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Friday, May 1 • 10:30am - 12:45pm
One-on-One Sessions (Presented by Sennheiser) - Sold Out

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One-on-One Sessions offer EXPO attendees the opportunity to meet in person 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.
Our One-on-One sessions sold out in January as they do each year. There are no openings or waiting list spots available.

Speakers
avatar for Alexia Baum

Alexia Baum

Director, Music Publishing, Universal Pictures
Alexia Baum has enjoyed more than 20 years of success in the music publishing arena, specifically mining music catalogues to market and license all kinds of music to all types of media. Cutting her teeth at the late great indie publisher Windswept Pacific, where she went on to head the Film and TV Department, Alexia has worked with companies both large and small, from indie greats like Zomba Music Publishing and Putumayo World Music, to... Read More →
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Debby Dill

Music Publishing Consultant
Music Publishing Consultant Currently consulting for David Foster's publishing company through Universal along with Be Music in Nashville, DeAngelis Entertainment UK, Ron Shapiro Mgmt. and The Cherry Party Record label. Previously Sr. VP of Creative Affairs, Domestic/International for | Windswept Music Publishing. Prior to that, 5 years with BMG Music Publishing and 6 years with Qwest Music/Quincy Jones Productions.
avatar for Cathy Heller

Cathy Heller

President & Owner, Catch the Moon Music; Songwriter, Artist
President & Owner - Catch the Moon Music | Songwriter, Artist  Catch the Moon Music provides quality one-stop music to Film, Television and Advertising firms. We represent a selective group of talented songwriters/bands who lead with humility and deliver beautiful music that works well for sync.  We look forward to meeting your music needs. Cathy is an accomplished songwriter and artist with placements in the past year with ABC... Read More →
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Brandon Kitchen

Director, A&R, 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 with such rising talents as The Smeezingtons, Boi-1da, and The Jackie... Read More →
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Jeff Levin

Sr. Director, A&R, Atlantic Records
Jeff Levin is the senior director of A&R for Atlantic Records. Working on singles with Cash Cash, Simple Plan and Icona Pop (among others), he has also developed successful careers with new comers Skizzy Mars, Melanie Martinez and Jaymes Young. Alongside his roster at Atlantic, Levin has recently secured a successful roster of artists and producers at Warner Chappell Publishing. Some highlight signings include Logic (Def Jam), Echosmith... Read More →
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Dani Markman

Director, A&R, Disney Music Group
Dani Markman has worked for the Walt Disney Company and specifically, the Disney Music Group for the last 18 years. Over the last decade, she has performed in the role of Director of A&R working on projects for both Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records. Prior to her Disney employment, Ms. Markman had a career as a professional opera singer, performing major roles with companies around the country including Boston Opera, Pittsburgh Opera... Read More →
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Steve Nalbert

Director, Creative Licensing, Round Hill Music
Steve heads up Round Hill’s Synchronization Licensing department and handles pitching for a wide range of Film, TV, Video Game, and Advertising clients.  While at Round Hill, he has successfully landed synchs for a variety of artists, writers, and catalog copyrights, including The Beatles, American Authors, Spacehog, Bronze Radio Return, The Griswolds, Graveyard Lovers, Mason Brothers, and Young Rising Sons.  Prior to Round... Read More →
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Victor Portillo

A&R, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing
Have been working at Warner Chappell in A&R for the past 6 years. Instrumental in the signing of Kendrick Lamar and producer Young Chop. Currently working with various upcoming Pop writers and producers for the US, UK and Asia markets. Worked as a Club and Mixtape DJ prior to joining WC.
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Ted Rawlins

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 by Stephen Schwartz, (Wicked, Pippin); a new stage... Read More →
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Mara Schwartz

President & Founder, Superior Music Publishing
Mara Schwartz is a specialist in synch licensing and A&R. She is President and Founder of Superior Music, a full service music publishing company and joint venture with Modern Works Music Publishing. Before this, she was Sr. Vice President, Licensing 10th Street Entertainment / Eleven Seven Music, and COO of Five Nineteen Music Publishing, where she spearheaded all licensing and creative pitching efforts, as well as heading the music... Read More →
avatar for Jay Sloan

Jay Sloan

Sr. Director, A&R, Angry Mob Music
As Senior Director of A&R, Jay is simultaneously overseeing and growing the A&R department, expanding the Angry Mob brand, and doing what he loves most: discovering and nurturing amazing talent. It was an internship at Motown Records that stirred Jay’s initial passion for the music business. From there he moved on to significant tenures with both Warner/Chappell and ASCAP, where he worked with artists and... Read More →
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Ryan Svendsen

Senior Coordinator, Film Music, Lionsgate
Ryan Svendsen, Senior Coordinator at Lionsgate, began his music career as a trumpet player with the dream of playing with the Dave Matthews Band.  His goal came to fruition in 2009 and he can be seen doing so in their music video “You and Me."  After previous positions at United Talent Agency and Azoff Music Management, Svendsen joined Lionsgate in 2012 where he has worked on recent blockbusters such as The Hunger Games and The... Read More →
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Barrett Yeretsian

"Jar of Hearts," “Jealous of the Angels,” “Not Yet”, Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - "Jar of Hearts," “Jealous of the Angels,” “Not Yet” “To me, every song is a hero’s journey,” says songwriter/producer Barrett Yeretsian. The journeys undertaken by the highly sought-after tunesmith and producer have sold over 8 million copies worldwide, demonstrating that his intuitive, story-driven approach and radar for authenticity are a... Read More →



Friday May 1, 2015 10:30am - 12:45pm
Doheny/Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

Attendees (47)