Cam, Virginia Davis, Cameo Carlson Speak At CMA EDU Executive Summit

Pictured (L-R): Taylor Lindsey, Sony Sr. Director of A&R; Josh Easler, Sony VP of Promotions Arista; Sarah Westbrook, Sony VP of Digital Strategy; Cam; Kylen Sharpe, CAA Agent; Allen Brown, Sony VP of Communications; and Suzanne Alexander of GAC.

Pictured (L-R): Taylor Lindsey, Sony Sr. Director of A&R; Josh Easler, Sony VP of Promotions Arista; Sarah Westbrook, Sony VP of Digital Strategy; Cam; Kylen Sharpe, CAA Agent; Allen Brown, Sony VP of Communications; and Suzanne Alexander of GAC.

Arista Nashville artist Cam, CMA Board member Virginia Davis, and Borman Entertainment’s Cameo Carlson were featured speakers during the third CMA EDU Executive summit, held Monday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 19 in Nashville.

During her panel Tuesday, Cam was joined by staff from Sony Music Nashville and Creative Artists Agency, who represent the singer/songwriter, to enlighten students about the realities of developing and growing an artist’s career. Her touring musicians also participated, addressing the creative process and how students can pursue an artistic career. Cam also performed two acoustic songs for the group.

Pictured (L-R): Samantha Thornton; Virginia Davis, G Major Entertainment; Harry Lyons and Nichole Rodriguez

Pictured (L-R): Samantha Thornton; Virginia Davis, G Major Entertainment; Harry Lyons and Nichole Rodriguez

Davis welcomed staffers from her company G-Major Management on Monday to discuss careers in artist management and building her own business. Davis and G-Major manages the careers of Thomas Rhett, Danielle Bradbery, and Jewel.

Carlson, who is head of Borman Entertainment’s digital business development, gave insight into how the technology and music industries work together, as well as her personal career path, during her presentation Tuesday.

The CMA EDU Executive Summit welcomes the executive teams of CMA EDU chapters for workshops and industry insight panels. The program is active at 24 universities across the country.

Cam, center, with students at the 2016 CMA EDU Leadership Summit at Belmont University in Nashville on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

Cam, center, with students at the 2016 CMA EDU Leadership Summit at Belmont University in Nashville on Tuesday, July 19.

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