insieme Music Publishing | A&R – Glassnote Records As Head of Insieme Music Publishing, Glassnote's publishing affiliate, Brandon Haas oversees every aspect of the company from creative collaborations, co-writes, songplugging, licensing, A&R and everything in between. Taking pride in a very hands-on approach with his writers, Brandon is always looking for new and creative ways to better their songwriting... Read More →
avatar for Ben Hochstein

Ben Hochstein

Music Supervisor; Guild of Music Supervisors
Music Supervisor | Guild of Music Supervisors Ben Hochstein is a freelance music supervisor. Recent credits include Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa for Paramount Pictures and Awkward for MTV.
avatar for Lundon Knighten

Lundon Knighten

Songwriter – “Lemme See,” "I Choose You, " "Legendary, " “Love Me Long Time”
Songwriter – “Lemme See,” "I Choose You, " "Legendary, " “Love Me Long Time” | | Lundon "Da Bridge" Knighten is an American singer-songwriter from Landover, Maryland. In 2010, Knighten signed a publishing deal to L.A. Reid Music Publishing. At the time, L.A. Reid Music Publishing had an exclusive partnership deal with EMI Music Publishing. Shortly before landing the deal, she would receive her first placement... Read More →
avatar for Steve Markland

Steve Markland

VP, A&R - Downtown Music Publishing
VP, A&R - Downtown Music Publishing Steve Markland is VP of A&R at Downtown Music Publishing, where he heads the company’s Nashville. A 25-year veteran of the music publishing industry, Markland has nurtured some of the most talented songwriters in Nashville including Brett James and Jeffrey Steele, as well as the two-time 2014 Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves. Prior to joining Downtown, Markland served as Vice President of A&R... Read More →
avatar for Eric Olson

Eric Olson

Songwriter, Producer – “Catch My Breath”
Songwriter, Producer – “Catch My Breath” Eric Olson grew up in Lakewood, Washington, listening to a diverse mix of hip hop and pop such as Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Backstreet Boys, and N Sync. Producing hip hop artists as a hobby in a studio he built in his backyard turned into a full-time career when he decided to make the move to join Ric Robbins of Incorporated Elements in Nashville with his music partner Nate Thacker... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Robbins

Andrew Robbins

Director, Film/TV Music - ole-MusicBox, LLC
Director, Film/TV Music - ole-MusicBox, LLC Andrew Robbins is the Director of Film/TV Music at ole-MusicBox, LLC, with offices in Toronto, Nashville and W. Hollywood, CA. Andrew, based in the W. Hollywood office is responsible for utilizing his relationships with producers, editors, and music supervisors to present MusicBox's 28 music & song catalogs, which now boasts over 65,000 tracks worth of one-stop, master/sync, licensable songs... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Rogg

Jesse Rogg

Producer, Songwriter, DJ – “Black & Gold,” “XO,” “Voodoo”
Producer, Songwriter, DJ – “Black & Gold,” “XO,” “Voodoo” | | Jesse Rogg aka Golden Touch is the LA born and Munich raised Grammy nominated producer, songwriter & DJ responsible for such hits as "Black & Gold" by Sam Sparro and countless other musical endeavors. Jesse's globally revered productions and DJ sets highlight his trans-continental influence surmounting a reputation for producing... Read More →
avatar for Angie Ruiz

Angie Ruiz

Independent Synch Licensing Rep
Independent Synch Licensing Rep Angie Ruiz Maggini is an independent Film and TV licensing rep, based in Los Angeles. In her current role, she works with independent artists and songwriters to help place their songs in television and film projects, as well as movie trailers and video games. Previously, Angie was with Razor & Tie Records and Publishing where she was successful in securing placements for artists such as Jon McLaughlin... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Shore

Ryan Shore

Composer – Film: The Shrine, The Girl Next Door TV: P.O.V.
Composer – Film: The Shrine, The Girl Next Door TV: P.O.V.  Ryan Shore is a 2013 Emmy Award and 2012 Grammy Award nominated composer for film, television, games, records and theater.  His ability to easily collaborate and compose memorable music in a wide range of styles has quickly made him one of today’s top sought-after composers. Recently, Shore received a 2013 Emmy Award nomination for PBS’s P.O.V., and... Read More →
avatar for Chizzy Stephens

Chizzy Stephens

Songwriter, Producer – “Same Girl,” “I Can’t Win,” “Waiting,” “Forever That Man”
Songwriter, Producer – “Same Girl,” “I Can’t Win,” “Waiting,” “Forever That Man” Charles “Chizzy” Stephens began his musical journey at six years old when his parents bought him his first Yamaha keyboard. The Augusta, Georgia native would continue his musical training learning to play the trumpet, but it was the sounds of Dr. Dre and Master P that would inspire him to... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Weiss

Jonathan Weiss

Music Supervisor - Bunim-Murray Productions
Music Supervisor - Bunim-Murray Productions Jonathan Weiss is a Los Angeles-based music supervisor for film and television.  He is currently music supervising the Bunim/Murray Production, The Challenge: Free Agents airing on MTV in April, 2014.  Jonathan also recently music supervised the ninth season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians on the E! Entertainment, Love Games for the Oxygen Channel and The Weinstein Company documentary... Read More →
avatar for Adam Weitz

Adam Weitz

Key Account Director, Studios Film & TV – APM Music
Key Account Director, Studios Film & TV – APM Music Adam Weitz is a Film/TV fanatic and bona-fide music nerd. Humming the theme to Jaws before he learned to walk, Adam was destined for a career marrying the moving image with music. He is also an avid record collector, once interviewed by NPR about the size of his enormous vinyl archive. Adam holds a BA in Film and Media Studies from Fordham University and a JD from Syracuse University... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Yohai

Jeremy Yohai

Vice President, A&R and Writer Relations – Downtown Music Publishing
Vice President, A&R and Writer Relations – Downtown Music Publishing  Jeremy Yohai started his career at ASCAP, where he spent seven years recruiting and helping the career development of emerging songwriters including Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Diplo and Dr. Dog, among others. Jeremy then joined Downtown Music Publishing in 2008, where he focuses on signing new writers and oversees Downtown’s current roster of... Read More →



Thursday April 24, 2014 3:15pm - 5:30pm
Doheny/Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

Attendees (62)