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Tuesday, May 15 • 9:30am - 10:20am
A Star Wars Story: What Artists Can Learn From Epic Mistakes

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With Star Wars, George Lucas built an epic cultural touchstone, and then later left fans feeling betrayed by a series of epic fails. What can musicians learn from his creative mistakes? Lots! Travel with CD Baby’s Kevin Breuner and Chris Robley to a galaxy far, far away — where you’ll learn the ways of The Force, and pilot your music career through the meridian trench towards indie success. This session will not be Lucas bashing or all out Star Wars geekery (well, maybe Kevin’s and Chris’s geeky side might come out a bit), but use the Star Wars universe as an interesting vehicle into a fun discussion about the creative process.

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Chris Robley

Editor, Songwriter, Cookie-Eater, CD Baby
Chris Robley is the editor of CD Baby’s DIY Musician Blog, and has worked in various capacities for the industry-leading distributor for more than a dozen years. He is also an award-winning poet and songwriter, whose gothic Indie-Pop and mill-town Americana has been praised by The LA Times, KCRW, No Depression, Performer, and more. The Willamette Week called Robley’s music, “Beatlesy goodness featuring deft wordplay delivered through McCartneyish melodies with a Lennonesque rasp... Read More →

Tuesday May 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
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