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Friday, May 1 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Lunch Roundtables (Presented by The Recording Academy)

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The 175 attendees who signed up for our Lunch Roundtables will meet with four different panelists in small group settings. This event sold out in November!
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"In Real Life," "I Won't Apologize," “That’s Just the Way We Roll”, Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - "In Real Life," "I Won't Apologize," “That’s Just the Way We Roll” Bleu, a graduate of Berklee College Of Music, is a songwriter/producer, singer and performer currently living in Los Angeles, California and has been making music for over a decade. He's landed songs with Demi Lovato, Tristan Prettyman, Chris Mann and Selena Gomez, and has played shows around the world with Hanson, Train and Mike Viola... Read More →


"Main Chick," "Fumble," "Murder Bizness," "Big Daddy", Rapper, Songwriter
Rapper, Songwriter - "Main Chick," "Fumble," "Murder Bizness," "Big Daddy" | Los Angeles born artist and songwriter, Gizzle, got her start under the tutelage of Teddy Riley. Gizzle has gone on to work with many multi-platinum producers, artists, and writers including but not limited to Puff Daddy, Timbaland, Pharell, Nelly, T.I., Trey Songs, Kid Ink, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Ty $, Kevin Gates, PJ, Nic Nac, and... Read More →
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Nick Thorburn (Islands)

"I Was Born (A Unicorn)," "Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby" Podcast: Serial, Songwriter, Composer, Artist
Songwriter, Composer, Artist - "I Was Born (A Unicorn)," "Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby," "Hallways" Podcast: Serial Nick Thorburn is a Canadian musician, composer, and producer best known for starting and co-fronting the cult indie rock band The Unicorns when he was still a teenager. The band's first full length album Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? was named one of the "Top 10 Albums" by Pitchfork in 2003, receiving critical praise... Read More →
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Rachel Assil

"Whoever We Are," "Disappear," "Just A Little More", Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - "Whoever We Are," "Disappear," "Just A Little More" Rachel Assil may be one of the industry's best kept secrets, but she is no stranger to the spotlight. A powerhouse vocalist, songwriter, producer and self-taught pianist, her musical accolades have led her to work with numerous Oscar & Grammy Award winning musicians. Over the past few years, her work with Polow Da Don culminated with her record deal signing to... Read More →
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Robert Celestin, Esq.

Attorney, The Law Offices of Robert A. Celestin
Mr. Robert A. Celestin, Esq. has practiced entertainment law in New York for over 25 years. A graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School; Mr. Celestin started his legal career as an Associate at Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler. He then went on to work in the legal department of Arista Records before becoming the VP/GM of Uptown Records, Inc., the label responsible for the careers of Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Guy and others and... Read More →
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Joe Cuello

Chief Creative Officer, TuneCore
Joe joined TuneCore as CCO in 2014. Joe directs the operations of TuneCore Music Publishing Administration, which helps songwriters collect 13 different composition royalties from over 60 countries. He directs a team who are experts in registering, licensing and pitching compositions worldwide. Joe also oversees the TuneCore Entertainment Relations team, which provides TuneCore Artists with opportunities to showcase their talent and gain... Read More →
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Cheryl B. Engelhardt

Composer, Songwriter, Branding Strategist
Composer, Songwriter – “Steaming Hearts,” “16 Walls" Commercial: “Grumpy Cat” (Honey Nut Cheerios) Film: Delusions of Guinevere | Founder, Branding Strategist - CBE Music & In the Key of Success  Cheryl got her start in music working at a New York City hip-hop recording studio before transitioning to the advertising industry as a commercial composer. During this time, she developed her own... Read More →
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Ann Frank

Sr. Manager, National Membership, The Recording Academy (The GRAMMY Awards)
Born and raised a Los Angeles native and more commonly known by her pen name, Annika  | (uh-nee-kuh), Ann Frank pursued dreams of becoming an artist/songwriter in the early stages  of her music career. Blind ambition landed her an internship at Sony/ATV Music Publishing while studying music at Cal State Northridge. Shortly after, she secured a position at Sony Music Entertainment under the supervision of former SVP, Business... Read More →
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Ashley Gorley

"Crash My Party," "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," "Good Girl", Songwriter
Songwriter - "Crash My Party," "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," "Good Girl," "You're Gonna Miss This" Ashley Gorley is an award-winning songwriter and publisher in Nashville, Tennessee. Recently, Gorley was named 2014 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, 2014 NSAI Songwriter of the Year, and 2013 Billboard Country Writer of the Year. He also won Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year honors at the 2009 ASCAP Country Awards, as well as ACM Single of... Read More →
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Hanson (Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson)

