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Friday, April 19 • 10:30am - 12:45pm
One-on-One Sessions - Sold Out (Presented by Etymotic Research)

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One-on-One Sessions, which have sold out early each year, provide attendees an opportunity to meet with a songwriter/composer, music publisher, online marketing executive, record company executive, Film/TV music executive, music attorney or ASCAP executive. The 15-minute session will be a mix of career advice and/or song critiques.
There are no openings or waiting list spots available.


Panelists
avatar for Aureo Baqueiro

Aureo Baqueiro

Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer This México City native has been an active player in the music business for over 25 years. Aureo started his career as a drummer and quickly developed into a go to songwriter and producer for many of the most recognized names in Latin Pop Music.  Graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1993 from Boston’s Berklee College of Music with a major in Commercial Arranging and soon after moved back to México City where... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Chisholm

Ryan Chisholm

Manager & A&R - Nettwerk Music Group
Manager & A&R - Nettwerk Music Group Ryan Chisholm is an artist manager at Nettwerk Music Group. Prior to Nettwerk, Ryan worked at Bill Silva Management, where he (along with co-manager Tom Gates) discovered and developed Christina Perri, then a waitress, who has gone on to sell over 850,000 albums and 10,000,000 singles worldwide. With BSM, the pair also signed and managed indie-folk... Read More →
avatar for Brandy Clark

Brandy Clark

Songwriter, Performer - “Better Dig Two,” “The Day She Got Divorced,” “Not Your Mama's Broken Heart,” “Crazy Women”
Songwriter, Performer - “Better Dig Two,” “The Day She Got Divorced,” “Not Your Mama's Broken Heart,” “Crazy Women” Wildfire fighter, blueberry picker, Christmas tree topper and chainsaw maker were just a few of the job hats that Brandy Clark wore growing up in Morton, Washington (Pop. 900). Brandy first picked up the guitar at nine years old and made her singing debut in school musicals. Her... Read More →
avatar for Sara Connally

Sara Connally

VP, Creative Film & TV - Island Def Jam & Republic Records Label Group
VP, Creative Film & TV - Island Def Jam & Republic Records Label Group Sara Connally has worked in the Film & TV Music business for over seven years on both the record label and publishing side. Prior to her newly appointed role at Island Def Jam and Republic Records Label Group, Sara Connally worked at EMI Music Group, Universal Music Enterprises, Bug Music, and, most recently, BMG/Chrysalis with the responsibility of procuring... Read More →
avatar for Mike Daly

Mike Daly

Director, A&R - Disney Music Group; Songwriter, Producer, Performer (Whiskeytown)
Director, A&R - Disney Music Group | Songwriter, Producer, Performer (Whiskeytown) Mike Daly is an American producer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist and Director, A&R at the Disney Music Group. Daly attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating in 1994. Daly first came to prominence as the Whiskeytown resident multi-instrumentalist / co-writer. He wrote or co-wrote many of the songs on the Pneumonia album. Daly's... Read More →
avatar for Alex Flores

Alex Flores

Director, Marketing, Film & Television - BMG Chrysalis
Director, Marketing, Film & Television - BMG Chrysalis
avatar for Joe Halbardier, Esq.

Joe Halbardier, Esq.

Attorney - King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner, LLP
Attorney - King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner, LLP Joe Halbardier is an attorney with the firm King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner. Joe’s areas of expertise include music, entertainment, media, copyright and transactional law and he is experienced in providing legal, management and business consultation services in connection with all aspects of a diverse landscape of entertainment-based clientele including recording artists... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Kitchen

Brandon Kitchen

Director, A&R – Hollywood Records (Disney Music Group)
Director, A&R – Hollywood Records (Disney Music Group) | Brandon Kitchen started his career as an intern for Mike Caren, the Atlantic Executive VP of A&R/Elektra President. There, he found his calling in the A&R and publishing departments. He has since won a Grammy as a contributing songwriter to Madonna’s hit “Revolver.” Since then he moved onto ASCAP where he was responsible for signing Drake and working... Read More →
avatar for Holly Knight

