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Friday, April 29 • 2:30pm - 4:45pm
One-on-One Sessions (Presented by Berklee Online) - Sold Out

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One-on-One Sessions offer EXPO attendees the opportunity to meet in person with a songwriter/composer, music publisher, online marketing executive, record company executive, film/TV music executive, music attorney or ASCAP executive. The 15-minute session will be a mix of career advice and song critiques.

Our 500 One-on-One sessions sold out in January like they do each year. There are no openings or waiting list spots available. 

Panelists
avatar for Michael Akiko

Michael Akiko

Manager, A&R
Manager Michael Akiko is a 10 year music veteran who has worked with the likes of DJ Mustard, Nick Jonas and Yung Thug. As a publisher/A&R, he has contributed to hits for Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj, and 2 Chainz, among many others.
avatar for Charlie Amter

Charlie Amter

Manager, A&R, Warner/Chappell Music
Manager, A&R - Warner/Chappell Music Charlie Amter is a Los Angeles-based A&R representative on staff at Warner/Chappell specializing in electronic dance music and international pop. He works out of the Warner Music Group-owned publisher’s West Los Angeles office. He’s also a writer, a content producer and was an A&R consultant on retainer for New York’s Ultra Records in 2011, which led to his full time hire at... Read More →
avatar for Bret Bassi

Bret Bassi

Owner & Manager, Gold Firebird
Owner & Manager - Gold Firebird Early in his career, as an employee of the nationally renowned radio promotion firm Jeff McClusky and Associates, Mr. Bassi was involved in breaking such artists as Interpol, Kasabian, The Donnas, Dashboard Confessional, and Coheed and Cambria, as well as the promoting of platinum artists like Madonna, U2, Nickleback and others. As a manager for KMA Management and now as the owner of Gold Firebird, he has... Read More →
avatar for Allison Wright Clark

Allison Wright Clark

Music Supervisor, Tweak Multimedia, Inc.
Music Supervisor - Tweak Multimedia, Inc. | Concert promoter. Radio station program director.  Score supervisor. Music supervisor. Those are a few of the many hats Allison Wright Clark has worn throughout the years. Tweak Multimedia, Inc.
avatar for Mike Clemenza

Mike Clemenza

Owner & Record Label Executive, Blah Blah Blah Science / B3SCI Records
Owner & Record Label Executive - Blah Blah Blah Science / B3SCI Records Mike Clemenza is the Co-Founder/Creator of blahblahblahscience.com. Established in April of 2009, blahblahblahscience (also known as B3SCI for short) is an established California based music blog with a reputation for featuring the best new music and talent worldwide. Additional divisions of B3SCI include: B3SCI Presents, a Los Angeles concert promoter and... Read More →
avatar for Kenny Consor

Kenny Consor

Director, Creative Administration, Pulse Music Group
Director, Creative Administration - Pulse Music Group | | Kenny Consor is Director of Creative Administration at Pulse Music Group in Los Angeles. Kenny heads up A&R administration for the company's publishing arm and works with a small roster of writers, producers, and artists. Kenny started his career in New York City at Songtrust, Downtown Music Publishing's admin technology division. At Songtrust, he helped build the publishing... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Emert-Hutner

Melissa Emert-Hutner

Sr. Director, Publishing, US Operations, Nettwerk Music Group
Sr. Director, Publishing, US Operations - Nettwerk Music Group Melissa Emert-Hutner is an industry veteran of 18 years, and is currently Senior Director of Publishing at Nettwerk Music Group in New York City. Her role entails working with Nettwerk One Music's publishing roster of writers and artists by setting up co-writes, pitching songs for cuts, and seeking out new writers and artists to add to the roster. Prior to this, Melissa ran her own... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Essiembre

Jennifer Essiembre

Sr. Manager, Creative, ole
Sr. Manager, Creative - ole As Senior Creative Manager, Jennifer Essiembre is responsible for overseeing all Catalog Management, as well as working cooperatively with the ole Creative team to maximize opportunities for ole properties across all media, genres, and borders. A graduate of Metalworks Institute of Sound & Music Productions, Jennifer initially entered the music business with U.S. based artist management company Jamm... Read More →
avatar for Jonnie Forster

Jonnie Forster

Founder / Record Label, 4 Sound
Founder - 4 Sound Jonnie Forster emerged as a music entrepreneur after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from San Diego State University. He soon joined A&M/Tuff Break Records to help implement marketing plans for their hip-hop roster. Jonnie moved next to Capitol Records’ catalog department, as a marketing executive, and was instrumental in vastly successful campaigns for the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix... Read More →
avatar for Germaine Franco

