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Friday, April 25 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Lunch Roundtables - Sold Out

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The 175 attendees who signed up for our Lunch Roundtables will meet with four different panelists in small group settings. This event sold out in November!
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avatar for Steven Battey (Jackie Boyz)

Steven Battey (Jackie Boyz)

Songwriter - “Sugar,” “Revolver (Remix),” "Graffiti," "Eenie Meenie"
Songwriter - “Sugar,” “Revolver (Remix),” "Graffiti," "Eenie Meenie" The sultry sounds of Rhythm & Blues infused with contemporary energy have birthed the new sound of Progressive Soul, best defined by the triple threat duo, Jackie Boyz. This Grammy-Award Winning tandem’s ability to write, sing, and perform has touched the hearts of many and has paved the way for their musical success. Jackie Boyz have proved that their talents ensure hits and are highly sought after knowing that they bring success and a sweet Savannah flair to every project they are involved with. Early in their careers, Carlos and Steven Battey (Jackie Boyz) embarked upon their music journey singing at the pier on River Street down in their hometown of Savannah Georgia. Their inspiration and love for music was instilled in them early on from their mother, Jackie Battey. Devastated by the death of their father in 2003, tragedy lurked right around the corner as their mother Jackie passed the following year. The name... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Battey (Jackie Boyz)

Carlos Battey (Jackie Boyz)

Songwriter - “Sugar,” “Revolver (Remix),” "Graffiti," "Eenie Meenie"
Songwriter - “Sugar,” “Revolver (Remix),” "Graffiti," "Eenie Meenie"  The sultry sounds of Rhythm & Blues infused with contemporary energy have birthed the new sound of Progressive Soul, best defined by the triple threat duo, Jackie Boyz. This Grammy-Award Winning tandem’s ability to write, sing, and perform has touched the hearts of many and has paved the way for their musical success. Jackie Boyz have proved that their talents ensure hits and are highly sought after knowing that they bring success and a sweet Savannah flair to every project they are involved with. Early in their careers, Carlos and Steven Battey (Jackie Boyz) embarked upon their music journey singing at the pier on River Street down in their hometown of Savannah Georgia. Their inspiration and love for music was instilled in them early on from their mother, Jackie Battey. Devastated by the death of their father in 2003, tragedy lurked right around the corner as their mother Jackie passed the following year. The name... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Chisholm

Ryan Chisholm

Manager & A&R - Nettwerk Music Group; Co-Founder - Hollywood Hack Day
Manager & A&R - Nettwerk Music Group | Co-Founder - Hollywood Hack Day Ryan Chisholm is an artist manager at Nettwerk Music Group where he represents Christina Perri, Madi Diaz, Good Old War and Giovanni James with his co-manager/partner Tom Gates. Since her debut in 2010, Christina Perri has sold over 1 million albums and 13 million singles worldwide. Good Old War has modestly built themselves to be one of the most active touring bands in America playing over 175 shows in 2012 alone. Indie/Pop Singer-Songwriter Madi Diaz has just completed her highly anticipated new album, which will be released on Nettwerk Records in 2014. Giovanni James is the newest addition to Ryan and... Read More →
avatar for Allison Wright Clark

Allison Wright Clark

Music Supervisor - 7 Pin Studios; Guild of Music Supervisors
Music Supervisor - 7 Pin Studios | Guild of Music Supervisors Concert promoter. Radio station program director.  Score supervisor. Music supervisor. Those are a few of the many hats Allison Wright Clark has worn throughout the years.  
avatar for Jim Dooley

Jim Dooley

Composer – TV: Pushing Daisies, Mockingbird Lane Film: Obsessed Video Game: Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Composer – TV: Pushing Daisies, Mockingbird Lane Film: Obsessed Video Game: Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Jim Dooley is an Emmy-winning composer/songwriter well known in film, television and video game circles. Dooley recently completed Disney Interactive’s musically groundbreaking video game Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, the first video game musical. His work has also included... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Emert-Hutner

Melissa Emert-Hutner

Director, Publishing, US Operations - Nettwerk Music Group
Director, Publishing, US Operations - Nettwerk Music Group Melissa Emert-Hutner is an industry veteran of over 16 years, and is currently Director of Publishing, US Operations at Nettwerk Music Group in New York City. Her role entails working with Nettwerk One Music's publishing roster of writers and artists by setting up co-writes, pitching songs for cuts, and seeking out new writers and artists to add to the roster. Prior to this, Melissa ran her own company, Hoseb Management, where she represented songwriters, record producers and mixers. She was also a partner of Mean It! Management representing bands, and has worked in the fields of online marketing, product management, and radio promotion in the... Read More →
avatar for Owen Sloane, Esq.

Owen Sloane, Esq.

