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Friday, May 1 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Creative Cohorts: How a Writer-Publisher Team Works Together

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The role of a music publisher in a songwriter’s career is evolving. Today, they do much more than collect your money. They play a vital role in your development, connecting you with collaborators, placing your music with recording artists and pursuing alternative ways to maximize your music. This panel will explore the fundamentals of the publisher-songwriter relationship and how they work together, from signing to achieving chart success. 

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Tom DeSavia

Head of Creative Services, SONGS Music Publishing
Prior to joining Songs, DeSavia was a partner/VP of Creative for the Los Angeles-based independent publishing company Notable Music. He came to Notable from a long career at ASCAP, where he served as SVP of Membership, heading up the PRO’s pop/rock staff, managing offices in LA... Read More →

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Ashley Gorley

"Crash My Party," "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," "Good Girl", Songwriter
Songwriter - "Crash My Party," "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," "Good Girl," "You're Gonna Miss This" Ashley Gorley is an award-winning songwriter and publisher in Nashville, Tennessee. Recently, Gorley was named 2014 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, 2014 NSAI Songwriter of the Year, and... Read More →
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Ian James

Managing Director, Mushroom Music Publishing
Ian James has been the Managing Director of Mushroom Music Publishing for the past 28 years. Mushroom Music Publishing is the most successful independent music publisher in Australia and represents many of the most prominent songwriters in Australia and New Zealand. He is also the... Read More →
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Jennifer Knoepfle

SVP, A&R, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Jennifer Knoepfle is a SVP of A&R at Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Her artists include Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost from Fun., Clams Casino, Foster The People, The Preatures, Rome, Smallpools, Bleachers, Band of Skulls, Kelela, Broods, and Lord Huron. She also plays a pivotal role... Read More →
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Monti Olson

EVP & Managing Director, Worldwide Music Publishing, Global Entertainment
Monti Olson, formerly executive vice president/head of A&R, Global Publishing at Universal Publishing, has joined Global Entertainment as Executive VP and Managing Director of Worldwide Music Publishing. He leads Global Publishing across both the LA and London offices. Olson's... Read More →

Friday May 1, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am PDT
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor