Ross Holmes – Fiddle player, Mumford & Sons and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Chet Roberts – Guitarist, Three Doors Down

Chris Austin – Music Supervisor, Traega Entertainment and Front of House Engineer for Gov’t Mule

Jamy Wheless – CEO & Director at Lightstream Animation Studios

Glenn Chin –  Founder & Managing Director of Most-Prolific

Ian Davis – Founder at Kumite Tournement

Stephanie Shore – Founder of Valkyries Org.

Lang Whitaker – GM Grizz Gaming at the Memphis Grizzlies

Don Transeth – Proprietor at The Brand Hotel; EA Sports Brand Founder

Michael Micholic – Head of Business Development & Operations at Traega Entertainment

Michael Dorf – Founder of City Winery

Ayla Kress – Co-founder of Brain Candy Management

Lindsey Conlin – Director of Global Business Development at EXACTUALS

Joseph Cabey – A&R at United Masters; Advisor to Taylor Bennett

Travis Terrell – Founder & co-CEO of Soundstripe

Tommy Stalknecht – Founder & CEO of Single

Liz Rogers – Founder & CEO of Anacrusis

Rita Houston – Program Director at WFUV

Jay Sweet – Executive Director of Newport Festivals

Doug DeAngelis – DeAngelis Music

Laura Webb – WebbWorldwide Music

Alex Fulton – Storefront Music

Jon Ernst  – Showrunner Music

Nellie Rajabi – Google

Kelsey Mitchell – Workshop Creative

Logan Crowell – Helping Our Music Evolve

Gene Bowen – Road Recovery

Brian Sexton – Creatives Day

Andy Bernstein –

Al Andrews – Porter’s Call

Cherie Hu– Music Business Journalist

Toni Wallace– Head of Music Brand Partnerships at United Talent Agency

Amy Kurland– Founder, The Bluebird Cafe

Rachel Whitney– Country Music Programming Lead at YouTube & Google Play

Neeta Ragoowansi– SVP, Business Development & Legal Affairs/Co-Founder at NPREX

Shannan Hatch– Vice President of Creative Services at SESAC PRO

Jonathan Levine – Paradigm Talent Agent

Jay Blakesberg – legendary concert photographer

Chuck Reece (panel moderator), co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Bitter Southerner

Ron Wynn, journalist and broadcaster

Chastity Brown, singer, songwriter, musician, and Union City, Tennessee native

Bertis Downs, attorney and manager, R.E.M.

Ken Paulson, dean of MTSU’s College of Media & Entertainment and director of the Free Speech Center, formerly editor-in-chief of USA Today

Patterson Hood – co-founder, Drive-By Truckers

Jennifer Newman Sharpe– Entertainment Attorney, GC at ONErpm, VP at Women in Music

Justin Bolognino– Founder & CEO of META

Joe Rapolla– Chair of Music & Theater Dept., Director of Music Industry Program at Monmouth University

Molly Neuman– Global Head of Business Development at Songtrust

Michael Solomon– Co-Founder Musicians on Call, Brick Wall Management, and 10x Management

JJ Rosen – Digital Music Entreprenuer, EVP of Music Strategy & Industry Relations at Splice

Steve Cropper – legendary guitarist, member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Dave Park– CEO at Recombinant

Vickie Nauman– Founder Crossborderworks Consulting & Advising

Joe Conyers III- Co-Founder & GM at Songtrust; VP Technology at Downtown Music Publishing Group

Lou Taylor– President of Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group

Natalia Nastaskin– Head of US Operations at United Talent Agency

Patrick Sabatini– Entertainment Attorney at Serling Rooks Hunter

Dan Weisman– Artist Manager at RocNation

Street Symphony – GRAMMY Award Winning Record Producer and Music Executive

Tyke T – Artist, Songwriter at DrivenByMusic ENT

D’Llisha Davis – 2L’s on a Cloud

Tamara Conniff– EVP Music Publishing/Business Affairs at RocNation

Iain Pirie – Music Manager and A&R Exec

Jim Jonsin – Grammy Award Winning Songwriter & Record Producer

Liz Rose – GRAMMY Award winning songwriter

Becky Gardenhire – Partner at WME

Alanna Royale – Musician, activist, glamazon

Abby White  – Director of Development, MTSU College of Media and Entertainment/WMOT 89.5; Contributing Editor, Nashville Scene

