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Tuesday, May 15 • 9:00am - 10:00am
#NEXTGEN_NOW: Young Voices Rewriting The Rules

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"The riskiest thing ever is being complacent. You could end up doing the same job that you hate for 15 years. People used to do that. But, it’s a new generation..." said panelist Amber Grimes in a recent Forbes feature on how she hustled to land her position at Spotify. This new generation has risen from the ashes of an overhauled industry proving that anything is possible — including heading up digital marketing for Scooter Braun at the age of 23, making the switch from investment banker to bada$$ agent, ditching Heavy Metal music for a breakthrough career in Country, and becoming a VP at a publishing powerhouse just one year after graduating college.

Join our panel of forward-thinking music industry influencers as they detail their unconventional, unique journeys to the top of the music biz and prove that age does not always equal authority. Their next generation is now ... and yours can be too. #NEXTGEN_NOW will leave you inspired, ready to rethink, and perhaps on your way to re-write your narrative ... and the future of the music industry.

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Cherie Hu

Contributing Writer / Editor, Billboard / Forbes
Cherie Hu is an award-winning music journalist, keen on unveiling how emerging music markets, technologies and tastemakers make their dent in the status quo. She is a contributing writer and editor for Billboard and Forbes, and has also written regularly about the music industry for... Read More →

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Jackie Augustus

Head of Digital Marketing, SB Projects
Jackie Augustus is Head of Digital Marketing at Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, a company at the intersection of music, film, television, technology, brands, culture and social good. Augustus manages numerous exclusive activations under the SB Projects digital umbrella, including social... Read More →
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Devin Dawson

Singer/Songwriter, Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic Records
Devin Dawson is an artist signed to Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic Records. His songs speak the language of a new generation; fans with no use for genre labels. He has a knack for writing razor sharp stories, full of detail and cut straight to the heart. Starting in 2012, Dawson... Read More →
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Amber Grimes

Manager, Artist & Label Marketing, Spotify
Amber Grimes is the Artist & Label Marketing Manager at Spotify. She has served as the right hand to artists such as Akon, Mike Will Made It, and Nick Cannon. Grimes also launched the full-service marketing and event planning agency, The Cardi Brand Agency. In 2016, Nick Cannon co-starred... Read More →
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Phil Quist

Agent, CAA
Phil Quist is an Agent in the Music Touring department at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). He was promoted into CAA’s Agent Training Program in 2015, was promoted to Agent in 2016, and now represents a wide range of clients, including The Chainsmokers, Young Thug, Cheat Codes, Fetty... Read More →
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Anna Weisband

VP, THiS Music/Warner Chappell
Anna Weisband is the VP of THiS Music, a joint venture of Warner Chappell. She began at THiS Music as in intern in 2012, quickly establishing herself as a young executive on Music Row. She began carrying out A&R duties including talent discovery, collaboration creation, artist/writer... Read More →

Tuesday May 15, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
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