Back To Schedule
Friday, August 24 • 9:15am - 10:30am
Welcome to the DIY Musician Conference + GENERAL SESSION - The Mentor Vs. The Apprentice: Beatboxing Your Authentic Self to International Stardom

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Join CD Baby VP of Marketing Kevin Breuner to hear all about how to make the most of the weekend. Plus, CEO Tracy Maddux will welcome you to the DIY Musician Conference 2018 and officially kick off the best weekend of the year!

Being independent means carving your own path. That's what father-daughter duo Ed Cage and Nicole Paris did when they followed their musical passion of beatboxing. Caught on video, a YouTube duel springboarded them to international fame, hitting 5 million views within four days. The video has now been viewed over 160 million times when you add in views on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and beyond. The two then had to learn the business fast. If you take away one thing from this presentation it will be how having fun and doing what you love is the best motivation for independent success. Don't miss this conference opening to get in the right DIY frame of mind for three days of learning and fun!    

avatar for Ed Cage

Ed Cage

Beatbox Duo Ed Cage and Nicole Paris
Edward Cage, father of Nicole Paris, was born and raised in Saint Louis, MO. He is a small business owner, public speaker, author (I Am America), and beatbox artist.Mr. Cage admits that putting in long work shifts caused a huge disconnect from his children–so he found something... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Maddux

Tracy Maddux

CEO, CD Baby
Tracy Maddux joined the CD Baby team in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer and became CEO in May of 2012. He has led the company during a period of rapid growth, focusing on rolling out new platforms that enable artists to self-manage their music careers, make money from their music... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Paris

Nicole Paris

Beatbox Duo Ed Cage and Nicole Paris
Nicole Paris was born and raised in Missouri. Her appreciation of beatboxing and developing her own unique sounds began at an early age. After graduating from Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC, she returned home to be acclaimed as "The Best Female Beatboxer in Saint Louis... Read More →

Friday August 24, 2018 9:15am - 10:30am CDT
Ballroom Omni Nashville Hotel 250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203