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Thursday, April 30 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Hit Songwriters: In It to Win It

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This panel of successful songwriters representing different genres will explore in-depth what it takes to reach the top of the charts today. It starts with writing a great song, yes, but as you’ll discover, it often means collaborating with other writers, performers and producers, developing a taste for the market and knowing how to get your material heard by the right people. Learn from these masters what you should be doing if you want to be the best in the business.


Amanda Berman

VP, A&R, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

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Kevin Kadish

"All About That Bass," "Lips Are Movin," "Wordplay", Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - "All About That Bass," "Lips Are Movin," "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life," "Wordplay" Kevin Kadish is an American Grammy Award-nominated songwriter, producer, sound engineer, and instrumentalist who has participated in the production of many commercially successful American recordings. He co-wrote, produced, and mixed the 2014 multi-platinum single "All About That Bass" for Meghan Trainor, which spent eight weeks at No. 1... Read More →
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Greg Kurstin

“What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger),” “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," “Burn,” “Chandelier”, Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer -  “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger),” “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," “Burn,” “Chandelier” Greg Kurstin is a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who has had his hand in many hits over the last decade, including Kelly Clarkson’s “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)”, P!nk’s “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”, Ellie Goulding’s... Read More →
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William Larsen

"Am I Wrong," "City Lights," "One Song", Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - "Am I Wrong," "City Lights," "One Song" William Larsen is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer from Norway. Prior to co-writing and producing the world-wide smash hit  "Am I Wrong," he already had over 20 sales certifications in his home country. He relocated to Los Angeles in late 2013 and has as of lately been working with stars like Jennifer Lopez, Akon, Usher, Jessie J, The Band Perry... Read More →
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Jesse Shatkin

“Chandelier,” "Take You High," "Invincible", Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - “Chandelier,” "Take You High,"  "Invincible," “Get It” Producer and songwriter Jesse Shatkin, has had an incredible year.  Jesse was nominated for two Grammy awards including “Song Of The Year” and “Record Of The Year” for co-writing and co-producing Sia’s breakout hit “Chandelier.”  Besides the nominations, Jesse has had his fingerprints on... 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 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

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