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Wednesday, March 18 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Growth Hack: Strategic Music Partnerships For Startups

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Artists, managers, labels, agencies, and brands are all looking for the "new, the next, the never before". They all want new ways to light up their business via creative and innovative partnerships with emerging companies. Why? it drives revenue, awareness, and data and everyone can win. However, there is often an understanding & access gap between the technologists and the music talent. Our panelists are forward-thinking and represent some of the biggest musicians and platforms in the world. They will inform how to best approach talent, rights holders, and brands activating in music. Learn what they are looking for and, maybe more importantly, how NOT to blow your approach.

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Jonathan Azu

EVP & GM, Red Light Management
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Bryan Calhoun

VP, New Media & External Affairs, Blueprint Group
The Blueprint Group, Digital Strategy and Business Development Bryan has worked in the music industry in various capacities including A&R, marketing, digital licensing, radio promotions, business development and concert promotions for over 20 years including time at Relativity Records... Read More →

Bill Campbell

CEO, Barefoot Media Llc
A veteran digital executive with over twenty-five years of unmatched experience, Bill Campbell is the Founder of Barefoot Media LLC, a consulting firm focused on assisting start ups with funding, digital strategy, business and financial modeling, and negotiations. Barefoot’s clients... Read More →
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Eric Garland

Digital, Disney Accelerator
Eric is the founder of Big Data startup BigChampagne and co-founder of Live Nation Labs. WIRED magazine describes BigChampagne as the "Nielsen ratings" of online music. Fast Company named BigChampagne to their 2011 list of World's Most Innovative Companies. Eric was profiled in the... Read More →

Naveen Jain

CEO, Sparkart Group Inc
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Jon Vanhala

Partner, Crossfade/ Thesis Ventures
Jon Vanhala is a creative marketing & partnership exec with deep experience at the convergence of consumer, media, technology, and brand. "Creators & consumers first" is an often heard mantra.

Wednesday March 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
ACC Room 18D

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