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Thursday, April 18 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Confessions of a Hit Producer

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Great production is as essential to a song’s success as a great lyric and melody, but the role of a producer is often shrouded in mystery. This panel of top producers from across the genre spectrum will explain how they help turn a song into a recording that’s more than the sum of its parts. You’ll end up with a solid understanding of how your favorite music transitioned from ideas to finished products, and the skillset you need to be a professional producer.


Moderator
avatar for Teresa LaBarbera Whites

Teresa LaBarbera Whites

Executive Producer, A&R Executive
Executive Producer, A&R Executive | | A twenty year veteran of the music industry, Teresa LaBarbera Whites is currently ranked as one of the top record label executives in the world. She is directly responsible for the discovery and development of Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child and Jessica Simpson and is consistently brought in to work closely with top artists on their recording projects including Britney Spears and her critically... Read More →

Panelists
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Brendan Benson

Producer, Songwriter - "Steady as She Goes," "Salute your Solution," "Pretty Baby," "Cold Hands, Warm Heart"
Producer, Songwriter - "Steady as She Goes," "Salute your Solution," "Pretty Baby," "Cold Hands, Warm Heart" | Owner – Readymade Records Brendan Benson is a genuine American voice and creative pioneer in the music industry. A co-founding member of The Raconteurs, Benson has released two albums with the band, as well as five solo albums to date. The songs from the most recent full-length release, What Kind of World (2012), are the... Read More →
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Christopher "Drumma Boy" Gholson

Producer - "Put On," "Lose My Mind," "No Hands," "Spend It"
Producer - "Put On," "Lose My Mind," "No Hands," "Spend It" The 29-year-old Christopher "Drumma Boy" Gholson cites producers Quincy Jones, Raphael Saadiq, and revered Motown house band The Funk Brothers as his inspirations. He’s worked with artists such as Jeezy, T.I., Kanye West, Lil' Wayne, 2Chainz, T-Pain, Waka Flocka Flame, Wiz Khalifa, Drake, Gucci Mane, Ludacris, and Rick Ross. Drumma Boy's sonic creations have earned him the... Read More →
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Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou

Songwriter, Producer – “Tonight Tonight,” “What’s Left of Me,” “It Girl,” “Who Says”
Songwriter, Producer – “Tonight Tonight,” “What’s Left of Me,” “It Girl,” “Who Says” Emanuel Kiriakou is a producer, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, California. He has written singles which include Hot Chelle Rae’s “Tonight Tonight” (#1 Billboard), “Who Says” (#1 Billboard) by Selena Gomez & The Scene. ... Read More →
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Dan "ROBOPOP" Omelio

Producer, Songwriter – “Videogames,” “Payphone,” "Ass Back Home," "Stereo Hearts"
Producer, Songwriter – “Videogames,” “Payphone,” "Ass Back Home," "Stereo Hearts" | | Dan Omelio aka ROBOPOP is a multiplatinum songwriter/producer. Dan's first #1 was, "Stereo Hearts," performed by Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine. The song, which he co-produced with Benny Blanco and co-wrote with Ammar Malik, would be the first in a string of hits for the trio. "Stereo Hearts" reached #1 on... Read More →


Thursday April 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:45pm
Dolby Ballroom (formerly called Grand Ballroom) 5th Floor

Attendees (120)