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Friday, April 29 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Women Behind the Music

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From the top of the charts to the silver screen, from successful music publishers to boutique branding companies, women are everywhere in music. And while there is more opportunity than ever for talented women to succeed in the music biz, they still face unique challenges. This panel of gifted women will share how they carved out their unique careers. They’ll discuss the work they put in, the sacrifices they made, and the valuable lessons they learned on the way to making their mark - and making a difference.

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Joncier Rienecker

Associate Director, Rhythm & Soul, Membership, ASCAP
Associate Director, Rhythm & Soul, Membership - ASCAP

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"Real Friends," "Main Chick," "You Could Be My Lover," "Big Daddy", Rapper, Songwriter
Rapper, Songwriter - "Real Friends," "Main Chick," "You Could Be My Lover," "Big Daddy"    Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum songwriter and artist, Gizzle, is from Los Angeles, CA. She has co-written with the best producers, writers, and artists in the game including Pharrell, Timbaland, Puff Daddy, Teddy Riley, Hit-Boy, Baby Face, Toby Gad, T.I., Nicki Minaj, Ty$, Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Trey Songz, Chris Brown, and many... Read More →
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“Die With You,” “Only One,” “FourFiveSeconds,” “Break Your Heart Right Back”, Songwriter
Songwriter - “Die With You,” “Only One,” “FourFiveSeconds,” “Break Your Heart Right Back” | | Kirby is an artist and singer-songwriter from Southaven, Mississippi. An alumni of Berklee College of Music, Kirby sparked a career in songwriting by writing A Song A Day on YouTube for 275 days. She was signed to Roc Nation on Day 302. Kirby is the pen behind hits like, “Die With You&rdquo... Read More →
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Marta Cyhan

Chief Marketing Officer, MAC Presents
Chief Marketing Officer - MAC Presents Marta Cyhan grew up singing into her wooden spoon at family parties with the hopes of someday becoming a back-up singer. Her dreams were crushed when her family explained she was better off planning the party versus performing at it. Marta became enamored with brand jingles and messaging from commercials. She parlayed this love into a personal goal, which was to be affiliated with brands and companies... Read More →
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Jennifer Drake

Sr. Director, A&R, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sr. Director, A&R - Sony/ATV Music Publishing Jennifer Drake recently joined Sony/ATV Music Publishing as Senior Director, A&R, based in Los Angeles. She was previously at Universal Music Publishing Group where she worked for the past two years in the role of creative director. Before Drake joined UMPG at the beginning of 2014, she spent three years at ASCAP, initially as director of membership in its rhythm and soul department in New... Read More →
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Kay Hanley

"Awake," "Here and Now" TV: Doc McStuffins, Songwriter, Artist (Letters to Cleo)
Songwriter, Artist (Letters to Cleo) - "Awake," "Here and Now" TV: Doc McStuffins Kay Hanley is best known as the lead singer of Boston-based 90's alternative rock band Letters to Cleo, spawning such hits as "Awake" and "Here and Now," which was featured on Fox's hit series Melrose Place. After 3 albums and a decade together, Letters To Cleo called it quits.  Ms. Hanley continued her work as a singer and songwriter, providing... Read More →
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Angie Pagano

General Manager, Artist Publishing Group
General Manager - Artist Publishing Group Angie Pagano is the General Manager of APG, a position she has held since June, 2014. Due to her 10+ years of experience in the music business, she guides and assists APG in all aspects including management, operations, business affairs, finance, synchronization, and creative, as well as APG’s compounding growth. “Angie’s combination of experience, energy, and leadership is among the... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom D 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

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