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Friday, April 25 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Getting Creative: How Publishers and Writers Work Together

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Music publishers do a whole lot more than collect your money. They can also play a vital role in your development, whether it’s putting you in the room with collaborators or getting your music in the hands of recording artists looking for fresh talent. This panel will go deep into how creative teams at publishing companies work with their writers, from signing to chart success.

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Tom DeSavia

Head of Creative Services – SONGS Music Publishing
Head of Creative Services – SONGS Music Publishing | | Prior to joining Songs, DeSavia was a partner/VP of Creative for the Los Angeles-based independent publishing company Notable Music. He came to Notable from a long career at ASCAP, where he served as SVP of Membership, heading up the PRO’s pop/rock staff, managing offices in LA, NYC and Chicago. Earlier in his career, DeSavia spent six years in the A&R department at Elektra... Read More →

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Chris Farren

President - Combustion Music; Songwriter, Producer
President - Combustion Music | Songwriter, Producer | | Chris Farren has directly been involved in over 50 top 10 hits, in different genres, and well over 100 million albums sold as a songwriter, producer, or publisher. Constantly evolving and wearing many hats, Chris has most recently focused his energy as the President and driving force behind Combustion Music – a Nashville based multi-genre publishing and production company, which won... Read More →
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Andrew Gould

VP, Creative/A&R - BMG
VP, Creative/A&R - BMG  Andrew Gould is Vice President of Creative at BMG.  He began playing classical piano at the age of 4, training and competing until he was 18.  After graduating Bowdoin College magna cum laude in 2000, he moved to Manhattan.  A music industry insider advised Andrew before pursuing a job in music, to head to Wall Street for strong business and finance experience.  Andrew worked for two... Read More →

Jennifer Knoepfle

VP, Creative/A&R - Sony/ATV Music Publishing
VP, Creative/A&R - Sony/ATV Music Publishing Jennifer Knoepfle is a VP of A&R at Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Her artists include Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost from Fun., Clams Casino, Foster The People, The Preatures, Rome, Smallpools, Bleachers, and Lord Huron. She also plays a pivotal role with other artists on the roster such as Charli XCX, Joy Williams and Lo Fang as well as many of the company’s songwriters. Before coming to... Read More →
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Jessica Rivera

SVP/Co-Head of East Coast Operations - Universal Music Publishing
SVP/Co-Head of East Coast Operations - Universal Music Publishing Jessica Rivera is Senior Vice President, Creative/ Head of East Coast Operations for Universal Music Publishing Group. In this role, Ms. Rivera’s mandate is to find and develop songwriters, artists, and producers, helping them to reach worldwide notoriety as well as leading the company’s East Coast operations. As a publishing executive, Ms. Rivera has a... Read More →
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Greg Sowders

SVP, A&R, U.S. - Warner/Chappell Music Publishing
SVP, A&R, U.S. - Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Greg Sowders is the SVP of A&R, U.S. for Warner/Chappell Music. Sowders oversees the company's A&R department in Los Angeles with the exception of Urban. During his 20 years at Warner/Chappell, he has played a key role in identifying and developing its leading roster of rock, pop and alternative songwriters. A veteran of the industry with more than 25 years of experience, Sowders... Read More →

Friday April 25, 2014 9:45am - 11:00am
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

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