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Music Directors Panel: The Minds Behind The Show

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Ballroom A
Moderator: Joel Baskin
The Grammy’s, SNL, The Tonight Show, and worldwide tours. They are what every artist, manager, agent and record label dream of for their artists. But how do you get ready for the big show when it’s finally time for their shot?
Late at night, on airplanes, on tour buses, in front of laptops, and at rehearsal studios, the backing musicians for any artist are hard at work. But who helps decide the song arrangements to bring their music to life? Who helps hire the band, assist with transitions, and create special moments on tv and on stage?
How do they do it? How do you become a music director? What do they actually do during a typical album cycle? How are they hired? How do they interact with labels, management, collaborators and television producers?
Welcome to the inside world of the musical director. No challenge is too great, no timeline too difficult, no collaboration too complicated. It’s the music directors job to have it all make sense, sound great, look great, and do all that they can to bring the artists vision to life.
Join three of the most successful music directors currently in the game for a roundtable discussion where they share their tips of the trade!
Join three of the most successful music directors currently in the game, Dan Kanter (Justin Bieber, Julia Michaels), Zubin Thakkar (Shawn Mendes) and Karina DePiano (Miley Cyrus / Fifth Harmony) for a roundtable discussion where they share their tips of the trade!
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