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Thursday, April 30 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Women Behind the Music

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Women are a dominant force in music today. As songwriters, performers, publishers, executives and entrepreneurs, they are creating the hits, building successful businesses and shaking up the culture like never before. This panel of gifted women will share their experiences in navigating the modern music industry - the savvy choices they made, the tough challenges they encountered, the valuable lessons they learned and the greatest rewards they earned - on their way to building career success.

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Erica Grayson

President & COO, MADE
Grayson’s journey within the music industry began in the West Coast offices of Jive Records while she was still attending the University of Southern California. After graduating with a degree in Communications, the New York native continued with her “do anything and everything... Read More →

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Whitney-Gayle Benta

SVP, Music & Talent, Revolt
Whitney-Gayle Benta is a visionary talent executive responsible for creating some of pop culture’s most dynamic moments of the past 10 years. In 2013, she was appointed the Sr. Vice President of Music & Talent for Sean “Diddy” Combs’ REVOLT, the music mogul’s forthcoming... Read More →
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Closer, Even Closer, Strong As Glass, Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - Closer, Even Closer, Strong As GlassGoapele which means “to move forward” in Setswana has been doing just that, moving forward and making her presence felt in the music industry since 2001 as an American soul and R&B singer/songwriter. Her latest album entitled... Read More →
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Faith Newman

SVP, Creative & Business Development, Reservoir Media Management
Named one of Complex Magazine’s Top 25 Hip-Hop A&R Execs in history, Faith Newman has discovered talent including Nas and Jamiroquai, and worked with Public Enemy, LL Cool J, The Fugees, and many more. As Reservoir’s SVP of Creative and Business Development, NYU alum Faith added... Read More →
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"L.E.S. Artistes," "Creator," "Disparate Youth," Santogold, Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "L.E.S. Artistes," "Creator," "Disparate Youth," Santogold
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Sevyn Streeter

"It Won't Stop," "Yeah 3X," "New Day," "The Way", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "It Won't Stop," "Yeah 3X," "New Day," "The Way" "Music is emotional. Your job is to make people feel something. The best way to do that is to sing and speak from something they've personally been through. That's where I write from," Amber ‘Sevyn' Streeter... Read More →

Thursday April 30, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm PDT
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor