2017 Panelists

The panelists for TMC 2017!

Jim Chambers has been involved in all facets of the music business for 20 years. Jim’s career started in the mail room of Sky Records. Chambers worked in the mail room for 5 days before Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls (co-owner of Sky/Daemon) discovered he could actively speak “music biz.” More


Janette is the Director of Marketing for Symphonic Distribution, where she creates marketing campaigns and plans and coordinates strategic placements on brands such as Apple Music, Rhapsody, Spotify and more without having to subject them to steep marketing budgets.
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Courtney “Bear” Sills  has  helped  to  shape  the  Atlanta  music  industry  over  the  past 20   years   as   a   label   executive,   songwriter   and   manager.   More


Atlanta-based Best of Showcase

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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