Contributing Industry Pros

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Rick Barker

Rick Barker

I am a husband, father of two and am very blessed to have been able to make a career out of something I have loved for as long as I can remember “Music.” I am a Personal Manager, Marketing Consultant, Public Speaker, Teacher and now I can say Author living in Nashville Tennessee. I am fortunate to...

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Karl Braun

Karl Braun

Mr. Braun is a partner in Hall Booth Smith's Nashville office, where he specializes in various areas of litigation and transactional work. Beginning in early 1995, Mr. Braun’s litigation practice with HBS has continued to grow in both Georgia and Tennessee. Early on in his career with HBS, Mr. Braun...

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Peter Erickson

Peter Erickson

As a manager, you are responsible for upholding, communicating and modeling these principles to your staff. Your ability to translate these principles into daily behaviors will be a key factor in your long-term success and the success of your team. In addition to effective management, demonstrating...

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Scott Borchetta

Scott Borchetta

I GREW up in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California in the 1970s. My friends and I were into bicycle motocross, and into skateboarding in empty swimming pools. Those activities shaped my generation. My father was in record promotion in Los Angeles. He worked for Mercury Records, Capitol...

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David Hooper

David Hooper

I help entrepreneurs build an audience and become more influential. I write books. I host RED Podcast.

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Ralph J. Schulz, Jr

Ralph J. Schulz, Jr

Ralph Schulz was named president and CEO of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce in November 2006. In 2009, the Chamber was awarded the American Chamber of Commerce Executives’ Chamber of the Year award. Schulz served seven years as president and CEO of Adventure Science Center-Nashville. In 2001,...

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John Mullins

John Mullins

Senior Director, Writer/Publisher Relations Mullins began his music career working as a Promotions Rep for Columbia Records while obtaining his degree in Radio, TV and Film from the University of Texas in Austin. Mullins came to SESAC from Sony/ATV/ Music Publishing, where he worked closely with artists...

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Ron Cox

Ron Cox

Born in Ohio, Ron Cox has called Middle Tennessee home for over 30 years. He has nearly 25 years of banking experience and was part of the founding team of Avenue Bank. In his current role as Director of the bank’s Music & Entertainment team, he combines his banking experience with his passion for...

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Ronnie Brown

Ronnie Brown

In the music business Ronnie served as Vice President of Creative for Ten Ten Music Group, Inc 1998 - 2009. At Ten Ten he worked with award winning artists and songwriters Keith Urban, Harley Allen, Tia Sillers, Angela Kaset, Robert Ellis Orrall, Jon Robbin, Angaleena Presley, Odie Blackmon, Bobby Huff,...

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Doug Waterman

Doug Waterman

Doug Waterman was born and raised in Mobile, Ala., the historic Gulf Coast city that is home to the original Mardi Gras and also produced one of his favorite singer/songwriters, Jimmy Buffett. He grew up listening to the great Tin Pan Alley and Broadway songwriters with his dad, who whistled these timeless...

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Mike Molinar

Mike Molinar

Big Machine is one of the most successful and innovative labels in Nashville. When they needed someone to head the re-structured publishing division, Mike Molinar and his partner Martha Earls were a natural choice. At their most recent venture, Effusion Entertainment, one of their many accomplishments...

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