2017 Panelists

The panelists for TMC 2017!

Courtney “Bear” Sills  has  helped  to  shape  the  Atlanta  music  industry  over  the  past 20   years   as   a   label   executive,   songwriter   and   manager.   A   native   of   Atlanta’s Southside,  Sills got his start in the early 90s as  a barber to a celebrity clientele that included Boyz II Men, Will Smith, Busta Rhymes and ABC (Another Bad Creation).
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David Claassen is the Director, Writer/Publisher Relations for BMI Atlanta, GA. In his position, Claassen is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with BMI songwriters and music publishers in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast region.
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Believing that immersion in an industry is the only way to master it, Davey has dedicated her career as an attorney to entertainment and intellectual property law concerns.
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Born and raised in Panama City, FL. and now residing in Atlanta, BLIZM is the founder of CHAINLESS ENTERTAINMENT, established in 1999 and Program Director of K-100 Radio, established in 2012.
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Tim James is an Award-Winning Songwriter, Artist, Performer and Speaker. He’s taught at the Nebraska Radio Songwriters Class, the Los Angeles branch of the Nashville Songwriters Association, and much more.
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Elizabeth Neff is an accomplished business professional with 20 years of progressive experience as a marketing communications practitioner in the music and entertainment industry.
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Ray Roa is the music editor at Creative Loafing Tampa. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The Daily Beast.
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