OHIO Music Industry Summit - Day Two

Start Time
April 6 at 10:00am
Event Location
Baker Center Theatre

Each year, the Ohio University Music Industry Summit features an exclusive gathering of prominent artists and music industry leaders for informative panels and compelling interviews, as well as networking and learning opportunities for registrants.

Mark your calendar for the 5th annual event: Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6, 2023 on OHIO's Athens Campus. The Summit is open to both students and professionals at no cost. The 2023 event will have both in-person and virtual options.

Registration / Info: https://www.ohio.edu/music-industry-summit

Day Two:

Thursday, April 6

9:20 a.m. • Doors Open


9:30-10:00 a.m. • Opening Performance

Singer Songwriter Lydia Loveless

10:05-10:55 a.m. • From Insights to Impact: How Data is Revolutionizing Fan Discovery and Engagement

Britnee Foreman, Head of Data Strategy and Digital Operations at Exceleration Music; Jarred Goldner, SET at Music Audience Exchange; and Diana Buchert, Digital Account Manager at Nettwerk Music Group

This panel discussion will explore how artists are using the power of data to find and engage fans. This session will explore how data-driven strategies can help artists to identify and connect with their audiences, grow their fan base, and create more meaningful and lasting relationships with their fans.

11:05 a.m.-12:25 p.m. • Featured Music Supervisor Session

Acclaimed music supervisor Maggie Phillips of Deep Cut Music in conversation Alex Malcolm, Manager of Global Music Sync at Warner Music Group

Maggie Phillips will share insights into her extensive supervision career and creative process, including work on some of the most unique and memorable soundtracks in film and television. With credits that across hit shows on major streaming platforms and Oscar-winning films, including Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, The Great, and The Dropout; FX's Fargo, Kindred and Snowfall; Amazon Prime's Bosch; Apple TV+’s Shining Girls; HBO Max’s Our Flag Means Death; Shawn Levy’s Netflix sci-fi film The Adam Project; and the Oscar-winning film Moonlight. Upcoming projects include Matthew Lopez and Ted Mawler’s adaptation of Casey McQuiston’s best-selling novel Red, White & Royal Blue; Paramount+’s mini-series Fatal Attraction; Netflix’s mini-series All the Light We Cannot See; Hulu’s adaptation of best-selling novel Black Cake; and Sam Esmail’s highly anticipated psychological thriller Leave the World Behind.

12:35-1:05 p.m. • Mentoring Roundtable Sessions

Various Locations

Mentoring roundtable sessions require advanced registration. Not available for virtual attendees. MORE INFO

1:15-2:05 p.m. • Pioneering Hip Hop's Biggest Festival: The Story of Rolling Loud

A conversation with Tariq Cherif, co-founder and CEO of Rolling Loud, the world's largest hip-hop festival, hosted by LJ Malberg, CEO of CoMuse

In this session, Tariq Cherif will share insights into his journey as a fan-turned-promoter and how he and his lifelong friend, Matt Zingler, built Rolling Loud into the massive global phenomenon it is today. With festivals in multiple countries and a reputation for being at the forefront of hip-hop culture, this session will offer crucial insights into music entrepreneurship,, event production, and the art of creating unforgettable experiences for fans and artists alike.

2:15-3:05 p.m. • Finding Your Way: Charting a Course Into the Music Industry

Marcus Meston, composer and producer; Marie Chailosky, Radio Coordinator at Warner Music Group; and Demetri Wolfe, touring artist. Moderated by Kara Oberholzer, Global Data Services Senior Manager at Universal Music Publishing Group

How does one actually find and sustain a career in the music industry and what are best ways to connect your passions to a pathway? This panel of music industry professionals will share their journeys of pursuing their careers in music. Learn from their experiences navigating the music industry and gain insight into what it takes to build a successful career in music.

3:15-4:30 p.m. • Artist Keynote Session: mxmtoon, in conversation with Chris DeVille, Head Editor of Stereogum

Our closing artist keynote session will feature rising indie pop sensation mxmtoon, in conversation with Chris Deville, Managing Editor of Stereogum. mxmtoon's music has captured audiences with her personal storytelling and emotionally rich lyrics, and her latest album, "Rising," is no exception. In this interview, mxmtoon will discuss the creation of her latest album, her meteoric rise through social media platforms such as TikTok and YouTube, and her experiences in the music industry as an emerging artist. mxmtoon will also perform the closing night concert at 8:00 p.m. FULL BIO