Industry professionals were invited to gather along with Belmont students for the 3rd Annual Best Job Ever Conference this past Saturday in Inman. Hosted by Student Leadership Council (SLC), this conference focuses on the future of the Entertainment and Music Business as well as current issues affecting the job market and evolving job opportunities. Expert industry professionals from all areas of the Entertainment and Music Business shared their experiences and introduced attendees to the diverse careers in their respected fields. The conference provides attendees networking opportunity with top professionals, who can answer questions about what to expect from jobs in the industry. SLC set a goal of attendance at 130 participants and passes sold out. Staff advisors for this event were Hanna Easley and Tish Stewart.
A few of this year’s panels included: Beth Laird, BMI; Daniel Tashian, artist/songwriter for Big Yellow Dog Music; Natalie Hemby, songwriter for Carnival Music; Luke Laird, songwriter for Universal Music Publishing; and Carla Wallace, partner in Big Yellow Dog Music; Ed Nash, Ed Nash and Associates; Suzzane Skinner, President of the Skinner Group; Ky Choi, AEG Live; Sarah Baer, 4fini; Heather Hannahan, George P. Johnson; and Niki Tyree, George P. Johnson.