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Saturday, April 21 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
The New Publishers: Writers Signing Writers

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In recent years, we’ve seen an influx of successful songwriters becoming successful publishers by developing their own stables of up-and-coming songwriters. Why has this new phenomenon developed, how is it different from a traditional publishing arrangement, and why might it be attractive from a financial and creative perspective? Three hit ASCAP writers-turned-publishers will answer these questions and more in this provocative discussion.


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avatar for Toby Gad

Toby Gad

 In his home country of Germany, Toby Gad’s parents were established figures in the Munich music scene. Gad and his brother, Jens, formed an original rock band called the Gad Rollers and toured throughout Germany. Although their first album, Q, scored them a friendship and a concert with George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, fame as a musician was not in the cards for Gad.  In 1986, German producing powerhouse Frank Farian... Read More →
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Sam Hollander

 A Rolling Stone “Hot List Producer of the Year,” songwriter/producer Sam Hollander is one of the most in demand craftsmen today, with 18 U.S. Top 40 hits to date. His most recent successes include Top 10 smashes with Train (\'Marry Me\' and \'Save Me San Francisco\'), Hollywood Undead (\'Hear Me Now\'), and Neon Trees (\'Your Surrender\'). Sam\'s previous hits includes Metro Station’s double-platinum-selling “Shake... Read More →
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Brian Kennedy

 Musical phenomenon Brian Kennedy developed an appreciation for piano music at an early age. With formal lessons at six years, he established the foundation for the composer he became at eight. Gifted with the ability to hear and memorize scales and melodies, he would take songs and make them his own. Kennedy has a worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music and is considered one of the industry’s top up-and-coming... Read More →

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Saturday April 21, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

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