Germaine Franco

Film: Dope, Margarita Video Game: Book Of Life: Sugar Smash, Composer
Composer - Film: Dope, Margarita Video Game: Book Of Life: Sugar Smash Germaine Franco is one of the few women working full-time in Hollywood as a composer and music producer for film, television, and interactive media. Her score to Shovel Buddies for Awesomeness TV recently premiered at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival.  Germaine was nominated for a Black Reel Award for her score to DOPE, which was distributed by Open Road... Read More →
avatar for Heather Holley

Heather Holley

"Soar," "Obvious," "Here to Stay", Producer, Songwriter
Producer, Songwriter - "Soar," "Obvious,"  "Here to Stay" | | Heather Holley is an American music producer, songwriter, vocalist, vocal producer, composer, pianist and pro tools engineer whose credits have yielded combined sales of over 29 million albums. She specializes in artist development and is known for her role in launching Christina Aguilera's career. She and Elicit Productions partner Rob Hoffman, who has worked with Michael... Read More →
avatar for Lundon Knighten

Lundon Knighten

“Lemme See,” "I Choose You, " "Legendary," "Can't Breathe", Songwriter
Songwriter – “Lemme See,” "I Choose You, " "Legendary," "Can't Breathe" Lundon "Da Bridge" Knighten is an American singer-songwriter from Landover, Maryland. In 2010, Knighten signed a publishing deal to L.A. Reid Music Publishing. At the time, L.A. Reid Music Publishing had an exclusive partnership deal with EMI Music Publishing. Shortly before landing the deal, she would receive her first placement, "Can't Breathe", on... Read More →
avatar for Peter Lloyd

Peter Lloyd

Disney Music Publishing/Hollywood Records, Disney Music Publishing/Hollywood Records
Director, Publishing and A&R - Disney Music Publishing/Hollywood Records       Peter Lloyd currently serves as publisher and A&R at Disney Music Publishing/Hollywood Records. The San Diego native began his career more than 15 years ago as an intern and, later, creative assistant at the Universal Music Group in Los Angeles. He went on to serve in various music publishing posts at Razor & Tie, AAM, Deston Songs and Pulse... Read More →
avatar for Rob Lowry

Rob Lowry

Music Supervisor, Sweater Weather Music
Music Supervisor - Sweater Weather Music Rob Lowry is a Los Angeles based Music Supervisor for Film, TV, and Advertising. Ever since the 8th grade, when Rob skipped school to catch an opening day screening of Almost Famous, he knew that he wanted to be a music supervisor. To date, Rob has music-supervised 20+ films, including recent festival favorites (Band of Robbers, It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong), indie darlings (About Alex... Read More →
avatar for Dave Pacula

Dave Pacula

Creative Director, Black River Entertainment
Creative Director - Black River Entertainment | | Originally from Long Island, Dave Pacula moved to Nashville in 1997 to attend Vanderbilt University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies, he accepted a position at a Nashville law firm specializing in entertainment and copyright law. Going back to school in 2004, Dave earned an Audio Technology Diploma with Honors from SAE Institute of Technology... Read More →
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David Phung

A&R, Artist Publishing Group
A&R - Artist Publishing Group | | David Phung was born and raised in Holland, but moved to the United States in 2008 to attend the University of Washington. In Fall 2013, David began interning at APG under then-president Ben Maddahi. David was later hired as Mr. Maddahi’s full-time assistant and became officially part of the APG A&R team in 2016 under CEO Mike Caren and General Manager Angie Pagano. He has creatively contributed to... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Rush

Lindsay Rush

America's Got Talent, Songwriter, Talent Producer, Consultant
Songwriter - "Right Now," "Bad Cat," "Kinda Special," "You Wish" | Talent Producer - America's Got Talent | Consultant & Private Music Business Coach   Lindsay Rush is a multi-faceted songwriter, music industry professional, and entrepreneur.  Writing songs since the age of seven, Lindsay began her professional career as an artist. During that time toured extensively with iconic artists including Lisa... Read More →
avatar for Cia Toscanini

Cia Toscanini

VP, Concert Music, Membership, ASCAP
VP, Concert Music, Membership - ASCAP
avatar for Jonathan Weiss

Jonathan Weiss

Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Challenge, Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, Music Supervisor
Music Supervisor - Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Challenge, Kourtney & Kim Take Miami  Jonathan Weiss is a Los Angeles-based music supervisor and music content provider for film, TV and advertising. Music Supervisor for over 130 episodes of  the MTV series The Real World Road Rules Challenge, the E! Entertainment series’ I Am Cait and over 60 episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Music supervisor for The... Read More →



Friday April 29, 2016 2:30pm - 4:45pm
Doheny/Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

Attendees (62)