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Friday, April 14 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
A Big Deal: What Publishers Can Do for You

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There are many paths to publishing success, but the world’s most successful publishers are experts when it comes to developing songwriters into hitmakers, propelling songs up the charts and building strategic creative opportunities for their catalog. This panel, featuring executives from some of the publishing world’s most experienced players, will discuss their role in ​developing your songwriting career, connecting you with collaborators, placing music with recording artists and pursuing alternative revenue streams for your music. Learn what music publishers today are looking for in a new songwriter, how they operate on a day-to-day basis and how they can help you achieve chart success.


Emmanuel Legrand

US Editor, Music Week
Emmanuel Legrand is a Washington, DC-based journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He is currently the US editor of British trade magazine Music Week, and worked in the past for such publications as Billboard, Music & Media, Impact and One Movement for Music. He is the author of the 2012 report "Music Crossing Borders" on the circulation of European repertoire.

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Shani Gonzales

Co-Head, A&R, BMG North America
Since joining BMG in February 2014, Shani Gonzales now serves as the Co-Head of A&R for BMG North America. She has signed and worked closely with artists and writers such as Wayne Hector, DJ Khaled, Bibi Bourelly (Rihanna’s ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ and ‘Higher'), Nate Cyphert (Florida Georgia Line’s ‘H.O.L.Y.’), MeLo-X (Beyonce’s ‘Sorry’ & ‘Hold Up’), Labrinth and... Read More →
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Walter Jones

VP Creative, Universal Music Publishing
Walter Jones has placed a multitude of songs on major releases and signed some of music’s top songwriters and producers. His signings have included Alessia Cara, G-Eazy, ASAP Rocky, Kid Ink, OT Genesis, MadeinTYO, ASAP Ferg, Pusha T, and DJ Marley Waters, co producer of Tinashe’s hit song “2 On.” Jones has also worked closely with hitmakers DJ Camper (Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, John Legend), and August Rigo (Justin Bieber, One Direction, Chris... Read More →
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Jennifer Knoepfle

SVP, Head of West Coast A&R, Sony/ATV
Jennifer Knoepfle has been at Sony/ATV for almost eight years where she is currently the SVP, Head of West Coast A&R at Sony/ATV Music Publishing. In the past 8 years, she has cultivated a roster which includes Jack Antonoff of Bleachers and Fun., Andrew Dost from Fun., soul singer Leon Bridges, Clams Casino, Sam Dew, Foster The People, Kelela, Broods, Lord Huron, Grimes, Tim Pagnotta and Grace Mitchell. She also plays a pivotal role with several... Read More →

Friday April 14, 2017 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Dolby Ballroom 1-2-3 5th Floor

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