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March 10, 2017

Time: 11:30AM-1:00PM

Maximizing Your Independent Release

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You've digitally distributed your record.  Now what?   Find out how to maximize your artist and your independent release in our conversation with publicist Donica Elliott, digital marketer Faithe Dillman Parker, label owner/record promoter David Ross and booking agent Nate Towne. Thank you to our moderators Beth Laird and Chris Van Belkom.







Donica Elliott
Senior Director // All Eyes Media

Faithe Dillman Parker
Owner // Marbaloo Marketing

David Ross
President & CEO // Reviver Records

Nate Towne
Agent // WME


Beth Laird
Creative Nation

Chris Van Belkom
Combustion Music

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ASCAP - Connie Bradley Board Room
2 Music Square West
Nashville, TN 37203



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Additional Speaker Information

DONICA ELLIOTT is a Senior Director at All Eyes Media where she has handled publicity campaigns for artists including Sarah Jarosz, Widespread Panic, Parker Millsap, Amanda Shires and Old Crow Medicine Show. All Eyes Media is a boutique media relations firm who specialize in tailor-made national, regional and digital press campaigns for a variety of clients and genres of music. Previously Donica was a publicist at Sugar Hill Records, and has also worked for Compass Records, as well as independently. She prefers working as a part of a team, and being a part of the artist development side of music PR. Donica is a graduated of Belmont University.

FAITHE PARKER founded Marbaloo Marketing in 2010, Band-width in 2014, Remedy Creative in 2016 and took ownership of The Avenue West in 2017. Marbaloo is a full scope marketing firm that specializes in digital stunting, multi-platform PR and eye catching creative. Current clients include Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Toby Keith, Cole Swindell, Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce & Creative Nation. Previously worked at station KFRG/CBS Radio, Interscope Records and Weapons of Mass Entertainment (VP, Creative Services). Enjoys riding horses, hosting dinner parties and eating popsicles.

DAVID ROSS' career began at the age of 5 when he was introduced to The Rolling Stones, as his dad, Moe Shulman, London Records head of Promotion and Marketing took him to his first concert after The Stones came over from London England on their first visit the states. David's professional career began at the age of 17, as an intern at New York's Alpha Distributors, the tri-state area's most recognized and profitable independent record distributor. Representing various labels, including A&M, Motown, Arista, Vanguard, Boardwalk, and Tomato Records, to name a few, David promoted The Police, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, The Grateful Dead, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross...Cutting his teeth in the promotion and marketing world, David worked with and broke bands at RCA Records, Atco/East West Records and Zoo Entertainment, where he worked with Bruce Hornsby, Love and Rockets, Eurythmics, Kenny Rogers, Rick Astley, Dirty Dancing, Simply Red. As Vice President of National Promotion at Zoo Entertainment, David set up strategies and assisted in launching the careers of Matthew Sweet, Tool and Philadelphia’s own, The Interpreters. After running the sales team at CMJ (College Music Journal), David was recruited in 2003 by Vertis, a $1.8B pre-media and printing corporation. As Vice President of Entertainment Sales and Business Development, David hired and managed a team of 25 members in four locations for the SonyBMG Music Worldwide Entertainment account (15.5M). David secured upwards of $1M in additional business opportunities. In 2011, David formed Reviver Records, LLC and is currently the Founder, President and CEO of Reviver Entertainment Group, home to artists LOCASH, Michael Tyler, Blackjack Billy, Kayla Adams and pushed LOCASH singles "I Love This Life" and “I Know Somebody” to the top of the Billboard and Country AirCheck charts. Reviver Publishing, Reviver Label Services and additional companies fall under the Reviver Entertainment Group umbrella.

NATE TOWNE is an Agent in WME’s Nashville office. In this role, he oversees the daily touring, television, literary and sponsorship opportunities for several well-known artists including Scotty McCreery, Dylan Scott, Brett Kissel, Walker McGuire, Fairground Saints and many others. Additionally, he works across the WME Nashville Roster booking concerts in arenas, amphitheaters, theaters, PACS and casinos in the Midwest and Canada. Outside of his work at WME, Nate is very involved in the community. He devotes his time to Make-A-Wish and the WME Foundation and serves as a mentor to local students at Napier Enhanced Option Elementary School. He is a member of CMA (Country Music Association), ACM (Academy of Country Music), CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) and IEBA (International Entertainment Buyers Association).

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