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Wednesday, May 16 • 8:15am - 10:30am
Awards Breakfast & Presentations sponsored by Country Music Association (CMA)

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Enjoy breakfast compliments of the Country Music Association (CMA)Doors open at 8:15 AM. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Following remarks from sponsor CMA, Music Biz President James Donio will update attendees on the state of the industry and highlight Music Biz’s top initiatives of 2017 and what to expect from the Association in 2018 and beyond. Music Biz Board Chairman Fred Beteille of Facebook will welcome the 2018-2019 Music Biz Board of Directors and Board Vice Chairman Steve Harkins of Baker & Taylor will announce the Scholarship Foundation Class of 2018.

Music Biz will also recognize this year’s business award winners. The Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement, recognizing individuals for their exceptional vision, leadership, and commitment, will be presented to Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The Independent Spirit Award, recognizing significant contributors to the independent music community that embody the spirit of new thinking, entrepreneurship, and success in the industry, will be presented to The Radakovitz Family, owners of Dimple Records.

Black River Recording Artist Kelsea Ballerini will headline the event with a special performance. 

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Fred Beteille

Head of Product, Music & Rights, Facebook
Fred Beteille is Head of Product, Music & Rights at Facebook, and is responsible for leading the company's music and rights management products and strategies. Additionally, he is a member of the Music Business Association Board of Directors, serving in various board roles since 2015... Read More →
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David Briley

Mayor of Nashville & Davidson County
David Briley is the eighth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Previously, he was elected Vice Mayor on September 10, 2015 and was elected to serve as an At-Large Metro Council Member for Davidson County from 1999 to 2007. He was the Vice-Chair of... Read More →
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James Donio

President, Music Business Association
James Donio is the President of the Music Business Association. Since taking the top role in 2004, Donio has evolved the organization from one primarily focused on physical product retailers to a more inclusive trade association that represents the full breadth of the current music... Read More →
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Steve Harkins

VP & GM, Baker & Taylor
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Sarah Trahern

CEO, Country Music Association (CMA)

Wednesday May 16, 2018 8:15am - 10:30am CDT
Legends Ballroom