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Thursday, May 14 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
It’s Still Music City USA: Doing Deals In Nashville

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Organized by Tom Truitt, MusicRowSearch and WHO KNEW Nashville

Nashville is an unusual place. Doing business here is not the same as it is in NY, LA or London. This town is still all about the song and the changes taking place in music industry globally are being felt here differently than other music centers. This diverse panel will discuss how things have changed here in Nashville, how deals get done and why it’s still Music City USA!

Moderators
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Blair Garner

America's Morning Show Host, NASH-FM
Discovered by a local radio executive in his hometown of Canyon, Texas, Blair Garner has been on the radio waves since age 17. Working on local radio stations all through college, Garner quickly climbed the ranks as his voice caught the ear of program directors from many major markets. He quickly found himself working for legendary stations in Washington, D.C., New York City, Houston and Los Angeles. It was in the early 1990s, though, that Garner... Read More →

Speakers
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Holly Bell

Sr. VP and Team Manager, Entertainment Division Nashville, City National Bank
Holly Bell is a Sr. VP and entertainment team manager for City National Bank. Bell leads specialized teams of entertainment bankers in City National’s Nashville, Atlanta, and Daytona Beach offices. She has over two decades of entertainment business banking experience nationwide. Prior to joining City National, she was an entertainment and private bank manager with Wells Fargo. She also spends countless hours mentoring and coaching young... Read More →
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Linda Bloss-Baum

Senior Director, Artist and Industry Relations, SoundExchange
Linda Bloss-Baum is the Sr. Director for Artist and Industry Relations at SoundExchange. In that role, she drives awareness and visibility for SoundExchange across multiple channels related to performance and music entertainment. Prior to joining SoundExchange full time, Bloss-Baum served as an independent consultant for SoundExchange and recording artists through her agency, LBB Creative Strategies. Prior to establishing LBB Creative Strategies... Read More →
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Marc Dennis

Agent, Music & Touring, CAA
Marc Dennis is an agent in the music department of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), based in Nashville. He specializes in CAA’s Country clients, providing strategic counsel on concert tours and event bookings worldwide. Dennis has been instrumental in directing agency activity for CAA clients Shania Twain, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Willie Nelson, Billy Currington, Rodney Atkins, Kellie Pickler, Randy Travis, Montgomery Gentry... Read More →
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Mark Montgomery

Founder, FLO | CO
Mark Montgomery is Nashville's most well-known music and tech entrepreneur. He has been working in the digital and web space since 1992, when he launched one of the first five companies in the U.S. that sold music on the web. In 1999, co-founded the firm echomusic, which managed the digital businesses of some of the biggest entertainers in the world. | | echomusic was sold to IAC in 2007, and post his exit in 2009, Mark worked as the... Read More →
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Steve Savoca

Head of Label Relations, Spotify
Steve Savoca is VP of Content and Distribution at Spotify, where he oversees the global label relations and content operations teams. In this role, Savoca manages Spotify’s day-to-day relationships with record labels, directs all music content across the service, and oversees artist marketing and promotional activities. He has worked in the music industry for nearly 20 years with a focus on innovating in the digital space. Prior to his role... Read More →


Thursday May 14, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Davidson A&B

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