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Thursday, April 19 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
“We Create Music”

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These leading songwriters and composers hail from all different points on the musical spectrum. Yet whether they made their name through writing smash radio singles, the score to a major box office hit or a Tony-winning musical, they have all faced challenges, overcome obstacles, made sacrifices, experienced breakthroughs and reaped rewards as they built real lives in music. Discover the common threads that connect all music creators together and gain valuable insight from these artists, who will share the unvarnished truth behind their success.


Panelists
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Monica

 Grammy Award-winning and 20-million-plus selling recording artist, actress and entrepreneur, Monica, remains a female force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. With her debut singles, “Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)” and “Before You Walk Out Of My Life,” she became the youngest female ever to have two #1 back-to-back hits on Billboard’s R&B charts from her 1995 debut... Read More →
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Ron Fair

 In his 30 years as a major-label executive, Ron Fair championed the Black Eyed Peas to 17 million albums, 4 number-ones and multiple-Grammy-wins, discovered and produced 7 number-one R&B hits for vocalist Keyshia Cole; guided and produced Vanessa Carlton to a Grammy-nominated debut, producing and arranging her number-one, “A Thousand Miles.”  Fair supervised and produced the Pussycat Dolls&rsquo... Read More →
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Brett James

| From Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts, to Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna, and Leona Lewis, Brett James has had more than 300 of his songs recorded by some of the biggest artists in the world over the past decade. His songs – 11 of which have hit #1 on the Billboard charts – have appeared on albums with combined sales of over 100 million copies. He won a Grammy in 2006... Read More →
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Lin-Manuel Miranda

 Lin-Manuel Miranda is the Tony-winning composer-lyricist of Broadway\'s In the Heights. In the Heights received four 2008 Tony Awards (including Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Musical), with Lin-Manuel receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. Off-Broadway, In the Heights received nine Drama Desk Nominations and an award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. It... Read More →
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Heitor Pereira

 Brazil-born Heitor Pereira started his music career as a guitarist for artists such as Simply Red, Sergio Mendes, Rod Stewart, and Jack Johnson among others. He came upon film scoring when he was brought in as a songwriter for the film, As Good As It Gets, where he found that his arrangements were better suited for scores. Producer James L. Brooks was impressed by Pereira’s talent and commissioned him to score his next film, Riding in... Read More →
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Ryan Tedder

 As the front man of OneRepublic, and as a songwriter outside of the group, Ryan Tedder has penned record-breaking hits. A remix by Timbaland made OneRepublic’s “Apologize” a surprise smash, and Ryan saw another of his songs from the group’s debut album, “Stop and Stare,” rise to the top of the charts. Nominated for a Grammy Award, the #1 hit “Apologize” has also became one of the most... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Ron Fair

Ron Fair

 In his 30 years as a major-label executive, Ron Fair championed the Black Eyed Peas to 17 million albums, 4 number-ones and multiple-Grammy-wins, discovered and produced 7 number-one R&B hits for vocalist Keyshia Cole; guided and produced Vanessa Carlton to a Grammy-nominated debut, producing and arranging her number-one, “A Thousand Miles.”  Fair supervised and produced the Pussycat Dolls&rsquo... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

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