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Thursday, May 17 • 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Awards Luncheon sponsored by BuzzAngle Music & TiVo; Keynote Conversation with Humanitarian Award Recipient Scooter Braun

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Doors open at 12 PM and the program will begin promptly at 12:15 PM. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Enjoy lunch compliments of BuzzAngle Music & TiVo

Join us as we honor excellence and welcome artists, executives, and influencers who have impacted the Association, its members, the industry-at-large, and billions of fans around the world.

The Music Biz Awards will honor rising singer/songwriter Julia Michaels (Breakthrough Artist Award); the legendary Nile Rodgers (Chairman’s Award); record-breaking smash ‘Despacito’ (Outstanding Achievement Award); and global star Ed Sheeran (Artist of the Year). We will then bestow the prestigious Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award on mega-manager Scooter Braun — whose keynote conversation with interviewer Hilary Rosen will focus on his philanthropic mission. New this year, Music Biz officially introduces its Music Business Hall of Fame by inducting its first honoree, Tower Records' founder Russ Solomon. Acclaimed actor and director Colin Hanks, who directed the 2015 Tower Records documentary All Things Must Pass, will help us pay tribute to Solomon.

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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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Scooter Braun

Founder, SB Projects
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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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Colin Hanks

Actor & Director
Colin Hanks directed the acclaimed Tower Records documentary All Things Must Pass, which premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival and opened in theaters to rave reviews in the fall of 2015. He has since directed the HBO documentary Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends... Read More →
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Jim Lidestri

CEO, BuzzAngle Music
Jim Lidestri is the Founder and CEO of Border City Media, a New York-based music technology company that has developed the innovative service, BuzzAngle Music, which has radically changed the way businesses analyze entertainment consumption and related trends.  BuzzAngle Music provides... Read More →
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Hilary Rosen

Political Analyst / Co-Chair / Managing Partner, CNN / TIMES' UP Legal Defense Fund / SKDKnickerbocker
Hilary Rosen is an on-air CNN Political Analyst, serves as Co-Chair of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, and is Managing Partner of SKDKnickerbocker, the 2017 Holmes Report Public Affairs Agency of the Year. She is also a former Chairman & CEO of the Recording Industry Association... Read More →
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Kyle Smetanka

Senior Product Manager, Metadata, TiVo
Kyle Smetanka is a Senior Product Manager, leading Music and Automotive product development across TiVo’s Metadata business. In this role, he is focused on designing and delivering compelling data solutions for the Media & Broadcasting, Electronics and Entertainment industries... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 12:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Legends Ballroom