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Thursday, May 17 • 9:00am - 9:50am
The Power of Being Independent in 2018 presented by A2IM

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With 37.23% of the US marketshare, the independent sector holds its largest marketshare in decades. The gatekeepers that once stood in the way of independent labels and artists are no longer a barrier to entry. With artist-friendly deals, creative control, advances in technology/data, and a multitude of digital platforms and services willing to distribute independent music, independent labels and their artists are thriving.

In this discussion, A2IM and some of its members will take an expansive look at the independent sector and discuss why and how it's more viable than ever to stay independent.

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Patrick Ferrell

Head of Label Relations, A2IM
Patrick Ferrell is the Head of Label Relations at A2IM, a trade organization that is committed to protecting the value of America’s Independent music community and its interests in the marketplace. Representing over 600 independent record labels, A2IM helps its members improve business... Read More →

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David Macias

President & Co-Founder, Thirty Tigers
David Macias is the President & Co-Founder of Thirty Tigers, a diverse entertainment company specializing in marketing services, music distribution, management, promotion, and publishing for independent artists. Thirty Tigers releases music from a diverse set of genres, including... Read More →
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Scott Robinson

CEO & Co-Founder, Dualtone Music Group
Scott Robinson is the CEO & Co-Founder of Dualtone, an EntertainmentOne Company. A Nashville based boutique label, Dualtone’s current accomplishments include the multi-platinum artist The Lumineers, Shakey Graves, Amos Lee, Robert Earl Keen, and more. Dualtone’s diverse roster... Read More →
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Anna Siegel

SVP FUGA Americas, FUGA North America
Anna Siegel is the SVP of FUGA North America, a global digital music distributor.  In her role, she oversees client relations and business development in the Americas, as well as helping run the company's first U.S. satellite office. Previously, Siegel spent more than six years as... Read More →
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Megan West

VP of Content & Community, SoundCloud
Megan West is the VP, Content & Community at SoundCloud’s New York office.  In her role, she is responsible for the management of SoundCloud's relationships with major labels and artists, audio partners and emerging creators, as well as its massive community of listeners and curators... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Music Row 2