Top Nashville Female Music Execs To Speak At Music Biz 2016

MusicBiz logoThe Music Business Association (Music Biz) will host “Finding Your Voice: Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out” on Monday, May 16, from 3:45 p.m. – 6 p.m. during the Music Biz 2016 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville.

The event will feature influential female music executives, as well as Supremes co-founder and vocalist Mary Wilson, as well as songwriting trio the Love Junkies (Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose). The trio penned “Girl Crush” for Little Big Town, who are set to receive the Music Biz 2016 Artist of the Year Award.

Additionally the event will include keynote speaker Vivien Lewit, Director of Content Partnerships and Global Head of Artist Relations for YouTube and Google Play, conducted by music industry veteran Cindy Charles.

Music Biz Board of Directors members, including Candace Berry of Universal Music Group, Kelly Rich of Big Machine Label Group, Christina Calio of Microsoft, Amy Dietz of INgrooves Music Group, and Dilyn Radakovitz of Dimple Records, will then discuss their journey through the music business and how it affects their everyday lives with moderator Debbie Newman.

Finally, entertainment attorney and musician Judy Tint speak with Wilson and the Love Junkies to discuss how female creators navigate their way through the business.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate some formidable women in the music industry and help to inspire those looking to break into the biz with a forum to share ideas and discuss ways to overcome and eliminate inequality,” said James Donio, President of Music Biz. “It is amazing to see more and more women rising to positions of power and being recognized. We hope this event will play a part in encouraging even more young women to make their mark in this business.”

Admission to “Finding Your Voice: Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out” is included with a full Music Biz 2016 badge, which Music Biz members can purchase at Passes for the “Leading Ladies” event only can be purchased via Eventbrite.

Music Biz 2016, which will return to Nashville from May 16-18. For more information or to sign up for the conference, visit


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