"MMMBop," "Where's the Love," "I Will Come to You," Middle of Nowhere, Songwriters, Artists
Songwriters, Artists - "MMMBop," "Where's the Love," "I Will Come to You," Middle of Nowhere With arching melodies, epic guitar riffs and rhythms inciting you to put your hands in the air, anthems give us a soundtrack to life’s defining moments. And for Hanson, their sixth studio album Anthem marks the beginning of their third decade of making music together. Over their first 20 years, brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson have... Read More →
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Matthew Kajcienski

TV: Good Morning America, 20/20, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Composer
Composer - TV: Good Morning America, 20/20, This Week with George Stephanopoulos  Having composed the theme music for ABC’s Good Morning America at age 26, Matthew Kajcienski is currently one of today’s most aired network theme composers including ABC’s 20/20, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Good Morning America, The Lookout, Would You Fall For That?, America This Morning, Year of the... Read More →
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Kevin Lyman

President, 4Fini, Inc./Warped Tour
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans.  Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Mayhem Festival and Down from the Mountain Tour. When not curating giant festivals, he sits... Read More →
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Audra Mae

"Little Red Wagon," "Good News," "Who I Was Born to Be", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "Little Red Wagon," "Good News," "Who I Was Born to Be" Audra Mae is a natural. Once the Oklahoma native opens her mouth and lets loose with that voice, pure and strong, with a hint of country twang and a twinkle of good humor, you are transfixed and transported. This is what she’s meant to do; Entertain you, not only with her singing voice, but with a distinctive songwriting voice, as well, relating fully developed... Read More →
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Rachel Noelle

Founder, Hits & History Entertainment
Founder - Hits & History Entertainment A woman on a mission to help musical talents create a long-term career in the Entertainment business….. Rachel Noelle. Studying the art of the business and music publishing at Berklee Music Institute, set the stage for Rachel to push forward on her musical journey. Moving to Los Angeles in 2007, she signed her first act to Baby G Music, two brothers know as The Jackie Boyz. She developed a... Read More →
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Brendan Okrent

Owner, Music Publisher/Consultant, New Au Courant Music
Brendan Okrent was an executive at ASCAP’s west coast membership department for over two decades. Some of her signature achievements at ASCAP include starting the nationally known Quiet On The Set showcase series which featured over 500 acts including John Mayer, Jonatha Brooke, Ben Harper, Hillary Lindsey, the Weepies, Kristin Hall (Sugarland), Matt Nathanson, Allen Shamblin, Rufus Wainwright and Lindy Robbins among many others. She... Read More →
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Matthew Puckett

TV: “Skyline” (Theme to NY Med), Songwriter, Composer, Artist
Songwriter, Composer, Artist - “So Much to Say,” All Our Hands In The Air TV: “Skyline” (Theme to NY Med) Matthew Puckett is a songwriter, multi­instrumentalist and film composer. As a songwriter­producer, his work with such artists as Elizabeth Gillies, September Mourning, AM, Kris Allen, The Mowgli's, Royal Tongues and Fences has established him as a sought after writer and producer. Matthew is published by... Read More →

Shari Shanker

Director, A&R, Imagem Music
Shari Shanker (formerly Shari Reich) is the director of A&R at Imagem Music Publishing. Shari’s career began as an assistant at Atlantic records and Jive Records/Sony, New York. While at Jive, she quickly ascended the ranks to Manager of A&R and worked with artists such as Jordin Sparks, Brittney Spears, Chris Brown, Usher, and Cage the Elephant.  Shari then accepted a position as director of A&R... Read More →
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Peter Shurkin

VP, Creative & Business Development, Selectracks/BMG Chrysalis
Peter Shurkin began his career in artist management at Gold Mountain Entertainment working with artists such as Los Lobos, Bonnie Raitt and Rufus Wainwright, among many others. Peter is currently Vice President of Creative and Business Development at Selectracks / BMG Chrysalis producing custom music and licensing/pitching/producing music for film/TV/movie trailers and advertising.  Previously Peter worked at Getty Images doing business... Read More →
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Debbie White

Attorney, Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP
Debbie White, partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP, has decades of music industry experience representing established and developing recording artists, songwriters, producers, managers, record companies, and publishing companies. Her clients include Carly Simon, Duran Duran, Regina Spektor, Stephan Moccio, Melanie Martinez, and The Swon Brothers. | Debbie’s primary emphasis is music negotiation and she regularly negotiates... Read More →
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Steve Winogradsky

Co-Founder & Partner; Attorney, Winogradsky/Sobel
Co-Founder & Partner; Attorney - Winogradsky/Sobel With over thirty years experience as an attorney in the music industry, Steven Winogradsky is a partner in Winogradsky/Sobel in Studio City, California, providing global media and music business affairs & legal support for composers, songwriters, music publishers, recording artists and television, film, video and multi-media producers.  In addition to an entertainment law... Read More →

Friday May 1, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Preston's Restaurant 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

Attendees (120)