Holly Knight

Songwriter - "Love Is A Battlefield," "The Best," “Better Be Good To Me,” "The Warrior"
Songwriter - "Love Is A Battlefield," "The Best," “Better Be Good To Me,” "The Warrior" Holly Knight has had a wild 36-year ride in the music business that ignited when she met songwriter/producer Mike Chapman with her New York band Spider in 1981. They penned Spider's single, "Better Be Good To Me," which music icon Tina Turner recorded six months later on her 1984 album Private Dancer. Knight's rise to success continued when she... Read More →
avatar for Lindsey Lanier

Lindsey Lanier

Associate Director, Creative - Universal Music Publishing Group
Associate Director, Creative - Universal Music Publishing Group Lindsey Lanier, a native of Los Angeles, is an Associate Director of Creative at Universal Music Publishing Group.  In this role she is fortunate to work with many amazing songwriters and producers such as Missy Elliot, Brian Kennedy, Stacy Barthe, The Movement, and Bobby Ross Avila to name a few.  Lindsey works to find new talent as well as set up collaborations and pitch... Read More →
avatar for Ted Masur

Ted Masur

Composer – Film: Milo, The Best & The Brightest
Composer – Film: Milo, The Best & The Brightest Composer Ted Masur works primarily in film and television. His recent film credits include Milo (Duplass Brothers Productions) and The Best & The Brightest (starring Neil Patrick Harris). He has written additional music for network shows, including One Life To Live, Close To Home, and Cold Case, and he is a contributor to Diamond Mine Productions, the primary provider of underscore... Read More →
avatar for Ted Rawlins

Ted Rawlins

Theatre Producer - Relevant Theatricals LLC
Theatre Producer - Relevant Theatricals LLC | | Ted considers himself to be genuinely fortunate to have worked with Gigi Pritzker for over a decade of rewarding and profitable years, running one of Los Angeles' landmark institutions, the Coronet Theatre.  During that time Relevant Theatricals was created to develop new work for the stage.  Revelant's current projects include: Snapshots, with book by David Stern and music and lyrics... Read More →
avatar for Chris Saranec

Chris Saranec

Executive Director, Music - NBC Universal; LLLP Vocalist
Executive Director, Music - NBC Universal LLLP | Vocalist Both a writer and music department executive, Chris Saranec has scored films and has concert material placed with Boosey & Hawkes. Chris has worked at NBC and Universal (Comcast) over 20 years, combined, for the top film music executives in the industry, Mike Knobloch and Kathy Nelson, and he oversees licensing budget compliance and musicological questions for the Film Music... Read More →
avatar for Mara Schwartz

Mara Schwartz

SVP, Licensing - 10th Street Ent. / Eleven Seven Music Group
SVP, Licensing - 10th Street Ent. / Eleven Seven Music Group Mara Schwartz is Senior Vice President of Licensing for 10th Street Entertainment and Eleven Seven Music Group, as well as COO of Five Nineteen Music Publishing. Based in Los Angeles, she is responsible for placing and licensing songs in 10th Street and Eleven Seven's roster in films, television shows, videogames, commercials, trailers and interactive media. 10th Street/Eleven... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Torchia

Andrea Torchia

VP, Creative - Razor & Tie Music Publishing
VP, Creative - Razor & Tie Music Publishing Andrea Torchia-Alford has been named Vice President Creative for Razor & Tie Music Publishing. Andrea joins the label with an extensive background in publishing, artist & repertoire and creative services. Andrea Torchia-Alford joins Razor & Tie from Taxi Music, where she was the Vice President A&R for the last three years. At Taxi she oversaw the company’s A&R... Read More →
avatar for Mark Weinberg

Mark Weinberg

Songwriter, Producer – “Come on Get Higher,” “Inside of You,” Some Mad Hope, Modern Love
Songwriter, Producer – “Come on Get Higher,” “Inside of You,” Some Mad Hope, Modern Love Mark Weinberg is an award winning, LA-based songwriter and producer. An ASCAP writer since 1995, Mark has been signed to Qwest/Warner Bros., Atlantic Records, Warner Chappell Music Publishing and is currently a writer with EMI Music Publishing. He co-wrote and produced Matt Nathanson's records Beneath These Fireworks, Some Mad... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2013 10:30am - 12:45pm
Doheny/Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

Attendees (22)