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March 26, 2012

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

NEW MODELS IN MUSIC- Presented by the AIMP & Fifth Third Bank

It's a "post-Napster" world in the music business, and everyone seems to be trying to define the "new model."  Well, the bad news is there is no silver bullet.  But, that's also the good news.  The reality is, there have never been more ways to market and exploit copyrights, catalogs, and artists.  The Nashville chapter of AIMP and Fifth Third Bank are proud to present a conversation with the music industry leaders as they discuss where they see the music industry moving and how to adapt and thrive in it.

This Event is Open to the Music Community; However, AIMP Members Receive Priority Admission and Drink Tickets.

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Chris DuBois
Songwriter/Partner, Sea Gayle Music

Frank Liddell
Partner, Carnival Music

David Macias
Owner, Thirty Tigers

Keith Stegall
Chief Creative Officer, Bigger Picture Group

John P. Strohm
Senior Counsel, Loeb & Loeb


John Allen
VP BMG/Chrysalis

AIMP Panel

Place: View Map
1910 Belcourt Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212

Additional Speaker Information

Chris DuBois is a songwriter and music publisher. Chris began his music career as ASCAP Director of Membership in 1993. He formed Sea Gayle Music in 1999 with business partners Brad Paisley and Frank Rogers. Since that time, Sea Gayle has become one of the most successful independent publishing companies in all of music. In 2010 and 2011, Sea Gayle was named ASCAP Country Publisher of the Year. It was the first time since 1982 that an independent publishing company has won that award. In 2009, Sea Gayle Music launched Sea Gayle Records as an imprint of Sony Music Nashville. As a songwriter, Chris has had more than 20 Top 20 singles including 12 songs that have reached #1. Chris has been the recipient of 22 ASCAP awards and in 2004 was named ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year. Chris was also named NSAI Songwriter of the Year for 2010 and 2011.

Frank Liddell has been involved in some of the most important and influential recordings in country music as a music publishing executive and record producer for the last twenty years. From his earliest days of pitching songs for Bluewater Music to some of the biggest names in the business (George Strait, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill) while representing a stable of Nashville’s finest songwriters (Jim Lauderdale, David Lynn Jones, Al Anderson), to his current role as managing partner at Carnival Music and award winning record producer, this Houston, Texas, native has made a mark on much of the music being played on the radio over the last two decades. Additionally, Liddell is also the Chief Creative Executive for one of Music Row’s most successful and respected music publishing companies, boasting a string of #1 records from some of the industry’s biggest artists.

David Macias's company Thirty Tigers is a marketing/distribution/management machine, handling a plethora of influential artists in a myriad ways. Over the last decade, David's clients have included The Avett Brothers, James McMurtry, Drive-By Truckers, Todd Snider, Caitlin Rose, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Billy Joe Shaver, North Mississippi All Stars, and Kathy Mattea. They also released the 2005 Grammy-winning collection Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster, which was co-produced by Macias David (along with his associate from American Roots Publishing, Tamara Saviano) was one of the forces behind the Grammy winning tribute to Stephen Foster, Beautiful Dreamer, from 2004.

Keith Stegall, an award-winning singer, songwriter and producer, is universally recognized as one of the most influential music craftsmen in the business. The producer of more than 20 platinum and multi-platinum albums and numerous gold albums has sold over 70 million records. He has written and produced over 50 number one songs and has discovered, produced and developed superstars Alan Jackson, Randy Travis and Zac Brown Band, among others. Stegall has earned four Country Music Association awards, 10 Academy of Country Music awards as well as numerous GRAMMY nominations. Stegall is a founding partner, chairman and chief creative officer at Bigger Picture Group, a next-generation music company that is pioneering a new vision for the music industry.

John Strohm focuses his practice on entertainment and media matters, with a particular emphasis on the music industry. Among John's roster of clients include Grammy Award winning duo, The Civil Wars. Mr. Strohm has a wealth of experience negotiating agreements related to music publishing, recording, distribution and emerging media, including numerous transactions with major and independent record labels and music publishers. As a former professional recording and touring artist, with such bands as the Lemonheads, Mr. Strohm understands both the business and creative issues faced by artists, songwriters, publishers and independent record labels.

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