Tuesday, April 5
9:30-10:30 a.m. • Creating the Soundtrack for the Scene
Featured Music Supervisor Chris Douridas in conversation with Rachael Lacava, Music Supervisor, SixtyFour Music
Music supervision is a key component of the music licensing ecosystem and has only become more vital with the growth of streaming content. Acclaimed music supervisor/KCRW music curator Chris Douridas will explore the process and role of supervision, as well as examples of placements from throughout his remarkable career.
10:40-11:35 a.m. • Music and Tech Entrepreneur Spotlight
Rapchat Founder and CEO Seth Miller and Community Leader Erik Harmon in conversation with Paul Benedict, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship
Rapchat Founder & CEO Seth Miller and community leader Erik Harmon (aka ClassE Beats) discuss Rapchat’s mission to make everyone an artist. Going from an idea to a platform serving more than 10 million artists, Rapchat provides over 200,000 free beats, tools to record and edit songs, as well as a community of other creators to collaborate with.
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. • Artist Keynote: Noelle Scaggs of Fitz & the Tantrums
In conversation with engineer and producer Ihlana Mumford
Elektra recording artist/Fitz & the Tantrums co-lead Noelle Scaggs discusses her career journey as a prominent artist and creator and will share about her newest initiative Diversify The Stage. FULL BIO
12:55-1:55 p.m. • Producing Bon Iver
Grammy-nominated producer Chris Messina in conversation with Josh Antonuccio, Director, School of Media Arts & Studies
Producer Chris Messina discusses his extensive work as Bon Iver’s producer and engineer, partnering on some of the most adventurous releases of his discography.
2:05-2:40 p.m. • The New & Next Frontier: Music & the Metaverse
Greenruhm CEO Eric Elliott presents on the new and emerging world of the metaverse…live from the metaverse
This special session will explore what the metaverse is and its potential to revolutionize the experience of music and our connection to artists.
2:50-3:50 p.m. • Artist Strategies in the Streaming Age
Dave Melhado, VP of Music & Marketing, UnitedMasters in conversation with Dick Huey, Founder & CEO, Toolshed
United Masters VP of Music & Marketing Dave Melhado has an extensive history in artist management, A&R, and marketing. From his time with Atlanta-based startup Streamcut through his role as Director of Marketing with Roc Nation, he has developed and nurtured major artists, from emergence to high-profile success. Mehlado will discuss monetization and distribution strategies for today’s artists with Toolshed CEO Dick Huey.
4:00-5:00 p.m. • Michelle Zauner "Crying in H Mart" Reading + Q&A
Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast
“Best New Artist” Grammy-nominee and NYT best-selling author Michelle Zauner reads from “Crying in H Mart” with an audience question and answer section to follow. FULL BIO
5:30-6:15 p.m. • Shure Presents: Audio Technology and Demo Session
Hands-on demonstration and learning workshop with recording engineer Yuri Lyosiavanov of Shure
This audio technology session will give attendees a peek at some of the newest offerings from Shure, along with the opportunity to see and hear their creative applications for production and recording. Athens’ own singer/songwriter RJ Martin will be performing material live in this workshop, with Yuri Lyosiavanov demonstrating recording techniques and microphone strategies. Don’t miss this! Note: This session is limited to in-person attendees only and is available on a first come first served basis as there is limited space. Please reserve your spot by adding this session to your agenda in the app. This session will take place in CoLab 301.
7:30 p.m. • Opening Night Party at Stuart's Opera House
Featuring DJ Set by Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast
Attend the opening night networking party featuring a DJ set to conclude day one of the Summit. This is a separately ticketed event. Tickets are on sale now: $6.25 for students and $9.25 for non-students. Note: This event will be held off campus at Stuart's Opera House. BUY TICKETS