Attorney, Principal – Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane, ALC
Attorney, Principal – Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane, ALC Owen Sloane, a Los Angeles-based entertainment attorney, co-chairs the firm's Entertainment & Media Group. He is one of the entertainment industry's most respected attorneys with more than 40 years of experience representing major artists and leading companies in the entertainment, Internet and music publishing businesses. Since 2006, Owen has been selected by his peers as a Southern California Super Lawyer in the area of Entertainment. Fewer than five percent of California attorneys receive this honor. Owen handles a wide range of sophisticated and complex music industry transactions for recording and touring artists, songwriters, publishers, producers, record labels, and other entertainment clients. He has negotiated all forms of talent contracts, recording agreements, songwriting and publishing agreements, distribution agreements, sync licensing, sponsorship and song placement agreements, merchandising and touring agreements, and major live events. Owen also represents artists, promoters, producers and directors in the film and television industries. Owen has been particularly successful at structuring and negotiating the licensing of digital media content. He is credited with negotiating some of the earliest agreements pertaining to the Internet, ring tones, video satellite delivery, mobile entertainment, broadband and wireless as well as some of the music industry's largest and most innovative recording contracts and the first artist-owned label in rock. A major focus of his practice is protecting the artist's copyright and intellectual property rights while providing for long-term revenue, career growth and creative control. He currently represents American Idol alum Chris Daughtry who recently had the No. 1 album in the country, Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty, the Frank Zappa Estate, Suzanne Vega, Chester French, the Jay Livingston Catalog, as well as many other major artists and companies. Over the course of his career, Owen has also represented Elton John, Barry Manilow, Steve Winwood, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Rogers, Lindsay Buckingham, Radio Free Virgin, Jane's Addiction, Elliot Gould, Shelly Long and Academy award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler. Owen also serves as an expert witness and litigation consultant on issues such as contracts, intellectual property rights, calculations of royalties, contracts for minors, and music industry custom and practices. He recently testified in cases involving the Bing Crosby Estate, Rod Stewart, Nine Inch Nails, Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel, the Baltimore Orioles, RealNetworks and Trent... Read More →
avatar for Motisola Zulu, Esq.

Motisola Zulu, Esq.

Attorney, Partner – The Davis Firm
Attorney, Partner – The Davis Firm | | Motisola Zulu is an entertainment lawyer who recently re-opened her own law practice of M. Zulu, PC in 2014.  She previously was an entertainment law partner at The Davis Firm, where she was responsible for structuring, negotiating, and drafting agreements for her clients. She takes pride in being able to educate her clients while representing them. While at The Davis Firm, with a stellar list of industry heavyweights that include Redfoo, Swizz Beatz, Lil Jon, and The Underdogs, she has used her expertise to strengthen and protect their careers... Read More →
avatar for Chris Farren

Chris Farren

President - Combustion Music; Songwriter, Producer
President - Combustion Music | Songwriter, Producer | | Chris Farren has directly been involved in over 50 top 10 hits, in different genres, and well over 100 million albums sold as a songwriter, producer, or publisher. Constantly evolving and wearing many hats, Chris has most recently focused his energy as the President and driving force behind Combustion Music... Read More →
avatar for Phil Galdston

Phil Galdston

Songwriter, Producer – “Save the Best for Last,” “I Owe You One,” “It’s Not Over (Til It’s Over)”
Songwriter, Producer – “Save the Best for Last,” “I Owe You One,” “It’s Not Over (Til It’s Over)” Phil Galdston’s many and varied efforts have made him one of the few in the field to score hits on virtually every major record chart. His songs and productions have appeared on more than 70 million records worldwide in recordings by artists ranging from Celine Dion to Sheryl Crow, from Aaron Neville to... Read More →
avatar for Jason Halbert

Jason Halbert

Producer, Songwriter - “Catch My Breath,” “Cry,” “Ready”; Music Director – Kelly Clarkson
Producer, Songwriter - “Catch My Breath,” “Cry,” “Ready” | Music Director – Kelly Clarkson Jason Halbert is a Grammy Award winning producer, songwriter, and musician. Since meeting Kelly Clarkson through his work with American Idol, he has toured the globe and recently celebrated 10 years as her music director and keyboardist. Halbert is a producer and songwriter on many of her albums including the top ten single... Read More →
avatar for Josh Kaplan

Josh Kaplan

Manager - Propelr Music; Lawyer - Troglia Kaplan
Manager - Propelr Music | Lawyer - Troglia Kaplan Josh Kaplan is a business lawyer at Troglia Kaplan Attorneys, who focuses on music, entertainment and intellectual property law. Josh also brings a unique approach to management at Propelr Music.  Working with DJ White Shadow, Dino Zisis, Nicholas Monson, Database, Taylor McFerrin and more, he helps artists focus on their art while ensuring that their business is always... Read More →
avatar for John Lenac

John Lenac

Head of Business Development - PledgeMusic
Head of Business Development - PledgeMusic John Lenac has been driving the evolution of the technology and media landscape for more than twenty years. He helped to launch one of the first Alternative Rock FM stations (KTOZ, circa 1991), and then grew it to be one of the highest-rated stations in the US as the genre forever changed the global media marketplace. While programming WRLG Nashville, he was part of the team that set history by streaming an FM station on the Internet. At KNRX Kansas City, he set the pace among his FM peers for extending the... Read More →
avatar for Dallas Martin

