Join some of the industry’s top-level executives, managers, and producers at Odd Birds on Anastasia Blvd. for an in-depth discussion on today’s industry trends, music licensing, and more. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.

Doors open at 4:30pm | Happy Hour at 5:00pm | Panel at 5:30pm | Q&A at 6:30pm

Confirmed speakers include:

Luke Pierce, Music Executive and General Manager, WORKS Entertainment (MODERATOR)

Music Executive and General Manager of the Nashville office at WORKS Entertainment, looking after the careers of Home Free, Striking Matches, Brass Against, Brian Culbertson, and 98°, and steering the companies’ music rights and label services efforts. He was also the co-host of the Promoter101 Podcast, an anthology of live music business as told by more than 250 music executives and artists.

Courtney Allen, Senior Director, A&R, Concord Music Publishing (PANELIST)

Based in Music City, Allen is tasked with continuing to round out Concord’s Nashville roster with talent and aid in high-level signings across the company.

Since joining the team, she has been instrumental in signing Nashville-based singer-songwriter Justin Wilson, Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne and more. She was a key contributor to Concord’s multifaceted catalog and publishing deals with country recording artist and songwriter Russell Dickerson as well as top country music songwriter and producer Corey Crowder.

Lydia Schulze, Senior Director of Creative Services at SESAC PRO (PANELIST)

Overseeing the Country genre in Nashville, Schulze is responsible for providing support and guidance to existing songwriter and publisher affiliates as well as recruiting and signing new talent.

In the last few years, Schultz has worked closely with affiliates Blanco Brown, Matt McGinn, Pillbox Patti, Allison Veltz Cruz, Niko Moon, Jenny Tolman, among many others.

Schultz is also instrumental in the production and curation of SESAC-sponsored songwriter events to include Tin Pan South, the monthly SESAC Presents at the Bluebird, CMA Showcases, as well as songwriter events in the southeast region.

Justin Wilson, Nashville Hit Songwriter (PANELIST)

Raised by his grandparents in a small North Georgia town, Justin Wilson fell in love music and started touring the east coast. He made his way to Nashville at the age of 17, where he discovered his passion for songwriting. Over the years, Justin Wilson has accrued over 80 recorded songs, 14 singles and quite a few hits.

Wilson’s first #1 song, “Kiss You in the Morning” was recorded by Michael Ray, quickly to be followed up by Randy Houser’s “We Went”, Mitchel Tenpenny’s “Drunk Me” and Dustin Lynch’s “Momma’s House”.

Over the years Justin has had songs recorded by country stars like: Morgan Wallen, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Granger Smith, Parmalee, Restless Road, and many more! Make no mistake about it, if you’ve ever seen Wilson play a show, his incredible vocals and witty banter will keep you entertained and captivated.