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Thursday, April 30 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
"We Create Music"

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There are many pathways to success in today’s music industry. But while these leading songwriters and composers made their mark on different points of the musical spectrum - whether writing international hit songs, scoring a major box office hit, building a fanbase outside the mainstream or producing music that defines the sound of our times - 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 you with some of the most successful music creators in the business, gain valuable insights from experienced professionals and learn how to harness some universal truths about creators in order to achieve your own music career goals.

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Amrit Singh

Host / Music & Culture Editor, Revolt TV
Amrit Singh is a television host, and the Music & Culture Editor of REVOLT TV, where he anchors REVOLT News in addition appearing as a host and interviewer on REVOLT Live. Before moving into television, Amrit served as Executive Editor of Stereogum, a leading voice in online music... Read More →

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Toby Gad

"If I Were A Boy," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "All Of Me," "Living for Love", Songwriter, Producer
Toby Gad is a Danish-born music producer and songwriter. Since the age of 7 Toby was writing and performing music, and at just 20 years old had his first platinum success with Milli Vanilli. After great success in Europe Toby moved to the US, where he penned #1 hits for Beyonce ("If... Read More →
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No I.D.

EVP, A&R; "Holy Grail," "Heartless," "My Last," "Run This Town", Def Jam Recordings; Producer
Producer - "Holy Grail," "Heartless," "My Last," "Run This Town" EVP, A&R - Def Jam Recordings Ernest Dion Wilson, professionally known as No I.D., is an American hip hop and R&B music producer from Chicago, Illinois. He is perhaps best known for his early work with Chicago-based... Read More →
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Deborah Lurie

Film: Footloose (2011), Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Dear John, 9, Composer, Arranger
Composer, Arranger - Film: Footloose (2011), Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Dear John, 9 Music has always been a visual experience for Deborah. Born with a rare condition called synesthesia, she experiences every musical note with a corresponding color in her mind’s eye. Deborah’s... Read More →
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Richard Marx

“Hold on to the Nights,” “Right Here Waiting,” “Dance with My Father,” “Long Hot Summer”, Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - “Hold on to the Nights,” “Right Here Waiting,” “Dance with My Father,” “Long Hot Summer” As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable of highlights. The Chicago native has sold... Read More →

Thursday April 30, 2015 2:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor