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Belmont’s Eric Holt Included in Leadership Music’s Historic 30th Class

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Eric Holt HeadshotAssistant Professor of Music Business Eric Holt was recently named as one of Leadership Music’s historic 30th Class of 2019, among 44 other industry leaders from across the country. Founded in 1989 by 12 music industry alumni of Leadership Nashville, the national program has since graduated nearly 1,200 leaders.

Designed to create a forum for recognized music industry leaders to learn as they deep-dive into almost every segment of the music business, the program invites participants to identify and explore issues currently affecting the music industry.

“Personally, being selected for inclusion in Leadership Music Class of 2003 was a life-changing experience,” CAA’s Jeff Gregg and co-chair of the Selection Committee said. “These 45 leaders selected for the Class of 2019 are embarking on one of the most significant journeys of their career. As a member of the committee, I know I speak on behalf of those that served, we don’t take the responsibility lightly.  Choosing the class from the more than 300 qualified candidates who applied is done with great deliberation and thought.”

Participants will attend an orientation and alumni welcome reception in September and a two-day Opening Retreat in October, followed by six all-day sessions once a month ending in May with graduation at a two-day Closing Retreat.

The 45 Members of the Class of 2019 include:

  • Austen Adams, Attorney, Dickinson Wright
  • Miles Adcox, CEO/Owner, Onsite
  • Joseph Atamian, Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency
  • Greg Barnes, General Counsel, Digital Music Association (Washington, DC)
  • Michael McAnally Baum, President, Smack Songs
  • Drew Burchfield, Co-Founder, Aloompa
  • Anna Bonny Chauvet, Assistant General Counsel, U. S. Copyright Office (Washington, DC)
  • Jarrod Cooper, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, ONErpm
  • Kevin Dalton, Business Manager, Wiles + Taylor
  • Scott Day, Chief Technology Officer, SoundExchange (Washington, DC)
  • Mehmet Dede, Talent Buyer, Drom NYC/Assistant Professor, The Hartt School (New York City, NY)
  • Nick Di Fruscia, Vice President, Awards & Membership, ACM (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Ryan Dokke, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Curb/Word Entertainment
  • Beville Dunkerley, Head of Nashville Artist Marketing & Industry Relations,  Pandora
  • Serona Elton, Associate Professor/Chair, Music Media & Industry Department, Frost School of Music, University of Miami (Miami, FL)
  • Jessica Frost, Executive Director, Industry Relations, BMI
  • Scott Gerow, Producer/Songwriter/Composer, Battery Lane Music
  • Tim Godwin, Director, Artist & Entertainment Relations, Taylor Guitar (El Cajon, CA)
  • Tony Grotticelli, Vice President, Digital Marketing, UMG
  • Chuck Harmony, Artist/CEO, Weirdo Workshop
  • Debra Herman, Head of Music Partnerships, Shazam (New York, NY)
  • Eric Holt, Assistant Professor, Belmont University/Partner, Lovenoise
  • Leigh Holt, Co-Owner/Manager, Redjett Management
  • Jackie Jones, Director, Music & Talent, CMT
  • Meredith Jones, Agent, CAA
  • Gina Keltner, Director, Talent Scheduling & Logistics, Grand Ole Opry
  • Jay Knowles, Songwriter/CEO WhaleFarm
  • Garrett Levin, Deputy General Counsel, IP Law & Policy, National Association of Broadcasters (Washington, DC)
  • Taylor Lindsey, Vice President, A&R, Sony Music Nashville
  • Chappel McCollister, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Sandbox Entertainment
  • Marie Miscia, Promotion Director, WKDF/WSM-FM, Cumulus Nashville
  • Paul Moak, Producer/Studio Owner, The Smoakstack
  • Jessica Nicholson, Managing Editor, Music Row
  • Nathan Nicholson, Head of Creative, Thirty Tigers
  • Ashleigh Overly, Managing Director, Sports & Entertainment, SunTrust Bank
  • Mike Rittberg, Chief Marketing Operator, BMLG
  • Lindsay Rothschild, Songwriter & Publisher Relations, Lead North America, YouTube (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Chad Schulz, Vice President, Radio & Streaming, Warner Music Nashville
  • Karen Silhol, Executive Vice President, Finance & Administration, RIAA (Washington, DC)
  • Brandi Simms, Senior Director, Awards & Industry Relations, CMA
  • Lauren Spahn, Attorney, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton LLP
  • Jessica Tomasin, Manager, Echo Mountain (Asheville, NC)
  • Nate Towne, Agent, WME
  • Christy Walker-Watkins, President/Co-Owner, AristoMedia Group
  • Garry Wall, President/Founder, Sparknet Communications

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