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May 25, 2006

Time: 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Producer/A&R Update 2006

Today's top producers and A&R executives discuss trends, what's hot, strategies in the digital landscape, and opportunities for publishers.

Ross Robinson (*Late Addition* Panelist) is a music producer for acts such as Korn, The Cure, First to Last, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, At the Drive In, Glassjaw, Sepultura and others.

Tim Devine (Panelist) managed bands including the Dream Syndicate, Gang of Four, Thin Lizzy and Ultravox before an A&R career that has included the signings of the legendary Bonnie Raitt, Blind Melon, Mazzy Star, Concrete Blonde, Train, John Hiatt, and Tal Bachman.

Perry Watts-Russell (Panelist) began his career as a manager of such artists as Toni Childs, Berlin and Marc Cohn before an extensive career in A&R signing and developing acts including Radiohead, Everclear, The Dandy Warhols, Meredith Brooks, Muse and others.

Howard Benson (Panelist) has produced platinum records on All American Rejects, Papa Roach, My Chemical Romance, Hoobastank, POD and others, in addition to his work in A&R formerly at both Elektra and Giant Records.


Tim Devine
Sr. VP A&R, Columbia Records

Perry Watts-Russell
Sr. VP A&R, Warner Brothers Re

Howard Benson

Ross Robinson

Moderator: Jay Faires
President, Music & Publishing,

Moderator: Richard Feldman


No Moderator Details Available

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