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Thursday, September 18 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Power of Free

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This interactive session will feature web experts offering live critiques of musician websites submitted by members of the audience. They’ll look at the design, organization, content, and functionality of the sites. They’ll evaluate how the site fits with the artist’s overall online strategy. Our reviewers are extremely knowledgeable about best practices and deeply allergic to bad design. Reviews will be candid and thorough; don’t come with thin skin! The goal is for everyone to leave the room with tangible information on how to improve their websites.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 



A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Stevie Zea Escoto

Girlilla Marketing
Stevie Escoto has been kicking it around the digital marketing and music business space for eight years and joined Team Girlilla in 2009. She specializes in developing and implementing innovative digital marketing strategies for clients in both the brand and music spaces. She also... Read More →


Scott Aiges

Director of Programs, Marketing & Communications, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation
Scott Aiges is Director of Programs, Marketing & Communications for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation – the nonprofit that owns Jazz Fest. In that capacity he manages numerous programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment. Among his responsibilities... Read More →

Daniel Higbee

Secret Road
Daniel Higbee is the Head of Film/TV in the music licensing department of Secret Road, a boutique music services company in Los Angeles. Hailing from Kansas City, Higbee traded his midwest Triple A radio job for a position at the Los Angeles company Sugaroo!, pitching artists... Read More →
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Katy Kirby

Director of Marketing, Thirty Tigers
Katy Kirby is a community builder, early adopter of social media, music technology advocate, Nashville fan, art nerd, and creative instigator. As the Director of Marketing for the independent music marketing, distribution, and management company Thirty Tigers, she works on a daily... Read More →

Derek Webb

Derek Webb started his music career over 20 years ago as a founding member of the Texas-based folk/rock band Caedmon's Call. After 10 years, Derek left to pursue a solo career that quickly garnered him a reputation for being a provocative singer/songwriter, challenging the political... Read More →

Thursday September 18, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Room 300 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

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