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Monday, May 14 • 9:00am - 9:50am
The Modern Approach to Artist Development: From Self Release to Major Label and Everywhere In-Between

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The latest installment of Music Biz’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series will give attendees an opportunity to interact with — hear from and ask questions of — advocates and influencers who are currently tackling the following tough topics facing their clients and industry partners. 4 CLE credits have been applied for. Proper event sign-in instructions must be followed in order to receive credits. 

With user-friendly technology evolving, new and innovative artist platforms streamlining distribution, and fans consuming music at an increasingly higher rate, the opportunities for artist development have grown exponentially in recent years. Music industry executives will shed light on what artist development means in today’s music industry, and discuss the legal rights and agreements associated with such development.

Supporting sponsors include Dickinson Wright and Leavens, Strand & Glover

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Austen Adams

Of Counsel, Dickinson Wright
Austen Adams is Of Counsel at Dickinson Wright, where he represents and advises recording artists, songwriters, producers, artist managers, music publishers, executives, and other music industry professionals regarding their entertainment transactions and general careers. Adams... Read More →
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Noah McPike

Of Counsel, Dickinson Wright
Noah McPike is Of Counsel for law firm Dickinson Wright. He has spent more than a decade practicing entertainment, corporate and intellectual property law on Nashville’s Music Row. McPike’s client list is comprised of established and up-and-coming artists, songwriters, producers... Read More →

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Martha Earls

Owner, efg Mgmt
Martha Earls is the Owner of efg Mgmt and the Manager of multi-platinum, No.1 selling recording artist, Kane Brown.  She met then unsigned Brown in 2015, and has since guided his career from social media phenomenon, through his record breaking album debut, to being the only artist... Read More →
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Robert Femia

VP, Business & Legal Affairs, UMG Nashville
Rob Femia is the VP of Business & Legal Affairs at UMG Nashville.  Previously, he began his career as an entertainment attorney in New York at Sony BMG Music Entertainment, followed by time at Virgin Records, Capitol Music Group, EMI Music North America and Atlantic Records.
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Kerry O'Neil

Co-Founder, Big Yellow Dog Music
Kerry O’Neil is the Co-Founder of Big Yellow Dog Music, an independent music publishing and artist development company. Big Yellow Dog Music has been recognized with four Grammys, 35 No.1 songs, four Song of the Year awards (ACM, BMI, and two ASCAP), an ASCAP Global Award, five... Read More →
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Jeremy Stover

Owner, Producer & Songwriter, Red Creative Group
Jeremy Stover is the Owner of Red Creative Group, a publishing and entertainment company. He is also a producer and writer, accumulating hundreds of cuts and multiple No.1 hits including, “Small Town USA” and “Til My Last Day” performed by Justin Moore, and Tim McGraw’s... Read More →

Monday May 14, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
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