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Koger Center for the Arts

Women in Music Industries Seminar


Women in Music Industries Seminar
Friday, March 31, 2023 • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


University of South Carolina Music Industry Studies present the Women in Music Industries seminar. Women in Music Industries mission is to create pathways, visibility and connections for women and diversity in the industry.
Each panel will focus on a different aspect of the industry to give students exclusive industry insights, advice, mentorship and networking opportunities. The seminar will focus on round table discussions, Q&A’s and networking with industry professionals in artist relations, touring, production, marketing, promoting and performing. The seminar will be at the Koger Center for the Arts (Grand Tier and Gallery) on Friday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The seminar is free for all college students.

Panel Sessions on Grand Tier Lobby 

9 a.m. - 10 am. Musical Instruments and Retail 
with Jenny Mann, Tracey Leenman and Julie Robbins 

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Songwriting and Demos 
with Charity Daw and Tasha Cobbs Leonard 

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Recording, Mixing & Mastering 
with Piper Payne and Raelynn Janicke 

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.  Marketing Artists and Branding 
with Grace Powlas and Jenny Reader 

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  Artists and Relations  
with Jenny Mann, Connie Manley, Payton Orlando and Nicole Moore 

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Music Industry Leadership 
with Julie Robbins, Jenny Reader and Tracey Leenman 

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Live Production  
with Connie Manley, Payton Orlando, Monique, Grace Powlas and Nicole Moore 


Learning Sessions in Gallery 

9:30 a.m.  Community Outreach and Fan Engagement(Virtual) 
with Jamie Bilotti, Lisarose Ryan, Carmela D’Arienzo and Kristina London 

10:30 a.m.  Women and LGBTQ Advocacy with Hilary Jones (Virtual) 
with Hilary Jones 

11:30 a.m.  IP & Copyright (Virtual) 
with Daphne Benford 

12:30 p.m.  Getting Started in the Industry 
with Raelynn Janicke, Piper Payne, Payton Orlando and Monique Runnels 

3:00 p.m.  Establishing and Branding 
with Jenny Reader and Charity Daw