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Thursday, April 28 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
When the Hit Hits the Fans

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What does it take to reach a wide audience and the top of the charts today? The successful songwriters on this panel know the deal and will share what you need to know and what needs to happen beyond writing a great song. Today it often means collaborating with other writers, artists and producers, knowing your market and getting your music to the right people. Learn from some of today’s masters what you should be doing if you want to be the best in the business.

Moderators
avatar for Hrishikesh Hirway

Hrishikesh Hirway

Host / The One AM Radio, Song Exploder / Composer, Songwriter
Host - Song Exploder | Composer, Songwriter - The One AM Radio Film: Our Nixon, Save the Date Hrishikesh Hirway is the creator and host of the podcast Song Exploder, where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Vulture called it "probably the best use of the podcast format ever" and Entertainment Weekly said "You’ll never listen to their music the same way again." The... Read More →

Panelists
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Dave Bassett

"Fight Song," "Ex's & Oh's," "If You Only Knew," "Second Chance", Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - "Fight Song," "Ex's & Oh's," "If You Only Knew," "Second Chance" They say that luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. This could not have been truer for multi-platinum, award-winning songwriter and producer Dave Bassett, who has more than a dozen #1 hits to his name and is currently on top of the charts with Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” & Elle King’s “Ex’s... Read More →
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Poo Bear

“Where Are Ü Now,” "What Do You Mean?," "Peaches and Cream," "Caught Up", Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - “Where Are Ü Now,” "What Do You Mean?," "Peaches and Cream," "Caught Up" | | If you thought you’ve never heard of 4x Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Poo Bear, you actually have! He is the lethal pen behind hits like 112′s ‘Peaches & Cream’ and ‘Anywhere’, Usher’s ‘Caught Up’ and ‘Superstar’, as well as Chris Brown’s... Read More →
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Sam Hook

"Pot of Gold," "4 Years Old," "Hustler," "Drive", Songwriter
Songwriter - "Pot of Gold," "4 Years Old," "Hustler," "Drive" | Singer-songwriter Sam Hook (born Samuel Jean in Brooklyn, NY) is popular for creating heartfelt music dealing with love, heartbreak, life, and family. As the middle son of five children, his raw talent was recognized at the tender age of 9 by his older brother - who was determined to mold the original choir-kid’s blessings into a budding music career.   By Sam's senior... Read More →
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Brett James

"Something in the Water," "Jesus, Take the Wheel," "When the Sun Goes Down," "The Truth", Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - "Something in the Water," "Jesus, Take the Wheel," "When the Sun Goes Down," "The Truth" | | From Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts . . . to Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Will I Am, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, and Leona Lewis, Brett James has had more than 350 of his songs recorded by some of the biggest artists in the world. His songs have appeared on albums with... Read More →
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Jacob "JKash" Kasher

"Sugar," "I Don't Mind," "We R Who We R," "Good Girls Go Bad", Songwriter
Songwriter - "Sugar," "I Don't Mind," "We R Who We R," "Good Girls Go Bad" Jkash is an American songwriter from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is signed to Dr. Luke's publishing company, Prescription Songs. JKash has written songs for Maroon 5, One Direction, Usher, Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Lil Wayne, Juicy J, Britney Spears, Jason Derulo, Ke$ha, and lots more fun stuff.


Thursday April 28, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

Attendees (313)