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Friday, October 19 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Modern Barriers to Entry

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From prestigious bloggers to major label executives, who are today's gatekeepers and what are they looking for? Having one influential person in your corner can trigger a firestorm and connect many dots. Is it luck? Timing? Destiny? These professional tastemakers candidly talk about what it takes to get to the next level.

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Dean Cramer

Kings of A&R owned and operated by Dean Cramer is listed as a top 10 Trendsetting Music Blog and throughout the last decade has helped hundreds of artists worldwide land licensing deals, endorsements, publishing deals, and major record deals. Kings of A&R has been profiled in UK’s... Read More →
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Adam Herzog

Adam Herzog currently resides in NYC as a VP of A&R for Warner Bros. Records. In his short time at the label, he has already signed LA-based electro alternative band Blondfire. Their debut release is due Q1, 2013. Additionally, he is co-owner of KatsKill Productions, a full service... Read More →
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Ron Perry

Ron, a SONGS Music Publishing partner, has been with SONGS since the company’s founding in 2004, and has built the business with Founder and CEO, Matt Pincus. In his capacity as Head of A&R, Ron manages the company’s contemporary acquisitions and song-plugging staff, and has been... Read More →
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Mike Spinella

As the Director of Industry Relations Mike Spinella leads talent and content booking for the digital properties at Rolling Stone.

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