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Thursday, October 18 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Today’s Top Music Creators

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Technology combined with fewer major label releases leaves today’s hit-makers in a different state of mind. Still, when it comes to songwriting and production, basic instincts and gut-based individual decisions are the key to creating a lasting masterpiece. Hear today’s top creators discuss the inner-workings of making music and money in today’s market.

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Phil Cialdella

Phil Cialdella has been working in music publishing for over 18 years, and was formerly the Senior Vice President of Administration & Licensing for Cherry Lane Music Publishing (representing songwriters & catalogues such as the Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Elvis Presley, and Quincy Jones). Phil is now the owner and founder of Wonderlous Music, a new boutique music publishing company providing professional representation, song catalog management... Read More →
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Billy Mann

William "Billy" Hort Mann, an inner-city Philadelphia native began his career as a traveling singer- songwriter, studio-musician and ultimately signed to an A&M Records imprint (DV8) in 1994 that led to two modest solo releases. However, Mann successfully converted his artist opportunity into access to write and produce hit songs for others and, ultimately, many of the biggest recording artists in the world. His credibility – having been both a... Read More →
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John Shanks

John Shanks is one of the hottest and most influential producers working today. On top of that, he is a hit songwriter and accomplished guitar player. John has produced and/or written 43 #1 singles, 67 #1 albums and sold over 60 million records to date in the genres of Rock, Pop and Country music. In 2005, he won the Grammy for Producer of the Year. To people in the industry, his work is considered the gold standard. "John's records have become... Read More →
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Gregg Wattenberg

Gregg Wattenberg is a Grammy Nominated Producer/Songwriter an co-owner and Chief Creative Officer of Wind-up Records. | | In 2007, Mr. Wattenberg co-wrote Daughtry’s “It’s Not Over”, which was the biggest selling record in the US and one of the top 5 most played songs at radio. It earned him a Grammy nomination and won him the ASCAP award for song of the year. | | In 2008, he co-wrote O.A.R.’s “Shattered” which was a #1 song... Read More →

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