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Tuesday, May 12 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Americana Music Meetup

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Founded in 1999, the Americana Music Association has helped foster a community of artists and industry professionals dedicated to bringing together all who share a passion for it’s music under a wide and diverse tent. Americana artists have moved from tiny clubs to festival main stages. From the Americana Music Festival show on PBS, to multiple GRAMMY categories, recognition of the genre and its artists continues to build.  Join our industry professionals on May 12th as they discuss an evolving genre and the community committed to its future.

Moderators
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Nate Rau

Press, The Tennessean
Nate Rau has worked as a journalist in Nashville since 2002, previously reporting on sports and politics. In 2013, he landed his dream job covering Nashville’s music industry. He has won several Tennessee and national awards for investigative and project reporting. Last year, his special project on the reunion of the Indie Rock band the New Dylans and Nashville’s musical middle class was profiled on Rolling Stone, Lightning 100 and... Read More →

Speakers
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Carrie Colliton

Crew Chief, Record Store Day
Carrie Colliton is the “Crew Chief” for Record Store Day, handling detail organization and the flow of information to the stores and the public. She has worked for indie record stores since college, and her day job is Director of Marketing for the Dept. of Record Stores, a coalition of indie record stores. The 21-year-old company, which traffics in all manner of physical media, has managed to adapt and grow its business in the age... Read More →
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Jed Hilly

Executive Director, Americana Music Assoc.
Jed Hilly is the Executive Director of the Americana Music Association, where he serves as Executive Producer of their annual Music Festival & Conference and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards show. He has been instrumental in raising the genre and community profile, during which time the term Americana, has been adopted as a GRAMMY Album of the Year category and included in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. Over two... Read More →
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Wayne Leeloy

Head of Brand Partnerships & Digital Strategy, G7 Entertainment Marketing
Living at the intersection of brands, music and technology, Wayne Leeloy is the Head of Brand Partnerships and Digital Strategy for G7 Entertainment Marketing, the entertainment vertical for project:worldwide. In this role, he leads the charge on entertainment strategies and new business development, providing high-touch client services and relationship management and integrated digital expertise, activation, analysis and actionable data for... Read More →



Tuesday May 12, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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