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Tuesday, May 12 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Gospel/Christian Music Meetup

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God’s Not Dead: A Spotlight on Today’s Christian/Gospel Music

Join a panel of label execs and top managers as they discuss the state of the Christian/Gospel Music industry, sharing the latest data about the genre. The discussion will also touch on the success of Hip Hop, touring, and the rise of faith-based films and how they impact the industry.

Moderators
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Jackie Patillo

Gospel Music Association, Inc
Jackie Patillo’s professional journey tells the story of one who is consistent; determine and committed to serve those called to music ministry.    Since 1989, Jackie has risen in major music companies, including Star Song Communications, Benson Music Group, and Integrity media.  Her journey let to New York in May of 2006, as Patillo accepted the position of  VP of A&R and Artist Development for Verity Gospel... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson

Co-Founder/President, True Artist Management
Laurie Anderson is the co-founder and President of True Artist Management. Her reputation goes before her and speaks of a professional with broad expertise. She not only has a proven track record in artists development and management, but she is esteemed in the area of  touring, commerce, festivals and leading a team essential to supporting platinum selling artists. Anderson and her partner, have been a part of one RIAA double Platinum, five... Read More →
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Greg Bays

Exec. VP, Capitol Christian Distribution
Greg Bays started his career in Christian retail and has over 25 years of experience in the sales and marketing sector of the Christian music industry. Bays currently serves as Exec. VP of Capitol Christian Distribution, an extremely diverse organization with components including but not limited to international sales and marketing, digital sales and marketing, a flourishing home entertainment division, and an exciting new partnership on books... Read More →
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Ed Leonard

President, Daywind Music Group
Ed Leonard is President of Daywind Music Group and VP of New Day Christian Distributors, leaders in Christian entertainment products, services, and distribution. In the music space, New Day’s client roster includes Reach Records, Tooth and Nail and BEC Records, Daywind Records, and Fuel Music, as well as indie artists like Ellie Holcomb, Trent Von Lee, JJ Heller, Twinkie Clark, and many more. New Day also serves as a one-stop distributor... Read More →
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Rod Riley

President, Word Entertainment
As President and CEO of Word Entertainment, Warner Music Group's Christian division, Rod Riley oversees Word's entire operation, including A&R, sales and marketing, music publishing, distribution, church resources, films and live events. Riley previously served as COO of Word Entertainment from 2008 to 2010, and was responsible for all business operations of Word Label Group, Word Music Publishing, Word Distribution and Word Music. Since... Read More →
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Phil Thornton

VP & GM, Urban Inspirational, eOne Music
Phil Thornton started his first company, Bright Star Entertainment, an artist management/consultant firm in 2013. At Bright Star, he represented artists such as Bad Boy Records’ GRAMMY award-winning group 112 and singer Lil’ Mo. In 2007, Thornton settled in Los Angeles and partnered with Marcus Spence and Paul Coy Allen to form the successful Ten2One Entertainment, a multimedia, television production, artist management conglomerate... Read More →



Tuesday May 12, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm
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