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Saturday, April 25 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH? (AKA: The Empire Strikes Back)

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Our most popular panel returns!!! How confident are you in your music? How much do you want real feedback from people who have to work with music every day? Artists will submit their music and those submissions are reviewed PUBLICLY to the entire panel with brutally honest feedback from the panelists. Think of it like our version American Idol. Get the critique you crave from the experts.. IF you can handle the truth!


Speakers
avatar for Chuck Andrews

Chuck Andrews

Supreme Leader / President / VP of Operations / Mailroom / Creator of Titles, GOOD FIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
As a member of the management team at Good Fight Entertainment, Chuck Andrews manages the careers of artists such as AUGUST BURNS RED, BALANCE AND COMPUSRE, BEHEMOTH,CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEFEATER and more. In addition, Andrews also spent years of his life on the road tour managing bands big and small all over the world, including COHEED AND CAMBRIA, THE BRAVERY and FURTHER SEEMS FOREVER.
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Tim Borror

Senior Vice President, THE AGENCY GROUP
Tim Borror is a Senior Vice President in the New York office of The Agency Group. In this role, Borror is responsible for discovering promising new talent, developing careers for his roster of artists and booking large scale tours for some of today’s most influential bands including Black Label Society, Clutch, Danzig, GWAR, Hatebreed, In Flames, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God and Opeth just to name a few. | | Borror’s impressive... Read More →
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JB Brubaker

Guitarist, AUGUST BURNS RED
JB Brubaker is the lead guitarist and primary song writer for internationally renowned metal band August Burns Red.  He has toured over 40 countries and played over 1,300 shows in the band's 10+ years of existence.  Brubaker has also been actively involved in the management and business side of August Burns Red since their inception.
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Vince Edwards

Head of Publicity / Social Media, METAL BLADE RECORDS
Vince Edwards started at Metal Blade during the summer of 2007. He serves as the head of publicity, in addition to handling radio promotions. Since joining the Metal Blade team, he's built the social media department, and tackled various projects involving: graphic design, video editing/directing, lyric video animation, plus a bit of A&R, and video game music placement/publishing. He's directed several videos: Rivers of Nihil "Birth of the... Read More →
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Howard Hertz

Co-Founder, HERTZ SCHRAM PC
Howard Hertz co-founded th law firm Hertz Schram PC in 1979. He specializes in entertainment law and is the lead attorney of Hertz Schram's Entertainment Practice Group. Since 1976 he has represented numerous artists and entities in the entertainment field, including authors, filmmakers, screenwriters, recording artists, radio personalities, producers, production companies, record labels, agents, artist managers, music publishers, songwriters and... Read More →
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Kevin Lyman

Owner, THE VANS WARPED TOUR / ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans.  Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Mayhem Festival and Down from the Mountain Tour.  When not curating giant festivals... Read More →
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Michelle Manghise

Associate Program Director, Music Industry; Assistant Teaching Professor, DREXEL UNIVERSITY
A music industry professional with more than 30 years of international experience representing songwriters and their intellectual property, Michelle has represented the catalogs of the world's most well-respected and influential songwriters, producers and recording artists.   A native New Yorker, Michelle began her music career in the 1970s playing bass in a number of punk bands, eventually moving to West Berlin, Germany to live and play... Read More →
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Mike Mowery

Co-Founder & CEO, OUTERLOOP MANAGEMENT
Mike Mowery is the President and Managing Partner of Outerloop Management. He began the company with Jeff Cohen in 2004. With Mike's extensive knowledge of the road and what it takes to make a band survive along his partner's legal background and extensive network, Outerloop Management was born.  Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Outerloop manages 40+ artists and employs 6 managers, support staff and... Read More →
avatar for Randy Nichols

Randy Nichols

Manager, FORCE MEDIA MANAGEMENT / ATVENU / BANDSINTOWN
Randy Nichols has guided my artists to several Gold records and Grammy nominations. Overseen releases and sold out tours on six continents. His acts have seen a combined sales of over 3 million records and $10 million plus dollars in merchandise sales. He manages or has managed Bayside, Underoath, The Starting Line, Say Anything, Person L, Aaron Gillespie, The Almost, Hit The Lights, Fake Problems, JamisonParker and The Pilfers. | | He is also... Read More →
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Lou Plaia

Co-Founder & CEO, REVERBNATION
In 2006, Plaia co-founded ReverbNation, the leading provider of marketing & business tools for more than 3 million solo artists and bands worldwide. ReverbNation’s innovation is in developing technologies that integrate the wide array of distribution, marketing, and promotional functions used by artists and the music industry into one comprehensive and easy-to-use business application – helping virtually any artist grow their... Read More →
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David Silbaugh

Talent Buyer, SUMMERFEST / BANSHEE MUSIC / GIBSON GUITARS
David is known as a talent buyer for Summerfest ("The World's Largest Music Festival") and fulfills entertainment relations and production supervisor duties in addition to producing the Emerging Artists Series for the festival. He is also an A&R Consultant for Banshee Music, an Entertainment Relations Consultant for Gibson, and a partner in entertainment consulting firm Pursuit Live. Equally at home on the musician's side of the tracks or the... Read More →
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Carson Slovak

Owner & Producer, ATRIUM AUDIO
Carson Slovak is a music producer and co-owner of Atrium Audio, a boutique recording studio based in Lancaster, PA. After years of touring nationally in his bands ArmsBendBack (Trustkill Records) and Century (Prosthetic Records), Slovak teamed up with fellow musician and producer Grant McFarland and opened Atrium Audio in 2007. Together, the two have spent years building their business from the ground up and have produced, engineered and mixed... Read More →
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Mike Ziemer

Owner, THIRD STRING PRODUCTIONS / SOUTH BY SO WHAT?! MUSIC FESTIVAL
Mike Ziemer is a young entrepreneur responsible for founding Third String Productions, South By So What?! Music Festival, and Evolve Music Management. Ziemer started his career in the music industry at the age of 16 helping out friends in local bands & writing for a small online ‘zine called Utterpunk.com. From 16 to 18, Ziemer found odd jobs helping bands while holding “day jobs” at places... Read More →


Saturday April 25, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Lancaster County Convention Center - Vine Street Annex 25 S Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

Attendees (32)