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Saturday, April 19 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH? (AKA: The Empire Strikes Back)

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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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Chuck Andrews

Artist Manager, GOOD FIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
As a member of the management team at Good Fight Entertainment, Chuck Andrews manages the careers of artists such as AUGUST BURNS RED, BALANCE AND COMPUSRE, BEHEMOTH,CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEFEATER and more. In addition, Andrews also spent years of his life on the road tour managing bands... Read More →
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Vince Edwards

A&R / MARKETING, METAL BLADE RECORDS
Vince Edwards has been at Metal Blade since the summer of 2007. He serves as part of the publicity team, in addition to handling radio promotions. Over the course of the last few years, Vince has added social media, graphic design, video editing/directing, lyric video animation, plus... Read More →
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Kevin Lyman

Owner, THE VANS WARPED TOUR / ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL / 4 FINI, INC. + MORE
Kevin Lyman began his career booking bands for his university and as a roadie for then unknown acts such as the Untouchables, The Bangles and Bad Religion. After college, Lyman began working with Goldenvoice, as a promoter rep for seminal punk rock and metal bands such as The Germs... Read More →
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Mike Mowery

Co-Founder & CEO, OUTERLOOP MANAGEMENT
Mike Mowery is the President and Managing Partner of Outerloop Management. He began the company with Jeff Cohen in 2004. With Mike's extensive knowledge of the road and what it takes to make a band survive along his partner's legal background and extensive network, Outerloop... Read More →
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Randy Nichols

Manager, FORCE MEDIA MANAGEMENT / ATVENU / BANDSINTOWN
Randy Nichols has guided my artists to several Gold records and Grammy nominations. Overseen releases and sold out tours on six continents. His acts have seen a combined sales of over 3 million records and $10 million plus dollars in merchandise sales. He manages or has managed Bayside... Read More →
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Lou Plaia

Co-Founder, REVERBNATION
In 2006, Plaia co-founded ReverbNation, the leading provider of marketing & business tools for more than 3 million solo artists and bands worldwide. ReverbNation’s innovation is in developing technologies that integrate the wide array of distribution, marketing, and promotional... Read More →
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David Silbaugh

SUMMERFEST / BANSHEE MUSIC / GIBSON GUITARS
David is known as a talent buyer for Summerfest ("The World's Largest Music Festival") and fulfills entertainment relations and production supervisor duties in addition to producing the Emerging Artists Series for the festival. He is also an A&R Consultant for Banshee Music, an Entertainment... Read More →
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Carson Slovak

Co-Owner & Producer, ATRIUM AUDIO
Atrium Audio is boutique recording studio in Lancaster, PA, owned and operated by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland. Founded in 2007, the studio has become renowned for its consistent quality output and enjoyable workflow among regional and national bands alike. As a production team... Read More →
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Tony van Veen

CEO, AVL DIGITAL GROUP / DISC MAKERS / CD BABY
As CEO and president of AVL Digital Group, the parent company of Disc Makers and CD Baby, Tony van Veen has spent the past 25 years helping independent artists release, distribute, and promote their own music and movies. Disc Makers is the world leader in CD and DVD manufacturing... Read More →
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Greg Vegas

Artist Manager, INTERNATIONAL RESCUE ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
Brooklyn, NY based Greg Vegas’ 20+ years experience in distribution, marketing, artist and label management has made him a valuable partner for artists to navigate the US market. Greg’s company International Rescue Artist Development focuses on artist management and consulting... Read More →


Saturday April 19, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Lancaster County Convention Center - Freedom Hall 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603

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