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Thursday, April 30 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Women Behind the Music

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Women are a dominant force in music today. As songwriters, performers, publishers, executives and entrepreneurs, they are creating the hits, building successful businesses and shaking up the culture like never before. This panel of gifted women will share their experiences in navigating the modern music industry - the savvy choices they made, the tough challenges they encountered, the valuable lessons they learned and the greatest rewards they earned - on their way to building career success.

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Erica Grayson

President & COO, MADE
Grayson’s journey within the music industry began in the West Coast offices of Jive Records while she was still attending the University of Southern California. After graduating with a degree in Communications, the New York native continued with her “do anything and everything that’s needed” duties at Jive before finding a new opportunity that would ultimately change her career trajectory. A position at Sony Music... Read More →

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Closer, Even Closer, Strong As Glass, Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - Closer, Even Closer, Strong As Glass | | Goapele which means “to move forward” in Setswana has been doing just that, moving forward and making her presence felt in the music industry since 2001 as an American soul and R&B singer/songwriter. Her latest album entitled “Strong As Glass” was released in October 2014. Strong As Glass was released on BMG Primary Wave / Skyblaze Recordings, and... Read More →
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"L.E.S. Artistes," "Creator," "Disparate Youth," Santogold, Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "L.E.S. Artistes," "Creator," "Disparate Youth," Santogold
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Whitney-Gayle Benta

SVP, Music & Talent, Revolt
Whitney-Gayle Benta is a visionary talent executive responsible for creating some of pop culture’s most dynamic moments of the past 10 years. In 2013, she was appointed the Sr. Vice President of Music & Talent for Sean “Diddy” Combs’ REVOLT, the music mogul’s forthcoming celebrated cable network. Benta’s combination of music industry know-how, TV production credits and a Rolodex that rivals her boss&rsquo... Read More →
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Faith Newman

SVP, Creative & Business Development, Reservoir Media Management
Named one of Complex Magazine’s Top 25 Hip-Hop A&R Execs in history, Faith Newman has discovered talent including Nas and Jamiroquai, and worked with Public Enemy, LL Cool J, The Fugees, and many more. As Reservoir’s SVP of Creative and Business Development, NYU alum Faith added Tauheed “2 Chainz” Epps and soul label Philly Groove Records to the company’s roster, and continues to source new talent, classic... Read More →
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Sevyn Streeter

"It Won't Stop," "Yeah 3X," "New Day," "The Way", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "It Won't Stop," "Yeah 3X," "New Day," "The Way" "Music is emotional. Your job is to make people feel something. The best way to do that is to sing and speak from something they've personally been through. That's where I write from," Amber ‘Sevyn' Streeter says. The 26-year-old has already lent her pen to tracks for an elite roster of R&B players including Chris Brown, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys and... Read More →

Thursday April 30, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

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