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Thursday, April 18 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Decent Work for Decent Pay: Diplo & Big Sean in Conversation (Presented by Billboard)

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From his early work with Hollertronix to his recent collaborations with Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and No Doubt, 2013 ASCAP Vanguard Award-winning DJ-producer Diplo is consistently one of the most creative producers working in pop music. He’s renowned for mixing in sounds from around the world, creating quirky backdrops that highlight the personalities of the many artists he works with. Diplo will be joined by rising hip-hop star Big Sean, a two-time Grammy nominee and one of the first signings to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music roster. After several acclaimed mixtapes and guest raps, Big Sean’s debut album Finally Famous hit #1 on the US Rap charts, propelling him to mainstream success and a 2012 Best New Artist award from BET. The two will talk about their lives and their art in this wide-ranging discussion. It promises to be an inspiring conversation between two music creators at the top of their game.

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Bill Werde

Editorial Director - Billboard
Editorial Director - Billboard As Billboard’s Editorial Director, Bill Werde leads the editorial strategy and vision for the brand, which includes the weekly print publication, leading music fan site Billboard.com, business site Billboard.biz and other digital content offerings... Read More →

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DJ, Producer, Songwriter – “Paper Planes,” “Too Close,” “Climax,” “Pon De Floor”
DJ, Producer, Songwriter – “Paper Planes,” “Too Close,” “Climax,” “Pon De Floor” Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, is a Grammy winning musician/DJ/producer. In 2004, Diplo debuted his album, Florida. Receiving praise within the underground community, Florida... Read More →
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Big Sean

Songwriter, Rapper - “My Last,” “Mercy,” “Marvin & Chardonnay,” Finally Famous
Songwriter, Rapper - “My Last,” “Mercy,” “Marvin & Chardonnay,” Finally Famous Big Sean's career has exploded in the last two years since the release of his debut album Finally Famous. In addition to being recognized by GQ Magazine as 2012’s ‘Hottest Rookie’ and... Read More →

Thursday April 18, 2013 3:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Dolby Ballroom (formerly called Grand Ballroom) 5th Floor

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