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Thursday, May 17 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Snack Chat

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"Snack Chat" is a “speed networking” InfoFest for students! Take this opportunity to sit and talk with key members of the music business and personally ask the questions you've wanted to know. Over a half dozen music executives from various parts of the Industry will be available in a small table environment, allowing for time to answer your questions, give advice, and help you put a name with a face as you build your own networking deck.


Pull up a chair and spend time learning from professionals who are doing what you're interested in – including representatives from Music Marketing, Music Publishing, Music Publicity, Music Tech, and a Music Agent! Then, hang around afterwards for some snacks, and chat more during the casual networking group time.

Moderators
avatar for Gloria Green

Gloria Green

Professor, Middle Tennessee State University
Gloria Green is an Assistant Professor in the Music Business department of the College of Media & Entertainment at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). She teaches the Live Entertainment curriculum including courses in Artist Management, Concert Promotion and Touring, and Music... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Drew Burchfield

Drew Burchfield

Co-Founder, Aloompa
Drew Burchfield is the Co-Founder of Aloompa, the leading provider of best-in-class mobile and software applications for hundreds of iconic live events across the globe. Aloompa’s recent products keep attendees informed and give event producers insights into their audience’s overall... Read More →
avatar for Tim Hunze

Tim Hunze

Founder, Parallel Music Publishing
Tim Hunze is the Founder of Parallel Music Publishing, a partnership with JP Williams. In four years, they have collected five No.1 one records, “Better Dig Two,” “Mama’s Broken Heart,” “Til My Last Day,” “Love Me Like Me You Mean It,” and “Kiss You In The Morning... Read More →
avatar for Benita Bellamy Kelley

Benita Bellamy Kelley

Founder, The Bellamy Group
Benita Bellamy Kelley is the Founder & CEO of The Bellamy Group, LLC located in Nashville, TN. The company provides marketing and publicity campaign for indie musicians, authors, faith-based and non-profit organizations, including the multi-Grammy-award-winning artists, The Blind... Read More →
avatar for Eric Kilby

Eric Kilby

Director of Touring, Compassion Productions
Eric Kilby is the Director of Touring for Compassion Productions, a position he has held since 2014.  He began his music career in college, while touring as a professional sax player. Kilby later moved on to booking, audio engineering, production management, and eventually tour management... Read More →
avatar for Jacquelyn Marushka

Jacquelyn Marushka

Publicist & Founder, Marushka Media
Jacquelyn Marushka is President of Marushka Media, a Nashville-based boutique PR and Marketing agency. In this role, she develops and implements results-driven campaigns for recording artists, authors, actors, brands, special events, corporations, and more. Prior, Marushka launched... Read More →
avatar for Joe Rapolla

Joe Rapolla

Chair of the Music & Theater Arts Department, Monmouth Universtiy
Joe Rapolla is the Chair of the Music & Theater Arts Department at Monmouth University, where he oversees all student Performing Arts Programs, directs the Music Industry Program and founded the university record label, Blue Hawk Records. A recognized music industry innovator, he... Read More →
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Rachel Rodriguez

Singer/Songwriter, Teaching Artist, Entrepreneur
Rachel Rodriguez has taken her musical roots and created her own style, combining her Latino heritage, Rock ‘N’ Roll attitude, and her soulful voice. Her vocals are accompanied by a stellar line-up of Nashville’s top musicians which she calls the Gringo Starrz. Her eclectic... Read More →
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Travis Wolfe

Head of the Corporate/Special Event Department, APA Agency
Travis Wolfe is Head of the Corporate/Special Event Department for APA talent agency. He previously worked at Paradigm, where he was an agent in the corporate and special event department. Wolfe got his start working in artist management for country artist Neil McCoy, while also owning... Read More →


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