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Thursday, April 28 • 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Publishing 101: From Signing to Succeeding

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Learn the fundamentals of music publishing from this panel of experienced execs. They’ll explain the role they play in the development of your songwriting career, from connecting you with collaborators to placing your music with recording artists to pursuing alternative revenue streams for your work. Learn what music publishers today are looking for in signing new writers, how the publisher-songwriter relationship works and how they can help you achieve chart success.

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Marc Emert-Hutner

VP,, Pop/Rock, Membership, ASCAP
VP, Pop/Rock, Membership - ASCAP


Amanda Berman-Hill

SVP and Head of West Coast Writer Relations, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
SVP and Head of West Coast Writer Relations - Sony/ATV Music Publishing
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David Gray

SVP, A&R, Universal Music Publishing Group
SVP, A&R - Universal Music Publishing Group  Currently Senior Vice President of A&R at Universal Publishing. Recent signings include Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas (DNCE).  David also signed Halsey with Jody Gerson. Previous to working at UMPG David was Senior Vice President of A&R at Syco Music.
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Zach Katz

President, Music Publishing, BMG
President, Music Publishing - BMG | | Zach started off as a music attorney nineteen years ago, and three years later began managing producers, writers and artists, many of who worked closely with Dr. Dre. In 2005 Zach founded Beluga Heights with producer extraordinaire JR Rotem and went on to sign artists such as Sean Kingston and Jason Derulo. During that time, Beluga Heights was partners with Sony Music, Warner Bros, and Island... Read More →
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Ben Maddahi

President, Unrestricted
President - Unrestricted Ben Maddahi began his career in the music industry as an intern at Atlantic Records in 2006. Throughout his rise from intern to President of Artist Publishing Group, Maddahi played a key role in constructing hits like "Wild Ones" by Flo Rida feat. Sia, "See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “Titanium” by David Guetta feat. Sia, and many others that went on to sell a combined total of over... Read More →
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Ryan Press

Co-Head, A&R, US, Warner/Chappell Music
Co-Head, A&R, US - Warner/Chappell Music

Thursday April 28, 2016 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

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