Craig Havighurst – WHO KNEW… Historian, journalist and co-host of Music City Roots

Mike Butera – Founder & CEO of Artiphon

John Marks – Global Editor for Country Music – Spotify

Ken Paulson – Dean of MTSU’s College of Media & Entertainment and President of the First Amendent Center

Benji Rogers – President & Founder of PledgeMusic

Dan Buckley – Lightning 100 Program Director, EMCEE

Dawn Soler – SVP of Music at ABC (TV)

Erin Scully – EVP of Music at New Line Cinema

Cybele Pettus – Senior Music Supervisor at Electronic Arts

Peter Sharpiro: Founder, Dayglo Ventures

Larry Miller: Director of the Music Business Program at NYU Steinhardt

Shannon Sanders – GRAMMY winning producer and Program Director 102.1 The VILLE

Dick Wingate: Principal, Dev Advisors

Jackie Patillo – President & Executive Director of the Gospel Music Association

Anasa Troutman – Founder/CEO, Eloveate

H. Beecher Hicks, III – President & CEO at National Museum of African American Music

John Marks – Global Editor for Country Music – Spotify

David Macias – Co-founder and President – Thirty Tigers

Laurel Kittleson – A&R Director – Big Machine Label Group

Tom Douglas – Hall of Fame songwriter

Dave Pomeroy – Professional bass player and President of Local Musicians Union #257

Garth Fundis – Grammy nominated producer

Jody Williams – VP of Writer/Publisher Relations at BMI

Dr. E. Michael Harrington – Expert Witness To Many of the Music Industry’s Most Visible and Controversial Infringement Cases

Steve Keller – CEO of iV Audio Branding

Jed Hilly – Executive Director of the Americana Music Association

David Ross – BossRoss Media Consulting; Founder of Music Row Magazine

Sloane Scott – Entrepreneur, Branding Expert, Cancer Warrior

Michael Weintrob – Renowned Entertainment Photographer; Creator of InstrumentHead

Ali Harnell – Senior VP, AEG Live; Artist Manager, The Shadowboxers

Ree Guyer Buchanan – Owner/President at Wrensong Music Publishing

Marcie Allen – President, MAC Presents

Leslie Fram – Senior VP of Music Strategy of Viacom/CMT

Bryan Calhoun – Head of Digital Strategy; Freeform Development Co-Founder and Creator of The Music Business Toolbox

Bertis Downs – REM’s long-time lawyer

Jim Griffin – Managing Director of OneHouse

Ken Gay – Entertainment Technologist

Debbie Carroll – MusiCares

Tatum Allsep -Music Healthcare Alliance

Jeff Price – Co-Founder of Audiam

Heather McBee – VP of Accelerator Programming at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Terry Cologne – Richards & Southern Merchandising

Steve Savoca – Spotify Head of Content

Randy Wachtler – Warner/Chappell Production Music President & CEO

Hunter Williams – Creative Arts Agency

Charles Alexander – Founder of Outside the Box Music

Doyle Davis – Co-Owner of Grimey’s New and Preloved Music

Brittany Wegusen – Kalatech CEO

Notelle – EDM Artist

Mark Mulligan – Co-Founder of Midia Consulting, Creator of “Music Industry Blog” and author of Awakening – The Music Industry in the Digital Age

Dave Frey – CEO Silent Partner Management; Founder of the Lockn’ Music Festival

Brian Waymire – Founder of RedGorilla Music Festival

Lenore Kinder  – Talent Booker, Concert Promoter AEG Live

Don VanCleave  – Manager of Moon Taxi

Adam Voith – Booking Agent at The Billions Corporation

Larry Kloess – Founder of Cause A Scene

Aaron Mercer – Partner at Wool & Tusk

Jessica Ruoti – Music Supervisor at Open Road Entertainment


Stacie Seifrit Griffin: Marketing, Media & Tourism. Lockin’ Festival & Infinity Downs Farm

Andrew Rasiej: Founder, Irving Plaza Digital Club Network

Phil Thornton – SVP / General Manager at RCA Inspiration / Sony Music

Claude Kelly + Chuck Harmony – Co-founders & CEO’s of the Weirdo Workshop

Gina Miller – Vice President and General Manager Entertainment One Nashville

Steve Robertson – Senior VP of A&R – Atlantic Records

Abbey Adams – Senior Creative Director, A&R – Sony ATV Music Publishing

Tracy Gershon –  A&R and artist development consultant; Red Light Management

Kevin Williamson – Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records

Chris McMurtry – Founder and CEO of Dart Data

Emmanuel Zunz – Founder and CEO of ONErpm

John Marks – Global Head of Country Music at Spotify

Kevin Griffin – Lead Vocalist, Better Than Ezra; Co-Founder of The Pilgrimage Music Festival

Sarah Trahern – CEO of the Country Music Association

Jeremy Holley – Co-Founder FlyteVu

Jeff Cuellar – VP Strategic Partnerships at AC Entertainment

James Donio – President, Music Business Association

Linda Edell Howard – L.E.M.I. at Adams and Reese LLP (Lawyer, Entrepreneur, MamaMafia and Idea-Generator)

Julie Boos – Co-owner/VP/Business Manager at Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy

Tracy Gershon – VP of A&R of Rounder Records; Manager at Red Light Management

BJ Leiderman – Composer of NPR’s theme music

Kate O’Neill – Digital expert, songwriter, published editor

Deborah Newman – Digital Music Consultant/Attorney

Judy Tint – Music Industry Attorney; Working Musician

Kristin Thomson – Future of Music Coalition – Co-Director of Artist Revenue Streams Project

Jill Block – CEO of Nashville Non-Toxi and Co-Founder of the Billy Block Corporation

Kamaal Malak – Producer, bassist formerly of Arrested Development

Alanna Royale – Recording Artist; Performing full set with her band

Gavin Ivester – FLO{Thinkery} CEO

David Macias – Co-Founder and President of Thirty Tigers

Scott Hendricks – EVP and Head of A&R at Warner Music Nashville

Tom Zutaut – Legendary A&R Executive (Discovered Guns N’ Roses)

Kevin Grosch – CEO of Made in Network

Rachel Beauregard & Bryan Dawley – Recording Artists Native Run

Bailey Spaulding – Co-Founder, CEO, Brewmaster Jackalope Brewing Company

Lars Murray – SVP Music Industry Group Pandora

Steve Schnur – Worldwide Executive of Music At Electronic Arts

Anastasia Brown – Music Supervisor, Consultant, Author and Producer