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Friday, August 24 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mentoring Session 1

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Mentor sessions offer a break for you to talk one-on-one with an industry professional or DIY advocate. These sessions will be first come, first served. To claim a spot, be sure to sign up at registration the morning of your desired session. Each session will be 15 minutes long and happen in the Legends Hallway outside of the Ballroom. If you are late to your appointment, your spot will be given to someone on the waiting list. If you don't get the slot you want, loiter at the end and start networking!

* If you would like to meet with Joshua Coyle or Jasmine Bradley, please bring visuals and design assets to discuss

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Ariel Bloomer

CEO/Musician, Icon for Hire
Ariel Bloomer is one-half of the alternative rock duo, Icon For Hire. Formed in 2007, the band broke Kickstarter records with their campaign to fund their 3rd studio album, and are known for blazing the trail for independent artists.Ariel has amassed a loyal following through her... Read More →
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Chris Robley

Editor, Songwriter, Cookie-Eater, CD Baby
Chris Robley is the editor of CD Baby’s DIY Musician Blog, and has worked in various capacities for the industry-leading distributor for more than a dozen years. He is also an award-winning poet and songwriter, whose gothic Indie-Pop and mill-town Americana has been praised by The LA Times, KCRW, No Depression, Performer, and more. The Willamette Week called Robley’s music, “Beatlesy goodness featuring deft wordplay delivered through McCartneyish melodies with a Lennonesque rasp... Read More →

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Christopher Moon

President, NoiseTrade
Christopher Moon has over 25 years of experience as an artist manager and advocate for developing artists, which is his primary role at NoiseTrade, a company he's helped build over the last 8 years. Visit with Christopher to discuss any of the following: artist/manager relationships... Read More →
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Jasmine Bradley

Visual Designer, CD Baby
Jasmine Bradley is a visual and web designer at CD Baby. Jasmine began working at CD Baby a little over two years ago, branding the DIY Musician Conference and developing campaigns. Jasmine works to build brand image and the aesthetics of a design whether it’s on a web site or... Read More →
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John Thompson

Associate Dean, School of Music at Trevecca
John J. Thompson is a 25-year music industry veteran, author, songwriter, artist, producer, and teacher who currently serves as associate dean of the Trevecca School of Music and Worship Arts. Originally from the Chicago area, Thompson moved to Nashville in 2007 with his wife, Michelle... Read More →
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Rachel Faro

Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Rachel Faro
Rachel Faro is an accomplished singer, songwriter, record producer, consultant, and record label executive.  She is also a well-known producer of Cuban, Latin, African, jazz, blues, folk, and world music recordings and the founder and president of Ashe Records, a well-respected world... Read More →

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Brooks Pierce

Brooks Pierce

Friday August 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Legends Hallway Omni Nashville Hotel 250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203