Women Breaking Ground in Music
APRIL 5, 2019 / 3:00PM - 5:00PM
A powerful panel discussion in partnership with Pandora.
Women Sound Off and Pandora return for the variety panel, Women Breaking Ground in Music — featuring 5 exceptional women from vastly different backgrounds in the music industry. Soak up game from women who have paved the way and knocked down doors that were once closed. From talent buying and live music production to artist marketing and the corporate music grind, this discussion shows that not every success story is linear.
MEET THE PANELISTS
VP of A&R @ EMPIRE | @tina.davis
Tina works as Vice President of A&R at EMPIRE - Distribution | Recordings | Publishing and acts as President of Phase Too Inc., a full-service management company that is well known for launching the career of Grammy Award-winning, platinum-selling singer/songwriter/producer Chris Brown. Davis and Phase Too are currently working to usher in the next generation of quality talent.
Davis got her start during college with on-air stint with the syndicated show “Radioscope” and eventual promotion to operations manager for the L.A.-based program. She then continued onto the publishing end of the business as a creative assistant at Chrysalis Music Publishing. After a year at Chrysalis, Davis was recruited to become an A&R administrator at the West Coast office of revered hip-hop label Def Jam where she rose to the ranks of senior VP of A&R.
Davis is currently the VP of A&R at EMPIRE Distribution and Records and the Creator and Executive Producer of BET music competition Show The Next Big Thing.
Artist Manager | @_vang
As an editor, artist manager, and music lover, Evangeline Elder (a.k.a Vang) has taken on both sides of the music industry over the past six years. As the creator of All Angles (since 2016), a small indie multidisciplinary music agency, Evangeline decided to take a grassroots approach to her career and passions in the music industry early on. Focused on start-up momentum and breaking barriers for unsigned artists, she’s been able to strategize and help develop new artists on a national scale, whether she’s writing about them, organizing an event, or planning a roll-out. When it comes to her work ethic and business style, Evangeline believes in undeniable hard work, transparency at all times, and intuition. When it comes to life, she believes in positivity, living out-loud, and self-discovery as much as possible.
Vang currently works as a Sales and Marketing Manager at EMPIRE - Distribution | Recordings | Publishing and acts as Co-Founder & CEO of Women Sound Off (formerly known as Women in Music Festival).
Music Partnerships @ Instagram | @fadiakader
Fadia is a 14-year industry dot-connector, hands-on digital marketer and brand strategist with experience in talent/brand alignment, brand partnership, project management, product placement and event production. She has been accountable for leading the "big idea" from the development stages to execution at Instagram.
Partner @ BIZ 3 Publicity | @danamyerson
Dana works in press, management, consulting and more for musicians, comedians, athletes, chefs, celebrities and tech for. For 22 years Biz 3 Consulting has been breaking unknown artists and advancing the established with dynamic publicity campaigns spanning magazines, blogs, socials, TV, and brands. Dana has helped garner a strong reputation and repped a wide array of indie and major artists over the years, including Daft Punk, Skrillex, Migos, Run The Jewels, J. Cole, Jorja Smith, Justin Bieber, Diplo, Lauryn Hill, Sampha, Miguel, and A$AP Rocky.
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