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Sunday, August 26 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Success on Your Terms: Turning Your Challenges into Opportunities

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Life is full of obstacles. But some of us get more than our share. When we encounter obstacles related to how people perceive disabilities, skin color, gender, or sexual orientation, how do we flip the script and build our success in the music business? Come find inspiration and advice from people who have lived to tell about it. Learn from outspoken yet practical panelists who know as much about the music business as they do about code-switching; people who know when to"let it slide," when to defy, and when to just be yourself on your own terms.

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Ann Powers

Ann Powers is NPR Music's critic and correspondent. She writes for NPR's music news blog, The Record, and she can be heard on NPR's newsmagazines and music programs.One of the nation's most notable music critics, Powers has been writing for The Record, NPR's blog about finding... Read More →

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Shelly Fairchild

Shelly Fairchild isn’t new to the industry—but she’s far from old news. And of her latest release Buffalo, she wants everyone to know, “This is the most honest record I’ve ever made.”So it is. A staple in the Nashville music community, Fairchild hit the scene to much acclaim... Read More →
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Tamara Chaunce, Kasi Jones, and Stacy Johnson

The Shindellas
Mavericks beyond music, We, The Shindellas, are a band formed under the belief that when women come together, powerful things can happen. We are advocates governed by the tenets of excellence, elegance and empowerment.
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Matt Maxey

ASL Interpreter, DEAFinitely Dope
I am a deaf male that grew up talking with the help of speech therapy, then became introduced to sign language as part of my identity when I reached the collegiate levels. Experiencing both the hearing and deaf worlds provides my organization with insights on how barriers can be broken... Read More →

Sunday August 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Ballroom Omni Nashville Hotel 250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203