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Saturday, April 20 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Building Your Team for Success

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It doesn’t matter how talented you are, succeeding in music is a team sport. To advance in your career you eventually need some expert guidance and skills that only an attorney, a manager, a publicist, a co-writer or a business manager can provide. But who do you need most, and at what stage? This panel of industry experts will explore the different players that can help your career and the smart way to go about creating a winning team.

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Nicole George-Middleton

VP, Urban, Creative Services - ASCAP
VP, Urban, Creative Services - ASCAP

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Chris Chambers

Principal & Founder - The Chamber Group
Principal & Founder - The Chamber Group The Chamber Group is a full service public relations and image branding firm located in the Meatpacking District of New York City. The firm, developed on hard work, strong relationships and a commitment to creativity, was founded by Christopher Chambers, CEO and president of the company. The Chamber Group draws upon the considerable experience and expertise of Mr. Chambers, a 19-year veteran of the... Read More →
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Robert Gibbs

Co-Head Contemporary Urban, Agent – ICM Partners
Co-Head Contemporary Urban, Agent – ICM Partners Robert Gibbs is the Co-Head Of Contemporary Urban in the concerts department for ICM Partners, a talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, television, publishing, music, theater, branded entertainment and digital media. ICM Partners, a privately held corporation, is one of the predominant agencies in the United States and Europe, with its principal... Read More →
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Matthew J. Middleton, Esq.

Attorney - Sweeny, Johnson & Scates, LLP
Attorney - Sweeny, Johnson & Scates, LLP Matthew J. Middleton is Of Counsel to the law firm of Sweeny, Johnson & Scates, LLP. Mr. Middleton has over 15 years of experience as a transactional attorney in the area of entertainment law. Mr. Middleton’s entertainment practice focuses on providing counsel to recording artists, television and music producers, filmmakers, songwriters, managers, executives, independent labels &... Read More →
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Bu Thiam

VP, A&R - Def Jam Recordings
VP, A&R - Def Jam Recordings 27 year-old Bu Thiam is the Vice President of A&R for Def Jam Recordings, and the youngest executive to take that position. Born in Senegal and growing up in New Jersey, the son of legendary drummer and percussionist Mor Thiam, traveled the world with his father, developing his love of music from an early age. Cutting his teeth on tour with Lil Zane as hypeman & road manager, Bu also worked with Bad Boy... Read More →

Saturday April 20, 2013 9:45am - 11:00am
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

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