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Saturday, April 23 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Empire Strikes Back: Can you Handle the Truth?

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Our most popular panel returns!!! How confident are you in your music? How much do you want real feedback from people who have to work with music every day? Artists will submit their music and those submissions are reviewed PUBLICLY to the entire panel with brutally honest feedback from the panelists. Think of it like our version American Idol. Get the critique you crave from the experts. IF you can handle the truth!

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Biggie

Artist Manager, Good Fight Ent
Life is easy. I love my family. I work with my friends in a career I enjoy greatly. I believe in mental and physical discipline. I don't think I'm as serious as this summary is making me sound. Here is what I do: | | Partner at Good Fight Entertainment - managing the careers of artists. Personal roster: The Acacia Strain, Between The Buried And Me, Bless The Fall, Casey Bolles, Circa Survive, Every Time I Die, Anthony Green, Nails... Read More →
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Derek Brewer

Artist Manager, Outerloop Management
Derek Brewer is an artist manager for Outerloop Management. He is located in Los Angeles, CA. He has worked in the music business for the past 15 years handling several different clients coming from several different countries. His bands have sold several hundred thousands of albums worldwide. He has successfully overseen over 75 tours in his career that have taken place in six continents (still working on Antartica). His current clients... Read More →
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The International DJ Casper

Producer, Darkchild Entertainment
'Cas' (The International DJ Casper ), was born into a family full of liveliness and music. His passion for music began at the early age of 5 while watching his older brothers bring home the latest DJ equipment. At age thirteen, following in his older brothers' footsteps, Cas stepped into the local DJ scene. He began DJ'ing at neighborhood house parties known as “Dollar Parties”. It was here that DJ Casper's fan base started and... Read More →
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Christian McKnight

Promoter, Live Nation
Christian McKnight books shows. Christian McKnight has been booking shows since 15 and he is now 40, making that an insanely long time to book shows. | | McKnight started booking shows in his native Long Island, but expended over the bridges and tunnels into the big apple over 15 years ago ,where the majority of the shows he books now take place. | | Christian has been the talent buyer on multiple festivals as well including ( but not limited... Read More →
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Eric Osman

Artist Manager, Bands With Management
Eric Osman is the sole Artist Manager at his management company, Bands With Management, which he started in 2015. Eric manages Modern Baseball, Cayetana, Beach Slang, The Superweaks, and visual artist Perry Shall. Eric also co-owns an independent label, Lame-O Records, which he started in November of 2012. The label is home to The Superweaks, Thin Lips, Lithuania, Three Man Cannon, and Modern Baseball amongst others. 
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Holly Skiadis

Promotions Director, iHeartRadio
I cannot believe I have been in radio for over 20 years, 23 to be exact. To think, I was an intern at WRFY back in the early 90’s and worked my way up and down the east coast only to land nearly 20 miles from my hometown! I have worked for all the big companies and a select few small companies but, I truly believe in the power of iHeartRadio. Today the company serves billions of listeners through apps and regular “radio&rdquo... Read More →
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Terry "Tru" Sneed

Producer, Finagle Ent
“Tru Dat” is an American Grammy nominated record producer/songwriter currently signed to Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) under “Goooooooo!!! Music”, which consists of super producers Pop & Oak who are the masterminds behinds hits such as Nicki Minaj’s “Your Love”, Big Sean’s “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” and more recently Tory Lanez “Say it “ and Alessia... Read More →
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Ryan Soroka

Owner, The Soroka Agency
My passion for playing a role in the music scene started in the 7th grade when I began running local shows. As a means to be able to showcase the music I felt strongly about, I was able to foster a local music scene within my small suburban New Jersey town by renting out local music venues and firehalls to run shows. By the 9th grade, I was running a consistent series of shows per year and was able to bring in both regional and national touring... Read More →
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Eric Tobin

VP of Business Development / A&R, Hopeless Records
Eric Tobin is the Vice President of Business Development and A&R at Hopeless Records and Sub City Non Profit.  He began his tenure at Hopeless over ten years ago as the label's in-house booking agent, drawing on his experience of several years of touring as both tour manager and live sound technician. At Hopeless, Eric currently oversees three core business areas: domestic sales and business development, international strategy and... Read More →
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Kate Truscott

Sponsorship Strategy, 4Fini
Kate Truscott is one half of the dynamic duo that makes up the 4Fini Nashville office where sponsorship strategy is handled from introduction through activation. Kate works with clients to create and execute key programs that allow them to access all that the 4Fini properties have to offer including social media and digital integration, artist relations, onsite marketing, and management of all staff each summer on the Vans Warped Tour. Prior to... Read More →
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Chris Walters

Manager of Artist Relations, GHS Strings
For the past 9 years, Chris Walters has helmed the Assistant Manager of Artist Relations and Marketing postiion for GHS Strings & Rocktron. He determines which artist to work with and organizes marketing efforts for the company including tradeshows/events such as SXSW and NAMM. Currently he works with 100s of bands spanning a variety of genres including Country, Rock, Bluegrass, and Metal. Based in the Midwest, Chris continues to grow his... Read More →
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Mike Ziemer

Owner, Third String Productions / So What?! Festival
Mike Ziemer is the founder of Third String Productions, Third String Records, and Evolve Music Management. Over the past 12 years, Ziemer has made a name for himself through the growth of both his concert production business and his festival business. Ziemer’s flagship festival, So What?! Music Festival (formerly known as South By So What?!) entered it’s 9th year as a festival this year, taking place over a weekend in March in Dallas... Read More →


Saturday April 23, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Galactic Room (Lancaster County Convention Center - Vine Street Commons) 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603

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