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Friday, April 20 • 9:45am - 11:00am
The Evolution of the Major Publisher

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Though there are now more paths than ever to publishing success, major music publishers still play a huge role in developing songwriters into hitmakers and propelling their songs to the charts. This panel of executives, representing the heavy hitters of the music publishing world, will discuss how they find new talent and the role of the major music publisher in this rapidly changing music environment. You’ll emerge with a deeper understanding of how publishers operate day-to-day and what they look for in a prospective songwriter.

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Lionel Conway

BMG Chrysalis
EVP, Creative West Coast - BMG Chrysalis |   | Lionel Conway has played a key role in a remarkable number of significant events during the course of a fruitful career that began at Dick James Music in his native London.  He had the enviable task of placing Beatles songs with other British artists. In the late ‘60s, he persuaded James to sign the then-unknown young writer/artist Reg Dwight (Elton John), and served as... Read More →
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Monti Olson

 Monti Olson is Executive Vice President/Head of Pop & Rock Music, Creative for Universal Music Publishing Group, the world’s largest music publishing company. In this role, Mr. Olson jointly leads the company’s U.S. creative teams (Los Angeles and New York), along with Ethiopia Habtemariam, Executive Vice President/Head of Urban Music. Mr. Olson oversees the company’s Pop and Rock creative operations and is based in... Read More →
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Greg Sowders

 Greg Sowders is Senior Vice President, Head of A&R, U.S. for Warner/Chappell Music. Sowders oversees the company\'s A&R department in Los Angeles and New York 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 joined... Read More →
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Danny Strick

Danny Strick came to Sony/ATV in 2004 in the role of U.S. President.  Upon the arrival of Martin Bandier in 2007, Strick became Co-President U.S. with responsibility for East Coast A&R, as well as the Nashville, U.S. Latin, and Latin American Divisions. Strick has been a key player in the ascension of Sony/ATV as an important major in the worldwide Music Publishing business.  He works closely with Co-President Jody Gerson in Los... Read More →

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Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

EVP, Membership - ASCAP

Friday April 20, 2012 9:45am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

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