Dallas Martin

SVP, A&R - Atlantic Records
SVP, A&R - Atlantic Records | | Atlantic Records SVP of A&R Dallas Martin attended Clark Atlanta University where he discovered his love for music and marketing. It was at Clark where Dallas started his company BluPrint Entertainment which specializes in event planning, consulting and artist management. BluPrint has planned and hosted events for many notables in the entertainment industry such as Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Allen Iverson, Nas and Juelz Santana. In a short amount of time, BluPrint has created a name in Atlanta as one of the premiere event planning and promotions teams in the city. Dallas served as... Read More →
avatar for Brian Morgan

Brian Morgan

Producer, Songwriter – “Weak,” "Right Here," "I'm So Into You," "She Aint You"
Producer, Songwriter – “Weak,” "Right Here," "I'm So Into You," "She Aint You" Brian Alexander Morgan has worked with SWV, Missy Elliot, Faith Evans, Mariah Carey, Usher, Eric Benet, Lalah Hathaway, and Lenny Kravitz.  Morgan is currently working with hit producer/writers Dj Khalil (Pink, Dr.Dre, 50 cent, Aloe Blac, Eminem) Pop Wansel (Nikki Menag, Elle Varner) and James Fauntleroy (Justin Timberlake, Jordan... Read More →
avatar for S1 (Symbolyc One)

S1 (Symbolyc One)

Producer – “Power,” “Best Thing I Ever Had," "Bad Guy,” "My Life"
Producer – “Power,” “Best Thing I Ever Had," "Bad Guy,” "My Life" Symbolyc One (S1), born in 1976 as Larry D. Griffin Jr., was born and raised in Waco, TX. As a child, S1 grew up infatuated with old tunes that played on his parents’ turntable. This led him to learnin... Read More →
avatar for Jimmy Robbins

Jimmy Robbins

Songwriter - “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” “We Were Us,” “It Goes Like This,” “Whatever She's Got”
Songwriter - “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” “We Were Us,” “It Goes Like This,” “Whatever She's Got” Jimmy Robbins is a songwriter and producer from Raleigh, North Carolina. Jimmy hit the road at a young age and landed his first record deal with Universal Motown when he was 18. A few years into his deal Jimmy began writing and producing for other artists and found that to be his passion. In 2012, Jimmy moved to Nashville, TN. He exploded on the music scene in a big way! In just over two years he has celebrated 3 #1 songs starting with Blake... Read More →
avatar for Allison Shaw

Allison Shaw

Owner - Manic Monkee MGMT and Marketing
Owner - Manic Monkee MGMT and Marketing Allison Shaw started her music career as a DJ for mainstream rock format station 94 Rock in Albuquerque. Allison also was a writer for VH1/MTV online from 1998-2002. In 2004, Shaw started nationally distributed Hyperactive Music Magazine and the Hyperfestival and Conference in New Mexico. Shaw has interviewed over 1000 performers from Elton John to Tina Turner to Lenny Kravitz and Green Day. In 2007 Allison was the Executive Director for the Santa Fe Muzik Fest, which had bands like Public Enemy, Wu Tang Clan, The Fray, and many more,. Allison helped create awareness and built relations for the music.us/.music brand, going around the world educating people on the .music extension. Shaw was the Director Of Operations for Listen Records/Sony owned by Television personality Rachael Ray, and is one... Read More →
avatar for Joe Solo

Joe Solo

Producer, Songwriter, Composer
Producer, Songwriter, Composer Joe Solo’s credits include songs for Fergie, Macy Gray, Atlantic, MTV, Epic, HBO, Paramount, NBC, Universal, Sony, Apple, Famous Music Publishing, CBS, Killer Tracks, Fox Sports Music, BMG and Hasbro Games. Solo is a seasoned Film/TV composer and songwriter. His songs have been heard... Read More →
avatar for Jerome Spence

Jerome Spence

Sr. Creative Director, Film & TV - peermusic
Sr. Creative Director, Film & TV - peermusic Jerome Spence started his music career in 1998 with an internship at RCA Records in the A&R department. While at RCA, he worked on albums for Tyrese, SWV and Kevon Edmunds. Within eight months Jerome was offered a position at Arista Records as a coordinator in the Soundtracks department. This is where his love for the licensing of music to Film... Read More →
avatar for Nikki Walsh

Nikki Walsh

Manager, Film Music - Universal Pictures
Manager, Film Music - Universal Pictures | | As a Manager in the Film Music department at Universal Pictures, Nikki is part of the creative team that helps oversee all music aspects of Universal's films. Her primary focus areas are in marketing/publicity for Universal's soundtracks and in-house record label, Back Lot Music. Having originally begun her career as an assistant to the head of Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, she loves meeting new upcoming composer talent and putting together reels for Universal's project slate. In her spare time, she heads up a networking group for women in the music industry with two of her closest... Read More →


Friday April 25, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Preston's Restaurant 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

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