Michelle Phillips  Founding member of The Mamas & The Papas, GRAMMY Award winner and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Megan Adams – Coordinator Rights and Clearances at Complex Networks

Carly Van Skaik – Music Supervisor at Casa Kline

Dan Gross – Music Producer at McCann

Dan Wilcox – Freelance Music Supervisor

Matt Mugford – Music Supervisor at NBCUniversal

Chris Douridas – Radio Program Host at KCRW


Cybele Pettus – Senior Music Supervisor at Electronic Arts

Erin Scully – EVP of Music at New Line Cinema

Dawn Soler – SVP of Music at ABC (TV)

Dan Buckley – Lightning 100 Program Director, EMCEE

Benji Rogers – President & Founder of PledgeMusic

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

Mike Butera – Founder & CEO of Artiphon

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

Anastasia Brown – Music Supervisor, Consultant, Author and Producer

Steve Schnur – Worldwide Executive of Music At Electronic Arts

Lars Murray – SVP Music Industry Group Pandora

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

Rachel Beauregard & Bryan Dawley – Recording Artists Native Run

Kevin Grosch – CEO of Made in Network

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

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

Gavin Ivester – FLO{Thinkery} CEO

Kamaal Malak – Producer, bassist formerly of Arrested Development

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

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

Judy Tint – Music Industry Attorney; Working Musician

Deborah Newman – Digital Music Consultant/Attorney

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

BJ Leiderman – Composer of NPR’s theme music

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

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

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

James Donio – President, Music Business Association

Jeff Cuellar – VP Strategic Partnerships at AC Entertainment

Jeremy Holley – Co-Founder FlyteVu

Sarah Trahern – CEO of the Country Music Association

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

John Marks – Global Head of Country Music at Spotify

Emmanuel Zunz – Founder and CEO of ONErpm

Chris McMurtry – Founder and CEO of Dart Data

Kevin Williamson – Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records

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

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

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

Gina Miller – Vice President and General Manager Entertainment One Nashville

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

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

Andrew Rasiej: Founder, Irving Plaza Digital Club Network

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

Jessica Ruoti – Music Supervisor at Open Road Entertainment


Aaron Mercer – Partner at Wool & Tusk

Larry Kloess – Founder of Cause A Scene

Adam Voith – Booking Agent at The Billions Corporation

Don VanCleave  – Manager of Moon Taxi

Lenore Kinder  – Talent Booker, Concert Promoter AEG Live

Brian Waymire – Founder of RedGorilla Music Festival

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

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

Notelle – EDM Artist

Brittany Wegusen – Kalatech CEO

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

Charles Alexander – Founder of Outside the Box Music

Hunter Williams – Creative Arts Agency

Randy Wachtler – Warner/Chappell Production Music President & CEO

Steve Savoca – Spotify Head of Content

Terry Cologne – Richards & Southern Merchandising

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

Jeff Price – Co-Founder of Audiam

Tatum Allsep -Music Healthcare Alliance

Debbie Carroll – MusiCares

Ken Gay – Entertainment Technologist

Jim Griffin – Managing Director of OneHouse

Bertis Downs – REM’s long-time lawyer

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

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

Marcie Allen – President, MAC Presents

Ree Guyer Buchanan – Owner/President at Wrensong Music Publishing

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

Michael Weintrob – Renowned Entertainment Photographer; Creator of InstrumentHead

Sloane Scott – Entrepreneur, Branding Expert, Cancer Warrior

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

Jed Hilly – Executive Director of the Americana Music Association

Steve Keller – CEO of iV Audio Branding

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

Jody Williams – VP of Writer/Publisher Relations at BMI

Garth Fundis – Grammy nominated producer

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

Tom Douglas – Hall of Fame songwriter

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

David Macias – Co-founder and President – Thirty Tigers

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

Anasa Troutman – Founder/CEO, Eloveate

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

Dick Wingate: Principal, Dev Advisors

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

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

Peter Shapiro: Founder, Dayglo Ventures