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Tuesday, October 16 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Pedal to the Metal

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Dedicated fans of heavy metal culture keep the scene thriving by supporting its artists and shows. What is the secret to this genre's success and what can the rest of the music business learn from it? How are metal bands weathering today's changing climate? What is the role of the label in metal-land? This panel of metallic industry warriors will set fire to your face.

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Paul Gargano

Paul Gargano works A&R and is a Product Manager at Century Media Records, where he also handles the day-to-day operations for InsideOut Music in North America. His Century Media acts include Buckcherry, Lacuna Coil, Iced Earth, Fozzy, Turisas and Girl On Fire, and his InsideOut roster is highlighted by Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, Dream Theater frontman James Labrie, Fates Warning, King’s X and... Read More →
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Eric J. German

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP; Partner | | Eric J. German, a partner in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, has particular expertise in entertainment, copyright and trademark counseling, transactions, negotiations and litigation, primarily in the areas of music, television, film, video games and software. He has extensive experience representing artists, record labels and music publishing... Read More →
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Scott Givens

Givens joined eOne 5 years ago to build a metal/rock division for the eOne Music label. In that time he has signed Black Label Society, Hatebreed, High On Fire, Overkill, and Crowbar among others as well as a newly formed partnership with Good Fight Entertainment. Previous to joining eOne Givens was VP of Artist Development for Roadrunner Records, GM of Sharon + Ozzy Osbournes Divine Recordings and label manager for Combat Records.
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Leah Urbano

Leah is co-owner of Crimson Management and works for MassConcerts on the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival as well as the Rock & Shock Horror Convention. In addition to her career in music, Leah spent 13 years working in the art industry for The Thomas Kinkade Company. She held numerous positions throughout the years including: art consultant, international and domestic senior sales trainer, business development specialist, and district sales... Read More →

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